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Cycling Emilia Romagna 2018

Tour info: Road Cycling trip in Emilia Romagna - Adriatic coast 2018
8 days/ 7 nights 
March - October 2018

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The region of Emilia Romagna is a superb road bike destination. Many professional cyclists have trained in the hills of Emilia Romagna, including the iconic Italian hero Marco Pantani who was born in Cesenatico. Many road cyclists explore the same routes as Pantani used during his training stages for the Tour de France or Giro d’Italia. Every year at the end of May the Gran Fondo Nove Colli start in Cesenatico. It is one of the oldest and biggest cycling events in Italy. There are over 12,000 riders who want to complete the “Nine Hills” of Emilia Romagna. From the hills to the sea : you can find out all about the inland and the traditions of local Romagna cuisine. Your homebase is the Lungomare Bike Hotel in Cesenatico. The hotel offers routes for expert cyclists but also for beginners. Here you find the perfect mix of plains, hills and mountains which are great for cyclists even in the colder months. Emilia Romagna and the Adriatic coastline region is very popular among keen cyclist. The perfectly paved roads and are mostly traffic free are the perfect base for a beautiful cycling trip. The tours are suitable for all kind of cyclist. The coastal resort of Cesenactico is the best starting point for the many tours that stretch into the backyards and along the Adriatic coastline

We all know that when you’re cycling it isn’t great to be left behind or to have to wait for those who aren’t as fit as you either! That’s why there are 5 different groups preparation levels, e
Every rider can choose the right group ensuring everyone gets the most fun during your cycling holiday in Emilia Romagna.

Cycle through sixteenth-century villages and fields covered in olive trees on the border between Romagna, the Marche and Tuscany

  • There are 5 group ride programs that has been tried and tested successfully over the years! 
  • A highly experienced staff of cycling guides, all experts and in tip-top training… always close to you 
  • On site mechanic available every day 
  • Non cyclist options 
  • 4 **** Lungomare bike hotel
  • Many professional cyclists have trained in the hills of Emilia Romagna, including the iconic Italian hero Marco Pantani who was born here! 
  • Cesenatico means : Sun, beach, sea, sport, shopping, trendy venues, theme parks, inland areas, culture and much more events!
  • Rates are per person per night with : buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and "grand buffet" dinner in the restaurant


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Country Italy /Cesenatico
Trip Type Guided 
Hotel Lungomare 4 ****
Season  March - October
Start all days Mon to Sun
Days
8 Days/ 7 Nights
Price from  €695
Pinarello Dogma F10 €325
Pinarello Dogma F8 €265
Pinarello Ultegra €175
Deposit €350
Extra Night on request

 

Fitness level 3 Required

Itinerary guided road cycling trip in Emilia Romagna - Adriatic coast

We all know that when you’re cycling it isn’t great to be left behind or to have to wait for those who aren’t as fit as you either! Every rider can choose the right group ensuring everyone gets the most fun during your cycling holiday in Emilia Romagna

At the Lungomare bike hotel you will find every day 5 different tours that respond to different levels of training.

Everyone can choose the group that best represents him and avoids unpleasant waits during your excursions.
On location you can change every day to another group

CAMOMILLA GROUP
Ideal for those who are not overly athletic and travel at a speed of around 18-20 km/h. If you like biking simply for immersing yourself in a meadow and smelling the flowers, for discovering and admiring ancient monuments or for stopping to enjoy an ice cream, you are in the right group. This is also suitable for those travelling with e-bikes (which can also be rented at the hotel).
LATTE MACCHIATO GROUP
This group is ideal for those who are not very fit and travels at an average speed of 19/21 km/h. If you like the bike but still more to discover the gastronomic traditions of the area, enjoy the scents and landscapes, the group Latte Macchiato is the right for you. This group is also suitable for those traveling with E-Bike (also rentable at the hotel).
ACQUA GASATA GROUP
The group Acqua Gasata requires a level of average training and travels at an average speed of about 21/23 km/h. It is recommended for cyclists who love contact with nature and the landscape and who want to increase their performance.
SANGIOVESE GROUP
Sangiovese is the typical wine of Romagna, with the strong flavor, just like this group. The average speed is 24/27 km/h and requires a good workout in the legs. We recommend it to cyclists accustomed to the pedal and all those that cannot be put off by the climbs.
SPRITZ GROUP
Dedicated to sports or highly trained cyclists, Spritz is a group that maintains an average speed of 27/30 km/h, and tackles difficult trails with routes that reach to 140 km.

