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Tour of Italy Cycling Vacation Abruzzo – Italy’s rocky heart!

Immerse yourself in Italy with this stunning Giro d’Italia cycling vacation on the amazing roads of the Abruzzo region from the Coast to the Mountains.  Experience the Giro d’Italia cycling odyssey with 4 contrasting Giro race viewing stages with your very own small group cycling adventures. Make your own unforgettable cycling memories on the beautiful Costa dei Trabocchi Adriatic Coastline with your fabulous Practice Bicycle bike race adventures at the Giro!
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, Ride 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 Giro d’Italia!

Tour of Italy Cycling Tours

After last years spectacular Giro d’Italia opening stages in the Abruzzo region of Italy on the Trabocchi Coast.  The Giro d’Italia 2024 route brings an incredible selection of race viewing opportunities from the Gran Sasso d’Italia massif in the Apennine Mountains with a stage finish at Prati di Tivo, to the fastest professional cyclists in the world at maximum speed on the Adriatic Coastline at Francavilla al Mare.
Exciting race viewing, spectacular cycling and incredible Italian restaurant feasts is your ultimate Giro cycling vacation.
Join all the atmosphere of Italy at this amazing race for the Pink Jersey at the Tour of Italy.

Giro d’Italia Live Race Action

Every stage of the Giro is unpredictable and full of excitement, with all the stars of cycling challenging for the first of the Grand Tour victories of the season.
In 2024 the prolific Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma), took the pink jersey of race winner on the very last stage from Britain’s, Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers) with Portugal’s João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) completing the final podium in Rome.
Which of the cycling worlds ultimate stage race riders will light up the roads of Abruzzo in 2024?
Join us for all the Giro action, whether you are among the Italian fans on the climbs of the Apennine Mountains, or among the razzmatazz of the stage start in Avezzano, 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 107th edition with this exciting memorable lifetime 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 PB Cycling have it covered!

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Bike Race Tour

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Cycling Guides & Support Vehicle

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Comfortable / Challenging
35-95km / 22-60mi
Various ride distances each day

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Premium Tour:
Historical Residence Deluxe Accommodation AUD $5856 pp
Historical Residence Accommodation AUD $5619 pp

One Hotel Cycling

Ortona, Italy

Dates

10 May – 1 June 2025 (Tbc)

Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Small Group

8 Guests

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Single Room – AUD $405
Bike Hire – AUD $600
Non-Cycling Partner – AUD $5559

Unpack Once, Ride Everyday

Abruzzo the Ideal Live Giro Cycling Destination.

Sensational Abruzzo, your Giro d’Italia cycling destination the untouched region of Italy, the tranquility of the Abruzzo Region, the right place for you to experience authentic Italian living at the Giro d’Italia.
Abruzzo gem of natural beauty. The land is defined by the Apennine Mountains, which pose a grand backdrop to the gently rolling hills that cascade into the Adriatic Sea. The region is home to numerous national parks and reserves and hidden magical villages, extraordinary Abruzzo. Imagine yourself cycling through this coastal nature framed by vineyards and olive trees.
Abruzzo will take your heart with the warm hospitality of its people, and appetizing flavours of its extensive cuisine, join Practice Bicycle for the ride of your life at the Giro d’Italia.

The Giro was my second tour with you guys, and both were great experiences. I love the way you make sure that everyone feels confident that they can get through the rides organised each day. I think that primarily this comes from your ability to assess each rider’s capacity and potential, and work with us to achieve that potential.
On the TDF in 2014, it was me who needed a lot of coaching! If you had told me beforehand what hills I would climb, I may not have had the audacity to attempt them. I think I told Bridget during the Giro Tour, just how much confidence I gained as a cyclist from my time with you guys on the TDF. I think some of it is coaching on the fly, but most importantly I suspect it is your attitude. A calm confidence the route set is achievable, even if it stretches riders like me a lot – in a good way!
It was fabulous to see that your approach hasn’t changed. I’m sure Dylan’s wife Sharon would feel the same way after her Giro experience.
The way you guys look after the riders on your tours is exceptional!
The idea of setting up in One Hotel for the week is great, and our Giro Hotel stay was very comfortable.
I love the way you guys mix the riding with food and wine! Getting to experience different types of restaurants, with their varied offerings enhances the experience. Some of the little out of the way cafes and restaurants were the best. As a tourist you are generally hard pressed to find these gems. PB local contacts definitely add value!
A great week with great people doing something we all love, and the riding was great too!
Testimonial by Bob – Australia
Bob – Australia

