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  • 11 DAYS | 10 NIGHTS
    10th – 20th May 2019

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2019 GIRO D’ITALIA

Bologna | Tuscany | Nove Colle Granfondo Emilia-Romagna
Experience a minimum of 3 Stages of the 2019 Giro d’Italia

In 2018, the Lonely Planet guide named the region of Emilia-Romagna as the best place to see in Europe, it’s one of the wealthiest and most developed regions in all Europe, with the third highest GDP per capita in Italy.

Bologna, its capital of the region is a cultural centre, being the home of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world, it contains Romanesque and Renaissance cities (such as Modena, Parma and Ferrara), encompassing eleven UNESCO heritage sites.

Emilia-Romagna is also a centre for great foods and automobile production, it’s home to automotive companies such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, De Tomaso and Ducati as well as having popular coastal resort areas.

The Giro d’Italia Race Stages we visit, we will ride both of the Time Trial Courses prior to the race.

Come ride with us.

TRIP INCLUSIONS

TRIP EXCLUSIONS

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS ITINERARY

Bologna | Tuscany | Nove Colle Granfondo Emilia-Romagna | 3 Stages of the 2019 Giro d’Italia

DAY 1 – FRIDAY 10, AUGUST 2019

ARRIVAL DAY + RIDE

Pick up times:
• 11am – Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
• 12.30pm – Bologna Centrale Train Station
Take a light lunch, transfer to our wonderful hotel, check in and set up bikes ready for an easier afternoon ride


Our Ride:  

Ride Start: 2:30pm • Distance: 45km • Climbing: 250m
Our first ride will take in a easier loop of the local roads, the local area around our hotel is stunning with fantastic small roads perfect for cycling. The ride is just challenging enough to make sure your bike and body are running nicely after a long flight.


 Après Bike:

Dinner: 7:30pm – Welcome dinner at our Team Hotel


 Accommodation:

Bologna Region – Riolo 1 of 2 nights

Bologna Italy

DAY 2 – SATURDAY 11, AUGUST 2019

Giro d’Italia start + Ride

Today’s Ride  

Ride Start: ……. • Distance: 55km, 75km, 100km • Climbing: 1000m
Ride from our Team Hotel to Bologna then onto todays TT race course. We’ll complete today race circuit then return to watch the excitement and festivities of the race, it’ll be a fantastic start way to the 2019 Giro d’Italia


Race Visit  

2019 Giro d’Italia Race start – 8.2 km individual time trial, Bologna city center to San Luca


 Après Bike:

Dinner7:30pm


 Accommodation

Bologna Region – Riolo 2 of 2 nights

giro 2019 stages

DAY 3 – SUNDAY 12, AUGUST 2019

Ride + Giro d’Italia midpoint

Our Ride:  

Ride Start: …….. • Distance: 50km, 75km, 100km • Climbing: 1200m
Ride from our Team Hotel on undulating roads to intercept the Giro d’Italia race route at a strategic midpoint. After the race passes, choose to return to our hotel on an alternate route by bike or vehicle.


Race Visit  

2019 Giro d’Italia Race Stage 2


 Après Bike:

Dinner: 7:30pm


 Accommodation:

Tuscany 1 of 4 nights

Bologna Italy

DAY 4 – MONDAY 13, AUGUST 2019

Arrividerci Emilia-Romagna – Ciao Chianti

Our Ride:  

Ride Start: …….. • Distance:45km, 75km, 95km • Climbing: 1250m
Transfer + Ride to our fantastic Tuscan hilltop hotel


 Après Bike:

Dinner: 7:30pm – Dinner and Chianti at our Tuscan Hotel


 Accommodation:

Tuscany 2 of 4 nights

DAY 5 – TUESDAY 14, AUGUST 2019

Tuscan Villages 

Our Ride:  

Ride Start: …….. • Distance: 55km, 75km, 90km • Climbing: 1200m
Ride from our Team Hotel – Tuscany Loop 1


 Après Bike:

Dinner: 7:30pm


 Accommodation:

Tuscany 3 of 4 nights

tuscan villages

DAY 6 – WEDNESDAY 15, AUGUST 2019

Tuscan Vineyards – Strada Bianchi

Our Ride:  

Ride Start: …….. • Distance: 50km, 70km, 95km • Climbing: 1250m
Ride from our Team Hotel – Tuscany Loop 2


 Après Bike:

Dinner: 7:30pm


 Accommodation:

Tuscany 4 of 4 nights

DAY 7 – THURSDAY 16, AUGUST 2019

Da Vinci and Florence

Our Ride:  

Ride Start: …….. • Distance: 45km, 75km, 90km • Climbing: 1400m
Ride from our Team Hotel – Tuscany Ride #3, pause at the birth place of Leonardo da Vinci enroute to Florence.


 Après Bike:

Explore the fascinating city of Florence prior to returning to our hotel by vehicle. 
Dinner:
7:30pm – Dinner at a local restaurant


 Accommodation:

Adriatic Coast 1 of 4 nights

Florence Italy

DAY 8 – FRIDAY 17, AUGUST 2019

Arrividerci Tuscany – Ciao Adriatica

Our Ride:  

Ride Start: …….. • Distance: 40km, 70km, 100km • Climbing: 550m
Transfer + Ride to our Adriatic Coast hotel


 Après Bike:

Dinner: 7:30pm – Dinner at a local restaurant


 Accommodation:

Adriatic Coast 2 of 4 nights

Adriatic Coast

DAY 9 – FRIDAY 18, AUGUST 2019

Flamingo’s and Hilltop Villages

Our Ride:  

Ride Start: …….. • Distance: 45km, 75km, 95km • Climbing: 1100m
Ride from our hotel – Adriatic Coast for some Flamingo spotting + Hilltop Villages Loop.


 Après Bike:

Dinner: 7:30pm – Dinner at a local restaurant


 Accommodation:

Adriatic Coast 3 of 4 nights

DAY 10 – SATURDAY 19, AUGUST 2019

Uphill Time Trail and Sangiovese

Our Ride:  

Ride Start: …….. • Distance: 50km, 75km, 110km • Climbing: 1250m
Ride from our hotel and onto the Riccione – San Marino ITT course, ride todays race stage to hilltop San Marino, Sangiovese Wine Stage.


Race Visit  

STAGE 9, Sunday 19 May – RICCIONE – SAN MARINO (RSM) ITT (Sangiovese Wine Stage) – km 34.7


 Après Bike:

After the race, return to our Team Hotel via bike or vehicle. 
Dinner:
7:30pm – Party Time, Sangiovese and it’s our final dinner together at our hotel.


 Accommodation:

Adriatic Coast 4 of 4 nights

giro race

DAY 11 – SUNDAY 20, AUGUST 2019

Departure Day

Bologna Drop Off Locations for Airport and Train 
9.30am: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport.
11am: Bologna Centrale Train Station

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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