Chianti and Appennini | 8 Days
Option to extend trip with 4 additional ride days
Includes high-end DeRosa bike rental
Sunday, September 13 - Sunday, September 20, 2020
This SV Travel Chianti and Appennini trip will traverse Italy, connecting two seas via some of the most incredible roads imaginable. Riders will test themselves in the mountains the legendary Marco Pantani once called home, and they’ll be rewarded with the world-class wine and cuisine the region is known for. In addition to enjoying the signature SV Travel experience, which features the highest standard of care and support, riders will be treated to the Appennini Mountains, the roads of the Strade Bianche, the Giro d’Italia and the great vintage bike race, L’Eroica.
Our rides will be steeped in the rich culture of the country as we not only take on mountains and country roads, but also roll through villages and cities with their own unique Italian story and feel. Riders will enjoy a region known famously for wine and cuisine and cities like Ascoli, San Gimignano, and Siena, where one of the world’s most famous horse races runs twice a year. The SV Travel Appenini and Chianti trip will both test and treat riders in true Italian fashion.
Totals for the week: 533 mi/859 km | 67,694 ft/20,632 m
Key Climbs: Monte Carpegna, Monte Nerone, Monte Catria, Monte Petrano.
Bike Rental: We will provide all guests with a DeRosa Idol frames with perfectly-tuned Campagnolo Chorus group sets and Shamal Mille wheels. Just supply us with your measurements and your bike will be ready upon arrival.
Transportation: All ground transport included and on the road vehicle SAG support.
Arrival: We suggest flying into Pisa International Airport (PSA), which is well connected, with direct flights from all major European & US cities.
Departure Transfer: We will provide a complimentary shuttle to Abruzzo (PSR) on the last day of the trip, September 20th. We will drop off at Abruzzo by 10:30 am. For an additional cost, we can also provide a shuttle to Rome (FCO) at 4:00 PM.
Abruzzo International Airport (PSR) 1h30m Transfer
Rome-Leonardo da Vinco International Airport (FCO) 3h45m Transfer (Transfer for an additional cost)
Guides: Our SV ride leaders, and our local Italian team will be on the front each day assisting you throughout each stage of this remarkable journey.
Accommodations: All-inclusive 3-4 star, charming single and double occupancy rooms included.
Road Food & Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner’s included + ride nutrition and hydration, rice cakes and post ride beers provided.
Double Occupancy: $4,950 per person
Single Occupancy: $6,200 per person
Price Includes: SV departures are all-inclusive and prices include hotel accommodation on double-occupancy basis, guided rides, on-road vehicle support, limited laundry & recovery, most meals (limited alcohol), as well as ride nutrition (hydration, energy bars, etc.). Baggage transfer, porterage and all gratuities at restaurants are also included. DeRosa bicycles ARE inclusive on this departure.
Not Included: Airfare is not included and gratuities for our trip leaders and personal expenses.