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Sicily Giro Week Italy Ride & Watch the Giro in Stunning Sicily

Ride & Watch the Giro in Stunning Sicily

5 nights riding & watching the Giro in the Sicilian sunshine. Take in 3 stages including 2 finishes and 1 start, ride Etna and enjoy a coffee stop where the Godfather was filmed. A Grand Tour experience at it's best.

5 nights accommodation
All airport transfers
Daily guided rides
Breakfast, dinner & ride nutrition
Optional Extras Bike rental available
Sicily Giro Week by Sportive Breaks
Routes Details
Itinerary
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Event Info

Ride Notes

In 2020 the Giro returns to Sicily for 3 great stages. Join us for 6 days of riding some of the best routes in the island as well as Giro routes & watching the race on the course. We base ourselves in a stunning family run hotel in between Mt Etna & the Med. After a short warm up ride we head over to the Greek ruins at Agrigento to see the stage finish. On Wednesday we climb Mt Etna just before the pros and then watch the action at the summit finish, this will be the first major climb in the Giro and a test for the HC contenders. After catching the last Sicilian stage at the start in Catania, we then have two great rides including our queen stage - a 110km ride to the coast stopping for coffee where the Godfather was filmed.

Real Rider Reviews

Aaron, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "I simply had the privilege of forgetting about all the process and concentrate on the event. Which is exactly what I wanted to focus my efforts on. "

Ride Highlights

  • Ride in sunny Sicily

    The Giro is the draw but the quiet, sunny lanes of Sicily are the star of the week. We ride a mix of terrain including some amazing roads on the coast and in the rolling hills.

  • Climb Mt Etna

    The key climb on the Sicily stages of the Giro, we ride this on Wednesday just before the pros. A great ride and a thrilling descent.

  • Watch the Giro

    We have a mix of experiences to watch the Giro. On Tuesday we drive to the finish and then watch the race on the course. On Wednesday we ride just before the pros up Etna and watch there before seeing the start on Thursday.

Trip Summary

  • 5 night trip from 11th to 16th May
  • Daily guided rides including Mt Etna
  • Taking in 3 stages of the Giro
Routes Details

Route Overview

For those arriving early on Monday we will have a coffee spin, then we have four rides following the Giro and taking in the best routes on the island.

Stage One

Stage One

From Castiglioni di Sicilia to Castiglioni di Sicilia

Ride Distance 49
Elevation Gain 852

Climbs at Sicily Giro Week

Mt Etna (from Linguaglossa)

The big climb on Sicily, the climb includes over 1,000m of ascending and some glorious views over the island. Expect very little traffic, a lot of hairpins and occasional steep gradients.

Ride Distance 15.2km
Elevation Gain 7%
KOM  51min39
Itinerary

Sicily Giro Week Cycling Itinerary

Our 5 night package includes accommodation in a stunning hotel near Etna, all transfers, daily guided rides, breakfast & dinners.

Itinerary

Arrival Day Monday 11th May

Castiglioni di Sicilia

Arrival day. Our mechanics are on hand to build bikes or set up rentals. We go for a short afternoon for those arriving on the early transfers. Our first dinner is at 7.30pm where our guides run through the plan for the week.

Stage 4 Finish Tuesday 12th May

Castiglioni di Sicilia

After a delicious breakfast, we have a 50km spin to get used to the local roads. We get back to the hotel for an early lunch and then drive over to the stage finish in Agrigento where we catch the action and have dinner before the drive home.

Ride Distance 50 km.
Elevation Gain 852 m.

Etna Day Wednesday 13th May

Castiglioni di Sicilia

The main stage of the Giro in Sicily. After a late start we ride up Etna just hours before the pros and then watch the action at the summit finish. After a fun descent we then have dinner back at the hotel at 7.30pm.

Ride Distance 66 km.
Elevation Gain 1829 m.

Catania and Etna Loop Thursday 14th May

Castiglioni di Sicilia

The last stage of the Giro in Sicily. We have two options today, you can choose to ride to Catania or jump in the van. After watching the start we ride around the Etna national park back to the hotel, making this either a full 149km day or 90km if you don't ride to Catania.

Ride Distance 90 km.
Elevation Gain 1800 m.

Godfather Day Friday 15th May

Castiglioni di Sicilia

The Godfather Day: after a nice relaxing morning we meet up at 9.30am for a 9.45am rollout. Today's ride goes down to Taormina and then inland to the villages where the Godfather was set. After coffee and cake we head back to the hotel for mid afternoon for some relaxation before dinner.

Ride Distance 107 km.
Elevation Gain 2315 m.

Departure Day Saturday 16th May

Castiglioni di Sicilia

Departure day. One last breakfast and then a 1hr drive back to the airport. If you are on the late flight we have an optional coffee spin.

Airport Transfers

Our airport transfers are from Catania. If you cannot make the transfer times please get in touch with the team to arrange a private transfer.

Arrival

Our guides will meet you in arrivals for the transfer to Castiglione di Sicilia which takes 1hr10.

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
Catania (CTA)
12.45pm & 7.30pm - please book flights that arrive 30 mins before these transfers.

Departure

We leave the hotel with plenty of time for you to check your bike, grab a last minute gift and have a stress free return flight. Please book flights that leave at least 2 hours after our arrival time at 10am & 6.30pm. Please contact us if you want to catch a private transfer outside of these times,

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
Catania (CTA)
Depart after 4.30pm or 8.30pm (transfer arrives at Catania at 2.30pm and 6.30pm)
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Our 5 night package runs from Monday 11th May to Saturday 16th May. Choose a single package for 1 person or a twin / double for 2 people. All bookings include airport transfers, 5 nights half board accommodation and daily guided rides with support vehicle & ride nutrition.

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Date Hotel Name Room Type Price  
11 - 16th May 2020 Il Borgo Single Room £799 Book Now
Twin Room £1299 Book Now

Sicily Giro Week
11th to 16th May

5 nights

Single Room £799
Twin Room £649
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Daily guided rides with support vehicle & ride nutrition
  • All airport and luggage transfers
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Lunch & drinks