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Giro d'Italia EXPLORER | 7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS TREKTRAVEL.COM | 866-464-8735 GIRO D'ITALIA JOIN U S FOR ITALY'S GRAND TOU R From Savor the excitement of Italy's largest cycling event and treat yourself $4 899 to a week of incredible riding in simply stunning scenery. The Giro was Ri der Type started in 1909 by La Gazzetta dello Sport, an Italian newspaper, to Avid showcase the glory and beauty of Italy from north to south. Today, it Hotel Styl e still lives on as the world's hardest race in one of its most beautiful Explo rer places. It rivals the Tour de France in size and scope, but the climbs are steeper and there are days when the drama runs deeper. We'll see it all Durati on 7 days | 6 night s on this very special race viewing vacation, as we grind famous climbs like the Zoncolan, Tre Croci and Passo Giau days before the pros Start | End themselves. You'll get a taste of true race action with VIP access to T reviso , It aly | Vero na, It aly three stages, behind the scenes tours of the team bus and equipment and a special visit with the Trek-Segafredo team. We'll even ride the Dates Dat es C o ming S o o n official time trial course and cross the finish line just like the pros on the day of the race. Top it all off with breathtaking scenery, first class guide support, warm Italian hospitality, mouthwatering food and charming hotels-and you have the recipe for the pro race trip of a lifetime! Our Giro d'Italia trip was covered in the Washington Post. Read Coverage» TRIP WOWS Ride on the official Giro Time Trial course and cross the finish line with a podium experience in Roverto Ride on the official race course of Stage 15 and experience a fly-by viewing on the Tre Croci climb Ride the legendary Monte Zoncolan just before the Pros on Stage 14, then watch them tackle "the hardest climb in the world" with VIP access
Meet the Trek-Segafredo team for cocktail hour and get the chance to tour the team bus VIP access on ITT course and stage finish viewing in the town of Roverto Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine and wines blending local Italian and Austrian flavors DAILY ITINERARY 2018 TOD AY 'S RID E: Day S a n D a n ie le d e l F r u ili a A r t a T erm e Approximately 32 miles with 2,760 f eet of climbing 1 D ESCRIPTION: Molto bello! The bellissimo world of Italy welcomes you. Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Treviso Centrale train station at 11:00 AM on the f irst day of the trip. The Giro d’ Italia adventure begins with a scenic 90- minute shuttle to the Friuli region, known f or its romantic medieval castles and f amous San Daniele cured ham. You’ll arrive at a picturesque spot perf ect to enjoy a light, local lunch. Your guides will then ensure a comf ortable f it to your Trek Domane road bike and you’ll take to the open road to shake of f the travel and test your legs. We'll ride on the of f icial course of stage 14 which will introduce you to the Dolomites and town of Arta Terme, your home f or next three nights. Relax and get settled, f or tonight your guides will host a rousing round of introductions f or you and your travel companions over cocktails and a savory welcome f east in town. HOTEL: Grand Hotel Gortani MEALS: VIS IT WEBS IT E Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
TOD AY 'S RID E: Day A r t a T e r m e t o Pa sso D u r o n Approximately 4 6 miles with 5,325 TOD AY 'S TEAM ACCESS: B e h in d t h e sc e n e s wit h T r e k- f eet of climbing S ega f redo 2 D ESCRIPTION: Today's scenery will take your breath away and provide a perf ect warm-up bef ore tomorrow's challenge. We'll get ahead of the pros and cover part of tomorrow's mountain stage, including the climb of Passo Duran and descent into the village of Ravascleto. We'll stop short of Monte Zoncolan, but you'll get a view of our challenge tomorrow. We'll break f or lunch along the way and discuss the "charms" of climbing Zoncolan, one of the hardest climbs in the world. When we're done riding, you can change and ref resh bef ore tonight's big outing: a team meeting with Trek-Segaf redo members, riders and mechanics. You'll get a f irst-hand view of the team bus and equipment as well as a cocktail hour with the team! Prepare your most strategic questions about the race and racing, and bring your team gear f or autographs. This will be a night you'll never f orget. HOTEL: INCLU D ED MEALS: Grand Hotel Gortani Breakf ast | Lunch | Social Hour | VIS IT WEBS IT E Dinner TOD AY 'S RID E: TOD AY 'S RACE ACCESS: Day A r t a T e r m e t o Z o n c o la n Approximately 22 miles with 5,200 R id e o n r a c e c o u r se o f S t a g e 1 4 a n d V I P live r a c e ﬁ n ish f eet of climbing vie win g 3 D ESCRIPTION: