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GIRO DONNE

ALL-INCLUSIVE WOMEN'S ONLY

 
 

SUMMARY

This trip is much more than just riding, after all, so many things to do in Italy! QT is the name of the game! Yes, quality time in copious amounts. Look forward to picturesque riding, authentic Tuscan food, and mixing & mingling with locals. Why not even throw a pizza party to celebrate? And vino, can't forget the vino!

Mark this week as an event to inspire your riding and push you through those lackluster days.  Bring your whole self, and we'll take you under our wing. My team and I are here to support and encourage you, even if you're worried about holding others up. We'll keep an eye on you and regroup at coffee or lunch.

Only ten available spots make for a cozy and enchanting trip. See full itinerary below. 

All inclusive

  • high-end, 11th century villa (private en-suite rooms)

  • all meals and drinks

  • riding food

  • support vehicle

  • airport transfers from Pisa airport

  • two 30 minute sports massages

  • pro bike mechanic

  • laundry

 

THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU IF

  • your idea of a good ride requires group photos and selfies as proof

  • a "drama-free trip with new friends" sounds splendid

  • you love riding and you're up for a challenge, but no need to exaggerate

  • you agree a smile can do a world of good

Dates

September 1 - 8, 2018

LOCATION

Lucca, Italy

OUR CREDO

There are no chance encounters, beauty's in the details, and we expand through our experiences.

 

Should your plans unexpectedly change, cancel for a full refund 60 days before the start of your trip minus a €250 administration fee.

 
 

~ Itinerary ~

444km total with 6,645m climbing 

 

1ᵒ Tappa, Arrival Day

26km, 300m climbing

Look to arrive in the morning at Pisa airport where your silver box chariot-van awaits. A quick meet and greet over lunch before we head out for short ride to set things set in motion.


2ᵒ Tappa, Pescia

126km, 1635m climbing

Today's Queen Stage is one of my favorites. Starting with a 15km warm-up in gruppo compatto fashion followed by a quick coffee in Pescia, we get straight to it. We ride through the Pistoiese Mountains then descend into the valley where we get lunch. It's a big day, but consider roughly 50km is all downhill!


3ᵒ Tappa, Piazza dei Miracoli

80km, 1070m climbing

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a must see. Let's take the opportunity of riding Monte Serra's hardest of three summit roads and breach the historical divide between Pisa and Lucca. We ride into Pisa via the Aqueduct, visit the Square of Miracles, photos, lunch then make our way back to Lucca on the outskirts of the Pisan mountains.


4ᵒ Tappa, Fibbiano

54km, 1050m climbing

Heading north and over our first "riser," Piazzano before the first official climb of the day, Fibbiano - 8km. From there we take in the views of the Mediterranean Sea on our descent. We take a quick espresso and then over to Stiava. Lunch en route, then a small climb up Balbano and it's time to kick your feet up.


5ᵒ Tappa, - Lucca Centro

26km, 170m climbing

After the first three days crucifixion, today's about the resurrection. An easy morning coffee ride into Lucca followed by a guided city tour, aperitivo, and dinnerAll things Lucca centro today!


6ᵒ Tappa, Fiano

56km, 1270m climbing

Fiano is a twisty, technical, sunny climb with views the entire way up. It's climbs like these that bring a depth of perspective, and a wider outlook on life. From there we descend, with a small riser before our espresso stop and make our way back through the rolling side roads.


7ᵒ Tappa, - Montecarlo

76km, 1150m climbing

If I had to choose the most scenic ride I've been on, it would be this one. It brings us through the vineyards, olive groves and old stone houses where artisans practice their craft. It's mangia/beve (eat/drink: what the Italians call up/down) the whole way. Our destination is Montecarlo where I love taking my friends for lunch or coffee. Let's get lunch.


Departure Day

Airport drop-offs are scheduled for the morning even if I hope you won't want to leave. If you have any special requests, we're always here to help.

Single Occupancy: €3,499  ~  Double Occupancy: €3,249

Bike rental, flights, and travel insurance are not included