ligurian

Tour Details

Duration
7 days /6 nights
2016 Tour dates
July 7th – July 14th
Start/End Location
Tour Starts -July 8th after airport pick up
Tour ends – July 14th after transfer to Nice airport hotel Airport – Nice (NCE)
Accommodations
3-4 Star hotels
1 night Nice airport hotel
2 nights in Noli
1 night Colle di Nava
2 night San Remo
4 group dinners and all breakfast is included
Price Per Person(Double Occupancy)
$3698
Single Supplement
$700
(Limited Availability)
Difficulty Level
Intermediate to Advanced
Daily Ride Averages
30mi-75mi
2,000-8,000ft
Terrain
Rolling to Mountainous Terrain
Non Rider discount (20%)
Rental Bike
$450 per tour
(Limited sizes and availability)
What’s Included
8 days / 7 nights fully supported and accompanied trip
All breakfasts
4 out of 7 dinners
Pick-up at Venice Airport
Drop-off at Venice Airport
All ground transportation
All luggage transfer
Support and services of our expert guides
Support vehicles
Breaking Away Bicycle Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What’s Not Included
Airfare
Travel and personal insurance
Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
Lunches

Tour Highlights

Join us for an exciting cycling vacation among sunny coastlines and tranquil turquoise waters of the Italian Riviera. Our routes for this cycling vacation take us through some of the most dramatic scenery in Italy. Explore the unspoiled terrain of the Ligurian Alpes region. Ride past charming hill town’s where time seems to stand still and every corner reveals stunning vistas and forests, orchards, meadows and vineyards. Your tour will start with a ride to an Italian fishing village, Noli where we will stay for two nights at our seaside hotel before our route takes the turn and heads into the Ligurian Alpes for one night. The latter part of this spectacular vacation will take us from the Ligurian Alpes back down to the sun drenched Mediterranean coast and cosmopolitan town of San Remo where we will spend two nights before cycling back to France over Col de Turini.

Daily Itinerary
July 7th: Leave the USA
July 8th: Welcome to France. Airport pick up and hotel check in. Our mechanic will be happy to help you unpack and build your bike and do the final adjustments for rental bikes. Tonight meet your fellow guests at our “Welcome Meeting/ Group Dinner Party”
July 9th: After a short transfer to the Italian village of Zuccarello, You will cycle over Colle Bernardo and Colle Quinzo & Colle Melongo to the quaint medieval seaside village of Noli. We will spend two nights at our seaside hotel in this beautiful medieval seaside village. (50mi/6,000ft)
July 10th: Wake up to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore and the smell of freshly roasted coffee and Italian pasties. Today’s route will feature an incredible loop that takes you into the interior of the Ligurian Alps. This is a fantastic climbing and challenging route that will have you cycling through olive groves and local vineyards followed by a fast twisty descent to our Mediterranean seaside village hotel.(61mi/4,000ft)
July 11th: After a delicious breakfast and hotel check out we will have a very short van transfer and we will head inland into the Maritime Alps. Today is our longest and most challenging ride of the tour as we ride the hilly, serpentine roads that wind through the mountains and quint little villages traversing along the valleys before coming to our hotel which is located located in Passo di Nava. Hotel check in for one night.
(72mi/8,000ft)
July 12th: Today’s ride takes us back towards the picture perfect, sun splashed Ligurian Riviera with its famous winding coast roads and beautiful scenic terraces. Our route leads us through Maritime Alpes back to the city of San Remo which was founded during the Roman era and known as, “The Pearl of the Riviera “. Our route offers amazing panoramic views of the blue Mediterranean finishing with a relaxing, scenic view along the bike path to our hotel. Hotel check in for two nights.(75mi/ 7,500 ft)
July 13th:  Today’s ride takes you on mythical roads of the Italian classic, Milan-San Remo. Challenge yourself along with your other fellow guests on the climb up to Poggio or take a day off cycling and spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, poolside or sightseeing and shopping in San Remo.(30 mi/ 3,500 ft)
July 14th: After a delicious breakfast and hotel check out as all good things, it’s time for your cycling vacation to come to an end but not before one last ride through the scenic Ligurian countryside snaking its way back into France and our final challenge of this tour -Col du Turini. After lunch a short van transfer to our Nice airport hotel. Our mechanics will help you breakdown and pack your bikes for late evening departures or choose and stay an OPTIONAL NIGHT if departing the next day.
(60mi/6,000 ft)