7 days

Il Giro d'Italia: the routes of the "pink shirt"

DAY 1

TOUR TOWARDS PIANCAVALLO – 60 KM

Arrival at the facility and meeting with the tour assistant for the details about the possible different routes available and bike delivery to those who did not bring them along. Departure towards Piancavallo, one of the historical ascents of the Giro d’Italia. The tough uphill will lead you to the top of Mount Cavallo, finish line of several stages. The descent will be down the north side towards the Lake Barcis and Montereale Valcellina, for a total 60 Km itinerary. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 2

THE MONSTER OF THE LAKE TOUR – 80/160 KM

Departure after breakfast for the tour from Aviano via Caneva, Vittorio Veneto and Fadalto to the Vajont dam, finally reaching Erto. Bag lunch and return by car with bicycle support vehicle service. The route is about 80 Km long but it is possible to continue and descend with the bike towards the Lake Barcis to Aviano. The route will be then 160 Km approximately. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

DAY 3

THE HILLS OF PROSECCO TOUR – 70 KM

Departure for the tour from Aviano to Conegliano and up to the beautiful Prosecco hills. The itinerary will go through Caneva, Cordignano, Conegliano and Refrontolo, the heart of the Prosecco zone. Lunch break on request and then a guided tour of a winery with wine tasting. Return, dinner, and overnight.

DAY 4

THE ARTS AND CRAFTS TOUR - 60 KM

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Fagagna passing through Aviano and Maniago, a small town north from Pordenone, well known for its knife production and steel craftworks. The tour will continue for Spilimbergo, a beautiful small town that boasts the famous Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli(Friuli Mosaic School)whose masterpieces are worldwide known. The itinerary is about 60 Km long; arrival at the splendid resort surrounded by nature, dinner, and overnight.

DAY 5

THE MONTE ZONCOLAN TOUR – 52 KM

Breakfast at the hotel and departure by car for Tolmezzo, where the itinerary begins with the uphill ride of the famous Monte Zoncolan, passing through Villa Santina and Ovaro. Once at the top, the descent on the side of Sutrio and Arta Terme. The itinerary is 52 Km. Arrival in Tolmezzo and meeting with the driver for the transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 6

THE ALPI GIULIE TOUR – 70/77/147 KM

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for one of the most important and challenging cycling stages, facing some of the most famous ascents (well known by those who love this sport), immersed in the splendid Western Alpi Giulie landscape. Departure from Cividale del Friuli going up along the Natisone river, riding through the hard ascent Montemaggiore (Monte Matajur), the Monte San Martino pass, the Drenchia/Crai ascent and then descending towards Cividale; the rout is about 70 Km long. Those who want a more challenging itinerary can continue the tour going up towards Tarcento and once reached Attimis engage the hard ascent of Porzus, followed by the Valle ascent, then the challenging descent down to Cividale del Friuli. This second itinerary is 77 Km long. Transfer back to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 7

FROM THE HILLS TO THE SEA TOUR – 90 KM

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Fagagna, passing through Corno di Rosazzo, Cormons and the beautiful zone of the Collio hills, Redipuglia, Duino until reaching Trieste; basically the last section of a stage of the Giro d’Italia. The itinerary is about 90 Km long. Transfer back to the hotel, end of services.

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