Alpi 4000 is a cycle randonnée that takes place every 4 years and passes through 3 countries: Italy, France and Switzerland.
It's a respectable cycling challenge, with 9 Alpine passes to cross, including the 2 highest in the Alps: the Col d'Iseran (2,770 m) and the Stelvio Pass (2,758 m), both of which have been the scene of legendary performances by the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France.
For this 2022 edition, the start and the staggered arrivals be in Bormio.
Stage 1 | Bormio - Bernina Pass
Very demanding stage. Short route but with three Alpine passes above 2.000 m.
Start at the sports centre in Bormio (1.225 m).
Once you leave Bormio, the direction is towards Livigno, via the Passo Foscagno (2.275 m) and the Passo Eira (2.203 m).
Before arriving in Livigno, you leave the main road and head towards the Bernina Pass, from here you reach the Forcola Pass (2.315 m) near the Italian-Swiss border, a few kilometres downhill separates you from the spectacular Bernina Pass (2.323 m).
Stage 16 | Silandro - Bormio
Very difficult stage. Short but with considerable height difference.
From Silandro we proceed to Prato allo Stelvio (918 m), from here the 48 hairpin bends begin, with average gradients that are a little more demanding. The arrival altitude is at 2.758 m at the Stelvio Pass, from which point there is a 25 km descent to Bormio.
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