ITALY AND FRANCE bike tours

The greatest cycling tour
THE MOUNTAINS OF "TOUR DE FRANCE" AND "GIRO D’ITALIA" IN AN EPIC AND UNIQUE CYCLING VACATION! 10 DAYS, 1000 EMOTIONS!
10 days
7 people
90/100 km daily
TOT 600 km
hard difficulty
roadbike & e-roadbike rent
"AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE"
Kathy and I did the Hills, Sea and more tour with Luca and Ricki from Road Bike Tours Italy in May 2018.  An amazing experience with exceptional service, attention, support and encouragement from these two great guys.  Everything was catered for including the latest Bianchi road bikes, fantastic accommodation and meals and riding through beautiful countryside, Tuscan villages and around Elba Island.  We can thoroughly recommend this professional and friendly Tour group. 

Peter F Crossman
 "Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts"
Mary and I arrived in Milano not sure whether we would enjoy our week riding with Road Bike Tours Italy, but there was no need to worry. Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts and ensure we had a marvellous week of riding around the three Lakes. They asked us how we liked to ride and used that information to tailor their tour to our needs and abilities and from there we had seven wonderful days of riding! Great rides and panoramic routes from a Luca, excellent accommodation, wonderful food and drink, brilliant van support from Michela and most importantly two new friends. We got it all from a Luca and Michela and are really looking forward to joining them again for one of their other tours.

Stephen Ryan
"the perfect bike tour company"
My daughter and I were fortunate to have found Road Bike Tours Italy while searching for the perfect bike tour company that could accommodate our needs and desires. Luca and Michela were our fabulous guides during our tour of the Great Alps and we couldn't have been happier! Each day was an epic ride, punctuated by grueling climbs, amazing vistas and dizzying descents (yes, this are the epic passes made famous by the Giro d'Italia) and then rewarded by a nice hot shower in beautiful accommodations and delicious food and wine in our In addition to having incredible knowledge of the region and its cultural heritage, whereThey possess an incredible zest for life and adventure.

Ana Maria Williamson
"Absolutely perfect tour - the cycling, the tour guides, the hotels, the food – everything!"
When I booked this tour I could see from the pictures on line that it was going to be pretty outstanding but actually cycling around the three lakes was one of the most amazing things I have ever done! The long hills were a bit of a challenge for me and my husband as we hadn’t ever cycled long ascents before but we really enjoyed doing them and would love to do it again!

skiBristol
"Wonderful trip"
We were a family of four on this trip, made up of parents ages 58 and 72 and two adult children; joined by Paul, an energetic 82 year old Australian gentleman who had just come from a week of cycling in Tuscany. Of the five guests I was the only one on a road bike; the others opted for electric bikes. I found two of the days challenging with fairly long and steep climbs, but a breeze if you're on an electric.

Orbans2018
The Greatest Cycling Tour
Every cyclist knows the world famous races "Tour de France" and "Giro d’Italia".

Every cyclist knows the name of the mountain passes that the racers have to deal with when taking part: Izoard, Col de Vars, Galibier, Alpe d’Huez, Mortirolo, Gavia, Stelvio, Sella Ronda. In this epic and unique bike tour, you will ride on the roads where the most known cycling battles took place and you will be able to live 11 days in the myth of cycling.

We’ll ride across France and Italy, always supported by our bike guide and as professional cyclists, assisted by our van ready to provide help and to satisfy all your needs for an uncomplicated, peaceful cycling holiday.

€ 3940
Special Discounts For Groups of 4 or more
INCLUDED:
- 9 nights accommodations in 3 / 4 star hotel
- 9 dinners
- 9 breakfasts
- Van assistance
- Bike guide
- Luggage transport
- Medical Assistance Insurance
- transfers from/to the airport
- Bike jersey
- Luggage transfer

NOT INCLUDED:
- Lunches
- Drinks
- Tips
- Everything not explicitly written in the "Included services"
Day by day
DAY 1
Day 1: Arrival

Transfer to Cuneo from the airport, tour briefing and welcome dinner.

DAY 2
Day 2: Cuneo- Jausiers 90 km, 1540m

Today is the Great Day, our epic tour starts now! The first stage takes us from Cuneo to Jausiers (France), it is 90km long with 1540m difference in altitude.
The first mountain pass we have to deal with is the Colle della Maddalena 1996m asl. This is a long but not hard ascent, with a 31 km lenght and an average gradient of 3,6%. This ascent became famous in 1949, when Fausto Coppi won the Giro d’Italia achieving an unforgettable solo breakaway. Overnight in Jausier. 

