Giro d'Italia "Ride Every Kilometre" Week 3 - STELVIO, DOLOMITES & ROME 2024

  • Location

    Lombardy, The Dolomites & Rome

  • Duration

    8 Days | 7 Nights

  • Length

    126 - 202 km daily

  • Climb

    300 - 4,250 m daily

20 May 2024 - 27 May 2024

Join us as we Ride Every Kilometre of the Week 3 of the 107th Giro d'Italia. Grand Tours Project’s signature tour, Ride Every Kilometre, promises an epic challenge and as always, in the mountains of northern Italy. In 2024 this means, Lombardy and the Dolomites. Riding from Livigno and climbing iconic Italian passes, kilometres of hairpin descents, starting and finishing in alpine towns and ski resorts and finishing on Monte Grappa. The final stage is in magnificent Rome. The Giro d’Italia 2024 is ready for an exciting third week. Are you excited? We are!

“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.

We're offering the opportunity for fit amateur cyclists to Ride Every Kilometre of stages 16 - 21, on the same day as the race ahead of the caravan and pros. We'll be riding through some beautiful and spectacular regions of Italy with a VIP Finish and Podium access along the route.

977 kilometres and 15,400 metres ascent, the final week of the Giro d’Italia entails 6 stages in Lombardy and the Dolomites. Only on Stage 18 is there respite and even then 166 km of constant pedalling through Prosecco vineyards and not being able to stop and taste it, is tough. Some of your bucket list climbs will be during this week- Foscagno, Stelvio, Passo Sella, Passo Rolle, Cime Sappada and Monte Grappa. And other climbs that you might not know: Monte Pana, Brocon, and Muro Ca del Poggio. The Grand Tours Project Giro d’Italia Ride Every Kilometre is a journey of discovery.

Ride. Every. Kilometre. of each stage in the morning ahead of the professional racers. Yes really. Grand Tours Project has successfully run these tours for several years.

Are you ready to Ride Every Kilometre of Week 3? If you think this is for you, keep reading and be inspired.

And if this is not enough of a challenge, we offer guests the opportunity to complete the entire Giro d’Italia. If this is for you, contact us for further details. Riding on the race course just a few hours before the pros makes this an unforgettable experience.

Finally, if Ride Every Kilometre sounds too much, then we invite you to consider our Giro d’Italia Experience tours that entail 50 - 100 km riding each day - our Giro "Experience" tours.

Total price: From €4,790

  • Ride Every Kilometre of 6 stages, on the race route, just hours before the pros
  • Enjoy the beauty of Lombardy and the Dolomites, and the grand finale in Rome, as we cycle the full Giro route
  • Watch the Giro stars fight for the pink jersey
  • On every stage, enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Giro and the support of the passionate Italian fans
  • 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 Lounge VIP zone with prosecco in hand and enjoy the ceremony award from the best vantage point
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Maximum group size: 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Premium rental bike available (Full carbon disc brake + Ultegra di2 electronic or equivalent)
  • Level of fitness: Advance - fit enough to ride 5 to 7 hrs or 130 to 200 km some days at a steady pace.
  • DAY 1 - Monday 20 MAY


    25 km | 500 m

    We will meet you at Milan or Bergamo Airport and transfer you to your hotel near Livigno. Our team will help you to check in and unpack your bike or set up your rental bike. After a light lunch or snack, we’ll test ride the bikes on the long straight valley road and return. Back at our hotel, we can adjust the bikes, and then explore Livigno before dinner and the tour briefing.

    HOTEL in Livigno
  • DAY 2 - Tuesday 21 MAY

    Stage 16 - Livigno - Santa Cristina Valgardena

    202 km | 4,250 m

    Baptism by fire today, probably a pre-dawn start in order to stay ahead of the road closures. Ride out of Livigno to Passo dell’Eira before reaching Passo Foscagno (2,291 m). A 15 km descent and some flat towards Bormio. Now for a classic bucket list climb, Passo Stelvio - 20 km up with straights, tunnelsand hairpins. After about 1,550 m of climbing you will reach the snowy Passo Stelvio (2,758 m). The support vehicle will be there or has dropped off warm kit for your descent. Descend down the 48 hairpins to Prato Allo Stelvio. After some refreshments, ride the flattish route to Bolzano and at St Oswald start the climb to the finish at Monte Pana at Santa Cristina Valgardena.

