Ruta Negra Italia

Ruta Negra Italia

La Ruta Negra Italia: an EPIC route across the Italian Alps. Hardcore riders ONLY!

An audacious trip concept that will test the most hardcore cyclists. The Ruta Negra Italia follows a sensational, masterfully-designed route that conquers the toughest climbs in the Italian Alps.

Overview

Details

Next Departure

June 5th 2021

Price

USD $5,995

Duration

15 days / 14 nights

Non-Rider Friendly

No ?

Rental Bike

USD $500

Ride Program

Total Distance

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Daily Av. Distance

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Overview

Memorable stages of the Giro d’Italia featuring heroic rides over snow-covered Alpine passes are ingrained in the minds of cycling fans worldwide. Challenge yourself on the same legendary terrain in La Ruta Negra Italia.

We’ve designed a unique and daring ride featuring many of the Italian icons as well as lots of equally impressive lesser-known climbs. Over the 2 weeks you’ll ride legendary climbs like the Monte Zoncolan, Passo Stelvio, Passo Gavia, the Mortirolo, the Passo Giau and the Colle delle Finestre with it’s unique final 8km (5 miles) on gravel. Our intimate knowledge of the region also allows us to include a number of sensational, lesser-known climbs that easily match their more famous counterparts, such as Monte Crostis, Colle della Fauniera, Passo Vivione and Monte Padrio.

Covering a distance of 1,700km and with over 48,000m total elevation (1,000 miles and 158,000ft), this unique trip concept is designed to challenge even the most hardcore rider.


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This was my fifth Thomson trip. The quality of the staff, the support, the transport and hotel logistics and, of course, the cycling is what ...

David Craig, New Zealand — 2018

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Do not take this trip lightly. It is very, very hard even if you are a great cyclist. However, you will get everything you've paid ...

Dmitry Livdan, USA — 2017

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Well organized schedule that ran like clockwork Adaptive when things did not go as planned Humble and approachable Heaps of stories and they will tell ...

Paul Hayden, Australia — 2017

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Itinerary

Day Description Distance Elevation Hotel
01 Buongiorno! Castello Rosso
02 Piemonte icons: Fauniera & Sampeyre Castello Rosso
03 Vive La France! Hotel Ca Fiore
04 Gravel Finish on the Colle delle Finestre Hotel Ca Fiore
05 Lombardy legends: Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano Hotel Il Perlo
06 Passo San Marco Milano Alpen Resort
07 Passo Vivione and Monte Padrio Hotel Baita dei Pini
08 Giro legendary climbs: Mortirolo and Gavia Hotel Baita dei Pini
09 Passo Stelvio x 2! Hotel Eberle
10 Passo Manghen Hotel Doriguzzi
11 "Fare il Grappa" x 2! Hotel Doriguzzi
12 Into the Dolomites Hotel Savoia
13 Quintessential Dolomites Hotel La Perla
14 The Grand Finale: Monte Zoncolan! Hotel La Perla
15 Arrivederci!
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Itinerary Detail

Day 1

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Buongiorno!

Your trip starts at Turin Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel in Piedmont.

After lunch, orientation meeting and bike build-up, you’ll head out for your first ride in Piedmont, over the Cat.1 Colle di Valmala.

Day 2

Distance

Elevation


Piemonte icons: Fauniera & Sampeyre

We kick off the trip for real with a huge 148km (91 miles) ride and almost 4000m (13,100ft) of elevation gain.

First up is one of the Top 10 most spectacular climbs in Europe – the Colle della Fauniera. It’s also a beast of a climb with a total gain of 1662m (5,450ft) over 21km (13 miles), putting it up there with the Passo Stelvio. From the Fauniera enjoy the descent to Stroppo where we start the next HC climb of the day – the 18km (11 miles) Colle di Sampeyre!

Day 3

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Vive La France!

Your route today takes you over the border into France where you’ll tackle Tour de France favorite, the Col d’Izoard. Before the Izoard you have the small task of climbing the mighty Colle dell’Agnello which takes us up to the French border at 2700m (8,900ft).

Your final climb of the day is the short, but really impressive, Col de L’Echelle which sees you say “au revoir” to France as you drop down into Italy and our hotel in Bardonecchia.

