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.