ITALIAN RIVIERA AUTUNNO

ITALIAN RIVIERA AUTUNNO

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ITALY

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02 - 11 Oct 2018

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Approx. US$4,660

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AU$6,030

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GBP£3,309

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€3,650.00

START LOCATION

FINALE LIGURE

END LOCATION

SAN REMO

DAYS

10

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

65KM | 40MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1100M | 3600FT

Explore the Italian Riviera from beautiful Finale Ligure to the flower capital of Italy, Sanremo. Fantastic riding along quiet, winding roads in the verdant hills with enticing glimpses of the blue sea, until you ride around a bend and see a glorious, panoramic coastal view.

Stay with PuntoTours in gorgeous hotels on this glorious stretch of the Mediterranean Sea enjoying warm hospitality and the delicious flavours of the Ligurian coast. A perfect cycling holiday to end to the year!



WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | DINNERS | WELCOME LUNCH | FULL GUIDE AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GARMIN GPS LOAN UNIT | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING JERSEY, BIB-KNICKS, SOCKS | DAYPACK | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE TUE 2 OCT | WELCOME! DAY TWO WED 3 OCT | FINALE LOOP TO VEREZZI DAY THREE THU 4 OCT | FINALE TO ALASSIO DAY FOUR FRI 5 OCT | ALASSIO LOOP TO CERVO DAY FIVE SAT 6 OCT | ALASSIO LOOP TO RANZO DAY SIX SUN 7 OCT | ALASSIO TO BORGOMARO DAY SEVEN MON 8 OCT | BORGOMARO LOOP TO SAROLA DAY EIGHT TUE 9 OCT | BORGOMARO TO SANREMO DAY NINE WED 10 OCT | SANREMO LOOP TO BUSSANA VECCHIA DAY TEN THU 11 OCT | GOODBYE

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DAY ONE TUE 2 OCT | WELCOME!

Our day commences around 11:00am when your guides will meet you in the hotel lobby for bike setup. A wonderfully easy ride after a delicious, introductory lunch to get the body moving again after travelling. We take a gentle climb up to Manie, a verdant plateau almost 300m above the sea shore where vineyards and orchards of olives, apricots and figs abound. Welcome to the Italian Riviera!
DISTANCE | 30KM | 19MI
ELEVATION | 530M | 1740FT

DAY TWO WED 3 OCT | FINALE LOOP TO VEREZZI

The Apennine mountains north of Finale Ligure rise up to over 3000m, but we won't take you that far! Our ride today winds from valley to valley amid the lush, swathes of Mediterranean vegetation. We will visit the old, medieval walled town of Finalborgo for a wander before a delicious dinner of local cuisine.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1500M | 4900FT

DAY THREE THU 4 OCT | FINALE TO ALASSIO

On this tour you will ride through at least 7 of the 21 most beautiful villages in Liguria. Italy takes these nominations seriously so you are in for a treat! Today's ride has a sparkling coastal ride at the start and finish. In between we wander inland in a gradual semi-circular route, through one of those prettiest hamlets, Zuccarello.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 1200M | 3900FT

DAY FOUR FRI 5 OCT | ALASSIO LOOP TO CERVO

Leisurely morning and a chance to explore the shopping in the narrow, cobbled street of Budello. On our afternoon ride we get to tick off another gorgeous village, Cervo. Alassio has excellent Gelato. Perfect to fuel up before the ride or use it for recovery, or both!
DISTANCE | 55KM | 34MI
ELEVATION | 900M | 2950FT

DAY FIVE SAT 6 OCT | ALASSIO LOOP TO RANZO

Fantastic loop ride that includes olive and wine tasting opportunities. This route is a favourite for local cyclists with winding roads that follow the terraced hillsides clad in olive groves and rows of vines.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1300M | 4250FT

DAY SIX SUN 7 OCT | ALASSIO TO BORGOMARO

A challenging day with the most climbing yet! You'll get a breather when we stop at the Fiat 500 museum or rest on the grass to enjoy a tasty picnic lunch.
DISTANCE | 80KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 1600M | 5250FT

DAY SEVEN MON 8 OCT | BORGOMARO LOOP TO SAROLA

We stay in the hills today with a great loop ride to Colle San Bartolomeo. We may not be able to see the sea, but we're often riding by the Impero river as we explore the hinterland.
DISTANCE | 55KM | 34MI
ELEVATION | 1250M | 4100FT

DAY EIGHT TUE 9 OCT | BORGOMARO TO SANREMO

You can ride some of the roads the pros take in the Milan-Sanremo ride, one of the oldest and most prestigious races in Europe. We climb the Cipressa, classic ascent for the Pros as the race comes to an end. It's only 7km long with an average gradient of 3.9% but they sprint it! It's the only way to do it if you want to be at the front before arriving in glorious Sanremo.
DISTANCE | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 1070M | 3500FT

DAY NINE WED 10 OCT | SANREMO LOOP TO BUSSANA VECCHIA

Our last day of riding so what better than exploring the flower cultivation capital of Italy. We visit Bussana Vecchia, a former ghost town when destroyed by an earthquake in 1887. Today it is home to artists who renovated the village in the 1960's. A perfect ending to a fantastic week of riding, we include the final climb of the Milan-Sanremo, the Poggio. This one is only 4km, similar gradient to Cipressa, so hold nothing back! Celebratory dinner in Sanremo to finish a wonderful tour.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 850M | 2800FT

DAY TEN THU 11 OCT | GOODBYE

Time to say farewell, until next time!

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | AIRPORT TRANSFERS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | LUNCHES | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | GUIDE GRATUITIES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

WHAT KIND OF CYCLISTS TAKE YOUR TOURS?

There is no mold! We have had cyclists from 18-72 years of age, some choosing easy, others choosing extremely challenging tours. We firmly believe we have something for almost all cycling abilities. Use the Element and Difficulty Rating to help you select a tour that suits what you want.  We're happy to talk it over with you if you're unsure.

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