2022 Aosta and Piemonte Alps, June 21 to June 28
- Dates: 21/06/2022 - 28/06/2022
- Tour length: 8 Days, 7 Nights
- Start / End: Milano Malpensa Airport or Torino Airport
- Terrain: Valleys, steep hills, and steep mountains.
- Price Per Guest:
$5,500 per person double occupancy
$800 Single Occupancy Supplemental Fee
10% Discount for returning guests
Lake Como Option, June 28 to July 1
$ 2,613 per person double occupancy
$ 342 Single Occupancy Supplemental Fee
Aosta and Piemonte Alps & Lake Como Total:
$ 8,113 per person double occupancy
$ 1,142 Single Occupancy Fee
10 Guests Maximum
- Non-Cycling Guest: Aosta & Piemonte Alps $ 4,600 + $ 470 Lake Como Total: $5,070
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Valle d’Aosta is spectacular with Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco) as one of the many mountain backdrops framing this beautiful region.
The Piemonte Alps comprise the Cottian and Maritime Alps among others bordering Italy and France . This is a spectacular mountain region that includes climbs that have appeared in the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France.
The roads are quiet, the climbing is epic, the food and wine out of this world!
We will begin the our tour in the Valle d’Aosta and will stay at the Milleluci Hotel for the first 3 nights.
Created from an old family rustic building in stone and wood, the Milleluci Hotel wa s born in 1961 from the transformation of the family farm. Its name derives from the wonderful night view that can be admired thanks to its particular panoramic position on the hill of the City of Aosta. Relax and comfort with a view of Mount Emilius. The cycling experience will take us to the summit of the Piccolo San Bernardo mountain, a beautiful and challenging climb to the Italy/France border. We will also ride the surrounding hills of the Valle d’Aosta with spectacular views that will leave you breathless.
After a day on the bicycle and open air, our guests can enjoy a little relaxation in the wellness area with massage, sauna or dedicate themselves to sporting activities in the “salle de gym”.
The summer allows our guests to be seduced by the sun and the pool in the shape of an alpine lake, contemplating the splendid view of the mountains surrounding the Valle d’Aosta.
Day 4 will be a rest and transfer day to our second hotel, Locanda Lou Pitavin, located in Marmora, Valle Maira.
Locanda Lou Pitavin will welcome us to a place rich in magic and wrapped in nature, which will seduce you. Welcome to a place where it is easy to feel far away from the daily routine, where you can find yourself again, and to breathe again.
Lou Pitavin’s cuisine is a continuous journey to discover the wonders of a gastronomy with ancient roots, handed down by mothers and grandmothers, as it encounters contemporary cuisine. The wines will add to the culinary journey even more.
Lou Pitavin is located at 1300 m. above sea level, in the Maira Valley, one of the most charming and hidden valleys in Italy.
The next 3 days the tour will take us through the Colle della Lombarda, Colle della Fauniera and the Colle della Maddalena into France.
We will be staying at Hotel Villa Aurora on Lake Como for the next 3 days.
Hotel Villa Aurora, owned by the Gregorio family since 1965, is located in a beautiful setting among mountains, the lake, woodland and flowers.
Situated in the main building, the Hotel dates back to the early 20th century and has preserved all the charm of the old residences by the lake but with all the modern amenities and services a guest could wish for.
Only a few metres away, the Villa, completely restored in 2009, overlooks the lake.
Both the Hotel and the Villa enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Como, Comacina Island, and the splendid Villa Balbianello, a gem of the Italian Environmental Fund (FAI) and the location of many films.
You’ll have the chance to experience life at the lake to the fullest, playing water sports, enjoying romantic candlelight dinners, and waking up every morning to the soft sound of the waves.
The strategic position of our facility will allow you to visit Lake Como’s most famous destinations and discover many more.
Food & Wine
We will enjoy the typical cuisine of Aosta and Piemonte paired with wines from the Aosta and Langhe regions.
Former Professional Cyclist
Marco has an impressive resume including stage victories in the 1992, 1993, and 1994 Giro d’Italia and overall winner of the 1993 Tour de Suisse. He has also been Directeur Sportif of Team Landbouwkrediet-Colnago and Team Crelan-Euphony from 2002 to 2013. Marco has been a race commentator of the Giro d’Italia for Gazzetta Dello Sport Radio, Eurosport Television, and has had his own show, The Coach, on the Bike Channel. Marco is currently a commentator for the Italian network RAI Sports for several races including the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Strade Bianche to name a few. He was part of the RAI 2020 Tokyo Olympics commentary team for the cycling events. He is affectionately know as Il Commissario. In addition to all of his accomplishments in the world of professional cycling, Marco is a great guy with a beautiful family. We are honored to collaborate with Marco. He brings a slice of cycling history to share with our guests.
