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The Campagnolo Experience

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9 days / 8 nights

2016 Trip dates
October 8 › 16

Start location
Rome Fiumicino Airport

Ending location
Venice Marco Polo Airport

mix of 3-star & 4-star hotels

Price per person
$4,495 USD
(double occupancy)
$750 USD
(single supplement)

Non-rider price
20% Discount (double occupancy)

book this trip!

Campagnolo and Thomson Bike Tours have joined forces to bring you the ultimate Italian cycling adventure: The Campagnolo Experience!

For the Campagnolo enthusiast, for the cycling fan, for the passionate rider, this is the trip you have been waiting for. Ride through the closed streets of Rome in the Campagnolo Gran Fondo Roma. Get insider access to one of the world’s most prestigious cycling brands. Meet cycling celebrities, past and present. Experience the Italian history, routes, and culture that inspired the craftsmanship and innovation that is Campagnolo.

Over 600km of challenging Apennine Mountain terrain separate Rome from the Campagnolo Factory in Vicenza. Of course, Thomson Bike Tours couldn't pass up on such an opportunity and in just 5 days we'll ride the 600km (and 15,000 metres elevation gain) to Vicenza.

In Vicenza we'll enjoy a guided tour of the Campagnolo factory - before the final day ride which takes us over Giro d'Italia favourites: Monte Grappa and Monte Cesen.

Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Trip Highlights

  • Ride across Italy - from Rome to Vicenza
  • Complimentary Entry to the Gran Fondo Campagnolo in ROME
  • Spectacular final day ride over Giro d'Italia favourites: Monte Grappa and Monte Cesen
  • Private Tour of the Campagnolo Factory in Vicenza
  • Campagnolo Staff members, celebrities and ex-pros will join the rides
  • Meet cycling celebrities and VIP's throughout the trip

The Gran Fondo Campagnolo in ROME!

Daily Itinerary

Ride Distance
Elevation Gain
Day 1
SAT Oct 8

Arrive in Rome, transfer to our Hotel


Day 2
SUN Oct 9

**ROMA Gran Fondo Campagnolo**

(76 miles)
(6,562 ft)
Day 3
MON Oct 10

Rome › Monte Rocca Romana › Passo Cimini › Orvieto

134 km
(83 miles)
(7,625 ft)
Day 4
TUE Oct 11
Orvieto › Monte Amiata › Pienza

138 km
(86 miles

(11,499 ft)
Day 5
WED Oct 12
Pienza › Gaiole in Chianti › Radda in Chianti › San Donata in Fronzano
138 km
(86 miles)
(9,957 ft)
Day 6
THU Oct 13
San Donata in Fronzano › Vallombrosa › Passo del Giogo di Scarperia › Passo della Raticosa › Bologna
125 km
(78 miles)
(10,010 ft)
Day 7
FRI Oct 14

Baone › Vicenza

**Campagnolo Factory Visit**

69 km
(43 miles)
(5,509 ft)
Day 8
SAT Oct 15
Bassano del Grappa › Monte Grappa › Monte Cesen › Valdobbiadene

96 km
(60 miles)

(11,053 ft)

Day 9
SUN Oct 16

Transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport


823 km
(511 miles)

(62,215 ft)

Rome to Vicenza: The RIDES

In just 5 days we'll ride across the Apennine Mountains, from Rome to Vicenza. And, in true Thomson Bike Tour style - we won't be taking the easiest route....

Monday, Oct 10: Rome (Boccea) to Orvieto
134km (83 miles) / 2,324m ( 7,625 ft)

Tuesday, Oct 11: Orvieto to Pienza
138km (86 miles) / 3,505m ( 11,500 ft)

Wednesday, Oct 12: Pienza to San Donato in Fronzano
138km (86 miles) / 3,035m ( 9,960 ft)

Thursday, Oct 13: San Donato in Fronzano to Bologna (Loiano)
125km (78 miles) / 3,051m ( 10,010 ft)

Friday, Oct 14: Baone to Vicenza (Arcugnano)
69km (43 miles) / 1,679m ( 5,510 ft)

The Final Ride: Monte Grappa and Monte Cesen

Campagnolo staff and celebrity riders will join us for the Final ride featuring Giro d'Italia favourites: Monte Grappa and Monte Cesen.

Saturday, Oct 15: Bassano del Grappa to Valdobbiadene
96km (60 miles) / 3,369m ( 11,053 ft)


What's Included

  • Complimentary entry to the Gran Fondo Campagnolo in Rome (front row start position!)
  • Behind-the-scenes, Private Tour of the Campagnolo Factory in Vicenza
  • Meet cycling celebrities, free gifts & lots of other surprises provided by Campagnolo!
  • 9 days / 8 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All accommodations (3-star and 4-star hotels)
  • All breakfasts
  • All but 2 dinners
  • 3 lunches
  • Pick-up at Rome Fiumicino Airport
  • Drop-off at Venice Marco Polo Airport
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage transfer
  • Services of our expert guides
  • Experienced mechanic
  • Support vehicles
  • Thomson Bike Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What's Not Included

  • Inbound and outbound airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities

The Thomson Bike Tours Support!

Quite simply, we provide the best support in the industry - guaranteed!

  • Staff to client ratio of 1:4
  • The best staff in the industry - check out our testimonial page...
  • 3 ride groups of approximately 10 riders in each group - allows us to group riders of similar ability into the same ride-group allowing for a better ride experience with less waiting
  • 1 TBT experienced ride leader and 1 SAG van per ride group
  • Experienced Mechanic

Bike Rental

The Bianchi Infinito CV is available for rent on all our trips. Click here for full details of our rental bike program.