Arriving with us on the Saturday at Nice airport our 7 night break offers a fantastic week to suit each group with the option of riding in the high mountains, along the stunning coastline or a combination of both, Your rides will be around 100km each day, less or more it's up to you, with plenty of breaks for photos if wished and coffee plus lunch breaks.
Room allocation on arrival at the hotel in San Remo followed by a complimentary drink & snacks with a briefing session with our guides. This covers such practicalities of the bike storeroom, tools available, spares etc. We discuss the road conditions, the choice of routes depending on ability and feedback from guests. We also talk about the safety aspect, the roads are mostly quiet, but will be unfamiliar, as will be the terrain, to most of the guests.
Then it's out on the bikes for a short ride to stretch the legs so you get a feeling and a little taster of this beautiful part of the world.
This format usually allows a steady build up of distance with easier routes in the first part of the week moving on to some more challenging rides as we progress. Remember though you're on holiday so no pressure! We can even use our minibus and have a day off the bike down at the beach or why not let Julie take you on a guided mountain walk high up the valley?
Seborga is also featured on the itinerary, a small medieval city state, not actually recognised by the United Nations but that doesn't worry its proud inhabitants! We ride the steady climb up from the coast past the border post more suitable from a Toytown scene and then stop at the the medieval village for a well earned break at a fabulous restaurant that gives amazing coastal views back down the valley to Bordighera. A truly rewarding experience!
Other days we take routes through the olive groves, famous for the taggiascan variety which gives a superior oil, stop off at the mills and watch it being pressed depending on the season, riding higher we ride onto the 1500m altitude passing sheep , cows and goats in verdant pastures, all within 40km of the coast !
The climbs are long but rewarding, gradients are steady and with all day to conquer them they are easily manageable for any ability. Don't be surprised to see some Pro Tour riders come speeding past as this area is their training base with many choosing to live around here and Monaco.
Other days we'll spin along the cycle path from Imperia to Ospedaletti passing through San Remo, with stunning views of the coastline and host to the 1st stage of the Giro D'Italia 2015. It was the first Grand Tour stage in history to be held entirely on a cycle path. Detour off the cycle path and climb the finale of Milan - San Remo classic, the Cipressa and Poggio. Remember this is not a training camp it's a holiday so no pressure to keep the pace high.
Our location makes us ideally suited to give you the ultimate cycling holiday with great scenery, superb food and wine and unbelievable hospitality.