    HOTEL near Selva de Val Gardena
  • DAY 3 - Wednesday 22 MAY

    STAGE 17 - Selva di Val Gardena - Passo del Brocon

    154 km | 4,000 m

    No rest for the wicked, another big riding day and another early start. A climb to Passo Sella (2,240 m) and then 20 km climbing from Predazzo to Passo Rolle (1,984 m), down to Fiera di Primiero to Imer and the final climbs to Gobbera (988 m) and Passo del Brocon (1,815 m), descending to Castello Tesino and returning to Brocon. If there is time you can watch the riders come in over the finish or ride down to the van waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

    Hotel near Fiera di Primiero
  • DAY 4 - Thursday 23 MAY

    STAGE 18 - Fiera di Primiero - Padova

    166 km | 550 m

    A welcome descending flat and fast ride today. Starting in Fiera di Primiero you will descend into Prosecco countryside and ride past the vineyards. Nearly reaching the Venetian Lagoon, you will head back inland to Padova (Padua) the oldest city in northern Italy, older than Rome, beautiful and home to famous changemakers, artists and influential historical people. Art museums, markets, cafes and a walled center make this a popular destination. If there is time, you can wander the streets. There is a 1.5 - 2 hour transfer to your hotel near the start of Stage 19.

    Hotel near Mortegliano
  • DAY 5 - Friday 24 MAY

    STAGE 19 - Mortegliano - Sappada

    154 km | 2,600 m

    After an early breakfast you will ride back from Mortegliano (40 m)towards the mountains albeit flattish, until the river Tagliamento. Then the climbing restarts, reaching Paularo at 650 m. A small descent through spring greenery and past quaint villages, crossing Torrente But for another climb on perfect riding roads to Ravascletto (luckily/unluckily the route does not go over Zoncolan!) and then onward to Cime Sappada (1,295 m) and the Sappada Stage 19 finish. The team will transfer you to your hotel near Alpago.

    HOTEL near Alpago
  • DAY 6 - Saturday 25 MAY

    STAGE 20 - Alpago - Monte Grappa

    175 km | 4,100 m

    One last mountain stage and if the Giro d’Italia winner has not been identified yet, this is the day. A very early breakfast and start in order to reach the finish and then take a train to Rome. The first half of the route appears easy enough…it is the final part that will test the pros and teams AND you. Firstly, a wall, specifically Muro Ca del Poggio with an average of 12% and a max of 19%. Only 1 km of lung-busting effort required! Then the final climbs - two climbs of Monte Grappa! Immediately after, the GTP team will transfer you to either Venice Mestre or Padua train stations for a fast train to Rome. In Rome you will be taken to your hotel and the van and bikes will arrive later that night.

    Hotel in Rome
  • DAY 7 - Sunday 26 MAY

    Stage 21 - Roma - Roma

    126 km | 300 m

    After your final early breakfast, we will find our way to the start and ride the 126 km race circuit. Very similar to the route in 2023, it will take us to the coast and return to Rome passing some of the major Roman landmarks before finishing near the Colosseum. To complete the REK you will cross the official Giro d’Italia Stage 21 Finish and then mount the official Winner’s Podium for photos and to celebrate your amazing achievement. At the hotel to refresh and change, before returning to the VIP Lounge right at the start/finish and to watch the race conclude. GTP has also arranged access to the Giro Awards Ceremony and the Italian organisers know how to throw a ceremony party. Something else to experience and never forget! At the conclusion of the ceremony, we will meet up for the final dinner and celebrate the end of our journey together.

    Hotel in Rome
  • DAY 21 - MONDAY 27 MAY


    Roma Fiumicino Airport

    Do not book an early flight! Sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. The third week of the Giro is tough.

    The 107th Giro d’Italia is completed but in about a month’s time the Grand Tour of France will start - will you join us there? If not, drag up the armchair and turn on the tele for another 3 weeks of intense racing…and remember your week in the Dolomites.

    We will help with checking out and transfer you to Roma Fiumicino Airport for your return home or onward journey elsewhere.

    Stay safe on the roads and hopefully see you soon.