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ZYNG ANNUAL RIDE REPORT

The North Wet Region of Italy offers breathtaking views with some of the most iconic climbs in cycling history.

Best time of the year to visit is early spring and late fall if you want to avoid sweltering heat and loads of tourists. Although if you want to catch The Tour or Il Giro, this is a good central location as you’re sure to be near some premier stages.

FEATURED TOUR COMPANIES

 

Our ZyngBike team does its best to put together the most useful information to help make your next adventure a breeze. But, we get it, sometimes you just want to be taken for a ride without thinking about all the travel details. Sign up for a full blown tour or guided ride with one of these top companies and you won’t be disappointed!

GRAND TOURS PROJECT

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Official Tour Operators for Grand Tours, offering full experience packages
Transportation to and from airport, vehicle support

Price Range

$1500-$11,000

Contact Info

+41-079-409-0461
info@grandtoursproject.com
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SPORTS TOURS INTERNATIONAL

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Tours featuring grand tours and one day classics
Also service running and tri events and adventure holidays

Price Range

$400-$2,000

Contact Info

+44-161-703-8161
sales@sportstoursinternational.co.uk
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CUSTOM GETAWAYS

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US based company supporting the Tour, Giro and Vuelta
Smaller group sizes
Offering non cycling tour packages and very flexible tours

Price Range

$275-$7000

Contact Info

863-292-2017
info@customgetaways.com
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CICLISMO CLASSICO

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Customizable and private tours available
Gourmet meals and riding clinics available

Price Range

Starting at $4000

Contact Info

800-866-7314  or 781-646-3377
info@ciclismoclassico.com
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THOMSON BIKE TOURS

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Challenging bike tours designed to push your limits
Premium tours operator offering high-end bike rentals

Price Range

Starting at $2200

Contact Info

+34-938-945-167
info@thomsonbiketours.com
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Italy Bike Hotels

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Hotels feature premium bike rentals

Price Range

Starting at $400

Contact Info

+39-054-130-7531
business@italybikehotels.com
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ARTICLES ON NORTH WEST ITALY

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Big Ride: Colle delle Finestre, Italy

The perfect way to begin any ride is with a few kilometres of flat road to gently warm up the muscles, loosen the limbs and get the blood flowing in preparation for the harder sections to come. This is not that ride. Within a few pedal strokes of leaving the carpark in the town of Susa, a sign points away from the main road towards the Colle delle Finestre, with the ominous adjunct that the summit is another 19km from this lowest point.

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Passo dello Stelvio

The epic Stelvio… This is one of the ultimate challenges for amateur and professional cyclists alike and has been made famous by the legends of the Giro d’ Italia.

The climb rises from 1225m to the ‘Cima Coppi’ at 2758m, the second highest paved road in Europe.

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Passo di Gavia (Alps) – Map, Cycling Routes, Climbs

It’s well documented that the Gavia Pass is the 10th highest paved road in the Alps, but there is still some debate regarding its actual height. 2618m, 2621m and even 2652m are all values mentioned by different sources, with 2621m receiving the widest acceptance.

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Roads to Ride: Colle del Nivolet

I bet you’ve never heard of the Colle del Nivolet. The Giro has not visited and soon after the pass the tarmac ends, a road to nowhere. So what’s this place got going for it? If the photo above by Flickr’s Muneaki isn’t enough it’s in the top-10 of Europe’s highest paved roads.

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Top Ride: Climbing Il Mortirolo

Over a lifetime of cycling the roads of our sport, a few stand out: the fun ones, the beautiful ones, and the brutal ones – where you suffer like you never knew possible. Riding your bike up the Mortirolo in Northern Italy is all three, and ranks up there with the Stelvio and Gavia as epic climbs one must do.

