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Pro Race Tour Italy

Climb Passo Giau, experience mountaintop viewings, and enjoy VIP access at the most exciting stages of Italy's Grand Tour

The Giro d'Italia is one of the most exciting Pro Races and this year has been designed for high suspense until its last mountaintop finish. The hardest stages come as the race enters its final week and give confirmation that the Giro is “the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place!” With Trek Travel, you'll tackle some of the most famous climbs of Dolomites and ride on some of the world’s most breathtaking roads. Feel the passion of fans cheering as you climb Monte Bondone and the iconic Tre Cime di Lavadero just hours before pros battle on the same roads in pursuit of the honored pink jersey. You will have Trek Travel's signature support, bringing you to the center of this Grand Tour. With first-class guides, warm Italian hospitality and exquisite cuisine, and a route that includes the giants of cycling lore, you’re invited to join us on a Pro Race trip of a lifetime! Book your trip with confidence » Our Giro d'Italia race trip has been covered in the Washington Post. Read the Coverage»
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Stay on charming Lake Garda and climb Monte Bondone just hours before the pros to watch the Stage 16 mountaintop finish
Ride on the official course and experience VIP access to witness the mountain finish of Stage 18 at Val di Zoldo
Climb to the foot of the symbol of the Dolomites, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and enjoy an exciting Trek Travel viewing right on the race course of Stage 19
Ride through the towering Dolomites in Italy, tackling the Giro's famous climbs of Passo Valparola, Falzarego, and the Passo Tre Croci and summit the legendary giant of the Dolomites — Passo Giau
Enjoy a spa massage, included in your stay at a cosy alpine hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
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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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Benvenuti! The bellissimo world of Italy welcomes you, as the palpable race anticipation is everywhere. Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Verona Train Station at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Your adventure begins with a scenic one-hour shuttle to the mountainous slopes of Lake Garda and the village of Nago-Torbole. After a light lunch of local specialties, your guides will do a thorough fitting for your Trek Domane bike. You'll warm up your legs meandering along the lake, in the valleys on quiet roads, and through charming medieval villages. Tonight your guides will host a rousing round of introductions for you and your travel companions over cocktails. Savor a welcome feast on the hotel terrace overlooking the picturesque Lake Garda, as you trade insights and updates on the race action before turning in to rest for tomorrow's first full day of riding.

Today's Ride:

Torbole to Lago di Tenno
Approximately 20 mi | 30 km and 1,900 ft | 560 m

Today's Giro Stage:

Rest Day

Hotel:

Gotì Hotel

Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today you’ll immediately jump into the race action as you’ll ride the race course with the peloton battling not far behind you. Your first climb is Passo di Santa Barbara which affords sweeping panoramic views of Lake Garda at its summit, followed by Passo di Bordala right after that. You will tackle the Monte Bondone from Aldeno, with changing slopes and some double-digit gradients. The route is sure to be lined with hundreds of cycling fans making your ride challenge a little sweeter. You’ll have the chance to test your mettle before taking your spot at the top to watch the pros wind their way up the road you just climbed. Once the peloton passes, you’ll have the option to enjoy an invigorating descent and loop back to the hotel on the avid option or you can decide to shuttle in the van. This evening is yours to explore the town and enjoy dinner of your choice before resting up for another big day on the bike.

Today's Ride:

Torbole to Passo Bondone via Aldeno with Shuttle
Approximately 40 mi | 60 km and 8,550 ft | 2,600 m

Today's Race Access:

Stage 16 Race Viewing on top of Monte Bondone

Today's Giro Stage:

Stage 16: Sabbio Chiese - Monte Bondone

Hotel:

Gotì Hotel

Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today, get ready for a day of fantastic vistas along with challenging cycling! A private morning shuttle will take you east, into the famous Dolomites and village of Alleghe. You'll begin the ride with a couple of miles of rollers to prepare your legs before tackling the famed Passo Giau! With its 6.2 mile (10 kilometer) ascent, set against stunning scenery, this pass is one of the epic climbs in the Dolomites stages and this will be its 10th appearance at the race course. Pros will be sweating on the same route in a couple of days but now it’s all yours to experience its distracting beauty and persistent steepness. Snap a picture on the summit, surrounded by magnificent towering peaks and enjoy the sweeping descent all the way to Cortina d’Ampezzo, your home for next few days. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a relaxing dinner back at the hotel and get well-rested before tomorrow’s exciting race events.

