2015 Giro d’Italia Final 12 Days

Experience the delights of Italy and the 2015 Giro d’Italia over it’s final stages as it travels through the majestic scenery of the Italian Alps and Lakes.

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Starting in Venice and taking in the decisive stages of the final half of the Giro d’Italia this trip has something for everyone. Visit the Italian lakes, mountains and some special off the beaten track places that combine to make Italy such a fabulous country to visit and ride a bike.

TRIP DETAILS:
Duration: 12 days (11 nights)
Dates: Thursday, 21 May to Monday, 1 June, 2015
Start: Venice Finish: Milan
Accommodation: Quality 3 and 4 star hotels
Group Size: Maximum 30 people (5 Staff)
Cost: A$5750.00 (US$4600.00)– Optional single supplement A$950.00 (US$760)
Deposit: A$1000.00 (US$800.00)
Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare and based on two persons per room. If travelling alone we will match you with a person to share, or you can have a room of your own by paying the single supplement.

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Optional Extras:

Bike Rental A$660.00 (US$528.00) (New 2015 Cannondale Synapse carbon fibre)
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Highlights include:

• Experience the excitement of the 2015 Giro d’Italia
• Challenge yourself on Monte Grappa, Mortirolo, Stelvio and Colle delle Finestre climbs
• Visit Italy’s beautiful Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore
• See the Giro on the decisive mountain stages in the final week.
• Ride to the famous Madonna del Ghisallo

Who is this trip for?

Over 12 days see the biggest stages of the 2015 Giro d’Italia in its final half as it travels through the magnificent scenery of northern Italy. Includes the chance to ride and see the race on some of the most famous climbs in Europe including the beautiful Colle delle Finestre and the feared Mortirolo! A highlight for many will be the chance to ride the famous Passo del Stelvio. We’ll take time away from the race to relax and enjoy Italy’s fine cuisine and culture as well as riding some famous climbs, as well as visiting special undiscovered areas that we know you’ll love. A special feature of our 2015 trip is our visit to the Italian lakes, with hotels superbly located on the lake shore at Lago Maggiore and the lesser known Lago di Avigliana. Don’t miss your chance to experience Italy’s grand tour and discover why the Italians call the Giro “the world’s toughest race in the most beautiful place”.

This trip is geared to suit anyone with an interest in cycling who wants to see Italy’s own Grand Tour, the Giro d’Italia. Italy is a fabulous country to visit with unequalled scenery, friendly people and of course great food. For the race fan the Giro offers the chance of seeing the riders up close without the crowds that typify its bigger brother, The Tour de France. We cater for cyclists of different abilities by providing riding options each day, although the cycling in the mountains of the Alps is not for beginners.

Each day we’ll have options for rides to suit people who feel like a challenge, or an easy day enjoying the scenery. We ride on quiet scenic roads and where possible we ride on the race course ahead of the race! Non cyclists are welcome on our Giro d’Italia tours. As with all of our tours you’ll be guided by our expert team of ride leaders, drivers and guides.
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Itinerary

Thursday, 21 May 2015: Welcome to Italy

Our tour starts today with our staff meeting you at Venice Marco Polo airport at 2.30 pm. Venice airport has frequent flights from major European cities and a direct international flights with Emirates, US Airways and Delta. For those spending time exploring the delights of Venice before our tour it is easy to reach the airport from Venice island by train, taxi or waterbus.  After a quick introduction we will transfer you to our hotel in the beautiful town of Bassano del Grappa, about 1.5 hours drive from Venice airport.

After we have checked you in to the hotel we’ll get your bike assembled, or introduce you to your rental bike.  This afternoon we will head off on a short ride around the local roads, a nice easy warm up ride designed to make sure you, and your bike, are in good working order after your long journey.

