Italian Bike Experience – Roma 2019

ITALIAN BIKE EXPERIENCE

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ITALIAN BIKE EXPERIENCE – 6/14 OCTOBER 2019

GRAND FINALE GRANFONDO ROMA – ROME, ITALY


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ALL INCLUSIVE CYCLING EXPERIENCE:

Imagine arriving in Italy and not having to worry about anything except for waking up to ride your bike along Italy’s finest routes for 8 days – traversing for 5 days through the Veneto region of Italy and then finishing off the week by adventuring through and around Rome. During our 8 days together you will be treat to a VIP, fully inclusive guided tour through the Veneto region of Italy to some of the Italy’s most magnificent cycling destinations. We like to keep our groups small and interactive – limited to 30 riders.

Gifts & Services Included:

  • Use of a Pinarello Dogma
  • VIP entry to the famed Pinarello Granfondo
  • 4/5 star accommodation for 8 nights: 6 nights in Bassano del Grappa & 2 nights at the NH Giustiniano in Rome
  • Cycling kit by Ftech
  • Full nutritional support
  • Technical support & bike setup
  • All meals & beverages with the group
  • All transfers
  • Exciting gifts
  • Daily massage service
  • Plenty gelato & prosecco
  • Photos & videos of the entire experience
  • And more…
  • Flights are excluded

Furthermore, you will be able to visit our ASG headquarters, ASG International, where you will be able to see an inside scoop into our SCICON and Ftech facilities. We can also offer you an optional professional bike set-up by the one and only Niklas Quetri at ASG Bike Science – bike fitter of professional riders from teams Bahrain Merida, UAE – Emirates, Michelton-Scott, and many more professional athletes.

Cost: €6000

NON CYCLING PARTNERS:

Non-riding spouses/partners can book a spouse’s/partner’s package which includes daily transport, meals and accommodation.

Gifts & Services Included:

  • Shopping & sightseeing to some of Italy’s favourites. Some of our favourites include Verona, Venice, Sirmione and Lake Garda.
  • Meals, drinks & accommodation with the group (sharing with cycling partner)
  • Flights excluded

Cost: €2500

THE ROUTES
(subject to change depending on weather)

6 OCTOBER – BASSANO DEL GRAPPA

Arrive in Bassano del Grappa and settle into your hotel – meet and greet.
* Complimentary shuttle service from Venice or Treviso (available if required)

7 OCTOBER – GELATO RIDE

Easy ride ending up with gelato in Bassano old town. From Glamour hotel we will ride along ponte nuovo and through the famous Marostica city. The main square of this ancient city is a big chess table where once every two years a “human chess” match takes place. Then we will climb to Lusiana and stop for a coffee before a fast downhill to Bassano and stop for gelato.

* Ride distance 60 Km
* Time: 2:30
* Elevation: 870m

8 OCTOBER – MONTE GRAPPA

On any list of the most famous climbs in the world and one of the most difficult climbs in Italy – a regular feature in the Giro d’Italia. We will climb Monte Grappa from Romano d’ezzelino, with full support throughout the climb. Start from “Ponte Vecchio”, in the old town of Bassano del Grappa. We will visit the famed military memorial monument at the top of Montegrappa. Coffee break at cima Grappa (top).
* Ride distance 110 km
* Time: 5:00
* Elevation: 2850m

9 OCTOBER – VALDOBBIADENE / PROSECCO TASTING

No bike tour to Veneto will be complete without cycling to our famous Prosecco hills for some wine tasting, we will take you to some of the most famous spots and ‘behind the scenes’ locations – the views are simply incredible!
* Ride distance: 70 km
* Time: 3:00
* Elevation: 1080m

10 OCTOBER

Foza and conco – riding on the side of the brenta river you will reach the famous Foza climb, lots of local riders usually trai on this climb. Afrer a short break you will fly down through the hills into Bassano for a deserved gelato.
* Ride distance: 80 km
* Time: 3:30
* Elevation: 1500m

11 OCTOBER – ROCCA D’ARSIÈ

Easy and enjoyable ride to relax the legs for the weekend race. The day will start at the Glamour hotel. We will start our ride along ponte vecchio and bassano old town before heading through to the hills. We will stop for a refill on the lake and then gently rolling down to the hotel.
* Ride distance: 60 km
* Time: 2:30
* Elevation: 750m

12 OCTOBER – REST DAY & TRANSFER TO ROME

In our exclusive ASG vans we will drive to Rome, stopping close to Florence to eat the famous Fiorentina. Once in Rome we will have a special dinner: you need fuel to ride the Granfondo!

13 OCTOBER – GRANFONDO ROME

A unique experience where Ancient Rome will be closed off to traffic and reserved for participants of the Granfondo Roma.

  • Ride distance: 120 km
  • Elevation: 2.000 m
  • More info: www.granfondoroma.com
  • Timed uphill segments:
    • Panoramica – Trofeo Corriere dello Sport (Albano lake) – length 2,3 km, average gradient 5.9%, maximum gradient 8%.
    • Murus (Pope’s fortress) – 1,1 km long, average grade 10.3% maximum grade is 16%.
    • Rocca Priora – 6 km long, average grade 6.3%, maximum grade is 13%
    • Rostrum – Montecompatri 720m long, average grade 12% and maximum (paveé) 18%.

14 OCTOBER – HOME TIME

Transfers to airport if required.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

You can choose between double and single room accommodation:

Double Rooms: this can either have a double bed for couples or 2 single beds
Single Rooms: this room has a double bed for you to enjoy all to yourself!

OUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Travel/Personal Insurance
Any extras not mentioned above.
Alcohol not mentioned in inclusions.

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More info: CORBIN Telephone: +27 (076) 792 9753 – corbin@asgint.com

More info: NIKLAS QUETRI Telephone: +39 340 1562370 – niklas@asgbikescience.com