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La Stelvio Santini (LSS)

June 1 - June 2

Riders on Stelvio Pass Climb

La Stelvio Santini (LSS) is an annual cycling event that takes place in the breathtakingly beautiful region of Valtellina in northern Italy. The event is a celebration of the legendary Stelvio Pass, one of the most iconic climbs in the world of cycling, and attracts thousands of riders worldwide. The route of La Stelvio Satini (LSS) is a challenging and unforgettable experience, featuring 151.3 km and 3,300 meters of elevation gain, with the ascent of the Stelvio Pass being the highlight of the race.  Rated by Strambecco as one of the Best Gran Fondos in Italy.

The stunning scenery, challenging climbs, and welcoming atmosphere make the Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini unique. The event is not just a race but a celebration of cycling culture, with riders from all backgrounds and abilities coming together to push themselves to the limit. The event has a carnival-like atmosphere, with music, food, and drink, making it an unforgettable experience for all participating.

The location of the Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini is in the heart of the Valtellina region, a mountainous area in northern Italy known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. The route takes riders through picturesque villages, winding roads, and up steep mountain passes, with breathtaking views of the Alps throughout the ride. The region is also known for its world-class cuisine and wine, making it a perfect destination for food and wine enthusiasts.

The host city, Bormio, is a charming town in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, nestled in the heart of the stunning Italian Alps. The town is well-known for its thermal baths and rich history, dating back to Roman times. However, it is also a popular destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts, offering various yearly activities.

In the winter months, Bormio is a haven for skiers and snowboarders, with its world-class ski resort boasting over 50km of ski slopes and state-of-the-art ski lifts. The slopes are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced skiers, and there are also opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Additionally, the resort is famous for hosting international competitions, such as the World Cup downhill race.  During the summer, Bormio transforms into a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, and cyclists, with countless trails and famous routes winding through the stunning Alpine scenery. Other popular outdoor activities in the summer include rock climbing, horseback riding, and golfing.

 

 

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