The Giro d’Italia with inGamba

$7,950

InGamba is going to celebrate the 2018 Giro d’Italia in style. And we officially invite you to join the fun! Our very own Eros Poli is going to be your guide to the Corsa Rosa, arguably the season’s most difficult, and most beautiful, Grand Tour.

With a palmarès that includes an Olympic gold medal and a legendary stage of the ’94 Tour de France, Eros is the perfect guide for this race, and he will not only share his vast knowledge of the pro peloton, but also show you some of the most amazing rides that Italy has to offer.

The 2018 route has been announced and it looks to be a classic. Eros is prepared to take you behind-the-scenes with the teams, onto the routes and aboard your very own Pinarello F10 Disk for some of the epic climbs of the Giro. We are particularly looking forward to the ITT and the chance to climb the Colle delle Finestre, which will feature prominently on Stage 19 of this years Giro.

We promise the 2018 version of our Giro d’Italia trip will be filled with Mangia, Beve and Bici.

Included With Trip:

  • All lodging*
  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello Dogma F10 Disk with SRAM RED eTap 11-speed WiFLi components and daily bike wash
  • One Giordana FRc custom inGamba cycling kit
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

 

*Pre/post-trip lodging is not included

**Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges

Trip at a Glance

Start Location:

Milan

Finish Location:

Milan

Days Riding:

8

Group Size:

10 - 14

Total Distance:

433km

Total Elevation:

9701m

Longest Day:

Giro ITT: Trento Rovereto Campana dei Caduti 80km

Biggest Climbing Day:

Colle delle Finestre 2500m

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Day by Day Breakdown

1

Borghetto

Welcome to Italy! Lake Garda should need no introduction, it͛s internationally renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes inthe world. Its banks and the nearby hills are treasure troves full of small, picturesque towns and breathtaking panoramic views. It͛s the perfect place to explore by bike, especially because this is Eros͛ home turf, meaning heknows all the best roads. Today our test ride is short enough to let you get used to the bike, and make any necessary adjustments. But, also long enough to shake out any cobwebs built up during your flight
2

Lumini

The largest lake in the country, Lake Garda is a perennial favorite of the rich and famous, who have flocked here since Roman times for the incredible views, calm waters and perfect climate. Our ride will begin with a rolling path at the beginning to the feet of the Lumini climb. A heart pounding descent to the lake.
3

Giro ITT: Trento Rovereto Campana dei Caduti

Today we join up with the 2018 Giro d'Italia for Stage 16, a 34.5 kilometer individual test against the clock. We will ride the shoreline Lake Garda to the top where the ITT finishes. There is a special monument near the finish of today's stage dedicated to those who died in World War I. Here will take in grand atmosphere, before shuttling back to our hotel for the night.
4

Barbaresco-Barolo

Barbaresco-Barolo is Italian wine country and today we ride the same route as the 2015 Giro d'Italia ITT route. The course is rolling with some punchy climbs and ripping descents. The views are amazing as we roll past vineyards and orchards. It will be a fun day on the bike.
5

Prato Nevoso

We're off to the see the finish of Stage 18 in Prato Nevoso. After railing most of this 200km stage consisting of fairly flat Italian roads the rider arrive at the base of the final steep ramp. We, too, get to climb our way to the finish, but just ahead of the riders, so we can watch the final fireworks. It was included on the 2008 Tour de France and was won by Carlos Sastre.
6

Colle delle Finestre

This morning the riders will take on 4 categorized climbs, including the much feared and beloved Colle delle Finestre. Not to be left out of the festivities we will also take on the Finestre and the Sestriere, before climbing our way to the Stage Finish in Jaferau. The Finestre is a climb where legends have been made and a few have been broken. The climb holds a pretty consistent 9 to 10 percent from top to bottom, with a couple of 14 thrown in for good measure. And for those who love the gnar, a stretch of this beauty is still unpaved.
7

Cervinia

Stage 20 is a 214km affair with about a 130km run up before hitting the Col Tsecore, Col de Saint Pantadeléon and finally the Cervinia. We will take a transfer in the morning to Donnas and then ride the long, gradual climb to the town of Cervinia where we will take in the finale of Stage 20. We will watch the finish from the comfort of our Suites overlooking the finish line.
8

Trip Extension Ride: Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia

The start of the 2018 Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia is right outside our hotel door. So we will roll out of bed, grab a bite to eat and join the ride. The route is basically a shortened version of Stage 20 of the Giro with the mountain top finish in Cervinia and should make for a great final day on the bike.

We are offering entries to anyone who would like to stay an extra day and ride the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia. You will find details at checkout. Any questions please reach out to us at info@ingamba.pro
9

Headed for Home

After breakfast we will say goodbye to Italy and take the winding trip down the mountains to Milan. After a week of chasing the Giro and riding some of the best roads Italy has to offer, we will be going home with stronger legs and great memories.

PINARELLO DOGMA F10 DISK

FRAMESET:

Pinarello Dogma F10 Disk

COCKPIT:

ZIPP Service Course SL

GRUPPO:

SRAM RED eTap 11-speed WiFLi

PEDALS:

Speedplay Zero or your own

SADDLE:

fi’zi:k Arione, Antares, Aliante, Donna, Vesta or your own

WHEELSET:

Zipp 302 Carbon Clinchers

TIRES:

Vittoria Corsa CX

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite Custom Race

BIDON:

Elite Corsa Team

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 820