2021 Giro Italia
Little is known about the 2021 with the scheduled start in Sicily being brought forward to the 2020 Giro d’Italia. We are expecting the 2021 Giro route details to be released late October 2020.
What we do know is our Giro Classico trip will follow the final epic stages of the Tour in the last 12 to 14 days of the race. You’ll experience the very best riding in Italy and see the Giro d’Italia 2021. Great pizza, pasta, gelato, coffee and the best hot chocolate 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.
Ride Challenging Climbs with the most experienced Tour Operator at Grand Tours
Bikestyle Tours has been organising and operating Grand Tour cycling tours for 24 years, 2021 marks our 25th year of sharing the excitement to see the biggest bike races in Europe.
Our Italy bike tours travel to North Italy to ride the Dolomites and the Italian Alps. Irrespective of the season, mountain conditions can change and for some of our guests, it’s the first time they’ve seen snow. Each year, road closures in the mountains are possible and Giro stages are sometimes rerouted or cancelled because of late season snowfalls.
Snow is not unusual at the height of Summer, during August or September – fortunately it does enhance the scenery! Our local knowledge, mountain experience and thorough planning minimises any disruption to your cycling holiday. Climb the highest paved road in the Eastern Alps and ride Stelvio Pass with an experienced and responsible bike tour operator.
See an Italian Bike Race and immerse in the Italian culture
Italian fanatics are known as “tifosi”, and the atmosphere that “tifosi” create at the Giro d’Italia race is incredible to experience, your hair stands on end. As the peloton arrives, the Italian fans issue an almighty cheer, screaming “Vie–Vie–Vie” go–go–go. There is no bigger cheer than that reserved for Marco Pantani, he was possibly the greatest climber to have ever raced. The Marco “Il Pirata” Pantani supporters club still follows the race searching for an Italian rider that carries the spirit of “Il Pirata”. Today, the “shark of Messina”, Vincenzo Nibali draws the most attention of the “tifosi”. Experiencing the Giro d’Italia is so much fun, so Italian!
Stay in quality accommodation with Italian hospitality and Italian food
We choose 3-star and 4-star accommodation on our Italy bike tours and regularly return to family run hotels that have dedicated bike facilities – they have bike washdown areas, secure bike storage rooms, mechanical stands and some have an evening laundry service for cycling apparel. Rest assured, we also travel with a good supply of bike-washing equipment, mechanical spares and we have a tool-kit complete with a professional bike mechanic.
On many nights we eat at a local restaurant or from the great hotel kitchen. Italian culture is the most celebrated through its food – influenced by local ingredients and lovingly evolved from their “Nonna”, their grandmother’s recipe. A most welcoming sound over a home-cooked Italian meal “Mangiare, Mangiare”, eat-eat. Remember to restrain yourself on the first 2 courses, as often Italian meals have 4 or 5 courses. Yes, an Italian dessert is better in Italy.
Why Pre-Book with Bikestyle Tours?
Pre-bookings are risk-free and guarantee you a spot!
Our pre-booking system is a risk-free way to reserve your place. That means you have first right of refusal once we’ve released the official trip itinerary. You’ll have 10 days to decide from when you receive the itinerary to confirm or cancel the booking. At this time you are required to pay your trip deposit to secure the booking.
Our Trips are Guaranteed Departures.
Guaranteed departures give you peace of mind that once you’ve booked your trip – you’re going! We do not cancel trips due to insufficient numbers leaving you stranded. Our customers come from all over the world, so no matter where you live we can help you with your cycling vacation.