GIRO GLORY 2020!

GIRO GLORY 2020!

Fire|Wind

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ITALY

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22 May - 01 Jun 2020

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Approx. US$3,700

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AU$5,409

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GBP£2,880

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€3,250.00

START LOCATION

FOLLINA

END LOCATION

MILANO

DAYS

11

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

65KM | 40MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1200M | 3900FT

We love the Giro! Surely it's the most exciting cycling Grand Tour... and it's in beautiful Italy. Ride with us on the decisive Alpine Stages in the final days of the Giro d'Italia 2020.

Cycle the routes the Pro's will be racing to see exactly what they're up against. We'll be there for for all the live action. The challenging ascents, sprint and summit finishes and all important time trials.

PuntoTours has been taking guests to the Giro for over 10 years. You will be able to chat with Pro riders for their take on the race, take a look in a team bus or two, and soak up the hospitable yet competitive atmosphere that is unique to the Giro d'Italia and it's combatants.

Italians are as passionate about life as they are about cycling! Stay in top class hotels, enjoying mouth-watering food and fantastic wines only Italy can offer in every unique location.

Numbers on this tour are limited.
Book your place pronto. Vai, vai, vai!

Choose a shorter tour if your time is limited, or spoil yourself with the full 11 day tour.

6 DAYS | 27 MAY-1 JUN | €3250 | TWIN SHARE
8 DAYS | 25 MAY-1 JUN | €4050 | TWIN SHARE
11 DAYS | 22 MAY- 1 JUNE | €4950 | TWIN SHARE

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE 4 STAR ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHS | DINNERS | 3 GUIDES AND DUAL VEHICLE SUPPORT | FULL MECHANICAL SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GPS LOAN UNIT | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING JERSEY, BIB-KNICKS, SOCKS | DAYPACK | BIDONS | LAUNDRY SERVICE FOR CYCLING KIT | GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFER ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE FRI 22 MAY | ARRIVAL AND WELCOME DAY TWO SAT 23 MAY | LOOP TO VALDOBBIADENE DAY THREE SUN 24 MAY | PIANCAVALLO DAY FOUR MON 25 MAY | FOLLINA TO PONTE ARCHE DAY FIVE TUE 26 MAY | MONTE BONDONE LOOP DAY SIX WED 27 MAY | COMANO TO MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO DAY SEVEN THU 28 MAY | CANCANO! DAY EIGHT FRI 29 MAY | BORMIO TO BRA DAY NINE SAT 30 MAY | BRA TO COL D'AGNELLO DAY TEN SUN 31 MAY | BRA TO MILANO DAY ELEVEN MON 1 JUN | GOODBYE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL MALPENSA DEPARTURE MALPENSA

OPTIONS

8 DAYS (TWIN SHARE) | 11 DAYS (TWIN SHARE)

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €3,250.00 | SINGLE ROOM €3,700.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE FRI 22 MAY | ARRIVAL AND WELCOME

The Giro Glory show begins! Arrange your flights to arrive into Malpensa airport by lunchtime. We will pick the group up from the airport for an early afternoon transfer to Follina. This delightful village in the heart of the sparkling Prosecco region of the Veneto is our home for the next two days. We'll settle in to our hotel, before a delicious Welcome dinner and Tour Briefing.

DAY TWO SAT 23 MAY | LOOP TO VALDOBBIADENE

STAGE 14 | CONEGLIANO - VALDOBBIADENE 33.7KM "continuous succession of climbs and descents, with challenging gradients at points up to 19%..."

Today's individual time trial is a tough one. We'll get everyone set up on their bikes immediately after breakfast, whether you brought your own or hired one of our awesome Cipollini's. Then we head out for our own review of the course. We can choose where to watch the professionals as they push themselves for a good placing in the GC.
DISTANCE | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 750M | 2000FT

DAY THREE SUN 24 MAY | PIANCAVALLO

STAGE 15 | BASE AEREA RIVOLTO - PIANCAVALLO 183KM "the final ascent of Piancavallo has the steepest gradients over the first 6km, with peaks of 14%..."

Today's stage for the Pro's looks like their heart rates - regular peaks and troughs! Our ride is one way today, all the way to Piancavallo so you can experience the climb for yourself and enjoy the excitement of a summit finish. We'll jump in the vans for a transfer back to Follina - save your legs like the Pro's do - and a delicious dinner.
DISTANCE | 80KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 2200M | 7200FT

DAY FOUR MON 25 MAY | FOLLINA TO PONTE ARCHE

GIRO REST DAY

Rest day for the Pro peloton, and a rest for you - almost! We transfer by van during the morning to Ponte Arche and our fantastic spa hotel. After lunch, a leisurely ride to Lago di Molveno. A beautiful introduction to the terrain that awaits the Giro. And you!
DISTANCE | 40KM | 25MI
ELEVATION | 800M | 2600FT

DAY FIVE TUE 26 MAY | MONTE BONDONE LOOP

STAGE 16 | UDINE - SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI 228KM "after racing across the Julian Prealps, the peloton completes two laps of a technical circuit, taking in steep ramps up to 15 and 16%..."