DAY 3
Day 3: Jausier- Col de Vars- Col d' Izoard- Briançon. 90 km 2200m

The second day will be spent enterely across France; from this stage onward, we’ll ride on the most important Tour de France mountain passes, starting with the Col du Vars and the Col de Izoard. The Col du Vars (2111m asl) is 9,3km long with 885m difference in altitude. After getting to the amazing top a long descent waits for us, just before starting the world-famous Col de Izoard. The pass is 2361m high, reachable with a 19km ride; it presents a difference in altitude of 1174m and an average gradient of 6.1%. This great ascent is in every cyclist bucket list and today will be added to your "palamares"! Overnight in Briançon.

DAY 4
Day 4: Briançon- Alp d’Huez, 80km 2050m

Get ready for one of the most epic cycling routes. This important ascent is 13,9km long with a difference in altitude of 1118m. The landscape is incredible between high cliffs and majestic mountains. The history of cycling has been written here by the greatest professional of all time: Pantani, Hinault, Armstrong, Lemond and many more. Overnight in Alp d’Huez.
DAY 5
Day 5: Alp d’Huez-Col du Galibier-Valloire 75 km 2080m

Another unforgettable day is waiting for us, another famous Tour de France mountain pass: Col du Galibier (2646 m asl) At first we’ll deal with a long descent to the bottom of the valley, from here to the top we’ll gain 1608m difference in altitude in 32km. This road is also known as the most beautiful mountain road in France. The long descent will take us to Valloire, an enchanting mountain town. Overnight in Valloire.

DAY 6
Day 6: Transfer from Valloire (France) to Bormio (Italy)

The transfer is 6 hours long and drives us from France to Italy, Bormio is a well known town the middle of the the Italian Alps, strategically located between the legendary Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo passes.
DAY 7
Day 7: Bormio-Mortirolo Pass-Gavia Pass-Bormio 105km 3000m

The second part of this cycling vacation starts in Bormio, one of the most popular destinations when it comes to cycling. This is undoubtedly the hardest day, but our assistance will allow you to deal with this epic stage. The first pass we’ll take on is the Mortirolo Pass, 1300m difference in altitude in 12,4 km with a maximum gradient of 20%. Getting to the top of this road will be an extraordinary, unforgettable emotion. The second pass is the Gavia Pass (2621 m asl), this ascent starts in Ponte di Legno, an important Italian ski resort, and it is 17,4 km long and 1400m difference in altitude. Overnight in Bormio.
DAY 8
Day 8: Bormio-Stelvio Pass-Merano 100km 1600m

Stelvio Pass, the highest pass of the tour. This pass is definetely one of the most famous in Europe, the star of Giro d’Italia; lots of tourists come from all over the world to drive or ride across its unique, savage, breathtaking landscape. The ascent is 22 km long with a difference in altitude of 1533m. Then we’ll face the long descent with its 48 hairpin turns, till Prato allo Stelvio and finally arriving to a lovely cycling path towards Merano. Our van will get us now to Canazei in the heart of the Dolomites.
DAY 9
Day 9: Sella Ronda day. 60 km, 2010m

Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. In one day only we’ll deal with four majestic mountain passes: Pordoi, Sella, Campolongo, Gardena. This is the best way to finish this incredible adventure, a unique cycling experience.
DAY 10
Day 10: Departure

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
Dates
The Greatest Cycling Tour!
June 20th 2023
July 10th 2023
August 29th 2023

