The Giro d’Italia with Alberto Elli

Join us My 24-28, 2019, for one or both of Stages 15 and 16 of the 2019 Giro d’Italia in this once-in-a-lifetime experience to watch the final week’s battle for the Maglia Rosa and to ride the same roads with Alberto Elli. He will take you not only on tours of his home roads of Lake Como, but inside the Giro d’Italia itself, which he raced seven times in his career, including a stage win and the infamous day on the Gavia in 1988.

The Maglia Rosa in Lake Como

The Giro d’Italia has made appearances in Lake Como before, but Stage 15 in 2019 will be the first that it treats the tifosi to the three climbs of Il Lombardia - the Ghisallo, Sormano, and Civiglio - with a thrilling finish in Como. Not only that - our bike shop and hotel partner, Hotel Il Perlo, are right on the Ghisallo climb as they have for each edition of Il Lombardia. No other tour operator or hotel can claim this location or history. Whether you choose to watch the race from Il Perlo or one of the other viewpoints, it will be one you will never forget. To prep for Stage 15, Alberto, who raced Il Lombardia 10 times, will lead you up these climbs before the race as only a seasoned cycling pro and professional guide can.

The Maglia Rosa on the Queen Stage

After a rest day the peloton moves northeast into the Italian Alps for the Queen Stage on Stage 16, tackling both the Passo Gavia and Passo del Mortirolo. The area will be buzzing with tifosi and you will be one of them, but first you must make your own climb of the Mortirolo from the Valtellina region just north of Lake Como. With Alberto at your side you will make this challenge then enjoy the festivities on the final epic climb that will surely explode with attacks for the Maglia Rosa.

Rates

Tour-Only Package: €530/person

Full Package Tour + B&B Accommodation in Bellagio: €736/person*

*Based on double-occupancy, bed and buffet breakfast. Individual daily rates outlined below

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your italy bike hotel on lake como, hotel il perlo panorama

your italy bike hotel on lake como, hotel il perlo panorama

Full Package Rates

We will see you on Lake Como for the 2019 Giro d’Italia with the best package offer for Stages 15 and 16, one that will deliver you the most authentic Giro cycling experience with Alberto Elli.

May 25-28, 2019 Tour-Only Package: 4 Days Guided Rides/Giro d’Italia Stages 15-16: €530/person

May 24-28, 2019 Full Package: 5 Nights B&B Accommodation in Bellagio + 4 Days Guided Rides/Giro d’Italia Stages 15-16: €736/person*

*Hotel Il Perlo price based on double-occupancy. Also includes half-board breakfast buffet and dinner.

Update February 1, 2019: Our main hotel partner, Hotel Il Perlo, is fully booked for this week. Please contact us for information on rooms that are reserved at nearby Bellagio hotels with this special package.

 

Individual Daily Options

Are you traveling through Lake Como and can only join us for 1 or 2 days? We still have the best plan for you to attend the race and our group tours with Alberto. See the daily itinerary below for details and rates.

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Giro d’Italia Tour Daily Itinerary

Saturday May 25, 2019. Giro d’Italia Stage 15 Recon

What will the racers of the Giro d’Italia endure when Stage 15 honors the climbs of Il Lombardia? This is a day to recon these iconic climbs with Alberto, which he raced 10 times in Il Lombardia: Ghisallo - Colma di Sormano, Civiglio, and San Fermo. After riding back along the beautiful lakeside road from Como we will partake in a delicious meal on the terrace of Hotel Il Perlo.

Includes:

  • Guided group tour with Alberto

  • Bike rental

  • Snacks for the ride

  • Post-ride meal at Hotel Il Perlo

Individual Daily Tour Rate: €113

Click on map to explore the route


Sunday May 26, 2019. Giro d’Italia Stage 15 Group Tour & Viewing

You will be able to feel and see the excitement in the air for this historic day of cycling on Lake Como. The guided group tour begins at Hotel Il Perlo then heads to the legendary Muro di Sormano. After summiting the Colma di Sormano, you will follow Alberto’s incomparable wheel down the technical descent to Nesso. Continuing to Como we will await the race on the Civiglio, often the site of the winning moves in Il Lombardia. Rolling back to Hotel Il Perlo, we will enjoy a post-ride meal on the terrace and regale in the day’s events.

Includes:

  • Guided group tour with Alberto

  • Viewing the Giro d’Italia Stage 15 with Alberto

  • Bike rental

  • Snacks for the ride

  • Post-ride meal at Hotel Il Perlo

Individual Daily Tour Rate: €113

Click on map to explore the route


Click on map to explore the route

Monday May 27, 2019. Group Ride to Lake Lugano

It is the final rest day for the Giro d’Italia racers, but we will cycle along the beautiful roads of Lake Como and our neighbor to the west, Lake Lugano. This is our classic tour of Argegno - Croce - Porlezza - Osteno that also includes two ferry rides for the ultimate Lake Como experience. When we return to Hotel Il Perlo there will be a post-ride meal and later we will visit the Ghisallo Museum.

Includes:

  • Guided group tour with Alberto

  • Bike rental

  • Snacks for the ride and mid-ride lunch

  • Ferry tickets

  • Post-ride meal at Hotel Il Perlo

  • Entrance to Ghisallo Museum

Individual Daily Tour Rate: €130


Click on map to explore the route

Tuesday May 28, 2019. Giro d’Italia Stage 16 Group Tour & Viewing

An early departure from Hotel Il Perlo will leave us plenty of time to catch the ferry and enjoy the scenic van ride to the Valtellina - the valley northeast of Lake Como from which the Adda River pours cold Italian Alps water into Lake Como. Our driver will leave us in Sondrio to mount our bikes and ride along the lovely Valtellina bike trail then begin the climb of the Mortirolo. We will stop at the monument of Marco Pantani and arrive at the summit to await the Giro d’Italia. Can you imagine the tifosi, television motorcade and helicopters on this Queen Stage? After the race and enjoying our time on the mountain we will descend back to our van and drive back to Hotel Il Perlo.

Includes:

  • Van transfer

  • Guided group tour with Alberto

  • Viewing the Giro d’Italia Stage 15 with Alberto

  • Bike rental

  • Snacks for the ride and mid-ride lunch

  • Ferry tickets

Individual Daily Tour Rate: €233

 

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Experience the 2019 Giro d'Italia with Alberto Elli on Lake Como

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