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Italy Coast to Coast Italy The Ride of the Two Seas

The Ride of the Two Seas

Cycle Italy Coast to Coast with our 4-night holiday package. Starting on the sandy beaches of Emilia Romagna, we ride through Italy’s stunningly scenic centre before finishing on the blue waters of the Tuscan Coast. Enjoy expert daily guided rides, mechanical support and 3* accommodation with breakfast and dinner included.

4 nights in 3* hotels
Return airport transfers
Daily group guided rides
All breakfast & dinners
Optional Extras Bike Hire
Italy Coast to Coast by Sportive Breaks
Routes Details
Itinerary
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Event Info

Ride Notes

Cycle Italy Coast to Coast Holiday

A long weekend like no other, cycle Italy coast to coast with Sportive Breaks. Our route heads West from the beaches of the Adriatic Sea to the beautiful city of Tuscany. On our trip we conquer parts of the Nove Colli sportive, ride into the medieval town of Emilia Romagna and roll over gravel roads through rolling hills and sleepy hilltop villages. Celebrate the end of an impressive weekend of riding by taking in the glorious Tuscan sunset with a glass of bubbly.

Real Rider Reviews

Mark, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "Sportive Breaks' attention to detail and communication are spot on! Will be back next year. "

Ride Highlights

  • Ride the Nove Colli

    Our ride starts in the beautiful medieval town of Emilia Romagna, home of the popular Nove Colli. On day 2 we conquer two of the hills from this sportive. The late Marco Pantini, widely regarded as the best road cycling climber of all time, used these routes as his training ground.

  • Famous white roads

    Our trip rides over smooth tarmac until we hit Tuscany, where we roll onto the white roads of the Strade Bianche. The classic sportive has made these roads legendary along with the annual non-competitive L’Eroica race.

  • Incredible Italian food experience

    No one does food like the Italians! Our package stops off in the country culinary capitals of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. After a long day’s ride, fill up with some guilt-free delicious carbs, in the authentic Italian way.

Trip Summary

  • 4 Night Break across Italy
  • 3* hotels each night as we move from Cattolica to Tirrania
  • Rolling terrain on lovely quiet roads
  • Ride two of the Strade Bianche hills
  • Prices from £699
Routes Details

Route Overview

Italy Coast to Coast Route

Our four-night break starts on the Adriatic coast in Cattolica and over three rides we ride across Emilia Romagna, Tuscany & finish near Pisa on the Tuscan coast. The rides are all rolling, mixing in longer 10km climbs with some short, steep sections. A Sportive Breaks package includes daily guided rides from our expert leads, mechanical support and on ride nutrition. Check out our Italy coast to coast route map below.

Stage One

Stage One

From Cattolica to Bagno di Romagna

Ride Distance 99
Elevation Gain 2165

Climbs at Italy Coast to Coast

Barbotto

The main climb in the famous sportive the Nove Colli, the Barbotto is a tough hill with some very hard sectors. Marco Pantani used to train in this area and you can understand why he was one of the great climbers. The final section contains 20% gradients and is a real battle to get to the top.

Ride Distance 4.7km
Elevation Gain 8.3%
KOM  14 mins 00 secs
Itinerary

Italy Coast to Coast Cycling Itinerary

Our four-night, 5-day package starts on the Wednesday as you fly into Bologna. The Sportive Breaks team will meet you in the airport for our transfer down to the coast in Cattolica. The main rides are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, where we will ride around 100km per day. Each day we will be staying in a new location at a 3* hotel, with no need to worry about luggage as our team will transport this to the next venue for you. Check our day-by-day itinerary below.

Itinerary

Day One Wednesday

Cattolica

• Our airport transfer leaves Bologna at 11.30 getting into Cattolica for 1pm.
• We have time for a spot of lunch while the mechanics get your bikes fitted or built.
• Then a short spin in the afternoon before our welcome dinner.

Day Two Thursday

Cattolica to Bagno di Romagna

• We roll out at 9,30am and head down the coast for a glorious stretch of road that hugs the Adriatic.
• We then turn inland to take on some of the climbs of the Nove Colli before finishing in the spa town of Bagno di Romagna.

Ride Distance 99 km.
Elevation Gain 2165 m.

Day Three Friday

Bagno di Romagna to Chianti

• After a relaxing morning we roll out at 10am and go straight to our longest climb.
• The climb finishes on the border of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany,
• Today is in the very rural middle of the country and we finish in stunning Chianti.

Ride Distance 97 km.
Elevation Gain 2103 m.

Day Four Saturday

Chianti to Tirrenia

• The first part is on rolling terrain past the famous Tuscan hilltop towns of San Gimignano and Volterra.
• Then we hit the coastal plains for some quick miles before the finish.
• We ride into Tirrenia in time to watch the sunset over the Mediterranean.

Ride Distance 125 km.
Elevation Gain 1149 m.

Day Five Sunday

Tirrenia

• Our departure day begins with a chilled breakfast (at what time?).
• We will pack up bikes the night before to allow you a stress-free return with plenty of time to enjoy your Sunday.

Airport Transfers

Our team will be in arrivals waiting for you. We run transfers on Wednesday from Bologna (BLQ) airport and Sunday back to Pisa (PSA) airport.

Arrival

Our team will be waiting for you in arrivals in Bologna (BLQ) airport. The transfer to Cattolica takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
Bologna (BLQ)
11.30am (arrive by 11am) & 3.30pm (arrive by 3pm)

Departure

On Sunday morning we leave our hotel at 9,30am for the short 20-minute ride to Pisa (PSA) airport.

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
Pisa (PSA)
Depart after 12pm (transfer arrives at 10am)
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Book your Italy Coast to Coast holiday now

Book your Italy coast to coast cycling break with Sportive Breaks. Our five-day, four-night package includes 3* accommodation with breakfast and dinners, daily guided rides from experts, mechanical support and return airport transfers. Our group sizes are usually between 8-12 riders with two different speed groups. Choose a single room for £799, or a double room for £1,399. Check out our availability in May, June and September below.

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Date Hotel Name Room Type Price  

Spring / Summer 2020

6 - 10th May 2020 4 Nights in 3* Hotels (Cattolica, Bagno di Romagno, Chianti & Tirrenia) Single Room £799 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1399 Book Now
20 - 24th May 2020 4 Nights in 3* Hotels (Cattolica, Bagno di Romagno, Chianti & Tirrenia) Single Room £799 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1399 Book Now
17 - 21st Jun 2020 4 Nights in 3* Hotels (Cattolica, Bagno di Romagno, Chianti & Tirrenia) Single Room £799 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1399 Book Now

Autumn 2020

2 - 6th Sep 2020 4 Nights in 3* Hotels (Cattolica, Bagno di Romagno, Chianti & Tirrenia) Single Room £799 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1399 Book Now
9 - 13th Sep 2020 4 Nights in 3* Hotels (Cattolica, Bagno di Romagno, Chianti & Tirrenia) Single Room £799 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1399 Book Now

Italy Coast to Coast
May to September

4 nights

Single Room £799
Twin Room £699
  • Return airport transfers
  • 4 nights in 3* hotels
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Mechanics, support vehicles & ride nutrition
  • Daily guided rides
  • Lunches, drinks with dinner
  • Insurance, bike rental
  • Flights