google-site-verification=ZCmTGQSPtqllSTOsC4u47alX5ManlsLlfRecXB9wYNk Pro Race Experience | 2020 Giro D'Italia | Central Week






80 KM


1'200 MT



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!


  • START-FINISH: Vieste/Rimini

  • DIFFICULTY: 3 - Intermediate

  • AVG DISTANCE: 80km

  • AVG ASCENT: 1200mt

  • Main Route 550km – Total Elevation: 6000m

  • Recommended Arrival Airport: Bari

  • Recommended departure Airport: Bologna 



  • October 2020 (TBC)

  • 15 to 21 May 2021 (TBC)


  • 7 Days in Twin-double room: € 2,950 Single Room + € 450



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!


  • 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 RAPHA (jersey, knicks, socks) 

  • 1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality

  • Free use of a POC Helmet

  • Detailed printed tour information booklet


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! 


  • Single room

  • High-end rental bike

  • Massage at hotel

  • Personal training program for the 8 weeks

  • Personal airport transfer


  • Travel insurance

  • Guides Tips


Day One, Sat. 16th – Vieste Warm-up Ride

Main Route: 50km; 30mi | Total Ascent: 1000m; 3300ft

Easy Spin around the ITT Race course. This is a chance to ease out any jet lag and become accustomed to the European time zone, but also to explore the stunning area of Vieste.

Day Two, Sun. 17th – Vieste Loop on Giro Stage 9

Main Route: 75km; 45mi | Total Ascent: 1000m; 3300ft

What a start! Our first real ride will take us on the final circuit of the stage, a nice hilly course around town. We will ride the last 50 km of the stage and then find the best spot to watch the final battle for the stage win!not to be missed!

Day Three, Mon. 18th – San Salvo loop with the Pro – Giro rest day

Main Route: 75km; 46mi | Total Ascent: 300m; 900ft

Today we will start on the van and then ride along the coast towards the start of the following day stage, meeting with the pros having their first rest day on the bike!

After the ride, Great time visiting the teams and coffee with some riders!

Day Four, Tue. 19th – San Salvo to Tortoreto Lido Giro Stage 10 start and finish

Main Route: 85km; 50mi | Total Ascent: 800m; 3100ft

We ride along the coast today on the same road of the stage, leaving before the race and hoping they will not catch us! We should get in Tortoreto Lido before the peloton, in time to watch the finish on the hilly circuit around town!

Day Five, Wed. 20th – Tortoreto lido to Rimini – Giro Stage 11 Road

Main Route: 0km; 60mi | Total Ascent: 500m; 1600ft

Another transfer day moving north. We will ride along the coast to the start line, enjoy the exciting atmosphere at the race village and then drive to Rimini in time to watch the sprint finish!

Day Six, Thu 21st – Rimini loop Giro Stage 12 Start-climb-finish

Main Route: 75km; 45mi | Total Ascent: 1100m; 3500ft

After 3 days of flat rides, we finally go uphill again! Hard stage today retracing the famous Nove Colli Granfondo route, with 9 different cols. We will ride part of the course and watch the race on top of one of the mountains!

Day Seven, Fri. 22nd – Rimini Goodbye or continue on Giro Alps

Transfer to airport

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