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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Departure day. Our mechanics are on hand to pack bikes and then we have two transfers back to Pisa.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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Ride Distance: 296
Elevation gain: 4788
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.
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.
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.
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:
Shared Twin Package for One Person
Single Package for One Person
Twin Package for One Person