Bike Tours

highlights

This tour is about much more than challenging riding of the famous climbs, the Sarto Experience is also about exploring the Italian history and culture, seeing how custom Sarto bikes are made, and experiencing Il Lombardia race by seeing it LIVE and riding the Il Lombardia Gran Fondo.

  • A private tour inside Sarto factory guided by the founder Enrico Antonio + a special dinner accompanied by the owner of Sarto
  • 112th edition Tour of Lombardy race LIVE viewing
  • Participation in Gran Fondo Il Lombardia
  • Challenging cycling Guided by the founder of HC Bike Tours and Sarto staff: Monte Grappa, Monte Baldo, Madonna del Ghisallo, Muro di Sormano… and many more climbs
  • Stay in selected hotels and spoil yourself with amazing gastronomic pleasures of Italy
  • It is a 8-day / 7-night all-inclusive, guided and a SAG van supported cycling tour, accompanied by the founder of HC Bike Tours and Sarto officials
  • All guests will be invited to the Sarto bike fitting room where you can get exact measurements and order your Sarto bike for a very special price

The tour is open to anyone, but the number of spots is limited to only a maximum of 7 guests. We like to keep this tour very private to offer you one of the best service level in the market. Because of a small group, you can ride as much as you wish – our support will be available anytime. We like to keep the rides flexible.

Book this trip right now! To reserve your spot fill in the Booking form. 

A special group discount is available for groups of 4 persons or more. Email us at info@hcbiketours.com to get a quote. You are welcome also to contact us on +1 650 319 8824 (US) or +371 26306180 (International). 

Would you like to make this tour private and customized for your group? Start planning today! Email us at info@hcbiketours.com.  

Bike Rental 

Through our partnership with Sarto we are pleased to offer top-quality 100% handmade in Italy Sarto Veneto SL bikes for rent. Register your interest in our rental bikes in the Booking form. Learn more about our Sarto rental bikes here.  

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • 8-day / 7-night the founder of HC Bike Tours guided and a SAG van supported tour
  • Private Tour of the Sarto factory guided by Enrico Sarto + special dinner
  • Il Lombardia race LIVE viewing
  • Complimentary entry to the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia
  • All accommodation fees for selected hotels (double occupancy)
  • All breakfasts
  • One picnic lunch at the arrival day
  • All dinners (but one we will let you to explore local restaurants)
  • All transportation from/to the airports and all ground transportation
  • All luggage transportation
  • On-road snacks & sports nutrition
  • Ride Leader (the founder personally) + SAG van
  • Services of our professional English speaking staff: mechanic assistance, guidance, concierge services, suggestions, advices, coaching
  • Welcome pack including the maps for your Garmin use and HC Bike Tours design cycling jersey
  • Pre-tour holiday preparation advice
  • Photos of your tour
  • We welcome non-riders and family members of riders
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
  • Lunches (however two picnic lunches and on-road snacks are included)
  • Sarto rental bike (available for an additional fee)
 
Day 1 - Monday, October 8

Welcome to Sarto territory

Warm up loop

HC Bike Tours’ owner and the rest of the team will meet you at the airport or in Venice in the morning. From there you will be provided with transportation to the hotel. A bit later, our team will help you to set up your bicycle.
An enjoyable picnic lunch will be served after which we will take off for a warm-up ride. We will start with riding perfect condition backroads in the local area of green and scenic hills. In the evening, you will start to explore local
cuisine

 Strava map here

meals
meals
Picnic lunch
On road supplements
Dinner
house
accomondation
Selected hotel in Romano D'ezzelino
tour
accomplished
Distance 33 miles / 52 km
Elevation gain 3,600 ft / 1,085 m
Day 2 - Tuesday, October 9

Monte Grappa 2x…

Monte Grappa (from Romano D'ezzelino) > Monte Grappa (from Semonzo)

Monte Grappa is one of the well-known and most spectacular climbs in Italy. Actually, it has eleven all HC cat climbs! We will ride just two most popular climbs.
Enjoy!

 Strava map here

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
Dinner
house
accomondation
Selected hotel in Romano D'ezzelino
hills
climbs
Monte Grapp
tour
accomplished
Distance 60 miles / 96 km
Elevation gain 11,9500 ft / 3,500 m
Day 3 - Wednesday, October 10

100th edition Giro route….

Romano D'ezzelino > Forza > Monte Corno > Vicenza

Today we will ride last 40 km of the penultimate Stage 20 of 100th edition Giro including the Forza climb with many switchbacks. After a coffee stop in Asiago, we will ride over Monte Corno to our hotel in Vicenza.

 Strava map here

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
Dinner
house
accomondation
Selected hotel in Vicenza
hills
climbs
Forza
Monte Corno
Vicenza
tour
accomplished
Distance 68 miles / 110 km
Elevation gain 7,800 ft / 2,400 m
Day 4 - Thursday, October 11

Sarto experience + the Padova & Vicenza hills…

Sarto > Padova & Vicenza hills > Vicenza

We’ll begin the day with a short transfer to the Sarto factory. Enrico Antonio personally will take us on a tour of the Sarto factory. In the afternoon, we’ll ride the local Padova and Vicenza hills. Unknown to most of the world, these hills are favorited by hundreds of local riders also many of the hills have been used by the Giro d’Italia. Sarto officials will join us on this ride. You will be invited to a special dinner accompanied by Enrico Sarto and Sarto officials.

