2025 Giro Classico Tour

May 2025

This Italian cycling odyssey offers a unique blend of challenging ascents and breathtaking descents through some of the most picturesque landscapes in Europe. You’ll conquer legendary passes featured in the Giro d’Italia, revel in Alpine panoramas, and explore charming towns steeped in history.

Throughout the journey, our dedicated team ensures your comfort, while evenings bring opportunities to savour regional delicacies and bond with fellow cycling enthusiasts. Whether you’re conquering mountain passes, exploring cultural gems, or savouring Italian cuisine, this trip promises unforgettable memories.

Join us on this cycling adventure that showcases the best of Italy. Pedal through stunning landscapes, discover hidden gems, and forge lifelong friendships. It’s more than a trip; it’s an experience of a lifetime. Get ready to ride and explore the beauty of Italy like never before.

Key Details

  • 12 to 14 Days
  • Intermediate to Experienced
  • All breakfasts, Multiple Dinners
  • Hotels
  • Support Vehicle
  • Mechanical Assistance
  • See Mutilple Giro Stages
PRICE (AUD)

Twin Share $TBC

Single Supplement $TBC
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2025 Pre-bookings

Pre-bookings are now open for the 2025 Giro d’Italia. Our 2024 Giro Classico was sold out, but you can secure your spot risk-free to avoid disappointment in 2025.

Find out about your Pre-Booking policy HERE.

The updated itinerary and pricing will be available once the official Giro d’Italia dates and route details are released. The estimated route release is October 2025. 

Tour Departs

Milan, Malpensa Airport, Italy, May 2025 TBC

Tour Finishes

Milan, Malpensa Airport, Italy, May 2025 TBC

Tour Style

Group Size: 34 Guests – 6 Staff

Rider and Spectator Bike Tour: Our Giro bike tours are ideal for cyclists. Our main focus is watching the race and completing the most beautiful rides. Non-cyclists may wish to follow our ride routes too and meet up with the riders along the way, it is a great way for non-cycling partners to share the experience.

This trip also caters to spectators with a keen interest in the Giro d’Italia. We have some side itineraries for non-cyclists to explore Giro villages but primarily, our trip follows the excitement and fanfare of the Giro d’Italia.

Tour Suitability

Rides: You don’t have to be an elite cyclist to join us. With our high staff-to-guest ratio, we support different ride options each day – giving you choice. There are our ride extensions for our stronger riders to get more km’s and vertical meters. And if you’d like an easier day, or a day off, join our non-cycling itineraries or our easier ride option.

Challenge Rating:  Mostly climbing

Meals Included

All buffet breakfast, Mulitple dinners, and drinks included at welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Inclusions
  • Transport throughout on our luxury coach
  • Transport for your bike with professional bike carriers
  •  Accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
  • Scheduled arrival and departure transfers at Milan, Malpensa Airport.
  • Hosted by our experienced tour guides and professional drivers
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Ride support vehicle when you need it most
  • Navigation assistance on all guided rides
  • Sports powders, water, and bars during your ride
  • 1 x Bikestyle Tours Cycling Kit
Why we love this tour
  • Ride through the region of the Great Lakes and along the shores of Lago di Garda
  • Ride the Passo dello Stelvio, Val Gardena, Sella Ronda Loop, Monte Grappa and other famous Italian climbs from the Italian Alps to the Dolomites
  • Visit the beautiful Dolomites and prosecco wine-growing regions of Italy
  • Stay at 3 and 4-star accommodation
  • Choose from the challenging ride option or the easier ride option each day
  • Watch Multiple stages of the 2025 Giro d’Italia live, including stage starts, stage finishes, and mountain stages.
Pricing

Price: AUD $TBC (twin share)

Single Supplement: AUD $TBC – Limited Single Rooms Available

Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare, and are based on two persons per room. If traveling alone, we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying a single supplement.

Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.

Bike Hire

Many guests find it convenient to hire one of our professionally prepared quality hire bikes.