Today is the day. Climbing specialists all over the world have called Monte Zoncolan "the hardest climb in the world," in the same rarif ied company as Spain's Angliru and Italy's Mortirolo. It's a mix of steep grades over a long ascent, and has been f eatured in the Giro f ive times. We'll take the same route as the pros starting f rom Ovaro. Take your time, pace yourself and snap some photos as you ride to the roof of the Dolomites, gaining almost 4 ,000 f eet over six miles! This is hallowed ground, the road that has created Giro champions like Simoni, Basso and Nibali. At the summit, your Trek Travel guides will be waiting with f ood and the perf ect VIP viewing spot to watch the race unf old just a short time later. Af ter the pink jersey has been decided f or the day we'll descend into the valley and take a short shuttle to the hotel. Your epic climb will be in the books and you'll have bragging rights f or the rest of your lif e. HOTEL: Grand Hotel Gortani INCLU D ED MEALS: VIS IT WEBS IT E Breakf ast | Lunch | Dinner TOD AY 'S RID E: Day F o r n i d i S o t o a C o r t in a wit h T re Croc i TOD AY ’S RACE ACCESS: R id e o n r a c e c o u r se o f S t a g e Approximately 56 miles with 7,000 1 5 a n d ﬂ y b y vie win g o n t h e f eet of climbing T r e C r o c i c lim b 4 D ESCRIPTION: This morning we will say goodbye to Arta Terme and move in the direction of the Giro. We'll take a short shuttle to get on course and then ride through the jewels of stage 15. That includes Cortina, a small village known inf ormally as the capital of Dolomites, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1956 and has provided the backdrop f or movies and other major sporting events. It's here where we start climbing the f amous Tre Croci. During World War I, it was part of the 'Sbarramento Passo Tre Croci' of the 'Vallo Alpino'; a def ensive line that ran all through the eastern Alps, close to what was then the f rontier with Austria.You can still see some military bunkers along the road, an artif act of an age gone by. The scenery is unimaginably beautif ul with sweeping views of mountains and valleys, all blue-hued against a crystal sky. Af ter the race has f inished, we will descend back to Cortina and relax. Tonight you can enjoy an evening on your own and explore the town f or dinner. HOTEL: Hotel Ambra Cortina INCLU D ED MEALS: VIS IT WEBS IT E Breakf ast | Lunch
TOD AY 'S RID E: Day C o r t in a t o M o e n a via G ia u e S a n Pe le g r in o Approximately 4 7 miles with 8,215 f eet of climbing 5 D ESCRIPTION: It's a rest day f or the pros, but not one f or us. Today we tackle another mighty member of the Dolomites hall of f ame: the Passo Giau. This climb is on every climber's bucket list of Italian monoliths and has been f eatured in the Giro most recently in 2013. It boasts an average gradient of 9% f or six miles, with the harshest grades at the very beginning. Celebrate your accomplishment at the top with an apple strudel and hot chocolate bef ore descending down into a pasture of mountains and lakes, a short break bef ore you conquer the next climb, St. Pellegrino. Af ter your legs stand up to the test, we will descend into the charming village of Moena f or beer and pizza bef ore hopping a shuttle to Trento to rejoin the race course f or one f inal day of drama! HOTEL: Hotel Everest INCLU D ED MEALS: VIS IT WEBS IT E Breakf ast | Lunch TOD AY 'S RID E: Day T r e n t o t o R o ve r t o T im e t r ia l c o u r se TOD AY 'S RACE ACCESS: R id e o n t h e o ﬃ c ia l IT T Approximately 22 miles with 1,000 c o u r se a n d c r o ss t h e ﬁ n ish f eet of climbing lin e 6 D ESCRIPTION: Today is perhaps the most dramatic day on the race schedule—the individual time trial! We'll wake up in the host village, and take a stroll to watch the pros prep f or their race of truth. They'll be warming up, giving interviews and shaking out their pre-race jitters all just steps away. Today your VIP pass will allow you to ride on the of f icial course, even crossing the f inish line in Roverto and snapping your own picture on the podium! Raise your arms and gaze out on the race f inish; only the cherished f ew get a view like this. We'll have reserved VIP viewing at the f inish line and can witness this f undamental stage that's sure to shake up the general classif ication. Af ter the f inish we'll come back to Trento and walk to a local restaurant f or a f arewell dinner. Raise a glass and celebrate a week of cycling in a beautif ul place with new f riends! HOTEL: INCLU D ED MEALS: Hotel Everest Breakf ast | Lunch | Social Hour | VIS IT WEBS IT E Dinner TOD AY 'S ACTIV ITY : Day D epart ure D ESCRIPTION: What a week! Take your chance this morning to sleep in or enjoy a f inal stroll through the town of Trento. Savor 