We love when the Giro D’Italia comes to our part of Italy…the excitement, the passion, the glory… it fills our neighborhoods and villages and touches everyone. We all get involved as our day to day life is painted pink. Sharing our love of the Giro with our friends and guests is personal for us. It is the most authentic, Italian cycling experience we have, and it is right in our backyard. There’s no better holiday for the avid cyclist that appreciates the pro peloton and the history and culture of this great race. Let us show you our Giro.
This is our 7th year offering a Giro package, and with our experience and local knowledge, you can trust that we will provide you with quality hotels, smooth transfers, special Giro stage access close to the action, and of course, a cycling holiday that you will talk about for years to come…
We’ll ensure that you experience the action of the Giro first hand, taking you to many of the key mountain stages in Northern Italy to see the pros do battle, watch stage finishes and be part of the excitement of the podium ceremonies. Most importantly, you can be sure that our focus will be on you! And the best part…. you’ll be riding a Pinarello Dogma F10, with Di2 and disc brakes, included in the Package!
The base package includes 8 nights of accommodation, starting on the amazing Lake Como, and will follow the stages from the 15th to 21st.
We meet in Lake Como, where we’ll spend our first night, Sunday 26th May, and immediately start following the Giro, watching the Como stage and riding the Muro di Sormano and Ghisallo.
Then we’ll move to Bormio, in the heart of the Italian Alps with their iconic mountains, including the Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Gavia and Passo Mortirolo, where we’ll stay for another 2 nights (from 27th to 29th)
Next to the Dolomites! The wilderness and the beauty of the mountains blends with the idyllic atmosphere of green fields, pastures and small villages. We’ll stay here for 3 nights, from 29th to 01st June, in two different locations, Ortisei and Moena.
And then... we come back home, to the Garda Bike Hotel, where we will stay for the last 2 nights of our “Giro”.
On the 02nd June, we’ll be right in the heart of the excitement of the final stage, with the time trial here, in Verona, with the finish line inside the Arena. This evening we say our goodbyes during the last special dinner together and spend the last night at Garda Bike Hotel.
On Monday morning we’ll transfer you to Verona or Malpensa airport.
A “boutique cycling” experience for the lucky few who sign up for this special trip
From 26 May 2019 to 03 June 2019
We recommend that you add 1 extra night, and arrive on the 25th May at Garda Bike Hotel in the morning to join the collective transfer from Garda to Como, or consider arriving directly in Lake Como on 25th May
- If arriving on the 26th, plan to arrive and meet us in Lake Como in the morning (within 9 am)
- if you arrive in Malpensa on the 25th, we’ll organize a collective transfer from Malpensa to Lake Como late in the afternoon (around 5 pm)
- on Monday morning we will organize a collective transfer to Verona and Malpensa airport
Book your flight and secure your spot! Places are limited!
Sunday, May 26th Arrival day: Giro Stage 15 IVREA COMO
We’ll meet in the morning in Lake Como. As we are going to leave quite early, you might consider arriving in Lake Como the evening before (or in Peschiera the morning before and transfer with us to Como). Today we’ll custom fit you on your Pinarello bike for the week, review the specifics of our itinerary, and then leave by bike for the first tour of the week to the nearby Muro di Sormano and Ghisallo climbs.
You’ll be in the midst of a dramatic landscape, where the blue waters of Como meet the alpine foothills, which in turn meet the blue sky. And, we’ll make a special visit to the patron saint of cyclists, the Madonna del Ghisallo. On this first day, you are already “live” at the Giro, as we’ll see the arrival of the stage in Como.
Monday, May 27st: Giro Rest Day
Today we leave Lake Como, and transfer to Bormio, in the northern Italian Alps. After a partial van transfer, we’ll be dropped off with our bikes to ride the Mortirolo, one of the most demanding climbs in professional road bicycle race, and often included in the Giro d'Italia. In fact, on Tuesday the Pro’s will ride this same climb. We’ll arrive by bike in Bormio, where we’ll stay for the next 2 nights.
Tuesday, May 28th: Giro Stage 16 LOVERE-PONTE DI LEGNO
What an EPIC day! Today we ride the “Cima Coppi”, (the highest mountain pass of the Giro) the Passo Gavia! We’ll watch the Pro’s conquering this epic climb, and then we descend back to Bormio.
