Once a year we dedicate the trip to girls only, we do as we want and we have so much fun!
You should have a great Mountain bike training and enjoy challenging yourself on trails that are in a Bike park or single trails a bit of road. If you like that- then you love the Orobie Mountains!
We sleep at charming B&B's or Agriturismo and move by bike and shuttle between Lake Como, Valsassina, the Orobie Mountains and the Val Brembana valley. Here we mix lake views and fresh air from the mountains with the long downhill runs where the focus is on technics and natural trails. We go all together with our great local guides and plenty of time. To these adventurous days, we add a nice hang out with good food, good drinks and a well-deserved end to our grandiose Spa QC Terme in San Pellegrino Terme.
Day 1, - ARRIVAL TO ITALY, BERGAMO OR MILANO
Transfer to Valsassina and our charming B&B / Agriturismo. An aperitivo and walk in the surroundings or fun activity in the yard. The evening ends with a good dinner together where we talk about the days to come. There is accommodation for 2-5 people in each room or apartment.
Food incl: Aperitivo, evening dinner with drinks
Day 2, - THE FERRY OVER COMO LAKE AND THE WORLD'S SMALLEST LIFT ....
We are picked up by guides and set out for our first bike day - Lake Como, boat trip and the smallest lift cure you have seen up to Venini .... Fantastic nature and rolling hills with glorious views of Lake Como's waters. We see the mountain peaks over Switzerland and Monte Rosa if we are lucky with the weather. After lunch at Rifugio and two variants of slopes, the ferry waits and takes us back to charming Varenna where a coffee on the lake shore is mandatory before we return to our B&B and good food for the evening.
Food incl: Breakfast, bicycle coffee, lunch, aperitif and evening dinner with drinks
Day 3, - VALSASSINA AND UP IN THE OROBIE ALPS ACCOMMODATION AT RIFUGIO
Today's bike ride takes us up into the mountains and there we will stay tonight. Our luggage is transported by shuttle while we pedal during the day. Tonight is an overnight stay at the classic Italian Rifugio where the darkness and silence closes around the house while we eat a good dinner and fall asleep tired. Accommodation at Rifugio is usually easier and we sleep in a dormitory , shower and toilet may be in the hallway
Food included: breakfast, bike coffee, lunch, aperitivo and evening dinner with drinks
Day 4 - GREAT SLOPES AND AMAZING RELAX AT THE SPA
Another wonderful day in the mountains and we bike towards San Pellegrino Terme. Here the slopes are in challenging loops or simpler XC style and we visit the old village Cornello dei Tasso on the way. From here we are following our historic trade route via Mercatorum up and down along the sides of the valley.
Once in San Pellegrino Terme, our luggage is in place at the hotel, we have a drink and toasts for our guides. This evening is dedicated to our fantastic Spa QC Terme, 5 minutes walk from the hotel. A great end for tired bodies with 4 floors of water treatments, indoor and outdoor pools and relax rooms for every taste.
Food incl: Breakfast, bicycle coffee, lunch, aperitivo and finger food buffet at Spa QC Terme incl Prosecco
Day 5, - EXIT FROM SAN PELLEGRINO TERMS
After a quiet and pleasant breakfast, it's time to pack your bags and check out of the hotel. We have a flexible day and depending on your departure time we arrange a transfer, a day in Bergamo or shopping at the airport shopping center
Food incl: Breakfast
TRAVEL DATE :
TYPE OF TRAVEL:
18 SEP - 22 SEP - FULLY BOOKED!
25 SEP - 29 SEP - NEW ENTRY
SMALL, MIN 4-MAX 12
LENGTH: 4 NIGHTS
HOTEL / B & B / HOSTEL
PRICE: € 1045.00
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
1 night hotel San Pellegrino Terme, part in twin-/threebedded room
3 nights Rifugio / B&B, part in dormitory room
Rental bike E-MTB Specialized Levo, full suspension enduro bike, 3 days
1 evening entrance to Spa QC Terme
All breakfasts, lunches & dinners with drinks
Wine & food tastings
Transfer from and to the airport (Orio al Serio, Linate, Malpensa)
3 days biking with local guides & shuttle service
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
We seldom cancel trips because we arrange them because we love to bike in the mountains ourselves. In the unlikely event that we cancel a trip, the traveler will be offered to choose another trip or cancel the trip and get all the money back, including the registration fee. If the trip is canceled, this will be announced no later than 30 days before departure.
PROGRAM CHANGES The
program may change due to external circumstances such as the weather's suitability for the activity
We stay at B&B or familiar hotels. In the mountains we stay at Rifugio or B&B. A simpler accommodation, it includes sheets & towels. The Rifugio and B&B are often run by families who live and work in the area. For the evening's dinner, dishes are prepared with products from the area.
For the best experience on this trip, we use bicycles of the type E-bikes, full suspension by the brand Specialized Levo (or similar). This gives us all the conditions to bike both long and hard without putting too much energy into getting to the top and we have a really good bike for our challenging slopes. In Valle Brembana there are no lift systems to use - we often bike up into the mountains. You bring private equipment such as knee pads, elbow pads, helmet and pedals. Feel free to contact us for questions.
Do not forget to check your insurance so-called "accident insurance" for any damage on the rental bike. These possible damages are paid in full on site at a recommended workshop. Before you leave your home country, you will be offered a bicycle insurance from our bicycle shop. It does not apply to theft.
Private accident insurance is mandatory, which includes MTB activity. Please bring your EU healthcare card, which you will receive from your local country authorities.
TRAVEL TO ITALY The
The trip to Italy is not included, you choose flight, train or car from any airport. Ryanair flies to Bergamo Orio al Serio, Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa has many international departures.
We strictly adhere to laws and recommendations that prevail within the country and we recommend that you read and keep updated before departure from your country on current rules in Italy.
We recommend that you always book a flight with rebooking or cancellation protection.
Your experience with SarasItaly is, due to Covid-19, fully cancellable up to 20 days before arrival.
If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel recommendations are changed to include Italy as a country to which the dissuasion applies, the trip may be canceled with a full refund.
If the traveler or close relatives are exposed by Covid-19, the trip may be canceled free of charge if a DOCTOR'S CERTIFICATE confirms the permit.
SarasItaly, Swedish travel agency in Italy, active travel in the small format that provides great experiences. * Bergamo * San Pellegrino Terme * Lake Como * Milan * Franciacorta. Hiking, cycling and good local food.