Dates

Giro d’Italia live small group cycling fun in Italy, join the tour for your ultimate Italian cycling vacation

7 Day Tour
2025
  • 10 May — 01 June Enquire

Giro d'Italia Itinerary

Join all the great times on and off the bike at the Giro d’Italia 2024 cycling tour.
Giro d'Italia Bike Tour
Friday 10th May - Arrival Day in Abruzzo
Arrival Day in Abruzzo and welcome to the Giro d’Italia 2024 and the start of your action-packed dream bike tour experience on the Adriatic coast!
The PB team will meet and greet you at Rome International Airport (Italy) or Pescara railway station (Italy) with your private transfer to your hotel in the charming historic town of Ortona.
This evening enjoy an Aperitivo as we officially welcome you to the Giro d’Italia 2024, followed by classic Italian dinner, finished in true Italian style with a Gelato and Grappa!

*Ride Options are led by the Practice Bicycle highly experienced cycling guides, with a unique skill set for the perfect small group tailored ride each day, in addition the option of the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace should you wish.

Giro d'Italia Bike Tour
Saturday 11th May – View Giro d'Italia Live Stage 8 Spoleto - Prati di Tivo (Mountains)
*Planned Ride Option:
Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 470m/1500ft route Vomano Valley
Distance 40km/25mi Ascent 850m/2800ft route Crognaleto (850m)
Distance 70km/43mi Ascent 1875m/6100ft route Prati di Tivo (1450m)
This is what we have all been waiting for live viewing action at your 2024 Giro d’Italia bike tour in the Apennine Mountains, this 5 star mountain stage finishes at the summit of Prati di Tivo (14.6km @ Average 7% Altitude 1450m). This relatively short 153km mountain stage with 3 climbs will be full of action and the unexpected thrills of the Giro d’Italia!
We will transfer by vehicle this morning with our selection of choice rides picking up the race action in the Vomano valley between the Gran Sasso and the Laga Mountains. This is fantastic cycling terrain enjoy the landscape, valleys and views before the race action arrives, for those with good legs a climb or two is the perfect test.
The uniqueness of your Practice Bicycle bike tour comes from a skill set developed with over 20 years of international cycling and bike racing experience which today they enjoy sharing with you. Choose your perfect bike ride as we join the race action live from the roadside in this wonderful region, a thrilling opportunity to see the best professional cyclists in the world at this year’s Giro d’Italia amongst the tifosi Italian cycling fans!
Your ‘Unique Live Viewing Spot’, is also the perfect spot to relax with a Giro d’Italia lunch and the best flavours of Abruzzo with all the excitement of the race for pink.
Giro d'Italia Bike Tour
Sunday 12th May - View Giro d'Italia Live Stage 9 Avezzano - Napoli (Stage Start)
*Planned Ride Option:
Distance 40km/25mi Ascent 100m/330ft route Avezzano
Distance 66km/41mi Ascent 975m/3200ft route Panoramico Olmo di Bobi
Distance 93km/58mi Ascent 1375m/4500ft route Gole del Sagittario
Today we join all the razzmatazz of the Giro d’Italia cycling extravaganza with the electric atmosphere of a Giro d’Italia stage start.
Witness all the flash and glitz of a fashion parade at one of the biggest bike races in the world, among the spectacle look out for your favourite teams and cycling stars in a relaxed mood as they sign-on for work each day on the podium, it’s a great opportunity for you to get that special memento picture of the Pink Jersey of the Giro!
Your ride action begins a little earlier than the professionals after we transfer deeper into the Apennine mountains and the nature reserve Monte Genzana. Your choice variety of the ultimate ride routes allows for all abilities starting with the Gorges Sagittario and for the climbers the Olo di Bobi (13.5km @ Average 4.6% Altitude 1224m) with amazing panoramic views across the Fucino Plateau, once a lake and now renowned for its excellent quality vegetable production. The Fucino plain is the perfect ride for those pacing themselves and saving their energy for the equally important Italian ritual of long Sunday lunch.
We are truly part of Italy for a small moment in time and at the perfect spot to be Italian just for the day to celebrate the Giro d’Italia 2024!
Giro d'Italia Bike Tour
Monday 13th May – Ciclovia dei Trabocchi
*Planned Ride Option:
Distance 35km/22mi Ascent 100m/330ft route Fossacesia Marina
Distance 50km/31mi Ascent 200m/660ft route Sangro River War Cemetery
Distance 95km/60mi Ascent 850m/2800ft route Casalbordino
With the Tour of Italy race taking a well-deserved rest day we have the perfect opportunity to explore the Abruzzo region by bike and in true PB cycling style an amazing lunch spot together!
