Total tour distance: 410 miles
Daily tour distance: 60 miles
Difficulty: 80 / 100
Ride key segments of the Giro d’Italia 2016 route just hours before the peloton and watch the race LIVE in HC Bike Tours’ race viewing area with a large tent, LIVE TV, a grill party and cold drinks:
=>Stage 14 – ride and see the Giro LIVE at Passo Giau
=>Stage 16 - ride and see the Giro LIVE at Passo della Mendola
Cross the Italian Alps, ride from each hotel to the next and climb new climbs every day: Passo Mortirolo, Passo Giau, Passo Pordoi, Passo Gavia, Passo Rambo, Passo dello Stelvio and many more!
Stay in specially selected 3-4 star hotels and spoil yourself after the ride with amazing Italian gastronomic pleasures.
Visit the Dolomites and several nice Alpine towns in northern Italy: Merano, Bormio, Val Gardena and many more.
We recommend flying to Italy a few days earlier and visiting Venice before the trip. We would be glad to help you with the arrangements.
It is an 8-day / 7-night all-inclusive, guided and SAG van supported cycling tour, accompanied by the founder of HC Bike Tours and including access to HC Bike Tours’ special dedicated race viewing area. The tour is open to anyone, but the number of spots is limited to only a maximum of 7 guests.
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=> A special group discount is available for groups of 4 persons or more.
*8-day / 7-night guided and supported tour
*All transfers from Venice airport and to Milan airport
*All ground transportation
*All luggage and bike transportation
*All accommodation fees (double occupancy)
*3 picnic lunches (on arrival and two LIVE race viewing days)
*On-road picnic lunches and supplements including fresh bread, cheese, meat, fruit, snacks, energy bars and drinks
*SAG van during the ride + a ride guide (the founder)
*Access to HC Bike Tours’ special dedicated race viewing area with a large tent, LIVE TV, a grill party and cold drinks
*Services of our professional English speaking staff - ex Pro riders, cycling insiders
**Welcome pack including the maps for the tour and an HC Bike Tours s/s jersey
*Pre-tour training and holiday preparation advice
*HC Bike Tours staff evenings experience exchange – Pro experience sharing, nutrition advice, bike fitting, coaching
*Photos of your tour
*We welcome non-riders and family members of riders. The non-riders may choose to take the daily climbs with the riders in the comfortable van or to explore the local area by themselves.
*Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
*Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, drinks, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
*Lunches (however 3 picnic lunches and on-road picnic lunches are included)
*Rental bike (available for an additional fee)
— We know what the best ride support is. Get on your bike and enjoy the ride! We do the rest:
=> Our ride leaders, ex-Pro riders, professional coaches, will provide you with an advice, on-road coaching, and professional support, and they will guide and encourage you through every ride
=> We ride in small ride-groups of up to 7 riders per group, which allows us to keep the group together and provide full support with less waiting time
=> Each ride-group is led by an HC Bike Tours ride leader and one van per ride-group is provided
=> If you become tired at any point, you have an option to use van transfer
=> We provide support vehicles during the ride
=> An experienced mechanic will be available to assist in case of trouble with the bike
=> On road supplements including fresh bread, cheese, meet, fruit, snacks, energy bars, and drinks will be available any time
— Bike Rental
Pro level bikes are available for rental. Please see our bikes here. For availability and full details on our rental bike options please email us at [email protected] or indicate the request for the bike rental in the Booking form and we will get back to you with the details.