Map & Profile

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Climbs

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Climbs

Category Climb Day Difficulty Length Ele. Gain Av. Grade
1 Colle di Valmala (from Molino della Valle) 01 87 7.3%
HC Colle della Fauniera (from Pradleves) 02 160 7.8%
HC Colle di Sampeyre (from Stroppo) 02 143 7.9%
HC Colle dell’ Agnello (from Sampeyre) 03 125 5.7%
HC Col d’Izoard (from South) 03 105 7.3%
3 Col de L’Echelle (from Plampinet) 03 35 5%
HC Colle delle Finestre (from Susa) 04 192 9.1%
2 Muro di Sormano (from Sormano) 05 93 14.1%
2 Passo Ghisallo (from Bellagio) 05 54 5.9%
HC Passo San Marco (from Morbegno) 06 152 6.9%
2 Passo di Zucca Trinita (from San Giovanni Bianco) 06 65 6.5%
2 Passo di Zambla (from Valpiana) 06 34 4.2%
3 Passo della Presolana (from Hotel Milano Alpen Resort) 07 48 6.9%
HC Passo Vivione (from Malonno) 07 122 6.9%
2 Via Zazza (from Malonno) 07 79 9.9%
HC Monte Padrio (from Megno) 07 130 9.9%
HC Passo Mortirolo (from Mazzo di Valtellina) 08 187 10.9%
HC Passo Gavia (from Ponte di Legno) 08 140 8%
HC Passo Stelvio (from Bormio) 09 143 7.3%
HC Passo Stelvio (from Prato allo Stelvio) 09 167 7.4%
HC Obergummer (from Blumau) 10 118 8.3%
1 Passo Lavaze (from Ponte Nova) 10 100 7.5%
HC Passo Manghen (from Molina) 10 123 7.6%
HC Monte Grappa (from Semonzo) 11 159 8.2%
HC Monte Grappa (from Seren del Grappa) 11 111 5.6%
HC Passo Fedaia (from Caprile) 12 130 8.5%
1 Passo Pordoi (from Canazei) 12 79 6.6%
HC Passo Giau (from Selva di Cadore) 13 120 9.2%
2 Passo Tre Croci (from Cortina d’Ampezzo) 13 71 7.3%
2 Passo San Antonio (from Auronzo) 13 79 7.6%
HC Monte Zoncolan (from Ovaro) 14 193 12.1%
HC Monte Crostis (from Mieli) 14 182 10.1%
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Dates & Prices

Date Booking Status Availability Price / Per Person Single Supplement Non-rider Discount
2021
Jun 5 - Jun 19
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    Trip Hotels

    Castello Rosso

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    Hotel Ca Fiore

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    Hotel Il Perlo

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    Milano Alpen Resort

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    Hotel Baita dei Pini

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    Hotel Eberle

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    Hotel Doriguzzi

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    Hotel Savoia

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    Hotel La Perla

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 15 days / 14 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All but 2 dinners
    • 2 sit-down lunches (Day 1 & Day 5)
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up at Turin Airport
    • Drop-off at Venice Marco Polo Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 15 days / 14 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All but 2 dinners
    • 2 sit-down lunches (Day 1 & Day 5)
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick-up at Turin Airport
    • Drop-off at Venice Marco Polo Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Travel details - airport departures

    Travel Details

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Meeting Time

    Turin Airport

    9:00am

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    Jet Hotel Turin Caselle Airport

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    9:00am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Arrival Time

    Venice Marco Polo Airport

    10:00am


    Rental Bikes

    Made by hand in Italy, the Basso Bikes Diamante is exactly what a fine, authentic, Italian road bike should be. The classic lines, flawless geometry and rounded tube shapes offer performance and ultimate versatility.

    Frame

    Basso Diamante

    Groupset

    Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 (Electronic Shifting)

    Weight

    8kg (size 53)

    Wheels

    Microtech MR38 Disc Carbon Clincher

    Chainrings

    50x34

    Cassette

    11-32

    Sizes

    45, 48, 51, 53, 56, 58, 61

    Price

    USD $500

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    Basso Bikes Diamante Opal White with Disc brakes


    Ruta Negra Italia

    An EPIC route across the Italian Alps that will test the most hardcore cyclist!


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