TIETZ TOUR 2024

TIETZ TOUR 2024

ITALY

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02 - 08 Sep 2024

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Challenging

Approx. AU$6,447

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GBP£3,344

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USD$4,136

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€3,750.00

START LOCATION

Bellagio

END LOCATION

Bormio

DAYS

7

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

65KM | 40MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1650M | 5400FT

PuntoTours offers you a seven day cycling tour that is a fantastic combination of Italian lakeside riding, and the challenge of legendary climbs in the Italian Alps.

The tour begins in beautiful Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como. We’ll do two days of scenic riding, including the Ghisallo of Giro di Lombardia fame. A rest day with a ferry ride to Como where you can explore the old centre, visit the Duomo and savour gelato as the world goes by.

Then tick off a few of the all-time legendary ascents from our second base in the alpine village of Bormio. Passo dello Stelvio, Passo di Gavia and Cancano are all favourites of the Giro d’Italia.

Such feats earn themselves the pleasure of delicious, local food and exceptional wines in which Italy excels.

All meals, luxe accommodation and on-road snacks included. Our hard working, professional guides will support you all the way.

Join us for this spectacular Italian tour.

PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR
CONFIRMED DEPARTURE | 2 PLACES REMAINING!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | ALL MEALS | EXPERT GUIDES | VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GPS LOAN DEVICE | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING JERSEY, BIB-KNICKS, SOCKS | DAYPACK, WATER BOTTLES | KIT LAUNDRY SERVICE | ONE GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFER ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL MALPENSA, MILAN DEPARTURE MALPENSA, MILAN

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €3,750.00 | SINGLE ROOM €4,350.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE MON 2 SEP | TRANSFER AND WELCOME

Our first day commences at 9:00am with a group airport transfer from Malpensa airport to Bellagio. On arrival and once settled into our lovely hotel, there will be a light, delicious Welcome lunch and Tour Introduction. After lunch we’ll check the bikes and head out on a short, shake-out ride around the lake. Welcome to Lake Como!
DISTANCE | 50KM | 31MI
ELEVATION | 800M | 2600FT

DAY TWO TUE 3 SEP | GHISALLO LOOP

Gorgeous ride up to Ghisallo, traditional inclusion in the race of the ‘falling leaves’, the Giro di Lombardia. The climb arrives at the tiny Madonna del Ghisallo chapel, patron saint of cyclists and the very interesting cycling museum. The route loops round to Sormano before a brilliant descent back to the lake and Bellagio.
DISTANCE | 54KM | 33MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 3600FT

DAY THREE WED 4 SEP | REST DAY

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before catching the ferry down the lake to Como. It is from the water that you really can appreciate the beauty of this glacial lake. We will wander through the old centre of Como. Option of guided tour of the Duomo and funicular ride to Como panorama.

DAY FOUR THU 5 SEP | BELLAGIO TO BORMIO

We leave the sparkling lake behind with a morning transfer by van to Sondrio. From there, we ride to Bormio, riding the panoramica route of the Valtellina with gentle elevation gain. Spin the legs and admire the apple orchards, and photogenic rows of vineyards clinging to the valley slopes. The Alps rise ahead of you as we arrive in Bormio. Simply magnificent!
DISTANCE | 70KM | 42MI
ELEVATION | 1650M | 5400FT

DAY FIVE FRI 6 SEP | PASSO DI GAVIA

A great introduction to riding in the Italian Alps. In the morning we’ll ride one of the most striking scenic climbs to Passo di Gavia and the tranquil lake at the summit. The road winds through forest in the lower slopes before emerging into an almost lunar like landscape. The descent back to Bormio is technical to begin, and thrilling to finish!
DISTANCE | 50KM | 31MI
ELEVATION | 1500M | 4900FT

In the afternoon, there is the option of nailing one of two other bucket list climbs – Bormio 2000 or Cancano.

DAY SIX SAT 7 SEP | STELVIO LOOP

A truly magnificent loop, with the challenge of riding all three sides of the Stelvio. Pace yourself up the ‘easier’ side from Bormio, and then slalom down the Umbrail Pass into Switzerland. A scenic, warp speed downhill to Glorenza, before we commence the deceptively, gentle start to this long legendary ascent. The bubbling stream and alpine pastures soon give way to the 48 hairpins that lead inexorably to the summit. Swoop back down to Bormio and soak in the thermal baths of this spa town.
DISTANCE | 102KM | 63MI
ELEVATION | 3200M | 10500FT
Optional Shorter versions available.

DAY SEVEN SUN 8 SEP | GOODBYE

Morning transfer to Malpensa Airport, a journey of around 4.5 hours. We will arrive around lunch time, so plan departing flights from mid-afternoon onwards.
Farewell, until next time.
Ride safe Puntos!

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | BIKE CASE TRANSFERS | SOFT DRINKS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | COFFEE STOPS | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

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