2018 Fondriest Tour

Ride The Iconic Dolomites and Italian Alps

Ride for 10 days in the Dolomites and Italian Alps. Hosted by Mega Bike and Maurizio Fondriest, the tour features the famous Stelvio and Mortirolo climbs and visits Trentino villages with Maurizio’s favourite climbs on the menu.

Plus a visit to Francesco Moser’s winery and his amazing bike museum.

The Castle ride from 2017 Fondriest tour

Tour Overview

  • Dates: 18 – 27 June 2018
  • Cost: €3000 (A$4550 at the time of writing)
  • Suitable for riders of all levels

Best of all: ride with Maurizio Fondriest — the man behind the brand

Days 1-5: The Dolomites

2018 Fondriest Tour will start in Cles, so your flight will need to get you to Milan, Malpensa Airport where we will meet you and take you to our Milan Hotel before transferring to Cles at 9.00 a.m. on 18 June.

Our tour will begin on Monday 18 June. We’ll travel from Milan to our first base in Cles, the home of World Champion Maurizio Fondriest. Once in Cles we’ll settle into our hotel (Hotel Cles) and go for a short familiarisation ride, visiting Maurizio’s own bike shop before heading back to the hotel for welcome drinks.

Cles is in the province of Trentino in North Eastern Italy and the perfect place to acclimatize and get ready for the Italian Alps. Surrounded by the Dolomites, Trentino is the meeting place between northern and southern Europe and hosts a rich artistic, historical, and cultural heritage.

Maurizio will meet us in Cles and guide some of our rides in the Dolomites which will average 80 to 100 km per day.

While in Cles we will also visit the winery of Francesco Moser and check out his amazing bike museum.

Days 6-10: The Italian Alps

Day 6 starts with a picturesque transfer from Cles to our second base in Bormio in the Italian Alps. We’ll settle into our accommodation at Hotel Alu and stretch our legs on a familiarisation ride before dinner.

Situated in the Stelvio National Park, Bormio is a tourist hot spot in winter and summer. Well known since Roman times for its thermal baths, Bormio offers some of the world’s best-known climbs.

The Stelvio Pass and the Gavia Pass are included in most editions of the Giro d’Italia and the proximity of other famous climbs such as the Mortirolo, Foscagno, Eira and Umbrail means that our week in Bormio will allow you to ride a new and challenging route every single day.

Rides in the Alps will average 100 km per day with 2000-3000 metres of climbing.

We’ll offer three different options for each of the climbs so everyone can brag that they’ve climbed the icons.

After breakfast on Day 11 we will provide transfers to the Bormio train station in Tirano so you can make your way to the airport for the next leg of your journey or to return home.

About Our Tours

Mega Bike tours focus on maximizing your riding time and enjoyment. We stay in two cycling friendly hotels so that you can settle in, make yourself at home and only have to repack your bags once.

We cater for riders of all levels so you don’t need to be a pro to have a fantastic cycling holiday with us.

Inclusions

Our tour price includes tour transport & support vehicles, tour transfers, support staff, mechanical assistance, daily breakfast, a dinner in the Dolomites and Italian Alps, daily briefings, sightseeing, and quality twin share accommodation.

There will be limited single supplement rooms available if you’d prefer your own space.

Bookings

Places on our Tours are limited so we can provide you with the best possible experience of European cycling, so don’t delay your booking or you may miss out.

A 2018 Tour Booking Form must be completed upon booking your Tour and a 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

Please read the Tour Booking Form for further Terms and Conditions.