The great climbs
of the Alps

7 nights/6 rides

level: advanced

"Col collectors" cyclists have chosen this package 

Ready to challenge some epic climbs? Mountain lovers cyclists have chosen this package: the most beautiful HC climbs of Piemonte, the legendary mountain tops of the Giro and TDF, and the landscape of high mountains. Ride on the Alps from late May to September (due to weather conditions) with shuttle appoach and full assistance of our team. A balanced cycling program between local rides and 2 - ore more - epic adventures in the Alps.

    •    Accomodation in a modern and comfortable room
    •    Special breakfast buffet
    •    Dinner with local dishes from our Chef`s selection
    •    1 tasting dinner in the Marsaglia family cellar with 6 typical wines of Roero and 5 courses
    •    4 guided daily group rides with a local Guide + 2 tours in the Alps, with van transfer and assistance included
    •    Daily laundry service for cycling clothes
    •    Pocket lunch on tours: banana, water and sandwiches 
    •    After ride buffet with snacks, pasta and pizza  
    •    Bike room, with exclusive access for cyclists
    •    Technogym wellness area, sauna and outdoor swimming pool
    •    Piedmont Bike Hotel cycling jersey by Santini
    •    Free wifi

All the rides in the Alps require a van/car approach, our cycling staff will shuttle you to the bottom of the climb and will provide 100% assistance before and during the whole rides with briefing, unlimited cold water and drinks, sandwiches, spare wheels, tools and photos in action...will be epic! 

Services avaliable on request: airport or railway station transfer, massage at the end of the ride, Pinarello or e-bikes bikehire. On request more days on the Alps (2 are included in this package). 

  • Colle delle Finestre&Sestriere big loop

A narrow road and more than 30 hairpins to the natural amphiteater of the Colle delle Finestre, one of the hardest climbs in Italy with the last 8km on unpaved roads. Recently introduced to the Giro d`Italia in 2005 but alredy an iconic climb to challenge.

The climb of Sestriere (alt.2035) is probably the most famous in Piemonte, both Tour de France and Giro d’Italia visited this col many times. Coppi won when the Tour de France first visited Sestriere in 1952. Claudio Chiappucci had an amazing day in the 1992 Tour de France to win in Sestriere. Miguel Indurain won a Giro stage on and saved a Tour de France here. Lance Armstrong surprisingly won his first Tour mountain stage in 1999.

Watch the GCN video climbing the Finestre.

Read the CYCLIST MAG issue 55 feature on the Finestre with us.

  • Colle dell'Agnello (alt.2744)

We use to challenge the Agnello departing at least from Casteldelfino where the ascent is 23 km long, the average percentage is 6.5% and the maximum slope is 15%. Recently on the Colle dell`Agnello - the 2016 Cima Coppi at the Giro - the Dutch Steven Kruijswijk had a spectacular crash into the snow on the descent to France. The penultimate stage of the Giro 2020 will feature the Agnello again.

  • Colle del Nivolet (alt.2612)

The most spectacular climb of Piemonte, the Colle del Nivolet, worth a little longer van approach to Locana and enjoy the beautiful Parco Gran Paradiso with waterfalls, high-mountain lakes and...marmots. Recently featured at the Giro for the very first time in 2019.

Read the CYCLIST MAG issue 66 feature on the Nivolet with us.

  • Colle Fauniera (alt.2481)

Known as one of the toughest climbs in the Alps with 3 routes to the summit of Fauniera, all narrow, steep and wild. From Pradleves/Valle Grana, the route of Castelmagno cheese, is 22.4km long at an average of 7.5% but with very long sections at over 10%. The Giro visited the Fauniera in 1999 and Marco Pantani ended the day in maglia rosa. 

Read the CYCLIST MAG issue 100 feature on the Colle Fauniera with us.

More climbs are also avaliable: Colle della Lombarda, Colle della Scala, Colle del Moncenisio and Colle di Sampeyre.

With a longer van approach (approx. 2 hours), Col d'Izoard and Col d'Iseran from Briancon.

Colle Nivolet