Tour de France Grand Depart
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Private: Cyclologic TDF Grand Depart

The TDF Grand Depart in Italy with Cyclologic

LIVE VIP race-viewing of the opening stages of the 2024 Tour de France in Italy. Visit legendary Italian brands Colnago and Santini, and a full program of magnificent rides including the Madonna del Ghisallo, the Colli di San Fermo, the Morterone and much more!

Overview

Details

Next Departure

June 28th 2024

From

USD $7,495

Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Non-Rider Friendly

Yes

Rental Bike

USD $550

Ride Program

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Overview

Join Paraic and Claudia on a unique trip to experience the Opening stages of the 2024 Tour de France in Italy.

Mingle with the pro riders and Tour celebrities with our privileged VIP access to the Departure Village and Team Paddock at the Opening Stage of the Tour in Florence. Cherish the unique experience of riding across the Finish Line ahead of the peloton in Bologna, followed by a photo shoot on the Official Tour de France Podium, then witness the stage finish from the luxury of the VIP tribune at the Finish Line.

Get behind the scenes of two of Italy’s most famous cycling brands on exclusive factory tours of Colnago and Santini.

You’ll also enjoy a spectacular ride program. As the Number One Official Tour Operator to the Tour de France, Thomson Bike Tours has arranged for you to ride the final 70km of Stage 2 on the race route, followed by an exclusive ride over the Finish Line. You’ll conquer numerous famous climbs in the region including the Colli di San Fermo, the Colle Gallo, the Morterone and the trip finishes with the classic Lake Como ride featuring Sormano, the Passo del Ghisallo and the Madonna del Ghisallo sanctuary.

Don’t miss out on this unique cycling experience!


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Itinerary

Day Description Distance Elevation Hotel
01 Benvenuti in Italia! Hotel Relais Bellaria
02 LIVE Race-Viewing: The Opening Stage in Florence Hotel Relais Bellaria
03 LIVE Race-Viewing + Ride over the Finish Line & Podium Photo Op in Bologna Hotel Relais Bellaria
04 Acrosss the Apennines to Bardi Hotel Ca’ del Grano
05 The mountains of Emilia-Romagna & Liguria Hotel Ca’ del Grano
06 Colnago Visit - and the Morterone climb! Hotel Promessi Sposi
07 Santini Visit - and a classic Lombardy ride Hotel Promessi Sposi
08 Madonna del Ghisallo Hotel Promessi Sposi
09 Arrivederci!
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Itinerary Detail

Day 1

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Benvenuti in Italia!

Your trip starts at Bologna Airport where our staff will meet you before the transfer to your hotel.

After a brief orientation meeting, lunch and bike build-up, you’ll head out on your first ride in Italy. Our warm-up ride features a magnificent ride through the rolling hills to the south-east of Bologna and includes the climb to Monte Calderaro, a favorite with the local grupettos.

Day 2

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LIVE Race-Viewing: The Opening Stage in Florence

The 2024 Tour de France kicks off today in the magnificent Tuscan capital of Florence.

This is a unique opportunity to witness the start of the Tour de France in Florence, the birthplace of renaissance art and one of Italy’s most famous cities. You’ll have privileged access to the VIP Departure Village and the Team Paddock, a great place to mingle and meet the riders as they prepare for the start of the 1st stage of the 2024 Tour de France.

Day 3

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LIVE Race-Viewing + Ride over the Finish Line & Podium Photo Op in Bologna

A unique opportunity today to ride your bike across the Official Finish Line just a few hours before the peloton – followed by a photo shoot on the Official Podium. You’ll round off an amazing Tour de France day by witnessing the finish of Stage 2 from the VIP Tribune at the Stage Finish in Bologna.

Day 4

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Acrosss the Apennines to Bardi

The Tour de France leaves Bologna and starts the journey west towards France. We’ll say “goodbye” to Le Tour and start the 2nd phase of our trip with a ride over the Apennine mountains to the beautiful village of Bardi, with it’s spectacular fortress dominating the skyline. Be ready for a challenging ride with 5 categorised climbs on the agenda!

Day 5

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The mountains of Emilia-Romagna & Liguria

Another big day in the Apennine mountains on this magnificent ride through the border region between Emilia-Romagna and Liguria. You’ll conquer the 2 big climbs in the region, the Passo del Chiodo and the Passo del Tomarlo, both reaching an elevation of 1500m/5000ft.

Day 6

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Colnago Visit - and the Morterone climb!

A fun-packed day today as we head north towards Milan, stopping off in Cambiago for an organised visit of the legendary Colnago Factory.

