The word «tosta» in Italian common speech means obstinate, headstrong, persistent. This is the mood of the ride from Alta Badia to Bormio and back.


We start early in the morning from the Hotel Melodia del Bosco with the Gardena Pass and descend to Ortisei. Passing over the Passo Pinei and through Siusi we descend to Bolzano. Along the Wine Road we reach Merano and then ride up through the Venosta Valley to finish with the epic Stelvio Pass. We arrive at the Hotel Funivia and count just over 200 km and 4,000 meters of ascent.



The following day is dedicated to a well-deserved rest with a short tour in Bormio.

On the third day we set off early for the return journey. We start with the Gavia Pass. We descend to Ponte di Legno and then ascend the Tonale Pass and the Mendola Pass. After the panoramic dive towards the Wine Road and through Bolzano, it will be uphill again to the Gardena Valley. We climb up the Gardena Pass and then descend to our destination, the Hotel Melodia del Bosco in Badia. The odometer shows 230 km and 5,500 meters of ascent.

This is real tough stuff!



If you are a strong cyclist and feel ready for an extreme tour like «La Pedalata Tosta», choose your dates and we'll offer you a customized package.



  • only on request

  • we recommend the months of June and July because the days are longer

day 1

  • check-in at Hotel Melodia del Bosco

  • dinner at the hotel

day 2

  • early breakfast

  • start of  «La Pedalata» Alta Badia – Bormio

  • check-in at Hotel Funivia

  • dinner at the hotel

day 3

  • breakfast

  • tour to the Lakes of Cancano

  • snack after the ride

  • dinner at the hotel

day 4

  • early breakfast

  • start of  «La Pedalata» Bormio – Alta Badia

  • check-in at Hotel Melodia del Bosco

  • dinner at the hotel

day 5

  • breakfast

  • check-out

Route data

  • «La Pedalata» Alta Badia – Bormio > 200 km and 4,000 m ascent

  • Tour to the Lakes of Cancano > 35 km and 1,000 m ascent

  • «La Pedalata» Bormio – Alta Badia > 230 km and 5,500 m ascent

Klaus’s and Daniele’s suggestions

  • undertake this challenging multi-day tour with cyclists of the same level

  • the days on the bike are long, so it is essential to leave very early in the morning and on time

  • taking breaks during the tour is important but be careful not to lose precious time


  • 4 nights including half board

  • 3 snack-packs with energy bar and drink

  • 1 guided tour with accompanying car from Badia to Bormio

  • 1 guided tour with assistance van in Bormio

  • 1 guided tour with assistance van from Bormio to Badia

  • 1 «La Pedalata» T-Shirt

  • Laundry service for cycling gear

Price and information

  • the package «La Pedalata» is organised on request and customized - price starting from 558.00 € per person

  • the price does not include lunch, snacks and drinks

  • a minimum number of 4 participants is required

  • a very good athletic preparation is a prerequisite for the tour

  • the itinerary of the tour is subject to change