11 - 16 may
The hardest pro tour stage race in the world, in the most beautiful country in the world. After the Grand Departure in Budapest (Hungary), the first week of the Giro will be soon very demanding taking the riders across the hilly Island of Sicliy, including the very first mountain stage finishing on top of the Etna Volcano at 2300m!
But not only we will have some great riding following the race, we will also explore the fascinating island with its greek and roman heritage, fantastic food and wine and breathtaking views!
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: Sicilia!
3 Giro Stages including the Etna Volcano stage!
START-FINISH: Agrigento - Catania
DATES: May 11th to 16th (6 days-5 nights)
2 nights Agrigento – 2 nights Taormina – 1 night Catania
DIFFICULTY: 3 - Intermediate
AVG DISTANCE: 70km
AVG ASCENT: 1000mt
Main Route 400km – Total Elevation: 5000m
Recommended Arrival Airport: Palermo
Recommended departure Airport: Catania
Cost for 6 days: € 2,750 in Twin-double Room (Single + € 350)
Watch the Giro d'Italia stages in Sicily and the riders during the climb of the Etna volcano
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
Detailed printed tour information booklet
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
We have selected some of the best stages offering a mix of all terrains, including some good climbing!
The start from the Agreigento is definitely not too hard, but after those sweet hills the Ascent up to Etna Volcano is more demanding!
Some of the other climbs can be challenging as well with some steep sections, but generally for short distances. The Etna Volcano is the hardest climb but definitely one of the highlights of the trip!
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
GIRO D'ITALIA SICILY MAP