Giro d'Italia "Ride Every Kilometre" Week 3 - The Alps, Stelvio & Milano

  • Location

    Northern Italy: Udine to Milano

  • Duration

    8 Days | 7 Nights

  • Length

    16.5 - 251 km daily

  • Climb

    200-4,500m daily

25 May 2020 - 1 Jun 2020

Join us as we cycle every kilometre of the final week of the Giro - from beautiful Bassano del Grappa, up the mighty Alps including the 2020 Cima Coppi - Passo Stelvio. And then the Grande Finale in Milano. This will be a week of cycling you will relish forever.

“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 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.

We're offering the opportunity for amateur cyclists to ride every kilometre of stages 16-21, on the same day as the race. We'll be riding in some of the classic cycle regions of northern Italy, with a classic finish in Milano!

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 "Official Tour Operator" of the Giro d'Italia, we have special access to the full race route, so we will have our support vehicle with us the whole distance, all the way to the finish line each day. 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 2018 guests to be convinced!

If riding every kilometre 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 €3,950

  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of 6 stages, on the race route, just hours before the pros
  • Enjoy the beauty of Bassano del Grappa, the grandeur of the Stelvio and Laghi di Cancano, and the big finish in Milano, as we cycle anywhere between 16.5km to 251km daily
  • Watch the Giro stars fight for the pink jersey, from the best vantage points
  • On every stage, enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Giro and the support of the public
  • On at least one of the stages, cycle across the finish line, stand on the winners podium.
  • Watch the Stage 21 of the race from the Giro VIP zone with prosecco in hand
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Maximum group size: 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Bianchi bike rental available (Infinito CV disc + Ultegra di2 electronic)
  • Day 1 - Monday, 25 May

    Benvenuto in Italia

    We'll greet you at Venice airport and transport you to our superb hotel in Udine. Our team will help you unpack and build your bike, we'll hand out the team kit, and make final preparations before tomorrow's ride. After discussing the week's programme, the team will enjoy a relaxed stroll in the city centre and then a hearty dinner in an excellent restaurants specialising in local dishes.

  • Day 2 - Tuesday, 26 May

    Stage 16 - Udine - San Daniele Del Friuli

    228km / Mountain

    What a stage to kick off the final week of the Giro - 228km and the longest stage of the final week. Starting from Udine, an early start will take us through the Julian Prealps, before entering the valley of the Tagliamento river. And this is where the fun will start, 76kms in and we'll begin the technical circuit (*3) taking in steep ramps leading to the Castello di Susans (15%) and to Monte Ragogna (16%)... This is a prime viewing spot for spectators and you will be cheered on by the fans! Once we conquer these epic climbs, we then descend down towards San Daniele Del Friuli for the stage finish. We'll watch the pros and transfer to Bassano del Grappa for a good nights sleep!

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  • Day 3 - Wednesday, 27 May

    Stage 17 - Bassano del Grappa - Madonna di Campiglio

    202km / 5,000m

    It’s week 3 and that means a guaranteed week on solid climbing and Stage 17, is certainly delivering… We will climb 5,000m today over 4 mountain passes and we’ll be breaking Giro History! Starting the ride from Bassano del Grappa with an undulating 40km roll out, before reaching our first climb of the day, Forcella Valbona (a first-ever pass for the Giro). We’ll descend down to Aldeno and immediately continue up Monte Bondone (another first), with gradients over 10% in the second part of the ascent. After clearing the penultimate pass of the day - Passo Durone, it’s time to close the final climb to Madonna di Campiglio. It will be an epic finish, and after 5,000m of climbing in the legs, we’ll have earned a beer, dinner and an early nights sleep!

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  • Day 4 - Thursday, 28 May

    Stage 18 - Pinzolo - Laghi di Cancano

    209km / 5,400m

    The Queen Stage of the 2020 Giro, and one you won’t forget ... the highlight being the 24.7km / 1,851m climb up the Cima Coppi (the highest mountain pass of the Giro), the 2,758m high Passo dello Stelvio. With an average gradient of 7.5%, and magnificent views of the Alps, it's a great photo opportunity. Immediately after the descent to Bormio, the race route will deliver us to the bottom of the final climb leading to the Laghi di Cancano! We’ve got 21 hairpins (the so-called “scale di Fraele”) to count as we wind our way up to the finish line. After 5,500m of climbing, we will have completed one of the great days of the 2020 Giro!

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  • Day 5 - Friday, 29 May

    Stage 19 - Morbegno - Asti

    251km / Flat

    251km and barely a hill in sight ... in fact looking at the profile it looks like a steady roll down hill - easy peasy ! Well ... it would be if we hadn’t just endured 2 epic mountain stages! Either way we'll start early to ensure we have plenty of time for coffee and croissant breaks, photos opportunities, and lunch, before arriving at the finish well before the pros. The race starts around lunch time, so our pace inevitably picks up in the afternoon as we feel the breath of the peloton down our necks - the feeling of 170+ cyclists traveling at 45kph+ is an exciting one, and the crowds will be cheering us on as we approach the finish. But tomorrow's ride is another big mountain stage so we will try and conserve something!

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  • Day 6 - Saturday, 30 May

    Stage 20 - Alba - Sestriere

    200km / 5,000m

    The final big challenge for us. With another 5,000m+ of climbing over 200km, 3 CAT mountains, and a mountain finish in Sestriere, this will be another day to remember. It will be an early start to ensure we cross the finish line before the pros catch us. We start the day immediately climbing up Colle dell’Agnello followed by Col d’Izoard and Mont Genevre. We'll cross back into Italy from France for the final haul up the Sestriere - This 20th Stage will likely determine the pink jersey winner of the 103rd edition of the Giro, so hold on for an exciting race finish, just an hour or two after we complete this heroic day of cycling. We then travel to Milano for the Grande Finale!

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  • Day 7 - Sunday, 31 May

    Stage 21 - Milano ITT


    Riding in the city of Milano, on the route of the 103rd edition of the Giro, will be an exciting experience. The Individual Time Trial is perfectly flat (or very slightly downhill), we’ll ride down the avenues, to the finish line at Piazza Duomo. This is a “classic” finale in the city that gave birth to the Giro. We'll start early so we can complete our ride well before midday - and then rejoice with the crowds as we cross the finish line and take pictures on the podium! Our hotel is centrally located from the start/finish lines, so we'll freshen up, then enjoy a relaxed celebratory lunch, before joining the luxury VIP Tent to watch the Individual Time Trial. At the race conclusion, we'll join in the Giro award celebrations, and then have our final team dinner in a great restaurant in central Milano.

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  • Day 8 - Monday, 1 June


    Congratulations - you have achieved one of the great cycling challenges: ridden every kilometre of a full week of the Giro, with the pros just hours behind you. You can't get closer to the action than this! After last night's celebratory dinner and this morning's sleep-in, a hearty breakfast, and good Italian coffee, we'll help you with packing your bike and transport you to Milan Malpensa airport for your trip home. You'll be taking home memories, achievements, new friendships and bragging rights that you will never forget.