Giro Cycling Tours Unique San Marino

Tour of Italy Cycling Vacation

It’s an unique Giro spectacle, unique riding in an unique location San Marino (RSM).  Italy is synonymous with great cycling join us at the Giro d’Italia for your own amazing Italian adventure in the principality of San Marino facing the Mountains to the west and the Adriatic coast to the east.
Experience the Tour of Italy with the team of Practice Bicycle Tours with all the race background and passion for life both on and off the bike with your own Giro d’Italia cycling tour escape! (Owner/Operator Bridget Evans participated in Giro d’Italia Donna 1999 & 2001)
Giro d’Italia tours are more enjoyable when you Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday with this small group Italian cycling vacation.  With an exciting variety of 4 contrasting Giro stages on offer this year, join the action live and enjoy a selection of superb tailored rides to suit all abilities come and experience a bike tour with a difference at the Tour of Italy!

Tour of Italy Cycling Tours

The Giro d’Italia fun does not have to be about climbing everyday in the snow capped Dolomite’s!  Our Giro d’Italia bike tour will be your bike race experience of a lifetime, with our quality bike tour philosophy of ‘Unpack once – Cycle Every Day’, live Giro Stages, small group and tailored fully guided rides in the unique style of Practice Bicycle.  Whether you are among the Italian fans and the final attacks of the stage, watching the fastest bike racers in the world on the Adriatic coast.  Up close to the climbers on the hills of the Emilia-Romagna or among the razzmatazz of the stage start in Cervia it will be pure Giro d’Italia!

If you are a fan of bike racing share the race for Pink at the Giro d’Italia 103rd edition with this exciting memorable life time bike tour. Are you the ‘discerning’ cyclist wanting to be challenged, be relaxed, be excited or be in admiration, which ever you wish to be the Professional team at Practice Bicycle Tours have it covered!

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Private ToursCome and discover the fantastic Italian Riviera by bike our Imperia bike trips and Liguria cycling tours are run the whole summer. Why not extend your holiday and turn it into the cycling trip of a lifetime?

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Bike Race Tour

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Flexible – from 40 km/day to 100 km/day
We offer a choice of 2-3 ride distances each day as per our itineraries i.e 50km,75km or 100km

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Premium 6 Day Tour:
3* Hotel Accommodation $3247 per person
4* Hotel Accommodation $3535 per person

One Hotel Cycling

San Marino (RSM), Italy


May 2022 TBC


6 Days / 5 Nights

Small Group Size

4 to 8 Persons

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Single room – $700
Bike hire – $500
Non-cycling partner – $2855

Non-cycling partner?

That’s ok, we cater to non-cyclists too!

Our Giro cycling tours Non Cycling package is designed so that you can experience all the fantastic race viewing and unique sight-seeing on offer. In fact, you will enjoy all the same benefits as your cycling wife/husband/partner from the Tour of Italy bike tour package only your choice is to enjoy the best sights, sounds and flavors of Italy and the live roadside action of the Giro d’Italia from the comfort of the support vehicle.

Our Giro Bike Tour in Italy was absolutely fabulous. First class all the way. Bridget and Paul were amazing hosts. The quality of accommodation, food, day excursions (magnificent wine tasting), cycling, watching the Giro(everything) and care they gave us was fantastic.
We would highly recommend Practice Bicycle Tours to any customers that wish to experience an amazing cycling holiday with their partners. They would have to be the best in the business and know their stuff.
I can’t speak highly enough about how professional they are and how precisely they can tailor to the specific needs of their guests.
Testimonial by R & M Mogridge, P & C Tovo – Australia
R & M Mogridge, P & C Tovo – Australia
Unfortunately due to the Covid 19 pandemic travel restrictions we are unable to offer a 2021 tour.  We look forward to offering the Giro d’Italia package and the best of Italy in 2022 see you soon!