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NORTH WEST ITALY SEGMENTS

Expand Trail Network   Category Distance Avg. Grade Starting Elevation Ending Elevation Eleation Gain
Alps - Colle delle Finestre HC 11.1 mi 9% 1,617 ft 7,139 ft 5,523 ft
Cote Mortera   Cat 3 2.93 mi 6% 1,151 ft 2,017 ft 866 ft
Passo Stelvio   HC 14.90 mi 8% 3,054 ft 9,050 ft 5,996 ft
Passo Umbrail   HC 8.1 mi 8% 4,566 ft 8,180 3,615 ft
Liguria - Mt. Beigua HC 11.5 mi 7% 36 ft 4,171 ft 4,134 ft
Giovo   Cat 3 2.71 mi 4% 997 ft 1559 ft 562 ft
Poggio di Sanremo   Cat 4 2.25 mi 4% 45 ft 523 ft 478 ft
Vado Ligur- Finale Ligure   N/A 10.74 mi 0% 135 ft 247 ft 112 ft
Lombardia
Madonna del Ghisallo   Cat 2 5.3 mi 5% 926 ft 2,546 ft 1,526 ft
Mortirolo   HC 7 mi 11% 1,890 ft 6,017 ft 4,127 ft
Valcava da Torre de'Busi   HC 7.1 mi 8% 1,318 ft 4,337 ft 3,059 ft
Campo dei Fiori   Cat 1 5 mi 8% 1,571 ft 3,687 ft 2,117 ft
Colma da Nesso   HC 8 mi 7% 820 ft 3,663 ft 2,843 ft
  Difficulty Distance
The Whole Enchilada
The Whole Enchilada 26.35 mi
Burro Pass 4.69 mi
Hazard County 2.33 mi
Kokopelli 1.80 mi
UPS 2.68 mi
LPS 1.51 mi
Porcupine Rim 11.18 mi
Mag 7 (a.k.a. The Magnificent 7)
Mag 7 (a.k.a. The Magnificent 7) 20.75 mi
Bull Run 3.48 mi
Getaway 1.48 mi
Ath's Corner 1.52 mi
Little Canyon 1.84 mi
Gold Bar Rim 3.51 mi
Portal 2.00 mi
BRAND Trails Network
Bar M 7.81 mi
Circle O 2.52 mi
Rockin A 1.69 mi
Killer B .57 mi
Lazy EZ Loop 2.93 mi
Deadman's Ridge 1.57 mi
Rusty Spur 1.40 mi
Long Branch .99 mi
North 40 3.93 mi
Maverick .33 mi

NORTH WEST ITALY ROAD ROUTES

There is an incredible diversity of routes in this region as long as you like to climb. Don’t worry we’ve included a few relatively flat and even one route that is mostly downhill.

Stelvio Pass Loop

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
40.73 mi 6,566 ft Road 3 hrs

Lake Garda’s Eastern Shore

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
34.22 mi 3,025 ft Road 2.5 hrs

Along the Coast to San Remo

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
46.15 mi 5,253 ft Road 3 hrs

Little Lombardia

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
101.74 mi 8,761 ft Road 7 hrs

Torino to Aosta

Distance Ascent Road Est. Moving Time
133.07 mi 15,406 ft Road 9 hrs

Col du Petit Saint Bernard

Distance Ascent Type Est. Moving Time
73.47 mi 10,097 ft Road 5 hrs

POINTS OF INTEREST

 

Our ZyngBike team does its best to put together the most useful information to help make your next adventure a breeze. Here are some points of interest in the area from museums to historic city locations!

Ghisallo Cycling Museum

ABOUT

Madonna del Ghisallo has a long and fascinating history linking it to the sport of cycling.

This famous hill, with its spectacular views, is in fact an iconic location for cyclists of all ages and categories, both competitive and non-competitive. Its climb has been the decisive or conclusive stage of some of the most renowned races in the history of cycling

PRICE RANGE

6 euros per person

ADDITIONAL INFO

Even if you don’t enter the museum, the ride and views around Lake Como are beautiful as you visit the spiritual home of Italian cycling.

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Riva del Garda

FEATURES

Beautiful town on the North side of Garda Lake

PRICE RANGE

Varies

ADDIONTAL INFO

Riva del Garda is a resort in northern Italy, on Lake Garda’s northern shore. Strong winds make it a popular windsurfing destination. In a former fortress, MAG Museo Alto Garda has archaeology and history displays, plus a picture gallery with works from the 15th to 19th centuries.

39 0464 573888
info@gardatrentino.it

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Liguria

FEATURES

Liguria is a crescent-shaped region in northwest Italy. Its Mediterranean coastline is known as the Italian Riviera.

PRICE RANGE

Varies

EXTRAS

The 5 colorful fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, as well as stylish Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, are on the eastern coast or Riviera di Levante. The western coast, the Riviera di Ponente, is home to Sanremo, a vintage resort with a turn-of-the-century casino and a flower-filled promenade

info@vivereilgrappa.it

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