Great Explorations

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Trip Dates:

May 22-29
(8D / 7N)


Trip Size:

8-16 participants

Total Days:

8 days/ 7 nights




Hotel Raggio di Luce, Ponte di Legno

Teutschhaus Hotel, Mezzocorona

Hotel Malita, Arabba

Meltar Boutique Hotel, Asiago

Hotel Townhouse 33, Milan


Activity Level:

Intermediate /Challenging

Daily options of 60/80/100+km
van supported



Land Cost (current year):
8 day trip
US $2950 ($3450 after Macrh 31st)
Includes 7B/2L/5D

Single Supplement:
US $760

Bike Rental:
US $280


Giro D’Italia, Biking

Tour with the Pros

The Giro D’Italia has always been a colorful and exciting race; one of its most iconic competitors was Fausto Coppi, who won the Giro a record 5 times. Fausto Coppi lived in Piemonte and in 2014, one of the most anticipated stages will be a Time Trial between the wine villages of Barbaresco and Barolo. Our tour will begin near Fausto Coppi's hometown where we will visit his home and learn about this legend. Piemonte is many things (home of the Slow Food Movement, among others) but for us it has the absolute best cycling in Italy. We're here to ride, but also to celebrate with locals an iconic stage of the 2014 Giro that will be memorable.




Hotel Raggio di Luce, Ponte di Legno


A newly built 4 star residence hotel. Raggio di Luce (Ray of Light) is situated in a residential area, in a quiet and panoramic sunny valley. It is conveniently located close to the town center of Ponte di Legno.

Teutschhaus Hotel, Mezzocorona


Set in a village surrounded by vineyards, this relaxed hotel with mountain views is 10 km from Franz Haas Winery. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a spa.



Hotel Malita, Arabba


The Hotel Malita is located in Arabba, in the Fodoma Valley, where you can enjoy the enchanting view of the Marmolada massive. Surrounded by a breathtaking landscape, in the midst of unique mountains and situated in the centre of the village.

Meltar Boutique Hotel, Asiago


Within the 18-hole Asiago Golf Club, this tranquil hotel is 9 km from Forte Interotto, a 19th-century fortress and 10 km from Calà del Sasso, Italy's longest staircase. Elegant, individually furnished rooms. The hotel features access to the spa, with a hot tub, a sauna, a hammam and a gym.



Hotel Townhouse 33, Milan


Set in a residential district, this sophisticated hotel is a 2-minute walk from Corso Indipendenza. The contemporary rooms and suites with parquet floors offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. There's also a chic terrace surrounded by exotic gardens and a cozy lounge.


What's Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

  • Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides and support vehicle
  • 7 nights lodging
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and all dinners but 1
  • Entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
  • Detailed map and route instructions
  • All baggage transportation
  • All transportation from initial meeting point to final drop-off (see arrive/depart cities)

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247



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