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Pro Race Tour Italy

Pageantry. Drama. A historically brutal course. Italy’s biggest Grand Tour is also one of the best.

With over 31,000 feet of climbing, performance is the feature of this year’s Giro d’Italia. This race is one for the climbers, and with a docket containing some of the finest, strongest legs in history, and you’ll want a front row seat to the battle for the Maglia Rosa. There's a reason why Italy is cycling's birthplace. There's something different here, from a culture practically born and raised on two wheels, to a terrain purpose-built for cyclists who love steep climbs, sweeping views, and incredible roads. We’ll taste it all, as you tackle the most famous climbs of Dolomites and some of the world’s most breathtaking roads. Feel the passion of fans cheering as you climb the iconic Mortirolo and Passo Pordoi just hours before pros battle on the same roads in pursuit of the honored pink jersey. And you’ll do it with Trek Travel's signature support VIP access, bringing you to the center of this Grand Tour. With first-class guides, warm Italian hospitality, exquisite cuisine, and charming family-owned chalets, and a route that includes the giants of cycling lore, you’re invited to join us and discover why the Giro is often referred to as the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place!
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VIP access to ride the Passo Pordoi just hours before the pros on Stage 20
Climb the legendary Mortirolo just hours before the pros and watch the race pass by from the top
Visit the Stage Start in Ponte di Legno then follow the racers up Passo di Tonale to Coredo
Climb past the magnificent Lago di Carezza on your welcome to the Dolomites
Summit the Marmolada and Passo di Pelligrino the day before the pros
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I had a fantastic trip. Exceeded my expectations. I thought this would be a once in a lifetime thing and now I'm sure I will do it again. The race viewing perks of having hotel rooms for changing to street clothes, food, and warm, dry viewing areas were a 6 on a 5 point scale. That alone is a giant differentiator. The bike was fantastic. And the guides had it absolutely nailed-I didn't have to tweak a single thing all week.
-Andy, Trek Travel Guest

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Molto bello! The bellissimo world of Italy welcomes you, as the palpable race anticipation is everywhere. Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Bergamo Train Station (Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi, 7) at 10:30 AM on the first day of the trip. Your Giro d’Italia adventure begins with a scenic 80-minute shuttle to the mountainous slopes of San Faustino, located in the Lombardy region of the Italian Alps. You’ll arrive at your picturesque agriturismo perched among the mountainside wildflowers, offering the best products the region has to offer. After a hearty lunch of local delicacies, your guides will do a thorough fitting to your Trek Domane bike before you take to the open road to shake off the travel and test your legs on the first climbs in the Italian Alps. Tonight your guides will host a rousing round of introductions for you and your travel companions over cocktails and a savory welcome feast. Trade insights and updates on the race action so far before turning in to rest up for tomorrow’s first full day of alpine riding.

Today's Ride:

San Faustino to Ponte di Legno
Approximately 28 mi | 45 km and 3,950 ft | 1204 m

Today's Giro Stage:

Rest Day

Hotel:

Hotel Blu Acquaseria

Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This is why you came here, isn’t it? Get ready for an adrenaline-packed day at the Giro d’Italia. This morning we set off to tackle one of the toughest climbs in the world before watching the pros battle it out to the top. Passo Mortirolo is world-famous as one of Europe’s toughest climbs, striking fear in the hearts of pros and amateurs alike. Only recently introduced in 1988 as an alternative to the often snow-covered Passo di Gavia, this is where Marco Pantani exploded onto the scene, putting over two minutes into his competition in 1994. It’s a narrow, winding road, weaving its way through the forest with glimpses of the majestic valley below, averaging 8% over 12km, and making for a serious challenge with an even sweeter reward at the top. You’ll have the chance to test yourself then take your spot at the top to watch to pros wind their way up the road you just climbed. Once the peloton passes, you’ll enjoy an invigorating descent and pedal back to our hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure tonight at one of Ponte di Legno’s many delicious bistros and have a relaxed evening in anticipation of the big start tomorrow!

Today's Ride:

Ponte di Legno to Passo Mortirolo Return
Approximately 35 mi | 56 km and 4,900 ft | 1494 m

Today's Race Access:

Stage 16 race viewing on top of Passo Mortirolo
Approximately 18 mi | 29 km and 3,300 ft | 1006 m

Today's Giro Stage:

Stage 16: Salò to Aprica

Hotel:

Hotel Blu Acquaseria

Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

It’s your chance to get up close and personal this morning as the race departs from our front door in Ponte di Legno. Explore the start village of Stage 17 and see if you can snag an autograph or two before the pros set out on yet another grueling stage. Once the race departs, we’ll bid farewell to Ponte di Legno and follow the peloton along the official race course as we ride up the Passo del Tonale heading for the Province of Trentino and toward the majestic Dolomites. First featured in 1984’s Giro as an alternative to the Stelvio, this climb is all alpine adventure, finishing at a world-class ski resort with tremendous views. After a solid 10km warm up you’ll enjoy a cruise down the other side as you wind your way along the icy blue waters of the Torrente Noce River. Enjoy sweeping mountain vistas as you pass through scenic villages and by historical landmarks as we follow the peloton making our way to the magnificent Lago di Santa Giustina and our home for the evening, Coredo. If you’re looking for extra challenge, take on the avid option and explore the undiscovered roads around our hotel, climbing through castles and vineyards flanked by snow-capped peaks, or opt to head straight to our hotel and enjoy a relaxing massage. Our home for the evening is the exquisite Miraval Hotel located in the scenic hilltop village of Coredo, where we’ll enjoy dinner together tonight.