  • 07 May — 29 May Enquire


Take a look at great times on and off the bike at the Tour of Italy, Forza Italia!
Monday 12th October - Arrival Day in San Marino (RSM)
*Planned Ride Option:
Distance 30km/19mi Ascent 300m/990ft route Montescudo
Inclusions: Bologna Airport Transfer (Italy), Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Non Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day sights
Arrival Day in Italy and the Republic of San Marino, one of the smallest and oldest independent states in Europe along with the Vatican City and Monaco. San Marino is wonderfully situated on the slopes of Mount Titano a great location for your Giro cycling holiday, the Giro is an amazing event and far more than only climbing mountains every day in the temperamental weather of the Dolomites.
Welcome to your unique Giro d’Italia 2020 with Practice Bicycle Tours and the start of your action-packed dream bike tour escape overlooking the Apennines Mountains and the Adriatic Coast of Italy! Once transferred to your Hotel, relax and unwind should time permit we can enjoy a welcome ride together in this very special part of Italy.

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!

Tuesday 13th October - View Giro d'Italia Stage 10 - LANCIANO > TORTORETO (Colle)
*Ride Options:
Distance 35km/22mi Ascent 600m/1900ft route Tortoreto GPM
Distance 55km/34mi Ascent 650m/2100ft route Martinsicuro
Distance 75km/46mi Ascent 650m/2100ft route Porto Sant’Elpidio
Inclusions: Breakfast, Giro Restaurant Lunch
Non Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day sights & Giro d’Italia stage
Today is your first day at the 2020 Giro d’Italia with live viewing of stage 10 on the testing undulating roads of Tortoreto before the short descent to the finish line on the Adriatic coast. With the peloton winding towards us on this long 212km stage anything can happen at the Giro and it often does. Add in a technical final 50km circuit including 3 climbs of Tortoreto Alto and the atmosphere will be electric.

We will transfer by vehicle this morning along the coast before your choice of ride options begin to your ‘Unique Live Viewing Spot’, amazingly you will get to see the race three times and all the final attacking action in Tortoreto Alto.
Tortoreto is in the Abruzzo region of Italy and made up of two distinct parts. The ancient medieval village of Tortoreto Alto on a hill and not far from the Adriatic Sea, whilst the new Tortoreto Lido is a coastal resort town where todays Giro stage finishes.

The uniqueness of your Practice Bicycle bike tour comes from a skill set developed with over 20 years of spectacular cycling and bike racing. Choose your perfect bike ride as we join the race action live from the roadside amongst this wonderful region, the first of our thrilling opportunities to see the best professional cyclists in the world at this years Giro d’Italia with the tifosi fans of cycling!

Wednesday 14th October - View Giro d'Italia Stage 11 PORTO SANT'ELPIDIO > RIMINI (Stage Finish)
*Ride Options:
Distance 40km/25mi Ascent 150m/500ft route Rimini
Distance 55km/34mi Ascent 380m/1200ft route Coriano
Distance 80km/50mi Ascent 1100m/3600ft route Santarcangelo di Romagna
Inclusions: Breakfast, Giro Adriatic Restaurant Lunch
Non Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day at the Giro d’Italia finish line
After yesterdays attacking finale in the hills today stage 11 will be an opportunity for the super-fast sprinters to win a prestigious Giro d’Italia stage. This 181km stage is one of the flatter stages of this year’s Giro with the final 40km over undulating terrain before an expected sprint on the esplanade of the coastal town of Rimini.

Enjoy riding from your Hotel this morning and also returning by bike if you wish, as we discover for ourselves how undulating the race route is as we ride the final 40km of the stage today. Relax in true Italian style over a leisurely lunch before the show arrives in town at maximum speed.
For movie fans the race organisation chose Rimini for this stage finish to commemorate the great movie director Federico Fellini on the centenary of his birth. he is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time with quotes, Life is a combination of magic and pasta. And Experience is what you get while looking for something else

What could be a more perfect day for all fans of world cycling with your ‘Unique Live Viewing Spot’ on the streets of Rimini and all the excitement of the final push to the line and the eventual winner of the Maglia Rosa.

Tonight feel more Italian than you thought possible with a traditional evening promenade and dinner of an Italian feast at your leisure.

