Giro d'Italia 2022 Week 3 Ride Every Kilometre

  • Location

    Dolomites

  • Duration

    8 days | 7 nights

  • Length

    873km

  • Climb

    17,750m

23 May 2022 - 30 May 2022

This week of Giro d’Italia is a true test for the professional teams and the individual riders. The route designers have ensured that the Dolomites region will deliver fabled mountain climbs and fast descents of legendary proportions. This week entails over 870 kilometres and a whopping 17,750m ascent.

The Dolomites region of northern Italy is drop dead gorgeous and the mountain climbs and descents are epic ...and that is an understatement. So many legendary mountain passes - Goletto di Cadino, Mortirolo, Passo San Pellegrino, Pordoi and Marmolada and more.

On Stage 19 there is a diversion into beautiful Slovenia, following the crystal blue rivers before returning over the mountains back into Italy.

And to ensure you and the professional riders can complete this final week Stage 18 is relatively ‘easy’ and Stage 21 is the short, sharp and fast Individual Time Trial.

So if you are looking for a mighty challenge, an attempt to emulate the professional riders, or to test your limits...this is the week for you!

Better start training now.

If the 'Ride Every Kilometre' Challenge tour of 6 stages sounds a bit much, or if you haven't the time for a full week off, then you may wish to join us in Sicily for 3 stages (Stages 4, 5 & 6)!

We are also offering a more relaxed option for the final week involving 60-100km of riding each day - our Giro 'Experience' tours.

Total price: From €4,490

  • Achieve one of the world's great "bucket-list" sports experiences
  • The full Giro d’Italia experience
  • Ride every stage on the day of the race ahead of the pros
  • On at least one stage cross the finish line, mount the podium and enjoy the hospitality of the Giro d’Italia VIP Zone
  • Official Giro d’Italia route access
  • Official Giro d’Italia VIP Zone pass
  • All meals included
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Minimum and Maximum group size: 7 (1 guide) or 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Bike rental (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) available
  • Day 1 - Monday 23 May

    Benuvento

    30km

    We will collect you from the airport at a predetermined time as we have a two hour transfer to our hotel near Salo and the start the next day, Stage 16.

    We’ll reassemble and fit the bikes, check the bike lights, and if there is time, do a quick 30 kilometre ride.

    Dinner at the hotel and an early night for the early start!

    Hotel Bellerive ****
  • Day 2 - Tuesday 24 May

    Stage 16 Salò - Aprica

    200km | 5,440m

    Today is a massive day and so we need to start before sunrise. Lights on, warm riding kit, adequate sustenance and you are off, racing against the clock and road closures. The aim is to reach Santa Cristina Pass or Aprica before the route is closed for the arrival of the caravan and the pros.

    First up, almost 1,700m of climbing to Goletto di Cadino at 1,938m, then a huge descent before back into climbing mode to Mortirolo at 1,854m. Cross the finish line before or after the pros, doesn’t matter! Bravo. We’ll transfer you to our hotel in Ponte di Legno.

    Another early night is recommended!

    Hotel Garni Pegra ***
  • Day 3 - Wednesday 25 May

    Stage 17 Ponte di Legno - Lavarone

    165km | 3,740m

    Ok, so not as massive as the day before, but still a respectable amount of climbing today. Another early start but hopefully not so much pressure.

    A short climb to Passo del Tonale 1,883m and then a long descent to 211m. A 400m climb up will take you onto smaller climbs and descents before 2 final climbs, with a 15% gradient on Monte Rovere, the final climb. You can sigh with relief on the last 8 kilometres to the finish line.

    Transfer to our hotel in Levico Terme.

    Hotel B612 ***
  • Day 4 - Thursday 26 May

    Stage 18 Borgo Valsugana - Treviso

    146km | 570m

    Compared to the previous two stages, today is easy, seriously.

    The profile shows a downhill route with ‘undulations’, such a lovely word! So today you can take it easy. The GTP guide will advise you on departure time as we still need to aim to finish before the pros, and today we aim to cross the official finish line, mount the podium and then enter the Giro VIP Zone in order to enjoy the hospitality, mingle with other cycling aficionados and watch the sprinters cross the finish.

    After watching the podium awards, we’ll transfer you to our next lovely hotel.

    Hotel Lampara ****
  • Day 5 - Friday 27 May

    Stage 19 Marano Lagunare - Santuario di Castelmonte

    178km | 3,230m

    You have an early start to transfer you to the start near Marano Lagunare. The first part heads north skirting around Udine before turning east and over the very beautiful Passo di Tanamea and along the crystal blue rivers into Slovenia. This short excursion into Slovenia should convince you to return for more. Slovenia with Love is one of our tours! Once over Kolovrat 1,145m and into Italy, finishing at Santurio di Castelmonte.

    Transfer to lovely Belluno where you can relax at our hotel. We recommend an early night!

    Albergo Cappello e Cadore ***
  • Day 6 - Saturday 28 May

    Stage 20 Belluno - Marmolada (Passo Fedaia)

    167km | 4,490m

    Consider the previous two days as training rides! Giro d’Italia has called today’s stage ‘colossal’. And fair enough, there is Passo San Pellegrino 1,918m, Passo Pordoi 2,235m and Marmolada at 2,570m and maximum 18% gradient just to really test you.

    So starting before sunrise again and hopefully ready to enjoy conquering these famous climbs and descents.

    The GTP support van will be as close as allowable throughout the day, and will transfer you to Verona when you are done.

    Hotel Indigo Verona - Grand Hotel Des Arts, an IHG Hotel ****
  • Day 7 - Sunday 29 May

    Stage 21 Verona - Tissot ITT

    17,1km / 280m

    You can wake up after sunrise today, but not too long. There is an Individual Time Trial and in order to complete the Ride Every Kilometre, you need to ride the route before it is closed to the public. After the last few days, 17km and 280m is a breeze, right?

    After our ITT experience, we'll return to the hotel, which is centrally located from the start/finish lines, and we'll freshen up. We will then do a little sightseeing of beautiful Verona and enjoy a relaxed celebratory lunch, before joining the luxury VIP Lounge to watch the Individual Time Trial amongst the passionate fans cheering on their favourite riders. At the race conclusion, we'll join in the Giro award celebrations, and then have our final team dinner in a great restaurant in Verona.

    You can stay up late tonight and enjoy our farewell dinner.

    Hotel Indigo Verona - Grand Hotel Des Arts, an IHG Hotel ****
  • Day 8 - Monday 30 May

    Arrivederci

    Did you complete the Ride Every Kilometre? If you did, Congratulazioni!

    If you attempted and found it tough, Bravo. This is the hardest week of "The toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place", and to even attempt it is inspirational. Now you know what to expect, come back another year and try again!

    After breakfast we’ll help you pack up and arrange for you to depart from either Verona or Venice airport for your onward journey.

    See you on future Grand Tours Project tours.