Women's Pro Tour: Giro Rosa

  • Location

    Ponte in Valtellina, Lombardy to Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Duration

    8 Days | 7 Nights

  • Length

    125 km daily

  • Climb

    1,250 - 3,350 m daily

8 Jul 2019 - 15 Jul 2019

A week riding on Northern Italy’s most beautiful roads, passing through quaint villages and along the Tagliamento river. All while experiencing the electric race atmosphere of the Giro Rosa!

Welcome to Italy and the 30th Edition of the Women’s Pro Race, Giro Rosa. The longest stage race and one of the most prestigious and anticipated events on the race calendar. Featuring 10 back to back stages with unforgiving profiles makes it the ultimate pro race and amateur cycling challenges.

On this tour we will be riding the final 5 stages starting in the small town of Ponte in Valtellina and finishing in the beautiful city of Udine. We will climb the mighty Gavia Pass and many more Alpine passes. We will experience the summit finish on Malga Montasio (stage 9) and finish this incredible tour riding up the cobbled climb to the Castle of Udine (stage 10), where we celebrate our incredible achievement and cheer on the women as they battle for the Maglia Rosa.

You just have to enjoy the kilometres, the views, the food, and the culture, and soak up the atmosphere! Each evening, we'll enjoy local cuisine and stay in a lovely hotel - for this tour, the quality of hotels, food and wine are as important as the cycling.

Total price: €2,950

  • Ride on 6 stages, on the race route, just hours before the pros
  • Watch the Giro Rosa riders fight for the pink jersey
  • Experience one of the biggests womens UCI race and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Giro Rosa!
  • Guided by a former pro who has competed in the Giro Rosa
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Bianchi bike rental available (Infinito CV disc + Ultegra di2 electronic)
  • Day 1 - Monday 8 July

    Benvenuto

    We will meet you at Milan Malpensa airport, and transport you to our hotel in the beautiful village of Ponte in Valtellina, where this great adventure will begin. We'll 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 program, we'll enjoy a hearty Italian dinner in our hotel.

  • Day 2 - Tuesday 9 July

    Stage 5 : Ponte in Valtellina to Passo Gavia

    100km / Mountain

    We will start the week with an epic mountain stage... and an uphill finish to the summit of the legendary Passo Gavia! With our fresh legs playing in our favour we will depart our hotel and arrive straight into the first climb, a 2nd category climb "Vespi - Monegatti". We will continue riding along the undulating course to Bormio, where we will start the last climb of the day, the mythic Passo Gavia. It's 25.6km long with 1404mts of gain altitude and an average percentage of 5.5%. Upon arriving at the finish we will wait and cheer on the riders as they battle for the Maglia Rosa!

  • Day 3 - Wednesday 10 July

    Stage 6 : Chiuro to Teglio

    12km / ITT

    Get your first taste of the excitement of the Individual Time Trial. It’s a short ride 12 km in total, but with the entire course gradually climbing it's sure to be a real leg burner! We will ride the time trial in the morning ahead of the riders. Upon crossing the finish line we will return to the start line and enjoy the atmosphere, we will watch the Pro´s warming up and start the race. After an exciting day, we will transfer to our next hotel in preparation for Stage 7!

  • Day 4 - Thursday 11 July

    Stage 7 : Cornedo Vicentino to Fara Vincentino

    100km / Mountain

    The Queen Stage of the 2019 Giro Rosa and it will be a beautiful route, one to relish and remember ... the highlight being the 4 climbs! It will be up and down all day with barely a flat section in sight. We will pass through the beautiful town of Marostica, famous for it's living chess game before arriving at the last climb an uphill finish at the top of "La Salita San Giorgio di Perlena".

  • Day 5 - Friday 12 July

    Stage 8 : Vittorio Venero to Maniago

    101km / Hilly

    The longest stage in our tour and the biggest challenge over the course will be the two categorised climbs. After yesterdays big mountain stages it will be about digging deep to finish the stage! The finish in Maniago will be special as Maniago was the host city of the 2018 Para-cycling Road World.

  • Day 6 - Saturday 13 July

    Stage 9 : Gemona to Malga Montasio

    90km / Flat

    The penultimate stage and the first flat stage on our tour. The first 75km circuit around the Friuli region will be fast, therefore the first day of teamwork in our efficient peloton! After departing Gemona for the second time we will ride towards Chiusaforte, where we will start climbing to Malga Montasio, where we will arrive at the incredible summit finish. The climb, which averages 8.1% and maxes out at 20% was featured in the 2013 men’s Giro d’Italia. After watching the Pro´s arrive at the finish line, We will transfer to the next hotel in San Vito del Tagliamento and enjoy a delicious dinner!

  • Day 7 - Sunday 14 July

    Stage 10 : San Vito al Tagliamento to Udine

    88km / Hilly

    The final stage and what a way to finish in the beautiful city of Udine. Departing from San Vito al Tagliamento we will enjoy the next 86km. It's a fairly forgiving stage with an undulating profile. At km 86 we will summit the "Moruzzo climb" before a quick descent to the finish line in Udine... where a small surprise awaits! A 1.4 km stretch of cobbled climb lies between you and the finish line before concluding this amazing Giro Rosa! We will watch the pros, take photos and watch the award ceremony and celebrate our incredible achievement!

  • Day 8 - Monday 15 July

    Arrivederci

    Having transported you back to our hotel at Venice airport last night, and enjoyed our celebratory dinner, we can relish the well earned sleep-in. After a hearty breakfast and good Italian coffee, we'll help you with packing your bike and transport you to the airport for your trip home. You'll be taking home memories, achievements, new friendships and bragging rights that you will never forget.