If you’re cycling the Stelvio pass, then stay in the area and tackle these two epic Italian road cycling climbs during your stay. Both the Gavia and the Mortirolo Passes are full of history and pain, being well known within the Giro. Yes, this is a tough ride, but it will reward you with epic views and a feeling of ultimate cycling satisfaction.
This classic road cycling route in the Italian mountains begins at Bormeo, which we think is the ideal base for road cycling in the area, allowing you to park up safely and have suitable refreshments on hand when you finish. If you’re looking for a great base for a road cycling trip to Italy, then Bormeo should be top of the list.
Photo by Jens Herrndorff on Unsplash
Distance & Ascent: 112km & 4224 metres
Refreshments: Ponte Di Legno is a useful stop midway, then the Rifugio Bonetta is described as a ‘cyclist oasis’ at the top of the Gavia. Bormeo also has great options.
Click below for GPX file