The Week

Ride Details

Designed to be an early season ride, Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride Italy is the ultimate culinary & cycling experience. The focus is on food and taking in the Italian vistas on your bike with good friends. All details are taken care for you. Keep in mind that you will not be alone, before, during or after the event.  Extensive support will include, mechanical, medical, static and mobile aid, and gourmet rest stops. We welcome and cater for all cycling levels, whether you’re a beginner or enthusiast.

Arrival – April 4th, 2020

  • Make your way to the Hotel Belvedere in Riccione
  • Check-in with Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride Italy staff
  • Fit your De Rosa Bike for the week with our our dedicated De Rosa bike mechanic. *Remember to bring pedals.

Cycling Days – April 5th – 10th, 2020

The focus of Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride includes indulgence, gourmet and friends. The daily ride is challenging but accessible (you will have 3 choices of which ride you are feeling that day), and we also take into consideration the early season condition of riders. Each day is followed by a photo slide-show at the bar of your day’s ride followed by a gourmet dinner lovingly prepared by Chef Giancarlo of the Hotel Belvedere.

Train with our Pro Cyclists

Come train with our pro-riders and get your legs ready for the UCI GranFondo Wold Championships on September 12th 2020 from Vancouver to Whistler. Our special guest and professional cyclist is Dalia, Filipo and Danilo who will host some rides during the week this year.

 

 

 

In Dalia Muccioli opinion, cycling is a similitude of life itself because if you don’t put your whole self into it and you don’t believe in what you do then you’ll never achieve the best! ‘Cycling gives you the chance to discover your limits, go beyond and overcome them, and only then at that moment, can you raise your arms to the sky and conquer that laboured, desired and fantastic victory.’ For me it has been 18 years of great emotions, sacrifice, hard work, goals, love and family.

 

Achievements:

  • Rides since she’s 8 years old
  • 2011 participation in the Italian championships (5th)
  • European championships (4th), wore the blue shirt for the 2nd time to represent Italy at the world championships in Copenhagen
  • 2012 started riding with the Elite women’s category and immediately conquer the white jersey of the best Junior at the “Route de France Féminine”, our tour of France for 10 days
  • 2013 won in Switzerland and a stage in the Giro del Trentino
  • June 23 I crossed the finish line 1st in Varese, wore the Italian champion’s jersey for 365 days
  • Participated as a reserve at the World Championships in Florence and the previous year
    in Valkenburg as the first year amongst the “Champions”
  • 2018 last career victory during the Giro delle Marche in September

 

Filippo Grandicelli

The passion for cycling was passed down to me from my father. I still have wonderful and very special memories, which I will never forget, of going out cycling with my father. I love my job and I love sharing the beautiful countryside around me with people from all over the world.

 

Achievements:

  • Rides since he’s 7 years old
  • 2013 I started working for the Belvedere Bike Hotel as a bike tour guide
  • September 2019, I did my 1010th tour in the 6 years of working as a tour guide
  • I rode various Gran Fondos all over Italy and in Canada including the RBC Whistler Granfondo and qualified to be able to ride the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
  • I have raced some amateur races, winning some as Provincial Champion and Regional Champion
  • I do an average of 23/25 thousand km on my beloved De Rosa bike each year

 

Danilo Cenci

As a guide our mission is safety of our guests, their satisfaction and obtain results. Reaching these three targets results in me reaching my own personal objective of personal satisfaction. I’m lucky to do something I love as my job.

 

Achievements:

  • Started road cycling 10 years ago
  • March 2012 I started as Belvedere’d tour and my adventure began
  • In 2018 I had clocked up 1000 tours
  • In 8 seasons I have gone from 7/8 thousand km to 15/18 thousand km a year

Explore the locations

In partnership with Hotel Belvedere, you have the choice of 3 different tour types each day. Feel free to choose what and when you like.

Customize your week

Panorama Tour

Difficulty

40-60km, 18-20km/h

For those who ride road bikes but who still like to take it easy. Gentle rides along the coast and into the surrounding countryside, showing you the beauty of the Adriatic coastline and the hinterland.

