Giro's final week: ride every kilometre

  • Location

    Rovetta-Milano

  • Duration

    7 Days | 6 Nights

  • Length

    500-990KM

  • Climb

    TBD

22 May 2017 - 28 May 2017

Join us for the ride of a lifetime: ride on the course of the Giro d’Italia for the final week in the mountains – just hours before the pros. Ride every kilometer: that’s the ultimate Grand Tour Project. Or ride just the best part of the stage. Either way you get the full Giro experience.


"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. As you cross villages, you start to notice more people on the streets. Soon the colourful and loud publicity caravan overtakes you.

Next, 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, enjoy a healthy buffet prepared by our staff 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, as shown in this video. 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. Our Grand Tours Project team of guides, mechanics and drivers will take care of all the planning and the logistics to let you focus on your personal challenge."

Keith Tuffley, Grand Tours Project Chief Purpose Officer

In 2017 we will ride on the course of the final 6 stages of the 100th edition of the Giro, which will visit many prestigious passes that made the history of the race: Stelvio, Mortirolo, Passo Tonale, Pordoi, Monte Grappa… and more.

Every day, participants will have the choice between riding every kilometer of the stage, or start their ride 80-100 km from the finish to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the race.

Completing the full distance of Giro stages is mental as much as physical. You don’t have to be an elite athlete, but you must be fit, have a positive mindset and be ready for back to back long days in the saddle. Riding on the race course just before the pros, with the support of the public and our team, makes it an unforgettable experience. Check out this story from one of our 2016 guests to be convinced!

If you don't have enough time to join us on this tour, you can still ride ride and watch the Giro with us by joining the 4 day Giro's Grand Finale.

Looking for a more relaxed tour? Check The Giro Experience

Total price: From € 2,700

  • Ride every kilometer of the final 6 stages of the Giro, just hours before the pros
  • The challenge of a lifetime
  • Or ride just the best part of the stage (80-100km)
  • Climb the passes that made the legend of the Giro: Stelvio, Mortirolo, Passo Tonale, Pordoi, Monte Grappa…
  • Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Giro and the support of the public
  • Cross the finish line in Milano and watch the pros from the Giro VIP area
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guide, mechanic, driver)
  • Maximum group size: 14 riders
  • Day 1 - 22 May

    Arrival

    We will meet you at Milano Malpensa airport and drive you to Rovetta 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 - 23 May

    Rovetta - Bormio

    227 KM

    Alpine queen stage with approx. 5,400 m cumulative elevation gain. The course runs first on a mild climb heading to Edolo and then climbs up the Mortirolo from Monno, which the Giro tackled only once so far in 1990. The parcours takes a pass over the finish line in Bormio, climbs up the Passo dello Stelvio (Cima Coppi) and reaches Prato allo Stelvio and Glorenza, crosses the borders to Switzerland and clears the Umbrail Pass leading back to Italy, just 3 km from the Stelvio summit, and running down to Bormio

  • Day 3 - 24 May

    Tirano - Canazei

    219 KM

    The stage features an intermediate level of difficulty. The course starts off with the Aprica ascent and the Passo del Tonale. After a long descent in Val di Sole and Val di Non the route climbs up in Val di Cembra and then in Val di Fiemme and Fassa. The final 70 km run mildly uphill leading into the finish possibly with a few riders sprint.

  • Day 4 - 25 May

    Moena - Ortisei

    137 KM

    Queen stage in the Dolomites. Some of the most well-known passes of the region will be climbed: Pordoi, Valparola, Gardena and Pinei. Over 137 km an approx. 4000 m cumulative elevation gain will be made. The final ascent in Val Gardena leads to few km from Ortisei, like in 2005.

  • Day 5 - 26 May

    San Candido/Innichen - Piancavallo

    191 KM

    The stage course features two climbs right after the start (Monte Croce Comelico and Sappada) followed by a long descent with the short but quite steep climb of Sella Chianzutan before the second half of the parcours heading to Aviano. The parcours then runs on a final steep 14-km ascent, where the first 6 km are at a gradient around 10% (topping15%) and then the climb becomes milder though very hard still until the finish where Marco Pantani won in 1998.

  • Day 6 - 27 May

    Pordenone - Asiago

    190 KM

    A very long stage with long climbs. After the first half across the hilly region around Treviso famous for its Prosecco vineyards, the route reaches Feltre where it climbs up Monte Grappa on its north side. It is a climb measuring 24 km in length with long sections at 7-8% gradients alternating with short apparently flat ground stretches or descents. A very long descent heading to Romano d’Ezzelino is followed by 10 km on a flat section leading to the 14 km climb up to Foza at a gradient of 7.1%. The stage route runs over the final wavy 10 km to the finish in Asiago.

  • Day 7 - 28 May

    Monza (Autodromo Nazionale) - Milano ITT

    28 KM

    The Individual Time is perfectly flat (or very slightly downhill) and runs along the boulevards in Monza and Milan after the start in Monza Motor Racing Track (one complete lap is raced). A “classic” finale in the city where the Giro d’Italia was born with the finish line in Piazza Duomo.