Giro d'Italia “Grande Partenza” TORINO ESCAPE

  • Location

    Piemonte region, Italy

  • Duration

    5 days | 4 nights

  • Length

    30-80 km daily (depending on ability)

  • Climb

    100 - 1,400 m daily (depending on ability)

3 May 2024 - 7 May 2024

The Giro d’Italia, “the world’s toughest race in the most beautiful country”. The first Grand Tour on the UCI calendar and where the official teams commence their battles to become the best that year. And the 107th edition of the Giro d’Italia promises to fulfil the requirement to be the toughest race… we already know it is the most beautiful country.

The Grand Partenza starts in the torino region, a region bordered by France and Switzerland and with views to the alps. There are three stages, starting with a hilly stage from Venaria Reale and finishing in Torino; then an early mountain stage day to Pan Zegna and the final stage of the Grand Partenza is a long flat route from Novara through the rice fields and agricultural landscapes to Fossano.

Our Grande Partenza Experience tour offers you access to the Official Presentation of the Teams on arrival day; to ride to best parts of the routes on all 3 stages; to cross the official finish line, stand on the winner’s podium and have access to the VIP zone to watch the sprinters race to the finish.

In summary, in five days: some riding, some VIP experiences, total immersion in the Italian cycle culture that is the Giro d’Italia, plus the gastronomic delights of the Piemonte region.

With the Giro starting in Torino and finishing in Rome - two amazing places worth visiting - why not join us for an unforgettable experience at both the Grand Partenza and then for the final stage at the Grand Finale?

Total price: From €2,890

  • Level of fitness: MEDIUM - fit enough to ride 2 to 4 hrs or 50 to 80 km per day
  • Watch the world's best cyclists fight for the pink jersey
  • Ride on all 3 stages, just hours before the pros ...
  • Cycle across the finish line, and stand on the winners podium on two stages
  • Entry to the VIP Giro Zone at the Finish Line on Stage 1 in San Salvo
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Max group size of 14 (Max client to guide ratio 7:1)
  • Bike rental (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra Di2 or equivalent) available
  • Day 1 - Friday 3 May

    Arrival day

    Welcome ride - 25 km | 500 m

    Benvenuto in Torino! We will meet you at Torino airport and transfer to your hotel. Our team will help you to check in and unpack your bike or fit you into your rental bike. After a light lunch or snack, we’ll test ride the bikes and ride out to Superga 672 m (from Sassi), a fixture of the Milano -Torino on the UCI Spring calendar. Back at our hotel, we can adjust the bikes, and then head to the spa and relax. Then the team will provide the Experience tour briefing over apero before our first Italian dinner together.

    *Early arrival on Thursday 2 May is possible and you will have a Giro d’Italia Opening Presentation VIP pass to observe and applaud the riders and teams. Get in touch for further info.

    A Superb hotel near Torino
  • Day 2 - Saturday 4 May

    Stage 1 - Torino Loop & VIP ACCESS to Stage 1 FINISH ZONE

    68 km | 1,390 m

    The day starts with a ride on the official route. An early transfer will take you the the start of the ride in Pavarolo. We will climb the last two official climbs of the day. Once in Torino we will cross the finish line and jump in the podium for photos. An unbelievable experience!

    You can change into more comfortable clothes and access the VIP Finish Area to watch the race from the big screens while having prosecco in hand. Then enjoy the race for the pink right in front of us, and be swept up in the intense and colourful atmosphere of the start.

    Time to relax or explore Torino before dinner.

    A Superb hotel near Torino
  • Day 3 - Sunday 5 May

    Stage 2 - Valdengo to Santuario di Oropa & Cross the Official Stage 2 Giro Finish Line!

    44 km | 1,430 m or 66 km | 1,790 m

    Not a usual feature this early in the Giro, but the route heads into the mountains. After breakfast, the team will transfer you to Valdegno and from there you will ride the official race route to the finish, crossing the race finish line and then jumping onto the Giro d’Italia podium for photos. Then team will guide you down a few kilometres to a good position to watch the riders passing through on the climb. There should be time to change into comfortable clothes and then join the crowds in cheering on the teams as they approach the finish. Depending upon time and enthusiasm, you can ride down to Biella avoiding the busy road full of fans, team buses and officials. From here, the team will transfer you back to your hotel in Torino and meet at dinner nearby.

    A Superb hotel near Torino
  • Day 4 - Monday 6 May

    Stage 3 - Asti - Alba - Fossano

    76 km | 490 m

    After breakfast, we will transfer to Asti, an ancient town and centre for the world famous Piemonte wines such as Asti Spumante, Moscato d’Asti, Barbera d'Asti , Dolcetto d'Asti , Freisa d'Asti and Grignolino d'Asti . After some tasting and perhaps purchases, you will ride the race route through the Tanaro River valley to Alba and into Fossano. You can change into more comfortable clothes and enjoy apero or two and delicious Italian dishes while we wait for the pros to arrive with the sprinters fighting for the finish. We will then walk to the team buses, a perfect opportunity to meet pro riders, managers and the support teams. When everyone is ready, the GTP van will then transfer you to our hotel in Torino. Our final dinner for the Giro d’Italia Grand Partenza will be here.

    A Superb hotel near Torino
  • Day 5 - Tuesday 7 May

    Departure and Arrivederci!

    The departure day has arrived already. Perhaps you plan to continue your travels in Italy. If not, we will assist you in checking out and arrange for you to be transferred to the airport for your trip home or ongoing journey.

    We hope the Giro d’Italia Grand Partenza Experience will fulfil your expectations and that you are tempted to join us again next year or on another of our grand tours.

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