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Tour de France Grand Depart Italy 2024

June 27 – July 2, 2024 

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5 Nights




$2105 USD

Why Book This Trip?

For the first time in history, Italy will be the starting point for the race for yellow!  Join us to experience the start, Stage one on June 29, in Florence, as riders set out for the coastal city of Rimini on the Adriatic coast.  Stage two leaves Cesenatico, and heads back to Bologna, where the peloton will do laps of the city center. From Bologna, the Tour will head to Turin, where riders get their first glimpse of the Alps.

Your tour starts in Florence on Thursday, June 27, where you will observe the team presentation and ride some of the routes while following the race.  Enjoy world famous cuisine and epic cycling roads in Italy, a country that hosts a Grand Tour (Giro d’Italia) and two spectacular monuments (Milan San Remo & Il Lombardia) of their own.

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Watch 3 Stages LIVE: Witness the excitement of the team presentation and 3 stages LIVE!

Premium 4* accommodation : In the heart of Florence, Bologna and Turin.  Includes breakfast and dinner daily.

Spectator and rider friendly: Explore Italy’s epic cycling roads and indulge in local cuisine.

What's Included?


4* hotels in Florence, Bologna and Turin

Included meals

Breakfasts and dinners


Airport return transfers


Mechanic and vehicle support each day

Guided Rides

Daily ride options with experienced local guides

Bike Rental

Available at additional cost

Packages and Prices

  • In 2024, the Tour de France Grand Depart will begin for the first time in Italy. The race for yellow will start on June 29, in the stunning city of Florence. Italy is known for its stunning landscapes, world-famous cuisine and cycling roads that host a Grand Tour and two monuments of their own. The Giro d’Italia, Milan San Remo and Il Lombardia are some of the biggest races in the calendar. It’s no wonder the tour has decided to start in Italy!


    • $2105 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) or 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
    • Single occupancy of a room available on request


    Included with your weekend

    • 5 nights in 4* accommodation
    • 2 nights in Florence
    • 2 nights in Bologna
    • 1 night in Torino
    • Watch the team presentations and 3 stages of the TDF live
    • Breakfast and dinners included
    • Optional group Airport Transfers 
    • Mechanical and vehicle support
    • Daily guided ride options

    Also available

    • Private airport transfers on request
    • Bike rental on request

Highlights from the Past Event


Day To day

Florence Hotel:  Ambasciatori Hotel 

Included Meals: Dinner 


  • Watch the Team Presentations LIVE in Florence
  • Explore the stunning city of Florence
  • Bike fitting at your hotel


Arrive in Florence & transfer to the hotel. After a meet & greet in the afternoon, we will depart on foot as a group to watch the Team Presentations live.

*Please schedule your arriving flight into Florence (FLR).  Departing flights will be from either Milan (MXP) or Turin (TRN)*

Hotel: Ambasciatori Hotel 
Included Meals: Breakfast & dinner 


  • AM – Ride the Chianti hills
  • PM –  TBC

Today’s Ride: 63 miles | 5250 ft


After breakfast we we ride to Rada in Chianti.  Check your bike set up and spin out your legs while enjoying the beautiful landscape.
In the afternoon we will enjoy a guided city tour.

Hotel: Bologna de la Gare 

Included Meals: Breakfast & dinner


  • Watch Stage 1 depart from Piazzale Michelangelo in the center of Florence

Today’s Ride:


Stage 1 of the 2024 Tour de France starts here in Florence. After breakfast and a leisurely morning, we will walk from the hotel to the start area to see the riders depart.  After the start, we will make our way to Barberino de Mugello to begin our ride.  You will climb up the Futa Pass in Appennino and follow a stunning route back down to Bologna and enjoy dinner at your hotel.


Hotel: Bologna de la Gare 
Included Meals: Breakfast & dinner 


  • Ride the final section of today’s Stage 2
  • Watch Stage 2 live and enjoy the finish area in Bologna

Today’s Ride: 25 miles | 3750 ft 


After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will lead us on a route that follows the last 25 miles of the Tour’s Stage 2.  This will put us close to the finish to watch the final climb on the San Luca.

After the race, we will enjoy a tour of Bologna.

Hotel: Novotel Torino Corso Giulio Cesare 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner 


  • Watch Stage 3 live

Today’s Ride: 50 miles


We will depart the hotel in Bologna and drive to the spectacular Monferrato hills to ride  50 miles starting and finishing in Alba where we will see the riders of the Tour de France pass by.

Our day ends with dinner at our hotel.


Airport transfer is available to Milan Malpensa Airport leaving at 8:00 AM for flights leaving after 12:00 PM.  Evening flights are available from Turin Airport and transfers can be arranged.

Ask us about extending your trip and watch the start of Stage 4 as riders leave Turin.

Today’s Ride: No Rides.
Included Meals: Breakfast


More about the event

The Grand Depart of the 111th edition of the world-famous Tour de France is set to make history! It will be the first time riders start the Tour on Italian roads! Florence will host the team presentation and the first stage, sending riders off on an excruciating route of 127 miles and a whopping 12,140 ft of climbing! A challenging and exciting way to begin the Tour!

Vincenzo Nibali, recently retired in 2022 after a spectacular career, was the last Italian to win the Tour de France back in 2014. While this race cannot be won in Italy, it certainly can be lost here!  Witness this epic start to the battle for Yellow.


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We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organizing cycling trips for more than 25 years

Logistics covered

We know the routes and we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organize everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional fuel stops, local guides, mechanical support and more.

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