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Pro Race Tour Italy

Savor the excitement of Italy's largest cycling event and treat yourself to a week of incredible riding in simply stunning scenery

Italy's biggest month-long stage race traverses the crags, countrysides and climbs that make this country bellisima. It's a historical drama, packed with action, played out in 21 stages. Join Trek Travel, and we'll take you straight into its heart. Feel the passion of fans cheering as you climb the iconic (and some say the toughest climb in Europe) Stelvio just hours before pros battle on the same roads in pursuit of the pink jersey. Get VIP behind-the-scenes access to talk cycling with the best and brightest from the Trek-Segafredo team. Experience bustling excitement and pre-race jitters in the departure village as you watch the pros warm-up. Ride the official race courses, soak up the beauty of Prosecco region, and test your legs on the famous and historic Monte Grappa, all while lavishing in first-class guide support, warm Italian hospitality, exquisite cuisine, and charming family-owned chalets. Join us to discover why it’s called “the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place!”

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Duration:
7 Days & 6 Nights
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Trip Wows
Experience this year's featured climbs just a few hours before the pros and ride on the official course of Stage 15
View the race on the top of Stelvio after you climb its famous 48 switchbacks just a few hours before the pros
Enjoy official VIP race access to the departure village of Stage 17 in Bassano del Grappa
Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to team Trek-Segafredo
Challenge yourself in the ascent of the legendary Monte Grappa
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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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Buongiorno from beautiful northern Italy! Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Treviso Centrale train station at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Our race adventure begins with a scenic 90-minute shuttle to the Friuli region, a known cycling heaven in northeastern Italy, bordering Austria, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Sea. You’ll arrive at a picturesque spot perfect to enjoy a light, local lunch. Your guides will then ensure a comfortable fit to your Trek Domane road bike, and you’ll take to the open road to shake off the travel and test your legs. We will ride through picturesque countryside, charming villages, and rolling hills to our first hotel where you can relax and get settled. Take some time on your own, and we’ll gather for a glass of wine this evening to discuss the week ahead before indulging in the local Friulian cuisine, which is quite distinct from the rest of Italy. Consider it fuel for a big day, as we're headed to ride one of the tour's signature stages tomorrow!

Today's Ride:

Friuli Loop
Approximately 30 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 14: Conegliano to Valdobbiadene to ITT

Hotel:

Almaliving Hotel

Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

We rocket straight into the race action today, with a viewing on the side of the course organized by Trek Travel. We'll start with a ride in the Carnic Prealps, a mountainous region without the long, significant climbs you may expect. Our route leads through relatively untouched nature with extensive forests, picturesque locations, and only a few villages, until we make our way over the Passo del Rest, one of the climbs of today’s stage. You can already feel the energy of the race as we climb the same roads the pros will ride later, with many local cyclists and people cheering alongside. Descend to beautiful Valle di Tramonti ("Sunset Valley") by an elongated lake, and then continue on the course before we stop for a light lunch and wait for the peloton to come. Join the crowds and find your spot with a good view as the bunch approaches and the pros literally fly by. Choose to ride a bit more and then change and freshen up before we go to a cocktail hour to meet the Trek-Segafredo pros, mechanics, and team directors, along with a tour of the team bus and bikes. We'll finish with a team photo and return to our hotel for dinner.

Today's Ride:

Tramonti Valley with Passo de Rest Loop
Approximately 80 miles with 9,800 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

Behind the scenes with Trek-Segafredo Team
Live race viewing of Stage 15

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 15: Base Aerea Rivolto to Piancavallo

Hotel:

Almaliving Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today the racers take a break, and we use the opportunity to transfer from the Friuli region to Venetto. We start with an hour-long shuttle heading south to ride on the so-called “Prosecco Route.” This picturesque countryside is speckled with castles, vineyards, abbeys, and world-famous viticulture. Stop for a quick macchiato in the historic town of Vittorio Veneto and continue on extremely scenic roads passing through artistic Prosecco vineyards, where the ascents are never very long but can get steep at times. After crossing the Piave River, the landscape will change, giving way to the breathtaking panorama of the snow-covered Alps. We'll continue on, passing through small villages under a banner of the famous Monte Grappa. Our destination is the town of Bassano del Grappa, our home for the next two nights and world-renowned for the alcohol-rich grappa, a liquor made by distilling the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems left over from winemaking. Tonight you can explore many of its cozy town squares, walk across the wooden “Alpini Bridge” over the Brenta River, and have an apperitivo in the famous Nardini Distillery before you enjoy dinner of your choice.

