|Months To Go||May | View Dates»|
|Price (USD)||From $3,999 | See Pricing»|
|Start & End||Varies | Verona, Italy|
|Trip Length||7 days | 6 nights|
|Rider Type||4 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 18 - 80 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Hiking, Massage, Spa, Ride Pro Race Course, RADISOSHACK LEOPARD TREK Team Access (Trip 1)
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
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Immerse yourself in the excitement of the 2013 Giro d’Italia with a Trek Travel bicycle vacation. Face the same challenges and pedal the same switchbacks as all-time greats Fausto Coppi and Eddy Merckx. Watch the battle for the Maglia Rosa heat up on the climb to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, where the Giro will be won and lost. Revel in the spectacle of Italian cycling mania. Grab a glass of Italy’s finest to toast the wearer of the Maglia Rosa and an epic adventure in the Dolomiti!
- Soak in the incredible beauty of the rugged pale peaks of the Dolomiti.
- Savor northern Italian cuisine with its hearty flavors.
- Exclusive VIP access to Team RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK (Trip 1).
- Climb the classic switchbacks where Giro history has been made.
- Experience the passion that the Italian locals show for the Giro.
Giro d'Italia | Trip 1
Days 1 – 3 | Torbole
Stay at Hotel Lago di Garda
Wake-up to the stunning views of Lago di Garda | Ride the mountain time trial on the course to Polsa | Enjoy exclusive VIP access to RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK | Bask in excitement as you watch the Pros climb to the mountain time trial finish in Polsa | Indulge in regional cuisine
Day 4 – 7 | Arabba
Stay at Hotel Evaldo
Enter the Eastern Dolomiti, rich with a hundred years of race-bred heritage | Ascend the epic Passo Giau on course before the Pros | Ride the famous Ronde Sella | Watch the Pros as they battle to the finish on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo "where the Giro will be won and lost" | Relax in the spa at your mountain chalet
Giro d'Italia | Trip 2
Days 1 – 3 | Bormio
Stay at Hotel Baita dei Pini
Feel the adrenaline pump as you ascend Passo Stelvio before the Pros battle it out behind you | Ride the Mortirolo and its grueling grades and continue with the well-known Passo Gavia | Experience the Eastern Alps and the Italian tradition it has to offer
Day 4 – 7 | Arabba
Stay at Hotel Cesa Padon
Enter the Eastern Dolomiti, rich with a hundred years of race-bred heritage | Ascend the epic Passo Giau on course before the Pros | Ride the famous Ronde Sella | Watch the Pros as they battle to the finish on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo "where the Giro will be won and lost"
Giro d'Italia | Trip 1
Hotel Lago di Garda| Torbole, Italy
A family owned and run hotel, nestled in a large park and in the midst of fruit orchards. Hotel Des Alpes treats its guests to delicious culinary regional treats and offers them the chance to relax in the in-house wellness centre.
Hotel Evaldo | Arabba, Italy
A family owned and operated hotel, nestled in the heart of the Dolomiti, Hotel Evaldo will charm you with its relaxed elegance. Attention to detail, warm hospitality, an elegant spa, and gourmet cuisine guarantee an unforgettable stay.
Giro d'Italia | Trip 2
Hotel Baita dei Pini | Bormio, Italy
The Baita dei Pini well represents its four stars and commitment to creating a relaxing stay with notable hospitality. The family-owned gem has a well-equipped spa and offers excellent cuisine. There are spaces inside and out to enjoy the flowers, views of the mountains, and the traditional style of an Italian holiday.
Hotel Cesa Padon | Arabba, Italy
A family owned and operated hotel, nestled in the heart of the Dolomiti, Hotel Cesa Padon will charm you with its relaxed elegance. Attention to detail, warm hospitality, magnificent views, and gourmet cuisine guarantee an unforgettable stay.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 6 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 4-5 lunches, 2-4 social hours, 5 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
- Trek Domane™ 5.9 carbon road bike, or Trek Domane™ 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike (limited selection)
- The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
- Trek Travel water bottles
- Private tours
- Entrance fees to all group events/activities
- All luggage transfers
- All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
- Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels, and restaurants
- $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Transportation to the trip pick-up location
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
What is the weather going to be like?
The weather in the Dolomiti is unpredictable! Be prepared for any kind of weather, including winter. Temperatures can range from 40 to 80 degrees and we recommend to pack your warmers, gloves, rain jacket, wind breaker, and booties. Being prepared for the weather can make a challenging ride much more enjoyable!
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 4||Average Daily Mileage | 45|
|Terrain | mountainous||Average Daily Elevation | 6,900|
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. Giro d’Italia 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. Type Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is challenging, with steep climbs followed by long descents. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
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.
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|Giro d’Italia | Trip 1
||May 21-27, 2013
||$3,999 per person | $800 single occ.|
|Giro d’Italia | Trip 2
||May 22-28, 2013||Limited Availability||$3,999 per person | $800 single occ.|
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Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW’s were from their Giro d'Italia bike vacations, here is what they said…
Overall , the service and the, scenery really wowed me.—Chris
Hard to pick a favorite aspect! The riding was spectacular! The folks on the trip are great people! The race viewing was incredible. The food was simply delicious. I'd say the whole trip wow'ed me!! Thank you!—Jason
Everything planned exceptionally - but adjustable as necessary, which I really liked.—Dave
Such a great trip...the guides, the routes, the luxury, the Giro! Italy! Well done.—Judy
Best vacation I have ever taken!—Stacey
The trip exceeded my expectations. The cycling was incredible with great routes and gorgeous scenery, and watching the Giro was a blast! It was fantastic and I’m looking forward to my next Trek Travel trip. Thank you!—Joe
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