  • Hire a bike so that you’re not lugging a bike around on your extended European holiday
  • Hire a bike and mitigate damage or delays during international transit

Bike Hire Charges

Bike Hire: AUD $TBC

Upgrade options available

Note: Renters of our hire bikes are liable for damages to their hire bike during the period of hire, treat it like you own for the rental period. Bikes are set up to your measurements before your arrival and are fully serviced by our professional mechanic.

Tour Overview

Bikestyle Tours has been running trips to the Giro d’Italia for over 20 years. You’ll experience the very best riding in Italy and see the Giro d’Italia 2025. Great pizza, pasta, gelato, coffee, and the best hot chocolate. It is a popular trip for the cuisine, scenery, and all things that are very, very Italian. We have our normal riding and non-riding itineraries. But we’ll also offer our experienced cyclists more time on the bike to conquer more vertical meters on some of the most magical roads in Europe.

Our trip starts in Garda, where we are spoiled for scenic riding. This area on the border of the Lombardy and Veneto regions is used commonly in the Giro and also in many Italian Classic 1 day races. Our trip continues north towards the iconic Passo dello Stelvio, where we will catch several of the key mountain stages of this year’s Giro but not before we conquer the Stelvio, which is a rite of passage for any cyclist in Italy.

The penultimate part of our trip takes us to the Dolomites, with close access to the scenic Sella Ronda Loop as well as the peloton before they begin their mountain stages south. We will finish our trip with a final amazing day in the region of Grappa and Prosecco. We will conquer Monte Grappa but not before witnessing the professionals take it on, where we expect to see the decisive move of the 107th Giro d’Italia.

Bienvenue en Italia

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Garda, Veneto, Italy

Your journey commences at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, where our welcoming staff will greet you at 10.30 am. They’ll help with your luggage and ensure a seamless transition to our first captivating destination, nestled on the scenic shores of Lago di Garda, one of the Great Lakes of Italy.

After getting settled, we’ll turn our attention to preparing your bikes for the thrilling cycling adventure ahead. Our dedicated team will be on hand to assist you with any bicycle-related requirements.

As the day winds down, we’ll convene for a delightful welcome dinner, where you can forge connections with fellow cycling enthusiasts. Prepare to relish the exquisite flavours of Italy, setting the stage for an unforgettable cycling experience in this picturesque region.

Daily Highlights
  • Stay along the shores of Lake Garda
  • Prepare your bikes for the trip ahead
  • Welcome Dinner
Rides Type

Possible light afternoon ride along Lake Garda taking some scenic trails around the lake, and getting used to riding in Italy.

Meals
Welcome Dinner (incl. wine)
Short Ride
Long Ride

Vineyards of Veneto

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Garda, Veneto, Italy

On this day, we’ll acquaint ourselves with group riding and venture into the breathtaking countryside surrounding Garda. Our cycling adventure will lead us into the scenic vineyards, providing a gentle warm-up for the upcoming mountainous terrain.

The day concludes with the freedom to explore the charming town of Garda at your leisure. Discover its hidden gems, dine in local restaurants, and soak in the relaxed atmosphere of this delightful lakeside destination.

Daily Highlights
  • Vineyards of Veneto
  • Ride Lago di Garda
Rides Type

Ride through the vineyards and the stunning surrounding region of Garda, this will be the first small test for our legs to prepare us for the spectacular rides to come.

Meals
Breakfast and Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Giro Time Trial Experience

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Garda, Veneto, Italy

Today, we take on the Giro head-on. Our cycling journey leads us along the picturesque shores of Lago di Garda as we make our way to the Individual Time Trial (ITT). You’ll have the chance to witness the starting area where the riders prepare for their ultimate test against the clock, offering ample opportunities to see the cyclists up close and personal.

Following this thrilling experience, we’ll make our way back to the hotel, coming together for a shared dinner to reflect on the day’s adventures and the excitement of the Giro d’Italia time trial.

Daily Highlights
  • Ride the shores of Lago di Garda
  • See stage 14 the ITT
Rides Type

Ride along the shores of Garda to witness the ITT.

