Italy Coast to Coast ItalyThe Ride of the Two Seas
The Ride of the Two Seas
4 night break riding from the sandy beaches of Emilia Romagna to the Tuscan Coast across Italy's stunning middle.
4 nights in 3* hotels
Return airport transfers
Daily group guided rides
All breakfast & dinners
Optional ExtrasSupport van & mechanic
Italy Coast to Coast by Sportive Breaks
Is there a better long weekend of riding than this? Starting on the beach in Cattolica on the Adriatic, we ride East into the heart of Emilia Romagna taking in some of the climbs of the Nove Colli before heading to Tuscany with some gravel roads, rolling hills and sleepy hilltop villages. We finish on Saturday evening on the Tuscan in time to watch the sunset with a glass of prosecco. A perfect long weekend of riding.
Real Rider Reviews
Aaron, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "I simply had the privilege of forgetting about all the process and concentrate on the event. Which is exactly what I wanted to focus my efforts on.
Ride the rolling hills of the Nove Colli
Our ride starts in beautiful Emilia Romagna, home of the popular Nove Colli. We take on two of the hills from this sportive on the training roads of Marco Pantani.
The famous Tuscan white roads
Nearly all of this ride is over smooth tarmac but being in Tuscany we can't resist a short spin on the strade bianche. The gravel roads here are legendary due to L'Eroica and the new classic season starting pro race.
The World's Best Food!
Emilia Romagna & Tuscany both claim to be the food capitals of Italy, and therefore the world. Fill your boots on guilty free calories and judge for yourself which region is the best.
4 Night Break across Italy
Moving hotels each night from Cattolica to Tirrania
Rolling terrain on lovely quiet roads
Prices from £699
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 with some longer climbs (10km) and a few short, steep sections. Our road guides, mechanic and support vehicle will be there to help you all the way. We also have a short spin on arrival day.
Stage OneStage TwoStage Three
From Cattolica to Bagno di Romagna
From Bagno di Romagna to Figline Valdarno
From Figline Valdarno to Tirrenia
Climbs at Italy Coast to Coast
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.
14 mins 00 secs
Italy Coast to Coast Cycling Itinerary
Our four night break starts on Wednesday with flights into Bologna and then a transfer down to the coast in Cattolica. The main rides are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We move hotels each day, our team will take your bags from reception and they will be in the next hotel before you arrive.
Day One Wednesday
Arrival day. Our transfer leaves Bologna at 11.30 getting into Cattolica for 1pm. We have time for a spot of lunch while the mechanics build bikes and 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 Distance99 km.
Elevation Gain2165 m.
Day Three Friday
Bagno di Romagna to Chianti
After a relaxing evening we roll out at 10am and are straight onto one of our longest climbs that 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 Distance97 km.
Elevation Gain2103 m.
Day Four Saturday
Chianti to Tirrenia
A ride in two halves. The first part is on rolling terrain past famous Tuscan hilltop towns of San Gimignano and Volterra before we hit the coastal plains for some quick last kms before the finish. We ride into Tirrenia in time to watch the sunset over the Med.
Ride Distance125 km.
Elevation Gain1149 m.
Day Five Sunday
Departure day. We will pack up bikes the night before so you can have a lazy breakfast and still get home to enjoy the most of your Sunday.
Our team will be in arrivals waiting for you. We run transfers on Wednesday from Bologna and Sunday back to Pisa.
Our team will be waiting for you in arrivals in Bologna. The transfer takes approx 1hr20.
11.30am (arrive by 11am) & 3.30pm (arrive by 3pm)
On Sunday morning we leave our hotel at 9,30am for the short 20 minute ride to the airport.
Our four night breaks include return airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast, dinners and all your ride support. Our average group size is 8-12 and we have a road guide and mechanic in a support van to guide you on all the rides. Choose between a single room or twin / double package for two people.