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

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 program, 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 including the kilometers 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), exception is the "Long Day"
9.30 am: Ready, set, go!!! All the groups are off and the fun is about to begin! To favour the formation of groups of a uniform level, after an hour or about 20/25 km, in a pre-established place, it is possible to change groups.
After 3 to 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! Special tasting of family 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. 
In the morning, trip by minibus and visit to one of the most famous cycle shops in Romagna
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 program. In the evening “Flavors and Fragrances Dinner”. At 9.00 pm, evening with photos and prizes.

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