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Take a ride across Italy, taking in the superb scenery and towns of Tuscany, Umbria and Marche
This is a unique cycling tour that will take you from one side of Italy to the other, but also a little south too, and back up along the Appenines. A total of 6 days cycling
From Viareggio (Pisa) to Senigallia, you’ll see some fantastic Tuscan towns and villages, towns of Umbria, then you cycle through the Natural Regional Park of Golla Della Rossa.
Although having some significant climbs, the days give you time to really enjoy the tour to its full. Comfortable hotels, good food and vehicle support, making it a wonderful tour. We follow a mixture of main roads and back roads with our bike route always trying to choose the quietest option.
This is a supported tour – at the start of the day, when the group sets off biking, your kit bag will be loaded into the support vehicle and transported to the next overnight halt. The van will meet you to feed and water you, but you are free to cycle at your own pace, with the support vehicle never far away. We must stress that apart from the emergency tool kit and spares that you would take on any day ride, you will not be required to carry any luggage. Stunning scenery, atmospheric overnight accommodation and a magnificent route make this an unforgettable cycling holiday experience. Average 75 miles per day. Come and savour the Italian experience, yet enjoy the occasional ‘significant’ climb !
• DISTANCE – Approximately 460 miles
• BIKES – Ride your own bike ! Your bike can be collected and delivered back to your door, for an extra £40 each way, if based in England or Wales. If Scotland, call us for a quote.
• FULLY SUPPORTED TOUR, with 6 days cycling, averaging approximately 70-75 miles a day. 7 nights accommodation. Cycling leader plus support vehicle carrying luggage and feeding you during the day.
• ACTIVITY LEVEL – 8/10 – challenging.
• FLIGHTS – Fly into Pisa, Saturday 12th September (or earlier). Fly out of Ancona Saturday 19th Sept (or later)
Starting off from close to Pisa, we cycle south east, down towards, Siena. Continuing South we enter Umbria, and ride down to the historic city of Orvietta. Then we head west towards the Appenines, staying in Rieti, before making our way north towards Spoleto and cycling along the Apennine Mountain ridge. Finally we turn towards the sea, and finish our tour on the Adriatic coast, just north of Ancona.
WE TRANSPORT YOUR BIKE IN A CUSTOMISED VAN SPECIALLY TRANSFORMED TO SAFELY CARRY YOUR PRIZED POSSESSION !
We recommend a road bike with 25 to 28 mm tyres. Most people cycle on carbon road bikes. Mountain bikes are NOT suitable. The most important thing is that the bike functions properly and that you are comfortable riding it. You should make sure that your bike has suitable gears as there are some steep hills on parts of the route. You should also make sure that you are able to carry some spare food and extra clothing with you on the bike.
We believe your tour experience will be enhanced if you are able to ride a bike you are comfortable and familiar with and, with that in mind, we will transport your bike to and from the start/finish of a tour.
Our support vehicles are adapted to carry bikes in a safe and secure manner which gives you the peace of mind that you will be ready to get cycling on day one without any rebuilding of bikes required. Should collection by our support vehicle not be possible we will use the services of a specialist courier company.
Bikes can be collected and delivered back to your home though, for an extra £40 each way, if based in England or Wales. If Scotland, £50 each way.
You will require a passport to visit Italy
You are also required to have travel insurance for the duration of the holiday.
The weather in Italy is normally exactly what you expect. Warm and sunny!
Watch the video below to get a taste of what to expect in Italy, although this is taken when it was just a four day tour…….now its six !!
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