Our Giro d’Italia trip provides the perfect mix of “ride more – transfer less”, with challenging rides in the Alps, Dolomites, lake Como. You’ll have your fill of riding, plus we’ll see different aspects of the Giro d’Italia race stages, including stage starts, midpoints, feed stations, hilltops and stage finish’s, mixed with a cultural and culinary Italian experience.
Early news suggests the Giro d’Italia race will finish in Rome for the first time in some years, along with a stage climb of Monte Zoncolan for the first time since 2014. We will keep you updated as more official Giro d’Italia race route details are released in the months ahead.
May is a beautiful time to visit and ride in Italy, we’ll show you the smaller roads, charming villages and stay in chic Italian hotels.
There’s something beautiful about riding a bike in Italy, it’s a country practically born and raised on two wheels, the terrain is almost purpose-built for cyclists who love panoramic climbs, sweeping views, lakeside roads, it’s any wonder Italy is regarded as cycling’s birthplace.
Each of our Grand Tour Itinerary’s provides a unique experience as the race route changes dramatically each year. The sequence of our Giro d’Italia trip will be confirmed once the official Giro d’Italia race route is released, but you can count on riding many of the legendary Italian rides and routes including:
The Stelvio Pass, where you can opt for a Gran Fondo style loop of the Stelvio and climb two sides including climbing the Swiss side if your legs are feeling good, ride Passo’s Gavia and Mortirollo while we are in the area.
From our Lake Como base, we’ll ride to Bellagio, the chapel of the patron saint of cycling – the Colle del Madonna Ghisallo and the Wall of Surmano.
In the Dolomites, we’ll ride around the stunning plateau shaped massif on the Sella Ronda Loop, the Passo Giau (or the Passo Falzarego/Valparolo) en route to our Monte Zoncolan base.
For those who love climbing, we consider the Monte Zoncolan up there as a contender for the hardest climb in the world, the last 6km average 15% and peak at 22%. You may find it surprising, but it’s achievable by everyone when you take your time – once you’ve found your climbing prowess on tour in the mountains, it’s an amazing challenge for every rider and one you will never forget.
Our Giro d’Italia trip is led by our experienced team who’ve been hosting trips to Italy for many years and know how to get the best out of your riding, Giro d’Italia race experience all in a safe, supported team like environment.
Advance bookings are open, secure your place to the 2018 Giro d’Italia.
We look forward to welcoming you to Italy.
Ciao Pat and Grace