Our “warm up” ride will be rode at an easy pace, maybe stopping for a gelato or coffee along the way. Our ride will take us to the small town of Marostica, a picturesque little town close to Bassano del Grappa, with impressive fortified walls surrounding the old town. It bills itself as the City of Chess, because every two years a medieval-themed festival is held here, when a giant chess game is enacted with human chess-pieces. This takes place in the town square, Piazza del Castello, where the paving marks out a huge chessboard.

For the next few nights we are based in Bassano del Grappa, in the region of Veneto sandwiched in between the Dolomite mountains and the Adriatic sea. Bassano is the main town in the region and is known for it’s authentic historic centre and ancient wooden bridge. For the wine conniseur it is the region that produces the famous Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco. Bassano Del Grappa is also famous for inventing the potent spirit Grappa, traditionally an after-dinner drink made from pomace (discarded grape seeds, stalks, and stems).

Tonight we will take a short walk in to the historic centre of town and enjoy a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. This is a great chance to meet your fellow travellers and the Bikestyle team, who will explain more about your upcoming Italian adventure.

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Overnight: Bassano del Grappa
Meals: Dinner

Friday, 22 May 2015: Monte Grappa

We will dedicate today to exploring the roads around our base in Bassano del Grappa, with a ride through some local villages and a climb up the famousMonte Grappa, the setting for the tough mountain time trial in the 2014 Giro d’Italia, won by the petite Columbian climber Nairo Quintana.

As usual we’ll have a couple of ride options for you to choose from, so the only hard decision for you today is which one to choose! Both rides will start from our hotel and follow a scenic route through the vineyards and small towns in the valley below Mont Grappa. It’s a lovely ride and we can stop for a morning espresso in Crespano del Grappa and make our choice, the shorter 50 km ride or the longer 85 km ride.

Those choosing the longer ride will turn off the road and head off up the slopes of Monte Grappa. Monte Grappa is part of the Grappa massif and rises from the plains to a height of 1775 meters. It was a World War 1 battleground and has great significance for the Italian people. It is a wonderland for cyclists, offering nine paved routes to the summit, one of which is considered the third hardest climb in Italy. “Fare il Grappa,” to do Grappa, is the obligatory climb and right of passage of every local cyclist. Our route up Grappa starting from Semonzo, not the hardest route! The climb is 19 km long, with an average gradient of 8.1 %, so it’s a tough little ride rewarded with fabulous views from the summit. At the end of the ride enjoy the long descent down to Bassano and relax for the rest of the day taking in the Giro live on tv at our hotel or over a glass of Grappa in a local bar.

The shorter 45 km ride is certainly easier and will follow the same route out of Bassano as the longer ride, but turn off and visit the hilltop village of Asolo, rated as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Over the years it has become famous for it’s residents who have included the author Ernest Hemingway and poet Robert Browning. We’ll have plenty of time to relax in Asolo,  take in the views and relax over a coffee before heading off on the quiet roads around the base of Monte Grappa before returning to Bassano del Grappa, with the afternoon free to explore.

Tonight is free in Bassano del Grappa to eat in many of the great local restaurants close to the hotel.

Monte Grappa sign

Overnight: Bassano del Grappa
Meals: Breakfast

Saturday, 23 May 2015: Treviso Time Trial

We will get our first taste of the Giro, with an individual time trial from Treviso to the capital of Prosecco wine, Valdobbiadene. At 59.2 kms with a few small lumps in the middle it is an unusually long individual time trial for a Grand Tour. It will be an interesting stage and open to the best man on the day and could possibly see a shuffle in GC if the top riders times are close.

The TT wont start until this afternoon and of course the top rated riders are last off the ramp, so we have a bit of time this morning to take a ride and explore a bit more of the local area. After breakfast we’ll head on a ride south over the flat Veneto plains to the town of Cittadella, notable for its remarkable medieval fortifications. The historic centre of the town is enclosed within a tall circular wall, studded with towers and ringed by a moat. It was constructed for military purposes in 1220 and is an impressive sight. Our ride will be around 35 – 40 kms and get us back to Bassano in time for a quick shower before we head off to Treviso to see today’s Giro time trial stage.

