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$750 AUD reserves your spot for our 2022 Ultimate Giro d’Italia 10 Day Tour. You’ll see the final stages and experience the excitement all the way to the finish on our 2022 Ultimate Giro d’Italia cycling Tour.

Interest for the 2022 Giro d’Italia is strong, avoid missing your spot –  Book now!


Tour Dates: 

May 2022 | 10 Days – 9 Nights. We’ll keep everyone on our Advance Booking List up to date as information comes in from the race organisers.

Tour Highlights:

For us Italy is like our second home, we’ve spent much of the last ten years running cycling tours to the Giro d’Italia and all of Italy’s beautiful regions. We love everything about Italy, its cycling, it’s enthusiastic cycling fans the “Tifosi”, its food, its passion and love of “la dolce vita”. We’re sure you’ll love the Giro d’Italia and Italy as much as we do.

EXPERIENCE: The excitement of the final 10 Days of the 2022 Giro d’Italia.

STAY: Personally selected chic 3 – 4 star, cycling-friendly hotels in the Italian lakes, Alps, Dolomites and Milan regions.

Ride: Minimum of 3 Daily Ride Options 45km-1250km /1500m avg climbing. Additional optional extra km’s are available each day, ask us how.

Non-Cyclist: We highly encourage non-cyclists to join on all our tours, we are the industry leaders in ensuring non-cyclists or cyclists taking a day off the bike – experience as much as the cycling group.

E-Bikes: Fancy an E-bike so you can ride comfortably each day? Or, you may like to ride a little and or join in the non-cycling program. Ask us how.

About Our Tour: 

We’ll pick up the Giro d’Italia at various key points for the final 10 days of the race. We’ll take in many classic Giro d’Italia rides including: The Stelvio Pass, Lake Como/ Chapel Madonna del Ghisallo, Passo San Boldo, Passo Mortirolo, Dolomites – Sella Ronda Loop plus many more classic Italian rides.

We’ll have a taste of what it’s like to be a pro rider, some ride days we’ll ride sections of the racecourse ahead of the race. Plus, we’ll be there to see the final race stage.

Our tour will conclude after breakfast the Monday morning after the Giro d’Italia finishes, we include complimentary airport transfers on this final day

*Note, each of our Grand Tour itineraries is new – unique to each year to maximise your riding, transfer less and to include the best strategic race viewing points.

ULTIMATE GIRO D’ITALIA

The final 10 days of the 2022 Giro d’Italia, embrace the passion of Italy and its great race.

Phil Anderson

We are very pleased to announce Phil Anderson will make his first return to the Giro d’Italia in some years, Phil will join the Ride International Tours team for a special Ultimate Giro d’Italia tour in 2022.

Phil raced in three editions of the Giro d’Italia and won two individual stages, his memories of the Giro as a pro were always fond, for him it was a more relaxed race and the food was always a big highlight.

About The Race:

The 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia is a three-week Grand Tour cycling stage race. The Grande Partenza location and the full race route is yet to be announced. As soon as we have details from the race organiser, we’ll update you with all of the details.

Meet your guides for our 2022 Giro d’Italia

Pat and Grace worked tirelessly to make sure everyone’s needs and expectations were met

S. Charlton (2015)Queensland, Australia

A big thanks to you for making my trip, as a non-rider, very memorable

L. Green (2010) New Zealand

Grace and Pat go above and beyond to make sure you have a good time

Steph W. (2015, 2014 & 2013)NSW, Australia

Nothing was too much trouble, their demeanour was always cheery

Andrew S. (2014)Melbourne, Australia

Knowledgeable, multilingual, always helpful, a great team

Tommy. E (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012)USA

Grace is the most organised of guides, no request is too unusual or difficult

A. Saunders (2017)Victoria, Australia

You took care of my wife wonderfully… I am grateful and appreciative

David S. (2016)Canada

Thanks very much for a highly enjoyable and excellently run tour

Daren A. (2012)QLD, Australia

Grace and Pat are remarkable. Thank you so much!

Claudia H. (2104)Canada

Grace… you are warm, inclusive and infectious in your enthusiasm

John H. (2014)Australia

Pat and his team did an absolutely brilliant job

L. Hocking (2015)Victoria, Australia

Big thanks to Grace & Patrick… we had a Brilliant time

Andrew E (2016)Australia

The trip ran like clock work… all we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves

Ben K. (2013)NSW, Australia

Grace… you are still as efficient and organised as always

Richard B. (2016, 2012)Western Australia

Pat’s leadership gave everyone what they needed

Peter F. (2010)New Zealand

Our Tour

Our Giro d’Italia tour provides the perfect mix of “ride more – transfer less”, with challenging rides in the Alps, Dolomites, lake Como. You’ll have your fill of riding, plus we’ll see different aspects of the Giro d’Italia race stages, including stage starts, midpoints, feed stations, hilltops, stage finishes, mixed with a cultural and culinary Italian experience.

There’s something beautiful about riding a bike in Italy, it’s a country practically born and raised on two wheels, the terrain is almost purpose-built for cyclists who love panoramic climbs, sweeping views, lakeside roads, it’s any wonder Italy is regarded as cycling’s birthplace.

Each of our Grand Tour Itinerary’s provides a unique experience as the race route changes dramatically each year. At our 2022 Giro d’Italia tour you can count on riding many of the legendary Italian rides and routes including:

The Stelvio Pass, where you can opt for a double ascent of the Stelvio and climb both sides if your legs are feeling good,  we also ride the beautiful Mortirollo climb while we are in the area.

From our Lake Como base, we’ll ride to the stunning lakeside village of Bellagio, the Colle del Madonna Ghisallo with its beautiful chapel of the patron saint of cycling, the nearby Wall of Surmano and soak up the surrounds of Lake Como.

Our Giro d’Italia tour is led by our experienced team who’ve been hosting tours to Italy for many years, we know how to get the best out of your riding, Giro d’Italia race experience, all in a safe, supported – team like environment.

May is a beautiful time to visit and ride in Italy, we’ll provide a fantastic Italian emersion experience, show you the best smaller roads, charming villages, stay in chic Italian hotels, eat wonderful regional Italian produce and sample the best of the Italian dolce Vita “Sweet Life”.

We look forward to showing you around our favourite places, intersecting the Giro d’Italia race stages and watching the final stage of the race. We’re sure you’ll love Italy and the Giro d’Italia as much as we do.

Ciao Pat, Phil, Grace and The Team.

  • 10 DAYS | 9 NIGHTS ULTIMATE GIRO D’ITALIA
    Start & Finish locations are to be announced (TBA)
    Tour Dates: Late May 2022
    Duration: 10 Days – 9 Nights
  • PRICE
    $750.00 AUD – Advanced Booking Deposit

    Tour Price: $ TBA
    As soon as the race organiser provides us with more detailed information on the race route for 2022, we’ll update everyone on our Advanced Bookings List.

