TUSCANY, LAKES AND MOUNTAINS
LUCCA / LAke COMO / BORMIO -
FEATURING THE FAMOUS CLIMBS AND ROUTES OF THE GIRO D'ITALIA
MAY 22nd- June 4th 2016 $3990
LUCCA, tUSCANY - 5 nights 4 rides
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!
lAKE cOMO, lOMBARDY - 4 NIGHTS - 3 rIDES
Lake Como in 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. Lake Como is Italy's most famous lake, a playground for the rich and famous. Whilst in here we will ride up to visit the Maddona del Ghisallo, the chapel of the patron Saint of Cycling as well as the amazing bicycle museum. Another ride will go along the lake then climb up to Castiglione D'intelvi from which you have an amazing view of the lake, we then proceed to cross over the border into Switzerland and visit Lugano before heading back to our accommodation in Italy.
BORMIO, lOMBARDY - 4 nights 3 rides
Bormio sits at the base of Passo Stelvio, one of the most famous passes in Italy with many dramatic days have occuring during the Giro D'italia in this region. Whilst here we will climb Passo Stelvio, Passo Gavia and Mortirolo. Bormio and the surrounding area provide the most spectacular cycling playground anyone could wish for.
- Group Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- 13 nights Accommodation
- Breakfast at each location, 5 evening meals included
- Special Dinner at a country Villa while in Lucca
- Small group (10 maximum)
- Exclusive DCT cycling kit
- Experienced guides
- Mechanical assistance
- A lot of fun and as much or as little riding you want