Meals
Breakfast and Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Stage 15 Start, Lakeside

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Bolzano, Trentino South Tyrol, Italy

Following breakfast at our hotel, our day begins with a visit to the other side of Lago di Garda to witness the stage start. Here, you’ll witness the riders gearing up to conquer a challenging stage into the majestic Italian Alps.

As they embark on their journey, we’ll board our luxury coach for our own adventure, traveling northbound to our next destination in the Italian Alps. Upon arrival and settling into our new location, you will have the evening free to explore the streets of Bolzano. Get ready to embrace the stunning landscapes and alpine beauty that awaits in the Italian Alps.

Daily Highlights
  • See the stage start along the shores of Lago di Garda
Rides Type

Today we will ride in the morning to the stage start along the shores of Lake Garda.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Legendary Passo dello Stelvio

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Bolzano, Trentino South Tyrol, Italy

Today, we embark on an epic adventure to conquer one of Italy’s most iconic Alpine passes, the Passo dello Stelvio. This climb is steeped in cycling history, and the Giro d’Italia is set to return to this monumental mountain tomorrow. Our cycling journey will take us up the western face, allowing us to savour the breathtaking ascent and relish the thrilling descent back to our hotel.

As the day concludes, we’ll come together for a well-deserved dinner, where we can celebrate our remarkable achievements and bask in the sense of accomplishment. The Passo dello Stelvio will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on our Giro d’Italia experience.

Daily Highlights
  • Ride the Stelvio 
  • Amazing descent through snow banks
Rides Type

Ride the Passo dello Stelvio that the race will tackle tomorrow. We will ascend from the western side before enjoying the descent back down into the valley.

Meals
Breakfast and Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

The Giro in the Dolomites

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Bolzano, Trentino South Tyrol, Italy

Today, our attention shifts back to the professionals as they emerge from their well-deserved rest day, gearing up for a grueling mountain stage. The Giro d’Italia will pass through the town where we are staying, embarking on a challenging route into the enchanting Dolomites.

Before we catch the race, we’ll embark on our own cycling adventure, conquering one of the stunning climbs around Bolzano. As the professionals approach, we’ll position ourselves either at the base of their final ascent or right near our hotel, witnessing the excitement as they race through town. Expect an exhilarating day with the potential for significant developments in the battle for the Maglia Rosa.

In the evening, you’ll have the freedom to further explore Bolzano and savour its diverse culinary delights

Daily Highlights
  • See the race take on the final climb
Rides Type

Ride San Valentino climb, a challenging Category 1 climb that is commonly featured by the Giro d’Italia.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Ride to the Stage 17 Start

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Canazei, Trento, Italy

Today’s journey begins with a picturesque ride up the final climb from yesterday’s thrilling stage, setting the stage for an exciting day ahead. We’ll make our way to witness the stage start, soaking in the fanfare and excitement that surrounds this iconic event.

After immersing ourselves in the Giro atmosphere, we’ll continue our cycling adventure, pedalling our way to the next hotel nestled in the heart of the Dolomites. The scenic beauty of the region will accompany us as we traverse this stunning landscape.

For dinner, you’ll have the flexibility to make your own arrangements, allowing you to explore the local culinary offerings and savour the flavours of the Dolomites at your own pace.

Daily Highlights
  • See the stage start
  • Ride to the Dolomites
Rides Type

We will ride last night’s final climb on the way to the stage start in Selva di Val Gardena. We will then continue by bike through the Dolomites to our next hotel.

Meals
Breakfast and Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Scenic Sella Ronda

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Canazei, Trento, Italy

Today we will spend some time away from the action of the Giro d’Italia, allowing us to fully embrace the scenic beauty of the Dolomites. Our adventure takes us on the iconic Sella Ronda loop, a cherished ride that showcases some of Italy’s most breathtaking landscapes. If the weather smiles upon us, the majestic Dolomite rock faces will be on full display.