We will arrive in Treviso in time for lunch and a look around the pleasant historic centre before heading off to see the time trial. This is a great chance to see some of the riders up close and the start of a time trial is always the best place to be. The riders will  be lined up outside the team buses, warming up at a pace that would have most people’s hearts pumping, before jumping on their TT bikes and riding to the start ramp. Apart from the start we’ll be able to walk to a few points on the course to see the riders shifting in to top gear and cranking up the speed. The Treviso region is well known to cyclists, with this area home to many of Italy’s famous brand names in cycling such as Camapgnolo, Pinarello, Sidi, Northwave and Gaerne. Those wanting to do a spot of shopping can pay a visit to the large Pinarello store in Treviso centre and pick up a few souvenirs to take home. Maybe not a new bike, but perhaps some of the fine Italian clothing will tempt you.

With such a long course the last rider should head off not too soon after 4 pm, so we’ll stay in Treviso and enjoy the afternoon until the final stage placings are known, with possibly a new “maglia rosa”, then head back to Bassano del Grappa for the evening.

Nice Orica TTT2

Overnight: Bassano del Grappa
Meals: Breakfast

Sunday, 24 May 2015: The Giro in the Trentino Aldige mountains

After the exertions of yesterday’s long time trial another big day awaits the pro riders of the Giro, with a stage through the mountains of the Trentino Aldige to a mountain top finish at Madonna di Campligio. It’s a big day for us also, with an option to ride the race route from the start town up to the first climb of the day, La Fricca, and on to Trento.

Our longer ride today will start from the hotel and head first to Marostica, where today’s stage will start early this afternoon. We’ll skip the start however and head off along the race route in front of the riders, starting out flat but after a while changing to a gradual climb as we head to the rocky peaks of the Trentino Aldige. It’s lovely cycling country and after 65 enjoyable kms we will stop in the town of Carbonare to see the peloton make it’s way up the climb to La Fricca. Once we’ve had lunch (Pasta Carbonere?) and the road reopens after the race has passed we will rejoin the race route and do the final bit of the climb before descending down to Trento to meet the rest of the group.

Our shorter and easier ride of about 40 kms is no less stunning. Starting in the spa town of Levico Terme we’ll ride around the shores of Lago de Caldonazzo before joining the race route for the descent to Trento, ahead of the race. In Trento we’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful historic centre and a long lunch before seeing the race pass by mid afternoon.

From Trento we will make the short drive south to the our 4 star hotel near the small town of Rovereto, to the east of Lake Garda, where our ride takes us tomorrow.

Tonight enjoy a revitalising dinner atour hotel and swap tales about the day’s ride.

Overnight: Rovereto
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Bikestyle guide and guest

Monday, 25 May 2015: Lago di Garda

The Giro d’Italia has a rest day today so we will move across to the Italian Alps to be in place for tomorrow’s big stage over the Mortirolo. We’ve got plenty of time for the drive across the plains of Veneto, so we’ll take another spectacular ride this morning, along the length of Italy’s largest lake, Lago di Garda.

From our hotel in Rovereto we’ll ride to Mori, where the Giro had a mountainous TT back in 2013, and take a nice wide cycle path all the way to Torbole at the northern end of Lake Garda. Lake Garda is beautiful and like the other large lakes we visit, Como and Maggiore, spectacular with reflections of the surrounding snow capped peaks on the lake surface making for unforgettable scenery. It’s a mostly flat ride along the lake’s eastern shore, finishing in the small town of Garda where we can enjoy lunch and relax by the lake.

After our ride and lunch in Garda we will drive across the plains of Veneto and up along the side of Lake Como to Forcola, in the Valtellina valley at the foot of the Alps.

