Italian Coast to Coast

Get your best cycling gear on (this is Italy after all) and prepare yourself for the ride of your life on this modern classic across the greatest cycling nation in Europe (arguably). Starting from the floating city of Venice we ride through the great renascence cities of northern Italy, transverse the Tuscan mountains before arriving to the iconic city of Pisa complete with leaning architecture and marina to complete our costa a costa…Bella Italia!

 

Total Distance 380km
Total Ascent 3,723m
Max Alt 1,074m
Difficulty Grade 3/5
5 Nights
Next Departure 23 May 2018
Ristretto Score #5
Guide Price £699

 

Itinerary

Day One – Arrive Venice airport – transfer to hotel. Times of recommended flights given at time of application.

Build bikes before evening meal and early night.

Day Two – Venice to Ferrara – 112km +360m

Day Three – Ferrara to Firenzuola – 100km +1,750m

Day Four – Firenzuola to Carmignano – 85km +1,178m

Day Five – Carmignano to Pisa – 80km +360m

Day Six – Pack down bikes before transfer for flight home. Times of recommended flights given at time of application.

 

Included

Experienced Cycle Leader(s), Full Vehicle Support including Driver/Mechanic, First Aiders,

Baggage Transfer, 3/4 star Hotel Accommodation (5 nights inc Breakfast), Airport Transfers (designated flights)

 

Not Included

Flights, Lunches, Evening Meals

 

Logistics

Recommended flight information will be given on your application.To help us help you, It is important you notify us of any extraordinary travel arrangements you may have that prevents you from arriving at the recommended times.
Your personal bags will be carried by the support vehicle throughout the event.
We strongly ask your bikes to be transported by bike bags (semi-rigid/soft). Please do not arrive to the event with rigid bike travel boxes. Support vehicles will have limited space and unable stow large solid bike boxes as well as all luggage and equipment through the event.
Please contact us with any questions regarding flight transport of your bike, we will be more than happy to discuss this further with you.

 

Weather & Kit

We can expect warm, sunny weather, however we should expect slight temperature drop and cool conditions on the mountains (800m+) – Remember to bring layers – not heavy coverings.
This is a road bike tour. Your bike should be well maintained and in good running order with suitable ‘road gears’ and brakes.
A full kit list will be issued in your ‘Joining Instructions’ document after your application. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please call us anytime with any questions.

 

Fitness & Training

This is a level 3 cycle event. You will be capable of riding comfortably upto 100km in a day and/or used to riding distances upto 80km over hilly terrain – minmum. If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event please give us a cal and we will be more than happy to chat with you.
Please arrive to the event ready to ride and not rely on ‘muscle memory’ or riding into ‘trip fitness’ – don’t let us or yourself down…please train to ride.

 

Italian Coast To Coast Route

 

Italian Coast To Coast Route Profile

 

Enquiries now being taken for our next epic ride across Italy – register your interest today…

Next Departure – 23 May  2018

 

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