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Sportive Date 30th May 2020
Nights Available 3 Nights
BOOK FROM £299pp DEPOSIT
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Italy Coast to Coast 300 Cesenatico Italy
Sportive Entry
3 Nights in 3* Hotels
Return Airport Transfers
Optional Extras Guided Warm Up Rides
All Breakfast & Dinners
Optional Extras Bike Rental Available
Sportive Overview
Italy Coast to Coast 300 By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

Italy Coast to Coast 300

A new type of sportive. Combining the best support from big sportives with mechanical vans, regular toilet & feed stations, well signed routes and race villages with the friendly atmosphere of a small tour with ride leaders in each speed group and guided warm up rides.
The Italy Coast to Coast 300 starts in Cesenatico on the Adriatic. The route heads out into the hills and over into Tuscany before finishing on the coast near Livorno in Tuscany. The route alternates between hilly and flatter over the 300km with the highest point of 1,165m on the Emilia Romagna / Tuscany border.
On the Friday we have a short warm up ride to make sure bikes and legs are working fine before the big ride. Our team are on hand all weekend to work on bikes and help make sure you have everything you need to ride at your best.

Rolling Hills

Terrain

Rolling

Italy

Country

Italy

Hard

Difficulty

Hard

Riders

Riders

50

Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Start by the beach at Sunrise

    This epic ride should take between 11 & 14 hours meaning an early start is required. We start on the beach in Cesenatico seeing the sun ride before heading out of town on empty roads into the hills.

  • Ride in the friendliest peloton on the road

    We have various speed group options if you want to ride with other people, all led by our expert guides. Chat with like minded riders and share the work over the flatter miles, then celebrate together at the finish.

  • Ride past stunning Tuscan hilltop towns

    The route takes you through Chianti and past some of the most stunning towns in Tuscany including Volterra. The riding here is punchy, up or down for around 75km but the scenery makes it all worthwhile!

Itinerary

The Italy Coast to Coast 300 starts on the beach in Emilia Romagna and finishes on the beach in Tuscany. In between is 300km of breathtaking riding through the beautiful middle of Italy over the hills famed by the Nove Colli and into Chianti before a sprint to the coast.

Why Book With Us

  • A new type of sportive
  • Epic route across the width of Italy
  • Full support with ride leaders, feed stops, mechanics & more
  • The friendliest peloton on the road & great post ride socials.

Itinerary

Thursday 28th May

Arrival into Cesenatico for around 1pm. We have a welcome meal and then our mechanics are on hand to build bikes. At 3pm we go for a quick spin along the coast to check bikes and legs before our welcome briefing at 6.30pm before dinner.

Friday 29th May

After breakfast we go for an optional 65km spin for coffee and cake in the hilltop town of Verucchio. Afternoon is at leisure to relax before dinner at 7pm.

Saturday 30th May

Breakfast at 5am and then getting to the race start for 6.30am. Our first group should arrive at the finish for 6pm, the Grupetto should arrive by 8pm. There will be a buffet and prosecco waiting for you when you finish to celebrate!

Sunday 31st May

Departure day. Our mechanics are on hand to pack bikes and then we have two transfers back to Pisa.

Choose the hotel

Hotel DavidHotel Residence La Ventola

Hotel David

Viale G. Carducci, 297, 47042 Villamarina FC, Italy

  • Beachfront location
  • Excellent food
  • Outdoor pool & friendly staff
About the Hotel

Our base for the start of the Coast to Coast 300 is the friendly Hotel David. Set right on the beach in Cesenatico, this hotel has excellent food and friendly staff. Everything you need to get ready for a massive ride.

Hotel Residence La Ventola

Via Nuova Dei Cavalleggeri, 171, 57016 Vada LI, Italy

  • Outdoor pool
  • Welcome food and prosecco buffet
  • Good size rooms
About the Hotel

Our Italy Coast to Coast 300 finishes right next to the Hotel Residence La Ventola. This hotel has a nice outdoor pool if you need to cool down and excellent food.

Other Services

  • Bike Rental

    We have 2020 Ridley Fenix SL with Ultegra and disc brakes available to rent for £139. These come with 28mm tyres and a comfy geometry, perfect for a 300km ride!

     
Routes & FAQs

The Routes

The route starts in Cesenatico and finishes close to Livorno. We stay on small roads with light traffic. Choose between the GC group or the Grupetto if you want to ride in a group or ride on your own.

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 296

Elevation gain: 4788

An early start at 6.30am on the beach in Cesenatico. The first and last 30km are flat and quick with the middle 230km adding most of the elevation. There are three climbs on the Emilia Romagna side with some stunning scenery over rolling hills. The longest climb is the 12.5km Passo dei Mandrioli on the Tuscan border. After this descent on the other side there is over 50km of quick, fast riding before the Tuscan hills, 75km of non stop up and down until the final sprint for the coast.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

Fly into Bologna and out of Pisa. Our transfers leave Bologna at 12pm for the 1hr transfer to the race hotel.
On Sunday we have a transfer arriving in Pisa for 9.30am and 4pm. Please book flights that depart 2hrs after these. All transfers are for you & your bike box.

Documents Required

This is a boutique sportive over a long and challenging course. We ask all riders understand the challenge and ensure they are physically ready for the ride. Your race number and pack will be available at the hotel when you arrive.

What to Pack

The ride starts at 6.30am so layers will be essential. The weather should be good at this time of year. The riding is lumpy but not much steep gradients so normal gearing should be fine.

What are the speed groups on the sportive

We have groups of max 15 riders led by our expert guides. The front group will average around 26km/h over the ride to finish in 11.5hrs, the grupetto will go at 22km/h to finish in 13.5hrs. If you get dropped we have a lantern rouge and broom wagon.

Can I ride the sportive at my own pace

Yes, absolutely. The route is fully signed and we send GPX files out to everyone. There are regular feed stops and our mechanics jump around to be as close as they can to all the riders.

Travel Packages

Popular Packages

Choose between single room, a shared twin room with a fellow rider or a private twin / double room if there are two of you.

All Packages Include:

  • Sportive entry & race pack
  • 3 nights in 3* hotels
  • Return airport transfers
  • Luggage transfer from start to finish hotel
  • Guided warm up ride on Friday
3 Nights: 28 - 31st May 2020
Summary Price Quantity Total  

Shared Twin Package for One Person
1 x Sportive Entry
Return transfers from Bologna & Pisa
3 nights in shared twin room with one other rider
2 nights in 3* Hotel in Cesenatico
1 night in 3* Hotel nr Livorno

£449 £449 Book Now

Single Package for One Person
1 x Sportive Entry
Return transfers from Bologna & Pisa
3 nights in a private single room
2 nights in 3* Hotel in Cesenatico
1 night in 3* Hotel nr Livorno

£549 £549 Book Now

Twin Package for One Person
2 x Sportive Entry
Return transfers from Bologna & Pisa
3 nights in a private twin / double room for 2 people
2 nights in 3* Hotel in Cesenatico
1 night in 3* Hotel nr Livorno

£899 £899 Book Now
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. "

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Single Room £549
Twin Room £449
  • Sportive Entry and race pack
  • Return airport transfers
  • 3 nights in 3* hotels with breakfast & dinners
  • Luggage transfer from start to finish hotel
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Lunches & drinks with dinner