Spring in Liguria and Tuscany: the Riviera dei Fiori, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Lucca

Hotel Residence Esplanade

Spring in Liguria and Tuscany: the Riviera dei Fiori, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Lucca

8 days of cycling emotions: we will travel among the suggestive landscapes of the Riviera dei Fiori, the Cinque Terre and Tuscany. We will spend the first 4 days in Imperia with excursions in the Ligurian hinterland, we will taste the oil of the Taggiasca olives in an oil mill and we will face the climbs of the Classica di Primavera: Cipressa and Poggio. Wednesday we will move to Tuscany in Viareggio where we will spend the other 4 days. The transfer will be by shuttle bus to Liguria di Levante where we will begin to ride in the 5 Terre, and with a ferry we can admire them from the sea. From Viareggio then we will cycle to the city with the leaning tower, Pisa, and towards the fortified city Lucca.
Tour: 9 days and 8 nights 405 km 251,66 miles elevation gain 1406 m 4612 feet
Program
Saturday
Arrival in Imperia and accommodation in the apartments, setting of your bike or pick up your bike rental with bike setting.
18 hours welcome cocktail and information for participants. Dinner in hotel
Sunday
9.00 am, after breakfast buffet, all riding to the 3 Capi, Mele-Mimosa-Berta with a stop to take a picture of the monument of Coppi and Bartali. Return to Imperia passing inland to Chiusanico, a typical Ligurian village among the olive trees. Return to the resort for a light lunch, Dinner at the hotel
Monday
9 am, breakfast is over, on the saddle for the gentle climb through the Ligurian villages of the Olive Taggiasca hinterland, the dry stone walls (Unesco heritage), up to the painted doors of Valloria. Stop for a light lunch with tasting and guided tour at a mill. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
Tuesday
9 am ready, after the breakfast buffet, you leave for the bike path, you will cycle on the charming path overlooking the sea, before taking the 2 climbs 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. Free evening, our staff will be at your disposal to help you choose the restaurant.
Wednesday
In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to Levanto. From here in the saddle to ride along the high road of the 5 lands to Portovenere, stop with lunch at the marina to relax and admire the sea. Then we start our journey through the Gulf by ferry and then we cycle along the cliff up to Bocca di Magra. From here shuttle transfer to Viareggio. Arrival and accommodation at the Hotel Esplanade, Dinner at the hotel.
Thursday
After the breakfast buffet, start your day of rest to spend in the spa.
Free dinner, our staff will be at your disposal to help you choose the restaurant
Friday
9 hours, always after a super breakfast, we leave for the city with the famous leaning tower. Discovering the wonders of the former Maritime Republic. Then passing in 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.
Saturday
9 am, after the buffet breakfast, we leave for Lucca, passing from Montemagno, Arsina, Lucca, 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 tasting, Dinner in the hotel
Sunday
Greetings to the participants going home.

This offer include

Bike services

  • Multilingual bike manager always at your disposal and group leader who accompanies in group during the whole tour
  • 6 days of trips with the bike guide
  • 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, corner with sports products
  • affiliated shops for sporting goods

Hotel services

  • 9 days / 8 nights (4 nights at Villa Giada Resort and 4 nights at Hotel Residence Esplanade)
  • welcome drink on the day of arrival at Villa Giada Resort
  • 8 Buffet breakfast (4 at Villa Giada 4 at Hotel Residence Esplanade)
  • 6 light lunches or tastings
  • 6 dinners (drinks not included) divided into 3 at Villa Giada Resort and 3 at Hotel Residence Esplanade
  • transfer from Liguria to Tuscany
  • Free use of hotel facilities
  • 1 admission to the Spa 50 meters from Hotel Residence Esplanade

Where we will stay
in Imperia at Villa Giada Resort with accommodation in standard apartments or suites as described
in Viareggio at Hotel Residence Esplanade with standard room accommodations or suites as described.
Standard Double or DUS:
Villa Giada Resort: apartment of about 26/28 sqm with kitchenette, bathroom, air conditioning, with patio / garden (large enough to accommodate your bike)
Hotel Residence Esplanade: room of 23 square meters consisting of a double bed, a balcony, a small living area, and a bathroom.
Suite
Villa Giada Resort: apartment of about 32/36 sqm with bedroom separated by living area, with kitchenette, bathroom, air conditioning, with patio / garden (big enough to accommodate your bike)
Hotel Residence Esplanade: 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
The package rate is indicative and is calculated on a minimum number of 6 participants.
Tour 9 days / 8 nights in a Standard double room from € 959 per person
Tour 9 days / 8 nights in a Standard DUS (double single use) room from € 1079 per person
Tour 9 days / 8 nights in a double SUITE room from € 1,099 per person
Tour 9 days / 8 nights in SUITE DUS (double single use) room from € 1,249 per person
Rates are per person, in a double or double room for single use or double suite or double room for single use.
Bike rental for the duration of the tour:
Road Bike Carbon € 290.00: carbon frame with shimano 105 or higher (models BIANCHI Intenso, FOCUS izalco race 9.9, or similar).
Road Bike Top Carbon € 349.00: carbon frame, disc brakes, upper or upper group (models BIANCHI infinito cv, FOCUS izalco race 8.t, CERVELO c3, or similar).

Cycling package from € 959

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Facilities

Bike facilities
Bike room
Bike deposit with locks and/or video surveillance
Workshop corner for repairs/manteinance
Washing and bike tire equipped area
Maps & Information corner
Laundry
Medical and physiotherapic assistance
Meals for athletes
Van for motorised assistance
Bike guides
Max 4 guides, Min 1 guide
Bike manager: Marcella Barsaglini
Spoken languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Hotel facilities
Restaurant
Fitness Center
Swimming pool
Park / Garden
Air conditioning
Wi-Fi

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