    "AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE" - Peter F Crossman
    Kathy and I did the Hills, Sea and more tour with Luca and Ricki from Road Bike Tours Italy in May 2018.  An amazing experience with exceptional service, attention, support and encouragement from these two great guys.  Everything was catered for including the latest Bianchi road bikes, fantastic accommodation and meals and riding through beautiful countryside, Tuscan villages and around Elba Island.  We can thoroughly recommend this professional and friendly Tour group. 
     "LUCA AND MICHELA WERE PERFECT RIDING HOSTS" - Stephen Ryan
    Mary and I arrived in Milano not sure whether we would enjoy our week riding with Road Bike Tours Italy, but there was no need to worry. Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts and ensure we had a marvellous week of riding around the three Lakes. They asked us how we liked to ride and used that information to tailor their tour to our needs and abilities and from there we had seven wonderful days of riding! Great rides and panoramic routes from a Luca, excellent accommodation, wonderful food and drink, brilliant van support from Michela and most importantly two new friends. We got it all from a Luca and Michela and are really looking forward to joining them again for one of their other tours.
    "THE PERFECT BIKE TOUR COMPANY" - Ana Maria Williamson
    My daughter and I were fortunate to have found Road Bike Tours Italy while searching for the perfect bike tour company that could accommodate our needs and desires. Luca and Michela were our fabulous guides during our tour of the Great Alps and we couldn't have been happier! Each day was an epic ride, punctuated by grueling climbs, amazing vistas and dizzying descents (yes, this are the epic passes made famous by the Giro d'Italia) and then rewarded by a nice hot shower in beautiful accommodations and delicious food and wine in our In addition to having incredible knowledge of the region and its cultural heritage, whereThey possess an incredible zest for life and adventure.
    "ABSOLUTLY PERFECT TOUR!" - SkiBristol
    When I booked this tour I could see from the pictures on line that it was going to be pretty outstanding but actually cycling around the three lakes was one of the most amazing things I have ever done! The long hills were a bit of a challenge for me and my husband as we hadn’t ever cycled long ascents before but we really enjoyed doing them and would love to do it again!
    "WONDERFUL TRIP" - Orbans2018
    We were a family of four on this trip, made up of parents ages 58 and 72 and two adult children; joined by Paul, an energetic 82 year old Australian gentleman who had just come from a week of cycling in Tuscany. Of the five guests I was the only one on a road bike; the others opted for electric bikes. I found two of the days challenging with fairly long and steep climbs, but a breeze if you're on an electric.
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    The greatest cycling tour
    THE MOUNTAINS OF "TOUR DE FRANCE" AND "GIRO D'ITALIA" IN AN EPIC AND UNIQUE CYCLING VACATION! 10 DAYS, 1000 EMOTIONS!
    10
    days
    7
    people
    90/100 km daily
    TOT 600 km

    hard
    difficulty
    roadbike & e-roadbike rent
    € 3940
    Special Discounts Available for Groups of 4 or more
    DETAILS
    INCLUDED:
    - 9 nights accommodations in 3 / 4 star hotel
    - 9 dinners
    - 9 breakfasts
    - Van assistance
    - Bike guide
    - Luggage transport
    - Medical Assistance Insurance
    - transfers from/to the airport
    - Bike jersey
    - Luggage transfer


    NOT INCLUDED: Lunches, Drinks, Tips, Everything not explicitly written in the "included services"
    REVIEWS
    "AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE"
    Kathy and I did the Hills, Sea and more tour with Luca and Ricki from Road Bike Tours Italy in May 2018.  An amazing experience with exceptional service, attention, support and encouragement from these two great guys.  Everything was catered for including the latest Bianchi road bikes, fantastic accommodation and meals and riding through beautiful countryside, Tuscan villages and around Elba Island.  We can thoroughly recommend this professional and friendly Tour group. 

    Peter F Crossman
     "Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts"
    Mary and I arrived in Milano not sure whether we would enjoy our week riding with Road Bike Tours Italy, but there was no need to worry. Luca and Michela were perfect riding hosts and ensure we had a marvellous week of riding around the three Lakes. They asked us how we liked to ride and used that information to tailor their tour to our needs and abilities and from there we had seven wonderful days of riding! Great rides and panoramic routes from a Luca, excellent accommodation, wonderful food and drink, brilliant van support from Michela and most importantly two new friends. We got it all from a Luca and Michela and are really looking forward to joining them again for one of their other tours.

    Stephen Ryan
    "the perfect bike tour company"
    My daughter and I were fortunate to have found Road Bike Tours Italy while searching for the perfect bike tour company that could accommodate our needs and desires. Luca and Michela were our fabulous guides during our tour of the Great Alps and we couldn't have been happier! Each day was an epic ride, punctuated by grueling climbs, amazing vistas and dizzying descents (yes, this are the epic passes made famous by the Giro d'Italia) and then rewarded by a nice hot shower in beautiful accommodations and delicious food and wine in our In addition to having incredible knowledge of the region and its cultural heritage, whereThey possess an incredible zest for life and adventure.

    Ana Maria Williamson
    "Absolutely perfect tour - the cycling, the tour guides, the hotels, the food – everything!"
    When I booked this tour I could see from the pictures on line that it was going to be pretty outstanding but actually cycling around the three lakes was one of the most amazing things I have ever done! The long hills were a bit of a challenge for me and my husband as we hadn’t ever cycled long ascents before but we really enjoyed doing them and would love to do it again!

    skiBristol
    "Wonderful trip"
    We were a family of four on this trip, made up of parents ages 58 and 72 and two adult children; joined by Paul, an energetic 82 year old Australian gentleman who had just come from a week of cycling in Tuscany. Of the five guests I was the only one on a road bike; the others opted for electric bikes. I found two of the days challenging with fairly long and steep climbs, but a breeze if you're on an electric.