After the Colnago visit we’ll drive over to our next hotel on the shores of Lake Como, then get kitted up for an afternoon ride up the spectacular Morterone climb.

Day 7

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Santini Visit - and a classic Lombardy ride

Another action-packed day with a morning visit to the Santini HQ in nearby Bergamo.

In the afternoon, Santini staff will join us on a classic Lombardy ride over the Colle dei Pasta, Colle Gallo and the Colli di San Fermo, finishing with a well-earned gelato on the shore of Lake Iseo.

Day 8

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Madonna del Ghisallo

Our trip ends with an all-time classic Italian ride.

From our hotel on the shore of Lake Como we’ll head inland to Sormano where you’ll have the difficult choice of climbing either the 15% “Muro”, or taking the longer, gentler option following the main road to the Colma di Sormano. A spectacular descent from Sormano takes us down to the lake where we’ll follow the road to Bellagio and the start of the legendary climb to the Passo del Ghisallo and the famous Madonna del Ghisallo sanctuary. A stunning end to a memorable trip!

Day 9

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Arrivederci!

Unfortunately, our trip to the TDF Grand Depart, Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy has come to an end.

Map & Profile

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9.5% 2
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6.0% 2
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Climbs

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Climbs

Category Climb Day Difficulty Length Ele. Gain Av. Grade
2 Monte Calderaro (from Varignana-Palesio) 01 53 6.1%
2 San Luca (from Giardino Meloncello) 03 55 9.5%
2 Passo del Silara (from Berceta) 04 51 6.4%
2 Passo del Cirone (from Staiola) 04 54 6.2%
1 Passo del Bratello (from Pontremoli) 04 62 4.9%
3 Passo Santa Donna (from Borgo Val di Taro) 04 40 4.1%
3 Bardi (from River Ceno) 04 31 5.1%
2 Passo Colla (from Carpana) 05 53 5.3%
1 Passo del Chiodo (from Pontestrambo) 05 79 6.1%
2 Passo Del Tomarlo (from Montegrosso) 05 55 5.4%
1 Morterone (from Lecco) 06 76 5.1%
2 Colle Gallo (from Abbazia) 07 46 6.0%
HC Colli di San Fermo (from Grone) 07 103 9.0%
3 Valbrona (from Onno) 08 45 6.5%
3 Sormano (from Canova) 08 46 6.3%
1 Muro di Sormano (from Sormano) 08 93 14.1%
2 Passo Ghisallo (from Bellagio) 08 54 5.9%
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Dates & Prices

Date Booking Status Availability Price / Per Person Single Supplement Non-rider Discount
2024
June 28 - July 6
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USD $7,495
USD $1,300
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    Trip Hotels

    Hotel Relais Bellaria

    Hotel Ca’ del Grano

    Hotel Promessi Sposi


    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Tour de France Viewing arrow
    • TDF Stage 1: Access to the VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock in Florence
    • TDF Stage 2: VIP ride across the Finish Line in Bologna
    • TDF Stage 2: Photo session on the Official Podium at the Finish Line in Bologna
    • TDF Stage 2: Access to the VIP Viewing Tribune at the Finish in Bologna
    • Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 9 days / 8 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • Sit down lunch on Days 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick up at Bologna Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Merchandising arrow
    • Tour de France Gift Bag
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours S/S cycling jersey
    • Thomson Bike Tours bidons (x2)
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      Tour de France Viewing arrow
    • TDF Stage 1: Access to the VIP Departure Village & Team Paddock in Florence
    • TDF Stage 2: VIP ride across the Finish Line in Bologna
    • TDF Stage 2: Photo session on the Official Podium at the Finish Line in Bologna
    • TDF Stage 2: Access to the VIP Viewing Tribune at the Finish in Bologna
    • Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 9 days / 8 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • Sit down lunch on Days 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick up at Bologna Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Merchandising arrow
    • Tour de France Gift Bag
    • Special Discount card for Official Tour de France stores
    • Thomson Bike Tours S/S cycling jersey
    • Thomson Bike Tours bidons (x2)
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Travel details - airport departures

    Pick-up/Drop-off Info

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Time

    Bologna Airport

    9:00am

    OR

    Meet in Reception at the Hotel Relais Bellaria in Bologna

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    10:30am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Time

    No planned drop-off. Downtown Milan is just 45 minutes from the hotel


    Rental Bikes

    Specialized Aethos Expert

    Frame

    Aethos FACT 10r Carbon

    Groupset

    Di2 Shimano Ultegra

    Weight

    699g (size 56)

    Wheels

    Roval C38

    Chainrings

    52/36T

    Cassette

    11-36t (12-speed)

    Sizes

    49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61

    USD $550

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