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

Hotel Villa Giada Resort

Tour 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

Date available for the tour

Spring 2020: 14/03 – 22/03; 11/04 – 19/04; 02/05 – 10/05
Summer 2020: 06/06 – 14/06
Autumn 2020: 19/09 – 27/09; 17/10 – 25/10

Program

DAY 1: Check-in, Fitting, excursion with “Ghost and Bike” guide
14.00-16.00, arrival in the Riviera dei Fiori and check-in at “Villa Giada Resort” in Imperia.
16.00 Bike fitting for guests who have rented the bicycle.
16.30 short excursion with “Ghost and Bike” guide, distance 24 km / 14.90 m – uphill difference in height 490 m. / 1607 ft. A gentle ride to get familiar with the roads and the bicycle: we will reach Valloria, the town of the “Painted Doors” where we will stop for a visit.
(possibility to extend the excursion with the “La Contea di Pietralata” route +15 km. / +9.3 mi. – altitude difference uphill +435 m. / +1427 ft.)
19.00 Welcome drink, we know our travel companions.
19.45 Dinner at the restaurant “in Cassa Garba” of Villa Giada Resort, with seafood menu.
21.15 Briefing: our Tour Leader will introduce us to the itineraries, guides and points of interest.

DAY 2: excursion with guide “Milano Sanremo, final sprint, Cipressa and Poggio”
07.30-08.30 buffet breakfast.
09.00 excursion with guide “Milano Sanremo, final sprint, Cipressa and Poggio” distance 55 km. / 34 mi. – uphill altitude difference 739 m. / 2424 ft. All in the saddle on the route of the Classicissima di Primavera Milano-Sanremo and the 2 final climbs: La Cipressa and il Poggio.
(Possibility to extend the excursion with the “Civezza – Cinque Burche” route +18 km. / +11.18 mi. – altitude difference uphill +480 m. / +1574 ft.)
14.00 After Ride Buffet, with appetizers, hot dishes, pasta, cold cuts, cheeses, vegetables, salads, fruit, sweets and water.
15.00 -19.00 After bike, relax in the two (heated) swimming pools of Villa Giada Resort.
19.30 Dinner at the restaurant “a Cassa Garba” of Villa Giada Resort, with typical Ligurian menu.

DAY 3: excursion with Epic Ride guide “The 3 chiefs, Alassio, Passo del Ginestro, Colle d’Oggia 1156”
07.30 – 08.30 breakfast buffet.
09.00 hike with guide “The 3 chiefs, Berta, Cervo and Mele, Alassio, Passo del Ginestro, Colle d’Oggia 1156 m asl” distance 92 km. / 57.16 mi. uphill altitude difference 1685 m. / 5528 ft. An “epic” day by bicycle, we face Capo Berta, Capo Cervo and Capo Mele up to Alassio (stop for an espresso in front of the famous “Muretto”). Waiting for us is the climb to Moglio which takes us on a beautiful panoramic road to the Ginestro pass, (second stop). We start uphill again for Colle San Bartolomeo and Colle d’Oggia – 1156 meters above sea level. After the panoramic photo, a beautiful descent awaits us on the oil roads to return to Imperia.
(Possibility of shortening the pedaling on an alternative route: distance -35 km. / -21.74 mi.; Altitude difference uphill -580 m. / -1902 ft.)
14.00 After Ride Buffet, with appetizers, hot dishes, pasta, cold cuts, cheeses, vegetables, salads, fruit, sweets and water.
15.00 -19.00 After bike, relaxing afternoon on the beach, followed by (about 5.30 pm) tasting and guided tour of an oil mill.
7.45 pm Dinner at the “a Cassa Garba” restaurant of Villa Giada Resort, with the Italian pizza festival.

DAY 4: excursion with guide
07.30 – 08.30 breakfast buffet.
09.00 excursion with guide
14.00 After Ride Buffet, with appetizers, hot dishes, pasta, cold cuts, cheeses, vegetables, salads, fruit, sweets and water.
15.00 -19.00 After bike, relaxing afternoon on the beach
19.45 Dinner at the restaurant “a Cassa Garba” of Villa Giada Resort,

DAY 5: Transfer to Viareggio with intermediate ride in the 5 Terre
07.30 – 08.30 breakfast buffet.
09.00 Transfer with our Shuttle bus (autonomous for those traveling with their own car) to Levanto where we will stop for a guided excursion following the Alta Via delle 5 Terre to Porto Venere (60 km / 37 mi – 1300 m / 4265 ft. In altitude). After a lunch stop at the marina to relax and admire the sea, we will sail by ferry across the Gulf of Poets and end our ride in Bocca di Magra.
15.00 Transfer with our Shuttle bus (autonomous for those traveling with their own car) to Viareggio and check-in at the Esplanade hotel.
17.30 Briefing: our Tour Leader will introduce us to the itineraries, guides and points of interest.
19.45 Dinner at the “Ciccarelli Esplanade” restaurant of the Esplanade hotel

DAY 6: free day of relaxation in the spa
07.30 08.30: buffet breakfast
09:00 Free day: relax in the hotel’s partner spa or in one of the numerous bathing establishments in Versilia. Visit the city of Viareggio.
19:00 Free dinner: get advice from the staff

DAY 7: excursion with guide “Tour to the Leaning Tower”
07.30 -08.30: buffet breakfast
09.00: excursion with guide “Tour to the leaning tower” 65 km / 40 mi – 183 m / 600 ft. of altitude. We set off to discover the city with the famous leaning tower: we will cycle to the former Maritime Republic, stop for the classic photo in Piazza dei Miracolo and on the way back we will pass through Monte Balbano.
14.00 After Ride Buffet, with appetizers, hot dishes, pasta, cold cuts, cheeses, vegetables, salads, fruit, sweets and water.
15.00 -19.00 After bike, reach the center of Viareggio and visit the Carnival Museum.
19.45 Dinner at the “Ciccarelli Esplanade” restaurant of the Esplanade hotel

DAY 8: excursion with guide “Tour to the fortified city of Lucca”
07.30 -08.30: buffet breakfast
09.00: excursion with guide “Tour to the fortified city of Lucca” 70 km / 43 mi – 750 mt / 2460 ft. of altitude. Starting from the promenade of Viareggio we head eastwards until we reach the fortified city of Lucca. Here we will stop in the historic wine shop located in the historic center for a tasting.
14.00 After Ride Buffet, with appetizers, hot dishes, pasta, cold cuts, cheeses, vegetables, salads, fruit, sweets and water.
15.00 -19.00 After bike relax on the partner beach of the hotel.
19.45 Dinner at the “Ciccarelli Esplanade” restaurant of the Esplanade hotel

DAY 9: greetings, feedback and photo cards
07.30 – 08.30 breakfast buffet
09.00 – 10.30 greeting of the participants.

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).

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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
GPX routes
Laundry
Medical and physiotherapic assistance
Meals for athletes
Van for motorised assistance
Transfer service
Bike guides
Max 5 guides, Min 1 guide
Bike manager: Dario Ghiglione e Laura Gemelli
Spoken languages: Italian, English, French, German
Hotel facilities
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Park / Garden
Air conditioning
Wi-Fi
Parking

Bike rental

Road bike rental
Mountain bike rental
E-bike rental
Bike helmet rental

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