The Giro VIP Experience

19-23 May 2016

Take a break and join us on the self-proclaimed world's hardest race in the world's most beautiful country

Giro d'Italia

As a Giro d'Italia official tour operator, we have privileged access to the race and its backstage. Ride on the course mere hours before the pros with our experienced guides and complete vehicle support. Watch the finish from the roadside or the VIP area with a glass of prosecco in hand. Relax, and enjoy the Italian way of life.

Tour highlights

  • Ride every kilometre of stage 14, just hours before the pros.
  • Discover the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage List site
  • Cross the finish line on your bike and watch stage finishes from the Giro VIP area.
  • Enjoy la dolce vita in authentic, family-owned hotels and restaurants.

19 May: arrival

We will meet you at the airport and drive you to our hotel, the Castello di Buttrio. Depending on our arrival time, we may be able to go for a short ride and watch today’s Giro stage from Noale to Bibione on TV before enjoying authentic Friulian food at Castello di Buttrio’s Locanda.

20 May: ride every kilometre of stage 14

We start early from Palmanova ro ride every kilometre of the Giro’s stage 14 to Cividale del Friuli in the Eastern Julian Alps. With 3,400m of climbing for 161km, it is a true test for the legs. It is also possible to stop after the first crossing of the finish line at km 70. After watching the stage finish from the VIP area, we transfer to Alta Badia in the heart of the Dolomites.

21 May: on the roads of the Maratona dles Dolomites

The final part of today’s stage is on the same roads as the Maratona dles Dolomites. It is one the most prestigious granfondos in the world which you can also take part in with Grand Tours Project from June 30 to July 4. Just like the Maratona, choose between 3 different courses : 55, 106 or 138km. All of them feature some of the most prestigious passes of the Dolomites such as Passo Pordoi (2239m) and Passo Gardena (2'121m). Local Ladin cuisine will be on the menu of tonight’s dinner.

Boost your count with a cycling holiday in the Alps!

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22 May: Castellrotto - Alpe di Siusi Individual Time Trial

For our final day on the bike, we have the option to start in Alta Badia and ride to Castelrotto over Passo Gardena (50km) or at the start of today’s 10.8km individual time trial stage up Alpe di Siusi at 1'844m. After watching the riders fight for the pink jersey from the finish, we will transfer to our hotel in Brixen and enjoy our final dinner together.

23 May: departure

Third rest day for the Giro as we have our last doppio espresso and transfer to the airport.

A bad day in the mountains is better than a good day at work

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