The next 2 nights are spent in a 4 star country hotel in the Valetellina valley. Tonight we enjoy a dinner of the local Valtellina valley cuisine in our hotel’s rustic dining room.  fuelling up for tomorrow’s ride to see the Giro d’Italia.

Overnight: Forcola
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Bikestyle cyclists by lake in Italy

Tuesday, 26 May 2015: Passo Del Stelvio or Mortirolo?

The Giro resumes after its rest day with a 175 km mountain stage from Pinzolo to Aprica, with 4 major climbs including the legendary Mortirolo and an uphill finish to Aprica. We are also not too far from the Passo del Stelvio, so you’ve got a tough choice today, Passo del Stelvio or Mortirolo?

Our non race option is the ride up the famous Passo del Stelvio (weather permitting!). Starting from Bormio, the Passo dello Stelvio is 21.5 km long to the top of the pass, which at 2757 meters is the highest paved road in the Eastern Alps with fabulous views across to Switzerland. The original road was built in 1820-25 by the Austrian Empire to connect the former Austrian province of Lombardia with the rest of Austria. Near the top the road may be lined with walls of snow, making it a cycling experience like no other. After the Stelvio we’ll return to the valley, where if we are early enough off the mountain we can see the Giro pass by on it’s way to the Mortirolo.

We’ll leave the hotel early to give us plenty of time to complete our rides. The option for today for those wanting to be sure of seeing the Giro is a difficult, but memorable ride along the race route and up the Mortirolo. The Passo della Foppa, or the Mortirolo as it is better known, is considered to be the toughest mountain one can climb in Italy and many professionals consider it as the most difficult mountain to be climbed in any of the three major tours. Stages of the Giro that go over the Mortirolo feature a special prize to the first man at the top of the pass called Cima Pantani.

Our non race option is the ride up the famous Passo del Stelvio (weather permitting!). Starting from Bormio, the Passo dello Stelvio is 21.5 km long to the top of the pass, which at 2757 meters is the highest paved road in the Eastern Alps with fabulous views across to Switzerland. The original road was built in 1820-25 by the Austrian Empire to connect the former Austrian province of Lombardia with the rest of Austria. Near the top the road may be lined with walls of snow, making it a cycling experience like no other. After the Stelvio we’ll return to the valley, where if we are early enough off the mountain we can see the Giro pass by on it’s way to the Mortirolo.

For our non cyclists there is the option today of spending the day visiting St Moritz, across the border in Switzerland. Getting there is the fun part, aboard one of the world’s great train journeys on the Bernina Express. Leaving from Tirano the train offers spectacular views from the panoramic cars all the way to St Moritz, where you can spend a couple of hours exploring before returning to Tirano late afternoon and meeting up with the rest of the group for the trip back to our hotel.

After we’ve seen the race today it’s back to our hotel in Forcola for another great meal and a good night’s rest before our trip tomorrow to experience another of cycling’s iconic rides, to the Madonna del Ghisallo.

Overnight: Forcola
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Italy Stelvio on race day

Wednesday, 27 May 2015: Lago di Maggiore

Today’s stage will start in Tirano and head around the top of Lake Como to Lugano in Switzerland. An unsually short stage of 136 kms that will give the riders a chance to sleep in. We will skip the race today and transfer across to Lake Maggiore and along the way take a ride along the shores of Lake Como to visit a special place.

This morning we will take a ride along the shores of Lake Como to Bellagio, a delightful town on a small peninsula that juts out in to Lake Como.  We will stop in this pretty little town by the lake for lunch then take the climb up to the Madonna del Ghisallo, a popular ride that is almost a pilgrimage for cyclists and one that features regularly in the Giro di Lombardia, the final “monument” race in the European calendar.

