We are delighted to invite you to join us on 23 & 24 November 2019 for the fifth annual Giro della Donna (www.girodelladonna.com) . Visit Yarra Valley are a proud sponsor and we’re pleased to welcome all cyclists back to the region that boasts the closest Alpine climbs to Melbourne.
As well as the road, gravel and village elements returning from 2018, we are excited to add a family ride, the Piccolo Giro, on the Rail Trail and the ‘Coppi’ Dinner, celebrating the greatest Campionissimo of them all, Fausto Coppi.
Things kick off Saturday with the event village at Warburton Golf Club opening from 9.30 am with local food, coffee and wines, a bike expo, kids entertainment and the big screen. The gravel giro and piccolo giro both start and finish at the Golf Club on Dammans Rd, while the evenings Coppi dinner is across the Yarra on the Brisbane Bridge.
Starting in the township of Warburton, Victoria and finishing at the top of Mt. Donna Buang, Sunday’s Giro della Donna features one of the most spectacular cycling routes in Australia.
Over 120km of closed and traffic-managed roads, you’ll climb more than 2,750 metres, including the gruelling (and stunning) 20km Reefton Spur ascent and a true mountaintop finish at Mt. Donna Buang. The addition of a 13km gravel section along the stunning Acheron Way makes this route a challenge for any cyclist, but one that can be enjoyed by all.
GIRO DELLA DONNA EVENT SCHEDULE
Warburton Golf Club
SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2019
- 9.30am-4pm: Giro Villagio
- 11am – 3.30pm: Gravel Giro
- 12pm - 3.30pm: Piccolo Giro
- 6pm: Coppi Dinner
SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2019
- 6:30am – 4pm: Giro Villagio
- 8:00am - 4pm: Giro della Donna
- 1:30pm: Winners announced in village
Link to register: www.girodelladonna.com
Why not stay for a few days in Warburton? With accommodation ranging from cottages full of history to pet-friendly to modern and contemporary, there is a place to stay in Warburton that is just right for you. While you're there, visit the Warburton Waterwheel and talk to the knowledgeable volunteers about arts, exhibitions and workshops, where the best places to eat are or which shops to browse in and find that special something to take home!
Link to more happening in Warburton: visitwarburton.com.au