After our invigorating ride, we’ll unwind at our hotel, catching the thrilling finale of the Giro stage on TV. You’ll have the afternoon to explore the vibrant adventure town that surrounds us, adding an extra layer of excitement to our journey and as the day draws to a close, we’ll come together for a delectable dinner at the hotel, sharing stories and experiences from our day of exploration in the Dolomites.

Daily Highlights
  • Sella Ronda Loop
  • Spectacular Dolomites
Rides Type

We will ride what is known as the Sella Ronda loop. This scenic loop features 4 mountain passes, they aren’t as big as the Italian Alps that we took on earlier in the week but they will still test the legs. The views will be well worth the effort.

Meals
Breakfast and Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Journey to Prosecco and Grappa Region

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Asolo, Treviso, Italy

Today, we continue our brief hiatus from the race, allowing the professionals to progress north to Sappada. Our journey takes us southward to our final destination, a serene haven nestled among the sprawling vineyards of Prosecco and Grappa.

On two wheels, we’ll enjoy a more relaxed day, cycling through the picturesque foothills of the Prosecco region. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside, savouring the idyllic landscapes that surround us.

In the evening, you’re free to explore the charming village where we’ve set our roots, discovering its unique character and perhaps indulging in some local delights. It’s an opportunity to soak in the flavours and ambiance of this enchanting region.

Daily Highlights
  • Stay amongst the hills of Prosecco and Grappa
Rides Type

Ride through prosecco and grappa wine regions to rest the legs a little after our transfer.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

GC Showdown in Bassano del Grappa

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Asolo, Treviso, Italy

Today, we rejoin the Giro d’Italia action, with our sights set on witnessing the intense battle for the General Classification (GC) in the captivating Bassano del Grappa region. As the contenders give their all in pursuit of the coveted Maglia Rosa (pink leader’s jersey), we’ll be at the heart of the action.

Prepare for an action-packed day as we ride to and from the race’s thrilling conclusion, witnessing the race in its decisive moments. After the excitement on the roads, you will have the opportunity to further explore the historic village of Asolo.

Daily Highlights
  • See the penultimate stage of the 2024 Giro
Rides Type

Today we will ride to see the the penultimate stage of the 2024 Giro.

Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Conquering Monte Grappa

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    Asolo, Treviso, Italy

Today, we rise to the challenge of Monte Grappa, a climb of remarkable significance where the professionals made their ultimate bid for glory ahead of the grand finale in Rome. Our own journey leads us to tackle this iconic ascent, a must-experience for any cycling enthusiast.

After conquering Monte Grappa, we’ll continue our ride to reach our hotel, enjoying the serene landscapes of this region one last time.

In the evening, we’ll come together for a memorable farewell dinner, savouring delicious cuisine and sharing our thoughts and experiences from this remarkable journey. As we dine, we’ll also catch the thrilling conclusion of the 2024 Giro on television, capping off our adventure in grand style.

Daily Highlights
  • Ride Monte Grappa
  • See the final stage of the 2024 Giro on television
  • Farewell dinner in vineyards of prosecco
Rides Type

We will ride the final climb of the 2024 Giro the day after the race. The climb will certainly test the legs but will be no match for your honed skills and fitness after the previous 10 days. The views will be spectacular and we will continue to our hotel afterward.

Meals
Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Farewell and Safe Travels

  • Date
    May 2025
  • Location
    N/A

Today marks the end of our incredible journey together. We’ll bid you a fond farewell and wish you safe travels for your onward adventure. Our morning will begin with our departure from the hotel, as we embark on a comfortable journey aboard our luxury coach.

We will offer 2 drop-off locations. Our first stop will be at Venice Santa Lucia Train Station (Estimated Arrival at 10 am), where you’ll have the opportunity to continue your travels from this departure point. From there, our journey will progress to our second departure point at Malpensa Airport (Estimated Arrival at 2.30 pm), ensuring a seamless transition for your onward flights.

As you head towards your next destination, take with you the memories, experiences, and the camaraderie forged during our remarkable Giro d’Italia adventure. Safe travels and arrivederci!

Rides Type
Meals
Breakfast
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