16 May - 22 May
The hardest pro tour stage race in the world, in the most beautiful country in the world. The second week of the Giro will be surprisingly challenging with peloton riding north along the east coast, from the lovely Puglia region to the hilly Emilia Romagna! The Highlight of the the second week will be the stage of the Granfondo 9 Colli, a challenging long course with 9 different climbs.
But not only we will have some great riding following the race, infact we will enjoy some of the best food Italy can offer: Orecchiette pasta, Lasagne alla Bolognese and Piadina Romagnola!
Come and watch this incredible race and go “inside the Giro” with our founders Simon Clarke and Andrea Nicosia, who has worn the Maglia Rosa and will show you the race like no one else can.
Regions visited: Puglia, Appennines, Emilia Romagna!
4 Giro Stages including the 9 Colli Granfondo stage!
DATES: May 16th to 22nd (7 days-6 nights)
DIFFICULTY: 3 - Intermediate
AVG DISTANCE: 80km
AVG ASCENT: 1200mt
Main Route 550km – Total Elevation: 6000m
Recommended Arrival Airport: Bari
Recommended departure Airport: Bologna
Cost for 7 days: € 2,950 in Twin Room
(Single + € 450)
See the best pro riders attacking each other in hilly Central Italy, crossing the beautiful regions from Puglia to Emilia-Romagna along the Adriatic coast
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 4-5 hours. This is not a race or high intensity riding, but rather a true epic cycling Experience into the exciting atmosphere of the Giro D’Italia and its legendary cols.
We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride. On top of each major climb we will regroup to watch the pro peloton suffering, and then enjoy the descent together. As a team, we’ll support each other during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy!
All cyclists interested in cycling races, legendary climbs, and magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience!
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea and Simon
All hotel accommodations in strategic hotels, generally 4 stars, in twin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 lunch and all dinners
2 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
Regular meetings with Simon Clarke during the race, when possible
Van support throughout the tour
All in-tour transfers
• Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels, and energy bars during rides by OTE SPORT
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps
1 top quality cycling kit made by DOT OUT (jersey, knicks, socks)
1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality
1 NRC X sunglasses
Free use of a DOT OUT Cabrio Helmet
Detailed printed tour information booklet
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
We have selected some of the best stages offering a mix of all terrains, but there will be a lot of climbing!
The start from the Vieste is definitely not to hard, with some easy and undulating roads. The last few days in Emilia Romagna will be more challenging with several hills.
Some of climbs can be challenging as well with some steep sections, but generally for short distances.
The descents are generally technical but well-paved and safe. There will be some rolling terrain as well, but honestly not much!
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
High-end rental bike Wilier ZERO 7 with ULTEGRA Di2
Massage at hotel
Personal training program for the 8 weeks
Personal airport transfer
CENTRAL WEEK GIRO D'ITALIA MAP