Essentials

What's included

Stunning landscapes, challenging climbs, great photo spots, new friends, pure air and time away from your smartphone are guaranteed when riding with us.

The following is also included:

  • Accommodation
  • All breakfasts / all post ride snacks when relevant / most dinners (please refer for each trip for details)
  • Transfers from and to a designated airport, within a predefined time window
  • Guides and vehicle support
  • Energy nutrition
  • Grand Tours Project kit
  • Roadbook including all the details you need to know on your trip

What's Not Included?

  • Flights / transportation to the trip pick up location
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals may not be included, which gives you the opportunity to discover the local cuisine on your own of with your friends. Our guides will be happy to give you recommendations on the best places to go
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks

Please refer to the trip you are interested in for more details on what is included.

Terms and conditions

Deposits and Payments

  • In order to confirm your tour, Grand Tours Project must receive your deposit.
  • In most cases the deposit fee required is €500 per participant.
  • The balance of the payment is due 90 days before the tour starts.
  • If payment is not paid when due, Grand Tours Project reserves the right to treat the reservation as cancelled.

Trip Cancellation insurance

We strongly recommend that all participants obtain comprehensive trip cancellation insurance. Unexpected events can occur, including injuries to our guests as they prepare for their trip, sickness, and changes in employment situation. Please take out trip cancellation insurance at the time your trip deposit is paid.

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel your trip, a penalty is payable as shown below (calculation is in calendar days):

  • 180+ days: full refund
  • 91-180 days: 10% of trip price
  • 61 – 90 days: 30% of trip price
  • 31 – 60 days: 60% of trip price
  • 0 – 30 days: 100% of trip price

Health and accident insurance

All of our participants must have comprehensive medical insurance, covering health, accidents and evacuation events. It is your responsibility to ensure you have this insurance in place before you travel.

Alterations to the tour itinerary

We are proud to bring you the highest standard of quality on our tours. Sometimes this means modifications may be made to this itinerary. Naturally, we will notify you of any changes that may affect your arrival, departure or lodging

Tour Types

Giro d'Italia

Experience a Grand Tour like no one else on our Giro d’Italia tours. As an official Giro tour operator, we take you on the race course where you can meet the fans, climb the same mountains as the pros and cross the finish line - just hours before the race. After that, watch the finish from the roadside or the Giro VIP area.

What is our Giro Ride Every Kilometre tour? Well, just what it says: begin your ride early morning on the start line of the day’s stage, ride every kilometre of it and cross the finish line. Repeat for 6 days and tick a huge box off your athletic challenge bucket list. Think it’s too much? Keith did it in 2013, for each stage of the three Grand Tours (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana). That’s 63 days, and this video tells his story. So… book now and start training. And if you want a taste of it, but at a more relaxed pace, try our Giro experience tour.

Granfondo

Granfondos (« big rides » in Italian) are long distance amateur races. The biggest of them are true festivals of cycling in which thousands of riders, of all abilities, experience, and age participate. Now popular in many countries, they were invented in Italy in the 1970s and we are taking you to the most prestigious of all, the Maratona dles Dolomites. Each year, 32,000 riders apply for one of the 9,000 start numbers. As an official Maratona tour operator, we have guaranteed spots and have prepared a week of riding the most prestigious climbs of the Giro d’Italia to prepare for the big day, making it a true Grand Tours Project. Because recovery is as important as training, we will also enjoy the local food and wines - we like to race but we do it with style. Our granfondo trips are well suited to bring your non-riding partner and your family.

Explorer

Our Explorer trips are based in premium locations where you will enjoy your own mix of challenge and rest away from your busy life. Decide if you want to ride a lot or just go for an easy coffee ride. Come alone, with friends, with your non-riding partner or your family. Our local guides will show you the area, its landscapes, its culture - and its food. Because it is a Grand Tours Project, we will aim at climbing the famous local mountain where the greatest champions of cycling earned some of their finest victories.

Randonnée

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and can coast down them » said Ernest Hemingway. Our Randonnée tours are just that: ride across a region or a country from A to B, and discover its beauties. Climb the famous mountains, discover the hidden gems. All of it with pro support from our guides and vehicles.