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Cycling Holiday

The most beautiful mountains in the World

Vélo Monaco welcomes to some amazing days with a sober mix of cycling, hiking and gourmet treat

Vélo Monaco has built a reputation for providing some of the best private and corporate cycling events available.

Our primary goal is to encourage people onto their bikes to get healthy, and in doing so also create a greener environment to do it in.

We are so happy for your request in June/July, let’s plan it together so it will be an unforgettable adventure.

 

We will provide the best service just for you and Gustav Larsson will be part some of the days. So you will riding together with Olympic & World Championship medalist and with numerous of international pro victories, like Giro d’Italia and Paris-Nice stages.

Our Sport therapist or Photographer could also be part in our service team (not included in the price below) .

On the hiking you will always be supported by a professional guide from the area. And for the rides we will always be a cycling guide by your side. Let me know if you also want a following car behind on the rides.

And we will take care of your sport laundry, with pick up and delivery to your door.

Great for Health and Fitness

Here below is just a suggestion of a plan, all is possible to change after your wishes

Tuesday, June 25th We suggest you to arrive at Milano airport.

There will be a car waiting for you at the airport. The car transfer to Lake Como is approximate 45 min

Hotel Villa Flori**** is located at Lake Como and invites for an incomparable view of Lake Como. Breakfast is included in the price and you are staying 3 nights here.

Villa Flori has free city bikes for their guests to enjoy the short ride less then 1.8 mi in to center of Como with a bikepath and no hills. Or you take the city bikes the other direction and after 1.2 mi you stop at the timeless beautiful Villa d’Este for an aperitivo.

There is planned one cycling day before we leave Como. And the route is along the Lake to Bellagio. In Bellagio we will climb up to Madonna del Ghisallo to see the church dedicated for cyclists. The scenery is breathtaking at the Lake Como.

After we turn back down to Bellagio and you can all enjoy a tasteful lunch. We take care of your bikes so you can just enjoy Bellagio for it’s fullest. For your wife Jim that will not join the cycling, we arrange a transportation for her to the ferry before we leave for the ride. So she can enjoy the beauty of Bellagio and join up for the lunch. After the lunch, we will take the ferry all together back to Cadenabbia. From there we have a bike ride 17 mi back to your accommodation and we arrange a transportation for your wife back as well. Here is the Strava route of the ride and it is 51 mi and just above 3000 ft altitude meters.

In Como there is plenty of options on the “must list”. So there will be no problems to find things to explore or a restaurant for all your different tastebuds.

Click here for more pics from Lake Como

Siete Benvenuti in Italia

Hidden Gems

The first days will be beautiful with a mix in Switzerland with Hiking and Horse carriage in St. Moritz.

Friday, June 28th We leave Lake Como for St. Moritz and Switzerland. The drive is 93 mi, circa 3 hours.

In St. Moritz you have a 3 night stay at Crystal Hotel**** with breakfast included. The Hotel is situated in the center so very convenient to explore the town and the area and the stay is 3 nights. You will also receive unlimited free rides on all mountain railways and public transport of the Upper Engadine during your stay.

In St Moritz we have planned a hiking, together with our local hiking guide. He have suggested this hike including Corvatsch, the highest cable car in the region:

We start with the cable car Corvatsch up to 3297 m to enjoy the great panorama, then we return by cable car to the middle station Murtèl where hike starts to Fuorcla Surlej 2753 m. At Fuorcla Surlej there is a hut where we can eat something before walking downhill to Restaurant Roseg. There is waiting a Horse carriage for you.

Total walking time is approximate 3 hours and there will be lunch stop at one of the hut’s

Click here for more pics from St. Moritz

Passo dello Stelvio

One of the most epic climbs in Europe with a summit up at 2757 m. Stand at the top of the Pass and you are rewarded with the most amazing and heart-stopping view. See how the road below you winds its way around the mountains, no wonder it was voted as the greatest driving road in the world by the automobile show Top Gear

Monday, July 1st We leave St. Moritz with a big smile and turn towards Livigno. The drive is just 27 mi and welcomes a beautiful view all the way, perfect to stop and take some pictures. In Livigno your accommodation for the next 3 nights are Hotel Bivio****  with Breakfast included and the Hotel is situated right in the town. Livigno is just situated 24 mi from Bormio. Your Hotel has multiply services, for example participation in daily excursions with mountain guide and free city bikes to use in town.

Livigno is a valley at altitude and very popular in the summer for pro athletes from differents sports but also for families because of the beautiful nature and all the activities. For the athletes because of the benefit of the altitude, we have spent weeks up here during our professional cycling carrier to benefit of the high altitude.

It is also a tax free zone, a good place to find time for shopping, if anyone request that. Check out this video to see more what Livigno has to offer.

Here I wanted to open the idea that we all together go for a comfortable electric mountainbike ride to explore the nature a bit more. We will just stay on the easy gravel roads and the battery has different mode. So we can all ride together, no matter fitness levels.

3michelin star St Hubertus | Vélo Monaco

Luxurious accommodation

South Tyrol may only be a small region of Italy, near the Austrian border, but twenty-one of its restaurants have managed to achieve twenty-six Michelin stars. This makes it one of the most competitive culinary hotspots in Europe.

