Scheduled Departure Dates
This tour runs in May 2020
This trip includes airfare from USA, hotel, bike rental (if desired), and food for 9 days along the world famous route of the Giro D’Italia. Rides are not competitive and can be modified as needed. All written distances are 1 way only, round trip will be double distance. See Activities Chart for more details.
Day 1: Travel to Milan
Day 2: Welcome Italy and breakfast before transfer to Pesaro (3h30)1hr detox ride
Day 3: Easy ride from hotel to Riccione 30km (18 miles)
Day 4: Moderate ride from hotel to Ancona 65Km (40 miles)
Day 5: Transfer to Parma (2h45), ride from hotel to Modena 56Km (35 miles)
Day 6: Easy ride to Carpi 56Km (35 miles) depart of stage 11.
Day 7: Transfer to Turin 2h45, moderate ride to Pinerolo 41Km (26 miles)
Day 8: Tough ride to Lys Climb 100km (62miles)
Day 9: Challenging ride to Verrogne climb 48Km (30 miles)
Day 10: Moderate ride to Depart stage Ivrea 54 Km (34 miles)
Day 11: Transfer to Milan (1h50), easy ride along Major Lake 52km (33 miles)
Day 12: Easy ride in Milan 75Km (47 miles)
Day 13: Transfer to Milan Airport.
While every Escape Adventure trip is designed to appeal to active adventure seekers, and in many cases, particular skill levels, there is always a different idea of what that exactly means. That is why we have designed the chart below to help make sure you join the proper tour. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companions’ may differ as well. We present a range of mileage options on each tour as well as provide support vehicles as much as possible. That way you can take a break and do as little or as much as you would like each day.
|Miles||Feet Gain||Miles||Feet Gain||Miles||Feet Gain|
|Day 1||TRAVEL DAY|
|Day 2||Road Biking||Easy 1 Hour Warm-Up Ride|
|Day 3||Road Biking||Easy: 19 Miles||670 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 38 Miles||1340 Ft. Gain|
|Day 4||Road Biking||Moderate: 42 Miles||1168 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 84 Miles||2326 Ft. Gain|
|Day 5||Road Biking||Easy: 35 Miles||479 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 69 Miles||1030 Ft. Gain|
|Day 6||Road Biking||Easy: 35 Miles||392 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 71 Miles||905 Ft. Gain|
|Day 7||Road Biking||Easy: 26 Miles||897 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 52 Miles||1800 Ft. Gain|
|Day 8||Road Biking||Easy: 24 Miles||370 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 24 Miles||3845 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 48 Miles||4215 Ft. Gain|
|Day 9||Road Biking||Easy: 29 Miles||1183 Ft. Gain||Moderate: 29 Miles||4612 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 60 Miles||5795 Ft. Gain|
|Day 10||Road Biking||Easy: 34 Miles||1075 Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 69 Miles||2151 Ft. Gain|
|Day 11||Road Biking||Moderate: 33 Miles||1483 Ft. Gain|
|Day 12||Road Biking||Easy: SAG VEHICLE AVAILABLE Miles||Ft. Gain||Seasoned: 47 Miles||4956 Ft. Gain|
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All internal land expenses and services are covered in the cost of your tour. This means from the time we pick you up at our meeting point, until we drop you back off to head home, all transportation, food preparation, meals (except where noted on itineraries), snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, group supplies and community gear (portable chairs, large awnings, coolers, utensils, etc.) are included. Backcountry permits, licenses, park fees, reservations, and accommodations (lodging) are also included, along with at least two professionally trained trip leaders, a mobile first aid and mechanic station, spare bikes, and a support vehicle(s). Trip price does not include airfare, lodging prior to trip start or bicycle rental and/or camping gear (if on a camping tour) unless otherwise noted on itinerary or website.
When you join an Escape Adventures tour in 2021, you will receive a FREE custom sublimated Limited Edition Jersey!
For over 25 years, the hallmark of an Escape Adventures tour is personalized, hands-on service. Before, during, and after each trip. We are a company of honesty and integrity and we stand behind our product 100%. From the moment you learn of our trips, to the time you return home and start planning your next trip, we are here to bring you the best possible experience. From our Guaranteed Trip Departure Confirmation Policy, making sure your trip is never cancelled*, to our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy, backing the unrivaled consistent quality of all our tours, our commitment to you is never compromised. * Scheduled Domestic trips only.