    In the meantime take a look at our 2020 Giro d’Italia itinerary, it’ll give you a great indication of how your 2022 Ultimate Giro d’Italia itinerary will look, pricing structure etc 2020 Giro d’Italia itinerary.

    *We highly recommend arriving/meeting at our Pre-Tour Team Hotel the day prior to our official tour start. Arriving early, pre-tour is also a great chance to explore the wonders of our local area,  it will also assist with adjusting to the time zone, reduce travel stress, and have you in great shape for the action-packed tour start. Ask us how and we can take care of the booking details for you.

    * Our twin share prices are per person based on two people sharing one room. If you are travelling alone, you have the option of sharing a twin room with another tour participant that we’ll match you with or alternatively, have a room to yourself by paying the additional single room supplement.

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2020 Ultimate Giro d’Italia Cycling Tour.

10 Days | 9 Nights
Stay, Regions : Beluno, Dolomites, Italian Alps, Lake Como/Lecco, Milano region
Start Location: 8.30am Venice, Marco Polo International Airport or 8.45am Venice, Mestre Trainstation
Finish Location: 10am Milan, Milan Malpensa International Airport.
Start Date: Saturday 23 rd May 2020
Finish Date: Monday 1st June 2020

Pre Tour: Friday 22nd May.  *We highly recommend arriving/meeting at our Pre Tour Team Hotel in Venice the day prior to our official tour start. Arriving early will allow you to explore beautiful Venice’s waterways pre-tour, it’ll also assist with adjusting to the European time zone, reduce travel stress and have you in great shape for the following day’s action-packed Tour Start and Giro d’Italia Tour ahead.
Ask us how, we can take care of the pre-tour accommodation booking details for you (non-inclusion).

Day 1 Saturday 23rd May. Action Packed – Official Arrival Day:
Meet at our Pre Tour Hotel in Venice: 7.30am – 9am.
Airport Pick Up: 8.30am. Venice Marco Polo International Airport.
Trainstation Pick Up: 8.45am. Venice, Mestre Trainstation.
Details: Short Transfer to our Pre Tour Team Hotel in Venice. Build Bikes.
Load Vehicles: 10.30am-11am. Depart for 90 minute drive north to our Team Hotel in the Beluno region of Italy.
Ride: 12.30pm-1pm: Welcome day ride. 45-65km/1250m loop ride over the incredible Passo San Boldo in the southern Dolomites. We descend through the incredibly engineered switchbacks down to the valley below and onto to Valdobbiadene – to watch the Time Trial finish in the town.
5.30pm: After race finish / Time trial transfer to our Team Hotel.
7.30pm: Meet in our Hotel Lobby. Welcome dinner Included.

Day 2 Sunday 24th May. Giro Finale – Piancavallo
7am-8am: Breakfast
8.30am: Depart Hotel in Vehicle. Transfer 1.5 hrs to the foot of the Dolomites.
10am: Ride start. Loop Ride & see the race on the final climb.
Ride: 45 -105km/ 2600m climbing.
45 km Shorter ride to enjoy a more relaxed tempo, experience la Dolce Vita, visit small towns and villages enroute, enjoy a coffee, a snack and then ride final 14.5km Climb to Piancavallo, to watch todays Giro Stage finish on the climb.
105km wolf-pack ride to head out on 60km loop climbing the beautiful 1127m Passo Crosetta before tackling the Piancavallo, which is the final climb & finish of todays Giro stage. The Piancavallo finale is 14.5km, 1145m climbing at 7.9% avg gradient, we’ll all be there to see all of the action.
5pm: After race pass, transfer to our Team Hotel in vehicles, 1.5 hrs.

Day 3 Monday 25th May. A Day In The Dolomites
7am-8am: Breakfast
8.30am: Depart Hotel in Vehicle. Transfer 1.5 hrs to the Italian Dolomites.
10.30am: Ride start
Ride: 35km-65km-125km/3200m.
From our Team Hotel deep in the Italian Dolomites, we ride down the Fassa Valley on a beautiful loop through the jaw droppingly beautiful Italian Dolomites, we pass over the Passo Rolle, Passo Valles, Pass Pellegrino. Options from 35km – 65km/2000m climbing.
Optional Extras 60km/1200m. We pass through our Team Hotel then up to see a piece of James Bond History, we ride the Passo Fedai, then over Lago de Fedai and under the peak of the impressive Marmolda. Total = 125km/3200m
7.30pm: Meet Hotel Lobby. Dinner Included.

Day 4 Tuesday 26th May. Sella Ronda, The Best Loop Ride In Italy – The World
7am-8am: Breakfast
8.30am: Ride start
Ride: 55km-95km-150km/3700m
“Sella Ronda Loop – “The Worlds Best Mountain Loop Ride”. Two start point options, transfer from our Team Hotel to the Start of the Sella Ronda Loop or Ride from our Team Hotel.
Lunch enroute at a Mountain Top Chalet with stunning views.
Optional Extras: Challenge yourself to a double loop of the Sella Ronda first loop anti-clock wise then a clock wise loop. Total=150km/3700m climbing.
Late afternoon return to our Team Hotel, relax in the Spa complex or take a massage.
7.30pm: Meet in the Hotel Lobby. Dinner at our family run hotel.

Day 5 Wednesday 27th May. Transfer to Italian Alps – Giro d’Italia Mountain stage / Passo Bondone Midpoint.
7am-8am: Breakfast
8.30am: Vehicles Depart our Team Hotel for a morning transfer toward the Italian Alps, Approximately 1.5 hours:
Ride: 50 -80km. Active recovery day.
Today we ride the climb to todays Giro d’Italia midpoint Passo Bondone.
3pm: Transfer to our Team Hotel deep in the Italian Alps. Approx 4 hours.
8pm: Meet Hotel Lobby. Dinner at our Hotel.

