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I Bellissimi

IT205

Italy / 2020 Giro d’Italia

Veneto, the Dolomites and Lake Como

This cycling tour will take you through the Veneto Prosecco wine region, up and over the epic Dolomites and Stelvio National Parks before finishing on the beautiful shores of Lake Como. We will follow the 2020 Giro d'Italia itinerary through amazing climbs, such as Monte Grappa, San Boldo, Sella Ronda, Giau, Stelvio, Gavia Zoncolan and Ghisallo!
  • Day by Day

     

    Please note that the official day by day will be confermed during the month of October 2019. On that occasion the whole Giro d'Italia itinerary will be officially presented.

    Here is the route that we will probably follow.

     

     

    1. Monday 24 may 2020 – Venice, Italy


    This morning you will be collected from Venice (Marco Polo Airport) at approximately 11 am - noon. We can also collect you from Annia Park Hotel Venice Airport, should you prefer to arrive to Venice earlier. Following a 1-hour van transfer we will arrive at our accommodation for the next two nights. We will go through a tour briefing, prepare the bikes and head out for an introductory ride.



    2. Tuesday 25 May 2020 – Prosecco Wine Region

    
This is a perfectly designed route to get your legs ready for the Dolomites which are fast approaching! Today you will cycle a brilliant loop through the rolling hills of the Prosecco and Cartizze wine area. For those looking for a challenge then Monte Cesen which soars above Valdobbiadene is possible. 



    3. Wednesday 26 May 2020 – Pre Dolomites

    
Riding from the hotel you encounter some stunning scenery on the Passo San Boldo climb. The road near the summit includes a series of five switchback tunnels carved into the rock! This road was built during the First World War by the Austro-Hungarian army in less than 100 days. Quite an impressive feat! From here the cycling continues along the edge of "Lago del Mis", this valley ride offers amazing lake views! Now you are well and truly in the Dolomites national park.

     

    4. Thursday 27 May 2020 – Sella Ronda Loop (or Zoncolan Giro Stage)


    One of the world's most iconic cycling routes is on offer today: the Sella Ronda loop! The Sella Ronda is a must for any cyclist who visits the towering Dolomites mountain region.
There are 4 steps to become a member of the Sella Ronda club: Passo Gardena, Sella, Campolongo and Pordoi. The views of the jagged limestone peaks and winding roads will be etched into your memory for a lifetime!
 


     

    5. Friday 28 May 2020 – Dolomites National Park or Giro Stage 


    Another hotel loop ride is available today. The main objective is to climb Passo Fedaia. "Fedaia" is a classic climb and it was last used during the queen stage 14 of the 2018 Giro d’Italia. To make things even more interesting we will begin Fedaia with a quick detour through the Sottoguda canyon, that can be ridden on road bikes. At the top of the pass there will be time to soak up the enormity of the Marmolada glacier which is the highest peak in the region and the Dolomiti.


     

    6. Saturday 29 May 2020 – Passo dello Stelvio or Giro Stage


    From Merano you will ride from the hotel along the bike path to the base of the Stelvio Pass! At this point you will need to be ready to climb the mythical 48 hairpin bends that rise up and up for 25 km and which gain 1,840 metres of elevation. At the top you can take a bow to his majesty the Stelvio Pass. Your sense of achievement will be at an all time high.



    7. Sunday 30 May 2020 – Como Lake and Final Giro Stage


    We will transfer you in the morning to Bellagio for a Lake Como cycle loop. Bellagio is considered to be the pearl of Lake Como. For our cyclists the grand finale concludes on the "Ghisallo" climb which is used during the Giro di Lombardia professional race (5th cycling monument race alongside Milan-San Remo, Flanders, Paris Roubaix and Liege-Bastogne-Liege). During 2016 Orica-Bike Exchange rider Esteban Chaves won "Lombardia ". It is a wonderful experience arriving at Piazzale del Ghisallo, with the beautiful church dedicated to cyclists and the new cycling museum. We will then descend down to our hotel for the final celebration with spectacular Lake Como views.

    



    8. Monday 31 May 2019 – Milan Transfer & Goodbyes


    Following breakfast we will transfer you to Milan Malpensa Airport by 10:30 am (1,5-hour drive). A number of clients have spent additional days relaxing and enjoying the Lake Como area. Please let us know if you would like additional nights at the tour hotel.


     

Tour details

 

price on request

Tour type

I Bellissimi

 

Departure

from 24.05 to 31.05.2020

 

Price

on request. Contact us for further information!

 

Included:

  • 7 overnights in 3*/4* hotels including breakfast
  • 4 dinners included with beer and wine
  • Arrival transfer from Venice Airport
  • Departure transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport
  • Andrea Ferrigato as cycling guide and technical advisor
  • Food, drinks and mechanical support during cycling stages
  • Commemorative Italian cycling jerse



Not included:

  • Flight to/from Venice
  • Dinners unspecified
  • Beverage
  • Pre or post tour accommodation



Supplements:


230 € bike rental

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