Bormio to Mortirolo • Cycle 72km • Height Gain +1917m/-1916m
Bormio to Mortirolo and Gavia • Cycle 107km • Height Gain +3144m/-3142m
Today we will head on a circular route, that will include 2 more of the well know climbs in the local area, the Mortirolo and the Gavia. However if you are not feeling strong enough to do the full loop, then there is the option to ride to the top of the Mortirolo, then head back to Bormio for rest and recuperation.
The Mortirolo climb from Bormio starts 30km into the ride, and often features in the Giro D’Italia – one of the toughest climbs, with an average of 8.3%. It’s 12.8km long and rises for a total of 1222 metres with gradients that hit 10% and rarely ease up for 10km - even the corners of the hairpins are steep!
If you are doing the full loop, then we will descend to Ponte Di Legno and then it’s a steady climb up the Gavia – another monster. It’s a gentle start, but the Gavia climb is 17.3km long, and averages 7.9%, with a maximum gradient of 16% once we get up to the remote high mountains. With a total climb of 1363 metres, the views are stunning. Approached with respect and paced by the team, it’s your final triumph!