Today's Ride:

Aviano to Bassano del Grappa
Approximately 65 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing

Today's Avid Option:

Aviano to Bassano with a climb
Approximately 72 miles with 7,400 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Rest Day

Hotel:

Belvedero Bonotto

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you have the unique opportunity to challenge yourself and ascend the legendary Monte Grappa. This famous climb in the Prealps was a World War I battleground, and today Monte Grappa now stands as a focal point of fierce Italian national pride. It's also a wonderland for cyclists, offering ten paved routes to the summit, one of which is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging climbs in Italy. The Giro d'Italia has visited Monte Grappa several times and the ride is considered a must for any cycling fan. We will ride from Semonzo and down to Romano, where we begin the 12-mile climb with an average 8.1% gradient. The challenge ends at a great granite monument and war history museum with panoramic views. Enjoy the vistas while we have lunch at Rifugio Bassano, surrounded by fields and pastures on the mountain complete with “malgas,” or alpine homes to the animals. Start descending toward Romano d'Ezzelino, and you can stop at the inn at Ponte San Lorenzo to see autographed photos of Gino Bartali and Marco Pantani. Tonight we will celebrate our success and enjoy dinner in one of our favorite local bistros.

Today's Ride:

Monte Grappa Loop
Approximately 35 miles with 5,700 feet of climbing

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 16: Udine to San Daniele del Friuli

Hotel:

Belvedero Bonotto

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

After your morning cappuccino and croissant, you'll head to the center of the town for a VIP experience at the heart of the race! Trek Travel has your pass to join the excitement of the departure village at Stage 17, where perhaps you can catch a few of your favorite riders as they warm up. Soak up the excitement and snap a few pictures of the pre-race jitters while the pros mentally prepare for today’s stage. Then, find a prime spot to watch the riders take off and cheer your favorites onward. We will follow the race before saying goodbye to Bassano as we set off on our bikes back over the first part of the race course toward the Trentino region. We'll stop for a sandwich or a pizza before climbing aboard a post-lunch shuttle that takes us through the Trentino Alto Adige valley with beautiful views of the mountain peaks all the way to the foot of the Stelvio National Park. We'll arrive at Hotel Saidur, our home for the evening, where you can relax in our alpine spa in anticipation of the big day tomorrow, before regrouping for dinner on the grounds.

Today's Ride:

Bassano to Folgaria
Approximately 48 miles with 6,000 feet of climbing

Today's VIP Access:

Official VIP race access passes to the departure village of Stage 17 in Bassano del Grappa

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 17: Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio

Hotel:

Hotel Saldur

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today is a day you have been waiting for: our adrenaline-packed Stelvio cycling tour is here! Today you will have the chance to ascend world-famous Passo dello Stelvio before the peloton flies by in its penultimate stage. This Italian monster is among Europe's toughest climbs and consists of 48 switchbacks that ascend from 3,100 feet to 9,045 feet over 14 miles. This is the highest road in the eastern Alps, and it truly is one of the most beautiful passes imaginable. On top of Stelvio, endless views toward Switzerland and into the mountains await. Relax with your traveling companions at our Trek Travel viewing location and enjoy a much-deserved lunch while you wait for the peloton to come battling their way to the top. Join buzzing crowds and make sure to find a good spot to see riders blazing through legendary switchbacks. This is the heart of the race, and the excitement can’t get bigger than this! After the stage finish, we'll follow the course and descend to the town of Bormio, our home for the last night of our trip. Tonight, we'll recap the week of race action and your own heart-pumping ride as we enjoy delicious Italian meal at your hotel. Toast to your new friends, unforgettable riding, and your next adventures!

