Giro d’Italia "Ride Every Kilometre" - all 21 stages

  • Location

    From Emilia Romagna to Tuscany, Alps, Dolomites & Verona

  • Duration

    24 Days | 23 Nights

  • Length

    120 - 240km daily

  • Climb

    1,000 - 4,500m daily

10 May 2019 - 3 Jun 2019

This is the ultimate cycling challenge: ride every kilometre of one of the Grand Tours ... and the Giro d’Italia is typically the toughest! We'll be riding on exactly the same route as the race, every single kilometre, just a few hours ahead of the pros. That's over 3,500km, and 40,000+ metres of climbing, over 21 stages.

“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, on every stage, of the Giro, on the same day as the race. We'll be riding some of the best cycle routes in Italy as the Giro winds its way from Emilia Romagna to Tuscany, the Alps, the Dolomites & arriving in Verona for the grande finale in the roman amphitheatre.

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 an "Official Tour Operator", 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 all 21 stages of the Giro d’Italia stages sounds a bit much then you can join for just 9 or 6 stages.

Total price: From €12,850

  • "Ride Every Kilometre" of the Giro, all 21 stages, on the race route, just hours before the pros
  • The challenge of a lifetime, a genuine "bucket-list" achievement
  • Be part of the Grand Finale in Verona's roman amphitheatre
  • Watch the Giro stars fight for the pink jersey
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • 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, and watch the race from the Giro VIP zone with a prosecco in hand
  • Maximum group size: 7 (with 1 guides)
  • Week 1 - 10 to 20 May

    Bologna to San Marino

    11 days | 10 Nights (9 stages)

    Emilia-Romagna ...Tuscany ... Lazio ... Puglia ... Abruzzo and Le Marche ... it will be warm and beautiful as we ride around Central Italy

    We'll be riding some of the best cycle routes in Italy as the Giro winds its way around central Italy. Starting in Bologna the Corsa Rosa heads south to the regions of Tuscany and Lazio before crossing Italy to the east coast from Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo.

    The first week of the Giro always features surprisingly beautiful scenery, and we have no doubt this edition will be no exception.

  • Week 2 - 20 to 27 May

    Ravenna to Como

    8 days | 7 Nights (6 stages)

    After a much needed rest day, Week 2 of the Giro will continue northwards from the Ravenna to the Piemonte region, along some stunning routes, particularly the hilly landscapes around Pinerolo. Once we reach the mountains in the north, we will climb up to the famous mountain resort, Courmayeaur. We will finish the week on the shores of Lake Como and enjoy our final rest day.

  • Week 3 - 27 May to 2 June

    Lovere to Verona

    8 days | 7 Nights (6 stages)

    From the mountains in the north, the Giro will continue through the Alps to the Dolomites in the north-east, and climb up climb up the Gavia , the 2019 Cima Coppi (the highest mountain pass of the Giro), followed swiftly by the legendary 1,852m high Mortirolo. Verona is the final destination, featuring for only the 4th time in the Giro's 102-year history. We'll then relax over the best Italian food and wine as we watch the exciting final stage of the race, as the pros sprint through the streets of Verona. Once you have completed these final kilometres in Verona, you will have joined a very select group of amateurs who have cycled every kilometre of the Giro d'Italia on the same day as the race. Bucket List celebrations begin!