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9 Day Cycling Tour in Liguria and Tuscany, Italy

Villa Giada Resort, Str. Colla, 103, 18100 Imperia, Italy

Road Cycling Tour in Italy

Travel among the suggestive landscapes of the Riviera dei Fiori, the Cinque Terre, and Tuscany in this cycling holiday by Hotel Residence Esplanade. While in Liguria, prepare to face the climbs of the Classica di Primavera, Cipressa ,and Poggio. In Tuscany, you will begin to ride in the Five Terre. From Viareggio, you will cycle to the city with the leaning tower, Pisa, and towards the fortified city of Lucca.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Starts in: Imperia
  • Ends in: Lucca
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 252 Miles / 405 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: Road bike
  • Minimum 6 participants

Highlights

  • 6 days of cycling
  • Information point with GPS and maps
  • Transfer from Liguria to Tuscany via shuttle
  • Guidance of a bike manager and tour leader
  • Stay in biker-friendly accommodations
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 8 nights accommodation

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Accommodation

Your first four nights will be spent at Villa Giada Resort while the last four nights will be at Hotel Residence Esplanade.

Villa Giada Resort's standard double rooms are apartments of about 26 to 28 square meters with kitchenette, bathroom, air-conditioning, and a patio / garden large enough to accommodate your bike. While their suites are apartments of about 32 to 36 square meters with a bedroom separated by living area with kitchenette, bathroom, air-conditioning, and a patio / garden big enough to accommodate your bike.

Hotel Residence Esplanade's standard double rooms of 23 square meters consists of a double bed, a balcony, a small living area, and a bathroom. While their suites are a room of about 35 square meters consisting of two separate rooms: a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a living room with sofa bed with a side sea view.

Program

Day 1 (Saturday)

Arrival in Imperia and accommodation in the apartments, followed by setting of your bike or pick up your bike rental with bike setting. Have a welcome cocktail at 6 p.m. and receive information about the tour. Dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 (Sunday)

After your breakfast buffet at 9.00 a.m., you will ride to the 3 Capi, Mele-Mimosa-Berta with a stop to take a picture of the monument of Coppi and Bartali. Return to Imperia afterwards, passing inland to Chiusanico, a typical Ligurian village among the olive trees. Return to the resort for a light lunch, Dinner at the hotel

Day 3 (Monday)

After your breakfast at 9.00 a.m., you will return on the saddle for the gentle climb through the Ligurian villages of the Olive Taggiasca hinterland, the dry stone walls (UNESCO Heritage Site), up to the painted doors of Valloria. Stop for a light lunch with tasting and guided tour at a mill. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 (Tuesday)

After your breakfast buffet at 9.00 a.m., get ready to leave for the bike path. You will cycle on the charming path overlooking the sea, before taking the two climbs at La Cipressa and Poggio of the Classica di Primavera Milano Sanremo. Stop at Cipressa from the church for a picnic with a view.

In the afternoon, return to the hotel. This evening is free, the staff will be at your disposal to help you choose a restaurant.

Day 5 (Wednesday)

In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Levanto. From here, you will ride in the saddle along the high road of the five lands to Portovenere, stop with lunch at the marina to relax and admire the sea. Then start the journey through the gulf by ferry and then cycle along the cliff up to Bocca di Magra.

From here, you will be transferred via shuttle to Viareggio. Arrival and accommodation at the Hotel Esplanade. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6 (Thursday)

After your breakfast buffet, start your day of rest to spend in the spa. Dinner is not include for today, the staff will be at your disposal to help you choose a restaurant.

Day 7 (Friday)

After a super breakfast at 9 a.m., you will leave for the city with the famous leaning tower. Discovering the wonders of the former Maritime Republic. Then pass the historic center of Pisa (visit Piazza Dei Miracoli) with a ride from Mount Balbano and visit the remains of the ancient Roman villa. Stop at the Mariani estate for a tasting of oil and wine produced locally. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 8 (Saturday)

After the buffet breakfast at 9 a.m., you will leave for Lucca, passing from Montemagno, Arsina, Lucca, and Chiatri. Stop at the historic wine bar of the city called the Enological Pearl of Lucca located in the heart of the historic center, in Piazza San Salvatore, with wine tasting, Dinner in the hotel.

Day 9 (Sunday)

Greetings to the participants going home.

Location

This cycling tour will take you from Imperia to Viareggio and Lucca in Tuscany, Italy.

Food

Eight buffet breakfasts, six light lunches or tastings, and six dinners are included in the price for this cycling holiday.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

One admission to the spa 50 meters from Hotel Residence Esplanade is included in the price.

What's included

  • 6 days of cycling
  • Services of a multilingual bike manager always at your disposal
  • Services of a group leader who accompanies in group during the whole tour
  • Availability of a secure bicycle deposit, with wall hooks, bike room with shower and a locker room with lockers or the possibility to bring a bike to the apartment (Villa Giada Resort)
  • Corner and tools for small repairs
  • Bike wash area with hook, pressure washer, cleaning products, and chain specific oils
  • Express laundry service
  • Shuttle for assistance and recovery
  • Information point with GPS and maps
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Welcome drink on the day of arrival at Villa Giada Resort
  • 8 buffet breakfast
  • 6 light lunches or tastings
  • 6 dinners
  • Transfer from Liguria to Tuscany
  • Free use of hotel facilities
  • 1 admission to the spa 50 meters from Hotel Residence Esplanade

What's not included

  • Drinks during dinner

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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Pricing information

You can also book the following packages:

  • Suite without bike rental for one person: 1249 EUR
  • Suite without bike rental for two persons: 2198 EUR
  • Standard room with road bike top carbon rental for one person: 1428 EUR
  • Standard room with road bike top carbon rental for two persons: 2616 EUR
  • Suite with road bike top carbon rental for one person: 1598 EUR
  • Suite with road bike top carbon rental for two persons: 2896 EUR

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