Top of the world, Mont Blanc. Today we will ride stage 14's final climb and catch the stage final in Courmayeur.
Skyway and mountain stage finish
Our tourist option is an “out of this world” experience, or more accurately “top of this world”. After breakfast, we’ll travel up to the top of the valley, where a new skyway shuttles travellers up to Mont Blanc, stopping at Pointe Helbronner at an elevation of 3,462 m. For the more adventurous, you can take the aerial tramway across to Aiguille du Midi. Needless to say, they both have spectacular views across the Alps and a “step into the void” experience. This will be a memorable, full day expedition, so have a day off the bike.
We’ll still have a ride option today and as you can imagine it involves climbing. We will ride the final climb of today’s stage before the Giro d’Italia race comes through. We can then watch the finish in Courmayeur. If you’d like a little extra climb, there is a 12 km extension to Colle del Picollo San Bernardo that takes us to the French border.
After another memorable day at the Giro Italia, we’ll travel back to our hotel for dinner.
TODAY IN THE GIRO D’ITALIA RACE
Stage 14: Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur *****, 131km
Giro’s shortest road stage unleashes a serious amount of vertical metres across its 5 categorised climbs. Stage 14 should be one of the highlight stages of this edition. Each ascent is long, steep and relentless.