PUNTO TIRRENO-ADRIATICO

PUNTO TIRRENO-ADRIATICO

ITALY

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03 - 12 Jul 2023

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Challenging

START LOCATION

ORBETELLO

END LOCATION

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO

DAYS

10

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

85KM | 53MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1650M | 5400FT

Epic tour across the Apennines in homage to the Tirreno-Adriatico.

It's a big call, but this tour has some of the most spectacular scenery we've seen. We follow the grand tradition of the famous Tirreno-Adriatico bike race, starting from the Tyrrhenian Sea on the West coast. The route takes in the towering, key ascents of the Apennines, with a downhill finale to San Benedetto del Tronto, where the race likes to finish beside the shore of the Adriatic Sea.

Challenge yourself on favourites of the Tirreno-Adriatico and Giro d'Italia such as Terminillo, Gran Sasso, Blockhaus and Monti Sibillini.

We'll keep you more than comfortable and well fed, with brilliant hotels and restaurants. Our awesome guides will support you all the way. All you have to do is ride!





PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHES | DINNERS | FULL GUIDE AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GPX ROUTES | GPS LOAN UNIT IF REQUIRED | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING KIT| DAYPACK | BIDONS | GROUP TRANSFER ON DEPARTURE | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE MON 3 JUL | WELCOME DAY TWO TUE 4 JUL | ORBETELLO TO BOLSENA DAY THREE WED 5 JUL | BOLSENA TO PIEDILUCO DAY FOUR THU 6 JUL | TERMINILLO DAY FIVE FRI 7 JUL | GRAN SASSO DAY SIX SAT 8 JUL | L'AQUILA TO VILLA BREDA DAY SEVEN SUN 9 JUL | BLOCKHAUS! DAY EIGHT MON 10 JUL | GRANDE ANELLO DEI MONTI SIBILLINI DAY NINE TUE 11 JUL | ACQUASANTA TO SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO DAY TEN WED 12 JUL | GOODBYE

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE MON 3 JUL | WELCOME

Arrive in Orbetello, and settle into your beautiful hotel. You may have brought your own bike, or hired one of ours. We'll make sure they're all ready to roll. Optional warm-up ride in the afternoon to stretch the legs after travelling.
DISTANCE | 30KM | 20MI
ELEVATION | 600M | 2000FT

DAY TWO TUE 4 JUL | ORBETELLO TO BOLSENA

Flat start to your first day's route. After 20km or so, we start the climb towards Pitigliano, an ancient village that grows out of the cliff-face. Well worth a small detour for a look. The climb continues out of Pitigliano, but nothing today with an average greater than 4%. The final 15km is downhill with a flat finish to the delightful town of Bolsena, set on the shores of the volcanic lake, Lago di Bolsena.
DISTANCE | 100KM | 62MI
ELEVATION | 1600M | 5250FT

DAY THREE WED 5 JUL | BOLSENA TO PIEDILUCO

We lake hop today, from Lago di Bolsena to incredibly picturesque Lago di Piediluco. An undulating course that sees the metres add up as we ride from the province of Lazio into Umbria, across farmlands in the Apennine foothills.
DISTANCE | 100KM | 62MI
ELEVATION | 1700M | 5750FT

DAY FOUR THU 6 JUL | TERMINILLO

The first big climb of the tour, Terminillo. This gorgeous ascent winds up through tree-lined roads with panoramic views. This is an out-and-back route, as the pass over Monte Terminillo has been closed for some time, so you will get to enjoy the road from both perspectives. After the fantastic descent, we'll stop for an amazing lunch, before the van transfer to L'Aquila.
DISTANCE | 80KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 2100M | 6700FT

DAY FIVE FRI 7 JUL | GRAN SASSO

What a ride! Today we cycle into the Gran Sasso d'Italia, literally "Great Rock of Italy". This massif holds the highest peak in the Apennines, Corno Grande at 2,912m. Our route climbs 'only' to just over 2,100m, towards the Passo della Portella. To describe this ride as scenic is to do it an injustice. Say no more. You'll have to see it for yourself!
DISTANCE | 90KM | 56MI
ELEVATION | 2100M | 6700FT

DAY SIX SAT 8 JUL | L'AQUILA TO VILLA BREDA

A day to turn the legs over on an easier day as we transfer by bike from L'Aquila to the base of our next challenge. Enjoy the rolling terrain of Abruzzo as we skirt the southern end of the Gran Sasso massif, to within cooee of the Adriatic Sea.
DISTANCE | 80KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 1000M | 3600FT

DAY SEVEN SUN 9 JUL | BLOCKHAUS!

A climb to the top of the world! This impressive summit is amid the Maiella massif of the Apennines. First used in the Giro in 1967, Eddy Merckx won the inaugural Blockhaus stage. And just last year, Jai Hindley, an Australian rider from the other side of the world, beat the rest of the peloton for his place among the best cyclists in the world. Your turn to ride this monster! We'll return to our hotel for a shower and lunch, and then head to Acquasanta Terme by van.
DISTANCE | 57KM | 35MI
ELEVATION | 1900M | 6200FT

DAY EIGHT MON 10 JUL | GRANDE ANELLO DEI MONTI SIBILLINI

The Queen Stage! Today's route follows the 'Great Ring of Sibillini Mountains'. A beautiful part of the Apennines, with most of the peaks over 2,000m, we finish with the ascent of Forca di Gualdo. This section of the Anello dei Sibillini was used in the 2021 Giro d'Italia and is an ever-popular inclusion in the Tirreno-Adriatico. We have a short van transfer before and after the stage.
DISTANCE | 124KM | 77MI
ELEVATION | 2,800M | 9200FT

DAY NINE TUE 11 JUL | ACQUASANTA TO SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO

To the Adriatic we go! More downhill than uphill, but there is some climbing to be done on our last day. A beautiful ride to the coast, to the traditional finish of the Tirreno-Adriatico. Celebratory dinner for an incredible achievement! Bravi!
DISTANCE | 95KM | 59MI
ELEVATION | 1400M | 4600FT

DAY TEN WED 12 JUL | GOODBYE

Time to say farewell. Morning transfer to Rome airport.
Until next time!

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | BIKE BOX TRANSFERS | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | COFFEE STOPS | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

WHAT KIND OF TRIP INFORMATION DO YOU PROVIDE?

Our website provides an overview and daily itinerary summary.  When you book a tour with us, you become a Punto!  Your Member login will give you access to your tour booking, detailed information for your tour and helpful info to ensure you are ready for your cycling holiday.

HOW MUCH RIDING DO I HAVE TO DO?

As much or as little as you want. It’s your holiday.  You determine how much you want to ride. You can, on any day, choose to cut a ride short, miss a climb, only do the downhills, have a rest day or ask for more!  The van is always handy if you choose not to ride, and a guide is always willing to do some extra distance if you wish. You just need to ask.

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