GIRO D’ITALIA 2019 14 days



STAGE 12 CUNEO-PINEROLO STAGE 13 PINEROLO-CERESOLE REALE STAGE 14 ST. VINCENT-COURMAYEUR



Start location
MILAN AIRPORT
End location
MILAN AIRPORT
Duration
14 DAYS 13 NIGHTS
Period
MAY

Trip itinerary

DAY 1

Benvenuto in Italia!

Our staff will meet you at Milan Malpensa Airport and will transfer you to your hotel.

After checking in  we will stop at Cicli Mattio shop for a bike set-up and a warm-up ride to allow each cyclist to get acquainted with the road

Dinner in hotel.

DAY TOUR

Piasco -Costigliole Saluzzo -Villafalletto – Busca – La Colletta – Piasco

 
DAY 2

OM DAY

Today we will ride the 3 climbs that give the name to our OM bikes!   Eremo – Brondello – Lemma

Dinner in a local restaurant.

DAY TOUR

Costigliole Saluzzo – Lemma – Brondello – Eremo – Piasco

 
DAY 3

Langhe Tour

Today we have planned a trip (easy ride) in a beautiful hilly area, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural landscape, outstanding living testimony of wine growing and winemaking traditions.

Famous for its wine, cheese and particularly for Alba’s  white truffle auction market. Driving and cycling through the stunning countryside with breathtaking views,  we will visit a vinyard/vinery and will taste  some incredible wines.

Dinner in a typical restaurant of the Langhe.

DAY TOUR

La Morra – Barolo – Monforte – Serralunga – Diano d’Alba – Alba

 
DAY 4

From Vicoforte to the seaside

The Santuario of Vicoforte is a monumental church   known for having the largest elliptical cupola in the world.

We will ride to Finale Ligure located on the Italian 

Riviera crossing a gentle climb called Colle del Melogno.

DAY TOUR

Vicoforte Mondovì – Colle Del Melogno – Finale Ligure

 
DAY 5

The “Riviera di Ponente”: a journey through Medieval times.

After breakfast we will get ready to leave Sanremo for the day tour of the Apricale and Perinaldo climbs cycling through spectacular sceneries of hills and sea.

DAY TOUR

Sanremo – Bordighera – Ventimiglia – Camporosso – Dolceacqua – Isolabona – Apricale – Perinaldo – San Romolo – Ospedaletti – Sanremo

 
DAY 6

Sanremo -Menton - Col de Vescavo - Sospel - Castillon - Menton - Sanremo

After breakfast we will get ready to leave Sanremo for the day tour of the Col de Vescavo and Col de Castillion climbs, cycling through spectacular sceneries of hills and sea.

DAY TOUR

Col de Vescavo – Col de Castillon

 
DAY 7

Menton - Col de Castillon - Col de Braus - L’Escarens - Peille - La Turbie - Menton

DAY TOUR

Col de Castillon – Col de Brauss – La Turbie

 
DAY 8

The glamour of the Principality of Monaco.

From San Remo we will descend to MonteCarlo by cycling the challenging Col de Madone with breathtaking scenery of Alps and seaside.

DAY TOUR

Sanremo – Montecarlo- Col de Madone

 
DAY 9

The Riviera of Flowers.

After breakfast we will get ready to leave San Remo for the day tour of the Pantasina. as well as  the amazing climbs of Cipressa and Poggio.

DAY TOUR

Sanremo-Imperia-Salita Pantasina-Imperia-Dolcedo-Bellissimi-Discesa sul Civezza-Costa Rainera-Cipressa-Poggio-Sanremo

 
DAY 10

Transfer to Saluzzo

Time to relax and enjoy the Ligurian Riviera and/or Saluzzo.

 

 
DAY 11

Stage 12 Cuneo - Pinerolo

This short yet demanding stage takes a double pass over the steep Via dei Principi di Acaja (with peaks topping out at 20%) and clears the first summit of the 2019 Giro in Montoso (1st category). The course first follows the mild undulations of the Pre-Alps around Saluzzo. After reaching Pinerolo, the route takes a first pass over the wall, tackles the Montoso climb and goes back to Pinerolo to clear the wall for the second time, 3 km before the finish

 
DAY 12

Stage 13 Pinerolo - Ceresole Reale

This high mountain stage features 3 harsh summits: Colle del Lys first (along the Val Susa side), then the Pian del Lupo (Santa Elisabetta) climb just above Cuorgné/Castellamonte, and the final Colle del Nivolet climb, leading all the way to Lago Serrù. The route takes the renewed “old road”, with steep gradients topping out at 14/15%.

 
DAY 13

Stage 14 St. Vincent - Courmayeur

This is a very short stage (131 km) featuring 5 summits and a remarkable elevation gain (4,000 m) compared to the route length. The course takes in climbs up Verrayes, Verrogne, Truc d’Arbe (Combes) and Colle San Carlo, before the summit finish in Courmayeur. The ascents are long, steep and unrelenting, except for maybe when the route cuts across Aosta. The stage, therefore, is very intense and demanding.

 
DAY 14

…Time to say goodbye…

Our Giro D’Italia Tour

has come to an end.

We hope to have you back again for some new adventurous cycling tours.

Today we will drop you off at Milano Malpensa Airport.

Have a safe return home!

 

What's Included

Included

  • 14 days fully guided tour
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Full board with picnic lunches
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Luggage transfers
  • Service and coaching of our expert guides
  • Support vehicle with water supply and energy bars
  • Vinery visit in the Langhe area with selection of wine and food tasting

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
  • Bike rental (€ 350)
  • Photographer