Thursday 15th October – View Giro d'Italia Stage 12 CESENATICO > CESENATICO (Colle)
*Ride Options,
Distance 52km/32mi Ascent 580m/1900ft route Secchiano
Distance 77km/48mi Ascent 1080m/3500ft route Maddona di Pugliano GPM (789m)
Distance 97km/60mi Ascent 1290m/4200ft route Perticara GPM (662m)
Inclusions: Breakfast, Village Giro Restaurant Lunch
Non Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day sights
The Giro d’Italia peloton may not be in the high mountains of Italy, although todays stage 12 with 3840m of climbing will challenge the best and could be a key stage in this years event. The stage route is following the same roads as the famous Italian amateur event the Grand Fondo Nove Colli (Nine Hills) celebrating its 50th year.

The pro riders have 5 category climbs to battle over and we will be in the middle of the action at your ‘Unique Live Viewing Spot’, the perfect spot to relax with a Giro d’Italia lunch and the best flavours of Italy with all the excitement of the race for pink.
Riding from your hotel this morning is just the perfect cycling holiday ‘Unpack Once – Cycle Everyday’ is the proven Practice Bicycle formula, as we explore the roads together of the Emilia-Romagna and Marche regions with great cycling. Tailored guided riding is our specialty as we share with you these classic Italian cycling roads at the foot of the Apennine Mountains and the Giro d’Italia 2020.

This evening explore the town of San Marino with its historic labyrinth of streets and buildings. Take the time to sit and take in the priceless views and for those wishing to stretch the legs visit the Three Towers of San Marino located on the three peaks of Monte Titano.

Friday 16th October - View Giro d'Italia Stage 13 CERVIA > MONSELICE (Stage Start)
*Ride Options:
Distance 45km Ascent 100m route Cesenatico
Distance 95km Ascent 700m route Cervia
Inclusions: Breakfast, Giro Restaurant Lunch
Non Cycling Guests: Share the spectacular tour day sights & Giro d’Italia stage start
Experience for yourself why we all love Italian cycling and the Giro d’Italia with a visit to the Stage 13 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 stage start in Cervia, look out for your favourite teams and cycling stars in a tranquil mood after yesterday’s heavy day of climbing. It’s also a great opportunity for you to get that special memento picture of the Pink of the Giro!

Riding from your hotel, enjoy as much time in the saddle as you wish today with your ride along the Adriatic coast to the stage start. For historians of cycling we will stop for a Café break on our ride at the Marco Pantani Memorial in Cesenatico. Marco Pantani won both the 1998 Giro and 1998 Tour de France, this prolific climber was a star of cycling and encouraged a generation to take up our great sport.

This coastal area is one of the most popular destinations for the summer beach holidays in Italy, where row after row relax in true Italian style. Relax together one more time with our final Giro lunch and a local favourite dish of tagliatelle al ragu, smothered in its chunky meat sauce it could be your favourite too!

Like fine wine, the team at Practice Bicycle offer refined bike race tours, only possible with all the knowledge of their own life of International racing an experience which today they enjoy sharing with you. This evening celebrate your Giro cycling holiday together with a local glass of Sangiovese di Romagna.

Saturday 17th October – Departure Day from San Marino (RSM)
Inclusions: Breakfast, Transfer Bologna Airport (Italy)
Departure Day and It’s unfortunately time for your Giro d’Italia to draw to an end and so must the dream as we transfer you to Bologna Airport this morning and your onward travels.

Arrivederci’ from Practice Bicycle Bike Tours until the next time.

This is all about the magic of the Tour of Italy with the ideal one perfect location for all your bike race viewing and riding experience this year at the Giro d’Italia.
We understand that your time with us in Italy is valuable, each days Giro race action will be thrills, excitement and packed full of energy. Should you still have energy to spare then Italian culture is waiting…
You may choose to explore the unique streets of San Marino, do some shopping or just sit at the cafe admiring the amazing views and watch Italian life pass you by.
Spend your evening enjoying a great meal just like a local, recharged and ready for your next day full of race action and cycling adventures at the Tour of Italy.

The Practice Bicycle Giro cycling tours offer the one perfect location for your Tour of Italy cycling vacation.
With a choice of hand picked quality 3* and  4* Hotel accommodation available to you, this years unique location is in San Marino (RSM)
For a great stay at the Giro d’Italia and everything you’ll love about cycling and Italy…including gelato.

