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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Italian

About this tour

The Tour Start In Milan  And Finishes In Florence🧳✈️ Embark on an exhilarating VIP Tour de France 2024 🚴‍♂️, where you’ll conquer the challenging ascents of the majestic Dolomites, including the iconic Stelvio pass. Your cycling adventure begins in Bormio, nestled amidst breathtaking mountain passes, offering a daily exploration of picturesque landscapes.

The journey then transitions to Florence for the Grand Départ, marking the historic start of the Tour de France in Italy. Immerse yourself in the rich cycling heritage of the nation, experiencing VIP starts, crossing stage finish lines in Bologna, and exploring the scenic vineyards of Chianti. Limited to a cozy group of ten, our guides will be your constant companions, ensuring an exceptional experience on and off the bike. Enjoy VIP access points, shared convivial moments, and create memories that last a lifetime. Join us on this exclusive two-part adventure, blending challenging cycling escapades with the cultural splendor of Italy’s cycling legacy.🚵‍♀️🍇

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For Enquiry of this Tour, please contact Direct Flights
Kindly send us your email to: bookings@directflights.com.au

Package expires at on 31st, May 2024

Highlights

  • 🚴‍♂️ Join the Tour de France 2024 Grand Départ in Florence! 🇮🇹 VIP area next to the starting line for an exclusive experience.
  • 🏆 Podium Day in Bologna! Exceptional view, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. 🥂 Enjoy live race broadcasting and champagne at the Izoard finish line.
  • 🍽️ Delightful French picnic lunches in picturesque settings. 🥖 Fresh ingredients for a memorable experience.
  • 🚐 Van Tour Guide Assistance: Daily route planning, bike prep, picnics, snacks, and expert support during excursions. 🗺️🚲
  • 🚴‍♀️ Support for Biking Tour with Van: Comfortable rides for drivers and 8 participants.Ready for an unforgettable cycling adventure

Included/Excluded

  • 4 nights stay in Bormio at QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi - 5* or similar
  • 3 nights stay in Florence at Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti - 4* or similar
  • All transfers during the trip
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 6 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
  • 5 dinners
  • Snacks and drinks when biking with 1 energy pack
  • VIP Village Departure in Florence
  • Podium Day in Bologna
  • Izoard finish line area in Bologna
  • Tour de France gift
  • 1 bike jersey
  • A certified guide
  • Van assistance
  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing, and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Itinerary

Our journey will commence in the early afternoon at Milan's airport or station as we join the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Transfer to the hotel in Bormio, which takes about 3 hours. Located in the heart of the Dolomites, Bormio is a classic Italian town, and the ideal starting point for exploring the best climbs in the Region. After a brief orientation meeting and bike fitting, you can take your time to explore the town on foot, or even hop on your bike and discover some great short loops from the hotel. Tonight, we'll meet for dinner (no drinks) at the hotel restaurant and toast the start of our adventure. Overnight stay in Valdidentro at QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi or similar.

Lunch, Dinner

Get ready for an amazing cycling adventure on the first day in the heart of the Dolomites. The Dolomites are every cyclist's dream with their stunning peaks to conquer and breathtaking views. Today, you'll conquer 3 passes: Passo di Foscagno (2289m-7710 feet), Passo d'Eira (2208m-7244 feet), and Forcala di Livigno (2313m-7588 feet). It's a fantastic warm-up ride with mesmerizing views of the Italian Alps at every turn. Take time this evening to dine in one of Bormio's many restaurants and discover the atmosphere of this alpine town (not included). Overnight stay in Valdidentro at QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi or similar.

Lunch

After breakfast, today you'll be heading to conquer the most famous pass in the Dolomites: the renowned Stelvio (2758m - 9048 feet). Things get pretty serious right from the start of the climb, as Bormio is situated right at the base of the Stelvio. You'll be tackling its 20km (12.4 mi) ascent and cruising through its famous twists and turns, all while soaking in the incredible views of the valley. For the extra motivated folks out there, you can even descend on the other side and make your way back up to the north face. By doing this, you'll have conquered both sides of this breathtaking route and achieved a cumulative vertical drop of 3385 m (1263 feet)! Afterwards, it's time to head back to Bormio for a delightful evening at a restaurant, where dinner (no drinks) will be served for everyone. This will be the perfect opportunity to share your experiences and feelings during your conquering of the Stelvio. Overnight stay in Valdidentro at QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi or similar.