Weekly program

Day 1
Welcome to Italy and especially to Emilia Romagna. Upon your arrival you will discover that you have entered a magical region, where the hills and the splendid sea will captivate you instantly. Are you ready? Let’s go! Once you arrive at the hotel, you will be fitted to your bike, so that you can take your first ride to experience this fantastic territory.

Day 2 Today you will climb the “Marco Pantani “hill, at the top you find the Marco Pantani memorial. This is the region were this Italian legend used to do his trainings rides. On top you descend into the valley, at one time inhabited by the ancient Romans, soon you will arrive Sogliano, where you will enjoy a beautiful view overlooking the sea. In the afternoon, you will visit the Marco Pantani museum, where you can find all his memorabilia and his historical achievements for the ”Italian Ciclismo”

Day 3
The hills at the backyards of Cesenatcio are sometimes gentle and sometimes steep. You will ride among olive groves and vineyards. In fact, you will experience the charm of the Nove Colli, the oldest Gran Fondo and certainly the most popular, with 12,000 participants. You will arrive at Longiano, with its medieval castle overlooking the sea, considered one of the most ideal villages in Europe. At dusk you can wander around the port of Cesenatico, designed by Leonaro-do da Vinci,.

Day 4
When you think of a typical Romagna city, Cesena always comes to mind. Pleasing and welcoming with its many bars and gelaterias, this pearl, a few kilometres from the sea, will provide you with the chance to have an espresso in the main square, in the shade by a fountain from 1500 – making it one of the most beautiful places in Emilia Romagna.

Day 5
Pedalling and confronting the great champions of the past is what you will experience today. After passing the incomparable rocky buttress of the medieval village of San Leo, and looking down the valley below, you will have to face the terrible 6k leading up to Monte Carpegna. Monte Carpegna – training ground of Marco Pantani, and a climb that put the great Eddie Merckx in difficulty at the Giro d’Italia. Before arriving at the village of Sant’Agata, with a fairy tale castle sitting on a cliff, you will cross the valley that was used as the backdrop by Leonardo da Vinci for the Mona Lisa. Along these scenic but difficult roads, we will find time to take a break at a local place with typical, traditional Romagna food.

Day 6
The oldest Republic in the world, San Marino, from its rocky outcrop, dominates the landscape, and we’ll arrive here after climbing the more or less gentle hills, filled with olive groves and vineyards. When we finish with our labors, we’ll arrive at a fantastic farm where the secrets of olive and wine production have been handed down for generations. You’ll taste for yourself the best that our hinterland has to offer and you’ll do so in a unique setting surrounded by olive groves and the sounds of nature.

Day 7
Your last day has arrived, but before you leave this wonderful region, you’ll ride a route that will allow you to relive the excitement of the week in just a few concentrated hours. Sorrivoli, Monteleone, and Montiano, with their castles and medieval villages, reside in the peaceful hills, and will be a perfect summary of the unique a cycling trip.

Day 8
Departure day…..Time to say goodbye and thanks for joining us. We wish you a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in Italy. Transfers to the airport on request.

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Airport/ Train information Cycling Emilia Romagna - Adriatic coast

Airport information

The nearest airports to Riccione are Rimini & Forli airport. Federico Fellini" International Airport is only 5 km away from Riccione.
Forli Airport is also known as Luigi Ridolfi. This airport lies 40 km away from Riccione. Forli airport is a popular hub for many tourist resorts around Riccione. Bologna, Florence, San Marino and many other towns on the Adriatic coast are easily accessible from the airport. .

Bologna Airport lies six kilometres outside Bologna. There are two terminals but there is no train connection with the airport. There are buses that leave frequently to Bologna railway station. It is an important station in the Italian railway network with excellent connections.

Florence international Airport is named after one of the most famous Italians - Amerigo Vespucci. There is no train connection with the airport. From Florence railway station there are good connections to all kinds of cities in Italy. The airport is lies only four kilometers away from Florence. Shuttle buses leaving every 30 minutes. Florence airport is only 80 kilometres away from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei.

There are many flights: for example to/from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and many more very important cities from all around the Globe.

