Giro's grand finale

  • Location

    San Candido - Milano

  • Duration

    4 days | 3 nights

  • Length

    230-410 KM

  • Climb

    TBD

25 May 2017 - 28 May 2017

Take a short break and ride two mountain stages of the Giro ahead of the pros before rolling into Milan for the grand finale.


"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 yourself. 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

If you are time crunched, this short version of our Giro's Final Week tour will give you a taste of the Grand Tours Project experience. The final two mountain stages of the 100th edition if the Giro will take us up the legendary climbs of Piancavallo and Monte Grappa. A flat time trial stage awaits us in Milano on the last day.

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

Completing the full distance of a Giro stage is mental as much as it is 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!

Looking for a more relaxed tour? Check out the The Giro Experience


Total price: From € 1,350

  • Ride every kilometer of the final 3 stages of the Giro, just hours before the pros
  • Or ride just the best part of the stage (80-100km)
  • Piancavallo and Monte Grappa, two of the climbs that made the legend of the Giro
  • 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 - 25 May

    Arrival

    We will meet you at Venice Marco Polo airport and drive you to San Candido in the Dolomites. 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 - 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 course heading to Aviano. The route then heads towards the final steep 14-km ascent, where the first 6 km are at a gradient of around 10%, topping at 15%!. Fortunately, the climb does get gentler, but it's still quite hard still until the finish where Marco Pantani won in 1998.

  • Day 3 - 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%, with 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 4 - 28 May

    Monza (Autodromo Nazionale) - Milano ITT

    28 KM

    The Individual Time Trial 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.