Giro Classico Trip
Giro Italia 2019

13 days | 22nd May to 3rd June

Experience Italian culture, cuisine and the very best riding areas. Conquer the might Passo dello Stelvio.
Highlights

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ride along the fabulous lakes of Garda and Como, where the Northern mountains plunge into the deep waters of these inland lakes
  • Bucket List climbs: Passo dello Stelvio, Mortirolo, Monte Grappa, Gavia  and Madonna del Ghisallo
  • Stay at 3 and 4 star hotels along the way
  • Our professional guides support you throughout, with professional mechanics, Italian speakers and former professional cyclists.
  • Best staff to guests ratio in the industry

Experience the Giro d’Italia Live
Stage 12: Cuneo to Pinerolo ***, 146km
Stage 13: Pinerolo to Ceresole Reale *****, 188km
Stage 14: Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur *****, 131km
Stage 15: Ivrea to Como, ****, 237km
Stage 16: Lovere to Ponte di Legno *****, 226km
Stage 17: Val di Sole to Anterselva ***, 180km
Stage 19: Treviso to San Martino di Castrozza ***, 151km
Stage 20: Feltre and Croce d’Aune-Monte Avena *****, 193km
Stage 21: Verona to Verona ***, 15.6km Individual time-trial

Details

Duration: 13 Day

Dates: May 22, 2019 to June 3, 2019
Start: Milan, Italy
Finish: Milan, Italy

Price: AUD$7,490 (US$5243)
Single Supplement: AUD$970 (US$680)

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

Rides
RIDE RATINGS

Our trips allow you to choose a suitable ride each day. Alternative ride options are available on most days. We use a consistent ride rating to help you choose your ride. We rate each ride on various factors; distance, total climbing, intensity and altitude. The table below is a guide to our ride rating system.

Unfortunately, we can’t forecast the weather when designing our rides, but your trip leader will advise you on any precautions. 

DistanceSHORT: less than 30km
MEDIUM: between 30km and 80km (depending on the total climbing).
LONG: more than 80 km
AscentTotal climbing (ascending) for the day, anything over 2000m is a big day
IntensitySome rides may have time constraints. Our rides vary from EASY, MODERATE to HARD.
AltitudeSome of our rides may go into alpine areas where thinner air affects your intake of oxygen.
Suitability
Spectators and Off the Bike

Racing fans are always welcome!

Social Riding and Leisure

We understand that your cycling holiday is a HOLIDAY! We understand that you don't normally ride everyday at home. Our ride routes cherry-pick the best areas.

Some training will always enhance your experience!

Experienced Riders

Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge ride options seek more vertical metres and longer miles.

Inclusions

Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:

  • Transport throughout by custom mini vans or luxury coach
  • Services of our experienced tour guides, mechanics and drivers
  • 12 nights accommodation 3 & 4 Star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 course evening meals on 8 nights
  • Wine at welcome and farewell dinners
  • Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Milan Airport
  • Scheduled departure transfer on final day to Milan Airport
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Ride files and Bikestyle guide to the 2019 Giro d’Italia
  • Full Bikestyle Tours kit including knicks, cycling jersey, cap and musette bag
Bike Hire

Note: All bike hire costs include 2 water bottles for you to keep. We also provide a saddle bag with a spare tube, pump, tyre-levers and multi-tool. The pump and saddle bag with its contents must be returned with the hire bike at the end of hire.

AT A GLANCE

TWIN SHARE
  • 13 Days
  • 8 Dinners
  • 9 Stages
  • Luxury Transport
  • High Staff Ratio
  • Intermediate to Experienced
  • 3 & 4 Star Hotels

Great Riding, Scenery, Cuisine and everything very Italian

Bikestyle Tours has been running trips to the Giro d’Italia for over 15 years, back then it was following the charismatic Marco Pantani and Mario Cippolini. In 2019 our Giro Classico tour focuses on the iconic locations and visits some of the lesser known climbs of this year’s Giro d’Italia route.

You’ll experience the very best riding in Italy and see the Giro d’Italia 2019. 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 metres on some of the most magical roads in Europe.

Our trip starts in the Piedmont region, famous for its wine, cuisine and as its name indicates, the foot of the mountains. Our first test comes on the race route between Cuneo and Pinerolo. We then follow the peloton through the mountains and experience watching the race over summits.

In the Aosta Valley, we’re spoiled for climbing. For a scenic diversion, you’ll have the opportunity to take the skyway up to a vista across to Mont Blanc and across the Alps. Later in the trip, you have the option to take the scenic Bernina Express railway to St Moritz.

Also, a regular highlight on our Giro d’Italia Trip is our ride around Lake Como in Lombardia with the climb up to Madonna del Ghisallo, as the pros will do. It continues with a spectacular 3 days that follow, the Passo Dello Stelvio, Passo Gavia and the mighty Mortirolo.

Our final part of our trip takes us to the Dolomites, with close access to the final mountain stages, where we expect to see the decisive move of the 102nd Giro d’Italia. Before transferring to Verona for the final time trial, we’ll conquer Monte Grappa, which is a rite of passage for any cyclist in Italy.

If you haven’t seen the Giro d’Italia, make 2019 your year and come with Bikestyle Tours. We will see the most important stages, and when the tour caravan travels long distances we’ll base ourselves in the iconic regions of Northern Italy. Thus, minimising long transfers and maximising our time for riding and relaxing.

Trip Itinerary

Our guests enjoy a smooth trip because we put the detail in our daily itineraries

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