Sports tours international takes you to one of the premier Italian cyclo sportives, Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini.
The Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most brutal yet beautiful climbs in the world: they echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi, Marco Pantani and many more. The Granfondo Stelvio Santini will allow you to test yourself against these legendarily tough climbs and follow in the pedal strokes of some of the greatest icons cycling has ever known.
The 2017 Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini takes place on Sunday June 11th in and around the town of Bormio. The start and registration are in Bormio and the finish is on top of the fearsome Passo Stelvio.
There are three routes on offer – short (60km), medium (137.9 km) and long (151.3 km). Riders will each receive a Granfondo Stelvio Santini cycling jersey – made in Italy by Santini Maglificio Sportivo – as part of their race pack. If you conquer the Stelvio and complete the Granfondo, you will also receive an exclusive ‘finishers only’ ImadelT cap!
Now available is the 2017 Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini. We are pleased to offer all 3 distances including the long distance of 151km with over 4000m of climbing. Please note that to be able to register for the long distance you either need a race licence or you need to provide a medical certificate.
A time efficient 3 night package
Airport transfers from both Milan Malpensa and Bergamo
Guaranteed entry available to the Granfondo Stelvio
Centrally located Bormio hotel with secure bike storage
Guided ride to the Gavia on Saturday with our bike guides
Welcome on the top of the Stelvio with drinks and snacks
Day bag at finish with change of clothes
Option to take minibus back to Bormio from the Stelvio after the event
Now also available: Door to Door Overland Bike Transport from the UK at £175 per bike – Book before January 31st for a 10% early booking discount, with an extra £10 off if booked alongside our travel packages.
Hotel Nevada Bormio 3***
3 star Hotel Nevada offers free Wi-Fi and free wellness facilities and the hotel is at just a 5 minute walk from Bormio town centre. The Nevada’s restaurant serves regional and typical Italian dishes.
Guests can relax in the lounge area while looking onto the extensive gardens. There is also a terrace where you can enjoy your evening meal or a barbecue in the summer months. There is also an on-site gym and wellness centre which can be used free of charge.
Most of Hotel Nevada’s rooms have a balcony with mountain views. All are equipped with TV, minibar and private bathrooms, some with a spa bath.
Bormio is an excellent base for for road cyclists. The surrounding area of Bormio and the Stelvio National Park has a wealth of roads available for your GPS.
The Nevada Hotel as part of Bike Hotel Bormio offers special services for his clients on two wheels:
Covered and safe storage for bikes
Small corner for bike repairs
Laundry service for sportswear
Sports Massage in our leisure facilities at discounted prices
Shuttle transportation in any required place
Early breakfast at the times required
Maps of the area and road book at your disposal
10% discount for bike hire in shops
Wellness center with sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath to relax back from cycling
Private parking in front of hotel
Fitness center and gym
Internet WI FI throughout the hotel
TV big screen
Reservation Bagni Vecchi and Bagni Nuovi with 10% reduction
Planned itinerary for the 2017 event:
Friday June 9th – Arrival day
Join us directly at our hotel in Bormio or book onto our Milan Malpensa or Bergamo airport transfers. We are operating these transfers with 2 different transfer vehicles. We will be operating one transfer at 15.00 with an expected journey time of 3.30 hours so we will arrive in Bormio early evening in time for an Apertivo at the hotel before the evening meal.
Our mechanic will assist you on arrival with unpacking and setting up your bike. There is a bike room available at the hotel.
We will spend 3 nights at the 3 star Hotel Nevada in Bormio with breakfast and evening meals included. The hotel is excellently located in the centre of Bormio, close to both race registration and race start.
Saturday June 10th – registration day and guided ride
Today you will need to visit the race expo, to collect you bib number and race pack. Don’t forget to bring your medical certificate or your race license. Today is free for enjoying the town of Bormio, enjoying the hotel wellness facility and getting ready for tomorrow’s Gran Fondo.
We will today also offer a guided ride to the Gavia to discover some of the course.
Official race briefing....
WHEN: SATURDAY 4th June, 5:30pm WHERE: Palazzo del Ghiaccio – Villaggio STELVIO SANTINI, Bormio
INTRODUCTION TO THE RACE AND THE THREE ROUTES PLUS USEFUL INFO AND ADVICE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS, LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL DELICACIES AND WINE
Sunday June 11th - The 2017 Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini
After an early breakfast we will ride the short distance to the start. In 2016 the race started at 07.30am from the centre of Bormio with the following schedule:
GranFondo Stelvio Santini start: 07.00am
Time limit in Bormio (before the start of the Stelvio climb): 14.15pm
Award Ceremony: 16.00pm
Race day bag service:
The finish of the race is at the top of the Stelvio. It can be very cold at this time of year and even colder on the descent. It is strongly recommended that participants bring a full set of winter cycling clothing – warm jacket, bib-tights, warm gloves and overshoes. You can put these items in your clothing bag, along with any other articles you may need. This bag will be supplied when you register together with a race number sticker that you will have to attach to the bag. The clothing bags will be collected at the start and transported to the finish where they will be safely stored until your arrival.
After the ride, there will be the Pasta Party back in Bormio and the prize giving ceremony at 16:00.
Evening meal is provided in the hotel tonight.
Monday June 12th:
After breakfast we leave Bormio. If you have booked the airport transfer service, please book flights after 13:30 from Milan Malpensa airport.
Door to Door Overland Bike Transport from the UK at £175 per bike – Book before January 31st for a 10% early booking discount – More information
We offer airport transfers from both Milan Malpensa and from Bergamo airports on arrival at 15.00 so please give book your flight to arrive before this time. Please send us us your flight details in advance. On departure we will leave Bormio at 08.00 for flights after 13.30 to allow for the 3.5hr transfer and the check in time.
HOW TO BOOK: Sorry, bookings for this event are now closed
To take part in the 2017 Gran Fondo Stelvio you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date. For an example copy of the kind of form have a look here, Medical certificate example cycling. Alternatively our partners offer online medical certification.
PLEASE NOTE, AT REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A DOCTOR’S NOTE STATING THERE ARE NO KNOWN MEDICAL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT COMPETE. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL MEAN YOU NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE GF STELVIO.
Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.
General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page: https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports. General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Click here for the latest travel advice for Italy, and click here for useful ‘know before you go’ information also from the FCO. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.