The 101st GIRO D’ITALIA
The Alpine Finale
24th to 27th May 2018
Watch the battle for Pink unfold on this fully supported weekend to watch the winner being decided on the Alpine roads with the final Queen stage up to Cervinia. Both spectators and cyclists will enjoy VIP hospitality on the mountain stages and cyclists will like the opportunity to tackle famous Giro climbs like Finestre, Sestriere, Jafferau and Cervinia.
The 101st Giro d’Italia:
The Giro d’Italia will have its 101st edition in 2018. The race will include sprint stages, medium mountain stages, high mountain stages and ITT’s. This Year the race has a historic start in Israel and finish in Rome. This official Giro d’Italia tour gives riders and spectators a chance to get a real taste of Giro d’Italia action. Join us on an exciting weekend tour filled with great cycling exploring the beautiful Italian countryside. Our team of guides will support you with our customised minibuses. Breakfasts and evening meals are included and both cyclists and spectators are welcome.
We will provide daily transport with our minibuses with trailers and roof bike racks.
Every day there will be cycling opportunities as well as options for spectators to watch the Giro d’Italia.
We offer you the opportunity to ride the 6 decisive climbs of the 2018 Giro d’Italia on the same day as the Pros:
- Colle delle Finestre
- Col Tsecore
- Col st Pantaleon
If you don’t want to travel with your own bike, why not make use of our bike rental option?
Pinarello Gan S Carbon Ultegra:
The GAN S derives directly from the Dogma F8, but several specific solutions make it a less extreme frame, while maintaining intact style and feeling of Pinarello bikes. The frame is less performant than dogma F8 but has the same characteristics that make it unique: asymmetry of the frame, although less extremist than F8, and a new type of high-strength carbon, which is slightly less rigid.
- Asymmetric Frame
- Drop in Bearing System 1” 1/8 – 1”1/2
- Think2 System
- Internal Cable Routing
- Italian BB
- FSC Frontal Seat Clamp
- FlatBack Profile
- Max Tyre 700x23mm
- UCI Approved
Available in size: 46.5, 51.5, 53, 55, 56, 57.5, 59.5 and Women’s sizes: 42.5, 46 – more info here
Full carbon Pinarello model in Ultegra with 50 x 34, 11 x 32 gears. For specifications and size, please have a look here
★★★ Hotel Napoleon Susa:
The hotel Napoleon in the village of Susa is a family-run hotel which is set in the heart of the Susa Valley, near the Colle delle Finestre and the Moncenisio pass (Col de Mont Cenis). The Napoleon Hotel includes a gym and a garage for bikes. You will stay in one of the hotel’s superior rooms with private bathroom, hairdryer, toiletries, safe, mini fridge, telephone, LED TV with Digital Terrestrial Television and 4 satellite channels, air conditioning and wide terrace. You will enjoy the rich breakfast buffet, unlimited Wi-Fi Internet connection and soft drinks and hot drinks in your room.
The hotel is located in one of the most spectacular alpine valleys, which offers to the two wheels enthusiasts breath-taking landscapes, exciting bends, unforgettable itineraries. The Mont Cenis pass, which leads onto other cols like the mythical Col de l’Iseran in France and the Col de Montgenèvre but also to the Col du Lautaret and Galibier a bit further on.
The City of Susa, hosts the Giro d’Italia and/or Tour de France almost every year. st every year hosts the passage of one of these glorious sport. For cycling enthusiasts who want to test themselves on the same roads as some of the great champions the hotel offer special services: secure bike storage box in the private garage of the hotel, a stand and tools for the bike maintenance, a rich breakfast buffet and a coin-operated washing machine and dryer.
★★★★ Hotel Crowne Plaza Milan Malpensa Airport:
Located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Malpensa Airport, this comprehensive Crowne Plaza Hotel features high-tech guest rooms, a health and fitness centre, and a restaurant. The Crowne Plaza Milan Malpensa Airport offers rooms with a satellite TV and air conditioning. All have a private bathroom with a hairdryer. The health and fitness centre is complete with a sauna and Turkish bath. You can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant and the bar is open until late.
