Giro d’Italia and Granfondo Marcialonga Bike Tour

Giro d’Italia and Granfondo Marcialonga Bike Tour

  • Date: May 24 – 30, 2022
  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Level: Expert
  • Price: From €3.400

Giro d’Italia and Granfondo Marcialonga Bike Tour

  • Date: May 24 – 31, 2022
  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Level: Expert
  • Price: From €3.400

Giro d’Italia and Granfondo Marcialonga Bike Tour Overview

Along the roads of the Giro d’Italia and the Granfondo Marcialonga Dolomites event: your cycling holiday of a lifetime!

A week amongst the giants of the cycling world. From Lake Garda all the way up to the Dolomites riding along the Giro d’Italia routes, enjoying the race passage and challenging yourself on one of the most famous international Granfondo events in Italy. Get to experience the stunning nature of this area and its rooted traditions whilst immersing yourself in the epic scenery of the Alps.

Bike Tour Itinerary

Today’s warm up ride will enable us to discover Lake Garda where you will be able to immerse yourself in this amazing scenery surrounded by blue water and green forests and enjoy your first taste of Italian culture by having an espresso in Torbole, right on the shores of the lake. On the way back, those who are up for a few extra kms, can challenge themselves by taking on the climb up to Nomesino (800 mD+) before heading back to the vibrant city of Rovereto where you will be able to relax at the hotel or explore the cobbled streets before celebrating the first day with a delicious dinner.

Cycling: Distance 37.8 km – elevation gain 358 mt 
Difficulty: Easy
Activity: Bike fitting
Meals: Lunch and dinner

Today we will ride along the Giro’s route just a few hours before the pros. The route takes us north passing the city of Trento along the Vallagarina bike path. We’ll ride next to the quiet shores of Caldonazzo’s lake before heading south towards today’s challenge: the Menador climb, a 8.3km long ascent with an average gradient of 9.2%. Be sure to take advantage of the hairpin bends and enjoy the views over Brenta’s valley as the road starts to swell with cycling enthusiasts awaiting the passage of the professionals. Once back at the hotel, we will have a refreshing shower before heading towards the finish line to experience the magic of a Giro’s stage arrival.

Cycling: Distance 70 km – elevation gain 1.325 mt
Difficulty: Medium
Activity: Attend the Giro d’Italia stage
Meals: Breakast, lunch and dinner

The route will take us south, riding through the Assa valley into the town of Asiago and its wonderful plateau. Along the route the pine forests give way onto mountain pastures which characterize the landscape of this spectacular area. This region is well known for its traditional food and for the rich history regarding WWI. After lunch we will be able to add some extra kms with a loop around the plateau or make our way back riding through the magical valley of Astico before tackling the final climb back towards the hotel.

Cycling: Distance 78 km – elevation gain 1.500 mt | Extra Loop: Distance 98 km – elevation gain 1.980 mt
Difficulty: Medium
Activity: Cheese tasting
Meals: Breakast, lunch and dinner

Today’s ride will take us north, riding along a challenging route through the Alps. Leaving the Alpe Cimbra area we will cycle alongside the river which passes through  the valley of Brenta. After some gentle riding next to the river we will start climbing the 23 km Manghen Pass, one of the most iconic climbs of the Giro d Italia. Surrounded by the alpine scenery we will reach the top of the pass at 2047 m asl before flying down a long descent which will allow us to enter Val Di Fiemme, a breathtaking area where towns cling to hillsides surrounded by grazing land and forest.

Cycling: Distance 88 km – elevation gain 2.250 mt 
Difficulty: High
Activity: Brewery visit and beer tasting
Meals: Breakast, lunch and dinner

Today we will dedicate the day to resting so that we will be ready for the unique Granfondo Marcialonga event. Today is perfect for relaxing and enjoying this amazing region. We can offer several options for those who would love for us to organize some activities: short 20/30 km ride with a light elevation gain, hiking, shopping in Cavalese or a visit to the local brewery.

Cycling: Distance 30 km – elevation gain 300 mt 
Difficulty:
Easy
Activity:
Massage, shopping, relax
Meals:
Breakfast

Ready, steady, go! Today is the big day, the Granfondo Marcialonga will start from the beautiful village of Predazzo. During the first kms the route veers right heading towards the Dolomites. The Costalunga Pass is the first climb of the day. The ascent offers a marvellous view over the mountains and passes of the area surrounding Lake Carezza whilst during the downhill we ride through several traditional mountain villages.

Next on the menu is the legendary Pampeago Pass, which has appeared several times in stages of the “Giro d’Italia” and in other international competitions. Once at the top the route heads downhill returning towards Predazzo.

For those who choose to join the Medium Fondo route the race will finish in Predazzo; whilst, for those who choose to join the Granfondo route, the race continues.

The longer route is designed to pass first through Moena before tackling the San Pellegrino Pass, one of the favourite training routes for professionals and the scene of many epic cycling battles. From here the route passes through another region, Veneto, where you will face one last climb called Passo Valles, a stunning road with a panoramic view over the Pale di San Martino Dolomites. The last section will take participants through the secular trees of the Natural Park of Paneveggio before heading back to Predazzo.

Cycling: Medium Route 80 km – elevation gain 2.488 mt elevation gain | Long Route 135 km – elevation gain 3.900 mt 
Difficulty: HC (Hors Catégorie)
Activity: Final toast
Meals: Breakast and dinner

This morning we will surely reminisce over breakfast, about our cycling exploits of the past week – and revel in our new friendships, which will last a lifetime, built by true cycling camaraderie and love of this amazing sport.

Meals: Breakfast

Drop-off: Milano or Bergamo International Airport

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May 24-30, 2022

From: € 3.400

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