Referrals: 01206 890 360
The Hospice: 01206 845 566
Fundraising: 01206 931 468

Cycle through one of the most beautiful regions in the world on this tough but jaw dropping ride!

Taking in the great lakes of Italy including Lake Como and Lake Garda, ride over 400km of alpine foothills and valley paths and take on the famous climbs of the Giro d'Italia. This challenge will push your limits, but you'll enjoy gorgeous mountain views, plenty of coffee stops and visit the cycling church of The Madonna di Ghisallo - after climbing it first!


DAY 1 - Tuesday 4th September

International departure from London. Fly to Milan airport where you will get a transfer to the hotel in Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como.  On arrival you will have a chance to explore and make last minute adjustments to your bike before the first dinner and a pre-ride briefing. Overnight hotel.

DAY 2 - Wednesday 5th September 

Bellagio loop via Madonna di Ghisallo - 69km/43 miles climbing approximately 1459m). This ride starts with a beautiful loop around the Bellagio, riding the shores of Lake Como where you will stop for a coffee and lunch in Como city.  From here you will take on the Madonna de Ghisallo climb and visit the cycling church and shrine. Overnight hotel.

DAY 3 - Thursday 6th September

Bellagio to Bergamo - 111km/69 miles (climbing approximately 1041m). After a beautiful ferry ride across Lake Como you will cycle the alpine foothills and be rewarded with views of the mountains and spectacular vistas.  You will then ride to the city of Bergamo where you will spend the night. Overnight hotel.

DAY 4 - Friday 7th September

Bergamo to Iseo - 79km/49 miles (climbing approximately 741m). Your day starts with a river valley cycle path out of Bergamo riding towards Clusone where you will stop for coffee and lunch. From here you take in the shores of Lake Iseo before heading to a lakeside hotel with spectacular views. Overnight hotel.

DAY 5 - Saturday 8th September

Iseo to Lake Garda - 148km/92 miles (climbing approximately 2440m). The last day of cycling is also the biggest where you take in four lakes in one day.  The distance and climbing is complimented by spectaular scenery where you will finish off this amazing ride at Lake Garda. Overnight hotel.

DAY 6 - Sunday 9th September

Return to UK. Today you and your weary legs will be transferred to Venice airport or the city centre where you can fly home or explore Italy more.

Click here to download an information pack.

To register your interest contact Sarah Phillips, Challenges Fundraiser on 01206 931 468 or by emailing

Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.


24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360 

SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists. 

The Hospice

To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

Telephone: 01206 845 566

Hospice in the Home

You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Colchester/Halstead team
Telephone: 01206 845 566

Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222

Day Therapies

You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Telephone: 01206 848 163

Fax: 01206 752 245

You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222

Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU

Human Resources

The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Finance Team

To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Volunteer Services Team

The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464

Patient Referrals

If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360

Bereavement Support

To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Learning and Development Centre

The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560

Service User Group

For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

Facilities Hire Enquiries

01206 851560


To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

Comment, compliment or complaint

Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566