Nothing beats the simple pleasure of a bike ride and there is nothing like riding from Milano Duomo to the centre of Torino. We are thrilled to be offering clients the opportunity to take part in a weekend of great riding and packed full of highlights off the bike. Milan – Torino is one of Italy’s most iconic races and this epic journey takes you through two of Italy’s most famous regions. Lombardy and Piemonte offer spectacular views, beautiful vineyards, and a variety of terrains to be looked forward to. This fully supported package offers you the chance to ride, enjoy and ride some more.
Clients that have previously booked this trip have done so for a variety of reasons including celebrating a special birthday with friends, working weekend with new associates as well as cycle clubs looking to promote a weekend away with fellow members. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you any special requirements you may have to make this the most memorable of trips to wonderful Italy.
Our team will meet you at Milan Linate or Milan Bergamo airports and transfer you to your hotel on the outskirts of Milan. Cosmo Hotel offers the perfect place for clients to relax and unwind after travel. Mechanics will be on hand to assist with bikes and in the late afternoon your guide will take you on a leg -loosener ride towards the countryside on the outskirts of Milano. This is a great way to check bikes are ok and for those not use to riding in Italy an opportunity to learn the rule of the road. Before dinner in the superb hotel restaurant your tour manager will brief you on the following days ride and programme.
After a hearty breakfast our team will transfer you the short distance to Parco Indro where you will start you ride. This is the perfect place for final briefings before you ride 1km to Milan Duomo. The obligatory photos and selfies need to be taken in front of the Duomo before you ride takes you south along the cycle path hugging one of Milans many canals. The first 40km of the ride is perfectly flat. Our first stop is in Vigevano for a coffee before we continue on our journey to Casale Monferrato. On the way of course there will be time to stop for lunch and maybe have an ice cream! On arrival at Hotel Candiana you will be meet by a warm welcome by Silvia and her team. Dinner will served at Casal Monferrato’s very best Pizzaria.
A challenging and exciting day awaits riders on Day 2. After breakfast the ride will take you through some beautiful villages synonymous with Piemonte. Endless vineyards become the norm as you pass through the wine region of Barolo. It is so spectacular that you won’t want to leave however we are heading in the direction of Pessione and the home of Martini. On arrival at Martini HQ you will have a chance to visit the museum, look around the shop and maybe have a cocktail before setting off for the final 25km of your days ride. We have saved the best until last as the final climb in to Torino is a tricky 2km ‘hill’ with ramos up to 10%. The descent in to Torino is to be enjoyed and savoured and our end destinations in the centre of Torino (Piazza San Carlo) is every bit as beautiful as Milan Dumo. The evening you are free to enjoy this spectacular city and chose a restaurant of your choice.
All good thinks must come to an end and this morning we will transfer you either to Torino airport or Milan Linate of Milan Bergamo. Please contact us about suggested flights times.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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