Classic Italian Climbs 2018
FEAST of ASCENSION
BRESCIA to VENICE | June 15–25 2018
With Topbike’s ‘Classic Italian Climbs’ we venture north from Brescia, high into the Dolomites, for 10 days of pointing our bikes up many of the classic climbs of Italy, all of which appear regularly in the Giro d’Italia.
We move across the passes of Croce Domini and Maniva, Gavia (twice) Stelvio, Mortirolo, Campolongo, Pordoi (twice), Gardena, Sella, Marmolada and Montegrappa.
Starting from Brescia we’ll have three days on the shores of Lake Iseo, before moving deep into the Dolomites up at Ponte di Legno, for just two nights. Moving on from Ponte di Legno, our next stop is Arabba, for three nights. Riding out of Arabba, with a long downhill, we’ll leave the Dolomites behind and head for Crocetta del Montello, just clear of the foothills, north of Venice.
Tour Price : $4890 (AUD) (per person)
Tour Start / FinishBrescia - Venice
Pick UpFriday June 15 - Pickup 10.00am: Brescia Railway Station
Drop OffMonday, June 25 - Drop off 12.00 noon:Venice Marco Polo Airport
Cycling Fitness/ExperienceAny + E-Bikes Available
Friday, June 15: Day 1 | Brescia to Lago Iseo, Marone B&B
Saturday, June 16: Day 2
Sunday, June 17: Day 3
Monday, June 18: Day 4 | Ponte di Legno
Tuesday, June 19: Day 5 | Passo Tonale
Wednesday, June 20: Day 6 | Stelvio!
Thursday, June 21: Day 7 | Sella Ronda
Friday, June 22: Day 8 | The Marmalada
Saturday, June 23: Day 9
Sunday, June 24: Day 10
Monday, June 25: Day 11 | Venice - Marco Polo Airport
Pack up day, after breakfast.Drop off point will be Venice Marco Polo airport, by 12 noon.
Brescia to Venice
2018 Topbike Classic Italian Climbs | June 15–25
'Feast of Ascension' (or "EAT-DRINK-RIDE-SUFFER")
Brescia to VeniceWe move across the passes of Croce Domini and Maniva, Gavia (twice) Stelvio, Mortirolo, Campolongo, Pordoi (twice), Gardena, Sella, Marmolada and Montegrappa.
|Pass||Height||Ascent in metres||Gradient %||Max %||Distance|
|Croce Domini||1938 m||1327 m||5.8 %||23 km|
|Passo Maniva||No||Stats for the||way we||are going!|
|Polaveno||594 m||334 m||7 %||4.8 km|
|Stelvio||2758 m||1808 m||7.4 %||24.3 km|
|Gavia – P d Legno||2621 m||1363 m||7.9 %||16 %||17.3 km|
|Mortirolo||1852 m||1222 m||8.3 %||14.8 km|
|Gavia – Bormio||2621 m||1404 m||5.5 %||25.6 km|
|Valporola||2178 m||750 m||6.2 %||12 km|
|Pordoi – Arabba||2242 m||637 m||6.8 %||9.4 km|
|Gardena||2121 m||250 m||4.2 %||5.9 km|
|Sella||2214 m||399 m||7.3 %||5.5 km|
|Campolongo||1875 m||361 m||6.2%||5.9 km|
|Marmolada||2057 m||1059 m||7.5 %||14.1 km|
|Pordoi – Canazei||2242 m||786 m||6 %||13 km|
|Montegrappa||1745 m||1530 m||8.1 %||19 km|