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$5,475

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AU$7,272

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GBP£4,103

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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. 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 WELCOME! DAY TWO TREVISO TO OVARO DAY THREE OVARO TO CORTINA DAY FOUR CORTINA TO CANAZEI DAY FIVE CANAZEI TO RIVA DEL GARDA DAY SIX RIVA DEL GARDA TO VERONA DAY SEVEN VERONA TO CUNEO DAY EIGHT CUNEO TO SESTRIERE DAY NINE SESTRIERE TO TURIN DAY TEN TURIN TO ROME DAY ELEVEN GOODBYE

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE 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 TREVISO TO OVARO

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 via Passo Duron 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, it's all downhill to our next stop, Ovaro.
DISTANCE | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 2100M | 6900FT

DAY THREE OVARO TO CORTINA

A great ride as we follow the Giro STAGE 15 route to the Winter Olympic town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. The ride is via Sappada and the climb to Tre Croce, before a brilliant downhill into Cortina. Here we'll see the riders passing on their way to the finish in Sappada.
DISTANCE | 85KM | 53MI
ELEVATION | 2000M | 6500FT

DAY FOUR CORTINA TO CANAZEI

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 Canazei.
DISTANCE | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 2000M | 6500FT

DAY FIVE CANAZEI 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 | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 800M | 2600FT

DAY SIX 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 VERONA TO CUNEO

After yesterday's ride you can take it a little easier as we transfer from Verona along the autostrada to Cuneo. We'll arrive in time for an afternoon ride out to Prato Nevoso to see the mountain top finish of STAGE 18. Roll back down the hill to Villa Nova, for a transfer back to Cuneo.
DISTANCE | 60KM | 37MI
ELEVATION | 1300M | 4250FT

DAY EIGHT CUNEO TO SESTRIERE

The Giro really hops around northern Italy this year, so it's into the van for the transfer from Cuneo to Usseaux to watch STAGE 19. We'll unload the bikes and ride from Usseaux up the legendary Colle delle Finistre. The Pro's will swoop past on their way to the finish in Bardonecchia. We will follow in their tyre tracks, possibly a little more slowly, up to our hotel for the night in the ski resort of Sestriere.
DISTANCE | 40KM | 25MI
ELEVATION | 1300M | 4250FT

DAY NINE SESTRIERE TO TURIN

It's all downhill today! A brilliant ride down the valley to Pinerolo and into the magnificent city of kings, Turin. For a short time Turin was the capital of newly united Italy. There'll be time to watch the Giro finish on TV before an exploratory wander and delicious dinner in this sophisticated town.
DISTANCE | 90KM | 56MI
ELEVATION | 200M | 650FT

DAY TEN 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 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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