 Strava map here

meals
meals
Breakfast
On road supplements
Dinner
house
accomondation
Selected hotel in Vicenza
hills
climbs
Padova and Vicenza hills
tour
accomplished
Distance 47 miles / 76 km
Elevation gain 5,900 ft / 1,800 m
Day 5 - Friday, October 12

Magnificent Monte Baldo…

Rivoli Veronese > Monte Bado > Fosse > Valpolicella

After a short transfer to the foothills of Monte Baldo, we ride its southern and most scenic side from Cisano. If the weather is clear, you will be able to see into the very heart of the Dolomites from the top of the Baldo. It will be a long descent before we hit the Fosse climb that leads us to the famous region of wine – Valpolicella. We will stay in a hotel between vineyards in one of Valpolicella`s villages.

 Strava map here

meals
meals
Brakfast
On road supplements
Dinner
house
accomondation
Selected hotel in Valpolicella region
hills
climbs
Monte Baldo
Fosse
tour
accomplished
Distance 53 miles / 85 km
Elevation gain 8,500 ft / 2,600 m
Day 6 - Saturday, October 13

Il Lombardia race LIVE viewing…

You will witness 112th Edition of Tour of Lombardy today. The edition number says it all – it`s a legendary race included in the UCI WorldTour calendar. We will transfer you to Como in the morning - the heart of the famous Como lake and also the town where Il Lombardia race is going to finish. Let`s enjoy the action of the race.
Rich dinner after the race and get ready for GF Il Lombardia tomorrow.

meals
meals
Brakfast
Picnic lunch
Dinner
house
accomondation
Selected hotel in Como
tour
accomplished
To be confirmed
Day 7 - Sunday, October 14

Gran Fondo Il Lombardia….

Madonna del Ghisallo > Muro di Sormano > Civiglio > San Fermo della Battaglia

GF Tour of Lombardy will take us on the same route what the pros did yesterday. We will ride all the most famous climbs of Lombardy including Madonna del Ghisallo and the brutal wall of Muro di Sormano where every meter above sea level is marked on the road!!! Good luck! Farewell dinner in Como.

GF Il Lombardia official website here

meals
meals
Brakfast
On road supplements
Dinner
house
accomondation
Selected hotel in Como
hills
climbs
Madonna del Ghisallo
Muro di Sormano
tour
accomplished
Distance 73 miles / 118,7 km
Elevation gain 8,800 ft / 2,700 m
Day 8 – Monday, October 15

It’s time to say goodbye

Have breakfast at the hotel and we’ll drop you off at the Milan airport in the morning. Let us know if you need any help with arranging your further travel plans in Italy or elsewhere in Europe, or if you wish to be transported to another location. See you on one of our tours next year!

meals
meals
Breakfast

HC Bike Tours support


We know what the best ride support is. Get on your bike and enjoy the ride! We do the rest:
  • We are ex-Pro riders, professional coaches, mechanics, experienced Ride Leaders - all passionate about what we do. We will provide you with professional support and encourage you through every ride, make photos, be your coaches and make sure you stop at the best cafes for coffee
  • We ride in small ride-groups of up to 7 riders per group, what us allow to keep a group together and provide full support with less waiting time
  • A ride-group is led by an HC Bike Tours Ride Leader and our SAG van per ride-group is provided
  • An experienced mechanic will be available to assist in case of trouble with your bike
  • We will provide you with on-road snacks, sports nutrition and drinks
  • Our top-quality Sarto Veneto SL bikes are available for rent
  • Personal touch & flexibility - ride as much as you wish, our support will be available anytime
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • 8-day / 7-night the founder of HC Bike Tours guided and a SAG van supported tour
  • Private Tour of the Sarto factory guided by Enrico Sarto + special dinner
  • Il Lombardia race LIVE viewing
  • Complimentary entry to the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia
  • All accommodation fees for selected hotels (double occupancy)
  • All breakfasts
  • One picnic lunch at the arrival day
  • All dinners (but one we will let you to explore local restaurants)
  • All transportation from/to the airports and all ground transportation
  • All luggage transportation
  • On-road snacks & sports nutrition
  • Ride Leader (the founder personally) + SAG van
  • Services of our professional English speaking staff: mechanic assistance, guidance, concierge services, suggestions, advices, coaching
  • Welcome pack including the maps for your Garmin use and HC Bike Tours design cycling jersey
  • Pre-tour holiday preparation advice
  • Photos of your tour
  • We welcome non-riders and family members of riders
 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance (recommended)
  • Additional personal expenses, i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities, laundry, coffee stops
  • Lunches (however two picnic lunches and on-road snacks are included)
  • Sarto rental bike (available for an additional fee)
 

Let's talk when it's the best for you

Write us an email or reach us on the phone, or simply leave your contacts here and we will get back to you as soon as possible or at your indicated time you would like to us to call you back. Calls need to be scheduled at least 10 hours!

Any questions?