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Advance bookings are open!

The 2019 Giro d’Italia will take place from Saturday 11 May – Sunday 2 June.

TRIP DATES
11 Day: 
Friday 24th May – Monday 3rd June 2019

COST
$750 reserves your spot for the 2019 Giro d’Italia.

Final Trip Pricing: $ TBA – *Note, each of our Grand Tour Itineraries is new each year, so we can maximise your experience with race viewing combined with great rides. As soon as the race organisers provide us with more details, we finalise our pricing and itinerary sequence. Take a look at our previous years trip (below) if you’d like an indication of the great inclusions, format and pricing*

Take a look at our 2018 Giro d’Italia itinerary.

$750.00 AUD

No hidden Credit Card fees.

2019 GIRO D’ITALIA

Embrace the passion of Italy and it’s great race.

Italy is like our second home, we’ve spent much of the last ten years running cycling trips to the Giro d’Italia and all of Italy’s beautiful regions. We love everything about Italy, its cycling, it’s enthusiastic cycling fans the “Tifosi”, its food, its passion and love of “la dolce vita”.

Trip Highlights:

STAY
Beautiful Italian Hotels and Chalets.

RIDE | VISIT
Dolomites: 
Sella Ronda Loop, Passo’s Pordoi, Gardena, Campolongo, Sella
Lombardy: Lake Como – Bellagio, Chapel / Colle del Madonna Ghisallo 
Province of Sondrio: 
Bormio, Stelvio Pass, Mortirolo, Gavia
Final Stage:
 2019 Giro d’Italia, Finish city morning sightseeing ride including riding on sections of the race course

EAT | DRINK
Wonderful regional produce, passionately prepared by our hosts, matched with the finest aperitivos, local wines, craft beers and mineral waters.

WATCH
A mixture of stage starts, midpoints, feed stations, mountaintop and stage finishes.

TRIP INCLUSIONS

TRIP EXCLUSIONS

Giro d'Italia

Pat and Grace worked tirelessly to make sure everyone’s needs and expectations were met

S. Charlton (2015)
S. Charlton (2015)Queensland, Australia

A big thanks to you for making my trip, as a non-rider, very memorable

L. Green (2010)
L. Green (2010) New Zealand

Grace and Pat go above and beyond to make sure you have a good time

Steph W. (2015, 2014 & 2013)
Steph W. (2015, 2014 & 2013)NSW, Australia

Nothing was too much trouble, their demeanour was always cheery

Andrew S. (2014)
Andrew S. (2014)Melbourne, Australia

Knowledgeable, multilingual, always helpful, a great team

Tommy. E (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012)
Tommy. E (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012)USA

Grace is the most organised of guides, no request is too unusual or difficult

A. Saunders (2017)
A. Saunders (2017)Victoria, Australia

You took care of my wife wonderfully… I am grateful and appreciative

David S. (2016)
David S. (2016)Canada

Thanks very much for a highly enjoyable and excellently run tour

Daren A. (2012)
Daren A. (2012)QLD, Australia

Grace and Pat are remarkable. Thank you so much!

Claudia H. (2104)
Claudia H. (2104)Canada

Grace… you are warm, inclusive and infectious in your enthusiasm

John H. (2014)
John H. (2014)Australia

Pat and his team did an absolutely brilliant job

L. Hocking (2015)
L. Hocking (2015)Victoria, Australia

Big thanks to Grace & Patrick… we had a Brilliant time

Andrew E (2016)
Andrew E (2016)Australia

The trip ran like clock work… all we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves

Ben K. (2013)
Ben K. (2013)NSW, Australia

Grace… you are still as efficient and organised as always

Richard B. (2016, 2012)
Richard B. (2016, 2012)Western Australia

Pat’s leadership gave everyone what they needed

Peter F. (2010)
Peter F. (2010)New Zealand

Our Tour

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, stage finishes, mixed with a cultural and culinary Italian experience.

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. At our 2019 Giro d’Italia trip 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,  we also ride the beautiful Mortirollo – Gavia loop while we are in the area.

From our Lake Como base, we’ll ride to the stunning lakeside village of Bellagio, the Colle del Madonna Ghisallo with its beautiful chapel of the patron saint of cycling, the nearby Wall of Surmano and soak up the surrounds of Lake Como.

Our Giro d’Italia trip is led by our experienced team who’ve been hosting trips to Italy for many years, we know how to get the best out of your riding, Giro d’Italia race experience, all in a safe, supported – team like environment.

May – June 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. We will keep you updated as more detailed Giro d’Italia race route details are released in the months ahead.

We look forward to showing you around our favourite places, intersecting Giro d’Italia race stages and watching the final days stage. We’re sure you’ll love Italy and the Giro d’Italia as much as we do.

Ciao Pat, Grace and The Team.

Advance Bookings:

We open up our Advance Reservations for trips so you can book well ahead. Guarantee your position by booking up to 12 months prior.

If you’d like to organise and book your trip more than 12 months prior, contact us via email or phone, we’ll arrange everything so you can make an advanced early booking.

An advance booking, accompanied by a fully refundable $750 AUD (Australian Dollar) ensures priority booking status when the trip details are announced. Note, an advance booking is not considered final until payment is received.

Once specific trip itinerary details are finalized, we’ll contact everyone on the advance reservation list via email, we’ll include the itinerary and offer a priority booking position before opening up bookings to the wider community.

If a trip fills – as it often does in the advance bookings, we create a waiting list and then offer reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date the advance reservation was made) once our advanced booking guest have finalised.

To cancel an advance reservation a cancellation request must be submitted in writing/ via email within 14 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 14-day period.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 120 days prior to your trip departure date, we will forward via email your final payment invoice. You can choose to make full payment earlier if you prefer to finalise your trip payment early, contact us and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent.

What if I have to transfer, change or cancel my trip:
We understand you may not be able to go on your trip, cancel, change or transfer due to personal or medical reasons. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to transfer to another trip that has places available. If you have a question give us a call or email.

Due to the high demand, limited hotel availability and the advance payments expected by our hotels and restaurants we use, the following cancellation conditions apply to all of our trips.

AFTER BOOKING, IF YOU CANCEL:

120 – 91 days prior to departure50% cancellation fee of the trip price
90 – 61 days prior to departure75% cancellation fee of the trip price
60 days and less prior to departure100% cancellation fee of the trip price
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