Today's Ride:

Stelvio Pass from Prato to Bormio
Approximately 33 miles with 6,300 feet of climbing

Today's Race Access:

Live race viewing on the top of Passo dello Stelvio

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 18: Pinzolo to Laghi di Cancano

Hotel:

Hotel Bagni Nuovi

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Our adventure sadly has come to an end. This morning is a chance to sleep in or enjoy an early morning pedal up to the Torri di Fraele, the last climb of yesterday’s stage, where every switchback rewards you with better views and stunning scenery of the surrounding Italian Alps. Enjoy impressive sights from the ruins of ancient abandoned warning towers at the summit before descending back to the hotel. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM and then shuttle for 45 minutes to the Tirano Train station. From here, it's two hours to Milan, where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. For further information please see TrenItalia.com. Please allow adequate time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.

Today's Ride:

Bormio to Torri di Fraele Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Departure

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Almaliving

Venzone, Italy

Just a few steps from the Parco delle Prealpi Giulie, The Alma Living Hotel, completely renovated in 2016, is a grand hotel in an ideal location for cycling the official Giro d'Italia course. Alma Living Hotel also offers a spa and exquisite seasonal local cuisine.
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Belvedero Bonotto

Bassano de Grappa, Italy

This hotel, in a restored 15th-century building, is just a stone’s throw from the main square of Bassano, with history that dates back to 1404. It is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity with a comfortable and elegant atmosphere.
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Hotel Saldur

Sluderno, Italy

The Hotel Saldur is located at the northern tip of Stelvio National Park, right on the foot of the Stelvio climb. This family-run hotel with a typical Tyrolean atmosphere offers a spa area with sauna, Turkish bath, hot tub, and indoor pool.
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Hotel Bagni Nuovi

Bormio, Italy

Ideally located in the Stelvio National Park and featuring inviting rooms decorated in the Art Nouveau style, and with thermal waters of 2,000 year-old ancient Roman baths, the Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi is the perfect place to relax after a day of cycling.

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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 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, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • 2 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, flat pack, 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 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
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • 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

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care, and service.
  • 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:
49 miles
TOTAL MILES:
291 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
5,765 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
3,460 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 Luxury
  • Dolomites Multisport
  • Piedmont

See the itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives 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:
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Treviso Centrale Train Station, Treviso, Italy

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:45 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Tirano Train Station, Tirano, Italy

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, 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 Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and then take a train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Treviso Centrale train station, which leaves every hour and takes about 30 minutes. The schedule and tickets can be found on www.thetrainline.com. Alternatively, you can fly into Treviso Airport (TSF) which is mainly used by low-cost European carriers.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Treviso Centrale train station at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. The adventure begins with a scenic 90-minute shuttle to the Friuli region in northeast Italy, bordering Austria, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Sea. You’ll arrive at a picturesque spot perfect to enjoy a light, local lunch.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the hotel Bagni Nuovi and then shuttle 45 minutes to the Tirano Train station. It's two hours from here to Milan where there are easy connections to all major Italian cities. For further information please see www.TrenItalia.com. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.

View our post hotel recommendations

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

before

Before: Venice, Italy

Whether you’ve never been to Venice or have been there 20 times, there’s always something new to discover. Indeed, even the most seasoned visitors get lost in the city’s labyrinthine network of islands, bridges, pedestrian alleys, and canals. And therein lies the beauty of the destination: afternoons spent wandering from palace to piazza, exploring the small art museums, shopping the stalls that line the streets, and encountering a fresh side of Venice, a fascinating amalgamation of influences—Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Italian—every time you round a corner. The UNESCO World Heritage site comprises the city of Venice and its lagoon situated in the Veneto Region of Northeast Italy. Founded in the fifth century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world’s greatest artists. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:

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After: Milan, Italy

A lot can be said and written about Milan. 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 first, 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 Theatre 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 post-trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

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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