7-days/ 6-nights

Giro d'Italia 2024 - Classic

STARTING PRICE

$2299

Ride from Lake Garda along the breathtaking Valsugana Valley and up the Passo Manghen to the beautiful Renaissance city of Bassano del Grappa, where the winner of the Giro will be decided.

Bucket List Climbs
Passo Manghen
Monte Grappa

Overview

TRIP DATES
May 20
to
May 26, 2024
May - Standard trip dates
May 20 - May 26, 2024
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DURATION

7-days/ 6-nights

STARTING PRICE

$2299
May - Standard trip dates
May 20 - May 26, 2024
Custom trip dates available!
Contact us for details.
Pick-Up Location
Verona
Drop-off Location
Verona/Venice/Treviso Airport
Overnight
Levico Terme-3nights
Bassano del Grappa-3nights
Terrain
road
Distance
373‑596km
Elevation
7,270‑12,990m
Difficulty
Quite challenging

Starting on the shores of Lake Garda, this itinerary includes two mountain stage viewings of the Giro 2024, as well as a stay in the Stage 20 finish city of Bassano del Grappa.

Along the way, there are some epic climbs to tick off your bucket list, including the mythical Passo Manghen and the imposing and historic Monte Grappa. Get ready for some great riding and some serious Giro action!

Included in this trip

  • 6 nights accommodation in select boutique hotels including breakfast
  • Pick-up and transfer from the airport to the pick-up hotel (also if arriving in advance of trip start)
  • Support with set-up of rental bike, or assembly/disassembly of own bike
  • Orientation meeting on day 1
  • All on-trip luggage transfers
  • Daily on-trip van support
  • All on-trip transfers
  • Exclusive access to the CyclingHero Companion App with daily multiple route options and local insights
  • Access to Hammerhead Karoo-2 bike computer with pre-installed CyclingHero route options
  • Bike box storage for the entire duration of the trip
  • Post trip drop off at the airport

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Day-to-Day Schedule

Day
1
Monday, May 20, 2024
From Malcesine to Levico Terme-Classic

A short van transfer from Verona along the shores of Lake Garda brings you to Malcesine, where you will continue by bike up the Garda lakeshore towards Riva del Garda. Legs suitably warmed up, the short but challenging Via Europa provides one last vista of the lake before heading toward the Adige River Valley. If you’re up for more climbing, an alternative is the appropriately named Monte Velo, which also rewards with spectacular views of Lake Garda . One final push up the Salita di Martarello and it's mostly downhill to the shores of the Lago di Caldonazzo and the spa town of Levico Terme, your base for the next three nights.

Distance
67‑80km
Elevation
1,130‑2,320m
Via Europa
(148m)
Salita di Mattarello
(503m)
Monte Velo
(1,178m)
Overnight
Levico Terme
Day
2
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Tackle the Passo Manghen or Explore the Asiago Plateau

The principal challenge of the day is a loop ride that includes the mighty Passo Manghen. Although infrequently included in the Giro in comparison with other climbs in the Dolomites, the Passo Manghen ranks up there among the greatest climbs of Northern Italy, both for its spectacular scenery and its 23 km length. 

From the Manghen summit, a long descent and quiet undulating roads bring you back for a well-earned spa treatment at the hotel or a visit to the thermal baths that are a few minutes walk from the hotel.   For the slightly less ambitious, there is also some very interesting riding on the opposite side of the Valsugana Valley. The Strada Montador loop options that climb toward the Asiago Plateau take in some equally spectacular scenery and also qualify for a post-ride spa treatment!

Distance
52‑106km
Elevation
1,380‑2,700m
Strada Menador
(857m)
Cima Valbona
(960m)
Passo Sommo
(180m)
Strada delle Quadrate
(100m)
Overnight
Levico Terme
Day
3
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Giro Viewing on the Passo Brocon

For this rendezvous day with the Giro, your cycling route heads east to the Passo Brocon, the final climb on a very hard stage of the Giro that includes both the Passo Sella and the Passo Rolle. The pros actually climb the Brocon from two sides; you will catch them on their second ascent directly before the summit finish. 

Giro finish viewing accomplished, follow the actual Giro route back down to the Valsugana Valley for a mostly flat run home. An optional return route follows the switchback descent to the town of Grigno before returning along the Valsugana. 

Distance
90‑106km
Elevation
1,930‑2,400m
Bacino di Pradellano
(510m)
Val Malene to Passo Brocon
(794m)
Ronchi Valsugana
(431m)
Special Event
Overnight
Levico Terme
Day
4
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Levico Terme to Bassano del Grappa

The destination for the day is the historic Renaissance city of Bassano del Grappa. With several excellent ride options available, you can opt for a challenging or an easier approach to your day. The easier route follows the Brenta River and is both spectacular and mostly downhill.

A mid-range alternative is to climb to the Asiago Plateau and continue through the town of Asiago before descending back down to the Brenta River at Valstagna to join the easier route for the final cruise into Bassano. 

The most challenging option follows the Brenta River route to Valstagna, then climbs UP this switchback dream to the Asiago Plateau before descending directly into beautiful Bassano.

Distance
69‑112km
Elevation
400‑1,660m
Strada Menador
(857m)
Passo Vezzena
(170m)
Valstanga Foza
(970m)
Overnight
Bassano del Grappa
Day
5
Friday, May 24, 2024
Marostica or Asolo, or Marostica and Asolo

Bassano is a great base for cycling, as it offers a lot of riding options. A wonderful loop that takes in Marostica and the climbs of San Luca and La Rosina can be done on its own or combined with another loop ride that passes through picturesque Asolo and Possagno.

Make sure to leave enough time and energy to explore Bassano with its multitude of bars, restaurants, and boutique shops.

Distance
33‑91km
Elevation
680‑1,510m
Marostica-San Luca
(345m)
La Rosina
(140m)
Asolo-from Pagnano
(93m)
Via le Valle to Castelli di Monfumo
(131m)
Via Olivi to Possagno monument
(93m)
Overnight
Bassano del Grappa
Day
6
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Giro Battles on the Famed Monte Grappa

This is likely to be THE big day of the Giro as the race climbs the Monte Grappa not once but twice. It is also a big day to test yourself on the Monte Grappa, a deceptively challenging climb, even when only tackled once. 

If you didn't get to ride the Possagno loop the prior day, you can either combine your Grappa ascent with this ride or simply head straight for the Monte Grappa, as the ride out of Bassano provides adequate warm-up before the ascent begins. Choose your Giro viewing point on the mountain itself or climb it first then head for the finish to watch on the big screen and see the finish live. Either way, it's going to be meravigliosa!

Distance
62‑101km
Elevation
1,750‑2,400m
Monte Grappa
(1,499m)
Via le Valle to Castelli di Monfumo
(131m)
Via Olivi to Possagno monument
(93m)
Special Event
Overnight
Bassano del Grappa
Day
7
Sunday, May 26, 2024
Arrivederci!

After a last breakfast, it’s time for the transfer back to Venice for your trip home or further explorations in the area.

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