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The daily programme at the Hotel Dory, your Bike Hotel in Italy

Arrival and accommodation in room, bicycle assembly or pick-up of hired bicycle, short unaccompanied trip to the area surrounding Riccione. 6.00 pm: welcome drink, information about the programme, opportunities, offers, the city, the inland area and the itineraries. Every evening you’ll find the following day’s route on the notice board with details of the most interesting elements such as the itinerary, the kilometres to be covered, the average speed, the altitudinal profile and the total distance to be covered uphill. The Departure in our Italy Bike Hotel is scheduled at 9.30 am every day (Swiss time).
9.30 am: Ready, set, go!!! All the groups are off and the fun is about to begin!
After 3/4 hours cycling all the groups will meet in Vecciano at our country house. Barbecue with piada, grilled meat and vegetables, pizza, spaghetti, focaccia and lots of good wine! Visit to the vegetable garden and tasting of balsamic vinegar. 12.00 am: Anyone accompanying cyclists can join us thanks to a handy minibus service. 5.30 pm our “cyclists’ street market”.
8.30 am: A day dedicated to special excursions with an early departure and return envisaged at around 3.00/4.00 pm.
7.00 pm: Oktoberfest BEER evening with dinner and unlimited free beer for everyone at the restaurant followed by "Disco 90`s party" with Dj Maurino every week.
Rest day, lots of opportunities to enjoy this day to the full. Subject to the payment of a fee:
  • you can visit Rimini, the beautiful Roman city just a few kilometres from Riccione with one of our guides;
  • free visit to the city of San Marino, whose old town centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And for those who don’t want to leave their bikes behind:
  • there’s the “Bike&Train” tour; we’ll load our bikes on the train for an excursion to visit the beautiful villages of the Marche region;
  • alternatively, a gastronomic bicycle tour with a stop at “Il Capannino” trattoria to enjoy pasta, made using their own flour, and other delicious specialities;
  • or a private guide for your group with a tour of your choice.
    7.00 pm: traditional "Romagna dinner” with tasting of typical local products, all homemade, Sangiovese wine and limoncino tasting session
Excursions as planned.
For all groups, a tour has been planned with a stop to sample typical local products, such as oil, wine, cheeses, cold cuts and cakes, at an agritourism farm. Those who don’t want to stop to sample these products can continue the tour by bicycle.
Opportunity to enjoy dinner in the beautiful city of Santarcangelo in a typical trattoria, subject to payment of a fee.  
Excursions for all groups based on the programme. In the evening “Flavours and Fragrances Dinner”. At 9.00 pm, evening with photos and prizes.
Departure
In summer (July and August),the above programmes may be subject to variations depending on times and weekly organization
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