Day 6 Thursday 28th May. Passo Stelvio & Giro Stage Finish
7am-8am: Breakfast
8.30am: Depart our Team Hotel by bike, ride the fantastic Passo Stelvio, see the race pass over the famous Stelvio Pass, or Return to Bormio to watch the race pass then finish live on TV, or cycle to the base of the final climb to watch the race ascend the beautiful switch backs of the Torre de Frialle.
Ride: 50km/1600 – 80km/2600m
Passo Stelvio 50km /1600m
Optional Extra’s: Torre de Frialle climb to todays Giro stage finish 30km/1000m

Day 7 Friday 29th May. Passo Mortirollo – Lake Como/ Lecco
7am-8am: Breakfast
8.30am: Depart our team Hotel by bike or in our vehicle.
Ride: 30km-70km/1500m  (100km/2500m )
From our Team Hotel along the Stelvio valley and down to the base of the Passo Mortirollo, ride what Lance Armstrong called the hardest climb he ever raced up “the Mortirollo”.
Late Lunch in Tirano. Late Afternoon transfer Tirano to Lake Como /Lecco. 90mins
early evening explore Lecco our beautful lakeside village
8pm: Informal social dinner at one of our favorite restuarants (Non inclusion)”

Day 8 Saturday 30th May. Lake Como – Chapel Madonna Ghisallo
7am-8am: Breakfast
8.30am: Depart our team Hotel by bike or in our vehicle.
7am-8am: Breakfast
Non-Cycling: Visit Bellagio, Madonna Ghisallo Chapel, Wall of Surmano, return to Lake Lecco / Como via alternative descent back to lake.
Ride: 30km-65km-80km/2600m
8.30am: From our Team Hotel on Lake Lecco/Como ride along the lake to Bellagio. Ride up the famous climb to the Cycling Church – the Chapel of Madonna Ghisallo.
Climb to the pass of Sormano or via the incredibly steep Muro d’ Sormano / Wall of Sormano – made famous by the end of season race the Giro d’Lombardia “The race of the falling leaves”.
Return to our lakeside Team hotel via and alternative route back down to Lake Como/Lecco for a Gelato”
8pm: Join us for a Informal social dinner at a local favorite restuarant (Non inclusion)”

Day 9 Sunday 31st May. Giro d’Italia Finale – The Race of Truth.
7am-8am: Breakfast
8.30am: Depart our team Hotel in our vehicle, transfer to our Team Hotel. Approx 1 hour
Ride: 70km / 200m climbing
Start 10am: Morning Ride from our Hotel to the start of the Time Trial Course, we’ll follow the course into Milano Central, take a sightseeing loop around beautiful Milan central, have your camera handy. We’ll ride back to our Hotel to freshen up.
2pm: Afternoon transfer to Milan central for a day of sightseeing, relaxing, watch the Final Giro d’Italia stage, race winner crowned and the final podium presentations as only the Italian’s can do.
6pm: Return to our Hotel to freshen up and frock up for our final Giro d’Italia celebration dinner.
7.30pm: Farewell Dinner

Day 10 Monday 1st May. Arrivederci – Departure Day
6.30am-8am: Breakfast
9am: Depart Hotel in vehicles, Airport Drop Off to Milan/Malpensa International Airport or Saronno Trainstation.
Safe travels from Pat, Phil, Grace and the Ride International Tours Team

2020 Ultimate Giro d’Italia Itinerary

DAY 1 –  Saturday 23rd May, 2020.

ARRIVAL DAY 
Welcome to Italy and The 2020 Giro d’Italia!

*We highly recommend arriving into Italy or meeting at our Pre Tour Team Hotel in Venice a day or two prior to our official tour start. This will assit with adjusting to the time zone, reduce travel stress and have you in great shape for the following days action packed Tour Start – and Giro d’Italia Tour ahead. Ask us how, we can take care of the booking details for you (non-inclusion).

Arrival Day Pick ups | 3 Options
8.30am: Venice, Marco Polo International Airport
or 8.45am: Venice, Mestre Trainstation
or 7.30am – 9am: Meet at our Pre Tour Hotel in Venice

Morning Details:
Short Transfer to our Pre Tour Team Hotel in Venice.
Build Bikes.
10.30am-11am: Load Vehicles – Depart for 90 minute drive north to our Team Hotel in the Beluno region of Italy.

Ride departs: 1pm
Distance: 45-65km. Climbing: 1250m
Giro Race: Conegliano – Valdobbiadene TT (Prosecco Sup. Wine Stage) 33.7 km
Welcome dinner: 7.30pm
Accommodation:  Beluno region, Southern Dolomites. 1 of 2 nights

About our day:

Welcome to Italy and the 2020 Giro d’Italia with Ride International Tours.

We will collect you at: 8.30am. Venice Marco Polo International Airport.
8.45am. Venice, Mestre Trainstation, or Meet at our Pre Tour Hotel in Venice: 7.30am – 9am.

*As always, we highly recommend arriving at our team hotel in Venice – or Italy a day or two early to allow for any unforeseen travel delays and to recover from travel and/or jet lag.

If you choose to arrive a day or two prior, there are several ways of getting to our team hotel, if arriving into Marco Polo Airport – Venice. You can take a local taxi from the airport or, if you’re travelling in a party of two or more, you might want to consider a private transfer. Just get in touch with us and ask us how.

Alternatively if you choose to arrive into other major Italian cities, Venice is very well connected via Italy’s fast trains, The Frecciarrossa “Red Arrow” which can travel at speeds of up to 255mph.

Once at our tour start – Team Hotel we’ll assist you to assemble your bikes, or do a final set-up and check of your rental bike. We’ll load the bikes, then pack your luggage into our vehicles.

We all transfer 90 minutes to our next hotel,  we then ride through some remarkable Italian countryside. We’ll then head to the finish area to see the Giro d’Italia Time Trail, its the Prosecco Wine Stage today, yes we are in the region of the famous Italian sparkling wine.


Non-cycling options:

An action packed morning, but there’s a little bit of time to explore the local area near our Venice pre tour Hotel,  we’ll assit to build all the guests bikes and pack all the luggage in for the short tansfer ahead.

Ask us for some options based on your personal interests, we have some great recommendations for around our area, Venice is beautiful, it’s rich in culture, history, markets, great coffee and cafe’s await.

We all transfer 90 minutes to our next hotel, you can choose to explore our new village or join the group on a scenic drive through some beautiful Italian countryside as we head over the Passo San Boldo to see the Giro d’Italia Time Trail finish.


Our Ride: Passo San Boldo – Giro Time Trial

Ride – starts 1pm

Welcome day ride. 45-65km/1250m.
We start the 2020 Giro d’Italia with a fantastic loop ride over the incredible Passo San Boldo in the southern Dolomites. We descend through the incredibly engineered switchbacks and tunnels down to the valley below and onto to Valdobbiadene, where we watch the Individual Time Trial finish in the town.


Race: CONEGLIANO > VALDOBBIADENE Time Trail
Special Stage: Prosecco Superiore Wine Stage, 33.7 km

 Après Bike:

7.30pm: Meet in the hotel lobby for a short stroll to our restaurant for our welcome dinner and drinks.


 Accommodation:

Beluno Region, Southern Dolomites – 1 of 2 nights

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DAY 2 – Sunday 24th May.

