Giro d’Italia Cycling Tour
Experience the most beautiful grand tour
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, conquering 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 d’Italia Cycling Tour 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.
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. Our ride guides ensure the needs of different riders are supported on each climb.
Our Giro cycling tour route for 2020 will be confirmed following the Giro’s official route announcement in late October / November 2019, so for now we share with you our 2019 tour route which takes us from Lake Como to Verona, and includes some of the famous climbs of Madonna di Ghisallo, Passo dello Stelvio, Gavia, Sella Ronda, Falzarego and Passo delle Erbe in the Dolomites, so that you know what you can expect.
Pricing & Dates
$5,995.00 per person twin share / Maximum 12 guests
|Late May 2020||$1,995 (deposit)|
Start Location & Details
City: Como, Italy
Pick Up Location: San Giovanni Train Station, Como
Pick Up Time: 11:30am
Finish Location & Details
City: Verona, Italy
Drop Off Location: Porta Nuova Train Station, Verona
Drop Off Time: 11:30am
Inclusions & Details
Accommodation & Meals
- 8 nights accommodation, twin share with your own private bathroom.
- Single occupancy available. Talk to us when booking.
All breakfasts and dinners at a range of our favourite restaurants, osteria’s and home cooked locations, including nightly aperitivo hour and local wines and beers at each dinner.
- Professional bilingual ride guides with extensive cycling experience, local knowledge and first aid experience, ensuring your riding experiences are truly local and take in many of the undiscovered back roads and rolling hills of this spectacular and diverse region.
- Unique routes, available on GPS provided as part of the tour.
- Support van on daily rides, with mechanical support and your safety as our priority.
- Nutritious energy snacks and hydration are provided
Transfers & Activities
- All transfers / transportation from pick up to drop off, including baggage and bike transportation.
- Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the detailed tour itinerary.
- Entrance fees to sites, museums and all other non riding activities.
- 2 piece, Italian made A’QTO Cycling Kit including jersey and bib shorts.
- Laundry for your cycling clothing.
- Bike hire.
- Travel insurance.
Lunches on the road.
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.
Have More Questions About Our Giro Cycling Tour?
See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.
Bike Hire & Gear
Full Carbon Road Bikes
You can choose to hire a Pinarello, Bianchi or Formigli bike with either Campagnolo or Shimano groupsets.
Going off road as well? Have the best of both worlds with a Bianchi or Cannondale gravel bike with disc brakes.
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 meet their interests and the best experiences that the regions of Lombardia and the Dolomites in Alta Badia have to offer. Whether its guided walks and hikes through the Dolomites, visits to beautiful lakes and alpine towns for picturesque lunches, wellness experiences or cooking classes, Nancy personally hosts non-riding guests each day with a select range of activities to suit the group.
Enjoy our beautiful boutique hotel accommodation in 3 places over 8 nights – our focus is on authentic, family run boutique hotel experiences that will have you truly immersed in the regions we visit. Your nights will be supremely comfortable, with all the amenities and services you need for a great post-ride experience; including swimming pools, saunas, lounge areas and more.
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 days, 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.
I FEEL SO MUCH STRONGER & CONFIDENT TACKLING HARD CLIMBS
I really enjoyed the Giro and came back so much stronger and confident tackling hard climbs. I knew the climbs would be hard and they were. The choice of rides were all good. Mauro (van driver) was such a bonus, as was having an extra guide on wheels.
I WOULD LOVE TO DO IT AGAIN
Awesome riding and overall, a most enjoyable and fun experience that I would love to do again.
A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE BOTH ON AND OFF THE BIKE!
We would like to thank Nancy & Damian for a wonderful locally focused Giro adventure. The accommodation was spectacular, the hospitality was awesome, the dining experiences were exquisite and the bike routes, as always were scenic and challenging.
UNEQUIVOCALLY RECOMMEND A’QTO
My husband Michael and I went on the A’qto Giro Tour. It was part of a five week holiday in Europe, and it was by far the best part of our trip. We had previously experienced Damian & Nancy’s excellent weekend tours in regional Victoria and the Giro100 tour was a further example of their attention to detail and organizational skills. We wanted for nothing, from the ride routes with knowledgeable local guides, quality accommodation, exceptional regional restaurants and wines and activities for non-riding partners. We would unequivocally recommend an A’qto tour to anyone.