GIRO D´ITALIA

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2020 Giro d'Italia

REGION:
ITALY (Florence to Venice)

TOUR DATES: 16 - 24 MAY 2020

DURATION: 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

HOTELS: Chianti (x3), Emilia-Romagna (x3), & Veneto (x2), 3-4 star hotels

INCLUDED:
Arrival & Departure transfers
8 nights accommodation (twin share)
8 breakfasts
4 dinners with beer & wine provided
8 guided cycling stages fully supported
Food & drinks during cycling stages
Sierra Sports cycling jersey

PRICE: 3350 € p.p.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 650 €

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Carbon Road Bike Hire: 350 €

NOT INCLUDED :
Airfares & Train Tickets
Pre or post Tour Accommodation

DAY ONE – Sat 16 May 2020
Florence, Italy


This morning we will collect you from Hotel Machiavelli Palace (Florence) at approximately 9:00am and drive 1hr to Chianti wine region. A morning collection will give us plenty of time to set-up the bikes and enjoy an afternoon warm up ride. ‘Chianti’ is positioned right in the heart of Tuscany and as many cycling enthusiasts will know is home to the vintage l’Eroica gran fondo ride that is held every October. Tonight you will enjoy a tour welcome dinner with the Sierra guides over a glass or two of the Sangiovese variety!

Meals: Dinner included

Destinations: Chianti

Ride: 60km cycling

Accommodation: Chianti (Tuscany, Italy)

DAY TWO – Sunday 17 May 2020
Chianti Wine Region, Tuscany


The Chianti region is loved for its natural beauty, postcard perfect small towns, friendly locals, quality wine and fresh produce. Just quietly, the riding is pretty special as well! This hotel loop ride is brilliant as the pedalling takes you along winding roads, past old agricultural estates and manor houses. Cypress trees, olive groves and lots of fun is what is in store for everyone today!

Meals: Breakfast

Destinations: Radda in Chianti

Ride: 100km cycling

Accommodation: Chianti (Tuscany, Italy)

DAY THREE - Monday 18 MAY 2020
Siena, Tuscany

Cycling from the hotel and we are straight into a few short sections of strada bianca! The white gravel roads make for an exhilarating ride and everyone who rides in Tuscany must experience a few sections for themselves. The cycling follows rolling terrain and the arrival in Piazza del Campo in Siena is a truly special moment. The medieval piazza is one of Europe's greatest squares! The twice-a-year horse-race, Palio di Siena, is held around the edge of this piazza. There will be time to explore Siena over a late lunch before a 45min transfer back to our tour hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Siena

Ride: 85km cycling

Accommodation: Chianti (Tuscany, Italy)

DAY FOUR – Tuesday 19 May 2020
Montepulciano, Tuscany

Today´s route heads off from the hotel and towards Asciano and the famous ´Senesi Crete´. The clay fields during earlier days were overworked and abandoned and erosive forces have created a lunar type landscape. Our final destination on the bikes will be Montepulciano which is renowned worldwide for its wine estates.

Over lunch you can sample a bottle of the wonderful Nobile di Montepulciano wine before a 2.5hr van transfer to our next base on the Emilia-Romagna coastline. The group is now in prime position for tomorrow’s 2020 Giro Stage 11 sprint finish in Rimini.

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Montepulciano

Ride: 100km cycling

Accommodation: Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

DAY FIVE – Wed 20 May 2020
2020 Giro Stage 11

The Emilia-Romagna coastline is an excellent base for accessing both Stages 11 and 12 of the 2020 Giro d’Italia. Today the ride takes the group in search of two of the Nove Colli Gran Fondo’s most iconic climbs; Barbotto (507m altitude) and Monte Pugliano (791m altitude). The Monte Pugliano climb is the highest point on the course and its 10km climb at 5% average gradient means it is within reach for cyclists of all levels. From this vantage point it is all now downhill as we ride 40km back to the coast where the Giro Stage 11 finish will be contested in Rimini.