Today's Ride:

Alleghe to Cortina d’Ampezzo via Passo Giau
Approximately 27 mi | 43 km and 5,100 ft | 1,550 m

Today's Giro Stage:

Stage 17: Pergine Valsugana - Caorle

Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue Suite & Spa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today we will start easy while pedaling on The Dolomiti cycleway, formerly known as the Lunga Via delle Dolomiti cycleway, which follows the course of an old rail line. This amazing traffic-free route will bring us to today’s race course and its last two climbs, the Forcella Cibiana and the first-ever Giro visit to the Coi climb, that includes four kilometres at over 10% and sections reaching 19% just five kilometres from the finish. At the summit you will enjoy your VIP viewing and you’ll get a first-hand view of the greatest riders in the world battling it out. 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. After the pink jersey is claimed, you’ll board a private shuttle back to the hotel. Tonight recap the day’s epic live race action over a delicious dinner at our guides’ favorite local bistro.

Today's Ride:

Cortina d’Ampezzo to Val di Zoldo
Approximately 37 mi | 60 km and 5,500 ft | 1,650 m

Today's Race Access:

Enjoy VIP viewing at the mountaintop finish of the Stage 18

Today's Giro Stage:

Stage 18: Oderzo - Val di Zoldo

Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue Suite & Spa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today we’ll ride the last section of today’s giant stage. Your first climb is a scenic Passo Tre Croci. It goes with moderate slope through sparse mountain forest and meadows at the foot of the Cristallo massif. The higher you get, the better the views open up toward Passo Giau and Falzarego. Today’s last epic Giro mountaintop finish is at the foot of the fabled Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Ten years ago, Vincenzo Nibali took a solo win on the snowy peak when his pink jersey dramatically appeared out of the fog and snow to ensure his overall victory. From the top you will descend back to the stunning Lago di Misurina to your private Trek Travel viewing spot. With jutting dramatic peaks as your backdrop you’ll relax and refresh with a delicious Italian lunch and a fresh change of clothes as you wait for the pros. After today’s exciting race finish, either ride or shuttle back to Cortina to enjoy a leisurely evening and dinner of your choice.

Today's Ride:

Cortina d’Ampezzo to Tre Cime di Lavaredo with Shuttle
Approximately 20 mi | 30 km and 4,550 ft | 1,350 m

Today's Race Access:

Ride on the Stage 19 Official Race Course and Trek Travel viewing on the course

Today's Giro Stage:

Stage 19: Longarone - Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue Suite & Spa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today the Giro crowds will have moved to another region but we will stay for one more day to cover the famous climbs of yesterday’s big stage and take full advantage of this spectacular area. Climbing starts directly from Cortina towards Falzarego Pass which is steeped in cycling history; people still speak of the incredible battle on this climb between Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali in the Giro d’Italia back in 1946. The winding road that passes through the valley, with its typical wooden barns known as tabià and other characteristic dwellings, brings you to the foot of next climb — the renowned Campolongo Pass. Your final climb of the day is Valparola Pass, rising up from dense woodland into a rocky landscape framed by giant mountains. The road over the pass was built during World War I to help bring supplies to the front line. From here you only have a long and enjoyable descent to get you back to the hotel. This evening, meet up with your travel companions one last time for a farewell dinner and a toast to new friends, stellar riding, and the ultimate Giro ‘d Italia experience!

Today's Ride:

Falzarego Loop
Approximately 55 mi | 90 km and 8,050 ft | 2,450 m

Today's Giro Stage

Stage 20: Tarvisio - Monte Lussari

Hotel:

Hotel Bellevue Suite & Spa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning offers a chance to sleep in or take a final stroll through the town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast with a cappuccino in the 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 Bellevue Suite & Spa and then shuttle 90 minutes to the Belluno Train Station, arriving at approximately 11:30 AM. Trains run from here to Venice and Milan frequently. As you continue on to your next adventure, take with you the memories of an exciting week of cycling and experiencing the Giro d'Italia!

