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Giro d’Italia 2018.

If the Alps define the Giro d’Italia, there can be nothing more rewarding than taking on the same challenge yourself and conquering the mountains of Italy.

Once the route is announced for 2018 (in October 2017) we’ll make sure your experience of the Giro traverses the same mountains, valleys and roads as the Pro’s and is an experience of a lifetime.

You’ll tackle many famous climbs and roads of Italy by day, while relaxing into the wonderful food and cultural journey we’ll take you on each night.

It is the ride of a lifetime.

Read about our 2017 Giro Experience here

19th to 27th May 2018

Exact Route TBC once the course is unveiled in October

AUD $5,995 per person twin share

9 days / 8 nights

Limit: 10 guests

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YOU WILL ENJOY

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME RIDING EXPERIENCE

Up to 600 km’s of riding and plenty of climbing over 8 days – our Giro routes are designed to suit riders who want a comprehensive Alpine challenge that gives them a taste of what the peloton of the Giro experience. It also can accommodate riders who want the intensity dialled down. Our routes offer all riders the ultimate experience of the Italian Alps, at their own chosen level.

Escorted daily rides through the spectacular Italian Alps – exact route is yet to be confirmed.

Comprehensive back-up and support on all rides – a local ride guide will join us with an intimate knowledge of the Italian Alps and surrounding areas, ensuring your riding experiences are truly local, and take in many of the unique climbs and back roads of the breathtaking regions that the Giro will pass through in its final week. Rides are fully supported with a support vehicle, mechanic and your safety as our priority.

Being close to all the Giro action – we’ll watch a start, a finish and enjoy the whole show as the peloton motors over one of the major mountain passes.

Full A’QTO cycling kit – designed by Damian for our group and made in Italy, this exclusive 4 piece kit will see you riding in style, comfort and warmth.

Transport to and from arrival and departure locations – you will be picked up from and dropped off at  the arrival and departure location (your preference of either the train station or airport), and all your transport needs for the week are taken care of, including transporting of bikes and bike cases.

A FOOD, WINE & HOSPITALITY JOURNEY LIKE NO OTHER

Beautiful boutique hotel accommodation in 2-3 places over 8 nights (route dependent) – our focus is on authentic, family run boutique hotel experiences that will have you immersed into 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, massages and more.

Daily buffet breakfasts – a daily, home made Italian feast awaits, with magnificent local produce including prosciutto, salumi, cheese,eggs, local breads and cakes, fresh fruit and cereals, that will keep you going for hours on the bike.

All dinners included – 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, modernstyles 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. 

Aperitivo hour each day – this is one of the greatest traditions in Italy and a perfect reward after a great day out on the bike. Whether it’s a local icy cold beer, a glass of Italian Prosecco, a regional wine or our personal favourite, the Aperol Spritz, it’s our shout.

Warm, engaging Italian hospitality – your hosts, Damian Hancock and Nancy De Losa will lead you through the week, sharing their warm, open entertaining style.  Combining Damian’s experience in leading group rides with their huge passion for Italian food and culture, means you’ll feel right at home in every town we visit. Nancy’s Italian heritage and fluency in speaking the language makes for a smooth experience with the locals each day. You’ll relish the experience that comes from their meticulous planning and attention to detail in all areas on and off the bike.

Your choice to take some time out – explore all that the magnificent towns we visit have to offer – if one day you’d prefer to take a break and enjoy the towns we’re in or the places we’re staying, feel free. This is your experience.

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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

A perfect world is a life where I don’t have to think about anything other than riding my bike and eating wonderful food. Nancy and Damian at Bici e Gusti are perfect hosts and create an ideal setting for this to happen.
Kath
“WOW! What a week you organised for us… This is what we loved so much; Your attitude to making sure we enjoyed every moment… Thank you both so much for the experience of a lifetime.”
Brian & Lyn Hosking

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