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Trans-Lombardy Challenge

 
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Duration
8 days / 7 nights

2016 Trip dates
September 11 › 18

Start location
Milan Malpensa Airport

Ending location
Milan Malpensa Airport

Rental Bikes Available
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Price per person
$3,895 (double occupancy)
Single supplement: $600

Non-rider price
20% Discount (double occupancy)

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Live it up in Lombardy! Join us this September, as we ride across this famed cycling terrain, from the iconic Passo Stelvio to beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como.

And in true Thomson style, we'll ride a few famous climbs along the way: get ready to conquer both sides of the Passo Stelvio, the Passo Gavia and the infamous Passo Mortirolo. Also included in our itinerary are the 18km Passo San Marco and the 20km Passo Vivione, two of the most impressive climbs in Italy.

The trip concludes with a visit to the Madonna del Ghisallo cycling chapel/museum and a ride up the notorious Muro di Sormano. A final farewell dinner in Bellagio will bring an end to an extraordinary week of riding and bike culture in Lombardy.

Trip Highlights

  • Stelvio & Gavia - ride both sides of these iconic climbs
  • Ride one of the most famous loops in Italy over the Passo Gavia and the Passo Mortirolo!
  • Passo Vivione - one of the most beautiful climbs in Italy!
  • Madonna del Ghisallo - visit Italy's most famous cycling chapel and musuem
  • Muro di Sormano - climb the "WALL", made famous by the Giro di Lombardia
  • Impressive list of must-ride climbs including Stelvio (2 sides), Gavia (2 sides), Mortirolo, Vivione, San Marco, Zambla, Ghisallo, Sormano. Click here for the full list of climbs.
  • Over 50,000ft of climbing in 7 days!
  • As always, the top support in the industry!

Trip Profile


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The Rides

Day Route Summary
Ride Distance
Elevation Gain
1

Bormio › Lago di Cancano › Bormio

28km
18 miles
882m
2,894 ft
2

Bormio › Passo Stelvio Passo Umbrail Passo Stelvio › Bormio

100km
62 miles
3,227m
10,587 ft
3

Bormio › Passo MortiroloPasso Gavia › Bormio

114km
71 miles
3,257m
10,686 ft
4

Bormio › Passo Gavia Passo VivionePasso Presolana › Castione della Presolana

127km
79 miles
3,556m
11,667 ft
5

Castione della Presolana › Passo Zambla › San Pellegrino Terme

58km
36 miles
1,129m
3,704 ft
6

San Pellegrino Terme › Passo San Marco › Varenna › (Ferry to Bellagio)

104km
65 miles
2,451m
8,041 ft
7

Bellagio › Passo GhisalloMuro di Sormano › Bellagio

50km
31 miles
1,412m
4,633 ft
TOTAL:
581km
361 miles
15,914m
53,140 ft


The Climbs

In just 1 week conquer many of the legendary climbs in Lombardy! Here is the list of climbs included in our itinerary (sorted by Difficulty Index):

Climb
Length
Elevation Gain
Average
Grade
Profile
(m/km)
Difficulty
Index
Passo Mortirolo
12.4km
7.7 miles
1,300m
4,265 ft
10.5%
142
Passo Stelvio (from Prato)
24.3km
15.1 miles
1,808m
5,932 ft
7.4%
141
Passo San Marco
18.2km
11.3 miles
1,429m
4,688 ft
7.9%
117
Passo Stelvio (from Bormio)
21.5km
13.4 miles
1,533m
5,030 ft
7.1%
114
Passo Gavia (from P. di Legno)
17.3km
10.7 miles
1,363m
4,472 ft
7.9%
114
Passo Gavia (from Bormio)
25.6km
15.9 miles
1,404m
4,606 ft
5.5%
98
Passo Vivione
20km
12.4 miles
1,328m
4,357 ft
6.6%
96
Passo Zambla
14.1km
8.8 miles
816m
2,677 ft
5.8%
55
Muro di Sormano
2km
1.2 miles
304m
997 ft
15.2%
50
Passo della Presolana
7.9km
4.9 miles
548m
1,798 ft
5.4%
47
Passo del Ghisallo
10.6km
6.6 miles
552m
1,811 ft
5.2%
46
Lago di Cancano
8.2km
5.1 miles
566m
1,857 ft
6.9%
39

 

Top Support in the Industry

Throughout the trip you can relax and enjoy the rides knowing that you have the best Support Team in the industry right behind you all the way!

1 Support Van and 1 experienced TBT ride leader for every 10 guests. And the highest staff to guest ratio....1 staff member per 3 to 4 guests!

What's Included

  • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All breakfasts
  • All but 1 dinner
  • Lunch on the first day
  • Pick-up at Milan Malpensa Airport
  • Drop-off at Milan Malpensa Airport
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage transfer
  • Services of our expert guides
  • Support vehicles
  • Thomson Bike Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities

Bike Rental

The Bianchi Infinito CV is available for rent on all our trips. Click here for full details of our rental bike program.