2018 Tour Programme

Description Start Date Finish Date
Strade Bianche Gran Fondo + Pro Race Details
Start your cycling season off if the finest possible way. Join us for a long weekend of stunning riding, gran fondo action and of course watch the pro peloton fight for the '6th' monument of the year. Tuscany at it's must rugged ad beautiful.
£999 $1,349
2nd March 2018 5th March 2018
Milan San Remo Details
This Spring Classic covers nearly 300km from Milan, south to the coast, and then almost to the French Border, along the Italian Riviera and the city of Sanremo. Ride the route for yourself before the pro peloton.
£1475 $1,950
4th June 2018 11th June 2018
Colnago Cycling Festival Details
You will love this! The perfect hotel of Lake Garda, great restaurants ad of course the Colango Cycling Festival. Look forward to great riding and the best Italian hospitality in a weekend designed for lovers of all things Italy.
£999 $1,349
5th April 2018 9th April 2018
Early Season Sardinia Details
April in Sardinia are usually stunning, with sunshine and a huge array of different bushes and shrubs just bursting into bloom to say nothing about the wild flowers along the roadside and in the hedgerows. Matched by the famous gastronomy of Sardinia, and you'll be in for a memorable cycling holiday.
£1750 $2,350
7th April 2018 14th April 2018
Gran Fondo Firenze Details
Guaranteed race entry, priority grid spot, no queue registration, VIP pass to access all areas, pre-race reception, non-rider transfer to watch the race, limited edition VIP jersey, wine tasting and much more. Everything you would expect from our official Firenze GF package.
£850 $1,150
13th April 2018 16th April 2018
Sardinia Spring Sunshine Details
A training week. Expect great accommodation, superb food and an awesome team in place to make the perfect week of riding in splendid Sardinian sunshine.
£1250 $1,650
14th April 2018 20th April 2018
Maratona, Etape & Granfondo Coaching Week Details
A week designed to hone your event skills from building endurance and pacing long climbs to improving strength and descending as well as nutrition pre, during and post event.
£999 $1,349
21st April 2018 28th April 2018
Tremendous Tuscany Details
Nothing ‘says’ Italy more than the rolling hills and stunning architecture of Chianti, Sienna and Florence. This stunning region is celebrated in our Tour of Tuscany. With an incredible hotel as our base and 6 beautifully crafted rides encompassing the very best of the region.
£1999 $2,649
23rd September 2018 29th September 2018
Grande Partenze Giro d’Italia 2018 Jerusalem Details
Join us on what promises to a memorable 7 days of riding, discovery and the warmest of welcomes. Our friends at RCS have planned 3 stages that will allow our clients to enjoy both the Giro d’Italia whilst also experiencing local historical and cultural attractions. Israel can boost great food, wonderful scenery and excellent hotels.
£2999 $3,999
2nd May 2018 7th May 2018
Gran Fondo Felice Gimondi Details
With many affordable flights flying in to Milan Bergamo airport it is little wonder why the Felice Gimondi Granfondo has become one of the fastest growing international cycling events in Italy.
£699 $949
4th May 2018 7th May 2018
Giro d’Italia – Final 12 days Details
Our beautifully crafted tour incorporates the very best of Italian hospitality, cuisine and cycling culture. Our head guide and ex-pro Danielle Ratto will ride with you each day and will happily share stories of his time in the pro peleton, riding with Sagan and Nibali.
£2925 $3,900
17th May 2018 28th May 2018
Zoncolon to Cervinia Details
Be part of the action! Watch the most important stages of the Giro d'italia. Don't miss a second as Chris Froome battles for the Pink jersey. Our beautifully crafted tour incorporates the very best of Italian hospitality, cuisine and cycling culture. Our head guide and ex-pro Danielle Ratto will ride with you each day.
£2450 $3,250
18th May 2018 27th May 2018
Nove Colli 2018 Details
Nove Colli is one of Italy’s most famous granfondos, literally translated as nine hills but it is not only the challenging course that has made Nove Colli a must for so many international cyclists. Few places in Italy can offer such rich history and intense passion for cycling as Cesenatico.
£999 $1,349
18th May 2018 21st May 2018
Giro d’Italia – The Third Week Details
Focus on riding and enjoying the Giro d’Italia and the joy of climbing Colle di Finestra. Our Third week experience will thrill both riders and non riders.
£2275 $3,050
21st May 2018 28th May 2018
Giro d’Italia – Last weekend Details
Join us for the last weekend of the Giro d’Italia. Ride parts of the route each day and experience the thrill of getting up close to the pro peleton as they battle for the pink jersey. Our beautifully crafted tour incorporates the very best of Italian hospitality, cuisine and cycling culture.
