Cycling Tour of Italy at the Giro d’Italia
Cycling Tour of Italy 2018 Giro d’Italia Itinerary
Wednesday May 23rd – Arrival Day in Pinerolo Turin
Planned Ride Option:
Distance 30km Ascent 100m route Strada delle Mele
Inclusions: Turin Airport (Italy) Transfer, Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Non Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day sights
Arrival Day in Piedmont and welcome to the Giro d’Italia 2018 and the start of your action packed 5 day dream bike tour escape at the foot hills of the Italian Alps! Once transferred to your Hotel, should time permit we can take a short ride in this beautiful part of Italy with the panoramic beauty of Monte Viso a perfect backdrop.
This evening relax and enjoy an Aperitivo as we officially welcome you to the Giro d’Italia, followed by classic Italian dinner, finished in true Italian style with a Gelato and Grappa!
Thursday May 24th – View Giro d’Italia Stage 18: ABBIATEGRASSO -> PRATO NEVOSO (Colle)
Planned Ride Option:
Distance 108km Ascent 950m route Langhe Circuit
Distance 80km Ascent 500m route Novello GPM
Distance 48km Ascent 200m route Barolo
Inclusions: Breakfast, Giro Restaurant Lunch, Barolo Wine Tasting
Non Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day sights & Giro d’Italia stage
Here it is! The Giro 2018 live from the roadside, the first of our thrilling opportunities to see the best professional cyclists in the world at this years Giro d’Italia amongst the tifosi fans of cycling!
With the peloton departing Milan this morning and heading south across the Po Valley passing through the Barolo wine region before they commence the trilogy of challenging climbing stages before the Giro 2018 finishes in Rome. Choose the perfect bike ride as we join the race action amongst this wonderful region. With world class wine around every corner we are spoilt with the very best world class cycling at the same time. It is easy to see why this is a UNESCO World Heritage site perfect for both bike riding and relaxing with a leisurely lunch at the Giro d’Italia. Tonight is a free evening to explore and dine at your leisure.
Friday May 25th – View Giro d’Italia Stage 19: VENARIA REALE -> BARDONECCHIA (Colle)
Planned Ride Option:
Distance 54km Ascent 1900m route Colle di Sestriere GPM (2035m)
Distance 38km Ascent 1200m route Pourrieres (1410m)
Distance 30km Ascent 780m route Forte di Fenestrelle
Inclusions: Breakfast, Giro Alps Restaurant Lunch
Non Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day sights & Giro d’Italia in the Alps
The Giro d’Italia contenders are now starting the critical stage of this year’s event and the Alpine Queen stage in the Alps featuring 4 categorised climbs, all of them being long and challenging for the professionals! We can feel a sample of this epic day with our unique ride options, including the big one of Sestriere if you wish!
Riding towards the Italian Alps a fantastic opportunity to follow the valley to our ‘Unique Live Viewing Spot’ and all the Giro action from the roadside on today’s spectacular climb.
With the Colle di Sestriere (2035m) GPM climb on offer will this be your target for the day, a challenge for only the most determined of us or if you prefer enjoy the lower slopes before relaxing over a leisurely lunch the Italian way. An amazing and unforgettable day whichever ride option you decide at the Giro d’Italia in the Alps…with all the action of the Grupetto live.
Tonight feel more Italian than you thought possible with a traditional evening promenade and dinner of an Italian feast at your leisure.
Saturday May 26th – View Giro d’Italia Stage 20: SUSA -> CERVINIA (Start)
*Planned Ride Option:
Distance 120km Ascent 680m route Val di Susa
Distance 62km Ascent 400m route Susa
Inclusions: Breakfast, Giro Farewell Dinner to remember!
Non Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day sights & Giro d’Italia stage start
The Giro Organisation have left no doubt that the winner of this Giro d’Italia will be determined on the roads of this final week, with the peloton taking on 3 GPM climbs during this final decisive stage. Like fine wine, the team at Practice Bicycle offer refined Bike Race Tours, only possible with all the experience of their own International racing experience they enjoy sharing with you. This morning’s ride of the beautiful Val di Susa takes you to the stage start you can understand why it’s known as the ‘key to Italy’ with its strategic position and the frontier with France splitting the majestic Alps. You have witnessed the excitement of Barolo, admired the suffering on the Colle di Sestriere, it’s time to complete the show with all the razzmatazz of a Giro stage start in Susa!
Experience for yourself why we love Italian cycling and the Giro d’Italia at the stage start with all the flash and glitz of a fashion parade at one of the biggest bike races in the world! Whilst you wander amongst the start area, look out for your favourite teams and cycling stars in a tired but tranquil mood after the tension of a Grand Tour bike race. It’s a great opportunity for you to get that special memento picture of the Pink of the Giro!
Tonight join us to celebrate your cycling tour of Italy and a great Giro d’Italia 2018 experience together with that marvelous Italian institution Farewell Dinner.
Sunday May 27th – Departure Day from Piedmont
Inclusions: Breakfast, Turin Airport (Italy) Transfer
Departure Day and It’s unfortunately time for your Giro d’Italia 2018 to draw to an end and so must the dream as we transfer you to the Airport and your homeward travel, ‘Arrivederci’ from Practice Bicycle until the next time.
*Ride Options are led by the Practice Bicycle highly experienced cycling guides, with a unique skill set for the perfect tailored ride each day, in addition the option of enjoying the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace should you wish.