Giro d’Italia Donne 2022 Sardinia Sojourn

  • Location


  • Duration

    5 days / 4 nights

  • Length

    140 - 310 km

  • Climb

    300 - 1800 m

29 Jun 2022 - 3 Jul 2022

Imagine this. Mediterranean summer, white sands, crystal blue waters, Sardinian - Italian cuisine, endless sunshine, country roads, rolling hills…and on a road bike racing ahead of the professional women riders racing in the Giro d’Italia Donne.

They are racing for realistic prize money for the first time in women’s racing history 250,000 euros. You are racing ahead of them for your own challenges, for enjoyment…but maybe also to help applaud and support their achievements.

So we are inviting you to join us for 3 days of intense Ride Every Kilometre riding or if you prefer, 3 days of experience riding. Doesn’t matter your gender, this tour offers flexibility that provides a taste of real adrenalin racing or a more sedate immersion in Sardinia summer experiences - beach, food and wine! Or both!

As the full route details are released, we will update the daily itinerary, meanwhile read on and start dreaming of a summer tour in beautiful Sardinia.

Total price: Price On Request

  • Opportunity to watch the Giro Donne in Sardinia, Italy
  • The chance to ride at least one "Ride Every Kilometre" day or ride portions of all 3 stages in Sardinia
  • Experience the intensity and thrills of starts and finishes
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Minimum and Maximum group size: 7 (1 guide) or 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Bring your own bike or quality bike rental available
  • Out there supporting the finest women cyclists racing in Sardinia in the Giro Donne
  • Day 1 - Wednesday 29 June

    Ennidos - Welcome

    20-30 km

    We will collect you from Cagliari airport, transfer you to our lovely hotel and help you check in. The team will help reassemble your bikes or adjust your rental bike and after lunch we will do a short 20-30 kilometre ride to ensure everything fits comfortably and is in working order. At pre dinner drinks we’ll hand out the Grand Tours Project cycle kit and our musette bags filled with goodies and fill you in on the next three days of riding.

    Dinner at the hotel.

    Hotel Maison del Sole *** or similar
  • Day 2 - Thursday 30 June

    Stage 1 Cagliari - Cagliari ITT plus options

    24km / 34m or 41km / 382m

    The Individual Time Trial is a short 4.7 kilometres but in order to complete the time trial course, we need to be there early before it is closed to the public. If you wish, you can change into some more comfortable clothing and then wander the historic enclaves of this stunning city before regrouping to watch the final highly ranked riders power past us to the finish. Back into the cycle kit and a leisurely ride back along the coast to our hotel. There is an option to extend the ride back and head up to Cascata di San Pietro Paradiso. A swim in the sea and later dinner nearby.

    Hotel Maison del Sole *** or similar
  • Day 3 - Friday 1 July

    Stage 2 Villasimius - Tortoli

    117km / 630m

    We will transfer to the start the rolling 117 kilometre ride after an early breakfast. And after one more expresso we will be riding the route aiming to finish Stage 2 before the caravan and the professionals. BUT if Ride Every Kilometre is not your cup of tea, no problem. We will transfer you to a place along the route and you can ride the last 40-60 kilometres of the stage. A guide will be with you and the support vehicle nearby.

    At Tortoli we will refresh and then join the crowds to cheer the sprinters across the finish and applaud the teams arriving soon after. Back in the support vehicle, we will transfer to our hotel near Cala Gonone through beautiful terrain. Once at the hotel you can relax, swim and we’ll see you at dinner.

    Hotel Hotel Cala Luna *** or similar
  • Day 4 - Saturday 2 July

    Cala Gonone - Olbia

    120km / 830m or 55km / 236m

    Final day of riding and an early start if you are doing Ride Every Kilometre. Our high point is at Dorgali and then relatively flat to gentle rolling to Olbia. If you want to ride a shorter distance, we can transfer you to Dorgali and then a nice descent to the coast at San Giovanni di Posada where we will collect you. Don't forget to have your swimwear ready in the support vehicle! We will also find a place to watch the peloton stream past.

    After a swim and lunch, the Experience riders will be transferred to the hotel where we will meet up with the Ride Every Kilometre riders. Time to relax and congratulate yourselves - both the Experience and the Ride Every Kilometre riders!

    Our last dinner together to celebrate.

    DoubleTree By Hilton Olbia - Sardinia **** Hotel Luna Lughente **** Jazz Hotel ****
  • Day 5 - Sunday 3 July

    Adiosu - Farewell

    An extended long weekend or a short break? Either way, we hope that you had a great time and achieved your personal goals.

    We’ll join you at breakfast and after check out, we'll take you to the airport for your onward journey. Or maybe you will continue your holiday in Sardinia.

    Safe travels and see you on the road sometime in the near future.