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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. 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.
Premium 4* accommodation: In the heart of Florence, Bologna and Turin including breakfast and dinner daily
Live race viewing: Witness the excitement of the team presentation and 3 stages LIVE!
Spectator and rider friendly: Explore the stunning cycling roads Italy has to offer and indulge in its amazing cuisine.
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2024 Tour de France Grand Depart Italy Cycling Holiday
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.
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This hotel is perfectly located in the city centre. Its near the train station so has excellent transport links and just across the street is the Piazza Santa Maria. All rooms are spacious and have an en-suite bathrooms. In the rooms you will find amenities such as hairdryers, kettle, mini bar, safe and Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast consists of a traditional Italian pastries, fresh products, and hot and cold drinks. A bar in the hotel has a fully stocked bar with a wide range for you to choose from.
Bologna de la Gare
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This modern hotel is located in the heart of Bologna, near to the train station. It is close to all of the city’s main tourist attractions including Piazza Maggiore and San Petronio. The rooms are spacious, quiet and comfortable and include features such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TVs and a choice of pillows. For breakfast you can enjoy a large buffet selection with fresh baking and pastries alongside Italian specialities. There is also an elegant lobby bar where you can relax and enjoy a drink from the extensive range of options.
Novotel Torino Corso Giulio Cesare
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The Novotel Torino Corso Giulio Cesare is a modern property, conveniently located close to the motorway. The modern hotel offers good transport links to the centre of Turin, surrounded by a green park. With comfortable rooms and friendly staff, guests can also take advantage of the hotel pool. There is free Wi-Fi in the rooms, a mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. The breakfast menu is varied with a range of sweet and savoury options to suit all tastes. The Vagabon bar has live music some evenings and serves a range of cocktails, drinks and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere.
Arrive into Florence airport and a member of our team will collect you and take you to the hotel. We will confirm transfer times closer to the event. Transport links to the hotel are also very simple and take 20 mins. The train runs every 5mins with a stop close to the hotel.
The closest airport to Turin is Milan. This drive will take around 2 hours, we will operate a transfer to this airport, time to be confirmed.
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