The Adriatic Tour – From Coast to Mountains

5 single-day cycle itineraries exploring some of the finest routes in Italy


TOUR DATES: 

Any Saturday Departure until 1st October 2016

Staying in the Adriatic coastal town of Riccione, Italy, you have the option of two hotels to use as your base for the week. On five mornings you’ll embark on a different route, exploring a variety of terrains based on your chosen fitness level. There are four levels to choose from, ranging from a ‘sightseeing’ approach to something for more serious climbers looking to get lots of miles in their legs!
Both hotels are on a ‘super half board’ basis which includes buffet breakfast, lunch, post-ride lunch and a buffet dinner each day.

YOUR TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sixteenth-century villages and fields swathed in olive groves
  • Medieval fortresses and scenic gorges
  • Oceanside accommodation
  • Variety of cycling terrain from beach cruising to challenging climbs used in the Giro d’Italia
  • Fully equipped cycle hotels
  • Themed evenings and unique dining experiences

 

ACCOMMODATION

3+* Hotel Option:

• Superbly located a short stroll from the beach and town centre.
• Super-Half-Board, featuring hearty breakfast, buffet lunch, post-ride lunch and buffet dinner with table wine
• Accommodation is 3.5 star modern and elegant family friendly hotel, which has very social atmosphere. Own private beach
• Airport transfer included (Bologna)
• Perfectly suited to cycling holidays with ample secure bike storage, wash down area and mechanic on hand
• Guided groups to suit all types of cyclists
• Wellness facilities
• Support van on longer rides
• Non cyclist activities throughout the week including cookery course, boat trip and regional visits

GUIDE PRICE: £629pp

 Bike Hire Options:

The largest Scott Bikes test centre in Italy is located in the hotel. There is a combination of Aluminium & Carbon bikes equipped with Shimano gearing with a variety of sizing. Pricing is available on request.*

Full 3+* itinerary including daily ride guide, FAQs, fitness info, insurance requirements , accommodation and weather information is available in PDF. Please email ride@tuftedduckcycling.co.uk

 

4* Hotel Option:

• Stylish upscale family run 4 star hotel
• Short stroll to the beach
• Weekly BBQ and evening parties on the beach
• Perfectly suited to cycling holidays with ample secure bike storage, wash down area and mechanic on hand
• Guided groups to suit all types of cyclists
• Wellness facilities with a variety of treatments
• Support van on longer rides
• Non cyclist activities throughout the week including cookery course, boat trip and visits out to the region

GUIDE PRICE: £729pp

Bike Hire Options:

You can hire state-of-the-art race bikes from De Rosa (one of the most famous Italian cycle manufacturers)! There are different levels of rental, all carbon frames with Campagnolo gearing. Pricing starts from £120 for the week.

Full 4* itinerary including daily ride guide, FAQs, fitness info, insurance requirements , accommodation and weather information is available in PDF. Please email ride@tuftedduckcycling.co.uk

 

CYCLING ABILITY LEVEL:

Each tour option matches to four levels of fitness so you can choose an itinerary that matches your ability. Ranging from 20 to 120km per day at 17 to 28km/h and from sightseeing tours to challenging mountain climbs. Each level ensures that an individual is able to enjoy each element of the tour to the fullest - no one is left behind!

 

YOUR TRAVEL OPTIONS:

You can choose to take one of our shared transfer inclusive packages. They will operate at set times. Transfer times from Bologna airport to your hotel is (approx.) 1 hr and 15 minutes.

Flights:

We are able to offer a range of both scheduled and low cost flights from a range of UK departure airports from a starting price of £180.00 per person*. Please call for more details. We will book the following flights at a small administration fee of £20.00 per person:

British Airways
London Heathrow 0835 - 1140 Bologna
Bologna 1915 - 1950 London Heathrow

Easyjet
London Gatwick 1130 - 1435 Bologna
Bologna 1510 - 1620 London Gatwick

 

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

  • Private transfers are available on request
  • Single room options
  • Bicycle hire
  • Daily kit wash (payable locally)
  • Massages
  • Personal coaching services; pre &/or post trip
  • Group coaching plans

 

CLOTHING & CLIMATE:

The weather on the Adriatic coast are generally quite warm and can get very hot in the middle of summer, however temperatures can vary too. Riders need to be prepared for wind chill especially on some of the descents in the early and late seasons; you are therefore advised to bring a good quality rain/wind jacket, some arm and leg warmers, shoe covers and gloves.

* Please note bikes do not come with pedals so you would need to bring own with you. However we can arrange shoes & pedals on request subject to availability and an extra charge.

For more details or to book, please call Tufted Duck Cycling on 0330 102 8001 or email ride@tuftedduckcycling.co.uk

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