Celebrate the 100th edition of the GIRO with the Grand Tour experts!
Join us for the final 10 days to see 6 stages and meet a pro team in the 100th GIRO! This is sure to be an iconic race, celebrating its centenary edition, and you will be there to witness it all! This trip shows you the best that Italy and the Giro d’Italia have to offer, honoring its many legends along the way.
VIP experiences - Thomson Bike Tours provides VIP experiences to the Grand tours. Our VIP viewings and our relationships with the teams and media allows us to provide the ultimate insider experience, complete with exclusive VIP hospitality and unprecedented race viewing opportunities.
- Stage 16 - Stelvio (Private hospitality)
- Stage 17 - Canazei (VIP Finish)
- Stage 18 - Ortisei (VIP Finish)
- Stage 19 - San Candido (VIP Departure Village)
- Stage 20 - Monte Grappa (Private Hospitality)
- Stage 21 - Milan (VIP Finish)
- Livigno - Mountain Paradise
- Milan - the birth place of the Giro d’Italia
Your Trip Leader: Jacinta
We can´t talk about our Spectator Trips without discussing the passion, knowledge and enthusiasm of your guide, Jacinta. A true pro, Jacinta’s wild personality and boundless energy make for a truly exceptional experience. Her connections will get you the ultimate insider access and her antics will have you howling with laughter. Simply the most fun you can have at a bike race.
Benvenuti in Italia!
Our staff will meet you at Milan Malpensa Airport. From the airport we’ll transfer to our hotel in Bormio.
After checking into the hotel we’ll have lunch where you’ll get a chance to meet your fellow GIRO fans. Following lunch we’ll have a short orientation meeting where we’ll run through the plans for the upcoming week. Then we will head into Bormio, a beautiful Alpine village, with an historical center. The summer here is the season of vibrant colors, alpine lakes, beautiful scenery and meadows.
Trip to Livigno
There are few places more perfect than the long, verdant valley of Livigno to experience the serenity, nature, cool temperatures and magic of the mountains.
Most of the village’s principle commercial area is completely car free so a stroll along the main street is a pleasure in itself, and visitors always wander around the town due to the fact that it is a duty-free zone… a special privilege going back many years. Guests can take advantage of mega bargains in the over 300 shops offering unbeatable prices on everything imaginable, from the latest fashion to high-tech electronics, perfumes, wines and spirits and lots, lots more.
Meet a Pro Team!
In the morning, we will have an exclusive behind the scenes visit of a pro Team! A pro Team Executive will give you an amazing insight into how the pro team works. You will visit the team bus, see the bikes and equipment and be let in on some expert secrets. It’s an absolute favorite on our Spectators’ Trip-a real VIP experience giving unparalleled access to the team. We will then head into the mighty Dolomites to our next port of call, Bormio. The 3 hour journey itself will be stunning as we wind our way north through beautiful mountains and villages, before arriving at our destination.
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 16
Private Viewing on the Umbrail Pass
You can’t beat a mountain day! At our private hospitality area we’ll be right in the heart of the action! We arrive early so you can sample ‘Col life’ – crowds will have camped for days and the mountains are alive with atmosphere, fancy dress costumes and buzzing with excitement! Join crowds of passionate GIRO fans & Thomson cyclists. View the race live on our TVs, feel the anticipation build – here they come! Not only do we get to witness the legendary Stelvio pass, we get to do it on the 100th edition which will be an unforgettable experience!
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 17
VIP Finish Canazei
Today we will head to the resort of Canazei for you to experience the thrill of a finish! Canazei is without a doubt one of the treasures of the province of Trento, located in a magnificent, lush hollow on the northern border of Val di Fassa. At 1,465 metres above sea level, it is one of the thirty highest towns in Italy and the highest of the villages in the valley. Its excellent location, history and long tradition of hospitality have made it one of the most famous destinations in the Dolomites. After lunch we will head to our VIP area near the finish line. A private tribune, providing live coverage of the race, drinks and snacks, where the press and celebs hang out pre race. It will be a great atmosphere.
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 18
VIP finish Ortisei
The GIRO is coming to town today with the stage finish in Ortisei, just minutes from our hotel. We’ll celebrate in style in the VIP tribune directly on the Finish Line.
Before watching the finish we’ll get out in the town and marvel at how it’s transformed on race day! It’s a great sight to witness the town springing to life. You’ve experienced it once and the second time will be just as memorable. We’ll see what media professionals we can meet and then watch the race live on TV until it reaches its magnificent climax, all from our VIP viewing area.
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 19
VIP Access to the Departure Village in San Candido
Today we will witness the thrill of a start in San Candido. First we will head to the paddock, this is where all the cyclists and teams congregate pre-race. The area offers fantastic opportunities to get up-close to the riders and celebrities, as well as getting a first-hand view of the inner workings of the GIRO. This is the place to get those all-important autographs and pictures. It’s one of the most popular moments on our Spectator Trips. Then we will head to the “Village”, an exclusive area reserved for VIP’s , generally opposite the sign-on podium. This is the place to see the riders on stage and celebrities and snap memorable photos, in the luxury of this hospitality area. The best seats in the house! Champagne, canapes and live TV coverage. Once the race departs, so will we, heading east to our next Hotel, the spectacular 13th century Castle Brando in Cison di Valmarino
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 20
Private Viewing on Monte Grappa
The penultimate stage and the last chance for the climbers to make their impact on the 100th GIRO. The organizers have selected a true classic as the final climb - the famous Monte Grappa.
We’ll head out from the hotel to our Hospitality Marquee tents, which will be set up close to the summit. Enjoy the party atmosphere on the climb with food, drinks, and satellite TV race coverage as we wait for the peloton to approach. It’s an amazing atmosphere like you never have experienced before, the climbs are full of energy and fun! The cars whizz by, the helicopters approach and then the cyclists come into view. Unforgettable!
GIRO LIVE Viewing: Stage 21
VIP Stage Finish in Milan Piazza Duomo
After an inspiring week of riding classic GIRO terrain, it’s time to celebrate. We’ll transfer over to Milan for the grand finale of the 2017 GIRO. Enjoy the Final Time Trial LIVE from the VIP tribune close to the Finish, on Milan’s famous Piazza Duomo. Who will finish the 100th edition of the Giro in pink?
After the race we’ll head over to our hotel in downtown Milan where we’ll get together later in the evening for our final celebration dinner.
In the morning we’ll drop you off at Milan Malpensa airport where it’s time say to say ‘arrivederci’ after an amazing trip.