You don’t have to rest, just relax as you ride from your hotel this morning to enjoy a great day of cycling together without time restrictions as our ride follows the Adriatic Coastline one of the most evocative and panoramic stretches of the Abruzzo coast.
This fantastic coastal route is just perfect allowing the legs to turn freely along the Trabocchi cycle path, retracing the disused Adriatic railway line. Almost entirely flat this was the opening time trial stage of last year’s Giro finishing in the hilltop town of Ortona.
Let your legs and eyes immerse into Italian life as you ride this amazing Ciclovia dei Trabocchi with its spectacular coastal views of the Adriatic Sea including the famous ‘trabocchi’ traditional fishing huts dotted along the route.
For those interested in history our ride route passes by several Second World War Cemeteries to both Canadian and British forces (Cimitero Militare Canadese di Ortona & Britannico di Torino di Sangro).
In true Practice Bicycle style quality rides deserve a special lunch by the Sea, no visit to Abruzzo is complete without a ‘Trabocchi Feast’ on a traditional fishing hut!
We are now ready for the Pink of the Giro d’Italia and all the live roadside action tomorrow.
Giro d'Italia Bike Tour
Tuesday 14th May - View Giro d'Italia Live Stage Giro 10 Pompei - Cusano Mutri (Bocca della Selva) Mountain
*Planned Ride Option:
Distance 38km/24mi Ascent 325m/1000ft route Cusano Mutri
Distance 42km/26mi Ascent 1100m/3600ft route Pietraroja
Distance 78km/48mi Ascent 1485m/4900ft route Bocca della Selva (1392m)
Our Giro d’Italia unique live viewing spot today is the thrilling race action of Stage 10 in the Southern Apennine Mountains, this 3* mountain stage of 141km starts from Pompei and includes several climbs over the backbone of Italy.
It’s noticeable that the 2024 Giro stages have all been designed with moderate race distances, encouraging attacking and unpredictable racing all the way to Rome. This could be one of those stages full of entertainment, surprises and great times with your cycling vacation to Italy.
We’ll also be starting to feel like multistage riders ourselves with carefully crafted and designed ride options each day during your Practice Bicycle bike tour, this your final climbing opportunity at this years Giro d’Italia, with the option of the long Bocca della Selva (20.9km @ Average 4.6% Altitude 1392m).
The summit may not be for everyone, and for those with tired legs Practice Bicycle have it covered with the charming town of Cusano Mutri, relax, recover and leave the effort to the best World Tour professional racing cyclists in the world.
We are at the perfect spot to unwind from our great ride and take advantage of the amazing regional Italian flavours with lunch, recharged and ready for all the roadside thrills of the Giro d’Italia Grupetto pushing their limits to win the coveted Pink Jersey!
Giro d'Italia Bike Tour
Wednesday 15th May – View Giro d'Italia Live Stage 11 Foiano di Val Fortore - Francavilla al Mare (Stage Finish)
*Planned Ride Option:
Distance 47km/30mi Ascent 650m/2100ft route Orsonga
Distance 65km/40mi Ascent 825m/2700ft route Guliano Teatino
Today you have one final opportunity for the live spectacle at the Giro d’Italia with stage 11 finishing on the promenade at Francavilla al Mare.
It will be a fast and furious finale to your action-packed bike race tour with Practice Bicycle Tours. The race action today may only last for a few seconds, include all the atmosphere and buzz of the Giro finish line celebrations and you will certainly add to your lifetime memories of Italy at the 2024 Giro d’Italia.
The stage route brings the Giro from the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, with the last 80km straight and flat following the coast roads to the expected sprint finish.
With the late afternoon arrival of the speeding Giro gruppetto, enjoy one final ride together this morning from your hotel once again, exploring the hinterland of olive groves and vineyards two of Abruzzo’s finest natural pleasures, along with cycling of course!
For your added comfort, this afternoon we will take the short transfer by vehicle to the Giro d’Italia Arrivo (Stage Finish) it will be time for an Aperitivo and the thrill of being up close to the stars of cycling one last time at the Giro 2024. Celebrate together Italy the Giro d’Italia and your very own cycling adventures with a farewell feast to remember.
Giro d'Italia Bike Tour
Thursday 16th May – Departure Day from Abruzzo
Departure Day and It’s unfortunately time for your Giro d’Italia dream cycling vacation to draw to an end as we transfer you this morning to Rome International Airport (Italy) or Pescara railway station (Italy) for your onward travels.
Arrivederci’ from Practice Bicycle Tours until the next time.