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Barbotto & Monte Pugliano

Ride: 100km cycling

Accommodation: Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

DAY SIX – Thur 21 May 2020
Giro d'Italia - Stage 12 (Nove Colli)


Stage 12 of the 2020 Giro rides the full course of the Nove Colli Gran Fondo (205km & 3840m of elevation gain). The Nove Colli is Italy’s oldest gran fondo event and in short stands for ‘Nine Climbs’. We will ride two or three climbs today before intersecting the middle section of the race near the Pieve di Rivoschio climb. Watching the breakaway and peloton pass over a mid-mountain summit will provide great access and photo opportunities. Today is also a tribute to Marco Pantani who grew up and trained in the Cesenatico region so it is going to be a very special day for the locals. As the race moves on we will descend back towards the finish line in Cesenatico with the aim of also seeing the sprint finish!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Pieve di Rivaschio

Ride: 100km cycling

Accommodation: Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

DAY SEVEN – Fri 22 May 2020
Treviso, Veneto

Today we take a detour from the Giro race as we move north into Veneto region and in striking distance for tomorrow’s compelling Stage 14 individual time trial in Valdobbiadene. After six strong days on the bike it will time for the guides to assess the condition of the group before selecting the number of km on offer today. The local countryside and small hills between Montebelluno and the river Rio Piave though will provide a beautiful afternoon ride.

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Treviso

Ride: Min. 60km cycling

Accommodation: Veneto (Italy)

DAY EIGHT – Sat 23 May 2020
Giro Stage 14 - Valdobbiadene

The Individual Time Trial between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene offers an exciting 34km stage that will set-up the final week of the 2020 Giro d’Italia. Following Stage 14 the race will have been whittled down to a short list of real contenders for the Maglia Rosa. The Prosecco Wine Roads will be a spectacular backdrop for one of the most picturesque stages of the 2020 Giro! To add some additional wow factor we will also scale the Passo San Boldo climb. The road near the summit includes a series of five switchback tunnels carved into the rock. Tonight will be a celebration of many great individual cycling accomplishments, friendships formed and Giro d’Italia appreciation! There is only one way to mark the occasion in true style and that is with a celebratory Spritz! 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Passo San Boldo

Ride: 80km cycling

Accommodation: Veneto (Italy)

DAY NINE – Sun 24 May 2020
Tour Farewell

Following breakfast we will be available to transfer you 30min to Marco Polo International Airport (Venice/ arrival by 9:00am) or Piazzale Roma (Venice / arrival by 9:30am) which is the closest point our vans can drop off guests who are continuing their own travels on Venice Island. We hope you enjoyed the 2020 Giro d’Italia and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

Meals: Breakfast included

2020 GIRO CYCLING TOUR

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2020 GIRO D'ITALIA CYCLING TOUR

Sierra Sports & Tours is looking forward to showcasing 3 big stages of the 2020 Giro d'Italia. When searching for the best Giro action our aim is to select what are truly emblematic and race defining stages!

Stage 12 follows the roads made famous by the Nove Colli Gran Fondo which in 2020 is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Fantastic mountain climbs that are all close to the popular Rimini coastline will make for perfect cycling conditions. Cycling the big passes in the alps can be ‘tricky’ during the Italian spring so this option gives those who love to climb the chance to do so in comfort. For the time trial specialists in our group we have also earmarked the Stage 14 ITT along the Prosecco wine roads. This stage will be sure to shake up the race leader board and you will be captivated by the magnificent vineyard scenery!

By joining us you will experience an authentic Italian travel experience with the first three nights also in the heart of Tuscany. Cycling the Chianti wine region will be a great way to get your 2020 Giro d’Italia cycling tour kick started!

Dates: 16-05-2020 to 24-05-2020

Tour price: 3350 € per person (twin share)

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Tour Trailer


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Testimonials

  • Peter(Griffith, New South Wales), 2014
    When you have 16 crazy cyclist´s from Australia who want to cycle Europe, Who do you call? Paul from Sierra Sports. Great Giro schedule with no downtime, amazing cycling captured memories which will never be forgotten, incredibly well balanced with fantastic wine, food and companionship. An experience that has us returning for more!
  • Leigh(Melbourne), 2014
    The Giro itself was a highlight far more than I expected. It was great seeing the riders up close and the amount of access at the track and on the road I found amazing. The group was a lot of fun, the tour was a great experience. The riding, the tour guides, the Giro I can’t wait to come back.
  • Jos & Judy(Melbourne), 2013
    Hi Paul, We would like to thank you and Andrea for a wonderful Giro d´Italia. Judy and I couldn´t have faulted your attention to detail. We were made to feel very welcome and treated to some amazing experiences. Every day is etched into our minds.