Coast to Coast in Marco Pantani’s streets
An itinerary through some of the wonders of Italy: from the Adriatic to the Tyrrhenean sea.
Starting from the sea, we cross the Passo dei Mandrioli, through the Foreste Casentinese national park, descend towards the Siena hills and through the marvels of the Val d’Orcia. We then continue through the green lands of Maremma and onto the sea, set against the charming scenery of the Argentario.
A dream for all cyclists and biking fans, a programme combining sport, food and wine, relaxation and history.
Arrival in Bologna, meeting at the airport for the transfer to Rimini. Check-in and presentation of the programme
Distance: 60 km (37 Miles) – Altitude: (750)
Bike tour of the medieval castles of Val Conca with tasting of typical products. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit to a bike shop. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Riccione.
Cippo Pantani in Monte Carpegna
Distance: 110km (68 miles) – Altitude: (1800 m)
Bike tour in the streets of Marco Pantani. We will climb on his favourite route: Monte Carpegna where there is the memorial stone. Return to the hotel for lunch and free time in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Riccione.
Riccione / Bagno di Romagna
Distance: 97 km (58 miles) – Altitude (1500 m)
We will start the first stage of Coast to coast. In the afternoon arrive in the medieval town of Bagno di Romagna. After lunch relax time in Thermal Spa, dinner and overnight in Grand Hotel Terme Roseo.
Bagno di Romagna / Montepulciano
Distance: 120 km (74,5 miles) – Altitude: (1800 m)
Second stage of coast to coast. Arrive in Montepulciano in the afternoon. Guided tour on foot around the centre with tasting session of local products and wonderful relax at the SPA. Dinner and overnight in Etruria Resort.
Montepulciano / Saturnia
Distance: 91 km (miles) – Altitude: 1750 m
Third stage of coast to coast in the middle of the wonderful Tuscany. In the afternoon relax in the Thermal Spa of Saturnia Tuscany Hotel. Dinner and overnight in the same place.
Saturnia / Argentario
Distance: 72 km (44 miles) – Altitude (1000 m)
Last stage of the tour. Arrive in the beautiful Argentario in the Tyrrhenian sea. Tasting session of typical local specialities on arrival. Dinner and overnight in Argentario Golf Resort.
After breakfast, transfer to the station at Orbetello, to take the train to continue the journey or for the return journey via Rome.
7 days / 6 nights
The price includes:
- 6 nights in 4* or 4*S hotel (double or triple rooms)
- meals as indicated in the programme
- 6 packed lunch with 2 sandwiches
- 2 snack bars, 2 mineral salts, fruit and water for every cyclist
- support van and luggage transport every day for the coast to coast (The van is equipped with first aid kits and bicycle pump and support for small repairs)
- professional cycle guide for 6 days (1 each 20 people)
- transfer from Bologna to Rimini
- tranfer from Argentario to Rome
- daily 24 h English assistance
The price does not includes:
- air flights
- bike rental (upon request)
- beverages during the meals
- hotel room taxes
- anything not quoted above in (see included)
Net price Tour Operator for person in double room:
€ 860 minimum 20 people
€ 830 minimum 30 people
€ 815 minimum 40 people
€ 150 single room supplement
€ 120 bike rental