*As with all the Practice Bicycle Tours planned rides you always have the option of relaxing and enjoying the comfort of the support vehicle and all the spectacle of the day at a more leisurely pace.

Tour Arrival & Departure Meet Point: Rome Fiumicino International Airport (Italy).

Your Premium Giro d’Italia Bike Tour package includes a 2:00pm pick-up & 12:00 midday drop-off at Rome Fiumicino Airport.

We suggest International guests arrive 1 night prior to the tour to recover from your travels and adapt to the local time zone, our recommendation the conveniently located at the Airport Terminal Hilton Rome Airport Hotel

The International Airport of Rome is serviced by many airlines including, British Airways, American Airlines, ITA Airways, EasyJet, Cathay Pacific, Jet2 and Ryanair.

By train (ITALIARAIL) from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Pescara train station takes approximately 4hrs

By bus (FLIXBUS) from Rome to Pescara bus station takes approximately 3hrs

By rental car for those who are looking for some excitement with their holiday takes approximately 3hrs via A25/E80 and A24/E80
The Italian motorway (autostrada) is connected to the Italian motorways that lead to Milan, Florence, and Rome.

Buono! Squisito! Ottimo! Eccellente! Is Italian tastes…

We will experience together local Italian, homemade, historic family Italian regional recipes, from the land to the sea, to the formaggio to the local wines, beers & home made liquors.
Your Giro Odyssey includes a ‘wow’ Welcome dinner & Aperitivo, followed by the traditional Italian dinner courses including wine
Antipasto + Primo + Secondo + Formaggi + Dolce + Digestivo

To celebrate each day at the Giro, a new location, a new taste, a new memory, you will be aghast at the choice, selection, of fresh, plentiful food which will keep those legs, heart and head filled until we do it all again tomorrow, in the style of Practice Bicycle…Buon appetito!
(Drinks are not included in the daily lunches on offer)

Evenings are free for you to dine at your leisure, should you have some small gaps (stomach space to fill), a campari & olives in the village square, share a pizza, time to stroll it all off with a gelato.

