Giro d'Italia "Experience" Napoli Amalfi & Pompeii Escape 2024

  • Location

    Napoli, Amalfi Coast & Pompeii

  • Duration

    5 days | 4 nights

  • Length

    60-80 km daily

  • Climb

    250 m to 1,500 m daily

11 May 2024 - 15 May 2024

Looking for some warm sunshine, a short escape, some southern Italian style and hospitality, dramatic landscapes, coasts, a historic city and ancient ruins; throw in a couple of stages from the Giro d’Italia and ta daa … an escape to Naples, the Amalfi coast and Pompeii with Vesuvius as the backdrop.

"This experience of riding on the same course as the pros, and just a few hours ahead of them, is unique in the sporting world. The atmosphere is simply incredible." Keith Tuffley, Founder - Grand Tours Project.

We offer you the chance to ride into Naples on the last part of the Stage 9 route into Napoli; to ride along the beautiful coastal road rides overlooking the Amalfi coast via roads over the mountain spine that separates the Amalfi coast from the Bay of Naples; and a tour around the conical giant, Vesuvius and up it if you dare.

On Stage 9 you ride the final few kilometres of the Giro race route, crossing over the finish line with Neapolitan supporters cheering you on and then you mount the official Giro Winners' podium for the all important photograph. That's not all! End the day with access into the official VIP Finish zone where you will mingle with other VIPs, enjoy the Italian hospitality and then cheer on the riders with the passionate crowds as the pros sprint over the finish.

Rest day for the teams is an opportunity for you to ride along the Amalfi coast, have a leisurely lunch and if the weather is warm, a dip into the sea. On your final riding day you will have access to the Stage 10 Giro VIP Start area in Pompeii - an experience not forgotten. And after the race starts a ride around and up Vesuvius. Finally, a visit to southern Italy is not complete without cafe stops and restaurants allowing us to indulge and savour the delights of Neapolitan food and wine.

If this introduction ticks your boxes, read on and be inspired.

As an "Official Tour Operator", we will have our support vehicle with us the whole distance. 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 2016 guests to be convinced!

If you are looking for a more challenging tour, please have a look at our Giro d’Italia Experience tours or the epic Giro d’Italia Ride Every Kilometre tours.

Total price: From €2,850

  • Level of fitness: MEDIUM - fit enough to ride 2 to 4 hrs or 50 to 80 km per day
  • Ride on the best 50-80km of 2 stages of the Giro, on the same day as the race, just hours ahead of the pros
  • Explore the Amalfi coast and roads while staying in a superb accommodation near Sorrento
  • 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 Stage 9, cycle across the finish line, stand on the winners' podium, and watch the race from the luxury Giro VIP Zone
  • Attend the start of the Stage 10 from the Giro VIP Start Zone
  • Ride the Vesuvius Loop & challenge yourself climbing up Vesuvius and visit UNESCO Pompeii
  • Savour fantastic Italian food and wine, and relax in our hand-picked high-quality hotel each evening
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Bike rental (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) available
  • Day 1 - SATURDAY 11 MAY

    Benvenuto in Napoli, Italia!

    We will meet you at Naples airport and transfer you to your hotel on the Amalfi coast.

    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 winding roads of the headland coast and return. Back at our hotel, we can adjust the bikes, change and then wander the delightful streets of Sorrento before dinner and the tour briefing.

    Superb Hotel 4* near Sorrento area
  • Day 2 - SUNDAY 12 MAY

    Stage 9 - Pompeii to Napoli + Finish line & VIP Zone

    60 km | 290 m or 86 km | 380 m

    After breakfast, a short transfer will take you to near Pompeii on the sandy coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Flat and fast, you have time to stop to enjoy pastries on the coast. The route follows the official route of Giro Stage 6, 2023 along the coast and, soon enough, you will ride past passionate pink-coloured fans into Naples where we will join the official route of Stage 9 of the Giro 2024. You will all cross the finish line and jump into the podium! A quick change into comfortable clothes and then into the Stage 9 VIP zone to enjoy refreshments, watch the race on the screens and join everyone else to madly encourage the riders to the finish. It's an amazing spectacle. The team will escort you back to your hotel.

    Superb Hotel 4* near Sorrento area
  • Day 3 - Monday 13 MAY

    GIRO REST DAY - Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

    60 km | 290 m or 86 km | 380 m

    Keeping it flexible, we offer two options to cater for the different challenges of our guests. The longer option has 2 climbs and guests will be dropped at the base of Valico di Chiunzi with the guide. The GTP van will then continue over the pass and stop in Amalfi for the shorter option. The first group should arrive in time for everyone to set off along the coast before heading back over the spine of the Amalfi mountains back to the hotel.

    Back at the hotel you are free to relax or explore the surrounding area.

    Superb Hotel 4* near Sorrento area
  • Day 4 - TUESDAY 14 MAY


    68 km | 1,400 m or 93 km | 1,538 m

    Today we will transfer you to the Giro VIP Start area in Pompeii. There is time to wander around and take photos of the team buses and support crews busy with getting their riders. You will also be able to observe the pros warming up, maybe chat with them or the crew and possibly get that all-important selfie just before the start! The crowds will be layers deep and pink, the cheering is intense and one can only imagine what it must feel like to be subject to such passion. After the start, you will meet at a pre-agreed place and then ride part of the route before veering off to circumnavigate Vesuvius and if you wish climb to the end of the road on this immense volcano. You will be able to walk the trail on the rim of Vesuvius. We also recommend a visit (before or after the ride) to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Back to the hotel to relax before the final dinner together.

    Superb Hotel 4* near Sorrento area
  • Day 5 - WEDNESDAY 15 MAY

    Departure Day


    Sadly, today is the final day for our Giro d’Italia Amalfi and Naples Escape and we hope that you will feel invigorated and inspired for this summer.

    We will help with checking out and transfer you to Naples airport for your return home or onward journey elsewhere.

    Stay safe on the roads and hopefully see you soon.

    If you can not join us for this week, you may want to have a look at our Week 2 Experience.