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Giro d’Italia – The Last Week

October 20 - October 26 2020
Verona, Italy

It's never been a better time to enjoy the magic of the Giro d'Italia. Italy at it's spectacular best awaits those joining us for a party of a cycling lifetime.
We have once again put together the perfect blend of great riding, fabulous hospitality and epic stage viewing that will allow you to soak up every ounce of the 103rd Giro d’Italia. Our handcrafted tours designed by staff who have ridden the Giro d’Italia themselves, have become legend in the cycling tour industry for providing you with ‘money can’t buy’ experiences. We pride ourselves in allowing our clients to have unparalleled access to the pro-peloton in a way that will open your eyes to what it takes to be a pro-rider, in one of the greatest stage races in the world of cycling.

With VIP hospitality, ‘through the line’ experience, and a podium photo opportunity, you can be sure that our tours are full with highlight after highlight. We guarantee small group sizes, and understand that the best cycling holidays are spent with old friends and new. As is customary, we look forward to welcoming returning clients, some of which have joined us for the past three Giro d’Italia’s in a row.

The first twenty people that book this year will receive a limited edition print of a sketch from world class cycling artist Karl Kopinski, who after being inspired by last year’s tour has created this wonderful sketch celebrating the Giro d’Italia. We will be adding many additional treats for you to look forward to over the coming months one of which is being joined by Dean Callan, one of the world’s very best bartenders, who will show you have to make the perfect Martini cocktail.

DAY 1- OCTOBER 20
Stage: Udine – San Daniele Del Friuli

Stage View: N|A
Ride: Passo Tonale (70km - )
Sleep: Madonna di Campiglio 

Welcome to Italy! You will be meet but one of our friendly team at Verona Airport or Verona train station. You will then be transferred via Lake Garda to our hotel in  stunning Madonna Campiglio. With spectacular views over the Alps this is stunning place to start your tour of a cycling lifetime. On arrival our tour manager will assist you with checking in to the hotel, once bikes are organised and assembled by our world-class mechanics we invite you to join us for your first ride of the week. Starting with a sumptuous descent before enjoying a climb to Passo Tonale at 2000m, as with all our ride days we will also offer an easier option for those wishing too take life a little easier. This evening dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant before drinks in the center of town.

DAY 2- OCTOBER 21
Stage: Bassano del Grappa – Madonna di Campiglio 

Stage View: Finish Line VIP Hospitality.
Ride: Passo Gavia (70km - )
Sleep: Bormio

There is nothing quite like waking up in the Alps when the Giro hits town. Today you will be the envy of the cycling world as you enjoy a great day of riding and hospitality over- looking the finish line. We are the only operator that offers this unique experience for clients, a real highlight for first timers to the Giro and those more seasoned travellers. After breakfast we will once again descend before tackling the Passo Gavia. This epic mountain is a favourite of our staff. Epic, brutal at times and utterly inspiring. Our team will be on hand to support you before those that wish jump in the van back to Madonna Campiglio do so, and the real enthusiasts ride back to the hotel. After a warm shower, you will have some free time before we distribute VIP passes and get ready for some complimentary prosecco, nibbles (Italian style) and epic viewing of the final stages of the race. Post stage you will have some free time before we transfer over to Bormio.

DAY 3- OCTOBER 22
Stage: Pinzolo – Lago di Cancano

Stage View: Lago di Cancano
Ride: Passo Stelvio & Lago Cancano (60km - )
Sleep: Bormio

Our reputation has been built on attention to detail when planning tours as well as staff that will do what is necessary in the pursuit of excellence. Today is one of those days when you will be grateful you chose Italy Bike Tours. After an early breakfast, those that wish to will join a Sunrise Stelvio ride. The Stelvio is everything that you can imagine and more, however, it is in the early morning when its sheer magnificence is felt most. Those that choose to join us will enjoy a hot chocolate at the summit before descending and joining the ‘other’ riders for the climb to Lago Cancano. Here we will watch the riders up close and personal, on the climb for what promises to be one of the most important stages in Giro 2020. Our dinner this evening will be served in our favourite restaurant in the Alps. It is so special that we can only tell those that book where we are going! It’s top top secret.

DAY 4 - OCTOBER 23
Stage: Morbegno - Asti

Stage View: Morbegno. Start Start

Ride: Lake Como (90km - )
Sleep: Val di Susa

It’s always sad to leave Bormio, a place you are sure to want to visit again, however, the Giro d’Italia waits for no man. Onwards we go to enjoy the festivities of a stage start in Morbegno. A chance to get up close and personal to the riders, get obligatory selfies and cheer on your favourites. After we have seen the roll out, we hop on the bikes and take a stunning ride around the west of Lake Como, hugging the lakeside as we do before finishing in Como. Famous for its Italian style, great food and George Clooney! On arrival in Lake Como we will watch the stage finish in our great friend Allesandro’s Sartorial Cicliste Café. You will have free time in Lake Como post ride to explore the town before we head to Val di Susa and our next destination nestled in the foothills of the Piemonte Alps.

DAY 5 - OCTOBER 24
Stage:  Alba - Sestriere

Stage View: Sestriere  Finish Line
Ride: Val di Susa - Sestriere  (70km - )
Sleep: Val di Susa

A leisurely breakfast and time to stroll around the town before once again we take an epic ride to Sestriere . Today is going to be one of the great stages in the Giro d’Italia history and you will be there to witness the crucial moments in our organised hospitality in Sestriere . One of the advantages of being based in Italy is that we ‘know people’ – this is the Italian way of working! And we have worked with our friends in the mayoral office of Sestriere  to ensure you have a great viewing point, showers and a fantastic lunch. All part of the service. Surely the winner of today’s stage will win the overall GC? Or maybe not as it is the Milan TT that so many cycling fans are excited about. Tonight, we enjoy dinner in a Pizzeria, I mean you can’t come to Italy without a pizza, right?

DAY 6 - OCTOBER 25
Stage: Cernusco di Naviglio - Milan

Stage View: Finish Line
Ride: NA
Sleep: Vimercate (Milano)

A change of scenery, as after breakfast we leave the Alps and head to the fashion capital of the world; Milano. There will be no riding today so you can put some comfy shoes on and slip into spectator mode. Our team will drop you in the city centre, on arrival we have organised a very special surprise for you before you have some free time to enjoy the stage. Those that wish to buy hospitality from us can do so at a discounted rate. No doubt you will want to see the presentation of the pink jersey. Our final destination and dinner will be served by our friends at Hotel Cosmo Vimercate. A great place to give awards, exchange numbers and reflect on an epic experience of following the Giro d’Italia 2020.

DAY 7  - OCTOBER 26
Stage: NA 
Ride: NA
Sleep: NA

Sadly, it is time to say goodbye, but wait we have one more surprise for you! This morning we will visit the finest manufacturer of bikes in Italy. Passoni is the Ferrari of the bike world and our friend Matteo the owner has offered a personal invitation to Italy Bike Tours clients to visit the factory to see how they make these beautiful titanium bikes a chance not to be missed. Transfers to follow in the late morning. 

Giro d’Italia – The Last Week

 
Tour Summary: 7 days
Entry Limit: 20 riders
 
Costs

Price Per Person

€2999

What's Included?

VIP Hospitality Stage Finish
Ride Through The Line Experience
Official Photos On Podium
EX Pro Guides
Alps, Piemonte and Milano
Book Safe | Official Giro Tour Operator
Ride Lake Como
Ride Passo Gavia and Passo Stelvio
Massage and Wellness Staff
World Class Support Team

Support for Participants
First Aid
Escort / Police Escort
Neutral Support Vehicles
 
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