Southern Dolomites & a Mountain Top Finish

Breakfast: 7am
Depart hotel: 8:30m Ride start: 10:00am
Distance: 45km-105km Climbing: 1145m – 2600m
TdF Race: BASE AEREA RIVOLTO (Frecce Tricolori) – PIANCAVALLO 183 km
Accommodation: Beluno Region – 2 of 2 nights

About our day:

After breakfast we depart our Team Hotel in our vehicles, we transfer 1.5 hrs to the foot of the Dolomites to start our rides, it’s near this same point we’ll see the Giro d’Italia pass later today.

We jump straight into the action on day two of our Giro d’Italia tour and see a mountain top stage finish. Seeing a high-intensity mountain racing stage is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.

5pm: After the race passes, we transfer to our Team Hotel in our vehicles, 1.5 hrs.


Non-cycling options:

Join the group today as we head to see the Giro d’Italia finish in a lovely hilly / mountainous part of Italy. Join the group on a scenic tour of the southern Dolomites in our vehicle, explore the local villages, pause for coffee and a snack in some smaller towns and villages and soak up the Italian way of life. Alternatively ask us for some options based on your personal interests, we have some great recommendations in the area.


Our Ride:

Ride – starts 10:00am 45 – 105km/ 1200m – 2600m climbing.
45 km: Shorter ride will enjoy a more relaxed tempo, experience Italian la Dolce Vita, visit small towns and villages enroute, enjoy a coffee, a snack and then ride final 14.5km Climb to Piancavallo, to watch todays Giro Stage finish on the climb.

70km – 105km: The wolf-pack ride will head out on 60km loop climbing the beautiful 1127m Passo Crosetta before tackling the Piancavallo, which is the final climb & finish of todays Giro stage.

The Piancavallo finale is 14.5km, 1145m climbing at 7.9% avg gradient, we’ll all be there to see Giro d’Italia action.

The Medium 70km ride option will see the race pass on the lower slopes of the Piancavallo climb. We’ll experience the excitement of watching the race finish live on TV from a local bar.


Race: BASE AEREA RIVOLTO (Frecce Tricolori) – PIANCAVALLO 183 km

 Après Bike:

7.30pm: Meet in Hotel Lobby for dinner.


 Accommodation:

Beluno Region – 2 of 2 nights

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DAY 3 – Monday 25th May

Delightful Day in the Dolomite Mountains

Breakfast: 7am-8am
Depart hotel: 8am Transfer: 1.5 hours
Ride start: 10:30am
Distance: 35km-65km-125km Climbing: 650m / 2000m / 3200m.
Giro Race: Race Rest Day
Accommodation: Italian Dolomites, 1 of 2 Nights

About our day:

Today we hit the Mountains! We’ll take a morning transfer through the Italian Dolomites and head deep into the mountains to our next Team Hotel.  You’ll get your first taste of the beautiful Italian Dolomites on this year’s Giro d’Italia tour.

Once at our hotel we’ll unpack, we then head out on the bikes – or in the vehicle on a spectacular loop of the Dolomites.

7.30pm: Meet Hotel Lobby. Dinner Included.


Non-cycling options:

Join the group on a scenic tour of the beautiful Dolomite mountains, pause at the mountain chalets for a coffee and a snack, definitely bring your camera, it’s a stunning part of the world.

Alternatively there’s option to explore our local village, or head to the towns thermal spa center. Ask us for some options based on your personal interests, we have some great recommendations.


Our Ride:

Ride – starts 10:30am: 
35km–65km-125km / 650m-2000m-3200m climbing.

From our Team Hotel deep in the Italian Dolomites, we ride down the Fassa Valley on a beautiful loop through the jaw droppingly beautiful Italian Dolomites, we pass over the Passo Rolle, Passo Valles, Pass Pellegrino. Options from 35km – 65km/ 650m – 2000m climbing.

We’ll also need to keep our fatigue levels in mind as we head into a series of decent climbing days, with this one just being something of an entrée.

Optional Extras 60km/1200m.
Late in the day we’ll pass through our Team Hotel, then head up to see a piece of James Bond History, we ride the Passo Fedai, then over Lago de Fedai and under the peak of the impressive Marmolda. Total = 125km/3200m


Race: Giro Rest Day 

 Après Bike:

7.30pm:  Meet in the hotel lobby, dinner at our Team hotel.


 Accommodation:

Italian Dolomites – 1 of 2 nights

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DAY 4 – Tuesday 26th May

Worlds Best Loop Ride – Sella Ronda Dolomites

Breakfast: 7am-8am
Ride departs hotel: 8.30am
Distance: 55km-95km-150km Climbing: 1700m – 4150m
Giro Race: UDINE – SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI 228 km
Accommodation: Italian Dolomites – 2 of 2 nights

About our day:

We will leave the hotel by bike or in the vehicle this morning depending on your ride choice, you’re in for an amazing day on the Sella Ronda Loop, you’ll ride in the heart of the jaw-droppingly beautiful Dolomite Mountains.

The Sella Ronda loop is an absolute classic cycling route, it’s famous around the world. We are happy to talk today up as it’s one of the best days / rides you can do. May is the best time of year to ride it as it’s quiet early in the cycling season.

The loop itself traverses four famous mountain passes through scenery that genuinely deserves the word ‘dramatic’ as the bulk of the Piz Boè looms above you.

These passes were the scene of some of the most famous battles in Italian cycling and at the Passo Pordoi there’s a monument to Fausto Coppi and another that commemorates the winners of the Cima Coppi (the first person over the highest point in each Giro d’Italia).

Please stop regularly, soak it up, enjoy and take lots of photos, it’s a day you will remember fondly for years to come.

After the Sella Ronda we will return to the hotel by bike or vehicle, a good soak at the local thermal spa could be a good option to recharge.

Non-cycling options:

Today you can choose to relax and unwind at the towns thermal spa, enjoy the beautiful spa and the immediate surrounds, or join the group and take a drive around the Sella Ronda Loop, we’ll pause at the top of the pass’s for photo’s, drink hot chocolate, pass out some snacks and plenty of encouragement to our riders. We’ll take a hearty Italian mountain lunch in one of the mountain top chalets.

From a bike or a vehicle, this is one of the most spectacular drives/place’s you’ll likely ever visit, bring your camera you’ll take lots of photo’s today.

or ask us for some options based on your personal interests, we have some great recommendations here in the Italian Dolomites.


Our Ride:

Ride start: 8.30am

Distance: 55km | 75km | 95km • Climbing:  1700m | 1770m | 2450m

Optional Extra’s: Double Sella Ronda Loop 150km / 4150m

We will leave the hotel by bike or in the vehicle this morning for an amazing day out on the Sella Ronda.

Our longer route of 95km will leave our Hotel on the bike and travel through Canazei where we will start our ascent of the Passo Pordoi. About halfway up the Passo Pordoi we turn right onto the Sella Ronda circuit. This is where our 55km Sella Ronda Loop group will start, the 55km route is a great option to ensure you achieve the Sella Ronda Loop first and foremost, you can always cycle back the additional 20km to the hotel after you’ve completed the loop if your energy levels are still good for a total of 75km.

