Giro d'Italia "Granfondo Getaway" - Rome

  • Location


  • Duration

    3 days | 2 nights

  • Length

    60km/120km Granfondo or Non-cycling spectator

  • Climb

    650m/2,000m or Non-cycling spectator

25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018

For only the 4th time in Giro d'Italia history, the race will finish in Rome. Not only can you be there to witness the Grande Finale spectacle, you can also join in with your bike to ride the Roma Granfondo, with a choice of a 60km or 120km course ... or you (or your partner) may prefer our non-cycling spectator option. Either way, it will be a spectacular way to celebrate cycling over a long weekend!

There will be no better way to see and experience the Giro d'Italia in Rome for its final stage, the Grand Finale. Starting at 2:15pm on the 27th, the pros will race 10 loops of an 11.8km circuit on the streets of Rome, and we'll be in our luxury VIP tent close to the finish line to watch the excitement unfold.

But for the cyclists in our team, the morning belongs to you and your bike. Starting early (6:30am), you'll be riding the Roma Granfondo, with a choice - either the 60km In Bici Ai Castelli, which is a relaxed non-competitive ride with a total ascent of 650m ... or the competitive 120km Granfondo Campagnolo, which climbs a total of 2,000m. Both events start near the Colosseum at sunrise. Whichever you choose, you'll enjoy a unique experience of riding on traffic-free roads in Rome, on the city's biggest day of sport, and only a few hours before the pros enter the circuit for the 101st Giro Grande Finale.

For our Non-cycling spectators, you can enjoy a sleep-in, breakfast, and a guided walking tour in Rome.

Our historic hotel - the Circo Massimo - is right on the Giro race route, next the the ancient Circus Maximus where the Romans held their chariot races, and walking distance to the Giro start / finish line. Each evening, we'll enjoy great Italian cuisine and wine.

As an "Official Tour Operator" of the Giro d'Italia, we can enjoy the luxury Giro VIP tent to watch the full race in comfort, next to the finish line.

For a long weekend of cycling heaven, join us in Rome for the Grand Finale of the 101st edition of the Giro d'Italia!

Total price: €1,500

  • Watch the final stage of the 101st edition of the Giro d'Italia from the luxury of the VIP tent at the finish line
  • Ride on car-free roads in Rome, choosing between the In Bici Ai Castelli event (60km) or the Roma Granfondo (120km) ...
  • ... Or choose our Non-cycling spectator option
  • Wander to some of the great historic and cultural sites of Rome with our guided walking tour
  • Enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere of the Giro, with thousands of fans lining the streets
  • Savour fantastic Italian food and wine, and relax in our hand-picked high quality hotel each evening
  • Expert planning and support from our team
  • Maximum group size: 18 (with 3 staff members)
  • Day 1 - 25 May

    Benvenuto in Roma

    We'll greet you at Rome airport and transport you to our hotel in central Rome - the Circo Massimo - on the ancient Circus Maximus and close to the Roman Forum. Our mechanic will help you unpack and build your bike, we'll hand our your Grandfondo race kit, and discuss the weekend programme. If you have time, you may wish to wander to some of the extraordinary sites of ancient Rome, walking distance from our hotel. In the evening, we will enjoy a dinner together at a local restaurant serving delicious Italian food.

  • Day 2 - 26 May

    Rome in pink | Walking tour | Bike Expo

    The excitement in Rome will be growing in anticipation of the race arriving tomorrow, and residents will be busy decorating the city in pink. We'll enjoy this atmosphere with a guided walking tour of some of the great sites of Rome - maybe the Vatican, St Peter's Square, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon. We may even jump on town bikes to ride between some of these sites. To coincide with the Granfondo, a large Bike Expo is being held in Rome, displaying the bike world's latest trends, designs, and technologies, so we'll be sure to visit as a group. And for those riding the Granfondo, we'll attend registration to collect your race number and jersey. We have selected one of our favourite restaurants in Rome for dinner, before an early-ish bed in preparation for our big day tomorrow.

  • Day 3 - 27 May

    Roma Granfondo | Giro final stage

    60km | 120km ... or Non-cycling spectator only

    A massive day! For the cyclists, we will be up early to ride one of our pre-selected options - the In Bici cycle event (60km) or the competitive Granfondo (120km), both starting at 6:30am. For the Non-cycling spectators, we will enjoy a sleep-in, breakfast and a relaxed walk to a few more sites in Rome. We'll meet up for an early lunch, and by 2:00pm we'll all be in the luxury VIP tent close to the finish line, sipping prosecco, ready to watch the whole race starting at 2:15pm. At the race conclusion, we'll join in the Giro award celebrations and cheer the pink jersey winner of the 101st edition of the Giro. For those who wish to fly back home this evening, we'll transport you back to Rome airport, packed with your bike and memories to last a lifetime.

  • Day 4 - 28 May

    Coffee & Arrivederci (optional day)

    Whilst our program ends the previous evening, you are welcome to extend your stay and enjoy another relaxed morning (or longer) in Rome. There is so much to see and do in Rome, that a longer stay will be appealing.