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The Grand Depart 2024

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In 2024, the Tour de France Grand Depart will begin for the first time in Italy. The race for yellow will start on 29th June 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!

The peloton will leave Florence, taking a route which leads to the coastal city of Rimini, situated on the Adriatic coast. Stage 2 leaves Cesenatico, heading back across the country to Bologna, where the peloton will do laps of a city centre circuit. From Bologna, the Tour will head to Turin, where the Alps appear in the northwest of the city.

Our tour starts in Florence on Thursday 27th June, so we can watch the team presentation. You will then be able to ride some of the routes whilst following the race. You will experience the race from the roadside, ride on some incredible Italian roads and enjoy the fantastic Italian cuisine.

The Grand Depart of the 111th edition of the world-famous Tour de France is set to make history, as for the first time the race will start on Italian roads! Florence will be hosting the team presentation and the first stage, which will leave the centre of Florence and head to the coastal town of Rimini. The first stage consists of 205km and a whopping 3700m of climbing! This really will make one exciting start to 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. Whilst the race cannot be won in Italy, it can certainly be lost here; an epic start in the battle for Yellow.

Included in the tour :

  • 5 nights accommodation
    • 2 nights in Florence
    • 2 nights in Bologna
    • 1 night in Torino
    • Optional Airport Transfers

Also Available:

  • Vehicle & Mechanic Support
  • Bike rental.
Event Includes

Included in the tour :

  • 5 nights accommodation
    • 2 nights in Florence
    • 2 nights in Bologna
    • 1 night in Torino
    • Optional Airport Transfers
Your Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday 27th June > Arrival Day & Team Presentations

Location : Florence

Hotel:  Ambasciatori Hotel (half board basis)

Meals: Dinner at Hotel

Daily Highlights:

  • Watch live the Team Presentations in Florence.
  • Explore the stunning city of Florence.

Today's Ride: Bike fitting at hotel

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

Day 2: Friday 28th June

Location : Florence

Hotel: Ambasciatori Hotel  (half board basis)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner at Hotel

Daily Highlights:

  • AM - Ride the Chianti hills
  • PM -  TBC

Today's Ride: 100km 1600M

Following breakfast, we will depart the hotel by bike to ride out to Rada in Chianti taking in views of the beautiful landscape. This will be a great chance to get familiar with your bike and roll out the legs.

In the afternoon we will enjoy a guided city tour.

Day 3: Saturday 29th June

Location : Florence to Bologna

Hotel: NH Bologna de la Gare (half board basis)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner at Hotel

Daily Highlights:

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

Today's Ride:

Today the 2024 Tour de France will commence with the stage starting Florence. We’ll enjoy a leisurely morning before we regroup at the hotel and walk to the start area. Once the race has departed, we will head out Barberino de Mugello to start our ride. You will climb up the Futa Pass, a famous climb in Appennino. The route will then take us back down into Bologna.

We will arrive into Bologna early evening and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Day 4: Sunday 30th June

Location: Bologna

Hotel: Bologna de la Gare (half board basis)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner at Hotel

Daily Highlights:

  • Ride the final section of today's Stage 2
  • Watch Stage 2 live, finish area in Bologna

Today's Ride: 40km | 1150m Climbing

We will depart the hotel after breakfast and follow a route where you will ride the last 40km of the Tour de France Stage. We will then be in a great position to see the finish of the race on the final climb on the San Luca.

After the race, we will enjoy a tour of Bologna. More details coming soon.

Day 5: Monday 1st July

Location: Bologna to Turin

Hotel: Novotel Torino Corso Giulio Cesare (half board basis)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner at Hotel

Daily Highlights:

  • Watch Stage 3 live

Today's Ride: 80km

We will depart the hotel in Bologna and drive to the spectacular Monferrato hills. We will ride circular route of 80km starting and finishing in Alba. Here is where we will see the Tour de France come past.

We will finish the day with evening meal at the hotel.

Day 6: Tuesday 2nd July > Departure day

Location: Turin

After breakfast we say goodbye, your transfer will leave the hotel at 08:00 and arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 10:00am in time for any flights departing after midday. 

Depending on your flight time or if you wish to extend your trip for an extra night, you could watch stage 4 depart in Turin. Contact us to book extra nights

Today's Ride: No Rides.

Meals: Breakfast

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