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Gabicce Mare - Province of Pesaro e Urbino
Tour Location
Country:
Italy
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
10 days
Level:
Moderate
Tour Language:
English, French, Italian
Cost From:
CAD 3250
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Apr
Tour Operator:
Canada Cycle Italy

Gabicce Mare - Province of Pesaro e Urbino

10 Days Moderate

Gabicce Mare is located on the Adriatic sea, 20 km south of Rimini and 250 km from Venice. Stay at the Grand Hotel Michelacci, a 4 Star Superior Hotel, with spa, swimming pools, whirlpool etc. In addition to the 3 multi-course meals offered daily at the hotel, enjoy many other food-and-wine testings, and festivities with live music.

35th INTERNATIONAL BICYCLE TOURING WEEK
A Beautiful Adventure
The International Bicycle Tour by the Sea has been held in Gabicce Mare since 1981, establishing it as one of Italy's most important tourist events for cyclists.

The event is also a fixture on the calendar of the International Bicycling Union. Close to one thousand riders take part, accompanied by family members and friends. The participants, hailing from all parts of Europe and North America, meet each year to ride together on the area's most charming roads, passing through picturesque towns and villages of the inland portion of the Marche and Romagna zones. The event gets underway with an organized welcome in the evening, and it concludes with the presentation of awards to the individual cycle-touring associations.

This event with its unique character was created many years ago. Since then, the town dedicates much attention to the lovers of bicycle tourism at Easter, intensifying its efforts and "caresses" in order to make bike enthusiasts feel welcome and cosy. In Gabicce Mare bicycles are treated as jewels and cyclists are VIP-guests!

This is the secret behind the long-lasting success of this event, for which participants from Italy and abroad gather in Gabicce Mare for an Easter holiday that lasts 10 days. 7 beautiful routes run through the marvellous countryside of the Marches offer breath-takingly beautiful tours, where adventurers on bike can discover new country roads, castles, medieval dwellings in distant valleys, history, art and culture plus - why not? - many culinary delicacies! Specialities such as pasta with chickpeas, tagliatelle, roasted porchetta, bread, piadina-flatbread, exquisite raw ham, homemade sweets, red and white wine will be ready at each stage…. so start dreaming!

The tours cover different distances featuring various degrees of difficulty, but thanks to the excellent technical assistance of SHIMANO everyone can master them. The International Bicycle Touring Week by the Sea as organized by the hotel owners of Gabicce Mare is the only one of its kind in Italy, as it includes a Road Police escort. The police protects and guides the cyclists with high security - in this way particpiants are granted a joyous, spectacular experience - a tradition that started with the first edition many years ago. Stunning fireworks will welcome the friends of pedal power and they will be offered many occasions to party in the streets and the piazza with music and sea fish.
Inclusions
Return airfare from Toronto to Bologna via connecting flight on a scheduled airline.
Return airport transfers from Bologna to Gabbicce Mare (for group travel only)
3 meals daily
Daily cycle tours
Police, medical, and minibus support throughout the circuits
Your airline ticket may allow for a prolonged stay of up to 30 days if you wish. Contact Ventresca Travel Agency for details.
Trilingual
Exclusions
Beverages
Fee for transport and handling of bicycles
Tipping and gratuities at your discretion
Bicycle rental for those not bringing their own
Airport taxes and service fees
Bicycle equipment and paraphernalia (NOTE: Helmets Are Mandatory)
Insurance (cancellation and medical)
Cycle tour registration fee of approximately 60 Euros paid locally
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