TOUR
Great Alps
Great Alps – Valtellina – Bormio – Passo Gavia – Passo Bernina - Passo Mortirolo – Passo Stelvio Our road bike tour ' GREAT ALPS ', gives us the possibility to ride on the most important Giro d' Italia roads, climbing epic passes: Passo del Mortirolo, Passo Gavia , Passo dello Stelvio and Passo del Bernina. We can also  taste the delicious Valtellina's dishes in a typical mountain restaurant chosen personally.

We can discover this food together. PIZZOCHERI: this is a very old dish, it's a kind of tagliatelle prepared with buckwheat flour and wheat flour. You have to add to the flour eggs, butter and local cheese. All ingredients, including vegetables ( potatoes and cabbage ) are excellent if they are produced locally.

SCIATT: is a Valtellina's dialect word and it means 'toad' because after frying they seem little toads. Sciatt is a fritter of a mix of buckwheat flour, white flour with a heart of melted cheese. They usually are served on a bed of salad, arugula or chicory.
POLENTA TARAGNA: is a typical Valtellina food and the recipe varies depending on the area or tradition passed down from ancestors. The name derives from ' tarai ' word : the wooden ladle used to mix it, in a pot on woodfire. It's a mix of corn flour and buckwheat flour with a local cheese that makes it creamy.

It's very important to know that buckwheat is a good food for an athlete: it contains a mix of protein, vitamins, mineral, salt, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and copper. It provides energy and stamina necessary for a biker. Local food and local wine are a good idea to finish our cycling on Giro d'Italia mountains roads.

Great Alps – Valtellina – Bormio – Passo Gavia – Passo Bernina - Passo Mortirolo – Passo Stelvio Our road bike tour ' GREAT ALPS ', gives us the possibility to ride on the most important Giro d' Italia roads, climbing epic passes: Passo del Mortirolo, Passo Gavia , Passo dello Stelvio and Passo del Bernina. We can also taste the delicious Valtellina's dishes in a typical mountain restaurant chosen personally.

We can discover this food together. PIZZOCHERI: this is a very old dish, it's a kind of tagliatelle prepared with buckwheat flour and wheat flour. You have to add to the flour eggs, butter and local cheese. All ingredients, including vegetables ( potatoes and cabbage ) are excellent if they are produced locally.

SCIATT: is a Valtellina's dialect word and it means 'toad' because after frying they seem little toads. Sciatt is a fritter of a mix of buckwheat flour, white flour with a heart of melted cheese. They usually are served on a bed of salad, arugula or chicory.
POLENTA TARAGNA: is a typical Valtellina food and the recipe varies depending on the area or tradition passed down from ancestors. The name derives from ' tarai ' word : the wooden ladle used to mix it, in a pot on woodfire. It's a mix of corn flour and buckwheat flour with a local cheese that makes it creamy.

It's very important to know that buckwheat is a good food for an athlete: it contains a mix of protein, vitamins, mineral, salt, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and copper. It provides energy and stamina necessary for a biker. Local food and local wine are a good idea to finish our cycling on Giro d'Italia mountains roads.

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