Tour info Road Cycling Trip Como - Cinque Terre - Tuscany
09-19 September 2018
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This is an unique opportunity to cycle the most beautiful route of Italy during this 11 days/10 nights trip. This road cycling trip features many highlights, your start will be in the Como lake side town of Cernobbio. This very pleasant town is the second home of George Clooney. Ride along three beautiful lakes: Lake Como, Switzerland's Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore. A trip to Lake Como is not complete without a ride up to Ghisallo, visiting the museum and the chapel of La Madonna del Gisello is a must do for every cyclist, From the Italian lake district you continue to the Liguarian hills of Cinque Terre. Out of the village of Levanto you will begin our ride into the magnificent Cinque Terre enjoying breathtaking views of the dramatic cliffs below and finishing in Portovenere with a spectacuar view of the La Spezia gulf. After the Cinque Terre area the cycling trip continues to beautiful Tuscany!
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Itinerary Road cycling trip Como - Cinque Terre - Tuscany
Pick up at Milan Malpensa Airport and check in at your hotel in Cernobbio. This beautiful town will be your starting point for your upcoming cycling trip in Italy. The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary for this road cycling trip from Como to Cinque Terre to Tuscany. Overnight in Cernobbio Dinner included- Hotel Terzocrotto.it
On your first day you start in front of the hotel right on the shores of Lago di Como. Ride along three beautiful lakes: Lake Como, Switzerland's Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore. You will see many nice villas with huge gardens created in the 19th and 20th Century. Test your legs on the hills and cols we pass. You ride along scenic secondary roads that will take you across the border into Swiss territory! Crossing over into Switzerland, you descend few switchbacks and you ride along the quiet shores of Lake Lugano and finally we reach back our final destination, the Como lake side town of Cernobbio. This very pleasant town is the second home of George Clooney. Overnight is Cernobbio in Hotel Terzocrotto.it Dinner included. 110kilometers – 1200 climbing meters
The morning ride along lake Como shores will take you towards the renowned town of Bellaggio. Only avid cyclists know that Bellagio is at the very bottom of the Giro di Lombardia's last decisive climb of the "Madonna del Ghisallo" (length 6.6 miles - 1.811 feet of elevation gain - 5.2 % average grade), the little church of the patron saint of cyclist where you can admire the bikes of the great Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali! Overnight is in Cernobbio Hotel Terzocrotto.it – no dinner
Transfer by van to the start of your ride into the Ligurian hills. You will face a though day in the saddle but you will be rewarded in the beautiful place of Rapallo. Placed in a panoramic position opposite to the ancient castle our Hotel Europa is just a few steps away from the seafront, the beaches and the “imbarcadero”: the starting point for ferries to Portofino, San Fruttuoso and the charming Cinque Terre. HotelEuropa-Rapallo.com – no dinner Distance of ride: 136 km/2300 m of total climbing.
Riding out of Rapallo you will start an extremely scenic ride to Portofino riding along the Mediterranean passing Santa Margherita Ligure and Paraggi .. returning towards the sea village of Chiavari and Sestri Levante; a rather easy climb with great views at the top, the Passo del Bracco, used as TT for the Giro's Centenary, will take us to our destination. Once reached the top of Passo del Bracco You will descend to Levanto which is the last village before Cinque Terre. Hotel in Levanto – Hotel Oasihotel.eu – Dinner included Distance of ride: 82 km/1130 m of total climbing.
Just out of the village Levanto we begin our ride into the magnificent Cinque Terre enjoying breath-taking views of the dramatic cliffs below and finishing in Portovenere with a spectacular view of the La Spezia gulf. Hotel in Lerici –Hotel Doriahotel– Dinner included Distance of ride: 59 km/960 m of total climbing.
You start off with a beautiful ride around the Lerici peninsula to the village of Montemarcello descending into Bocca di Magra. You will ride along the Ligurian Sea to Forte dei Marmi where you will leave the coast … you cycling through Camaiore, climb up to Montemagno and finally you will reach your final destination: Lucca. Hotel in Lucca – Hotel Apalazzobusdraghi.it – No dinner. Distance of ride: 92 km/700 m of total climbing. Hotel location: inside the walled city of Lucca.
On today’s ride you will pass typical Tuscan villages like Compito, Bientina, Forcoli, Peccioli, La Sterza, Vicarello, Il Castagno before we arrive San Gimignano. Hotel in Gimignano. Hotel Leonbianco.com – Dinner included. Distance of ride: 90 km/725 m of total climbing Hotel location: in San Gimignano's square
Who in the world today would not know anything about the Chianti red wine? Today you will ride to Radda in Chianti with climbing 10 km up to Castellina in Chianti and cycling through multiple vineyards. Your Hotel is located in the quiet village of Radda in Chianti, a Relais, and part of the Luxury chain Hotels. Todays villages : San Gimignano, Le Grazie, Quarraia, Lano, Mensanello, Santa Giulia, Strove, Abbadia, Monteriggioni, Castellina Scalo, 10 km climb up to Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti. Hotel in Radda in Chianti- Hotel Vignale.it – Dinner included. Distance of ride: about 75 km/1000 m of total climbing.
From the typical Chianti countryside to the beautiful Siena's gentle rolling hills. Dinner at a local place. Hotel location: San Quirico d'Orcia- Hotel Casalemmi.com- Dinner included- Distance of ride: 103 km/1630 m of total climbing.
Unfortunately it’s your last day! It’s time to say goodbye a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in Italy. Transfers to the Airport Milan Malpensa or Pisa airport will be made by the Tour guide. Or to other various airports on the way back.
Airport/ Train Information Como-Cinqueterre-Tuscany
The most important gateways are the airports of Milan.
Milan has three important airports; the most important airport is Milan Malpensa, from here many flights leave /arrive worldwide. There are many regular flights to/ from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and more very important cities from all around the Globe.
The second airport is Milan Linate which has a lot of domestic and European flights to all important cities in Europe. There is a shuttle bus connecting Malpensa with Linate Airport. The ride between the two airports takes more than an hour.
The third airport is Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) and is northeast of Milan, close to the city of Bergamo. This airport is especially used by budget companies like Ryanair.
From Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central station are Malpensa Shuttle busses departing: every 30 to 60 minutes Length: 1 hour.
From Milan Linate International Airport to Milan Central station busses departing every 30 minutes Length: 20 minutes.
Bergamo Airport has no direct train connection, but there is a shuttle bus that takes you to the station in Bergamo.
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