Only in Italy could anything like this be found! The Beata Vergine Maria Del Ghisallo was made the patron saint of Italian cyclists by Pope Pious XII in 1949 and her chapel is a shrine to cycling’s past and present greats. The site has recently been extended to include a large modern cycling museum, the Museo del Ciclismo, dedicated to the bikes and the people that have made the sport famous. There is the bike ridden by Fausto Coppi to victory in the Giro in 1949 and the machine used by Moser for the hour record in 1984. New to the museum is a large collection of pink Giro jerseys, donated by race winners from throughout the history of the race. At the entrance to the museum is a small shop where souvenirs can be purchased.

After our ride we will head off in the bus to the third of our big lakes for the trip, Lago di Maggiore.  All of the Italian lakes have huge charm, and Maggiore is no exception. Lake Maggiore is less glitzy than Como, less crowded than Garda, and is, on the whole, a more natural experience. On Maggiore you can nod off on a ferry boat and wake up in another country. There is a magnificent view from the eastern shore, on a clear day you can see Monte Rosa, (4633 metres – 15,200 feet), which is not a single mountain but a glacier-covered massif with ten summits no less. Four of these peaks are among the highest in the Alps.

We spend the next two nights in a grand historic 4 star hotel by the lake in the elegant town of Pallanza. The historic centre is crisscrossed by ancient streets and squares lined with fine, substantial period buildings. Pallanza’s lakefront is one of the finest on Lake Maggiore; a walk along its promenade with the lake and the Borromean Islands on one side and colourful facades, porticoes, flowered balconies, terraces and cafés on the other is a pleasant way to enjoy an evening “passiegata” with the locals.

Tonight head in to Pallanza where you are free to dine in one of the local restaurants by the lake.

Overnight: Pallanza, Lago di Maggiore
Meals: Breakfast

Lago Maggiore

Thursday, 28 May 2015: The Giro visits the lakes

A full day to explore the shores and roads of Lago di Maggiore today and catch up with today’s 172km Giro stage as it makes it’s way from Melide to Verbania. It’s a flat stage for the first 130kms when the riders leave the lake and take the steep climb up to Monte Ologno, followed by a swift descent to cross the finish line in Verbania, close to our hotel.

After breakfast at our lakeside hotel we’ll head off on our bikes, with a couple of rides on offer. For those wanting a bit of a climb we’ll have a 60 km ride along race route up Monte Ologno, but we’ll take a more pleasant option and do the route in reverse, climbing up from Verbania and finishing off with a nice run along the lake back to the hotel. Hade enough climbing? Then the 50 km tourist option will stick to the lake shore and cruise up to the nice little town of Cannobio for a coffee, then back on the same route to the hotel.

This afternoon you’ll be able to see the race twice, first as it passes through Verbania mid afternoon, then a second time as the riders sprint to the finish in Verbania.

For our non-cyclists, or anyone interested in a bit of sightseeing today why not get the ferry across to the the spectacular Borromean Islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori). Frequent ferries ply the lake, hopping between these beautiful little islands and you can easily spend a full day exploring, eating and taking in the views.

Tonight is free to sample the cuisine of Northern Italy in one of the local restaurants in Pallanza.

Overnight: Pallanza, Lago di Maggiore
Meals: Breakfast

Giro racing

Friday, 29 May 2015: From the lakes to the Alps

The start of todays stage is just up the road from our location in Pallanza, in Gravellona Toce. This is the longest stage of the Giro and at 236 kms from Gravellona Toce to Cervinia it is about as long a stage as you get in a modern Grand Tour. The race will cover 150 kms of undulating terrain before hitting the first of the 3 climbs of the day, culminating in the climb to the 2000 meter Cervina ski resort. Such a long stage demands an early start, probably around 11 am, so we will make today our day to visit the race start as it is so close to us.

Race starts are a great place to see the riders up close as they prepare for the day, ride from the team buses to the sign on and if feeling relaxed stop and oblige fans along the way with an autograph, or the modern equivalent of a selfie. The start in Gravellona Toce is about 20 minutes drive from our hotel, so we will head off straight after breakfast to allow plenty of time to take it all in.