The longer 95km ride will climb almost 2500m and the shorter ride will do about 1700m.

None of the climbs are particularly long or very steep and the total amount of climbing is quite manageable as it’s broken up into four stages, you have all day to complete the ride so you can take your time and break the ride up with multiple stops, you’ll be so distracted by the incredible scenery you’ll hardly notice you are climbing.

The four passes are:

• Passo Pordoi (2239m)
• Passo di Campolongo (1875m)
• Passo di Gardena (Grodnerjoch) (2121m)
• Passo di Sella (2213)

You’ll see we have included a double loop of the Sella Ronda as an option. It’s a great way for those that really want to clock up some big vertical meters to do the Sella loop in a anti-clockwise and then clockwise direction, then cycle back to the hotel. We’ll have dinner and a massive beer ready for your arrival at the hotel.


Race:  UDINE – SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI 228 km

 Après Bike: 7.30pm Meet in our Hotel Lobby for Dinner

 Accommodation:

Italian Dolomites – 2 of 2 nights

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DAY 5 -Wednesday 27th May

To The Italian Alps – A Giro Mountain Stage Passo Bondone.

Breakfast: 7am-8am
Depart hotel: 8.30am – Transfer in vehicles approx 1.5 hours
Ride start: 10.30am
Distance: 50 -80km. An Active Recovery Day.
Giro Race: BASSANO DEL GRAPPA – MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO 202 km
Accommodation: Italian Alps – 1 of 2 nights

About our day:

This morning after breakfast we depart the Dolomites in our vehicles, we transfer north west toward the Italian Alps, Approximately 1.5 hours. We’ll pause mid transfer to have an active recovery ride and see todays mountain stage on Passo Bondone.

3pm: Apres see’ing the excitement of stage 17, we complete the transfer to our new base deep in the Italian Alps. Approx 4 hours.

8pm: Meet Hotel Lobby for Dinner.


Non-cycling options:

Transfer Day to the Italian Alps, join the group as we depart the Dolomites and head for the Alps. We’ll pause mid transfer to see the Giro d’Italia stage on the Passo Bondone, or Alternatively, let us know your passions and interests, we’ll offer some great alternative suggestions for your day.


Our Ride:

Ride start: 10.30am
50 -80km. Active recovery day.
Today we take in a nice loop ride, we ride the Gir d’Italia mountain stage midpoint climb up to the Passo Bondone, we’ll see the race pass over the top of the climb then head down to our vehicles via an alternative route.


Race: BASSANO DEL GRAPPA – MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO 202 km

 Après Bike:

Suggested Sports Recovery: Local sparkling mineral water, a cool refreshing Birra Moretti or a local artigianale gelato.


 Accommodation:

Italian Alpes – 1 of 2 nights

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DAY 6 – Thursday 28th May

Giro d’Italia on the Stelvio Pass.

Breakfast: 7am-8am
Ride start: 8:30am
Distance:  50km – 80km Climbing: 1600m – 2600m
Giro Race: PINZOLO – LAGHI DI CANCANO 209 km
Accommodation: Italian Alpes, 2 of 2 Nights

About our day:

This morning we will be away from the hotel early. Hopefully, you have plenty left in your legs! We are off to climb the Stelvio, one of the highest climbs in Europe.

Bordering Switzerland at an elevation of 2,757 m (9,045 ft) above sea level it is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps, 13 m below France’s Col de l’Iseran (2,770 m).

This afternoon we will be one of the highlights of our Giro d’Italia tour, we get to see the Giro d’Italia on the Stelvio pass, we’ll have front row seats as we watch the race pass on either the Passo Stelvio or on the final climb to Laghi di Cancano.

When the race passes it’s sure to be spread out by many minutes with a likely break of opportunists, followed by the GC contenders and later by the grupetto of domestiques and sprinters who have either done their job or have no interest in riding full gas up the mountains!

Both today’s viewing locations are close to our Team Hotel in the Italian Alpes. It’s going to be an amazing day of riding and race watching, this incredibly tough Giro stage will see the race leader – perhaps race winner emerge from the GC contenders.


Non-cycling options:

Today we have two great options, choices, choices, choices.

The Bernina Express Train Day Trip, Tirano to St Moritz
or Take a relaxing morning at the hotel –  visit Bormio’s thermal spa’s – explore the old center of Bormio with a Gelato in hand, then see the race pass at the base of the Stelvio or the lower slopes of the Laghi di Cancano climb.

More about The Bernina Express Railway: (tickets are an optional non-inclusion)

The Bernina Express return train journey to St Moritz is one of the great train journeys in the world, it’s all about the journey and one of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps, it winds its way gently through splendid Alpine scenery.

On the highest railway across the Alps, the Bernina Express climbs up to glistening glaciers and blends alpine landscapes. The train from Tirano to St Moritz negotiates some of the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and inclines of up to 70 per mille with ease. Once in St Moritz you’ll have a few hours to explore, take some lunch before catching the return train back down to Tirano.

Visitors can delight in the cultural and natural surroundings and enjoy the Alps at their most impressive. The railway line from  Tirano – St Moritz has UNESCO World Heritage status. Thanks to modern carriages, you will enjoy views of the unspoilt Alpine panorama.

The Bernina Express departs Tirano around 10.00am, arrives in St Moritz at 12.30 pm. The return journey departs St Moritz at around 3pm and arrives back in Tirano at 5.30 pm where we will collect you and drive to our Hotel.


Our Ride:

Ride – starts 8:30am

This morning we will be away from the hotel early to climb the Passo Stelvio, one of the most iconic and beautiful cycling roads in the world, it’s one of the highest passes in Europe.

The Passo dello Stelvio ascent is 21.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1533 metres at an average of 7.1%. It’s not the hardest climb you will ever do, but it’s relentless. You’ll be riding into thin air and riding through the iconic walls of snow on the sides of the road near the top of the pass, it’s a special day on the bike.

You won’t be short of company on the ride up the Stelvio or at the top of the pass. The climb will be busy with cyclists and the hardy Italian Tifossi fans. It’s generally pretty chilly at the top of the Stevio in May, we’d suggest putting on some warm layers for the descent, a selfie in front of the Passo Stelvio sign then head down the mountain. If you plan to stay at the top to watch the race pass, it’s best to have plenty of warm clothing on hand.

Everything that goes up must come down and it is the same for us as we descend back to Bormio, carefully make your way down this beautiful road. 3km down from the top of the Stelvio you may like to take a short 250m side trip to the Swiss Border – It also marks the top of the Swiss side of the Stelvio – The Umbrail Pass.