Today's Giro Stage

Stage 21: Roma - Roma

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Gotì Hotel

Torbole, Italy

Explorer Accommodation | The family-run Gotì Hotel offers all the comforts you need for your stay. It combines modern style with a warm and a cozy atmosphere. They provide a delicious breakfast at their onsite restaurant and there is a spacious terrace in the lounge bar for an evening drink. Set in stunning scenery, right in the center of Torbole and facing the mountains, it is also just few minutes walk to the lake but after a day on the bike, be sure to take advantage of their spa and wellness center, as well.
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Hotel Bellevue Suite & Spa

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Explorer Accommodation | The hotel is set in a chalet that dates back to 1894, a time when it was a favorite of celebrities. Ernest Hemmingway is said to have written his autobiographical short story “Out of Season” in 1923 in this hotel. It’s traditional Italian Alpine-style architecture and warm decoration provide a comfortable environment from which you can explore the town center, just a few minutes walk away. It has an excellent restaurant and a quality spa that will be the perfect pairing to a good day on the bike.

What's Included

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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, five lunches, and four dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc
  • 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 digital photo album 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)
  • 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 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.

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Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
33 kilometers / 55 miles
TOTAL MILES:
200 kilometers / 320 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,700 meters / 5,600 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
10,150 meters / 33,600 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 "Today's Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Verona Airport (VRN)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Verona Train Station (Verona Porta Nuova) | Verona Italy

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:30 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Belluno Train Station, Belluno, Italy

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start of your trip, 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 Verona Airport (VRN) and you can easily reach Verona Porta Nuova train station, in the center ofVerona, in 20-25 minutes by taxi or bus. A shuttle bus (AeroBus) departs every 20 minutes for six euros. For more information, consult https://www.aeroportoverona.it/en/transport/verona-airlink.html. Alternatively, you can fly into Marco Polo International Airport in Venice (VCE) and then take a 20-minute bus to the Venice-Mestre train station where there is hourly train service to Verona. Italian train schedules can be found on www.TrenItalia.com.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Verona Train Station (Verona Porta Nuova, Piazzale 25 Aprile, 6) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You’ll then shuttle one hour to the north shore of Lake Garda, to arrive in the quaint village of Torbole, your home for the next two nights.You’ll enjoy a taste of Italy with your new travel companions overlooking Lake Garda. After lunch, your guides will do a bike fitting to ensure a great ride on your Trek Domane and then head out on 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, Gotì Hotel (+39 0464 505259), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.It is possible to take a taxi from the Verona Train Station to your first hotel in Torbole for approximately 150 euros.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Bellevue Suite & Spa. You will then shuttle for 90 minutes to the Belluno Train station and arrive at approximately 11:30 PM. Trains run frequently from here to Venice and Milan, where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. Please don't book any trains before 12:00 PM. For further information, please see www.TrenItalia.com.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Weather in the mountains of Italy in May is always unpredictable. It can be beautiful and sunny but be prepared for any kind of weather, including snow and icy conditions. Temperatures can range from 30 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 21 degrees Celsius), 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: Verona, Italy

A town rich in history and culture, Verona is a gem of northern Italy. Celebrated by Shakespeare, who made it famous as the romantic setting for Romeo and Juliet, Verona is a splendid, ancient corner of the Veneto region, nestled between the river Adige and Lake Garda, and intimately linked to their waters. You’ll find plenty of attractions to keep you occupied in one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

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After: Belluno, Italy

Belluno, the capital of Alto Adige, is a beautiful city with a rich history. Piazza Duomo features a 16th-century cathedral and a medieval baptistry as well as a 12th-century tower that remains from the original castle. There are Renaissance-style palazzos and plenty of cafés for people watching around the Piazza dei Martiri. The town also features a museum with a collection of archaeological artifacts and 16th- and 17th-century paintings by local artists. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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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.

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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.

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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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