L’Italia e la bicicletta is excitement, passion, Italian tifosi, May is Giro fun!
Practice Bicycle and their love of Italy Cycling began many years ago on Lago d’Iseo…it’s a ride like no other!

We had a wonderful honeymoon at the Giro with Paul and Bridget. The small group allowed for a personalized experience, with individualized advice and rides that were customized for our group’s unique range of abilities. Paul and Bridget are experts at designing routes that are enjoyable for all while also navigating access to the race course. They are truly experts at the complex logistics of curating the ride/race watch experience. The food selection was also incredible. Every day Paul and Bridget found amazing off-the-beaten-path restaurants where we were welcomed like locals.
We also loved the home-base approach to cycling touring. It made the trip far more relaxing than scrambling to pack up every evening. This was one of the main reasons we chose Practice Bicycle and were very happy we did.
Dylan & Sharon – USA

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.
Carol, Paul, Margaret & Ray – Australia

Having nearly done every trip on the menu, from every bike race tour on offer, to their luxury trips to their challenging ride weeks PB are exceptional, they are a rare couple and so are their tours! We not only love them as people, they have tailored, personalised, made our many cycling holidays to various Italian locations (including fine food, wineries, bespoke accommodation). If ‘personable’, premium small group riding, relaxing roadside is La Dolce Vita!
John & Cath – Australia

A note of reflection, as Italians (we met Brigit & Paulo) in Abruzzo in spring, we spend many time in Ortona, the Australians who came were noticed everywhere, seemed to bring a presence to Ortona, their time here, sure left a mark on professional toursim in the little town, ‘the certain way’ things to be done! Very shiny bici, bright coloured clothes the colours of sea, very friendly peoples, we take cafe with them, their idea to bring cycling to Abruzzo was fantastico! We hope you have another opportunity to discover oour lands again…grazie mille e bici al sicuro
Brunella, Mario, Ricardo… – Abruzzo Italy

Our specialty bike race viewing 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.
Tailoring the best selection of daily guided rides with a choice of routes available for all cycling abilities.
The PB Tours team have a unique skill set and a world of experience in developing great routes for riders of all levels with over 20 years of cycling the roads of Europe.
To see the quality of rides you will enjoy, take a look at the detailed daily itinerary above.

The finest Cycling Adventures…when you ‘Unpack Once, Ride Everyday’

The Practice Bicycle Giro d’Italia 2024 Cycling Tours offers the perfect stunning location of Ortona, Abruzzo this ‘wow’ town hosted the spectacular 2023 Grand Partenza with the time trial action thru the medieval streets of Ortona! With it’s history, amazing choice of fantastic restaurants, quaint  tapas bars, friendly locals, outdoor markets, endless gelateries…your stay will be an amazing one!

Torre della Loggia – Dimora Storica Residence Ortona Abruzzo Italy

Torre della Loggia - Dimora Storica Residence Ortona Abruzzo Italy              Torre della Loggia - Dimora Storica Residence Ortona Abruzzo Italy beautiful courtyards, terraces and gardens              Torre della Loggia - Dimora Storica Residence Ortona Abruzzo Italy magical views Cathedral San Tommaso

 

Torre della Loggia – Dimora Storica Residence – Superior Triple Room
Torre della Loggia - Dimora Storica Residence Superior Triple Room              Torre della Loggia - Dimora Storica Residence Superior Triple Room Private Bathroom

 

Torre della Loggia – Dimora Storica Residence Ortona – Double Room
Torre della Loggia - Dimora Storica Residence Loggia Tower Double Room              Torre della Loggia - Dimora Storica Residence Loggia Tower Private Bathroom

 

Italian Breakfasts Ortona Style!