Wednesday, May 29th: Giro Stage 17 COMMEZZADURA-ANTERSELVA
In the morning, we’ll leave Bormio to head to the Dolomites, our home for the next 3 days. We’ll leave by van for Val di Non, a valley famous for its apple orchards and tasty apples grown at high altitude. We’ll watch the Pro’s leaving for Passo della Mendola, and then we’ll transfer you to the hotel. If the weather conditions are good, we might decide to leave Bormio by bike and climb the Stelvio or we can ride to Merano, where after lunch we’ll continue by van to arrive to the hotel.
Thursday, May 30th: Giro Stage 18 VALDAORA - SANTA MARIA DI SALA.
Though the Giro leaves the Dolomites to head to Santa Maria di Sala, we’ll stay in the Dolomites to ride the most famous ride of the area, the 4 Passi, the passes around the Sellaronda Massif (Campolongo, Gardena, Sella and Pordoi), four huge mountain passes that showcase some of the most spectacular cycling in Europe.
Friday, May 31st: Giro Stage 19 TREVISO - SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA
Today the Giro will leave from Treviso and return to the Dolomites. We’ll ride towards Predazzo, and climb the Passo Rolle, arriving at today’s stage in S.Martino di Castrozza. San Martino di Castrozza is very famous for the “Pale di San Martino”, majestic and elegant mountains of coral that tower monumentally over the surrounding landscape.
Saturday, June 1st: Giro Stage 20 FELTRE - CROCE D'AUNE
Today we ride through the Val di Fiemme to Passo Manghen. “A real challenge” is how the ascent of the Manghen can be defined, a 23k climb with a 7 % average, but which ramps up to 15% in spots. Once there, we’ll wait for the Pro’s to ride right by us. After the Stage, we’ll leave the Dolomites and head to Peschiera del Garda, home of Garda Bike Hotel.
Sunday, 02nd June: Giro Stage 21 VERONA TIME TRIAL
We are so proud to host the final stage of the Giro in our beautiful city! Today we’ll leave Pechiera by bike, arriving at the historical centre of Verona and ride the same road that the Pro’s will ride during the final Time Trial. We’ll go to the Arena to wait for the crowning of the winner of the 102^ Giro and celebrate the win, the day and our week together!
After all the thrills of this day, it’s time to celebrate together and start savoring the good times and the memories.
Monday, 03rd June
END OF THE TOUR: We say our goodbyes, and transfer to Verona or Malpensa airport.
The nearest airport to Enjoy Garda Hotel is "Verona - Valerio Catullo"
In any case we can arrange transfer service from and to the main airports of Northern Italy, such as Milano (LInate - Malpensa) Milano Bergamo, Venice. Please let us know your arrival and departure airport, and we’ll organize a perfect transfer! All you need to think about is having fun riding your bike!
From 26.05.19 to 27.05.19 (1 night)
From 27.05.19 to 29.05.19 (2 nights)
From 29.05.19 to 30.05.19 (1 night)
From 30.05.19 to 01.06.19 (2 nights)
From 01.06.19 to 03.06.19 (2 nights)
THIS GIRO D’ITALIA PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 8 Nights - 8 Days stay in double rooms in 4-5 star Hotels
- Bike rent – Pinarello Dogma F10 DISK or Pinarello Nytro
- Daily generous high energy breakfast buffet
- Daily Snack Lunch
- Daily Dinner
- Water during dinner
- Daily laundry service for cycling clothes (when available)
- Water, beer, soft drinks, snacks, bananas & sandwiches for the rides
- Professional, italian local guides who will personally look after you
- Local italian Van driver
- Minibus to support the rides, equipped with wheels, emergency tools, extra clothes, etc (during the Giro, traffic restrictions may close some roads and the van may not be able to follow at all times)
- Free Wi-fi Internet access in the hotels
- Transfer from Verona Airport to Peschiera del Garda on the 25th of May, or from Malpensa airport to Lake Como on the 25th of May, and transfer to Verona or Malpensa on the 03rd June (transfers to other airports are available upon request at an additional cost)
- Our Custom Cycling Kit
In the "Giro d'Italia" package you have included the bike rental of the brand new PINARELLO DOGMA F10 DISK.
Man or Woman: for man & woman
Year of the bike: 2019
Group set : Shimano Dur Ace Di2 11 speed 34 – 50 // 11 – 32
Sattle : Selle Italia SP – 01
Handelbar & Stem : Most Jaguarc XC
Wheels : Fulcrum Racing Zero Disc
Tyres : Vittoria Zaffiro PRO Graphene 25 mm
In the "Giro d'Italia" package you have included the bike rental of the brand new PINARELLO NYTRO e-bike.
