About Us

ABOUT US

Former professional cyclists, event planners, travel designers, tour guides; all of us come from different experiences, different backgrounds and different regions of Italy. One thing we have in common: the passion for cycling and for good living. We live in a country of great beauty and Gran Tour Events has become our home, the starting point of our adventures on two wheels. Come and discover Italy with us, avoiding all clichés.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

SUPER LOCAL

Many cycling operators offer beautiful tours of Italy but ours feature one distinctive difference: they were conceived by locals, in 100% local spirit and style.

THE BEST EQUIPMENT

The quality of our bikes is a major USP, that is why we have chosen leading brands and top-of-the-range products such as BMC for road bikes and mountain bikes, and Haibike for e-bikes.

WELCOME HOME

We favour vintage villas and family-run farms representing the local culture over lavish but soulless 5 star hotels. The selection was carried out taking into great consideration location, charm, quality of service and, most importantly, the friendliness of the managers!

GUIDED BY WINE AND CULINARY EXCELLENCE

It is well known that Italy is the motherland of good cuisine. Our tours will take you through wine tastings in the cellars of renowned producers, visits to organic farms and slowfood points: yours will also be a journey through the world of flavour and well-being.

ONLY SMALL GROUPS

We have decided to limit the number of participants to ten people. Thus we can guarantee the highest quality and safety standards, providing customized services of the kind you will only find on personalized tours.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDES

Grantour guides are trained to keep you entertained throughout the entire tour. Beyond their specific technical skills they are also knowledgeable about local culture and true connoisseurs of the area’s wines and foods: they will be the best travelling companions ever.

AIMED AT REAL CYCLING ENTHUSIASTS

Tours are designed to deliver excitement so they require confidence with a bike and a good level of physical preparation. This does not mean they are gruelling stage tours for professional cyclists: our aim is the pleasure of cycling, and we have the experience to manage different levels of speed and proficiency.

ALL INCLUSIVE

We believe holidays should be about relaxing and having fun, without worries of any kind. That is why we offer an “all inclusive” formula, where every small pleasure, a cappuccino at the bar, or a good bottle of wine for dinner, must not be considered an extra.

OUR STAFF

GIUSEPPE BELLERO

GIUSEPPE BELLERO

Founder | General Manager

Founder and General Manager, passionate cyclist and wine lover, technical expert, soul and leader of the team.
ANTONIO FUSCO

ANTONIO FUSCO

Tour Manager

SIMONA CRISTINA

SIMONA CRISTINA

Accommodation

ANTONIO RAVARINO

ANTONIO RAVARINO

Guide

MARIANNA BUCCHIONI

MARIANNA BUCCHIONI

Guide

TANYA RANDALL

TANYA RANDALL

Guide

FRANCO GIAMBANCO

FRANCO GIAMBANCO

Guide

FRANCESCO MAIOLO

FRANCESCO MAIOLO

Photographer

GIACINTO CHIARA

GIACINTO CHIARA

Photographer - top driver

MAX LELLI

MAX LELLI

Partner

ALESSANDRO BALLAN

ALESSANDRO BALLAN

Partner

RICCARDO MAGRINI

RICCARDO MAGRINI

Communication

Former professional cyclist, he won stages at the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia. Today he's an histrionic commentator for Eurosport.
PAOLO CARAMELLINO

PAOLO CARAMELLINO

Guide

An icon of two wheels, motocross and downhill champion, he is our technical reference for MTB and suspensions. Excellent technique and great sense of humor.
ANDREA GURAYEV

ANDREA GURAYEV

Event Manager

From maremma in tuscany, former professional rider and actually key account manager for bmc italia. He's gran tour's sport events specialist.

OUR FRIENDS