Giro D'Italia's bike week

Giro D'Italia's bike week

May 23th – 30th 2022
Difficulty level: challenging


Why choosing this academy:
  • Attend the start and finish of two stages of 2022 Giro D'Italia
  • Try a professional training program 
  • The biggest lake in Italy, a valley covered in vineyards, an alpine landscape... all this in the same route

Tackling the climbs on the Italian territory can be a challenging and very demanding experience. In the splendid setting of Lake Garda, dominated by the peaks of Monte Baldo, and on the hills of the vineyards of the famous Valpolicella and Amarone, the British Cycling qualified coach Ian Jenner's training camp will help you develop a more effective workout, understanding your mistakes and improving your technique. And more: be a part of Giro D'Italia for two days!

Accommodation: 3 stars hotel.


Day 1 | Training Focus – Group riding and riding abroad in Italy – Garda, Torri del Benaco

30 km, 100 m  

After arriving from Verona airport, it will be time to set up your bike and take a quick ride along the lake to Torri Del Benaco for an ice cream or perhaps your first aperitif in Italy. First coaching session on group riding and cycling in Italy by Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 2 | Tremosine and the West Coast of the Lake. The start of Giro D'Italia's stage 16

60 km, 900 m  

Today we will ride to Salò for the start of the Giro's stage 16! Later we will train on the amazing Strada Della Forra. We will study the trajectory and the best way to tackle the hairpin bends. Once at the hotel, we will analyze the characteristics of the climb using virtual tools such as Velo Viewer / Google Earth, etc. and we will manage athletes' performance data.


Day 3 | Training Focus – Fueling pre, during post - Rivoli, Zuane e Bardolino

60 km, 500 m  

Today we will warm up our legs in before the climbs of the coming days. A ride on gentle hills, a few short steep climbs to practice the technique again and start testing the descents as well. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 4 | Training Focus – Climbing & Descending – Peri, Fosse e Valpolicella

110 km, 1.200 m  

We will pedal though the cycling path towards Trento, among the peaceful vineyards of the Val d'Adige up to Peri, to climb the first ascent: 9 km with almost 1,000 m of elevation gain. A tough climb, with an average of 9% and a section at 13%, where the pace is essential. Then a long descent towards Valpolicella for lunch, before the easier return to Garda. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 5 | Training Focus – Cadence and gear selection – Braga

50 km, 1.000 m  

A kind of active recovery day. A climb up to Braga that combines steep sections and longer, gentler parts, ideal for working on gear shifting and cadence. A short section at 18% incline interrupts the pace, where gear selection and pace are crucial. As if it were a single track, this is a very quiet road that climbs up to Monte Baldo. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 6 | Training Focus – Putting it all together - Monte Baldo via Avio

120 km, 1.800 m  

The "Stelvio" of Lake Garda! A great day that will take us on a climb that will take us for 1 hour and 30 minutes, maybe a little more if the legs are tired from this week. After 30 km we will arrive in Avio where we will begin the impressive climb that looms ahead, winding through suggestive tunnels. Once at the top, we will have lunch in a typical Malga, before starting the technical descent towards home. A super day where you can put into practice everything you have learned. Data analysis and technical feedback from Rule5 Cycling Coaching.


Day 7 | Giro D'Italia final stage in Verona

75 km, 300 m  

Romeo and Juliet's town will host Giro final stage! An easy ride of 75 km to see the champions in a Grand Tour time trial.


Day 8 | Relax  

One last an ice cream or maybe one last Negroni before leaving for the airport? Arrivederci Lake Garda!


Price per person (minimum 6 - maximum 12 px): 

EUR 1.850,00 (taxes and VAT included) | single supplement, applied to secure a private room for solo travellers: EUR 180,00 (taxes and VAT included)

USD 2.150,00 (taxes and VAT included) | single supplement, applied to secure a private room for solo travellers: USD 205,00 (taxes and VAT included)

This tour can be organized private for any number of participants. Contact us for details. 


The price includes

  • 7 nights in a 3 stars hotel | 7 dinners 
  • Transfer from / to the airport (Verona Catullo Airport).
  • Briefing and data analysis
  • Daily guided tour | pics and videos by our guides
  • Van in tow during training | washing, ordinary maintenance and bike storage
  • Vince Team supplement welcome kit | 20% discount on Cinelli Bike apparel and accessories


The Price does not include

  • Flight
  • Travel and injuries insurance
  • Drinks with food

Anything not mentioned in "The price includes"



  • Bike rental Cinelli Superstar: EUR 50,00 (USD 60,00) per person a day
  • Ital Cycling gives you the exclusive opportunity to ride and live for one or two days with a great cycling champion like Claudio Chiappucci, Alessandro Ballan and Valerio Agnoli. Upon request


Any questions? Read our FAQ.