Year of the bike: 2018
Frame: carbon Torayca T700
Engine: FAZUA EVATION - BATTERY 250Wh
Group set: SRAM FORCE (34 – 50 // 12 – 32)
Sattle: Sella Selle Italia X3
Handelbar & Stem : TIGER ALU AERO – CURVA JAGUAR XA AERO
Wheels : Fulcrum 500DB C17 disk
Tyres : Vittoria Zaffiro 28 mm
• Overnight in single room
• City Tax
• Personal Insurance
• Any extras not mentioned above
• Additional wine not offered on the program menu
We're offering the opportunity for amateur cyclists to ride stages 15-21, on the same day as the race. We'll be riding in some of the classic cycling regions of northern Italy, with a finish in Verona's Roman amphitheater!
You don’t need to be an elite athlete, but you must be fit, and be ready for back-to-back days in the saddle. We have an assistance van, but keep in mind that when we are on the Giro route, the van won’t be allowed on the road.
If you are thinking this might be too much for you, don’t forget about our Pinarello Nytro 😉. With the eBike, you will relax and not worry about the length of the trip, or the steepness of the hills. Instead you will appreciate the landscape and enjoy the sights and fragrances around you, while riding at your pace, and if/when you feel the need for some help, the engine is available to give you just the boost you want.
We will always ensure we have enough time on the route each day for coffee, lunch and photo stops, and to fully appreciate the luxurious accommodations that we offer and taste the best cuisine available in the different regions. It will be a real Boutique Cycling Experience.
During our Giro, we’ll spend most of the time in the most beautiful mountains of Italy. Don’t forget that in May we might encounter snow, so bring some winter clothes with you, both for riding and free time.
Arm warmers; Baselayer; Cycling cap; Knee or leg warmers; Long-finger gloves; Rain jacket; Winter jacket; Riding glasses; Shoe covers; Short sleeve jersey; Long sleeve Jersey; Socks; Short fingers gloves; Wind vest; Garmin / Polar / gps device
Giro d’Italia bike package was probably the best vacation my wife and I have ever experienced. The scenery, hotels and atmosphere were unbelievable. Every day that we woke up to a new cycling adventure, we had to pinch ourselves as if we were living in a dream. Everyone we met was passionate about making sure our experience was nothing but top notch. If there is a problem, it is that we will never be able to replicate such a beautiful vacation experience. I am confident that this will always be the benchmark we use to measure other vacations. Thank you for the memory of a lifetime!!
The package was excellent. Everything, food, hotels, guides, rides most of all!!!! Some very beautiful places we went, I'll never forget what I did.
Bagni Nuovi and Astoria were Great, great hotels !!!!
The guides were awesome. They knew everything, and where very polite and nice with us. Food: very, very good, all the time.
Route: great as well. I could ride some of the iconic climbs of the giro, and this, I'll never forget!!!!!
If I have one word to describe the giro package: fantastic. I hope one day I can go again !!!!!
This holiday exceeded all my expectations. The organisers ensured we had a wonderful experience. The rides were varied and challenging - in a good way. We had lots of opportunities to view the professionals and appreciate how hard they ride. At the same time, after our rides, we enjoyed great accommodation and tasted the best of the foods and drinks on offer in the different regions
€ 4.599,00 per person in double room, for 8 nights
Single Supplement for double room, for 8 nights, € 770,00
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10% discount for returning guests
RATES ARE VALID UNTIL 31.12.2018
• Contact us to personalize your Giro
Nicola, our Bike Manager:
Nicola truly loves our region and territory, and he wants to share his passion with his guests…
Silvia & Sofia, our booking managers:
They take care of all your emails and requests, giving you all the information that you need and answering your questions before your arrival. They are your main point of contact and will ensure that everything is in order upon your arrival
Luca, your tour leader guide:
Luca is a very expert guide, able to take you from the desert up to the snowy mountains: no obstacle is too big for him. He especially enjoys the most challenging tours, but he’s also a versatile guide. He will lead you following his instinct and great experience. Luca’s team also includes Luca 2 (this was the easiest way to distinguish them, and yet, easy to remember their names!) and Fabrizio.
A very strong cyclist, Italian Champion of the Banker Road and Mountain Bike. And, just as funny as athletic, he’s the ideal guide for strong groups. He loves demanding routes, but there is one important rule for him: there can be no ride, that is not going to be followed by a nice meal and a good glass of wine!
Fabrizio is your driver and mechanic, who will follow the group with the van, and will assist during the most demanding ascents and will take good care of your bike. Fabrizio is always a welcome sight on the road.
You will always be well cared for with Luca and his team! They will make a real difference, and turn your cycling holiday into the best time you could ever imagine!