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All departures are based on a Sunday arrivals you prefer another day please contact us info@cycleclassictours.com. Bookings can only be submitted by email – please send us an email to info@cycleclassictours.com

21 October 2018 till 28 October 2018 - € 750

Dates & Prices
Date 21 October 2018 till 28 October 2018
Price € 750 per person based on Twin Share room
Single supplement € 210

Inclusions & Exclusions  Cycling Emilia Romagna and the Adriatic See
Prices 2018

Price per person for 7 nights in double room with half board (a rich breakfast, a post-training buffet from 12am to 5 pm and dinner) based on standard double room in 4 star Lungomare bike hotel in Cesenatico.

February – March -April –Standard room €695 - Upgrade Junior Suite € 400 upgrade Suite € 500
May standard room € 750 - Upgrade Junior Suite € 475 upgrade Suite € 600
June 1 – June 22 Standard room € 875 Upgrade Junior Suite €525 upgrade Suite € 650
June 23 – July 31 -Standard room € 945 Upgrade Junior Suite € 575 upgrade Suite € 700
August – Standard room € 1095 Upgrade Junior Suite or Suite on request
September 1 – September 17 standard € 875 Upgrade Junior Suite €525 upgrade Suite € 650
September 18 – October Standard Room €750 - Upgrade Junior Suite € 475 upgrade Suite € 600

 

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Daily ride groups to suit different levels of ability
  • All rides guided expert guides
  • Nutritious Breakfast Buffet for your cycling needs 
  • Bananas and sandwiches to take with you on rides
  • Post ride buffet 
  • Dinner with nutritious menu including water & wine
  • Cycling jersey of the hotel.
  • Free access to wellness area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free access to gym with equipment Technogym
  • Daily laundry service for cycling clothing
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Beach towels and bathrobe
  • Secure and alarmed bike storage with workshop
  • Wine tour to local winery 
  • Entry to the Museum Spazio Pantani in Cesenatico • Use of leisure bikes • Emergency assistance in event of breakdowns • Arrangements for non-cycling friends to go on shopping tours, visit to museums, tour characteristic villages to discover the traditions and also join you at certain rest stops if desired

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE 

  • Flights and Visas 
  • Insurance • Airport – train station transfers 
  • Bike rental PINARELLO Razha – Gan € 175.00 – Pinarello Dogma F8 € 265 – Pinarello Dogma F10 € 325 
  • Single Supplement plus € 30 per night

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Bookings can only be submitted by email – please send an email to info@cycleclassictours.com

Inclusions & Exclusions  Cycling Emilia Romagna and the Adriatic See

Prices 2018

Price per person for 7 nights in double room with half board (a rich breakfast, a post-training buffet from 12am to 5 pm and dinner) based on standard double room in 4 star Lungomare bike hotel in Cesenatico.

February – March -April –Standard room €695 - Upgrade Junior Suite € 400 upgrade Suite € 500
May standard room € 750 - Upgrade Junior Suite € 475 upgrade Suite € 600
June 1 – June 22 Standard room € 875 Upgrade Junior Suite €525 upgrade Suite € 650
June 23 – July 31 -Standard room € 945 Upgrade Junior Suite € 575 upgrade Suite € 700
August – Standard room € 1095 Upgrade Junior Suite or Suite on request
September 1 – September 17 standard € 875 Upgrade Junior Suite €525 upgrade Suite € 650
September 18 – October Standard Room €750 - Upgrade Junior Suite € 475 upgrade Suite € 600

 

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Daily ride groups to suit different levels of ability
  • All rides guided expert guides
  • Nutritious Breakfast Buffet for your cycling needs 
  • Bananas and sandwiches to take with you on rides
  • Post ride buffet 
  • Dinner with nutritious menu including water & wine
  • Cycling jersey of the hotel.
  • Free access to wellness area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free access to gym with equipment Technogym
  • Daily laundry service for cycling clothing
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Beach towels and bathrobe
  • Secure and alarmed bike storage with workshop
  • Wine tour to local winery 
  • Entry to the Museum Spazio Pantani in Cesenatico • Use of leisure bikes • Emergency assistance in event of breakdowns • Arrangements for non-cycling friends to go on shopping tours, visit to museums, tour characteristic villages to discover the traditions and also join you at certain rest stops if desired

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE 

  • Flights and Visas 
  • Insurance • Airport – train station transfers 
  • Bike rental PINARELLO Razha – Gan € 175.00 – Pinarello Dogma F8 € 265 – Pinarello Dpgma F10 € 325 
  • Single Supplement plus € 30 per night

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