Marco is married to Lela and they have two children, Martina and Giacomo.Close
Daniele started bicycle racing at 8 years old and turned professional at age 24. He competed in the Junior category for various teams and secured several victories. His professional cycling career started with Alexia and after 3 years he participated in his first Giro d’Italia where his teammate Paolo Savoldelli won the tour. For the next 10 years, he rode with Lampre and was part of the team that participated in Michele Scarponi’s victory of the 2011 Giro d’Italia.
He has always played a support role for Lampre and participated in five Giro d’Italia, five Tour de France, four La Vuelta a Espana, Tour of Flanders, Amstel Gold, Coppi e Bartali, and the Tour of Poland. In the 2004 Giro d’Italia, he won the Piaggio Trophy for the most miles cycled by any participant that year. Literally, he has cycled almost all over the world in most of the races of the World Tour. In 2013, he retired from Lampre as a rider and subsequently was a Director Sportive with with UAE Team Emirates. He is currently a Director Sportive with Drone Hopper Androni Giocattoli.
Daniele is married to Francesca and they have two children, Chiara and Alessandro.Close
Beatrice lives in Verona and spends much of her time helping manage four family hotels.
She has been riding bicycles since the age of 10 and had a professional career with Northern Italian teams. She continues to race as an amateur and loves races with climbs. Fortunately, we have plenty of climbs on our tours.
Bea also collaborates with 2002 and 2005 winner of the Giro d’Italia Paolo Savoldelli, Alessandro Ballan and Marco Saligari on the Sky Network Bike Channel. She loves being around nice people and sharing her passion for cycling and life. That sounds like a perfect fit for Willie’s World Cycling, doesn’t it? We are truly blessed to have Bea as part of our team.Close
Massimo had a short career as a professional cyclist then joined his father, Mario, at the Cicli Boglia bike shop near Milano. He also appeared on the Bike Channel with two time Giro d’Italia winner, Paolo Savoldelli. Massimo brings with him great experience as a cyclist along with his perpetual smile and acoustic guitar.
Massimo is married to Francesca and they have a daughter, Olimpia.Close
Founder & President
I combine nearly 30 years of experience in international logistics planning with a quarter-century of cycling experience in Italy. My expertise allows Willie’s World Cycling to offer some of the finest cycling tour experiences in Italy. From the choice of simple elegance and intimacy in accommodations, to the delectable regional cuisine of carefully chosen local chefs, (we) my wife Margarita and I impart international style and pay careful attention to detail.
I accompany every Willie’s World Cycling tour, sharing the extensive knowledge I have gleaned from 25 years of cycling in Italy. This storehouse of information includes: Italy’s premier cycling regions, scenic wine-growing regions and small wineries, unique and private accommodations, and fine regional cuisine.
Prior to establishing Willie’s World Cycling, I spent 29 years in cross-border logistics services along the U.S.-Mexico border. Throughout my business career, I have focused on providing my clients with the very best in professional and personalized service. I have instilled this commitment to the client into the values of Willie’s World Cycling.
I have been an avid cyclist for more than 35 years and regularly start my day cycling up and down Mount Lemmon, a 6,800-foot climb from my home in Tucson, Arizona. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, I have a great passion for the cycling, food, and wine unique to Italy, and take great pleasure in sharing that passion. I am a believer in the health benefits that flow from regular exercise such as cycling, fresh and wholesome local food, and fine wine. A consummate host, I make certain that each of my cycling tours inspires treasured memories.Close
Created from an old family rustic building in stone and wood, the Milleluci Hotel was born in 1961 from the transformation of the family farm. Its name derives from the wonderful night view that can be admired thanks to its particular panoramic position on the hill of the City of Aosta. Relax and comfort with a view of Mount Emilius, Milleluci with over 20 rooms is the perfect place for our stay in Valle d’Aosta. Each room is designed in subtle elegance and comfort offering views to the valley below and the mountains.
Locanda Lou Pitavin
Locanda Lou Pitavin will welcome us to a place rich in magic and wrapped in nature, which will seduce you. Welcome to a place where it is easy to feel far away from the daily routine, where you can find yourself again, and to breathe again. Lou Pitavin’s cuisine is a continuous journey to discover the wonders of a gastronomy with ancient roots, handed down by mothers and grandmothers, as it encounters contemporary cuisine. As always, delicious wines will accompany our meals.
You will enjoy a timeless retreat on Lake Como at Hotel Villa Aurora
Tuesday, June 21- We will pick everyone up at the Milano Malpensa Sheraton Hotel. We will transfer Milleluci Hotel in Aosta. Make final adjustments to the bikes and go for short tour of the route of the castles. 36.6km and 525m elevation gain. Dinner in Aosta.
Wednesday, June 22- Today we climb the Piccolo San Bernardo Pass to the French border. Lunch on the road. 108.5km and 2,399m elevation gain. Dinner in Aosta.
