Experience the the Giro d’Italia in 2018 and 4 of its best stages of the final week! Guided by former pros and grand tour stage winners!
Why choose GCT? Our trips are guided by former professional cyclists and our own in-house chef & sommelier. All rides are lead by grand tour stage winner Angelo Furlan together with former pro Simon Kessler. We have the expertise and knowledge to take you on your “bucket list” rides with pro level coaching and support.
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Join us this May in the stunning Italian Alps, Lake Garda, and the Milan final stage finish and witness up close the final week action of the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia!
Climb the legendary mountain passes of the Giro the Passo di Stelvio, Gavia, and Mortirolo and experience firsthand the passion of the tifosi as they cheer for the Maglia Rosa on the Stelvio Mountain Pass you just rode. Witness up close a stage start in Tirano then cycle the scenic and historic routes around Lake Garda. Discover Asiago cheese in the town of Asiago then cheer on the riders as they race to win this tough stage.
Celebrate the conclusion of the 100th Edition with the final time trial viewing on the Piazza di Duomo in the heart of Milan. We'll witness the conclusion to this historic 100th race edition at the footsteps of the Duomo before our final dinner celebration in a fine Milanese restaurant.
As always on our Grand Tours, non-cyclists are welcome and offered their own unique activities. During the Giro, non-cyclists join the rest of the group for race viewing days either from our luxury hotels or directly on the mountain. On non-race days they follow their own travel agenda of gourmet & cultural excursions with Chef Jon. We'll all gather together in the late afternoon for a bit of relaxation, followed by our jovial group dinners.
The Giro d'Italia 2018 official bike tour itinerary will be announced at the end of October 2017 (once the race organizers unveil the 2018 route).
Nestled in the Italian Alps near Bormio, this 5 star luxury spa hotel was established in 1836 and is the perfect location to get our tour started with close proximity to the Stelvio mountain pass and the Giro action. The hotel offers a relaxed and tranquil environment with incredible mountain views, elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, plus spa access to the healing waters of this renewed spa.
This Lake Garda bike hotel specializes in catering to cyclists with a dedicated bicycle room, bike wash, cycling clothing wash, massage and an abundance of delicious food buffet-style with the hungry cyclist in mind. For non cyclists the location is excellent for day trips along the lake, a train trip to Verona, and to discover local artisanal producers.
The Rosa Grand Milano is a luxury hotel in the heart of Milan's historic district. Located directly behind the Piazza del Duomo just steps away from the final stage action and podium celebrations, the Rosa Grand is indisputably the perfect location for the big finish of the Giro 100th edition.
*In the pursuit of the best experience possible for our guests, we reserve the right to make hotel changes to a comparable or higher level hotel choice.
Accommodation, Meals and Transportation
7 nights hotel accommodation
All breakfasts, 6 delicious dinners and 5 lunches
Wine at dinner (a set amount of local, artisanal bottles included with dinner)
Snacks and drinks between meals
All transportation during the tour
Luggage transfers and handling
Cycling Support & Nutrition
Former pro cycling guides leading every ride
Support following vans with food, drink and mechanical support
Detailed ride maps or Garmin TCX files for rides
Gourmet Cycling Travel full cycling kit and gloves
Giro d'Italia stage viewing
Tuesday, May 23rd - Stage 16 mountain stage viewing on the Passo di Stelvio and the Bormio finish
Wednesday, May 24th - Stage 17 mountain stage start in Tirano
Saturday, May 27th - Stage 20 finish to Asiago
Sunday, May 28th - Stage 21 final stage finish in Milan
$400 rental bike (Specialized Roubaix or similar) or bring your own bike (no charge)
Transportation to the tour start meet-up point in Tirano train station
Transportation leaving our final hotel in Milan
Accommodation before and after the tour
All alcohol except a set amount of wine included with dinners
Personal items purchased
Gratuities for guides
Hotel room telephone, mini bar and hotel food and drinks between meals