Back on the Stelvio descent, pause often to take it all in, enjoy this amazing place as there are some incredible uninterrupted vista’s, landscapes and photos to be had in this unique remote area. we encourage everyone to not “race” down the descent and really absorb its beauty, you won’t see anything else like it in Italy.

If you feel like a few optional extra’s today after the Stelvio climb, you can head back out on the road towards the Stelvio, then onto the Climb to the Torre Fraele, it’s a beautiful climb of about 15km with incredible switchbacks leading up to an old fort. From the top the views down over the valley and the unique road you just cycled up are amazing. At the top of the climb is todays stage finish at Lago Cancano, after the stage finish around 5.30pm you can descend back down to Bormio and onto our Alps Team Hotel.


 Race: PINZOLO – LAGHI DI CANCANO (Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio) 209 km 

 Après Bike:

Suggested Sports Recovery Drink: Local Italian Alps sparkling mineral water, it’s high in Magnesium. Local Vino Rosso (red wine) is full of antioxidants which will assist to clear any lactic acid build up from todays cycling.

8pm: Free program for dinner to explore our village’s restuarants, bars and eateries. We’ve got plenty of great suggestions let us know your preffered dining style and we’ll point you in the right direction for a great local place.

Alternatively, Meet in the Hotel lobby. We’ll be heading out for a social /informal dinner (non-inclusion), we’ll make a plan for dinner – feel free to join us.


 Accommodation:

Italian Alps – 2 of 2 Nights

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DAY 7 – Friday 29th May

Passo Mortirollo – Lake Como/ Lecco

Breakfast: 7am-8am
Ride start: 8:30am Depart hotel: 8.30am
Distance: 30km-70km / 100km (if time permits – optional riding extras: Mortirollo from both sides – add 30km and 1000m) Climbing: 1500m – 2500m
Giro Race: MORBEGNO – ASTI 251 km
Accommodation: Lake Como/Lecco – 1 of 2 nights

About our day:

Depart our team Hotel by bike or in our vehicle, we transfer out of the Italian Alps down the Stelvio valley to the base of the Passo Mortirollo.

We head up to the summit of the legendary Mortirollo then take a late lunch at the lovely cross roads town of Tirano.

Late Afternoon we transfer from Tirano to Lake Como /Lecco. 90mins.
Early evening, it’s gelato time while you explore Lecco, our beautful lakeside village.

8pm: Informal social dinner at one of our favorite local restuarants (Non inclusion)”


Non-cycling options:

Transfer day from the Italian Alps to Lake Como /Lecco. Enroute we pause to explore the lovely Passo Mortirollo, there’s an option to join the cycling group in the vehicle or explore the village/town of Tirano.


Our Ride:

Ride starts 8:30am

Ride: 30km-70km  (100km if time permits – optional riding extras: Mortirollo from both sides – adds 30km and 1000m = 100km/2500m)
Climbing: 1500m – 2500m

From our Team Hotel or transfer to Mazzo start point. From the Hotel we ride along the Stelvio valley and down to the base of the Passo Mortirollo, ride what Lance Armstrong called the hardest climb he ever raced up “The Mortirollo”.

Starting from Mazzo, the Mortirolo ascent is 12.4 km long. Over this distance, you’ll climb 1300 metres in altitude with an average percentage of 10.5% and a maximum of 18%, yes it’s steep.

We descend the Mortirolo and head down the valley for lunch in the lovely village of Tirano.


Race: MORBEGNO > ASTI 251 km

 Après Bike:

Suggested Sports Recovery Drink: After a fantastic day on the Mortirollo it’s a tough choice between a cold local craft beer or a G&T, either one will have you rehydrated quickly and ready to go again tomorrow.
Gelato each day is compulsary in Italy

8pm:

Free program for dinner to explore our village’s restuarants, bars and eateries. We’ve got plenty of great suggestions let us know your preffered dining style and we’ll point you in the right direction for a great local place.

Alternatively, Meet in the Hotel lobby. We’ll be heading out for a social /informal dinner, we’ll make a plan for dinner – feel free to join us at one of our favorite local restuarants (Non inclusion).


 Accommodation:

Lake Como/Lecco – 1 of 2 Nights

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Day 8 – Saturday 30th May

Lake Como – Chapel Madonna Ghisallo – Wall of Sormano

Breakfast: 7am-8am
Ride start: 8:30am Depart hotel Non-Cycling: 8.30am
Distance: 30km-65km-80km Climbing: 700m – 2600m
Giro Race: ALBA – SESTRIERE 200 km
Accommodation: Lake Como/Lecco – 2 of 2 nights

About our day:

A special day today, we depart our hotel either on the bike or travel along beautiful Lake Como by vehicle.

There are many places in the world that are considered to be spiritual home’s of cycling: the twenty-one hairpins of Alpe d’Huez, the pavé of the Arenberg Forest, and the Muur van Geraardsbergen among them. Nothing though, can really claim the spiritual tag like the small chapel/church that sits at the top of Madonna del Ghisallo climb.

Being an almost permanent fixture on the percorso of the Giro di Lombardia – as well as featuring regularly in the course of the Giro d’Italia – has kept the chapel in the forefront of the cycling world over the years and a collection of cycling memorabilia that would be the envy of any museum has accumulated inside.

The walls of the tiny chapel are almost covered in pennants of cycling clubs from all over the world, jerseys from champions of the recent and distant past, and most prominently, a selection of bikes that have made history.

Partly because the collection of cycling artefacts accumulated was becoming far too big for the small chapel, a purpose-built Museo di Ciclismo has been created nearby. In contrast to the traditional style of the chapel of the Madonna, the ultra-modern museum building is cut into the very side of the mountain itself – its massive plate glass windows affording breathtaking views of the Lombardia hills and the Lago di Lecco below.

Late today we’ll relax in a local bar with a spritz in hand, to watch the final mountain stage of the 2020 Giro d’Italia.


Non-cycling options:

Travel with the group to visit and explore the beautiful village of Bellagio – pause for morning tea. Next up visit the lovely chapel of Madonna Ghisallo, the Wall of Sormano, then return to Lake Lecco / Como via an alternative route back to the lake.


Our Ride:
30km-65km-80km/750m – 2600m

This morning we ride directly from our Team Hotel on the flatter shores of Lake Como/Lecco, we ride along the beautiful lake road to Bellagio.

From Bellagio we ride up the famous climb to the Cycling Church – the Chapel of Madonna Ghisallo. We pause at the Chapel of Madonna Ghisallo to explore the church, the cycling museum and enjoy a quick coffee.

From the top of the climb at the Chapel we all descend in the same direction, it’s optional to head to ride the out and back pass of Sormano or via the incredibly steep Muro d’ Surmano / Wall of Sormano – made famous by the end of season race the Giro d’Lombardia “The race of the falling leaves”.

