“It all began in 1909: it was 2:35 a.m. on May 13th, and a group of 127 cyclists set off for the first edition of the Giro d’Italia.
Thus was born one of the most exciting and beautiful stage cycling races—an epic tale that comes alive again today in the Giro d’Italia d’Epoca. This is the sole Italian series of events dedicated to historical cycling, comprising fifteen stages that meander through the cultural, historical, artistic, and social heritage of our country.
Italy, on a vintage bike
Fifteen non-competitive rides, where hundreds of cycling enthusiasts, with vintage bicycles and clothing, pedal to discover the lesser-known corners of our country.
The Vintage Giro d’Italia consists of fifteen bicycle touring routes. These routes guide us through the lands of famous figuressuch as Dante Alighieri and St. Francis of Assisi. They also lead us through the paths of great cycling championslike Costante Girardengo, Fausto Coppi, and Gino Bartali. Additionally, the routes take us on a journey through Italian food and winein the regions of Lambrusco and Parmesan. They also explore architectural wonders, from the trulli of Alberobello to the Sicilian Baroque.
Hidden villages, castles, hills, and forests serve as the backdrop for the fifteen Giro d’Italia d’Epoca cyclostoriches. In this setting, slowness becomes a valuable resource, allowing us to uncover what the frenzy of modern times conceals.
Each circuit event also offers the opportunity to admire priceless bicycles and appreciate the evolution of vehicles and clothing over time.
Since 2019, the Giro d’Italia d’Epoca has been led by Michela Moretti Girardengo and Gioia Bartali, the great-granddaughter and granddaughter of the cycling champions Costante Girardengo and Gino Bartali.