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Discover Abruzzo Bike Tour

Abruzzo 2018 Giro's Special

Guided Bike Tour

Difficulty: 4  Bike Tour difficulty rating

dates 2018:
May 7-14

Last time that the Gran Sasso was the arrival of a Giro d’Italia stage was 19 years ago.
A day to remember for us being Abcycle’s first biketour ever. We waited with our guests about 2km from the finish line. Suddenly the mountain rattled under the screaming crowd. A shadow came out the fog. It wore a bandana. Marco Pantani had launched one of his memorable attack. Defeating gravity he swallowed the steep incline and flew to yet another solitary win...

Giro d'Italia 2018 biketour 

Giro d’Italia 2018 returns to the 2150mts of the Gran Sasso, now dubbed Salita Marco Pantani. 
This special edition of our Discover Abruzzo tour will include the event. Don't miss the opportunity to live a memorable day of cycling. Test one of Italy's most legendary climb sharing the road with thousands. Cheer the champions fighting for the win and the domestiques hard-earning their pay.
As for the rest of the trip Abruzzo has all the ingredients to assure you more days of fun on and off the saddle.

DAY by DAY

DAY PROGRAM NIGHT STAY
1.
Mon 7 
Arrival in Sulmona* Sulmona 

2.
Tue 8

1st ride: Sulmona-Pescocostanzo loop 72k - 1300mts tot climb Sulmona 
3.
Wed 9

2nd ride: Sulmona-Maiella Nat Park loop 99k - 1500mts

Sulmona 
4.
Thu 10
3rd ride: Sulmona-Abruzzo Nat Park loop 136k - 2200mts
easier detour available - tonight dinner not included
Sulmona 

5.
Fri 11

4th ride: Sulmona - L'Aquila 73k - 800mts L'Aquila
6.
Sat 12
5th ride: L'Aquila-Sirente Reg Park loop 104k - 1500mts L'Aquila 
7.
Sun 13
6th ride: L'Aquila-Gran Sasso Nat Park loop 115k - 2200mts
watch Giro d'Italia mountain finish!
L'Aquila
8.
Mon 14
Departure from L'Aquila**   

Tot Distance = 600km (avg 100/day) - Total Climb = 8500 mts (avg 1400/day)

*Sulmona is @2hrs drive away from Roma Airport (FCO)
Trains from Roma Tiburtina Station to Sulmona take almost 3hrs
**L'Aquila is @2hrs drive away from FCO
Busses from L'Aquila to Roma Tiburtina or FCO start almost hourly

Our van service from/to FCO is available optionally. Ask for rates.


TOUR PRICE:

€1150 = booking before Jan 31
€1300 = booking after Jan 31 giro Italia biketour: the misses

INCLUDES:

  • 7 Nights w/breakfast
  • 6 dinners
  • van support during rides
  • cycling guide
  • paper cuesheets and GPx tracks

NOT INCLUDES:

  • Single suppl. = € 200
  • road bike rental = €190
  • Van transfer from/to Roma Airport (FCO): ask!
  • Handling/storage of bike box = €80

In Abruzzo we can organize custom tours, guided or self guided, for groups of at least 5 participants.

 Giro d'Italia Biketour: Blockhaus