After the race has left Gravellona Toce we’ll head off to the final destination on our trip, a small hotel situated on the shores of Lago Grande di Avigliana. Although it is “Lagoe Grande” it is in fact a small lake formed in an ancient volcanic crater in the quiet countryside in between the city of Turin (Torino) and the peaks of the Italian Alps. The old town of Avigliana is one of Piedmont’s hidden gems, with a beautifully preserved medieval centre.

This afternoon after we have checked in to our hotel we can take a ride along a quiet and scenic route to visit the ancient Abbazia Sacra di San Michele,  one of five ancient monasteries dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel that spread across Europe in a straight line that ends in Jerusalem.  The abbey is the most important monument in Piedmont and perched on the top of a hill offers fabulous views to the plains and Italian Alps. While the Abbey may not be up there with some of the other better known monuments of Italy, it is one of the “off the beaten track” that we love to share with our tour guests. It’s a steady climb up to the Abbey, so we’ll head off early to allow time for a wander around the ancient abbey buildings and admire the view before returning to the hotel for a quick shower before heading off to Milan.

Tonight is free to dine in one of the nearby restaurants around the lake.

Overnight: Lago di Avigliana
Meals: Breakfast

Sacra di San Michelle, Val di Susa

Saturday, 30 May 2015: The Giro on Colle delle Finestre

The penultimate and possibly decisive stage of the Giro today is the last day for the riders to test each other in the mountains before the final stage from Torino to Milan tomorrow.

The toughest climb of todays 196km stage is the Colle delle Finestre, with 1700 metres of climbing over its 18.5 km distance, with the last 8 kms to the 2178 meter summit on an unpaved road.This is followed by the shorter and easier climb to Sestriere, so it is on the Colle delle Finestre where the moves will happen in this important penultimate stage.  The road up Colle delle Finestre was bult by the military around 1700 to gain access to the local fortresses, mainly the Forte di Fenestrelle. The Giro has visited the Sestriere ski resort many times, but the Colle delle Finestre only twice, in 2005 and 2011. Expect big crowds and a great atmosphere today!

Our ride this morning takes us through the historic centre of Avigliana along the flat roads of Val di Susa, surrounded by the snow capped peaks of the Italian Alps. After 30 kms of nice flat roads down the valley we reach the town of Susa, where you can choose to take a break, or take the race route and climb up the Colle delle Finestre. It’s a lovely climb up through a dense forest on a series of switchbacks, but difficult with an average gradient of 9.2% and little relief on the way up, making picking the right line through the switchbacks even more important to get a change of tempo on the way up.

After the race passes by we will drop back down to Susa and catch the final moments of the stage on TV, then return by bus to our hotel to our hotel in Avigliana. Those wanting a longer ride can choose to ride from Susa back to the hotel, giving them a nice 100km ride for the day.

Tonight we will enjoy dinner at our hotel with a lovely view of the lake.

Overnight: Lago di Avigliana
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Climbing at the Giro

Sunday, 31 May 2015: Final ride and Milano finish.

The Giro wraps up today with a 185km final stage from Torino to Milan, finishing with 6 laps of the city centre. You have a chance for a final glimpse of the race in Torino this morning as the riders line up at the start, no doubt relieved it’s the final day after a gruelling 3 weeks.

So this morning you’ll have a couple of choices. If you’d like to see the Giro one more time then we’ll take you in to Torino this morning where you can join the Torinese in farewelling the peleton as it heads off to Milan. Or if you’d prefer take a spin with us up one of the local climbs, Colle del Lys.

The mornig ride will take up the 1311 metre Col del Lyss, a 13 km climb from the valley floor and a nice steady gradient and quiet road that make it a joy to climb. The view from the top is stunning, overlooking the Val di Viu and the higher peaks of the distant alps. After descending back down to Avigliana we’ll make a stop for lunch and take a look around the medieval centre before retutning to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax, maybe pack your bike for tomorrow’s journey and of course watch the final stage of the Giro on TV.