Explorer Tour

Difficulty

(70-90 km, 20-22 km/h)

The perfect ride for those who like to go that bit further and at a slightly quicker pace but at the same time taking in the surrounding beauty and enjoying the pleasure of cycling. The alternative tour to take it easy after a day of fast cycling on the “Road Tour” or to pick up pace after an easy day on the “Panorama Tour”.

Road Tour

Difficulty

(90-110 km, 22-26 km/h)

For the serious cyclist, with good preparation, who wants to go the distance and tackle the challenging hills of Emilia Romagna, Marche and Tuscany. This tour is ideal for those who delight in a challenging ride.

Gourmet Week in Details

Week Option 4th – 10th April 2020 

Day – Dinner
Sunday, 5th April
Typical Romagnola Dinner with piadina
Monday, 6th April
A taste of Tuscany: typical Florentine steak and wine tasting
Tuesday, 7th April
BBQ at Marina’s country house – Olive oil tasting – Truffle night with pasta show by Assunta with truffle
Wednesday, 8th April
Paella special dinner by Marina
Thursday, 9th April
Wine tasting & Lunch at the Muretti farm – Cocktail party French style
 
10th April
Marinara dinner

*All other meals like breakfast and lunch are included

Travel Information

Flights

Looking for a deal on flights or a simplified vacation? Our travel agent will be able to organize all of your travel needs. All you need to do is contact Linda by emailing linda@balconytravel.com or calling 1-877-543-8182 , and let her know that you’re participating in Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride Italy! She will be able to work with you to ensure you get to and from the Hotel Belvedere comfortably and conveniently!

 

Travel Insurance

The tour price does not include travel insurance. We strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance, covering trip interruption and cancellation, baggage, medical, accident/life, evacuation, repatriation and other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to you. Please contact linda@balconytravel.com for more information regarding travel insurance.

 

Extend your stay

Is seven nights not enough? Want to extend your experience? Not to worry, just contact info@bicigusti.com and we’ll be able to help you arrange it!

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations by you: We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, including trip cancellation/interruption insurance. A partial refund of two-thirds of the registration fee is available until March 2nd, 2020. No refunds available after March 2nd, 2020.

Cancellations by us: Although we are excited to take you to Riccione at the Hotel Belvedere, we reserve the right to cancel the trip prior to departure due to any reason. We will give at least 30 days of notice prior to departure if the trip is cancelled. In the rare event of this scenario, we will fully refund the entry fee into Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride Italy. If you choose, we will alternatively coordinate your stay for you at the Hotel Belvedere and the Granfondo Selle Italia minus the Bici Gusti Ride elements, but nonetheless an immersive experience into Italian cycling.

Pricing

Your seven day cycling experience starts now. You registration fees includes shared-accommodation, meals and support once you check-in to the Hotel Belvedere. The 2018 & 2019 events were sell-outs.

 

Package Options

Package Price CAD/person
7-night Shared Accommodation – Medium Glamour room (limited availability) $3475
7-night Shared Accommodation – Top Glamour Room (larger room with view) $3825
7-night Shared Accommodation – Glamour Suite (shared up to 4 people) $4425
7-night Solo Accommodation – Glamour Room $4550

*All prices are subject to taxes and processing fees

Registration closes March 2020 

 

Shared Accommodation for Two
With the shared accommodation for two, you will each receive the full package for the week long adventure at the Belvedere Hotel. Staying in the same room, each participant will receive a 50% off on De Rosa bike rental for 7 days. All your food is included while at the Belvedere Hotel along with wine at dinner.


Solo Accommodation for One

Can’t wait to get back and have your alone time? Purchase the solo accommodation option to receive a room all to yourself and be a part of the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride family! You’ll receive a 50% off on De Rosa bike rental for 7 days, plus all your food is included while at the Belvedere Hotel along with wine at dinner.