lAKE MAGGIORE, lOMBARDY - 4 NIGHTS
Lake Maggiore is a large lake located on the south side of the Alps. It is the second largest lake in Italy and the largest in southern Swizerland. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy and the Swiss canton of Ticino. Located halfway between Lake Orta and Lake Lugano, Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery. The namesake lake's deep-blue waters are set against the rugged, forested foothills of the Alps. During our time on Lake Maggiore we will ride over to both Lake Orta and Lugano and have a special dinner on the island of Isola Bella (beautiful Island).
Lucca, Tuscany - 4 nights
Lucca is a medieval town, with its beautiful surroundings, has been chosen by many road cycling professional teams as a logistics base. Lucca town is completely surrounded by XVI Century walls. The walls, 4.3ksm long, are allowed only to walkers and cyclists and they are an ideal warm up and perfect start point to the rides.
A wealthy and colourful town that draws a more discerning tourist than Florence or Pisa, it is sufficiently off the beaten track to have kept its civility and reserve. Lucca is a city of merchants who know how to woo the visitor and the shopper, but the pace of life varies between slow and slower.
Our stay includes an amazing dinner evening at a country villa (an absolute highlight) plus a ride that includes the climb up Monte Serra, a ride used regularly by pro-cyclists to time their ascents!
- Group Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- 8 nights Accommodation
- Breakfast at each location
- 2 x Special Dinners
- Exclusive DCT cycling kit
- Experienced guides
- Mechanical assistance
- A lot of fun and as much or as little riding you want