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Giro d'Italia | The Grand Depart



Cheer on the riders as they commence the 102nd Giro d’Italia Grand Depart from the historical city of Bologna. Our fabulous weekend package includes great riding, VIP hospitality and the warmest of Italian welcomes.


Welcome to Italy. You will be met by one of our friendly team at the arranged meeting point and transferred to our hotel situated in the north of the city. On arrival you will have time to unpack before meeting other clients. Our mechanics will be on hand to assist you with your bikes and ensure smooth cycling.

This afternoons ride takes in some glorious country roads as we head away from the city and in to the rolling terrain of Emilia Romagna. This area is famous for its rich terrain, spectacular churches, and it is also home to luxury car manufacturers Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini. We will return to Bologna with plenty of time to view the team presentations.

This evenings meal will be served in the hotel restaurant. An opportunity to enjoy fine hospitality and food prepared and sourced locally.

Tappe: N/A

Stage View: Team Presentation

Food: Dinner

Sleep: Bologna


After a sumptuous breakfast today, you will sample real Giro fever. We have arranged a ride that will be part of a first-time trial. The short climb in the city centre will prove to challenge for the pro riders as well as our clients!

On arrival back at the hotel, you will have time to shower and change before we take the short transfer to the stage finish. You will be issued with a VIP pass that allows you to have access to the finish line hospitality. A rare opportunity to get up close and personal with pro riders as well as enjoying a glass of Prosecco!

This evening you will be free to explore Bologna with new friends made on the trip or maybe you prefer to enjoy a romantic meal with loved ones.

Tappe: Bologna – Bologna

Stage View: VIP Hospitality Stage Finish

Food: Breakfast & VIP Hospitality

Sleep: Bologna

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— Giro d'Italia


This morning after a late breakfast, we will once again be on the bikes as we head to the stage start of today’s stage. A last opportunity to get autographs and chat to your favourite riders. As the pro riders depart we will once again take a beautiful ride through the outskirts of the walled city.

A special treat will be stopping for lunch at a local farm. It doesn’t get more Italian than this. Great wine, salami and cheese in the most spectacular setting. We will arrive back to the hotel in time to watch today’s stage finish on the TV.

This evening dinner will be served once again in the hotel restaurant.

Tappe: Bologna - Fuecechio

Stage View: Stage Start

Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Sleep: Bologna


All good things must come to an end and after breakfast we will transfer you to your next destination so that you can make your way home.

Tappe: Cuneo – Pinerolo

Stage View: None

Food: Dinner

Sleep: Bologna


  • Private Airport Transfers To and From Hotel

  • 3 Nights at 3* Accommodation

  • 3 Breakfasts

  • 2 Evening Meals

  • Welcome Pack

  • Rides with Danielle Ratto (Ex-Pro Grand Tour Stage Winner)

  • VIP Hospitality Stage 1.

  • Expert Support Team

  • Support Vehicle

  • Italy Bike Tour Kit Bundle (Jersey, Shorts & Socks)


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