Our environmental commitment is second to none. We run our tours the same way we run our company, with an eye on the triple bottom line: People, Profit & Planet. At Escape Adventures, we elected to pursue a more comprehensive approach to actually reduce our carbon footprint, rather than just offset it. We overhauled our entire operation — from our vehicles, to our buildings, to our procedures — to become an outdoor industry leader in the charge to help our people and our planet.
Leading tours naturally followed from our passion of exploring our favorite places with our friends. Our support staff includes our reservation team who is there to answer your questions about the tours, our service team who prepares your bike and gear for the tour, and our guide team – the ones who take you into the great outdoors. The highest level of responsibility, good nature, integrity, and dedication are standard traits of all those who work at Escape Adventures. We our proud of it and we think you should know it.
Having custom-made vehicles allows us to take you to places few other outfitters can, or will go. Every Escape Adventures tour is accompanied by at least one support vehicle, trailer, and in some cases a second and third transfer van. After purchase, we custom engineer our trucks, vans, and trailers by our on-staff mechanic to meet the unique needs of different tours. For example, certain vehicles are specifically designed for the Canyonlands region of Utah, while others are designed for The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Each of our Trip Leaders is required to be trained in safe vehicle operation, 4X4 driving, and basic maintenance. Our experienced Trip Leaders make it look easy, transporting you and up to 12 guests, along with their bikes, fresh food, gear and plenty of drinking water to any location.
Make your trip as comfortable as possible on the body, as simple as possible for traveling, and hassle-free on tour. By choosing to rent a bike from us, we will fit you with the newest, highest quality gear in the industry. Escape Adventures provides only high-end bicycles from Specialized. We replace our rental fleet each season to ensure all our rentals meet our high standards. All of our bikes are equipped carbon fiber frames and disc brakes designed for a smooth, comfortable ride. For those who are touring with a companion who may not be as fit or need a little help up the hills, we now have ebikes (electric pedal assist) available on select tours.
Our food isn’t just good, it’s good for you.
Food represents a big part of the Escape Adventures experience. On our inn tours most dinners and breakfasts unfold at local favorite restaurants. We also have energy snacks aboard our support vehicles. Don’t be surprised if your guides purchase fresh fruits and healthy snacks throughout the day while you’re enjoying a ride. They may just show up on the trail with a local treat! An increasing number of our guests are vegans or vegetarians, whom we not only accommodate but also pleasantly surprise. Should you possess special diet requirements and/or limitations, just let us know at sign-up. We’ll work with you to meet those critical needs.
This tour runs in May 2020
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Any trip in this catalog, any specific time frame, any group size, we can custom-fit if not comfortably accommodate. A Custom and Private Escape Adventures trip affords the ultimate bonding, or team-building experience for:
To shape a Custom or Private Trip, we begin a dialogue: first, to develop a group specific itinerary, tailored to respective abilities and preferred tempo. Next we schedule, bookmarking and working in your optimum or ideal getaway dates. Size-wise, we can build a multi-day trip for as few as two people, scaled up to as many as 30 plus. Contact us today to start the custom trip building process.
All Private Escape Adventures Trips are priced in the structured method below. Some Custom tours are priced differently if they vary from the Classic Escape Adventures itinerary and price. In this situation we will provide your group with a custom itinerary and price.
* Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details.
Since 1992, we at Escape Adventures have been blessed to shape and lead adventure travel vacations through some of the most awe-inspiring natural destinations in the world. Each successive season, our passion for adventure grows through memorable moments with our guests. Fresh air, faith, fitness and friends are the building blocks for our ventures, the treasured experiences that keep us moving forward. For those of you who have trekked and traveled with us over the past quarter century, Heather and I express our sincerest gratitude. The memories are priceless.
For those who have yet to tour with us, we appreciate the opportunity to introduce you to our family-run company and guiding principles of sustainability and adventure. Our portfolio specializes in Western North America and is rapidly growing internationally. Building on over 100 destinations, we cater to the full spectrum of active traveler, respective to fitness level and activity type. From road cyclist to mountain biker to electric biker, hiker, and multi-sport enthusiast, and from first-timer to friends and family groups of all ability levels, on behalf of our Escape Adventures family, we look forward to many new and exciting adventures with you.
With much gratitude, and happy trails,
Jared and Heather Fisher
Founders and Owner-Operators