We all return to our lakeside Team hotel either in our vehicel or by bike via an alternative route back down to Lake Como/Lecco for a Gelato. We’ll be back in time to watch the thrilling penultimate stage finish of the Giro d’Italia live on TV from a local bar.


Race: ALBA – SESTRIERE 200 km

 Après Bike:

Suggested Sports Recovery Drink: After a fantastic day on lake como / lecco an Aperol Spritz will be perfect to toast todays stage winner to Sestriere.

8pm: Free program for dinner to explore our village’s many fine restuarants, bars and eateries. We’ve got plenty of great suggestions let us know your preffered dining style and we’ll point you in the right direction for a great local place.

Alternatively, Meet in the Hotel lobby. We’ll be heading out for a social /informal dinner, we’ll make a plan for dinner – feel free to join us at one of our favorite local restuarants (Non inclusion).


 Accommodation:

Lake Como/Lecco – 2 of 2 Nights

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Day – 9 Sunday 31st May

Milano Giro d’Italia Finale – The Race of Truth Time Trial.

Breakfast: 7am-8am
Depart hotel in Vehicle: 8.30am – 1 hour transfer
Ride start: 10.00am
Distance: 70km Climbing: 200m
Giro Race: CERNUSCO SUL NAVIGLIO  – MILANO TT – 16.5 km
Farewell Dinner: 8pm
Accommodation: Saronno –  1 night

About our day:

This morning after breakfast we depart our hotel on beautiful Lake Como/Lecco by vehicle bound for our new team hotel in Saronno, it’s situated between Milan, Varese and Como. 1 hour transfer.

Once at our hotel we ride to the Time Trial Course and follow the course into Milano Central, we take a sightseeing loop around beautiful Milan central, have your camera handy.

We then back to our Hotel to freshen up.

2pm: we transfer to Milan central for a day of sightseeing, relaxing, watch the Final Giro d’Italia stage, we ‘ll see the race winner crowned and the final podium presentations as only the Italian’s can do. The final stage and presentations for every Giro d’Italia are fantastic, it’s an exciting afternoon.

6pm: Return to our Hotel to freshen up and frock up for our final Giro d’Italia celebration dinner.

8pm: Meet in our hotel lobby for our Farewell Dinner.


Non-cycling options:

Travel with the group this morning as we transfer to our new hotel.

Upon arrival you can choose to walk into the centro storico – old town to enjoy the beauty of the little yet great city of Saronno. You can discover all the secrets of this jewel of art and architecture. or Alternatively meet the cycling group in Milano central for a group photo at the Duomo di Milano.

We’ll all return to Milano and the Duomo di Milano layer this afternoon to experience the fantastic atmosphere of the Giro d’Italia finish.


Our Ride:
Ride: 70km / 200m climbing
Start 10am: Morning ride from our Hotel to the start of the Time Trial Course, we’ll follow the course into Milano Central, take a sightseeing loop around beautiful Milan central, have your camera handy.

After some Milano sightseeing and photos we ride back to our Hotel to freshen up.


Race: CERNUSCO SUL NAVIGLIO – MILANO TT – 16.5 km

 Après Bike:

Suggested Sports Recovery Drink: Try a family favorite, DiSaronno Amaretto, the “secret formula” is unchanged since 1525.

8pm: Meet in our hotel lobby for a short walk to our Farewell Dinner.


 Accommodation:

Saronno – 1 Nights

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Day – 10 Monday 1st May

Arrivederci – Departure Day

Breakfast: 6.30am-8am
Depart hotel in Vehicle: 9am. Depart Hotel in vehicles, Airport Drop Off to Milan/Malpensa International Airport.
Alternatively if you are onward travelling in Italy, Saronno Trainstation is a short walk from our hotel, super fast train travel is a great option for travelling all around Italy.

Safe travels from Pat, Phil, Grace and the Ride International Tours Team

About our day:

This morning after breakfast we depart our hotel on beautiful Lake Como/Lecco by vehicle bound for our new team hotel in Saronno, it’s situated between Milan, Varese and Como. 1 hour transfer.

Once at our hotel we ride to the Time Trial Course and follow the course into Milano Central, we take a sightseeing loop around beautiful Milan central, have your camera handy.

We then back to our Hotel to freshen up.

2pm: we transfer to Milan central for a day of sightseeing, relaxing, watch the Final Giro d’Italia stage, we ‘ll see the race winner crowned and the final podium presentations as only the Italian’s can do. The final stage and presentations for every Giro d’Italia are fantastic, it’s an exciting afternoon.

6pm: Return to our Hotel to freshen up and frock up for our final Giro d’Italia celebration dinner.

8pm: Meet in our hotel lobby for our Farewell Dinner.


Non-cycling options:

Travel with the group this morning as we transfer to our new hotel.

Upon arrival you can choose to walk into the centro storico – old town to enjoy the beauty of the little yet great city of Saronno. You can discover all the secrets of this jewel of art and architecture. or Alternatively meet the cycling group in Milano central for a group photo at the Duomo di Milano.

We’ll all return to Milano and the Duomo di Milano layer this afternoon to experience the fantastic atmosphere of the Giro d’Italia finish.


Our Ride:
Ride: 70km / 200m climbing
Start 10am: Morning ride from our Hotel to the start of the Time Trial Course, we’ll follow the course into Milano Central, take a sightseeing loop around beautiful Milan central, have your camera handy.

After some Milano sightseeing and photos we ride back to our Hotel to freshen up.


Giro Race: CERNUSCO SUL NAVIGLIO – MILANO TT – 16.5 km

 Après Bike:

Suggested Sports Recovery Drink: Try a family favorite, DiSaronno Amaretto, the “secret formula” is unchanged since 1525.

8pm: Meet in our hotel lobby for a short walk to our Farewell Dinner.


 Accommodation:

Saronno – 1 Nights

TOUR INCLUSIONS

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

Advance Bookings:

We open up our Advance Reservations for tours so you can book well ahead. Guarantee your position by booking up to 12 months prior.

If you’d like to organise and book your trip more than 12 months prior, contact us via email or phone, we’ll arrange everything so you can make an advanced early booking.

An advance booking, accompanied by a fully refundable $750 AUD (Australian Dollar) ensures priority booking status when the trip details are announced. Note, an advance booking is not considered final until payment is received.

Once specific trip itinerary details are finalized, we’ll contact everyone on the advance reservation list via email, we’ll include the itinerary and offer a priority booking position before opening up bookings to the wider community.

If a trip fills – as it often does in the advance bookings, we create a waiting list and then offer reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date the advance reservation was made) once our advanced booking guest have finalised.