Lunch, Dinner

Today is your last day of cycling, and it's going to be a good one. We have a 100km (64 mi) loop planned for you, with two mountain passes: the Passo del Mortirolo (1855m - 6086 feet) and the Passo di Gavia (2618m - 8589 feet). The Mortirolo is a tough one, starting off with just over 12km (7.4 mi) and an average gradient of 10.5%. There are even sections that go over 18%! But don't worry, after the descent and a few kilometers of recovery, you'll tackle the Passo Gavia. It's a bit longer at 17km (10.5 mi), but it's a steadier climb with an average gradient of 7.9%. Once you've conquered these climbs, you'll be ready to head back to the hotel and enjoy a dinner (no drinks). It'll be the perfect way to end this amazing day. Overnight stay in Valdidentro at QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi or similar.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, you'll be transferred to Florence to finally experience the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2024. You'll have time to settle into your hotel and then explore Florence. Take a walk through its charming streets and discover the different sides of this amazing city. You'll already feel the excitement of the Tour de France getting closer. Who knows, you might even see some riders around town. Tonight, we'll all meet at the hotel for dinner (no drinks) and to discuss our predictions for the first stage of the race tomorrow. Overnight stay in Florence at Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti or similar.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It's the big day, the long-awaited day: the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2024 in Florence! You're going to experience the Grand Départ in a VIP area right next to the starting line. You'll get to meet some of the riders and feel the excitement of a Grand Départ with a crazy crowd! You have exclusive access to the designated sign-in zone "Departure Village Florence" where professional teams commence the race and where media, event officials, and former professionals congregate prior to the commencement of each stage. This presents a remarkable opportunity to meet esteemed figures in the world of cycling, including legendary cyclists and prominent members of the cycling media Once the start has been given, we'll have lunch together and then get back on our bikes for a short loop through the Chianti region and its magnificent vineyards. You'll then head off to explore Florence's surroundings, and finally return to Florence, where you'll be free to enjoy your evening. Overnight stay in Florence at Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti or similar.

Breakfast, Lunch

Today, you'll get to step into the shoes of a Tour de France rider. Ever dreamt of crossing the finish line and standing on the podium, just like the pros? Well, today is your lucky day because you'll get to experience it all! You'll start by riding the last 40km of the day's stage, going up the famous San Luca Basilica hill, which is also the final climb of the Giro d'Emilia pro race. Once you reach Bologna, you'll even get to pass the finish line and make your way up to the Tour podium for a truly unforgettable moment. And that's not all! You'll also have access to the VIP finish area "Izoard finish line area Bologna", right next to the finish line, where you can enjoy watching the professional peloton arrive as VIPs, all while sipping on a glass of champagne. Get ready for an incredible day! Overnight stay in Florence at Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti or similar.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

While the peloton heads for the French border, it's your departure day. After a hearty breakfast, your guides will take you to Florence airport or train station.

Breakfast

QC Terme Bagni di Bormio Bagni Nuovi

Bormio The Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi, a 5 star hotel with its adjoining thermal centre, is part of the famous Bagni di Bormio complex. Its luxurious art nouveau building and spectacular views make it the perfect place for a wellness break surrounded by the majestic nature of the Stelvio National Park.

Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti

Florence Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti, housed in a 19th-century building, is located in the historic center of Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It offers 50 rooms spread over three floors, accessible by an elevator. The rooms are air-conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi, a private bathroom, and amenities such as a desk, flat-screen TV, wardrobe, safe, and on-demand laundry service. Additionally, it has two conference rooms. All common areas, from the breakfast room to the floors, are accessible to guests with disabilities.

Durations

8 Days 7 Nights

Languages

English
Italian

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Road Bike- Scott Addict 20 Disc

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 20 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel. Available sizes : S, M, L, XL

FEATURES:

  • Frame : Addict Disc HMF Carbon technology Endurance geometry
  • Shifters : Shimano 105 ST-R7020
  • Crank : Shimano FC-R7000 50-34
  • Cassette : Shimano CS-R7000, 11-32, 11 speeds
  • Disc Brakes: Shimano BR-R7070 Hyd Disc, 160 mm
  • Wheels : Syncros RP2.0 Disc 28 Front
  • Tires : Schwalbe ONE Fold, 700x30C
  • Weight : 8,40 kg / 18,52 lbs
Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to  Book Now  for details.

 

Road Bike- Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next road. Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL
 
FEATURES:
  • Frame : Torayca T600 UD
  • Shifters :Shimano 105 Di2 12V
  • Crank : Shimano 105 - 50-34T
  • Cassette :Shimano 105 CS-R7100, 11-34, 12 speed
  • Disc Brakes: Shimano 105, rotor 160mm
  • Wheels : Fullcrum Racing 800
  • Tires : Pirelli P7 Sport
  • Weight : 9,15kg
Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now for details.

 

Road Bike: Trek Emonda SLR 7

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise. Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
 
FEATURES:
  • Frame : 800 Series OCLV Carbon
  • Shifters : Shimano Ultegra R8170 Di2
  • Crank : Shimano Ultegra R8100, 50-34
  • Cassette : Shimano Ultegra R8100, 11-34, 12 speeds Disc
  • Brakes : Shimano MT800, centerlock, 160 mm
  • Wheels : Bontrager Aerolus Pro 37
  • Tires : Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25C Weight : 7,76 kg / 17,11 lbs
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DF/ETG-13693

  • 24 June 20240

  • AUD$10441 Per Person/Twin Share

Tour's Location

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