Thursday, July 4th Today we will do something that are many riders dream, climb the Passo dello Stelvio 2757 m. It is a climb of total 13.7 mi.

On the top we stop for a very well deserved lunch. Where we have the lunch is also showers reserved, so you can change for some dry and warm clothes. It could be rain, snow or just great sunny on the ride.

Whatever weather it is, we got all extra clothing in the car that will support you in the climb.

There could be other riders joining us on Passo dello Stelvio from Bormio, as they will also do the Maratona dles Dolomites. Everyone finds his own pace in the climb, so no problems if we are more riders on the top.

After lunch and when you feel ready, we jump in the cars and drive down on the other side from what you just did climb and to your last accommodation, a 5 night stay at the luxury Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa*****. It is approximately a 3 hours drive. Your room at Rosa Alpina is a Junior Suite including breakfast.

Rosa Alpina’s restaurant ‘St Hubertus’ has been awarded a 3rd Michelin star for 2018.

Chef Norbert Niederkofler selects only the highest quality ingredients found on his doorstep, from wild game to mountain herbs, to create dishes in ‘a light Mediterranean way’. The food which St Hubertus is globally renowned, perfectly embodies nornert’s dedication to nature and quality, achieve feats of culinary technique and innovation which are entirely respectful of the ingredients.

Included in your package is a real treat for all food lovers. You’ll start with a gourmet aperitif in the library followed by a visit to the kitchens of the St Hubertus *** Michelin Restaurant and a personal meeting with the Chef. You’ll then be treated to a stunning 6-course tasting menu(beverages not included). The dinner is booked Friday 5th July. (We can exclude this 6-course tasting menu from your package if you prefer that)

Click here for more pics from The Dolomites

Amazing Scenery

The Dolomites are widely regarded as being among the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world. Maratona dles Dolomites are their biggest summer event with over 40 nations participating. And you cycle on closed roads, no cars are welcome the 7th July. The Maratona is knows to be the most beautiful Sportive in Europe.

Friday, July 5th We start the day with a ride in the area and you will get a small taste of the beautiful climbs that you will be enjoy on Sunday. We will see the startarea and the finish area, together with the second loop in the Maratona dles Dolomites, where we also have the option to test Passo Giau for the ones that want that. The second loop includes:

We will start with Passo Campolongo, that is also the start in the Maratona dles Dolomites. After a gentle downhill we stop for a quick bite like a espresso and apfelstrudel and then we continue towards Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparola.

That is also the climbs that Fausto Coppi defeated Gino Bartali in the 1946 Giro.

In the eveing you’ll then be treated to a stunning 6-course tasting menu.

Saturday, July 6th D-Day is almost here! Today is a perfect day to totally unwind and just enjoy the enchanting Dolomites. Your bike will receive a final check-over from our mechanics and your event number fitted. Gustav & Veronica will offer some final advice and strategy for a perfect event. Early dinner at the Hotel and early bedtime.

Sunday, July 7th The hotel will serve breakfast starting from 4am. Your bike will be ready waiting for you. The Hotel is situated with a perfect cycling distance to the Start and back later from the Finish. During the sportive you can choose which length you want to ride, so al up to todays feeling in the legs. After the sportive and when you feel done with the finish area, you roll down back to the Hotel for a refreshing shower and some serious carbs. Then let the celebrations begin with another pleasant dinner and stunning wines at the Hotel Restaurant where we will share our stories to end this memorable day.

Monday, July 8th After yesterday beautiful challenge you will wake up with a big smile

The Dolomites, are also known as the ‘Pale Mountains’ and take their name from the carbonate rock dolomite. A number of long-distance footpaths called alte vie (high paths) traverse the Dolomites. These are numbered from 1 to 8. The trails take around a week to walk, and are served by numerous rifugi (huts). Today our local hiking guide will take to some of the hidden gems in the area, for a day hike.

Tuesday, July 9th Enjoy your final Ladinian breakfast and, before we drive you back to the airport, take a moment to contemplate these glorious mountains and what you have all accomplished these amazing days together from our start in Lake Como.

Luxury Adventure | Vélo Monaco

This is just a suggestion, we can change everything. the importance is that you all 4 are pleased with the program.

Including in the price is a car service (1 Mercedes classe V, or similar car plus driver) from arrival to departure. The car is for your disposals to use in your areas where you are staying and will accommodate you between the areas. Let me know if you prefer to arrange a rental car and arrange it by yourself.

As I remember you mentioned you already cycled Passo dello Stelvio, we can change this in the program and instead do a ride in the mountains around Livigno. Or skip the cycling for that day.

The total price for the package is €7170|$8150 pp*

 

* Nothing is booked yet, this is just an idea. So prices can still change, depending on the Hotels demand. And the price is based on a group minimum 4.

Also be aware, travel insurance is not included in our packages. Be sure that you have a good and appropriate insurance coverage for the holiday.

Suitable for Everyone

Whether you cycle for sport or just want to take your time, cycling in this region has to be the pinnacle of riding.

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