Today's Ride:

Ponte di Legno to Appiano via Passo Tonale
Approximately 41 mi | 66 km and 4,150 ft | 1265 m

Today's Race Access:

Take in the action at the Stage 17 Stage Start from Ponte di Legno and follow the riders on the official race course

Today's Giro Stage:

Stage 17: Ponte Di Legno to Lavarone

Hotel:

Miraval Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning we will transfer east and into the famous Dolomites. Our ride will take us up and up as we ride to Bletterbach Geopark, a World UNESCO Heritage Site and home to the Grand Canyon of Italy, known for its vast, sweeping fossil-filled Dolomite rock. This is the only canyon in the South Tyrol region and a frozen moment in time from thousands of years ago. Then, it’s on to Convento di Pietralba, a legendary spiritual destination for pilgrimages across the South Tyrol region with a Baroque basilica and towering cathedral. We’ll stop for traditional Italian pizza at a local favorite pizzeria, and then set off again, passing the magnificently photogenic Lake Carezza, mirroring the mountains above. Finally, we’ll reach the charming town of Canazei, our home for next three nights. Tonight, relax in the hotel’s wellness center and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many delicious local restaurants.

Today's Ride:

Bletterbach (Bolzano) to Canazei
Approximately 37 mi | 60 km and 6,700 ft | 2042 m

Today's Giro Stage:

Stage 18: Borgo Valsugana to Treviso

Hotel:

Hotel Cristallo

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today we ride Canazei to Passo Fedaia, sitting under the banner of the highest peak in the region, in anticipation of the pros finishing there tomorrow. The Fedaia has been featured several times in the Giro and has a high-alpine feel, with cable cars and a view of one of Europe’s most beautiful canyons. Soak in the scenery at glacier-fed Lago di Fedaia, a crystal-blue human-made lake well-known for its beauty. From here we move down the valley for our next attack on the Passo di San Pelligrino. Another popular Giro climb, San Pelligrino is known for its beauty and spirituality, reflecting a rich tradition of historical pilgrimages and churches. Cruise down to Moena before finishing the loop up to Canazei or opt for a shuttle back saving your legs. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a relaxing dinner back at the hotel and get well-rested before tomorrow’s big events.

Today's Ride:

Canazei to Passo Fedaia to Passo San Pelligrino Loop
Approximately 53 mi | 80 km and 8,070 ft | 2460 m

Short Option:

Canazei to Passo Fedaia to Passo San Pelligrino with Shuttle
Approximately 43 mi | 69 km and 6,800 ft | 2073 m

Today's Giro Stage:

Stage 19: Marano Lagunare to Santuario Di Castelmonte

Hotel:

Hotel Cristallo

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

It’s time to put our legs to the test on the Queen Stage of our trip in the Dolomites, which some of the most well-known passes of this region like Pordoi, Valparola, Gardena and Sella. These four climbs make up the famous and scenic Sella Ronda route, a popular cycling, skiing, and driving route and the site of some of cycling’s most famous rides with your favorite names like Fausto Coppi and Ernesto Campagnolo. Today we'll ride along the parcours past cheering crowds as we ascend to the heavens. Along the way, your guides will find the best spot for you to stop and cheer on the peloton as it flies by. You’ll get a first-hand view of the greatest riders in the world battle it out, and feel the thunder as the peloton and its support staff follows suit. You’re sure to feel a sense of accomplishment along with a soft spot for these pro riders now that you understand the magnitude of their abilities. Tonight, we’ll gather one last time to toast another stellar ride and the ultimate Giro d'Italia experience!

Today's Ride:

Canazei to Sella Ronda Loop with Passo Pordoi Viewing
Approximately 59 mi | 95 km and 9,250 ft | 2819 m

Today's Race Access

Ride on the Stage 20 Official Race Course and Mountaintop viewing

Today's Giro Stage

Stage 20: Belluno to Marmolada

Hotel:

Hotel Cristallo

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning offers a chance to sleep in or take a final stroll through the town of Canazei. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast with a cappuccino in traditional Italian style while taking in the views before you bid this charming town a farewell ciao! You’ll say goodbye to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Cristallo and then shuttle one hour to the Bolzano Train Station, arriving at approximately 11:30 AM. Trains run from here to Milan every hour, where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible delays.