To cancel an advance booking submitted in writing/ via email within 14 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 14-day period.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 120 days prior to your trip departure date, we will forward via email your final payment invoice. You can choose to make full payment earlier if you prefer to finalise your trip payment early, contact us and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent.

What if I have to transfer, change or cancel my trip:
We understand you may not be able to go on your trip, cancel, change or transfer due to personal or medical reasons. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to transfer to another trip that has places available. If you have a question give us a call or email.

Due to the high demand, limited hotel availability and the advance payments expected by our hotels and restaurants we use, the following cancellation conditions apply to all of our tours.

* PLEASE NOTE: For Phil Anderson to attend this tour, there needs to be a minimum of 4 guests booked. In the event that Phil does not attend this tour, our experienced, professional team of Australian and local on and off-bike guides will host your tour.

AFTER BOOKING, IF YOU CANCEL:

120 – 91 days prior to departure 50% cancellation fee of the trip price
90 – 61 days prior to departure 75% cancellation fee of the trip price
60 days and less prior to departure 100% cancellation fee of the trip price
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Years of Experience

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Tours Completed

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Trip Guests

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Cycled on Tour

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Hotels Visited

Your experience is our passion

What Makes Us Première Classe

Experience, Since 2007

We’ve been on the ground running tours for over a decade and have long graduated from the School of Rookie Mistakes. We’ve accumulated thousands of kilometres in knowledge that goes into planning our itineraries and running our trips. When you’re with us, we’ve got your back. We want to see you achieve what you came here for. That’s why we build in contingencies for our contingencies so no matter what challenges the race, road or rain throws at us, we have a solution that will bring a satisfied smile to your face at the end of each day.

Trips Guaranteed To Run

We believe that our trip numbers should never be your problem. Whether our group size is 3 or 33, we run all of our trips to the same premium standard. We value your trust in us and understand how excited you must be. Once you’ve booked your spot on any of our trips, that’s it – you’re coming. So confirm your annual leave, book your flights and start packing!

More Ride Options

We understand that this is your cycling holiday and that you have your own goals and desires. We get to know you and give you a minimum of 3 ride options every day, so you can tailor your trip and manifest your dreams. Our goal is to have you achieve and experience everything you’ve set out to – and more. As corny as it sounds, there is nothing more rewarding for us than your smile at the end of each day. Oh, and hugs. We love hugs, especially after you’ve achieved something so meaningful to you.

Ride More, Transfer Less

We know you’d much rather be sitting on your bike than in a vehicle, so we design our itineraries to ride more and transfer less. There’s a great sense of satisfaction that comes with riding point to point so, whenever possible, we build this into our itineraries. Riding more and transferring less is also achieved by multiple nights stay in strategically located hotels, so there’ll be times throughout the trip where you can unpack your bags and call your room home for a few days.

Spectators Welcome

Whether you’re a fan of Pro Cycling, or your partner is a cyclist – you are welcome and encouraged to join our trips. Taking care of spectators is a specialty of ours. We give you plenty of options throughout the tour. Whether you want to experience the beauty of the ride routes by vehicle and join up with your cycling partner en route, cheer the pro-riders at race viewing points or spend time wondering the beautiful villages and cities we visit – the choice is yours. We ensure you have as much fun and adventure as the cyclists each day.

We Are "Details" Nerds

There really is no other way to put it. We. Love. Details. We consider every inch of your holiday from the pre-tour organising and planning to the on-tour running of it all. Every decision we make is about giving you the best possible experience. We want you to switch off and enjoy the ride. We know what it’s like to work hard for something, and we love to make you feel rewarded for your efforts. Let us handle the details, so all you have to focus on is having the best time and creating lasting memories.

Pro Bike Mechanic & Rider Support

Each trip has a professional bike mechanic and rider support vehicle. We carry a pro-team work stand, extensive toolbox, essential parts, hydration and nutrition aboard our dedicated support vehicle. Should anything occur en route, we’ll have you sorted and back on your bike in no time.

Bike Security

We take the security of your bike and belongings very seriously when you entrust them into our care. We go the extra mile by implementing a number of security measures and only choose hotels that supply us with secure storage options. We are proud to say that since our first tour in 2007, we have never experienced any problems with personal belongings or bike security on any of our trips.

Fabulous Accommodation

We believe accommodation is more than just a bed for the night. It’s a place to call home when you’re living out of a suitcase. We choose a variety of comfortable, characterful and quality accommodation styles to give you a complete experience. From city chic to family run chalets and everything in between.

Global & Local Experience

When you travel across the globe to be with us, we get excited. We love sharing everything we know and love about the people and places we visit. We ride the secret backroads, reveal the best hidden cafés, introduce you to incredible regional produce and have you feeling like one of the locals sooner than you can say bonjour, buongiorno and hola.

Local Lingo

Travelling to a country where the locals don’t speak your language, can be daunting. So that’s where our local lingo can help alleviate your apprehension. We’ll give you some basic tips on how to interact with the locals so you get the most out of your experience. You don’t have to be an expert, just have a go and remember to pack your sense of humour as there’ll be lots of laughing along the way.

Safety & Skills Coaching

We want you to go home to your family in better condition than when you left, so we place importance on your safety and skills. We’ll infuse you with tips, tricks and customs of riding in the countries we visit to give you the best cycling experience in the safest, most enjoyable way. As part of our service, we offer complimentary skills coaching en route for those wanting to hone any area of their biking. Expert skills coaching has been a unique area of our business for over 20-years, having fine-tuned the skills of pro-cyclists, Olympians, national and world champions.

Travel Tips

We’ve learnt a lot about travelling over the years. Once you’ve booked your trip with us, we can advise you on tips and tricks that will help make your travel experience more enjoyable, less stressful and have you well rested and ready to start your trip in optimum form.

Friendships

One thing you may not have considered when booking your future holiday is the opportunity for friendships. We pride ourselves on creating a group culture with great camaraderie that support and cheer for each other. It’s quite common for our trip participants to become lifelong friends (with us and with each other). Friendships that span the globe is one thing that really gives us a warm fuzzy feeling.

Your Goals Matter

Booking a cycling trip is a great motivator to set health, fitness, riding and travel goals. We are here to cheer you on and guide you through your preparation and link you up to other tour participants upon request. On tour, we do everything we can to see you achieve your goals and celebrate those milestones with you. Our flexible yet organised approach means that we’ve never cancelled a landmark ride in our 10+ year history. Your goals matter and we love seeing you reach them.

We Bring Out The Best

This is our philosophy – our heart and soul. At any given time, we bring out the best of that moment. We’ll show you where to stop and smell the roses, take in the most spectacular views, capture the best selfies and drink the best coffees. We are about savouring the moments and reminding you that you are in the best place at the best time.

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