Giro d'Italia 100th
Experience the 100th Anniversary of Italy's national tour with our Giro d'Italia Cycling Vacation! Beginning in Venice and centered in the awe-inspiring Dolomites, you'll witness two stages of the Giro live while cycling the most jaw-dropping roads in the region on the "Grande Strada della Dolomiti" where you'll feel the presence of Coppi, Gimondi, Bartali and Merckx. Along the way, you'll enjoy all the passion and craziness of the "tifosi" (the Italian fans) as you cheer on the "Maglia Rosa" and the rest of the peloton as they battle one another during the final week of the race.
In addition to all the great cycling, you'll savor each evening while relaxing in our deluxe hotel in Corvara where you'll be able to refuel with homemade pastas, pizzas, salads, tiramisu, and award-winning wines from the local vineyards! Of all the national tours, we can definitely say that the food in Italy reigns supreme! So make your plans today for a fun and exciting ride at the 2017 Giro d'Italia to celebrate its 100th Anniversary where we guarantee you'll create a new legend to call your own!
Dates: May 23 - 27, 2017
Costs: $3,599.00 per person dbl. occupancy. Includes all breakfasts and dinners.
Single Supplement: $900.00
Length: 5 days / 4 nights
Airport Pickup / Drop-off: Venice
May 23 - Welcome to Venice! / Transfer to Dolomites.
After our meeting in Venice at 12 noon, we will transfer you to the awe-inspiring Dolomites and our 3-star hotel in charming Corvara where the views are simply spectacular. Following check-in for the next three nights, assemble your bike with the aid of our mechanics before a warm-up ride to La Villa. This evening, we'll enjoy our "Welcome Meeting and Dinner" at the hotel, which has one of the best restaurants in the region.
May 24 - Corvara to Canazei / Giro d'Italia Stage 17.
Following breakfast, warm-up on the ascent of the Passo Campolongo before challenging yourself on the slopes of the famed Marmolada (Passo di Fedaia). Following some apple strudel and cappuccino at the summit, we'll descend to Canazei to cheer on the "Maglia Rosa" and the peloton as they race to the finish of Stage 17. Following the Jersey Presentation, we'll celebrate the day with our group dinner at our hotel.
May 25 - Giro d'Italia Stage 18!
Today is the pinnacle stage of the 100th Giro in the famed Dolomites and it will be a day to remember! Enjoy an early breakfast before feeling the presence of past Giro greats as you ride on the "official race routes" over the climbs of the Campolongo, Falzarego, Valparola and the Passo Gardena. Afterwards, enjoy lunch on the summit of the Gardena before cheering on your favorites as they race up the valley on this serpentine climb. Following the passing of the race, descend back to our hotel to catch the finish live on TV! Group dinner this evening.
May 26 - Sella Ronda Loop.
Relax this morning with breakfast and a cappuccino before getting ready to tackle the greatest loop ride in the world - the Sella Ronda! We're going to do it in the same direction as the famed Maratona dles Dolomites Gran Fondo, namely, the Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella, and the Gardena (opposite side from yesterday). Following the thrilling descent back to the hotel, catch the live finish of Stage 19 on TV before our "Farewell Dinner" this evening!
May 27 - Morning Departures for Venice.
Enjoy a final breakfast in the Dolomites before being transferred to Venice and the Marco Polo Airport for your return trip home or go to the Mestre Train Station to extend your trip throughout Italy or Europe.
Stelvio Option: Depending on the weather and the road conditions, we are offering an extended stay to go ride the Stelvio on the 27th. Cost is $599.00 per person.