Giro d’Italia 2021
Cycle the complete Giro yourself this year!
Insiders consider the Giro d’Italia to be the toughest and most challenging of all three Grand Tours. But the Giro is so much more: delicious food, outstanding coffee, cultural gems and wonderful nature. Bella Italia is waiting for you!
Italy is a fantastic country for cycling. The combination of marvellous nature, mixed with a rich cultural history, make for a great experience. Winding roads across rugged coastlines, historical sites, challenging climbs and authentic villages alternate at a rapid pace. Every now and then you will forgot you are cycling a Grand Tour, only to be immersed in the vivid Italian culture at the finish town. And then we haven’t even mentioned the best that Italy has to offer: the food and drinks. Italy is renowned for its great cuisine, made of fresh, local ingredients. Everything a cyclist needs to excel.
The Giro’s history is every bit as impressive as the history of Italy itself. From the days that Bartali en Coppi fought epic battles on the flanks of the Stelvio, till the legendary solo of Chris Froome on the Colle delle Finestre. Or what to think of Tom Dumoulin, troubled with a sanitary brake, but still managed to bring back the pink jersey back to Milan. This year we will be trying to follow the tracks of these illustrious predecessors and will cycle the whole route ourselves, one day ahead of the pros. Every fucking inch. Of course with excellent support, otherwise such a challenge is unfeasible.
The fact that the Giro is being cycled in the springtime is what makes it harder then the other two Grand Tours. This makes for an advantage for cycling the Giro yourself, because the summer heat that might be present in July in France, or in August in Spain, will not be one of your issues. Italy in the spring time is ideal for cycling: an average temperature of 20 degrees and if the sun is shining it will be perfect. Sounds good right? There is a catch though: the mountain passes will be all but snow-free this early in the year so some mountain stages will be chilly or even be cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Nobody said that cycling a Grand Tour would be easy…
Our goal is to get everyone to cycle the full distance to Milan. This means that this is no race and we will be cycling in groups of equal level as much as possible. Especially in the 'flat' stages. You don’t have to be a (ex-)professional cyclist or pack years of experience on the bike to join in. Our tours in the past have proven this, with people from all ages, genders and different levels of stamina joining in. Important is that you are a trained cyclist, have good perseverance, but above all, enjoy cycling (long distances)!
We will stay in good quality, though not luxurious, hotels. Some are also used by the professionals the day afterwards. We always try to find quiet areas, so maximal time can be spend on rest and recovery. Nutrition is optimised for the enormous caloric requirement that cycling a Grand Tour entails. Every day we will supply a finish meal, 3-course dinner or buffet, supplemented if necessary. This is also true for breakfast, lunch and en-route supplies. A shortage of food is unthinkable.
Just like the Pro’s , we will (unfortunately) always have transfers. This means some additional time will be spent in the car or bus. We do, however, try to minimalize the amount of transfers by selecting hotels in either the departure or finish town.
The details of the route are not yet announced, except for the fact that the first 3 stages might take place in Hungary. This will be followed with a rest day and the route will then continue in Italy. The final details of the route will be announced in October / November, but we will be present in the Giro d’Italia next year nonetheless!
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We already held a number of informational meetings about this trip. These will be held again for the Grand Tours of 2022 in the autumn of 2021. Are you interested in riding a Grand Tour? Let us know and we will get back with you as soon as possible.