A week of cycling to explore three regions: Romagna, Marche and Tuscany. We spend 5 nights in Riccione and 2 nights in an authentic farmhouse in Tuscany, near Florence, a city we shall visit by bike.
Three main stages through three regions riding through the Apennine mountains, with their pristine natural environment, picturesque valleys and true mountain passes between Riccione and Florence.
An experience packed with wonderful landscapes and exciting cycling stretches such as to delight the senses and strengthen the body, while always in the mould of Dory Style philosophy, meaning having fun, eating well and relaxing.
|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 Tour in the Romagna and Marche Regions 80/90 kms
7.00 pm Dinner
9.30 am Tour in the Romagna and Marche Regions 80/90 kms
|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
1.30 pm Departure for Corsignano about 55 km
7.00 pm Dinner at the pizzeria
|THURSDAY||8.30 am Corsignano- Riccione 137 km
4/5.00 pm Arrival in Riccione
7.00 pm dinner at Hotel Dory
|FRIDAY||9.30 am Tour in the Marche region 80/90 km
7.00 pm “Flavours and Pleasures” sample dinner
9.00 pm Photos and Prize-givi
• 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.