£1399 $1,849
24th May 2018 28th May 2018
Piemonte Challenge Details
If you are looking for a week of cycling challenge that offers unparalleled beauty and spectacular scenery then our Piemonte Challenge week is perfect for you. Designed by our team to include some of the most important mountains in Italy (and France!).
£1750 $2,350
29th May 2018 3rd June 2018
Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini Details
We have a limited amount of reserved places on this trip (including entry). The Stelvio Santani needs no introduction to cycling enthusiasts, indeed last year over 50 different nationalities took part in an event that once again took in the beauty and the beast of the Italian Alps.
£899 $1,199
31st May 2018 4th June 2018
Women’s Week Details
We are delighted to be collaborating with Rule 5 Coaching in offering a week of cycling with a coaching focus. The week as been designed by Ian and his team to help with all aspects of riding. A daily focus outlined in the previous evenings briefing will frame your daily rides. These include climbing, riding in a group, fuelling in a bike and cornering.
£999 $1,349
1st June 2018 8th June 2018
Lakes and Mountains Details
Our tour in Vale Camonica will take you on undiscovered routes that will make you the envy of your cycling friends. Allow us to inspire you and feel for yourself the very passion and culture that is found in Italy’s best kept cycling secret.
£1050 $1,400
2nd June 2018 8th June 2018
Puglia Discovery Details
Puglia is a treasure trove of art, history, and nature and Italy Bike Tours are delighted to be offering clients the opportunity to discover Puglia in all it’s glory. Centuries of history and a range of charming landscapes are just some of the reasons why it’s such a truly unique destination.
£2500 $3,300
3rd June 2018 10th June 2018
Ultimate Trio Weekend Details
Join us for a weekend of epic cycling in the very heart of the Alps. Ride some of the worlds most famous climbs and experience for yourself why the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo are considered some of the toughest and most beautiful climbs in europe. The Ultimate Trio weekend is not for the faint hearted, and includes over 5000 metres of vertical climbing.
£699 $949
12th June 2018 15th June 2018
Piemonte Retreat Details
Discover Italy’s most beautiful region in our perfectly planned tour for riders and non-riders. Enjoy the splendour of Piemonte, a land blessed with soil so rich that it has produced some of the most famous wines in the world, a land so spectacular that UNESCO have rightly listed it as a world heritage site. As is standard with our tours we have chosen superb accomadation and designed a week full of the very best of Italy.
£3000 $4,000
17th June 2018 24th June 2018
Piemonte Challenge Details
If you are looking for a week of cycling challenge that offers unparalleled beauty and spectacular scenery then our Piemonte Challenge week is perfect for you. Designed by our team to include some of the most important mountains in Italy (and France!).
£1750 $2,350
27th June 2018 2nd July 2018
Maratona Dolomites Details
The Maratona Dolomites needs no introduction. Undoubtedly in our opinion the best Gran Fondo in Italy. The Dolomites are rightly considered to be the Holy Grail for European cyclists. With spectacular views and closed roads for the whole course, cyclists have for the past 30 years flocked to the Martona Dolomites.
£899 $1,199
28th June 2018 2nd July 2018
La Fausto Coppi Details
Let’s face it, this is as tough a gran fondo as you will find anywhere in the world. La Fausto Coppi has in it’s 30 years become one of the bucket list cycling experiences for the international cyclist. There is no gran fondo quiet like it in Italy. The mixture of fabulous hospitality, food and scenery has to be experienced to be believed.
£899 $1,199
6th July 2018 9th July 2018
Giro’s Top 10 Details
It is hard to imagine a week of cycling so challenging and spectacular. Designed by our team to pay homage to the great climbs in Giro d’Italia thus giving you an opportunity to ride for yourself the roads that Coppi, Pantani and Scarponi made folklore. This fully supported package is perfect for clients looking to tick climbs on there bucket list.
£2300 $3,050
11th July 2018 21st July 2018
Giro’s Top 5 Details
Ride, discover and enjoy the very essence of Italian cycling challenges. We have combined the best Giro d’Italia climbs in the Dolomites . The Dolomites are without doubt the greatest place to ride your bike in northern Italy.
£899 $1,199
11th July 2018 14th July 2018
Giro’s Top 7 Details
