Giro d’Italia 2018 - The Giro Experience

  • Location

    Italy (route TBC)

  • Duration

    8 days | 7 nights

  • Length

    60 - 100km daily

  • Climb

    500 - 1500m daily

7 May 2018 - 28 May 2018

Soak up the Giro d'Italia atmosphere, ride the best parts of each stage just a few hours ahead of the race, and enjoy watching the pros fight for the pink jersey!

If you're looking for the true Giro d'Italia experience, then join us in 2018 as the race restarts in Sicily following the Grande Partenza in Jerusalem. We'll ride the best 60-100km of each stage on exactly the same course as the race, just a few hours ahead of the peloton. The crowds will be cheering us on in every village and as we approach the finish line, a truly unique experience in any global sporting event!

Each week of the Giro has its own personality, but what can be assured are some of the best cycling routes anywhere in Europe. And if you're really feeling up for a challenge, you may wish to cycle up Mt Etna in Sicily or Monte Zoncolan in the Alps as two of the rumoured mountain stages.

As an "Official Tour Operator", we have full access to the route, even on the big mountain stages with our support vehicle close behind our group at all times. And on at least one stage, we'll cross the finish line, stand on the podium, and watch the race from the VIP Grandstand whilst sipping prosecco.

In the evening, enjoy traditional local cuisine and stay in a charming hotel hand-picked by our experienced team. For this tour, the quality of hotels, food, wine, coffee, culture, and people are all as important as the cycling itself, so we will enjoy the full experience of Italy as we cycle through this extraordinary country.

Take a break and join us for the trip of a lifetime on the "world’s hardest race in the world’s most beautiful country". That’s your Grand Tours Project. If you're looking for an even bigger challenge, join us for our "Ride Every Kilometre" tour. The Giro d'Italia course will be announced in November 2018, but in the meantime contact us to register your interest.

Total price: From €3,500

  • Ride the final 60-100km of 6 stages of the Giro, on the race route, just a few hours before the pros
  • Watch the Giro stars fight for the pink jersey
  • Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Giro and the support of the public
  • Cross the finish line on one of the stages, stand on the podium, and watch the race from the Giro VIP Grandstand
  • Enjoy local cuisine and stay in charming hotels
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Maximum group size: 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Take your pick on these rumoured routes: Week 1- Sicily to the Abruzzo region ... Week 2 - Abruzzo to the Dolomites ... or Week 3 - Dolomites to the Aosta Valley and then Rome
  • Week 1 - 7 to 14 May

    Route : announced November 2017

    We await the announcement of the route in November, but it is rumoured that the Giro will recommence in Sicily ... if so, this could mean another climb up the biggest volcano in Europe, Mt Etna.

    To wind its way up from the "toe" of Italy, the route may ride through some of the best cycling regions in all of Italy - Puglia, the Appenine mountain range, and the Abruzzo region.
    The first week of the Giro always features surprisingly beautiful scenery, and we have no doubt this edition will be no exception.

  • Week 2 - 14 to 21 May

    Route : announced November 2017

    There are rumours that in Week 2 the Giro will continue northwards up to the Veneto region and then climb up the infamous Monte Zoncolan, one of the most challenging ascents on the professional bike circuit. It has featured in the Giro only 5 times in its 100-year history, so this would be a rare experience.

    We are then expected to enter the Dolomites, with a rumoured climb up the beautiful 3 Cime di Lavaredo, where Vincenzo Nibali won the 2013 Giro in an epic climb through a snow storm.

  • Week 3 - 21 to 28 May

    Route : announced November 2017

    From the Dolomites the Giro will probably head to the Alps, with reports indicating that we may climb up to Cervinia, the southern base of the Matterhorn for a stage finish.

    Rome is likely to be the final destination where the finish line could be in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican ... an appropriate end-point following the start in Jerusalem. We'll then relax over the best Italian food and wine as we watch the exciting final stage of the race.