Giro d’Italia 2018 - "Ride Every Kilometre"

  • Location

    Italy (route TBC)

  • Duration

    8 Days | 7 Nights

  • Length

    120 - 225km daily

  • Climb

    1,000 - 4,500m daily

7 May 2018 - 28 May 2018

This is the ultimate cycling challenge: ride every kilometre of one of the Grand Tours ... and the Giro d’Italia is typically the toughest! We'll be riding the exact same route as the race, just a few hours ahead of the pros.

“There is nothing quite like riding on the full route of the Giro d'Italia, with thousands of supporters on the road cheering us on, and with the peloton only an hour or two behind us.” Keith Tuffley, Founder of Grand Tours Project and the mind behind the "Ride Every Kilometre" concept.

You can select to ride week 1, 2 or 3, each of which has 6 stages. (You may also wish to cycle the first 3 stages in Israel - see our “Grande Partenza” tour). We'll be riding some of the best cycle routes in Italy as the Giro winds its way up from Sicily along the full length of Italy to the Alps and Dolomites, and then with a (rumoured) finish in Rome, an appropriate selection given the historic connection to Jerusalem where the Giro starts.

You don’t need to be an elite athlete, but you must be fit and strong, and be ready for back-to-back long days in the saddle. We will start early and sometimes not finish till 4:30pm, just one hour ahead of the race leaders. However, we will always ensure we have enough time on the route each day for coffee, lunch and photo stops.

There are very limited spaces on this tour, with a ratio of 7 cyclists : 1 guide. As an "Official Tour Operator", we will have our support vehicle with us the whole distance, all the way to the finish line. Riding on the race course just a few hours before the pros makes this an unforgettable experience. Check out this story from one of our 2016 guests to be convinced!

If riding every kilometre of the Giro d’Italia stages sounds a bit much then check out our "Giro Experience" tour. The Giro d'Italia course will be announced in November 2017, but in the meantime contact us to register your interest.

Total price: From €3,150

  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of 6 stages of the Giro, on the race route, just hours before the pros
  • The challenge of a lifetime, a genuine "bucket-list" achievement
  • 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
  • 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

    8 days | 7 Nights (6 stages)

    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

    8 days | 7 Nights (6 stages)

    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

    8 days | 7 Nights (6 stages)

    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.