Torre della Loggia - Dimora Storica Residence Continental Style Buffet Breakfast              Torre della Loggia - Dimora Storica Residence Breakfast Room Italian Style!          Traditional Italian Breakfast cappuccio and croissant

We have the ideal package for any fan of world class cycling who does not wish to ride and prefers to spectate during our Giro d’Italia cycling tour.
The perfect solution for a non cycling wife/husband/partner to accompany the bike tour rider on their spectacular Tour of Italy bike tour.

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 roadside.  Our support team will share with you authentic Italy culture and villages off the beaten path on route whilst catching up with the cycling group at our ‘unique live viewing spots’ and handpicked Giro restaurant lunch together.
Your perfect tour guide of Abruzzo, be entertained, enlightened, and in awe of these majestic lands, Abruzzo full of secrets. Enjoy glorious days immersed in the local warmth as you have come to discover ‘their Abruzzo’!

For your added convenience we have quality carbon road bikes as an optional extra available to you with all our bike race tours.
Many of our guests prefer their own bikes for maximum cycling pleasure. Should logistics and travel arrangements make this too difficult then our bike hire is the perfect solution.
Depending on availability and size we have several brands available including Bianchi, Cannondale and Fuji, carbon bikes with Shimano Ultegra or 105 componentry.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon Road Bike Shimano compact 50/34 x 12-32    Fuji Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-34    Bianchi Road Bike Carbon Disc Shimano Ultergra 2x11    Bianchi Road E-Bike Disc Shimano Ultegra 2x11

Whether you have years of cycling experience or are just new to the bike you’ll love cycling and bike race viewing at the Tour of Italy.
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.

If its a challenge that you are looking for with your Tour of Italy bike tour, look no further!  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 cold and snow with the added risk of not cycling.  With our unique skill set and world of cycling experience we can 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, French Alps, Switzerland, Portugal and Italy.

‘Unpack Once, Ride Everyday’
The one location Giro cycling tours experience is the brainchild 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 destination 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, Ride Everyday!

Your Giro d’Italia bike tour package includes:

  • 6 nights of historical residence accommodation in the coastal town of Ortona
  • Colazione Italian style Breakfast each morning
  • 5 Superb fully guided rides tailored for your enjoyment during the Giro 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 stages 8, 9, 10 & 11
  • Welcome & Farewell classic dinner experiences in true Italian style.
  • 4 Lunch time Italian restaurant feasts including on the Giro d’Italia stages
  • Support person & vehicle for all rides with ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance
  • Sports drinks & nutritional bars to keep the legs turning
  • Private Transfers from Rome International Airport (Italy) to Ortona arrival & departure days

Giro d’Italia Bike Tour Highlights:

  • The ancient hill city of Ortona full of culture and sea, amazing panorama from the “Oriental Walk”
  • Memorable Giro d’Italia unique live roadside viewing on the Abruzzo – Costa dei Trabocchi
  • Join the glitz & razzmatazz of a Giro stage start in Avezzano, in the province of L’Aquila
  • Ride the roads of the Giro d’Italia in the Apennine Mountains the backbone of Italy
  • Test your climbing legs, Prati di Tivo (1450m), Panoramico Olmo di Bobi (1224m) & Bocca della Selva (1392m)
  • Italian Feasts, ‘Trabocchi’ fishing hut, pasta Anellini alla pecorara & rustic homemade Sagne e fagioli bean dish
  • Spin your wheels & feel the emotion on the Iconic cycling roads of Italy
  • Abruzzo sights & delights, Sulmona, the capital of sugared-coated almonds known as “confetti” in Italian, medieval alpine hamlet Cusano Mutri & hilltop Loreto Aprutino the finest olive oil in the world!
  • Celebrate the Giro d’Italia in style with a fine glass of the king of Abruzzo! The red Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
  • 1st class service, small group camaraderie a unique experience & lots of fun
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