Day-to-day itinerary for the Giro d’Italia Finale Tour:
Our team of guides will support you with our customised tour vehicle and minibuses. Breakfasts and evening meals are included most nights. Both cyclists and spectators are welcome.
Thursday 24th May, 2018 – Stage 18 – Milan to Pratonevoso:
Join us on our tour as we move to our next stop in Susa. We will collect you from Milan Malpensa airport at 13.00 today and take you to Susa at the foot of the Colle Finestre.
We will get to Susa just after lunch time so this afternoon, we have the opportunity to explore some of the local area. If you have rented a bike through us then it’s available for you on arrival today.
If you are up for it, you can even tackle the Colle delle Finestre this afternoon, straight out of the door of the hotel. The hotel Napoleon in the village of Susa is a family-run hotel which is set in the heart of the Susa Valley, near the Colle delle Finestre and the Moncenisio pass (Col de Mont Cenis).
Friday 25th May, 2018 – Stage 19 – Venaria Reale – Bardonecchia:
We have a treat in store for you today. We have accreditation to do a ‘cross the finish line’ VIP experience. From our base in Susa it’s about 40 kilometres to the finish in Bardonecchia. We will take our tour vehicle to Bardonecchia so the non-cyclists are in place at the finish. The riders will be able to ride the final section of the stage. For the those who are up for a challenge, we propose to ride the final 3 Cols; Finestre, Sestriere plus the final climb up to Bardonecchia to cross the official finish line of today’s stage. Our support vehicle is on hand in case you don’t make it.
We will then all get together for photos on the official podium followed by a back stage tour and the finish of the riders of the Giro.
Saturday May 26th, 2017 – Stage 20 – Susa – Cervinia:
From Susa, this stage will take the riders on the final mountain stage which will give any GC contestants their last chance to make a bid for the final victory.
We will leave Susa before the start of today’s stage and we will take you to the village of Arnad, just before the 3 final climbs of today’s Giro d’Italia. Ahead of the riders we will climb the Col Tsecore, Col st Pantaleon and finally Cervinia. Our minibus with Giro accreditation follows you and is on hand for support if required. This is a very tough 90km of climbing.
Finish hospitality area:
Guests of the ‘Dante’ hospitality area arrive at the finish a little before the cyclists, and will have access to the hospitality tent. Being in a hospitality area on the finishing straight is a great way to cheer on your favourite riders without having to push through the crowds of the general public. Viewing of the race is from the hospitality zone, standing area. The hospitality area is located on the finishing straight and will offer snack bar/coffee and drinks service. Every guest will also receive the exclusive VIP gift of Giro d’Italia.
After the finish we take you to Milan Malpensa and we stay 1 night at the hotel Crowne Plaza near Malpensa airport. We will have our evening meal at the Crowne Plaza tonight.
On Sunday, you have the option to take the hotel’s free shuttle and fly home from Malpensa airport.
Sunday May 27th, 2017 – Departure day:
Please check out today and make use of the hotels’ free airport shuttle.
£799 per person based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room
£180 per person based on single occupancy of a room
- Your own ‘Woolfie’ Giro d’Italia mascot
- A safe pair of hands – More information
- A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More information here
- 2 nights at hotel Napoleon in Susa at the foot of the Colle delle Finnestre
- 1 night in Milan at Crown Plaza Milan Malpensa airport
- 3 breakfasts
- 3 x three course evening meals with water, wine and coffee
- Your copy of ‘Il Garibaldi’ the official Giro d’Italia road book
- A Giro d’Italia merchandise pack
- Transport in our customised, air-conditioned minibuses with bike trailers
- Support for cyclists from our minibus on guided rides
- Our support team is made up of English speaking Sports Tours staff
- Airport transfers, daily transport to the different stages, transfers between hotels and bike storage at the hotels
- VIP access to the official Giro d’Italia finish grandstand in Cervinia
- Cross the finish-line experience with podium photos and a look behind the scenes in Bardonecchia
- Bike guide and support vehicle
- Bike storage at the hotels and all hotel taxes
HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
Please see here for our full booking conditions.
Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
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Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.
General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page: https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports. General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Click here for the latest travel advice for Italy, and click here for useful ‘know before you go’ information also from the FCO. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.