Eight days - seven great climbs - the Colle dell'Angello, the Col d’Izoard , the iconic Col de Finestra, Ghisallo, Stelvio, Gavia and Mortiriolo.
£1950 $2,600
14th July 2018 21st July 2018
Ultimate Trio Weekend Details
Join us for a weekend of epic cycling in the very heart of the Alps. Ride some of the worlds most famous climbs and experience for yourself why the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo are considered some of the toughest and most beautiful climbs in europe. The Ultimate Trio weekend is not for the faint hearted, and includes over 5000 metres of vertical climbing.
£699 $949
20th July 2018 23rd July 2018
Tremendous Tuscany Details
Italy's sublime countryside is the perfect destination for a cycling tour. Warm weather, Italian cuisine, and comfortable hotels make this a tour to remember.
£2999 $3,999
22nd July 2018 29th July 2018
Tour of the Lakes Details
The perfect week of cycling around Italy's most famous Lakes. Enjoy Como, be thrilled by Lake Garda and wowed by under discovered Lake Iseo. Beautiful Italy.
£2300 $3,050
4th August 2018 11th August 2018
Piemonte Retreat Details
Discover Italy’s most beautiful region in our perfectly planned tour for riders and non-riders. Enjoy the splendour of Piemonte, a land blessed with soil so rich that it has produced some of the most famous wines in the world, a land so spectacular that UNESCO have rightly listed it as a world heritage site. As is standard with our tours we have chosen superb accomadation and designed a week full of the very best of Italy.
£3000 $4,000
26th August 2018 2nd September 2018
Ultimate Trio Weekend Details
Join us for a weekend of epic cycling in the very heart of the Alps. Ride some of the worlds most famous climbs and experience for yourself why the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo are considered some of the toughest and most beautiful climbs in europe. The Ultimate Trio weekend is not for the faint hearted, and includes over 5000 metres of vertical climbing.
£699 $949
30th August 2018 2nd September 2018
Gastronomica Italia Details
Italy's cuisine is world renowned, and you'll spend the week with us experiencing all the best Italy has to offer. Combined with cycling and scenery, what better way to spend a week in September!
£2999 $3,999
10th September 2018 17th September 2018
Milan to Torino Details
Enjoy two day of fabulous riding. Start in Milan Duomo and finish in Torino Piazza San Carlo. Epic journey - endless vineyards. Fully supported package.
£725 $1,000
13th September 2018 16th September 2018
Prosecco and Venice Details
A journey through Italy's glorious past and present. The perfect week of cycling through Italys Prosecco region and beyond Endless vineyards and superb experiences both on and off the bike. Discover Venice and fall in love with the most Romantic city in the world.
£2450 $3,250
22nd September 2018 29th September 2018
Puglia Discovery Details
Puglia is a treasure trove of art, history, and nature and Italy Bike Tours are delighted to be offering clients the opportunity to discover Puglia in all it’s glory. Centuries of history and a range of charming landscapes are just some of the reasons why it’s such a truly unique destination.
£2500 $3,300
23rd September 2018 30th September 2018
Liguria and Cinque Terre Details
Vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards, and a breath-taking stretch of coast. A tour to remember
£2999 $3,999
1st October 2018 8th October 2018
Il Lombardia Details
Watch and Ride the ll Lombardia 2018. Packages for rider and non-rider. Climb Ghisallo, enjoy Como and discover the beauty of Bergamo with our beautifully.
£999 $1,349
4th October 2018 8th October 2018
Milan to Rome Details
Two iconic cities - with challenging riding, and comfortable hotels - a late season special to enjoy.
£1750 $2,350
11th October 2018 21st October 2018
Puglia Discovery Details
Puglia is a treasure trove of art, history, and nature and Italy Bike Tours are delighted to be offering clients the opportunity to discover Puglia in all it’s glory. Centuries of history and a range of charming landscapes are just some of the reasons why it’s such a truly unique destination.
£2500 $3,300
14th October 2018 21st October 2018











































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.

×
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.

 

×
What's Included?
×
Strade Bianche Whats included?

Whats’s included?

• 3 nights accommodation

• Breakfast and 2 evening meals

• Priority Race entry, briefing and guidance

• Transport to and from race

• Private Airport pickup/dropoff

• Mechanical team and full support team.

• 2 Beautifully planned rides.

• Guided rides

 

×
What's Included?
×