Why go to Milan?
Some of the most iconic cycling climbs from the Giro d'Italia are within a hearty few days’ ride of Milan. True bike lovers will probably want to fly with their own bikes, but hire options are available in Milan (www.rentalbikeitaly.com). Boast to your friends once you’ve recovered from the Passo del Stelvio, Cipressa and more. I love that it is possible to ride Passo del Stevio's 48 hairpin bends at the weekend and be back at your desk at home on Monday. It's the second highest pass in the Alps.