Giro d’Italia Cycling Tour
Experience the most beautiful grand tour
Giro Cycling Tours Overview
The Alps, the Dolomites, the Apennines; they all define the Giro d’Italia and there can be nothing more rewarding than taking on the same challenge yourself, as you conquer many of the iconic climbs of Italy.
Expect amazing days on the bike with jaw dropping mountainous landscapes, thrilling free flowing descents and climbs where you’ll need every bit of your will to keep the pedals turning. Our Giro cycling tour ensures that your experience of the Giro traverses the same mountains and valleys as the pro’s and has you up close with the race at stage starts, finishes and over mountain passes, while also experiencing some time away from the race. It’s the perfect balance.
Join us for a 9-day adventure on our Giro Cycling Tour 2022 that will see you tackle many of the famous climbs of Italy by day, while relaxing into a wonderful food, wine and cultural journey that we’ll take you on each night.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
NB: At July 2022, the ride itinerary on this page is our 2022 itinerary. The 2023 itinerary will be released after the route is announced on the 17th of October 2022.
Giro d’Italia Ride Itinerary
Welcome to the Giro d’Italia and Italy’s Great Climbs
Our Giro route is designed to suit riders who want a comprehensive climbing challenge, taking on many of the greatest climbs in the Italian Alps and Dolomites, and getting a taste for what the peloton of the Giro experience. As part of this, you’ll also get to experience riding Passo dello Stelvio which is always part of our Giro tour. Our ride guides ensure the needs of different riders are supported on each climb.
Our Giro cycling tour route for 2022 will start in Turin, with two nights in this beautiful baroque city. We’ll then transfer to Bormio for three nights and then the final three nights in the Veneto. We’ll see stage starts and finishes and experience the race fly over mountain passes, with some of the famous climbs of our tour including the Colle della Maddalena, Superga, Passo San Boldo, Muro di Ca ‘del Poggio, Lago di Cancano, Mortirolo, Passo dello Stelvio and the mystical Monte Grappa.
We start the week with a spin out towards Sacra San Michele, an iconic symbol of the Piemonte region and the perfect introduction to Piemonte and Italy. We head west out of Turin towards the mountains, before circling Laghi di Avigliana. This ride will blow the cobwebs out of your legs after your travels, and also give you the chance to test your bike set-up and make any micro adjustments to the bike as you require.
Highlight: The spectacle of Sacra San Michele on the horizon with its mountain backdrop
We’ll never travel too far from the centre of Turin today as we ride the same challenging and punchy circuit that the pro’s will race. After completing a lap, we’ll then stake out a spot to watch them pass, before rolling back down the hill to see the finish.
Highlight: Our first taste of the Giro with a sensational finish in Torino
Today is our first transfer day from Turin to Bormio. After unpacking the bikes and settling in, we’ll take a spin out of the village and along the valley, before riding up the hairpin laden road to Torri di Fraele, also known to the locals as ‘mini Stelvio’.
Highlight: Lago di Cancano nestled between the mountain peaks
It’s time for you to take on the iconic Passo dello Stelvio, sitting at an imposing 2750m. This is a climb like no other with its 34 switchbacks, and will challenge the mind and legs, and open the heart. Once you have conquered the challenge, get set to enjoy a long and technical descent.
Highlight: Conquering the iconic Stelvio
We start the day with a fast roll down the valley to warm up before we take on Passo Mortirolo, with its mercilessly steep gradients that hit 18% and average 10.4% for the duration of the climb. Once reaching the top, we’ll regroup and roll down the other side a little to await the arrival of the race. We’ll then spin back to the top of Passo Mortirolo before the thrilling descent and the return to Bormio.
Highlight: Seeing the riders climbing the steep slopes of Mortirolo
The Giro today starts from Ponte di Legno and we will be in the thick of the action. After seeing the riders sign on, we’ll have the opportunity to purchase our Giro souvenirs and watch the riders roll out, before we make the transfer across to the Veneto.
There is the opportunity for an easy roll through the Venetian vineyards in the afternoon to loosen the legs after our transfer or enjoy a rest day.
Highlight: Seeing the race start
We will make our way out of our quintessential Venetian villa and past the Prosecco laden hills as we ride along some of the small roads that will be used in the race today, on our way to climb the beautiful Passo San Boldo. We’ll then descend back into Prosecco land before rolling to a stop on the 16% slope of the Muro di Ca ‘del Poggio, where we’ll await the arrival of the peloton for the final sprint stage.
Highlight: Passo San Boldo and the Muro di Ca ‘del Poggio
We will roll out of our villa in the vines and take the meandering secondary roads towards the base of the Monte Grappa climb, where the fun begins. We will take in the early switchbacks before tracking our way through beautiful and peaceful forest with hooting owls. As we keep rolling, the landscape changes once again to a sparse grass covered rolling landscape with herds of cows and their ringing bells. The road narrows even further as it clings to the edge of the mount; it is just pure magic.
Highlight: A serious 25km challenge with an ever changing landscape
Pricing & Dates
6995 per person twin share / Maximum 14 guests
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Start Location & Details
City: Turin, Italy
Pick Up Location: Porta Nuova Train Station
Pick Up Time: 1:00pm
Finish Location & Details
City: Venice, Italy
Drop Off Location: Mestre Train Station
Drop Off Time: 12:00pm
Inclusions & Details
Accommodation & Meals
Transfers & Activities
While airfare, bike hire and travel insurance are not included in the Tour cost, they can be fully arranged for you. Talk to us when booking.
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Bike Hire & Gear
Full Carbon Road Bikes
You can choose to hire a Pinarello or Bianchi with a compact crankset.
An easy to use GPS is provided for your use for the duration of the tour with our daily rides pre installed.
As part of our Giro cycling tour, non-riding partners enjoy a customised travel program, designed to deliver a diverse range of activities and the best experiences that the mountainous regions in the north of Italy have to offer. Whether it’s guided walks and hikes through the Alps, Dolomites and Prosecco wine region, visits to beautiful lakes and alpine towns for picturesque experiences, spa and wellness experiences or cooking classes with locals, Nancy personally hosts non-riding guests each day with a select range of activities to suit the group.
As our non-riding partner program is an active adventure, there is a minimum walking requirement for non-riding guests for each tour. Please enquire when booking.
Food & Wine
The alpine regions of Italy are truly diverse in culture and cuisine
We’ll be enjoying a range of dinner experiences throughout the course of our 9 day Giro cycling tour, celebrating all that the regions we visit have to offer. From true artisan, modern style dinners through to traditional home made food and wine specialities, to very special welcome and finale dinners with meals you will always remember, in incredible surrounds. Your Giro food and wine journey will be as much a part of your memorable experience as your riding will be.