On the first stage, between Riccione and Borgocorsignano, we’ll travel through Santarcangelo di Romagna, Sogliano and Mercato Saraceno, all villages that are part of the famous Nove Colli, the most famous amateur cycling race in Italy that many friends of the Dory already know well. The first real mountain pass will be Mandrioli, a 7-kilometre climb through the Casentino Forests between Bagno di Romagna and Badia Prataglia and then down to Poppi and Borgo Corsignano where we’ll spend the first night.
The second day we’ll tackle the spectacular Consuma Pass on our way to Florence, a 54-kilometre stage that will allow you to visit the city of the Medici, with its works of art and impressive architecture, like the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio, taking all the time that these masterpieces deserve. We’ll have dinner in the city, then head to the hotel for our overnight stay.
The third and final stage, which covers 108 kilometres, will be mainly flat and will visit four of the most important cities in Tuscany – Prato, Pistoia, Lucca and finally Pisa, the city that’s famous all over the world for its leaning tower.
SPRING: from 28 April to 05 May 2018
AUTUMN: from 8. to 15 September 2018
|The week programme:|
|SATURDAY||Arrival in Riccione and check-in at Hotel Dory
6.00 pm Welcome cocktail and information to participants
7.00 pm Welcome Dinner
|SUNDAY||9.30 am Mombaroccio - Gradara km 86
7.00 pm Dinner
9.30 am Belvedere Fogliense - Mondaino - Vecciano 76 km
|TUESDAY||8.30 am Riccione - Corsignano (Tuscany) 122 km
4.00 pm Arrival in Corsignano and check-in in the farmhouse
7.00 pm Typical Tuscan dinner
|WEDNESDAY||8.30 am Corsignano-Florence (Tuscany) 55 km
12.00 pm arrival in Florence by bike and visit of the city and its historical centre
|THURSDAY||8.30 am Florence - Pisa 108 km
3.00 pm arrival in Pisa by bike and visit of the city and its historical centre
5.00 pm change of clothes and departure for Riccione by minibus
8.00 pm Arrival in Riccione
8.30 pm Typical Romagnolo dinner at Hotel Dory
|FRIDAY||9.30 am Ginestreto – Panoramica (Marche) 84 km
7.00 pm “Flavours and Pleasures” sample dinner
9.00 pm Photos and Prize-giving ceremony
• The program is open to well-trained cyclists; the average speed will be 20-22 km per hour (Cappuccino group)
• All services for cyclists and also a first-aid and mechanical service minibus following the group during the 3-days excursion.
• Accompanying persons may also take part in the three-day "Florence and Pisa by bike", travelling either in the minibus or with their own cars.
• a minimum number of 5 participants is needed to make the excursion possible . The program is subject to changes as regards indicated routes and times.
• Please bring a small trolley with the bare essentials for 3 days (not large Samsonite suitcases) :-)
Spring stage: within 15 March
Where we eat
Breakfast at the hotel and dinner in typical local restaurants. On the way lunch break and refreshment drinks provided by minibus service.
Prices are per person, in double or twin room, either Superior room in formula Style or miniapartment in formula Idea. Single room supplement € 30 per day.
SPRING from 934.00 euro
SPRING from 782.00 euro