    Orbans2018
    Day by day
    DAY 1
    Day 1: Arrival

    Transfer to Cuneo from the airport, tour briefing and welcome dinner.
    DAY 2
    Day 2: Cuneo- Jausiers 90 km, 1540m

    Today is the Great Day, our epic tour starts now! The first stage takes us from Cuneo to Jausiers (France), it is 90km long with 1540m difference in altitude. The first mountain pass we have to deal with is the Colle della Maddalena 1996m asl. This is a long but not hard ascent, with a 31 km lenght and an average gradient of 3,6%.This ascent became famous in 1949, when Fausto Coppi won the Giro d’Italia achieving an unforgettable solo breakaway. Overnight in Jausier.

    DAY 3
    Day 3: Jausier-Col de Vars - Col d' Izoard-Briançon. 90 km 2200m

    The second day will be spent enterely across France; from this stage onward, we’ll ride on the most important Tour de France mountain passes, starting with the Col du Vars and the Col de Izoard. The Col de Vars (2111m asl) is 9,3km long with 885m difference in altitude. After getting to the amazing top a long descent waits for us, just before starting the world-famous Col d’ Izoard. The pass is 2361m high, reachable with a 19km ride; it presents a difference in altitude of 1174m and an average gradient of 6.1%. This great ascent is in every cyclist bucket list and today will be added to your ‘palamares’! Overnight in Briançon.

    DAY 4
    Day 4: Briançon- Alp d’Huez, 80km 2050m.

    Get ready for one of the most epic cycling routes. This important ascent is 13,9km long with a difference in altitude of 1118m. The landscape is incredible between high cliffs and majestic mountains. The history of cycling has been written here by the greatest professional of all time: Pantani, Hinault, Armstrong, Lemond and many more. Overnight in Alp d’Huez. 

    DAY 5
    Day 5: Alp d’Huez- Col du Galibier- Valloire 75 km 2080m

    Another unforgettable day is waiting for us, another famous Tour de France mountain pass: Col du Galibier (2646 m asl) At first we’ll deal with a long descent to the bottom of the valley, from here to the top we’ll gain 1608m difference in altitude in 32km. This road is also known as the most beautiful mountain road in France. The long descent will take us to Valloire, an enchanting mountain town. Overnight in Valloire.


    DAY 6
    Day 6: Transfer from Valloire (France) to Bormio (Italy)

    The transfer is 6 hours long and drives us from France to Italy, Bormio is a well known town the middle of the the Italian Alps, strategically located between the legendary Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo passes. 





    DAY 7
    Day 7: Bormio- Mortirolo Pass-Gavia Pass-Bormio 105km 3000m

    The second part of this cycling vacation starts in Bormio, one of the most popular destinations when it comes to cycling. This is undoubtedly the hardest day, but our assistance will allow you to deal with this epic stage. The first pass we’ll take on is the Mortirolo Pass, 1300m difference in altitude in 12,4 km with a maximum gradient of 20%. Getting to the top of this road will be an extraordinary, unforgettable emotion. The second pass is the Gavia Pass (2621 m asl), this ascent starts in Ponte di Legno, an important Italian ski resort, and it is 17,4 km long and 1400m difference in altitude. Overnight in Bormio.
    DAY 8
    Day 8: Bormio-Stelvio Pass-Merano 100km 1600m

    Stelvio Pass, the highest pass of the tour. This pass is definetely one of the most famous in Europe, the star of Giro d’Italia; lots of tourists come from all over the world to drive or ride across its unique, savage, breathtaking landscape. The ascent is 22 km long with a difference in altitude of 1533m. Then we’ll face the long descent with its 48 hairpin turns, till Prato allo Stelvio and finally arriving to a lovely cycling path towards Merano. Our van will get us now to Canazei in the heart of the Dolomites.
    DAY 9
    Day 9: Sella Ronda day. 60 km, 2010m

    Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. In one day only we’ll deal with four majestic mountain passes: Pordoi, Sella, Campolongo, Gardena. This is the best way to finish this incredible adventure, a unique cycling experience.
    DAY 10
    DAY 10: Departure

    Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

    Dates
    June 20th 2023
    July 10th 2023
    August 29th 2023

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