A fantastic loop ride to Monte Bondone, the second climb for the Giro tomorrow. We'll climb from the Trento side and then experience the thrilling descent the riders will fly down into Ponte Arche. We can then catch the finish of Stage 16 on TV, with a drink in hand to discuss how the next stage will play out.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1900M | 6200FT

DAY SIX WED 27 MAY | COMANO TO MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO

STAGE 17 | BASSANO DEL GRAPPA - MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO 202KM "an unrelenting mountain stage with over 5,000M vertical altitude gain..."

Today is a critical Stage for the GC and KOM classifications. We'll ride from Ponte Arche, over Passo Durone and up the final ascent to Madonna di Campiglio. Remember, the Pro's will have two big climbs in their legs before they hit Passo Durone and the final climb. Once we've seen the action live, we'll head to Bormio in the vans, ready for the next day's Stage!
DISTANCE | 50KM | 31MI
ELEVATION | 1500M | 4900FT

DAY SEVEN THU 28 MAY | CANCANO!

STAGE 18 | PINZOLO - LAGHI DI CANCANO 209KM "A colossal Alpine stage with 5,400M vertical altitude gain in as little as four climbs..."

Colossal is the word! For the first time the Giro crosses the recently opened Passo Castrin, before tackling the Stelvio from the hard side, and finishing with the 'mini-Stelvio' or Stairs of Fraele to the lakes of Cancano. The climb to Cancano and the Torri di Fraele is a scenic must. Opt to ride to the lakes and watch the climb or finish, return to Bormio and cheer the Giro on close to town, or for those that would like a bigger day, climb towards Passo dello Stelvio as far as you like and watch the Pro's on a classic of the Giro.
DISTANCE | 38KM OR 72KM |
ELEVATION | 900M OR 2350M |

DAY EIGHT FRI 29 MAY | BORMIO TO BRA

STAGE 19 | MORBEGNO - ASTI 215KM "longest stage of the Giro and likely to finish in a bunch sprint unless a break away succeeds..."

For us, an early morning transfer from Bormio to Bra as we head towards the pointy end of this Grand Tour. We'll get there in time to settle into our hotel, unpack the bikes and have some lunch. We then ride to Asti for that warp speed, sprint finish! Long but gorgeous flat ride in beautiful Piedmont.
DISTANCE | 90KM | 56MI
ELEVATION | 650M | 2100FT

DAY NINE SAT 30 MAY | BRA TO COL D'AGNELLO

STAGE 20 | ALBA - SESTRIERE 200KM "the riders pass Colle dell'Agnello, Col d'Izoard and Monginevero, before the final climb up to Sestriere. According to many, this is a modern reinterpretation of the legendary Cuneo-Pinerolo."

A HUGE day out for the penultimate day of the Giro. How decisive will it be, given there is the last time trial tomorrow? This is going to be good! BIG day for us too as we ride from Bra to the famed Colle dell-Agnello to watch the final epic battle in the mountains for the Giro podium.
DISTANCE | 97KM | 60MI
ELEVATION | 2500M | 8200FT

DAY TEN SUN 31 MAY | BRA TO MILANO

STAGE 21 | CERNUSCO SUL NAVIGLIO - MILANO ITT 16.5KM "classic finale in the city that gave birth to the Giro."

Morning transfer to Milan for the finale of the 2020 Giro d'Italia. The Individual Time Trial finishes at the Piazza Duomo, and we'll be there for the celebrations!

DAY ELEVEN MON 1 JUN | GOODBYE

Morning group transfer to Milan Malpensa airport.
Time to say farewell, until next time!

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

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

WHAT KIND OF CYCLISTS TAKE YOUR TOURS?

There is no mold! We have had cyclists from 18-72 years of age, some choosing easy, others choosing extremely challenging tours. We firmly believe we have something for almost all cycling abilities. Use the Element and Difficulty Rating to help you select a tour that suits what you want.  We're happy to talk it over with you if you're unsure.

HOW MUCH RIDING DO I HAVE TO DO?

As much or as little as you want. It’s your holiday.  You determine how much you want to ride. You can, on any day, choose to cut a ride short, miss a climb, only do the downhills, have a rest day or ask for more!  The van is always handy if you choose not to ride, and a guide is always willing to do some extra distance if you wish. You just need to ask.

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