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Cycling holidays in Italy...
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Posted on: Wednesday 17th July 2013


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Do images of the recent Giro d'Italia and Tour de France make you want to get out on the bike on some beautiful European roads? Having done several training trips to Italy in recent years, it is highly recommended - here are three excellent bike friendly Italian Bike Hotels which would meet your requirements.


From Cesenatico on the beautiful Adriatic Coast, via Lake Garda to Bormio in the Italian Alps.

Try our ultimate sports package and experience the wonder of cycling in three very different Italian regions

Beginning in the countryside of the legendary Gran Fondo “Nove Colli”, travelling via Lake Garda, to finish this magical experience in the Italian Alps, that have so often formed the stunning backdrop to some of the legendary events of Italian cycling.

We've assembled our Ultimate Sports package to give you the best in Italian cycling. We've put together a week long (seven nights) collection of fully guided cycle tours tailored to your wants and abilities.

Cesenatico was the birthplace of Marco Pantani and is, in many ways, the cultural heart of Italian cycling. Accompanied by our experienced and professional guides, you will cover some of the routes many riders use whilst preparing for the local Sportives and Gran Fondos, such as the world famous "Nove Colli" (Nine Hills).

Located on the beach, Hotel Lungomare (www.hlungomare.com) is a welcoming family hotel with great facilities such as a heated swimming pool with whirlpool, gym, sauna, bar, restaurant, and an amusement park for children with activities overseen by professional entertainment staff. In addition, we are fully equipped to cater for the specific needs of cyclists, including a secure bike room / workshop, rental of top quality BMC road bikes, overnight laundry of cycle clothes and food during your rides and immediately after your return.

Hotel Lungomare

Recently renovated and thoroughly air conditioned, Hotel Lungomare boasts comfortable, stylish rooms equipped with all modern conveniences and brand new suites.

At Lake Garda, the largest of the Italian Lakes, you will spend some unforgettable days riding through the spectacular Lake Garda scenery.

The Enjoy Garda Hotel (www.gardabikehotel.com) is a new 4 star hotel in the centre of Peschiera del Garda brought to you by the Garda Bike Hotel. Since 2004, we have been offering tailored services for cyclists with daily excursions accompanied by professional guides. Our routes cover a variety of flat, hill and mountain routes including the vineyards of the Valpolicella, Verona (the city of Romeo & Juliet) as well as stunning rides around the Lake and in the mountains of our region.

Garda

Our daily guided excursions are suitable both for new cyclists and for experienced and competitive riders because we tailor our routes to suit your needs and abilities. Moreover, along with our guests,we often take part in sportives such as the Granfondo Eddy Merckx, the Granfondo Colnago, and the Granfondo Damiano Cunego.

We offer rental of De Rosa and Eddy Merckx bikes, have a fully equipped secure bike room, provide appropriate food and drinks for your ride and an overnight laundry service for your cycling gear.

Garda

In the Italian Alps the Hotel Funivia (www.hotelfunivia.it) is positioned close to the ski runs and lifts of Bormio and this may be the most obvious advantage to stay with us in winter. However, there are many other reasons for you to spend your holiday with us. The Hotel Funivia is surrounded by magnificent scenery and is just a short walk from the centre of Bormio. There is a new pedestrian walkway that takes you into the historic town centre within a few minutes. Whether you're a keen skier, walker, cyclist or just want to enjoy the beautiful scenery and history of the area, the Hotel Funivia is an ideal place for your holiday. Our hotel is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and we have an enviable position at the foot of the ski slopes and close to the lifts that take you to the main ski area at Bormio 2000.

Hotel Funivia

Our hotel is the cyclist's dream, whether you are a professional or a beginner, we cater for all lovers of two wheels! Our passion for and experience of cycling allows us to understand and provide for your cycling needs including professionally guided bike tours, secure bike storage, cleaning corner and daily laundry service for sports wear.

We're ideally situated for the cyclist who wants to ride some of the most famous and challenging climbs of the Giro d'Italia, including the Stelvio, the Gavia and the Mortirolo. These are the mountain passes that saw some legendary battles in cycling, Andy Hampsten on the snow covered Gavia, Marco Pantani on the Mortirolo and Fausto Coppi winning on the Stelvio. What better way to finish an unforgettable week's cycling in Italy?

Please feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions or want to book a wonderful week's cycling in Italy.