7 one last relaxing breakf ast with a cappuccino while taking in the views bef ore you bid this charming town a f arewell ciao! You’ll say goodbye to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Everest and then shuttle one hour to Verona Train Station (Verona Porta Nuova), arriving at approximately 11:00 AM. Please allow adequate connection time f or any ongoing travel to accommodate possible delays. INCLU D ED MEALS: Breakf ast WHAT'S INCLUDED For us, the details matter most Every moment of a Trek Travel bike t rip has more t han you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It 's t he lit t le addit ions t o every Trek Travel cycling vacat ion t hat make it t ruly special. And t hat 's how we help you creat e more memories. What's Included • 6 night s of accommodat ion at handpicked hot els • Two experienced guides t o provide local knowledge, support , and camaraderie
• Daily rout e support wit h bot h guides and our support van • Daily breakfast , 6 lunches and 4 dinners • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 • Up t o t hree daily rout e opt ions on riding days • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride • Trek Travel Bont rager cycling jersey and socks t o keep • Trek-Segafredo pro t eam kit t o keep • Cust omized Road ID • Trek Travel wat er bot t les t o keep • Each bike is equipped wit h a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS comput er, flat pack, front and rear Bont rager Flare R light s, a Bont rager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mount ain pedals, caged or flat pedals) • All grat uit ies for drivers, local expert s and hospit alit y st aff • All luggage t ransfers and t ransport at ion during your t rip • A personalized phot obook of your t rip • Ent rance fees for all act ivit ies, privat e t ours and event s Gear • Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike wit h Shimano Di2 elect ronic shift ing • Trek Travel Bont rager cycling jersey and socks t o keep • Trek-Segafredo pro t eam kit t o keep • Trek Travel wat er bot t les t o keep • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mount ain pedals, caged or flat pedals • Bont rager helmet and saddle • Bont rager front and rear Flare R light s and a flat pack • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS comput er • Upgrade your bike t o include carbon wheels (+$200) • Coupon valued up t o $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior t o your t rip. • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit. T HANK YOU R GU IDES , BY T IP P ING Grat uit ies for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your t rip price. We recommend t ipping 7.5-10% of your t rip price for t he guide t eam. Local currency is preferred and unless you want t o t ip separat ely, guides will divide t ips amongst t hemselves. Please t ip your guides at your discret ion, based on t heir level of professionalism, guest care and service. What’s Not Included • Airfare and t ransport at ion t o and from t he t rip pick-up/drop-off locat ions • Lodging before and aft er t he t rip • Personal it ems purchased during t he t rip • Opt ional act ivit ies not scheduled by Trek Travel • On select t rips some meals are not included. On t hese t rips, Trek Travel invit es you t o explore t he local cuisine at your leisure. HOTELS GRAND HOT EL GORTANI HOT EL AMBRA C ORT INA HOT EL EVERES T A R TA TE R M E , I TA LY C O R TI N A , I TA LY TR E N TO , I TA LY The Grand Hot el Gort ani is a short Hot el Ambra Cort ina is t he perfect Hot el Everest is one part bed and ride from t he foot of t he Zoncolan spot t o enjoy everyt hing t hat breakfast –run by a cycling-crazy and t he perfect escape aft er a hard Cort ina has t o offer. It s classic family for over 60 years–and one ride. This 19-cent ury hot el is alpine look exudes luxury while t he part modern get away wit h new, brimming wit h charm and includes a modern amenit ies make for a luxuriously appoint ed rooms t hat full spa, heat ed swimming pool and decadent escape. This is a t rue include all t he amenit ies you could plent y of mount ain mot ifs. luxury bout ique experience in t he ever want . It 's also t he perfect heart of t he Dolomit es. place t o roll out and access t he race village of St age 16 as well as