Thursday, June 23- Today we will climb three passes from Aosta to Roisan. Lunch on the road. 62km and 1,728m of elevation gain. Dinner in Aosta.
Friday, June 24- Transfer and rest day to Locanda Lou Pitavin. Lunch on the road and dinner at hotel.
Saturday, June 25- Today we start in Marmora, to Colle Esischie, to Colle Fauniera, to Pradleves, to Valgrana, to Montemale di Cuneo, to Dronero, to Ponte Marmora, to Marmora 85.5km and 2221m elevation gain.
Lunch on the road and dinner at hotel.
Sunday, June 26- Today we will transfer by van for approximately 35 minutes. Start in Dronero, to Ponte Marmora, to Chiappera, to Ponte Marmora, to Marmora 67km and 1543m elevation gain.
Lunch on the road and dinner at hotel.
Monday, June 27- Today we start in Marmora, to Ponte Marmora, to Colle Sampeyre, to Sampeyre, to Brossasco, to Rossana, to Moira San Bernardo, to Dronero, to Ponte Marmora, to Marmora. 110km and 2400mt elevation.
Lunch on the road and dinner at the hotel.
Tuesday, June 28- Transfer to Sheraton Milano Malpensa. **Please book return flight after June 28. Or transfer and rest day to our hotel, Villa Aurora, on Lake Como. Dinner at our hotel.
June 29- Today we will do an easy, short ride along Lake Como. 30km and 352m elevation gain.
Lunch and dinner will be at our hotel.
June 30- Today we will ride from our hotel to Madonna del Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano. Total distance 48.61km and 1,326m elevation gain.
Muro di Sormano is a 1.7km climb, average gradient 17% and maximum gradient 27%.
Lunch on the road and our farewell dinner will be at a restaurant.
July 1- Transfer to Sheraton Milano Malpensa. **Please book return flight after July 1.
4 cycling guides and van support
Lodging 7 nights
Wine pairings with dinners
Wine tastings as part of the tour
Colnago Bicycle (Guests are responsible for any damages)
Cycling kit (jersey and shorts)
Snacks and water on bike rides
Cycling guide, driver, and mechanic services
Tips for cycling guides
Travel and cancellation insurance. (Consult with your travel agent)
Any rental car or train service you may use outside of tour activities.
Any purchases of a personal nature including bar and hotel mini-bar and purchases at the hotel bar.
Any incidental expenses associated with non-cycling activities, such as cost of guide, museum entry fees, spa services, archaeological site entry fees, etc. Guides for non-cycling guests will be charged based on the activities the guests desire and are paid directly to the guides. Guide fees range between 200 and 300 euros plus tips per day.
A *non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person must be paid in order to assure availability of hotel rooms. At the time of deposit please advise Willie of the type of room you desire to determine the total cost of the tour. The balance is to be paid in full 60 days before the start date of the tour. Tour prices are based on double occupancy per cyclist or non-cyclist. A single occupancy supplement applies to those traveling alone and requesting their own room. If your party includes a non-cyclist, please notify us when you submit your deposit so we can put you in contact with our tour guide to plan stimulating and rewarding activities while cyclists are on the road.
Please note that a check or wire transfer is preferred. We also accept, ZELLE Quickpay or Apple Pay. We do not accept payment by PayPal.
Willie’s World Cycling prefers payment by check payable to:
Willie’s World Cycling LLC
4231 E. Pontatoc Canyon Dr.
Tucson, Arizona 85718
Wire transfers, ZELLE Quick Pay or Apple Pay please contact us.
Our prices are in U.S. Dollars and are based on exchange rates in effect at the time of publication. While we make every effort to avoid adding surcharges, Willie’s World Cycling reserves the right to do so should the U.S. Dollar lose substantial value against the Euro.
After your deposit is received, you will be sent more information regarding the sizing for your bicycle, liability waiver, and general information that will be helpful for your visit to Italy.
We recommend obtaining travel or trip cancellation insurance. Please speak to your travel agent for further assistance.
Willie’s World Cycling reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure for any reason. We will refund any payment received by Willie’s World Cycling which will constitute full settlement.
Although we make every effort to contract the very best in outside services, we do not guarantee services provided by third parties.
Please make sure you have a valid passport.
We count on our clients to ensure they are healthy and adequately fit for this tour. This tour is rated Activity Level C – Challenging.
Deposits are non-refundable if a guest cancels. If the guest signs up for a tour during the year of the cancelled tour or the following year then the deposit will be credited to the tour. After 1 full year the deposit is forfeited to Willie’s World Cycling. Final payments are not refundable. Exceptions to this policy will be considered in cases of illness or family emergency.
45 Days or less: Cancellation charge of 100% of the total cost of the tour.