After the huge success of our Giro d’Italia in 2017 we will be offering 4 comprehensive packages for the 2018 edition. The packages include the last weekend, last week, last 10 days and the whole 3 weeks. We will also be offering a number of bespoke packages for small groups. If you are looking for the most fun, best value for money, fabulous hotels and food and staff that have no equal then please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

 


Our Clients say…

  • We are so glad that we entrusted Italy Bike Tours with that task as you delivered such a special and unforgettable holiday. Everything came together perfectly - the race, the scenery, the lovely people we met, the hotels, the food & drink and even the weather. We cannot thank yourself, Matt, Daniele, Marco, Clare, Giorgio and Roberto enough for the hard work and commitment that you put into this tour and for the encouragement and support that you gave to the riders.
    Julie , UK
  • I just wanted to extend a very big thank you to you and the whole team for an extremely successful and unforgettable trip! I had so much fun and really enjoyed meeting everyone. I really appreciate all of the effort made by everyone in the team - I wouldn't hesitate to join you guys again or recommend Italy Bike Tours to my friends
    Neil, South Africa
  • We had spectacular weather and the backdrop to an exciting  - one of the most exciting I've ever witnessed - the  tour was incredible You have a great crew and I really enjoyed the tenor of the guests. The vibe was so much better than other tours I had been on  
    Bill, USA
  • A big thank you to you and your team - particularly  Marko and John, for a wonderful trip. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The icing on the cake for me was the two factory visits especially the amount of time that Ernesto spent with us. When we do our next bike tour in Europe you'll be our first choice!  
    Trev and Sandi, Australia non-rider

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Terms & Conditions

Reservation & payment details:

To reserve your place on a Italy Bike Tours holiday please visit our website www.italybiketours.co.uk. On choosing the package you wish please contact us using the form located on the contact us page. Your reservation is only confirmed upon receipt of your deposit.

Final and full payment is due no later than 60 days prior to trip start date. Direct bank transfer or cheque or PayPal (fees may apply) payments are accepted.

Liability

Italy Bike Tours will not be liable if any additional expenses are incurred through delay, accident or disruptions of planned itineraries beyond our control, e.g, terrorist activity, strikes, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire, technical problems of transport, closure of ports or airports, cancellation or changes of schedule by scheduled airlines, or similar events beyond our control. Such expenses are the responsibility of the customer.

Instructions for bicycle use is assumed and not provided, and all customers assume all risks associated with the activity they have booked. Customers affirm they are familiar with the operation of a multi speed bicycle. By booking a package with Italy Bike Tours you affirm that you are in good health and are physically capable of engaging in the activity you are booking. Helmet use is essential and not optional.

Italy Bike Tours are not liable for personal injury, death, damage to property or other loss whether arising from accident, cancellations, delays or any other situation that may arise. Italy Bike Tours clients should insure against all such possibilities.

Insurance

All clients travelling with Italy Bike Tours must have adequate travel insurance which must include cover for medical expenses arising from accident or personal injury, cycling abroad, loss of luggage and cancellation. A copy of your insurance certificate must be sent to Italy Bike Tours no later than one week prior to your tour commencing. Italy Bike Tours reserve the right at any time to substitute alternative accommodation or to make any other alteration to the tours which become necessary due to circumstances beyond their control and undertake to inform participants as soon as possible.

Cancellation Policy

90+ days prior to trip start date: full refund, less 100% of deposit

61-90 days: 50% refund of trip cost, less 100% of deposit

31-60 days: 25% refund of trip cost, less 100% of deposit

0-30 days: no refund

Italy Bike Tours is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled trips, such as airline tickets. we recommend confirming your trip with Italy Bike Tours before making rail/air arrangements that might be non-refundable. Italy Bike Tours reserves the right to make route and hotel modifications as needed.Italy Bike Tours reserves the right to cancel any private custom trip at any time if there are fewer participants than originally specified.

On the rare occasions when Italy Bike Tours must cancel a trip due to unforeseen circumstances, natural disaster or civil unrest, all payments received to date will be refunded, less the deposit, which constitutes full settlement.

A valid passport is required to gain entry to Countries outside your country of residence. Clients are responsible for ensuring that their passport is valid and also for ensuring they have the correct visa required to enter the country of the trip. Foreign nationals are advised to contact their local embassy to check their visa requirements.

Cancellation

Very rarely Italy Bike Tours may be forced to cancel a trip. We reserve the right to cancel a trip for any reason up to 30 days prior to the date of departure. In these circumstances, you will be entitled to either book any other available tour from our website. If the cost is less, you will be refunded the difference, but where the cost is more, you will be expected to pay the additional cost, or alternatively, Italy Bike Tours will provide a full refund of money already paid.

In the event that it is necessary for Italy Bike Tours to cancel a specific tour, Italy Bike Tours will not be liable for any flight costs incurred. Refunds are paid by direct bank transfer.

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Ride Difficulty

No cycling holiday can be enjoyed without the right amount of challenge and the right amount of coffee breaks. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients and have a range of different packages that cater for all levels of ability and cycling aspirations. Of course one rider’s ‘easy’ is another rider’s ‘medium’ but we hope with the information we have given in our itineraries and support and advice we give before booking, that everybody finds what they are looking for.

Below is how we categorise our cycling breaks. If you are unsure about anything then we will be delighted to answer your questions.

Barbaro – Packages designed by people who enjoy pain! If you are a rider that gets a thrill from hours in the saddle and riding uphill on a regular basis then these trips are for you. An excellent level of fitness is needed as the demands placed on you and the bike from riding one of these packages is savage! 

Difficile – It is too easy to say that these packages are for club cyclists. However they are for club cyclists along with riders who take cycling and training seriously. An appetite for long distances and riding uphill are needed as the rides will be long, challenging and at times fast.

Medio – Designed with the average cyclists in mind these packages offer the rider the chance to experience flats, rolling hills and the odd mountain top finish. If you have realised your days in the pro peleton are over but you still love cycling, then these holidays are for you.

Facile – If you are booking on one of our ‘Easy’ packages then prepare yourself for plenty of flat riding and flat white coffees. These steady paced and enjoyable weeks are designed to appeal to those looking for a holiday with cycling.

 

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