The Giro d’Italia is one of the most prestigious multi-stage bike races in the world, with a history of more than 100 years. The route usually winds its way through the Italian countryside. The most special feature of the race is that neighbouring countries also have the opportunity to host stages. It was in 1965 that the Giro first started from a foreign country - San Marino. But it is not only countries bordering Italy that have hosted the start of the race: In 1998, the starting point was Nice, in 2012, Herning in Denmark, and in 2018, Jerusalem. In 2022, the competitors will start from Heroes' Square in Budapest and will complete the Hungarian part of the race through Visegrád, Balatonfüred and Kaposvár. To mark the race starting in Hungary, we'll be touring the sights and attractions of the various locations.
Relaxing in a legendary spa
After the exciting time in the capital, visitors can relax in the famous spas of Budapest. The sulphur-fluoride medicinal water of the Széchenyi Baths, established in 1913, provides a cure for musculoskeletal disorders, but it can also relieve certain digestive complaints and inflammations in the form of a drinking cure. In addition to the 15 indoor and three outdoor pools of the legendary spa complex, visitors can also enjoy a sauna and steam bath, medical treatments such as weight baths and jet massage, or even wellness treatments such as Thai massage. Once cyclists are in City Park, they can take a stroll to Vajdahunyad Castle, which road racing cyclist Ádám Karl often visits when he's looking for relaxation.