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WORLD TOUR

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6 NIGHTS

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COMFORT

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LEVEL 2-3

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364 KM

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10,300 M

GIRO D'ITALIA CYCLE TOUR

Welcome to the Giro d’Italia!

The first Grand Tour of the year is sure to produce some incredible racing on some of the most hallowed roads in Italy. Join the race as it arrives in the Prosecco region. Ride the Stage 14 Conegliano Time Trial route, enjoy the spectacle of the departure of Stage 17 in Bassano del Grappa & get stuck into the Queen Stage of the 2020 Giro as it heads over the iconic Passo Stelvio on Stage 18.

As well as climbing the Stelvio yourself, you’ll take on Passo San Boldo, Monte Grappa & the brutal Mortirolo & Gavia – climbs which make regular appearances in the race. 

Enjoy full support from a dedicated team and exclusive access to the race & riders.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Cison di Valmarino
Passo San Boldo, 47 km, 1522 m

Day 2:

Ride the course of Stage 14, point to point from Conegliano to Bassano, 103 km, 1931 m

Day 3:

Stage 17 preview, Forcella Valbona & Passo Coe, 100 km, 2472m

Day 4:

Stage 17 rolls out of Bassano del Grappa!

Day 5:

Stage 18, Passo Stelvio, Torre Fraele & the Stage finish at Lake Cancano, up to 80 km, 2,000 m

Day 6:

Giants of the Giro, Mortirolo & Gavia, 112k m, 3200 m

Day 6:

Departures to Milan Malpensa Airport

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

This is an itinerary desgined for intermediate riders who are up for a challenge! Guests are invited to take all climbs at their own pace, and the support vehicle will be near the group at all times. Eat Sleep Cycle staff are experienced at supporting riders to achieve their goals whilst having a great time!

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • STAGE 14, 17 & 18 OF THE 2020 GIRO
  • MONTE GRAPPA
  • BASSANO DEL GRAPPA
  • PASSO STELVIO, MORTIROLO & GAVIA
  • BASSO BIKES FACTORY TOUR

GIRO D'ITALIA CYCLING TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. On longer days the team will serve a roadside lunch – a time efficient pit stop with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & veg to keep you energized and feeling healthy all week.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of Cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.

Mechanical support will be close by at all times.

Quick Facts
  • 2020 SEES THE 103RD EDITION OF THE GIRO
  • THE RACE STARTS IN HUNGARY
  • IT’S EXPECTED THAT PETER SAGAN WILL MAKE HIS GIRO DEBUT IN 2020

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Italian Hospitality

Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for a long day in the saddle.

Stay fuelled on the road with ride nutrition from the support vehicle & enjoy a nutritious picnic served by your guides.

Evening meals are enjoyed at the hotel or in our favourite local restaurants.

Italian Hospitality

Hotel Castel Brando * * * *, Cison di Valmarino

Begin the tour at the Castel Brando, a grand medieval castle set overlooking a spectacular valley. This 4* luxury hotel provides a truly unique setting for your stay in Cison di Valmarino, an ancient medieval hamlet in the Prosecco wine area of Altamarca.

Hotel Antica Abbazia***, Borso del Grappa

A very new and distinctive hotel dedicated to those who want somewhere to stay that is surrounded by nature but at the same time just a stone’s throw away from Bassano del Grappa and Asolo. Ideal for leisure tourism, the hotel offers 12 brand new rooms offering all the most modern amenities.

Hotel San Lorenzo ****, Bormio, 3 nights

San Lorenzo is in the centre of Bormio, it has an excellent restaurant, and wellness area which includes a sauna, a Turkish bath, a salt room and comfortable lounge areas. 

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.  

Need a boost? Why not hire our Orbea e-assist road bike, the M20 Gain.

All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

BASSO DIAMANTE

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic 11-speed Groupset
  • Microtech carbon wheelset
  • 11-32 cassette with a 50-34 chainset

BASSO ASTRA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • Disc brakes
  • 11-32 cassette

RIDLEY HELIUM SLX DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • DT Swiss Alloy wheelset
  • 11-32 cassette and 50-34 chainset

FACTOR O2 VAM

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Black Inc wheels, finishing kit
  • 11-32 cassette

ORBEA M20 GAIN

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  •  Mavic Aksium Elite Disc UST wheelset
  • Ebikemotion X35 25kmh motor

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

24th – 30th May 2020

Private tours available for 2021

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,889

Single Supplement €679

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Travel Logistics

Arrival: The meet point for the tour is Venice Airport at 10:00 on Day 1 of the tour.

Departure: On the last day there is a group transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport. You’ll arrive by 12 noon, in time for flights after 14:00.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 6 nights, 4* Hotel accommodation
Food: Breakfast, ride nutrition, lunch & evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional – 10% discount
Transfers: Return group airport transfers

Group Bookings

Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

The first time I encountered Eat Sleep Cycle it was for a week long bike hire in Girona. I was so impressed by the bike, the company, and their staff that a year later when I was looking for a bike tour around the Tour de France I immediately thought of them [...] The entire week long trip was excellently supported on all levels. Nothing was too much to ask and Brian, Boris, and Caitlin did it all with a cheery disposition and a smile. Not only did they do an excellent job guiding and feeding us, it felt like they were mates along for the trip too.

Dawn Andres

If your looking at this wondering whether to call Eat Sleep Cycle then I urge you to do it. The trip we had with them was superb, couldn't fault it. All the guides stuck the perfect balance of being absolutely professional but by the end of your trip, good friends, I'll be back.

Ed English

When we were looking for an outfit to guide us through a cycling adventure through Pyrenean cols, [...]ESC were perfect. They personalized every aspect of the trip, from the routes to the hotels to the food.[...] ESC's local knowledge created a cycling trip that we won't soon forget. You just can't get this kind of attention and personalized catering from larger tour companies. I highly recommend booking your next cycling adventure with ESC. We're already looking forward to being with ESC in 2018. Chapeau, ESC!

Steve Derringer

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

Classic Climbs of the Alps 5 star reviews

5 STAR REVIEWS

You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

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