t he t ime t rial course. MEETING & DEPARTING How To Get There Meeting Time And Location We suggest t hat you arrive at least Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at t he Treviso Cent rale t rain st at ion at one day prior t o t he t rip st art , 11:00 AM on t he first day of t he t rip. The Giro d’It alia advent ure begins wit h a which will enable you t o adjust t o scenic 90-minut e shut t le t o t he Friuli region, known for it s romant ic medieval t he t ime zone and minimize t he cast les and famous San Daniele cured ham. You’ll arrive at a pict uresque risk of missing t he t rip st art due t o spot perfect t o enjoy a light , local lunch. flight -relat ed delays. If you will be lat e for t he pick-up or are going t o miss it alt oget her, please We recommend t hat you fly int o inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before t he t rip st art wit h Verona, It aly (VRN). From t he t heir names and cont act det ails. If you cannot reach t hem, please call our Verona, It aly airport (VRN), you can first hot el, Grand Hot el Gort ani (+39 0433 928754) and leave a message wit h t ake a t rain t o Treviso, which your expect ed arrival t ime and cont act det ails. leaves every couple of hours and t akes about 1.5 hours. Alt ernat ively, you can fly int o Marco Polo Int ernat ional Airport in Departing Time And Location Venice (VCE) and t hen t ake a t rain from Venice Sant a Lucia t rain You’ll say goodbye t o your guides at 10:00 AM at t he Hot el Everest and t hen st at ion, which t akes about a half shut t le one hour t o Verona Train St at ion (Verona Port a Nuova), arriving at an hour. It alian t rain schedules can approximat ely 11:00 AM. Please allow adequat e connect ion t ime for any be found on www.TrenIt alia.com. ongoing t ravel t o accommodat e possible delays. ESCALUS LUXURY SUITES Before & After: Verona, The exclusive choice of t hose seeking elegance, sublime at t ent ion t o det ail and a refined welcome, t his bout ique hot el is just a st one’s t hrow from t he Italy Arena and Piazza Bra. A t own rich in hist ory and cult ure, www.EscalusVerona.com | ~$235 Verona is a gem of nort hern It aly and celebrat ed by Shakespeare, HOTEL ACCADEMI who made it famous as t he romant ic set t ing for Romeo and A hist oric mansion dat ing t o t he lat e 16t h cent ury, t his elegant hot el is Juliet . A splendid, ancient corner locat ed in t he cent er of Verona. Well placed on t he via Mazzini, in t he cent er of t he Venet o region, Verona is of Verona’s exclusive shopping dist rict , t his hot el is convenient ly posit ioned nest led bet ween t he river Adige bet ween Piazza Bra, t he Arena and Erbe Square wit h Giuliet t a’s House and and Lake Garda, and is int imat ely it s legendary balcony. linked t o t heir wat ers. Here, you’ll find plent y of at t ract ions t o keep www.hot elaccademiaverona.it | ~$200 you occupied. We recommend t he following accommodat ions for HOTEL SAN PIE TRO your pre and post -t rip hot el: The hot el was finely renovat ed in 2005 wit h a cont emporary It alian design. Close t o t he cit y cent er, t rain st at ion, and Arena, all can be easily reached on foot , free shut t le service offered by t he hot el, or free bike rent al offered by t he hot el. www.Hot elSanPiet roVerona.it | ~$175 * Hote ls liste d above are loc al prope rtie s we love . We do not have spe c ial rate s available .
FAQS What Are The Daily Rides What are the options for a non-rider travel companion? Like? This dest inat ion is best suit ed t o guest s who want t o cycle every day. • Rider Type | 4 - Avid Because of t he t errain and/or remot eness of t he hot els and riding rout es, t here are few, if any, non-riding opt ions available. If a non-rider want s t o • Average Daily Mileage | 32 accompany a rider guest on t his t rip, t hey would need t o spend many hours in • Terrain | Mount ainous t he van and/or at t he hot els on t he t rip. Due t o t his, we st rongly discourage • Average Daily Elevat ion | 4,214 non-riders from t his dest inat ion. As an alt ernat ive, call a Trek Travel Trip feet Consult ant at 866.464.8735 for t rip suggest ions where more non-rider • Tot al Miles | 225 act ivit ies are available, such as: • Tot al Elevat ion | 29,500 feet • Tuscany Averages and t ot als are calculat ed • Barcelona Villa from our "Avid Ride" opt ions. • Provence The t errain is challenging, wit h st eep climbs followed by long Trip Changes descent s. Giro d’It alia is best suit ed for our Type 4 riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily See it inerary for specific daily ride dist ances and elevat ion opt ions. On all of accommodat e Type 3 riders, who our vacat ions, Trek Travel st rives t o find quiet , paved secondary roads or seek less mileage or fewer uphills, bike pat hs t o experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as wit h a boost in t he van. possible. Our it ineraries are an approximat ion of our t rips. Trek Travel st rives t o offer every guest a vacat ion of a lifet ime on every t rip. At t imes rout es, hot els, act ivit ies, et c. list ed here may change at t he discret ion of t he t rip designer or guides t o improve t he t rip experience.
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