Today's Giro Stage

Stage 21: Individual Time Trial in Verona

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hotel Blu Acquaseria

Ponte di Legno, Italy

Explorer Accommodation | Well located near the castle of Ponte di Legno and just a few steps from the charming town center, this modern property features a typical mountain style and panoramic views. Rooms feature natural materials, blending traditional architecture and modern creativity. Savor local alpine specialties in its exclusive restaurant. After a long day in the mountains, relax by the fireplace lounge, or enjoy the fitness & wellness centre complete with hot tub, Turkish bath, sensory shower, and sauna.
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Miraval Hotel

Coredo, Italy

Explorer Accommodation | This hilltop hotel boasts stunning views of the Non Valley and snow-capped Dolomites and is placed perfectly to explore Coredo's nearby sights including natural parks and castles. The on-site restaurant, comfortable rooms with private balconies, and friendly staff make this an ideal location to start and finish the ride and, along with the wellness center, the whole experience has been curated to create a relaxing atmosphere.
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Hotel Cristallo

Canazei, Italy

Explorer Accommodation | The Hotel Cristallo is situated in the center of Canazei and in the heart of the Dolomites. The rooms feature a beautiful view of the mountains of the Val di Fassa, from where you can witness the enrosadira, that magical moment at sunrise and sunset when the mountains shift from pinks to violet. You will encounter warmth and genuine hospitality, clean and spacious rooms, a pampering wellness center with a swimming pool, and truly authentic cuisine with local flavors.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ LT

The Domane+ LT combines the best of the race-built Domane endurance bike with a slight pedal-assist perfect for climbing the toughest hills. This bike primarily functions as a road bike, but on tough hills or in strong headwinds, you can get an extra boost by using the electric assist feature. Upgrade to the Domane+ LT on this trip for $500. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Six nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Three social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized digital photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • A flat pack containing a spare tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $350-$420 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
78 kilometers / 49 miles
TOTAL MILES:
468 kilometers / 291 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,757 meters / 5,765 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
7,498 meters / 24,600 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is challenging, with steep climbs, stunning views, followed by long descents. See the itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options. Our Pro Race Tour Italy in the Italian Alps is best suited for our Type 4 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 3 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination. As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866.464.8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:
  • Tuscany Wine Country
  • Puglia
  • Costa Brava

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Avid Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Milano Malpensa (MXP)
MEETING TIME:
10:30 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Bergamo Centrale Train Station, Bergamo, Italy

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Milano Malpensa (MXP)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:45 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Bolzano Train Station, Bolzano, Italy

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your tour, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP) and take the train to Bergamo Centrale Station or fly into the regional Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY). Direct trains run from Milano Centrale Station to Bergamo Centrale Station once an hour with the ride lasting 50 minutes. Italian train schedules can be found on www.TrenItalia.com.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Bergamo Train Station (Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi, 7, 24122 Bergamo) at 10:30 AM on the first day of the tour. Once all of the guests have arrived, your guides will shuttle you approximately 80 minutes to San Faustino to get set up on your bike, have lunch, and start your first ride.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hotel Blu Acquaseria (+39 0364 015100), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. It is possible to take a taxi from Bergamo to Ponte di Legno for approximately 180 euros.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Cristallo. You will then shuttle 70 minutes to the Bolzano Train station and arrive at approximately 11:30 AM. Trains run from here to Milan every hour, where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. Please don't book any trains before 11:45. For further information please see www.TrenItalia.com.

For all guests returning to the United States, COVID-19 testing can be booked at the end of the trip at a convenient location that allows for proper timing to receive results. Your guides can provide more information on the first day, should you require a test during your trip with us. See our Travel to Europe page for updated information on the latest US re-entry requirements.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Weather in the mountains of Italy in May is always unpredictable. Be prepared for any kind of weather, including snow and icy conditions. Temperatures range from 30 to 70 degrees, and we recommend to pack your warmers, winter and spring gloves, rain jacket, wind breaker, and booties. Being prepared for the weather can make a challenging ride much more enjoyable! Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Milan, Italy

A lot can be said and written about Milan, the second largest city in Italy and the heart of the financial hub of the country. A town of ancient origins, founded by the Celts and conquered by the Romans, it saw its splendor increase during the Renaissance when the Visconti family and then the Sforza ruled the city. During this period, the magnificent gothic Duomo was built, and artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante came to work in the city, leaving great masterpieces like the “Cenacolo di Leonardo.” During the Austrian Imperial dynasty of the Hapsburgs, the world-renowned Scala Theater was created and instantly became the fulcrum of the artistic life of the town. Milan is also an international capital of fashion and design, with a very lively cultural scene. Major theaters and the hundreds of art galleries and events cause visitors to think that Milan never sleeps. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre- and post-trip hotel:

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Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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