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LUCCHESIA

ALL-INCLUSIVE LUCCA

 
 

SUMMARY

This trip is about exploring the best of Lucca - from the riding to the local culture via its architecture, food, and wines. We cover vast territory from rolling hills to San Pellegrino in the Apennine Alps. This week isn't for the faint of heart; come in good spirits and come trained! But fear not, my team and I are here to support you shine at your best. We may do as slinkys do: stretch out and re-form in spectacular fashion. Groups are for riding and coffees are breaks.

Max ten spots available. See full itinerary below. 

 

All inclusive

  • B&B in centro Lucca

  • 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

  • you believe there’s more to life than grinding gears, but grinding gears is still fun

  • aperativo, antipasto, primo piatto, secondo piatto, contorno, dolce, & digestivo in one sitting doesn't intimidate you

  • your bike isn't caked with dust

  • you agree a little etiquette can go a long way

Dates

May 29 - June 3, 2018 (full)

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 ~

525km total with 8,817m climbing

 

1ᵒ Tappa, Arrival Day

39km, 450m

Look to arrive in the morning at Pisa airport where you will be picked up. A quick lunch before we head out for a leg-opener and preview of the days to come.


2ᵒ Tappa, San Pellegrino & Abetone

157km, 2400m

Todays Queen Stage takes us through the Garfagnana Valley into the heart of the Apennine mountains. We take a quick caffè in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana before the start of the 12km, unforgiving yet rewarding San Pellegrino. Following a descent, we take on the 10km, gentler backside of Abetone. Consider the hard work done. Lunch is at the peak of Abetone, and we ride gruppo compatto for essentially a 64km descent down the valley back into Lucca.


3ᵒ Tappa, Via per Camaiore

82km, 1450m

Heading north towards Camaiore we ride through Pieve Santo Stefano, a true Lucchese treasure before the first official climb of the day, Fibbiano - 8km. From there we take in the views of the Mediterranean Sea on our descent to Camaiore. Quick coffee stop and we're on to Pedona. Lunch en route, then a small climb up Balbano and another solid day in the saddle!

 

4ᵒ Tappa, Colline Lucchese

66.5km, 1350m

I take my job as a guide seriously, and today it's my duty to show you the best views in the area. Pieve Santo Stefano, Arsina, and Aquilea are roads that will bring your trip to the highest local standards. Let the views overlooking the valley adjust your outlook on life. Afterall it's all a matter of perspective!


5ᵒ Tappa, Passo Sella

77km, 1340m

The main attraction today is the 7.7km Passo Sella, a local favorite. The first half of the ride is almost entirely climbing, open to the sun, while the second half is descending in the shade. Let's call it the yin and the yang.


6ᵒ Tappa, Pescia

102km, 1827m

The final day shows us the diversity of Lucca's riding. Starting with the scenic ridge through Matraia, we'll take a coffee then make our way up to the shady forest where not only our character but our technique will be tested. We'll enjoy our final lunch in Pescia before the final 15km flat into Lucca.


Departure Day

Airport drop-offs are scheduled for the morning even if I hope you won't want to leave. For those who have late afternoon flights, one last morning ride can be organized.

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

Bike rental, flights, and travel insurance are not included