Giro d'Italia 2019
28th May: Stage 16 Lovere - Ponte Di Legno (226km)
After the final rest day, the Giro d'Italia will ride from Lovere to
Ponte di Legno.
This queen stage will be 226 kilometers with 5,700m of climbing.
It runs over the Presolana, the Croce di Salven, the Gavia Pass, and the
Passo del Mortirolo from the hardest side of Mazzo di Valtellina.
After breakfast we shall travel to the village of Mazzo di Valtellina base
of the Passo del Mortirolo.
After we have see the stage we shall travel to the town of Tirano where
we shall spend 2
nights half-board at the 3* Hotel Bernina.
26th May: Stage 15 Ivrea - Como (237km)

After traveling across the northern Po Plain, the route goes back onto
the recent “historical” course of the Giro di Lombardia in Asso.
Today's stage is 237 km, the longest Giro stage this year and takes in
climbs up Ghisallo, Colma di Sormano, Civiglio and San Fermo, and with
the descent of the Civiglio likely to be as important as the climb itself.

This is a tough stage, which may be even suited to Classics specialists.
After a relaxing breakfast we shall travel to Como to see today's finish.
Longest stage of this years Giro d'Italia.
25th May: Stage 14 Saint-Vincent - Courmayeur (131km)
After an early breakfast we shall travel to see stage start in
Saint-Vincent.
Saint Vincent to Courmayeur is short at 131km but features five KOMs
and a total elevation of 4,000m  and a final kick to the summit finish
of Courmayeur on the shoulders of Mont Blanc.
It could be the hardest stage of the 2019 Giro d'Italia with early
gradients in the double digits on the Colle San Carlo likely to inspire
attacks.
After we have seen the start we shall travel to the beautiful
town of Griante which is located on lake Como where we shall
spend 3 nights half-board at the excellent 3* Hotel Britannia Excelsior.
we shall spend 2 nights half-board at the 3* Hotel Bernina Excelsior.   

Giro d'Italia 2019

24th May: Arrival Day
Fly into Milan Malpensa where we shall spend 1 night at the 4* First Hotel Malpensa on a bed & buffet
breakfast basis.
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Giro in the Dolomites
Stage Profile
Stage Route
Stage Profile
Peloton along side Lake Como
Stage Route
3* Hotel Bernina
3* Hotel Bernina
3* Hotel Bernina
Stage Profile
Stage Route
3* Hotel Bernina Excelsio
3* Hotel Bernina Excelsio
3* Hotel Bernina Excelsio
Peloton alons side lake Como
Giro 2019 Map
The 102nd edition of the Giro d’Italia will start from Bologna on 11 May and
finish in Verona on 2 June.
With 3,518.5 km over 21 stages with a
massive 46,500 meters of total elevation,
this edition is one of the hardest courses in
recent years.

The race will consist of:
3 Individual Time Trials,
6 Flat stages (
which will be suitable for the sprinters),
7 Hilly stages stages,
5 Mountain stages,
2 Rest days,
There will be a total of seven summit finishes.


The final battles will be fought in the final week
where we will be to see all the action.
Apart from one long sprinters’ day on stage 18,
the final week is packed with mountain stages.
Stages 17, 19, and 20 will have summit finishes.

The final stage will be an individual time trial
around Verona which was the setting for
Romeo & Juliet, with a 15.6km time trial.

While our itinerary enables you the opportunity to
see 8 stages of the Giro it also offers plenty of options for doing you own cycle touring around the beautiful lake Garda.
Giro in the Dolomites
27th May: Rest Day 
As the Giro d'Italia spends it second rest day, and due to logistic reasons it ours drivers first rest day.
Bike riders will have various ride options today and you may come across some teams out on a ride.
For the non cyclist spend the day relaxing around the Hotel's swimming
pool or visit the centre of Griante is located a short 10 minutes walk away or take a boat trip on the
lake, the pier of Cadenabbia is only 50meters from the Hotel.
29th May: Stage 17 Commezzadura - Anterselva/Antholz (180km)
The final stages stay in the mountains of northern Italy with stage 17
crossing the Val di Sole apple orchards to Anterselva/Antholz.
After the start, the route descends slightly along the Val di Sole, up to
Passo della Mendola (Mendel Pass). The course drops down into Bolzano,
climbs up the Eisack Valley, rolls past Bressanone and then reaches the
Puster Valley. The stage course takes in climbs up Natz and Terenten,
before the long, closing ascent leading to Antholz (Biathlon stadium).
After breakfast we shall travel to see the start in Commezzadura.
For those with bikes can ride back to the hotel from after seeing the start.
30th May: Stage 18 Valdaora/Olang – Santa Maria di Sala (220km)
As today's stage route runs flat or downhill through Cortina d'Ampezzo, Longarone, Alpago, Vittorio Veneto, Conegliano and Noale, all the way to the final sprint in Santa Maria di Sala, maybe a day for the sprintesr if any are left after the last few days in the mountains.

