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Our GIRO KOM Challenge provides the perfect mix of LIVE race-viewing and challenging rides on the famous routes and climbs of the GIRO in the Italian Alps.
The Giro Organisers have designed another challenging and spectacular route with a focus on long, tough stages with lots of climbing. They’ve also been quite creative with the inclusion of many lesser-known but really spectacular climbs such as Piancavallo, Mount Etna, Sella Chianzutan, Forcella Valbona and a thrilling finale to Stage 16 with the peloton climbing Monte Ragogna 3 times before the finish in San Daniele del Friuli. Of course the legendary Passo Stelvio will play a huge role in the final outcome.
Our trip focuses on the 4 intensive stages at the beginning of the final week. We’ll witness the Stage Finish on the HC climb to Piancavallo, we’ll be on Monte Ragogna for a unique opportunity to witness the race go by 3 times on the same climb. With the help of our bike partner, Basso Bikes, we have a special day in store for you in Basso’s home town, Bassano del Grappa, where we’ll witness the start of Stage 17 followed by a ride up the legendary Monte Grappa. We’ll round off the trip with a special day of race-viewing on the mot famous of Grand Tour climbs, the Passo Stelvio!
GIRO Race-Viewing Details
Giro Stage 15: Access to the VIP Tribune at the Summit Finish in Piancavallo
Giro Stage 16: Access to our Private Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on Monte Ragogna
Giro Stage 17: Access to the VIP Hospitality area at the Stage Start in Bassano del Grappa
Giro Stage 18: Access to our Private Race-Viewing Hospitality Marquee on the Passo Stelvio
Top 6 reasons to choose Thomson
1. Our trips are designed for avid riders - no-one rides like Thomson!
2. VIP access to the Summit Finish on the Hors-Categorie climb to Piancavallo
3. VIP access to the Stage Start in Bassano del Grappa
4. Access to our Private Hospitality Marquees on the key climbs: Stage 16 on Monte Ragogna (3 laps), and Stage 18 on the Stelvio
5. KOMs galore: Stelvio, Bassano del Grappa, Piancavallo (both sides), Sella Chianzutan, Forcella di Monte Rest, Monte Ragogna and more…
6. Our support teams are the envy of the mountain. The best support guaranteed!
Final Stage of the Giro in Milan
Contact Leeanne Wills in our Customer Service if you’d like to stay in Milan at the end of the trip and include viewing of the Final Stage.
Benvenuto in Italia!
Our staff will meet you at Venice Marco Polo Airport. From the airport we’ll transfer to our our hotel in Maniago. After checking in to the hotel we’ll have our Orientation Meeting followed by lunch, then our mechanics will be on hand to help you get the bikes ready for the first ride.
Our warm-up ride gives us our first taste of climbing in the Italian mountains with the Category 3 climb to Pian delle Merie.
Meeting Time and Place
Our guides will meet you at 9:30am - either at Venice Marco Polo Airport or at the Best Western Hotel Titian Inn Venice Airport
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 15
VIP access to the Finish on Piancavallo
The Giro enters the high mountains today with the climb to the Hors-Categorie Piancavallo where Mikel Landa won the stage in 2017.
Riding from the hotel, we’ll head north into the Alps and the town of Poffabro, where we join the race route for today’s Giro stage. Expect to be cheered on by thousands of Giro fans as we climb the Forcella di Pala Barzana. A fantastic descent takes us to Lake Barcis where we start the climb to Piancavallo. At the summit, those who want more climbing can descend to Aviano and climb back up to Piancavallo from the south side.
After the ride, relax and get ready to enjoy a fantastic afternoon of race-viewing from the luxury of the VIP Tribune in Piancavallo.
The Friuli Dolomites
A Rest Day for the pro peloton today - but not for us! We have a spectacular route lined up for todays ride - featuring 3 of the climbs from yesterdays Giro stage.
The ride takes us high into the Friuli Dolomites mountains that lie between our hotel in Maniago and the border with Austria. Yesterday we’ll have watched the pros climb the Sella Chianzutan, the Forcella di Priuso and the Forcella di Monte Rest, today it’s our turn to experience this magnificent ride.
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 16
Private Race Viewing on Monte Ragogna
A unique opportunity to witness the Giro today. The organisers have provided a special treat with the final of the stage taking place over a 27km loop which will be covered 3 times, including the super-steep climb to Monte Ragogna. We’ll have our Private Race Viewing Marquees strategically placed close to the top of this climb for an action-packed afternoon of racing!
Of course, we’ll ride out to Monte Ragogna and we’ve designed a magnificent ride over the climb to Piani to get us to San Daniele del Friuli where we’ll ride a couple of laps of the finishing loop before settling down to enjoy a thrilling afternoon of race-viewing.
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 17 & Grappa
VIP Stage Start in Bassano del Grappa
Our Bike Partner, Basso Bikes, is based in Bassano del Grappa and they will be hosting us today as we witness the start of Stage 17.
Basso will provide us with access to the VIP hospitality area, the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere at the Start of a Grand Tour stage and a fantastic opportunity to meet the riders and Giro celebrities.
After a quick lunch in Bassano, we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to get the bikes out and conquer one of Italy’s most legendary climbs, the famous Monte Grappa!
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 18 & The Stelvio
Private Viewing on the Passo Stelvio
Today’s ride doesn’t need much introduction. The Passo Stelvio is one of the most famous climbs in cycling and today the Giro will be climbing it from the spectacular Prato side - and so will we!
We’ll head out from the hotel and warm-up along the valley that takes us to Prato allo Stelvio. From Prato the summit lies 25km ahead at an elevation of over 2700m.
Close to the summit, our logistics team will have set up our Race-Viewing Marquees and satellite TV screens. Enjoy hot drinks and lunch from the comfort of our marquee then get ready to witness the Giro on the most famous of all climbs. A fantastic end to a spectacular trip to the 2020 Giro!
Unfortunately, our trip must come to an end. Our shuttle will take you to Milan Malpensa Airport, arriving at approximately 1:00pm.