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2024 Tour de France Grand Depart Italy

27th June – 2nd July

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5 Nights





Why Book This Trip?

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. Its 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.


Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

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 including breakfast and dinner daily

Spectator and rider friendly: Explore the stunning cycling roads Italy has to offer and indulge in its amazing cuisine.

What's Included?


4* hotels in Florence, Bologna and Turin

Included meals

Breakfast and evening meal included


Airport return transfers


Mechanic and vehicle support for the tour

Guided Rides

Daily ride options from experienced local guides

Additional Extras

Bike Rental – Available at a supplement

Highlights from the Past Event


Day To Day


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.


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.

Florence to Bologna

Hotel: 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 2023 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.


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.

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.


After breakfast we say goodbye, your transfer will take you to Milan Airport .

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

Today’s Ride: No Rides.
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, 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.

You're in safe hands

We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years. We are members of ABTA and ATOL so book with confidence.

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Logistics covered

We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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