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 beautiful Tuscan mountains before arriving to the iconic city of Pisa complete with leaning architecture and marina to complete our costa a costa…La Dolce Vita!
|Total Distance 380km||Total Ascent 3,723m||Max Alt 1,074m||Difficulty Grade 3/5
|5 Nights||Next Departure 23 May 2019||Ristretto Score #5||Guide Price £695
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.
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 outbound flights)
Flights, Lunches, Evening Meals
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.
Click here for Training plan
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.
“Better organisation than Team Sky, Jason and Giles where awesome. Every thing ran so smoothly all we had to do was ride!” Richard Moore (Alpine TdF Velo Spectacular)
“Well done folks …..very professional indeed, 7days cycling together from Vienna to Milan is no joke …but thanks to you and your professionalism, support and determination the challenge is over with positive feelings…. thank you to all your very friendly team who also go out of their way to give you a memorable experience… Until the next one !!!” Mark Camilleri (Vienna To Milan Cycle Challenge)
Italian Coast To Coast Route
Italian Coast To Coast Route Profile
Enquiries now being taken for our next epic Spring ride across Italy – register your interest today…
Next Departure – 23 May 2019