3 Star Hotel Rosa San Marino Italy          4 Star Hotel Cesare San Marino Italy

Whether you have years of cycling experience or are just new to the bike, you will love cycling in Italy. As long as you also love bike racing, this trip is for you!
We believe everyone can Practice Bicycle and with a choice of cycling routes available each day, one will certainly be perfect for you. Our small group policy and skilled cycling professional guides make for the perfect ride…your ride.

On our Giro cycling tours we use our extensive knowledge and experience of many years of cycling tours to analyse the race route offering an amazing bike race experience!
Tailoring the best selection of daily guided rides with a choice of route options available for different cycling abilities.
The Practice Bicycle team have a unique skill set and a world of experience in developing great routes for riders of all levels with over 20 years cycling in Europe.
To get an idea of the quality of rides you will take part in, take a look at the Itinerary above.

As a Giro d’Italia Non Cycling guest and bike race fan you experience all the spectacle, excitement and action up close and personal of this classic grand tour bike race live from the road side.  Our support team will share with you authentic Italy culture and villages on route whilst catching up with the cycling group at our ‘Unique live viewing spots’ and handpicked Giro restaurant lunch together.

We love a challenge as much as we love cycling. The team at Practice Bicycle tours has an incredible history in professional bike racing and coaching.  Your host Bridget Evans spent several seasons racing professionally in Italy including participating in the Giro d’Italia Donna 1999 & 2001!
Your Giro cycling challenge does not have to include climbing in the snow and the risk of not cycling.  With our unique skill set and world of cycling experience we can definitely find just the right challenging rides for you in Italy.

If you are looking for a challenge with your next cycling vacation take a look at our Challenging Bike Tours category, with fantastic cycling opportunities in superb destinations including, Australia, Portugal, Italy and the the French Alps.

Our specialty bike race tours are designed to give our guests an unique insight into the world of bike racing, which includes viewing the Giro d’Italia race on a variety of different stages each year.
We believe that this is the perfect balance for your enjoyment of viewing interesting aspects of the race action live, contrasting with your own variety of personally tailored guided rides.
With the opportunity of enough time to relax, have fun and experience your idyllic Italian location of San Marino, for this years Tour of Italy cycling holiday.

‘Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday’
The one location Giro cycling tours experience is the brain child of Bridget Evans (Owner/Operator).  On retiring from professional cycling it was the pure pleasure of cycling that evolved the proven Practice Bicycle formula of one hotel location.  To include everything enjoyable and removing the less pleasurable is our goal of your perfect cycling holiday experience.

Packing and Unpacking each day was tiring, stressful and time consuming. Often with insufficient time to relax, enjoy and experience the location before it was time to move on again.
With a life spent discovering only the very best locations to Practice Bicycle with an endless choice of ride options exploring these different routes in every direction all from the one perfect location.
Experience the very best cycling of your life when you Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday!

Your 2020 Giro d’Italia bike tour package includes:

  • 5 nights of Quality 4*Hotel Accommodation – in San Marino over looking the Adriatic Coast
  • Colazione Italian style Buffet Breakfasts each morning
  • 4 Superb fully guided rides tailored for your enjoyment during the tour
  • Daily ride options – ideal for how much you wish to ride!
  • 4 spectacular live viewing opportunities of contrasting stages of the Giro d’Italia
  • Welcome Aperitivo & Classic Italian Dinner experience in true Italian style.
  • 4 Lunch time Italian feasts at the Giro d’Italia 2020
  • Support team & vehicle for all rides offering mechanical assistance, sports drinks & nutritional bars
  • Transfers from Bologna Airport (Italy) to your accommodation midday arrival/departure days

Giro d’Italia Bike Tour Highlights:

  • Immerse in the beautiful historic center of San Marino and surrounding UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Giro super fast action at its best to the finish line at Rimini, birth place of the great movie director Federico Fellini.
  • Spin your wheels & feel the emotion on the Iconic cycling roads of Emilia-Romagna
  • Join the glitz & razzmatazz of a Giro stage start in the Adriatic coastal town of Cervia.
  • Celebrate the Giro d’Italia in style with a fine glass of Sangiovese di Romagna. & eat the ‘rich traditions’ of Italy
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