Iconic Italian Cycling at Giro d'Italia

In 2018 join the team of Practice Bicycle with all the race background and passion for life both on and off the bike with your own Giro d’Italia cycling tour experience! (Owner/Operator Bridget Evans participated in Giro d’Italia Donna 1999 & 2001!)

With the 2018 Big Start announced and history in the making with the first 3 stages in Israel, we can only imagine what excitement awaits with 21 days of classic Italian racing!  Italy is synonymous with great cycling join us at the Giro d’Italia in 2018 in Piedmont the ideal location at the foot of the mountains to turn your pedals each day!  With a magnificent selection of 3 contrasting Giro stages on offer, join the action and enjoy a selection of superb tailored rides to suit all abilities come and experience a Bike Tour with a difference at the Giro d’Italia in May 2018!

2018 Giro d’Italia Cycling Tours

Our 2018 Giro d’Italia bike tour will be your bike race experience of a lifetime, with our quality model of one perfect location, 3 x live Giro Stages, small group and tailored fully guided rides in the unique style of Practice Bicycle.  Whether we are amongst the vineyards of Barolo, climbing the iconic slopes of Sestriere or amongst the razzmatazz of the stage start in Susa 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 101st edition with this exciting memorable life time bike tour in 2018. 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 have it covered!

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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 (Unique in the Industry for a Bike Race Tour)

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Premium: $2780 per person
Includes 3* Hotel Accommodation and 4x exclusive Italian Feasts.

Dates

23 – 27 May 2018

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Group Size

4 to 8 Persons

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Single room – $458
Bike hire – $500
Non-cycling partner – $2501

Non-cycling partner?

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

Our Giro Non Cycling tour 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 wife/husband/partner from the Giro d’Italia Bike Tour Package only your choice is to enjoy the sights, sounds and activities of the tour 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, (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

Dates

2018

Itinerary

Below is the exciting Giro 2018 itinerary! Don’t miss out join us above.
Wednesday May 23rd - Arrival Day in Pinerolo Turin
ARRIVAL TIME: Midday
*Planned Ride Option:
Distance 30km Ascent 100m route Strada delle Mele
INCLUSIONS: Turin Airport (Italy) Transfer, Welcome Drinks & Dinner
NON CYCLING GUEST: 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 GUEST: 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 GUEST: 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 GUEST: 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 PRACTICEBICYCLE 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 a great Giro d’Italia 2018 experience together with that marvelous Italian institution Farewell Dinner.

Sunday May 27th – Departure Day from Piedmont
DEPARTURE TIME: Midday
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 PRACTICEBICYCLE until the next time.

*As with all the PRACTICEBICYCLE planned rides you always have the option of taking it easy and enjoying the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace.

Practice Bicycle choose hand picked quality  3* Hotel Regina accommodation conveniently located in Pinerolo for a great stay at the Giro d’Italia and everything you’ll love about Italy…including gelato.

With only the very best location for your Bike Race Experience and should you have the energy to explore then Italian culture is waiting…
You may choose to wander the unique streets, do some shopping or just sit at the cafe and watch Italian life pass you by. Spend your evening enjoying a great meal just like a local, ready for your next day full of race action and cycling adventures in Italy.

Whether you have years of cycling experience or are just new to the bicycle, you will love cycling in Italy. As long as you love bike racing, this trip is for you!
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.

We love a challenge as much as we love cycling. The team at Practice Bicycle has a 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!
so if it’s a challenge you are looking for, we can definitely find just the right rides for you.

If you are looking for a challenge to improve your cycling and professional coaching advice during your vacation, then consider our winter and summer training camps.

On each of our bike race tours we tailor the daily guided rides to the riders with a choice of ride options available, including part of the race route.  The Practice Bicycle team have 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 what sort of rides you will be doing, have a look at the Itinerary.

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 bike race live. Our local support team will share with you the true Italian culture and villages on route whilst catching up with the cycling group at our ‘Unique live viewing spots’ and handpicked restaurant lunch together.

Our specialty bike race tour weeks include viewing the Giro d’Italia race on 3 stages. We believe that this is the perfect ratio of maximising your enjoyment of viewing the race action live, contrasting with your own variety of personally tailored guided rides and the opportunity of enough time to relax and experience your idyllic Italian location for the week.

Your Giro d’Italia 2018 bike tour package includes:

  • 4 nights of Quality 3*Hotel Accommodation – in Pinerolo at the base of the Italian Alps
  • 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!
  • 3 unique and spectacular live viewing of contrasting stages of the Giro d’Italia 2018
  • Welcome Aperitivo in true Italian style
  • 2 Classic Italian Dinner experiences to welcome and celebrate your tour
  • 2 Lunch time Italian feasts at the Giro d’Italia 2018
  • Piedmont Wine Tasting – Barolo Italy’s greatest wine
  • Support team & vehicle for all rides offering mechanical assistance, sports drinks & nutritional bars
  • Transfers from Turin Airport (Italy) to your accommodation midday arrival/departure days
  • Complimentary Gift Pack including Practice Bicycle Cycling Jersey

Giro d’Italia Bike Tour Highlights:

  • Immerse in the beautiful historic center of Pinerolo and surrounding panoramic Italian Alps
  • Giro live action at its best on the – Sestriere 2035m (GPM)
  • Spin your wheels & feel the emotion on the Iconic cycling roads of Piedmont
  • Join the glitz & razzmatazz of a Giro stage start in the historic town of Susa
  • Drink the greatest wine & eat the ‘antique flavours’ of Piedmont Italy