• 2017 - GIRO D'ITALIA - 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

2017 - GIRO D'ITALIA - 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

17 May
12 days Medium from € 4500

The 100th Giro d'Italia is set to be a spectacular one.. Born in 1909 and organised by the Newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Giro has run every year except for the few years during the great World Wars. Starting on the island of Sardinia in early May, the route heads north towards Bergamo before we pick it up in Bormio at the foot of the epic PASSO STELVIO! With minimal transfers for the riders and touching as as many provinces in Italy as possible, we conquer the 2017 Giro climbs Passo Mortirolo, Stevio, Pordoi, Sella, Gardena and Monte Grappa. We then head to MILAN to watch the deciding Individual Time Trial (with some time to sneak in some shopping too!)

THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL

ITINERARY

17th May: Tour Start – Welcome to Treviso!! The home of Pinarello

Today we kick off our tour with a visit to the Official Pinarello Store, where the Pinarello company began. Here we shall be welcomed by Carla Pinarello (daughter of founder Giovanni Pinarello) where you can enjoy some time shopping and enjoying the history that sits within the four walls of the ‘bottega’. Today we shall assign every guest with the Pinarello bike and perform their Bike Fit. We shall then have a light lunch with some Prosecco tasting before heading off on a cruisy ride to Montello and Asolo.

18th May: The Prosecco Vineyards and Magical Monfumo

Today’s ride will be a gentle one with a few small climbs as we intertwine the spectacular protected region of the Prosecco Vineyards. We shall ride the ‘Strada del Prosecco’ (the road of Prosecco) and visit family run vineyards.

19th May: Transfer to Ponte di Legno

This morning we shall depart and transfer to the Province of Trentino towards the town of Cles in the Val di Non (Non Valley). The highlight of today is the the Mortirolo Pass, along the same route as the pro’s in this years’ Giro – though the beauty is that we have the climb to ourselves.

The group can choose to ride either:

  • Hard: Passo Tonale > Passo Mortirolo > Bormio
  • Medium- Hard: Edolo > Passo Mortirolo > Bormio

20th May: Bormio – the cyclist’s paradise!

Now that the legs are in action, you can enjoy Bormio and its surrounds, the group can choose to either cruise the valley or tackle some of the more famous climbs in the area.

  • Hard: Bormio > Passo Foscagno > Livigno
  • Medium-Hard: Bormio > Passo Gavia > Bormio
  • Easy: Bormio > Tirano > Bormio

21st May: Rest Day or Ride

Today is an assigned rest day for you to enjoy the natural thermals this area!

Our staff will still be available if anyone wishes to ride any of the tours offered above or visit other towns in the area.

22nd May: Bormio > Passo Stelvio > Prato all Stelvio  

Today we tackle Passo Stelvio from the Bormio side as do the pro’s. From here, guests may either check-in to our hotel or proceed to challenge Passo Umbrail in the same direction as the pro’s do.

23rd May: Prato allo Stelvio > Passo allo Stelvio (GIRO STAGE 16)

This morning we shall tackle Passo Stelvio from the more famous side, the gorgeous one with swooping hair-pin bends and overhanging rock faces and glaciers. We shall then view the Peloton pass by before descending back down the mountain. This afternoon, we shall transfer to the Fassa Valley ready for another two stages! Our hotel is located on the finish line at the tomorrow’s stage finish.

 24th May: The heart of the Dolomites (GIRO STAGE 17)

Today’s stage will be in town at approximately 5pm in Canazei, hence the group can collectively decide today’s ride, no matter which way you go, you won’t be disappointed! We shall then view the sprint finish into town on our hotel doorstep!

  • Easy Valley Ride: Canazei > Molina di Fiemme (ride the last 50km of today’s stage) > Canazei
  • Medium: Canazei > Passo Costalunga > Canazei
  • Hard: Sellaronda – Passo Pordoi > Passo Campolongo > Passo Gardena > Passo Sella

25th May: The Dolomites Fever Continues (GIRO STAGE 18)

Just down the valley is today’s start which will be at approximately 12pm. The group can collectively choose to mix the day up as they please:

  • Medium: Relaxing Morning: Ride to Stage Start > Passo Sella > view Peloton pass by at the base of Passo Gardena
  • Medium - Hard: Canazei > Passo Sella > Ortisei > View Stage Finish in Ortisei

26th May: Ciao Dolomiti!!

Today we say goodbye to the Fassa and Fiemme valleys as we descend the valley to Predazzo and climb Passo Rolle, from here we shall descend past the VIP Ski Town of San Martino di Castrozza, Fiera di Primiero and rest our legs in the Dolomiti Bellunesi.

27th May: Monte Grappa! (GIRO STAGE 20)

Today we shall ride the along the same route as the pro’s do from Feltre, where we shall climb the Monte Grappa, one more the famous and monumental mountains in Northern Italy for both WWI and WWII. The group can collectively decide one of the following options:

  • Medium: Ride to the peak of Monte Grappa and watch Peloton on pass by
  • Hard: Ride to Monte Grappa > Foza and watch the Peloton pass by
  • Very Hard:  Ride to Monte Grappa > Foza > Asiago and watch the stage finish

Tonight, we shall transfer towards Milano in preparation to view tomorrows ITT and the Final Stage of the Giro d’Italia!

28th May: Individual Time Trial Milano (GIRO STAGE 21)

The 100th Giro comes to an end in the fashion capital of the world – MILAN! Today we shall enjoy viewing the teams as they prepare and warm-up for today’s final and epic stage. Depending on the GC, this stage could still decide the MAGLIA ROSA!!

29th May: ARRIVERDECI ITALIA!

Today we sadly wish you all goodbye as the Giro comes to an end.

Your transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport is included.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

  • Arrival: Venice Marco Polo International Airport (Pick-up on either the 16th or 17th May)
    • Please advise if you require accommodation on the 16th May (this is an extra charge)
  • Departure: Milan Malpensa International Airport (Drop-off on 29th May)

PINARELLO BIKE RENTAL

Included in this custom package is a Pinarello Bike Rental for the duration of the tour.

PINARELLO TRAVEL CYCLING KIT

Because we want you to look your best, we will include our very stylish Custom Pinarello Travel Kit.

ROOMING OPTIONS

  • NON-RIDER Double/Twin: €4500
  • RIDER Double/Twin: €5200

MINIMUM PARTICIPATION

This our requires a minimum of 6 persons to operate

OUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights
  • Travel / Personal Insurance
  • Alcohol other than included at dinner
WHEN:
  • 17-28th May, 2017
OUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • 12 nights Accommodation
  • 10/11 days of Cycling
  • Pinarello Bike for the duration of the tour
  • Buffet Breakfasts and Healthy energetic lunches
  • Fruit, Snacks, Drinks, Bars in support van
  • Dinner including 1/2 bottle of wine per person
  • Tour Guide per 6-8 cyclists
  • Support Van/Mechanic following the group at all times per 6-8 cyclists
  • Pinarello Cycling Kit designed by Giordana
  • Laundry Service
OUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Travel/Personal Insurance
  • Flights
  • Any extras not mentioned above.
  • Alcohol other than specified at Dinner
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

PINARELLO TRAVEL BY XEVENTS SRL
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31050 Villorba (TV) IITALY
Tel: +39 0422 422192 / +61 (0)404 679 146
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Office: Monday to Friday 9:00–18:00

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