GIRO GLORY!!

GIRO GLORY!!

Fire|Wind

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ITALY

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18 - 28 May 2018

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Approx. US$5,925

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AU$7,542

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GBP£4,254

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€4,650.00

START LOCATION

TREVISO

END LOCATION

ROME

DAYS

11

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

65KM | 40MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1200M | 3900FT

Follow the Giro in the spectacular final Alpine stages. Who will win in 2018?

The 101st edition of the Giro d'Italia begins in Jerusalem, before returning to Italy. PuntoTours will join this Grand Tour as it gets into the interesting final days. Who will be fighting for the leaders jersey as the Pro's hit the slopes of the daunting Monte Zoncolan?

Ride some of the routes the Pro's will be racing so you know what they're up against. We'll see seven critical stages of the Giro, the challenging ascents, as well as stage starts and mountain top finishes. There will be the opportunity to chat with pro riders, such as Mike Woods, GC contender for EF Education First-Drapac, Cannondale and Bardiani CSF team members, to name a few. Bardiani CSF bike sponsor is Cipollini bikes!

We follow the riders as they race across northern Italy before the exciting finale in the eternal city, Rome and see who is crowned winner for 2018!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | DINNERS | WELCOME LUNCH | 3 GUIDES AND DUAL VEHICLE SUPPORT | FULL MECHANICAL SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GARMIN GPS LOAN UNIT | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING JERSEY, BIB-KNICKS, SOCKS | DAYPACK | LAUNDRY SERVICE FOR CYCLING KIT | ARRIVAL GROUP TRANSFER | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE FRI 18 MAY | WELCOME! DAY TWO SAT 19 MAY | TREVISO TO SAURIS DAY THREE SUN 20 MAY | SAURIS TO CORTINA DAY FOUR MON 21 MAY | CORTINA TO MOENA DAY FIVE TUE 22 MAY | MOENA TO RIVA DEL GARDA DAY SIX WED 23 MAY | RIVA DEL GARDA TO VERONA DAY SEVEN THU 24 MAY | VERONA TO SUSA DAY EIGHT FRI 25 MAY | SUSA LOOP TO COLLE DELLE FINESTRE DAY NINE SAT 26 MAY | SUSA TO CERVINIA TO TURIN DAY TEN SUN 27 MAY | TURIN TO ROME DAY ELEVEN MON 28 MAY | GOODBYE

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PRICE

DOUBLE €4,650.00 | SINGLE €5,450.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE FRI 18 MAY | WELCOME!

Arrival in Venice, with morning transfer from the airport to the beautiful city of Treviso. Welcome lunch and Tour Briefing followed by easy loop ride to the Montello parklands to watch the finish of STAGE 13.
DISTANCE | 50KM | 31MI
ELEVATION | 300M | 1000FT

DAY TWO SAT 19 MAY | TREVISO TO SAURIS

We have a morning transfer by van to Tolmezzo, an 1.5 hour drive. From Tolmezzo it's on the bikes for a brilliant ride to the slopes of Monte Zoncolan for STAGE 14. Here we get to see how fast the Pro's climb on a mountain finish! Once the peloton has passed a fantastic, long downhill before the final climb to our next stop, Lago di Sauris.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 2100M | 6900FT

DAY THREE SUN 20 MAY | SAURIS TO CORTINA

A great ride as we follow the Giro STAGE 15 route from Lozzo di Cadore to the Winter Olympic town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. Watch the Pro peloton pass through Cortina or ride the Tre Croce extension to see them over the climb on their way to Sappada. For us, back down a brilliant downhill to Cortina for great dinner in this famous ski resort.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1800M | 5900FT

DAY FOUR MON 21 MAY | CORTINA TO MOENA

It's a rest day for the Pro's but not for us! A glorious ride that climbs the Passo Falzarego out of Cortina, past the spectacular dam at the top of Passo Fedaia, before dropping down into the charming town of Moena.
DISTANCE | 80KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 2000M | 6500FT

DAY FIVE TUE 22 MAY | MOENA TO RIVA DEL GARDA

This is your rest day! A beautiful ride down the valley, past the emerald green Lago di Carezza and into the picturesque and cosmopolitan city of Bolzano. Lunch in Bolzano, followed by just a 1 hour van transfer to Riva del Garda.
DISTANCE | 55KM | 34MI
ELEVATION | 900M | 2950FT

DAY SIX WED 23 MAY | RIVA DEL GARDA TO VERONA

We experience the excitement of a stage start. The Giro STAGE 17 begins in Riva so possibly a slight sleep in before the Pro's are up and about signing in for their day's work! Once the Pro's have headed off we ride down the eastern shore of Lake Garda to the romantic city of Verona. Option to ride the Monte Baldo route, extending the day's ride to 100km, and 2100m elevation.
DISTANCE | 80KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 500M | 1650FT

DAY SEVEN THU 24 MAY | VERONA TO SUSA

After yesterday's ride you can take it a little easier. We'll have an early morning ride in the beautiful hills surrounding Verona, before our afternoon transfer to Susa for the final mountain stages!
DISTANCE | 50KM | 31MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 3600FT

DAY EIGHT FRI 25 MAY | SUSA LOOP TO COLLE DELLE FINESTRE

Today's ride precede's the Pros as we ride the legendary Colle delle Finestre. The Pro's will swoop past on their way to the finish in Bardonecchia while we can roll back down to Susa. Longer ride options on the day to include both sides of Colle delle Finestre or climb to Sestriere.
DISTANCE | 35KM | 22MI
ELEVATION | 1650M | 5400FT
OPTIONS | 60KM | 2200M OR 95KM | 2400M

DAY NINE SAT 26 MAY | SUSA TO CERVINIA TO TURIN

Early morning transfer from Susa to Châtillon. We will then ascend the long climb to Breuil-Cervina, ready to watch the final mountain finish of this year's Giro! Who will win the stage? Who will win the Giro? We will no doubt find out today. We will then transfer to the magnificent city of kings, Turin. For a short time Turin was the capital of newly united Italy, and we'll enjoy a late but delicious dinner in this sophisticated town.
DISTANCE | 55KM | 34MI
ELEVATION | 1500M | 4900FT

DAY TEN SUN 27 MAY | TURIN TO ROME

All aboard the fast train to Rome! Early start as it is a 4.5 hour journey to Rome. Pack a daypack as we'll disembark at Rome Termini and walk to the final race circuit which passes the Colosseum. We'll see all the excitement and fury of STAGE 21 of the Giro d'Italia followed by our final, celebratory dinner! Bravi tutti!

DAY ELEVEN MON 28 MAY | GOODBYE

What a tour! Time to say farewell, until next time!

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | LUNCHES | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | GUIDE GRATUITIES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

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