Giro's Final Week: Ride Every Kilometre

Join us for the ultimate Grand Tours Project: ride every kilometre of every Giro stage for a week – just hours before the pros.

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Giro's Final Week: Ride Every Kilometre

Join us for the ultimate Grand Tours Project: ride every kilometre of every Giro stage for a week – just hours before the pros.

  • Half board hotel
  • French Alps / Italian Alps —Bressanone - Brixen > Turin
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 14
  • Challenging riding
  • Style
    • Flats
    • Mountain cols
    • Rolling hills
  • Distances
    • 100-150km/day
    • 150km+/day

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Imagine that you get on your bike at sunrise and ride by the Giro start podium. You leave town, following the distinctive pink signboards. The group is riding at a nice pace and you stop from time to time for coffee in a tiny bar on the roadside. Or to take a picture at the top of a climb under the KOM arch. As you cross villages, you start to notice more people on the streets. Soon the colourful and loud publicity caravan overtakes you. Then you check your watch and realise the pros have just started the stage – the chase is on. Team cars are positioned in the feed zone. By now traffic is blocked in towns and more and more fans are lining along the road, cheering you on.

Will you make it to the finish in time? Yes. One more climb and you have completed a full Giro stage. Stop by our team van, grab a panini and watch the pros fight for the pink jersey on the same road you’ve just ridden.

That’s what I did in 2013 on the 21 stages of the Giro d’Italia. It was a life changing experience. For the challenge. For the landscapes I discovered. For the people I met on the road. Now you have the opportunity to experience it for the final week of the corsa rosa – the pink race. With full support from our Grand Tours Project team.

The following is also included:

  • 8 nights in hotels close to the day’s stage start
  • 2 VIP finish experiences (crossing the finish line and watching the finish from the Giro VIP area – the presence of Mario Cipollini is not guaranteed but you may bump into him)
  • All breakfasts / light lunches on the road / all dinners
  • Transfers from and to a designated airport, within a predefined time window
  • Guides and vehicle support
  • Energy nutrition
  • Grand Tours Project jersey
  • Roadbook including all the details you need to know on your trip

What’s Not Included

  • Flights / transportation to the trip pick up location
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drink

Itinerary

Day 1 - 23 May - Arrival - Giro rest day

We will meet you at Venice Marco Polo airport and drive you to Brixen where the Giro enjoys its third and last rest day. Once bikes are assembled and ready for tomorrow, go for a walk in town and join us for dinner to meet the group.

Day 2 - 24 May - Stage 16: Brixen - Andalo, 133km

Day 1 of our Grand Tours Project starts in the Dolomites. After checking out the start area, we set out early to ride stage 16 from Brixen to Andalo. After a 45km gentle descent into Bolzano, we climb our first KOM: Passo della Mendola, featured in the Giro for the first time in 1933. We reach the finish in Andalo after another climb to Fai della Paganella.

Day 3 - 25 May - Stage 17: Molveno - Cassano d’Adda , 196km

196km on today’s menu as we leave the Dolomites with a last climb: Passo Sant’Eusebio, that will take us into Brescia. This rolling stage should finish with a sprint in Cassano d’Adda, near Bergamo. We will stop for coffee and gelato on the way. Maybe more than once.

Day 4 - 26 May - Stage 18: Muggio - Pinerolo, 234km

Mostly flat stage with a finish at the foot of the Alps in Pinerolo, where one of the most beautiful pages of cycling history was written. “There’s only one man in the lead: his jersey is celeste and white; his name is Fausto Coppi.” This is the legendary phrase pronounced by Rai radio commentator Mario Ferretti during the 17th stage of the 1949 Giro to Pinerolo , the Italian champion won after a solo attack with an 11 and 52 mins advantage over his archrival Gino Bartali. Today the first 150km from the outskirt of Milano to Torino will be flat. After that, rolling hills and the climb to Pramartino (925m) will add some spice to the longest stage of this year’s Giro : 234km

Day 5 - 27 May - Stage 19: Pinerolo - Risoul,161km

This year’s Cima Coppi (the highest point of the Giro) is the Colle dell’Agnello at 2744 m. This monster (22.4km , 6.5%) will take us to France, where we will face a second climb of 12km to the finish in the ski resort of Risoul which last featured in the 2014 Tour de France. Certainly a day to remember.

Day 6 - 28 May - Stage 20: Guillestre - Sant’Anna di Vinadio 134km

‘Only’ 134km for the penultimate and probably decisive stage of the Giro from Guillestre to Sant’Anna di Vinadio. But there are 4 climbs: Col de Vars (2,108m), Col de la Bonnette (2,715m), Colle della Lombarda (2,350m) and the short final ramp up to the finish line. More than 4,000m of climbing today, legs will be tired tonight.

Day 7 - 29 May - Stage 21: Cuneo - Torino, 150km

We close our Grand Tours Project in the most traditional way : the last stage starting in Cuneo is mostly flat and features 8 laps on a finishing circuit in Torino , the 2015 European Capital of Sport. We will have earned the cheerings of the fans waiting for the arrival of the winner of the pink jersey !

Day 8 - 30 May - Departure

No early morning start on the bike today. A big breakfast with a doppio espresso, transfer to Milano airport, hugs with the friends made on the road and it’s back to normal life. With the pride of having completed the challenge of a lifetime on the roads of the Giro.

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Our overnights will be in Brixen, Andalo, Cassano d’Adda, Pinerolo, Risoul,Sant’Anna di Vinadio and Torino.

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Experience the Colle dell’Agnello (2,744m) and Col de la Bonnette (2,715m), as well as two of the highest paved roads in Europe.

About French Alps

Picturesque villages and famous cols in the Savoie and Haute Savoie.

About Italian Alps

​Some of Europe’s most dramatic mountains with quiet roads and legendary cols to conqueror.

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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Energy Snacks
  • Guide
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Route Planning And Advice
  • Transfers
  • Vehicle Support

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