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|Arrival Day Cison di Valmarino|
|Day 1 Cison Di Valmarino - Belluno||111 KM||2,950 M|
|Day 2 Belluno - Corvara||125 KM||4,600 M|
|Day 3 Corvara - Merano||113 KM||1,500 M|
|Day 4 Merano - Bormio||97 KM||2,500 M|
|Day 5 Bormio - Castione Della Presolana||124 KM||3,266 M|
|Day 6 Castione Della Presolana - Lake Como||140 KM||3500 M|
Cison di Valmarino
Arrival day to our spectacular hotel in Cison di Valmarino. A tranquil area on the edge of the mountains. You will be met by Rapha Travel at Marco Polo International Airport (Venice). In the afternoon there will be a short ride to allow riders to get their bearings and spin the travel out of their legs.
Cison Di Valmarino - Belluno
The stunning Castelbrando at Cison, is an incredible starting point to discover the Dolomites. The road to Praderadego will lift you out of the hassles of everyday life and settle you in for the mountainous roads ahead. The climb to Nevegal will test the legs, but the view from the top will calm the pain, before you descend towards Belluno and Villa Carpenada.
Major Climbs: Passo Praderadego (910m), Passo Nevegal
Belluno - Corvara
A very demanding day in the saddle, as the stunning Passo Giau, one of the gems of the Dolomites, takes us up to 2,233m.
Major Climbs: Passo Giau (2,233m)
Corvara - Merano
Yet more climbing, as the route heads to the beautiful spa town of Merano. We depart Corvara via the gentle Passo Campolongo and then tackle the fantastic Passo Pordoi, a climb regularly featured in the Giro d’Italia.
Major Climbs: Passo Pordoi (2,239m)
Merano - Bormio
Today’s stage has one focus: the awesome Passo dello Stelvio, the second-highest road pass in Europe, at 2,757m. We climb it from the classic Prato dello Stelvio side, from which base there is 24.3km of ascent to the rifugio at the summit.
Major Climbs: Passo dello Stelvio (2,757m)
Bormio - Castione Della Presolana
The day starts directly with the climb of the fearsome Passo di Gavia, a climb made famous by American Andy Hampsten’s exploits in the snow at the 1988 Giro d’Italia.
Major Climbs: Gavia (2,600m), Vivione (1,824m), Presolana (1,297m)
Castione Della Presolana - Lake Como
Our final day is spent in the beautiful foothills to the north of Bergamo and Lake Como. The day will be spent on tiny back roads with stunning scenery.
Major Climbs: Passo di Zambla (1,238m), Passo Culmine San Pietro (1,300m), Passo Agueglio (1,149m)