Liguruian Alps/TDF Tour:
7 days: June 25th - July 2nd;
Nice airport pickup & drop off
Terrain: Rolling/hilly with medium mountain passes
Mileage: 26-75 mi. per day options
Ability Levels: Intermediate to Advanced (non-cycling spouses welcomed)
Discover a region of Italy that few have experienced- the Western Apennine mountain’s of the Liguria region! The Italian Riviera is a very diverse region, extending from the Alpes to the blue Mediterranean. It has impressive mountains, a vast national park and is the flower capital of Europe. This exclusive cycling vacation combines the area’s most scenic routes along with exploring some of the most charming towns in Italy. Trip highlights include overnights in medieval Noli, Passo di Nava and lively San Remo. You’ll ride past hilltop medieval villages on picturesque roads that wind in and out of Olive groves, vineyards and riverside gorges. The terrain is more challenging than Tuscany or Provence but just a bit easier than the Alpes or Dolomiti. If you’ve ever wanted to cycle more off the beaten path and cycle the roads less traveled this is the trip for you.
June 25th: Leave USA.
June 26th: Arrive Nice- hotel check in, get bikes fitted and built, that evening we will have a group meeting followed by a Welcome group dinner.
June 27th:(Noli) After a short 45 minute transfer to the Italian village of Zuccarello, cycle over Colle Bernardo and Colle Quinzo & Colle Melongo to the quint medieval seaside village of Noli. (50 miles/6,000 ft) We will spend three nights at this beautiful medieval seaside village.
June 28th: (Noli) Sleep in and after a delicious breakfast buffet cycle this incredible loop that takes you into the interior of the Maritime Alps for a fantastic climbing challenging route cycling through olive groves and local vineyards followed by a fast twisty descent to our Mediterranean seaside village hotel. (61 miles/4,000 ft.) Group dinner.
June 29th: (Noli) Today you may choose to ride or stay at the hotel and enjoy the local culture or just put up your legs and bring the sunscreen and relax on the beach - Todays loop will be one of the shortest yet hardest that you may do 26 miles with 5,000 ft of elevation gain on the route that snakes in and out the local mountains. (26 miles/5,000 ft)
June 30th: (Lorenzina) After a delicious breakfast we head inland into the Maritime Alps. Today is our longest and one of the more challenging routes of the tour . It will take you through the local mountains, traversing along the valleys and quint little villages before coming to the saddleback in our hotel located in Passo di Nava. (72 miles/8,000 ft)
July 1st: (San Remo) On our last ride of the tour we ride through Maritime Alps back to the cosmopolitan town of San Remo going over three passes of Colle Rosa , Colle Di Nava & Colle di Oggia finishing at our seaside hotel in San Remo. (75 miles/7,500 ft)
July 2nd: After breakfast we will transfer to Nice and will take a train to downtown Nice where you will have an open day to watch the 100th anniversary Team Time trial stage along Med. Sea on the Promenade Des Anglais.
July 3rd: Leave for US / morning airport transfers.