Those going to the stage start this morning will have time to explore the  elegant city centre and grand piazzas of Torino (formerly known as Turin). Turin is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin and the headquarters of automobile giants Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. It is unlike any other Italian city with a fine, aristocratic atmosphere, grand boulevards, fine art nouveau architecture and leafy parks. Turin is said Turin is closer to Paris, than Rome or Milan. As it’s only 30 minutes back from Torino to our hotel you’ll have time on your return to take one last ride this afternoon on the local roads around Avigliana.

Tonight we will celebrate the our trip coming to an end and new friendships made, with a special farewell dinner.

Overnight: Lago di Avigliana
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Giro fans

Monday, 1 June 2015: Arrivederci

It is farewell to your new friends as our tour comes to an end this morning after breakfast. During your time with us you’ve experienced the excitement of the Giro and ridden some of the most beautiful roads in Italy.

We will transfer you this morning to Milan Malpensa airport, arriving at approximately 11.30 am. If flying out of Malpensa we reccomend a flight no earlier than 2.00 pm. If staying on in Milan there are frequent shuttles and the express train service to Milan centre from Malpensa airport.

Arrivederci, thank you for joining us in Italy and have a safe journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:

– Transport throughout by luxury coach with custom bike trailer
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– 11 nights accommodation in quality 3 & 4 star hotels
– Buffet breakfast daily
– 3 or 4 course evening meals on 6 nights of your trip.
– Mechanical assistance with your bike
– Scheduled arrival transfer on day one from Venice Marco Polo airport
– Transfer to Milan Malpensa airport on final day
– Maps and Bikestyle guide to the 2015 Giro d’Italia
– Full Bikestyle Tours kit including knicks, cycling jersey, cap and musette bag

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Client Comments

A great article from David Roche who came with us in 2012

Grazie and Pat
Thanks heaps for a top tour. I loved it! You were great hosts and leaders.
We are enjoying La Tour at the moment and thinking enviously of you…..
Cheers
Bruce

Thank you Bikestyletours for a fantastic Giro 2013. Under trying weather conditions Pat and his team made this a trip to forever remember the daily changes to our itinerary were handled so well it was like it was the original schedule. The accommodation was first class and nothing was a problem for Pat and his team Grace Liz and Fabrizio. And the Bus driver what a legend, will always remember the drive thru the blizzard going to Aprica.
Thanks to everyone for a trip ofa lifetime (till next year)
Mike

I would like to thank you very much – we all had a great tour and enjoyed the full trip. In particular I would like to make mention of Sarah and Grace and Patrick – they were all excellent and each provided a different but unique experience to the tour. Sarah’s bubbly Italian character was perfect to showcase Italy. I think we would all happily take her back to Australia with us. We were very lucky to have Patrick along for the rides – without him and his GPS I think you would be still trying to find us. Grace’s knowledge of wines was superb whilst her stewardship kept us all on track.
Glenn

Hi Natalie,
Thank you for writing, I personally had a great trip and the memories will stay with me for a long time, if I am fortunate enough to be able to do another trip in the future it will be hard to decide between the Giro or TDF!
Cheers
Greg

Hi Natalie and the team.
My sincere thanks go to you and the team. I had a truly outstanding time and it was an amazing experience, one where I can’t wait until Scott (my partner) can join me for another Bikestyle Tour.
Laurie, yourself, Pat, Grace and Sim were all sensational, everything ran smoothly and we couldn’t have been better looked after. I was only sad it had to come to an end. I have fond memories of the trip and had a fantastic time.
The organisation, energy, enthusiasm, care and attention you give your clients is exceptional – in my view you have a winning formula. The rides were awesome, the hotel accommodation of a high standard, the tour guides fantastic in every way. Well done to you and the team.
Kind regards
Mary

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