MANCHESTER, UK, Jan. 28, 2020 – Here’s a shout out to fans of competitive cycling.
Sports Tours International had Americans top of mind when it designed two European cycle and spectate vacations celebrating the Giro d’Italia 2020 this spring.
Because overseas visitors from North America can be there, right on the routes, to support two cyclists from the United States who plan to throw their prowess against Richard Carapaz of Ecuador, who will be returning to Giro d’Italia 2020 to defend his title. The Yanks are Tejay van Garderen of Tacoma, WA, and Travis McCabe, an Arizona native who rides for UCI World Team Israel Start-Up Nation.
Also expected to compete are international cycling stars Geraint Thomas of Wales; Romain Bardet of France; Jakob Fuglsang, born in Switzerland, now of Denmark; Remco Evenepoel of Belgium; the UK’s Simon Yates; current individual time trial world champion Rohan Dennis of Australia; Vincenzo “The Shark” Nibali of Italy and Peter Sagan of Slovakia.
The Giro d’Italia, along with the Tour de France and La Vuelta a Espana, is one of the Grand Tours of cycling, a key event in the pro tour calendar.
Sports Tours International’s spectator and action vacation packages include:
May 19-25: 2020 Giro d’Italia and Nove Colli is a seven-day immersion in bikes and mountains including VIP finish hospitality in Rimini, a stage of the race dedicated to the 100th birthday of film director Federico Fellini. Also heralded this week will be the late Marco Pantani whose forte was grinding up mountains and who lived and trained in Cesenatico, a host town (think 14th century) for the tour. There will also be toasts to the 50th edition of Gran Fondo Nove Colli itself, an icon of Italian amateur cycling events. If Sports Tours International guests opt to ride this gran fondo, they will cross the finish line a day before the pros advance to Stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia that follows exactly the same route as the gran fondo. This is a tough event with a distance of 205km to be conquered and 3800 meters of climbing across Nove Colle (nine hills). The shorter 130km distance takes riders across four hills.
The package includes Finish VIP Hospitality in Rimini, Cross the Finish Experience on the Cesenatico Stage, Access to the start village in Cervia, five nights lodging (sea view) with breakfasts and dinners in Cesenatico, roundtrip transfers from the Bologna airport and one night accommodation in Bologna, the services of a bike guide and mechanic, bike storage and access to a private beach on the Adriatic. There are also bike rental options and for an additional £100 guaranteed entry to the gran fondo.The per person double rate is £569 (£50single supplement).
May 26-June 1: 2020 Giro d’Italia – The Final Week is a seven-day program that will showcase who can best tackle the Dolomites from Madonna di Campiglio and Passo dello Stelvio to the final Queen stage to Sestriere. Spectators and cyclists alike will enjoy VIP hospitality on the mountain stages; cyclists will appreciate the opportunity to tackle famous Giro climbs like the Stelvio, Madonna di Campiglio, Colle de Finestre and Sestriere. This vacation tour ends in Milan with the deciding time trial.
The package includes daily transportation support in customized minibuses including roundtrip airport (Milan) transfers, lodging with breakfasts and dinners (three nights in Aprica and two nights at the foot of the Colle delle Finestre) and an additional night in Milan, exclusive official Giro d’Italia VIP and hospitality experiences, opportunities to climb some of the decisive climbs of the 2020 Giro d’Italia (Madonna di Campiglio, Passo dello Stelvio, Colle delle Finestre and Sestriere. The per person double rate is from £1499 per person (£230 single supplement).
For details please see https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/2020-giro-ditalia-the-final-week/.
Sports Tours International is an Official Tour Operator for Giro d’Italia 2020. Its vacation arrangements include lodging and meals plans and access to VIP treatment at finish lines and hospitality suites. This UK company is the world’s most experienced (30 years) provider of vacations that are built around world-class competitions.
Sports Tours International suggests booking event-viewing packages early to guarantee being in the heart of the action. For more information or to book your package please visit https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/event-categories/giro-ditalia/.
Sports Tours International is Europe’s leading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. With the tagline, Fanatical about Sport, the company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking runners to the NYC Marathon. Since the early 2000s, the company now embraces international cycling events and triathlon competitions, sports training camps and corporate hospitality. Clients often can participate in events with the pros and are encouraged to “unleash your inner hero” or when it’s not possible to compete, there’s the ability to be active spectators along the routes and “watch your heroes.”
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