After breakfast we shall transfer from Tirano to Tonadico where we shall spend the next 3 nights on Half-board at the excellent 4* Hotel Brunet - The Dolomites Resort, which is an ideal location for accessing the 3 stages of the 2019 Giro d'Italia.

Peloton lines up
Stage Profile
Stage Route
31st May: Stage 19 Treviso – San Martino di Castrozza (151km)
A reasonably short stage with a summit finish. The profile is undulating
(but not too harsh) in the first part, as the route takes in climbs up
Montello and Passo San Boldo, before the final ascent. The summit finish
has a mild gradient, favouring
rouleurs-climbers. Our location in town of Tonadico is ideal for accessing
today's stage.
After a relaxing breakfast the cyclist can ride up the final climb to
San Matino di Casdtrozza and see the stage for the non cyclist can see
the stage as it passes through the town of Tonadico.

4* Hotel Brunet
4* Hotel Brunet
4* Hotel Brunet
Stage Profile
Stage Route
Sam Bennet
Sam Bennett
Taking his 1st Grand Tour Win
Stage Profile
Stage Route
1st June: Stage 20 Feltre – Croce d’Aune–Monte Avena (193km)
A queen stage across the Dolomites, with over 5,000 m elevation gain.
The route takes in climbs up Cima Campo, Passo Manghen and
Passo Rolle, and a closing climb up Croce d'Aune-Monte Avena.
The last summit finish of this years Giro's features a 15km climb, with
gradients exceeding 10-12% and a maximum of 16%.
It was on this climb in 1927, Tullio Campagnolo realized the need to
change gears easily and began planning designs for the eventual rear
derailleur that would revolutionize cycling.
After a relaxing breakfast the cyclist can ride along the stage route to
the final climb of Croce d'Aune to see the stage, for the non cyclist can
see the stage as it passes through the town of Tonadico.

Tullio Campagnolo
Tullio Campagnolo
on Croce d'Aune
Stage Profile
Stage Route
2nd June: Stage 21 Verona – Verona (individual time trial, 15.6km)
The closing time trial on the Torricelle circuit. After the first part on wide
and straight avenues, the route takes in the Torricelle climb
(4.5 km with a 5% gradient). The route then descends for 4 km along
wide roads, all the way to Piazza Bra and the Arena of Verona.
After an early breakfast we shall travel to Verona which was the setting
for Romeo & Juliet. Here we see the final stage of this year's Giro, an
individual TT. After we have seeing the finish we shall travel the short
distance to our hotel on the side of Lake Garda where we shall spend
4 nights on half-board at the at the excellent 3* Hotel Adria & Resort.
Stage Profile
Stage Route
Verona Arena
Arena of Verona
Roman amphitheatre
3* Hotel Adria & Resort
3* Hotel Adria & Resort
3* Hotel Adria & Resort
3rd June: Excursion to Venice
After breakfast spend a day relaxing around the Hotel's swimming
pool & gardens or take our excursion to Venice arriving around lunch
time, where you will have the afternoon exploring the many sights
or explore the waterways of Venice on a 30-minute gondola ride, and
see the sights of the city. Approx €30

Those with bikes can explore the many cycle routes around
lake Garda.


Venice Gondola
4th June: Excursion to Verona
After a relaxing breakfast spend a day relaxing around the Hotel's
swimming pool & gardens or take our excursion to Verona, where
you will have the opertunity of exploring the many sights.


Those with bikes can explore the many cycle routes around lake Garda.

Romeo and Juliet balcony
Peloton lines up
Passo del Mortirolo
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Stage 16 Lovere - Ponte Di Legno
5th June: Excursion round lake Garda
After a relaxing breakfast spend a day relaxing around the Hotel's
swimming pool & gardens or take our excursion trip around
lake Garda.


Those with bikes can explore the many cycle routes around lake Garda.
Lake Garda
6th June: Travel to Milan
After breakfast we shall travel to Milan where we shall spend 1 night at the 4* First Hotel Malpensa on a bed & buffet breakfast basis.


On arrival you will be able to re-pack your bike into your bike bag / bike case ready for your departure home.

7th June: Departure Day
After breakfast take advantage of the free airport shuttle service the hotel provides, for your designated flight home.
Included in your travel package are:
Return airport transfers
14 nights bed and buffet breakfast accommodation
12 evening meals
Air conditioned transport throughout
Special bike trailer for safe keeping and transport of your bike
Bike storage at each hotel
Breakfast and evening meal each day at your hotel
(breakfasts only in Milan)
Coloured maps with highlighted ride routes
GPS routes
Services of guide
A comprehensive itinerary

Not included:
Your journey to Italy.
Any meals and drinks not noted above
Any extras at your accommodation
Venice Gondola
Romeo and Juliet balcony
Lake Garda
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We will be using 2 Air conditioned mini Busses' which will enable us to travel around the small
mountain roads avoiding long transfers, also been able to give better back up for the cyclist.