The Week

Ride Details

Taking place over Canadian Thanksgiving, 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 – and new – friends. All details are taken care for you, including full Covid safety measures in effect to protect you. 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 – October 9th, 2021

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

Cycling days – October 10th – 15th, 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). 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.

Hotel Belvedere’s famous closing gala party – October 16th, 2021

This year we’ve upped the ante with an exclusive invitation for Bici Gusti guests to the season-highlight gala party at the hotel. Marina and her staff count this as the pinnacle celebration of the year, and we can guarantee you will end the week with an experience that you’ll never forget – Italian style!

Ride with best-in-class local guides

Dalia Muccioli

In my opinion, cycling is a simile 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.

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.

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.

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.

Travel & Covid Information

Covid safety

The Hotel Belvedere has developed an extensive Covid safety policy that all Bici Gusti guests will be protected by. You can read their Covid frequently asked questions here [pdf].

 

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 Monica Millin by emailing mmillin@tpi.ca or calling 1-604-657-5027 , 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 our travel agent Monica Millin at mmillin@tpi.ca for more information regarding travel insurance.

 

Extend your stay

Is eight 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!

 

Deposit / Cancellation / Covid Policy

A $500 deposit is required to secure your place at Bici Gusti Italy 2021. This is fully refundable for any reason until August 31, 2021. The remaining balance is then payable from September 1, 2021.

Further, the entire trip is fully refundable if either: the federal government of Canada guidelines prohibits travel to Italy, or you have a Covid-related illness.

Cancellations by you: We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, including trip cancellation/interruption insurance. A refund of your deposit is available until August 31st, 2021. No refunds available after September 1, 2021, except for the Covid stipulations above.

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 minus the Bici Gusti Ride elements, nonetheless an immersive experience into Italian cycling.

Pricing

Your eight night 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) $2600, early bird $2400
7-night Shared Accommodation – Top Glamour Room (larger room with view) $2850, early bird $2650
7-night Shared Accommodation – Glamour Suite (shared up to 4 people) $3550, early bird $3400
7-night Solo Accommodation – Glamour Room $3500, early bird $3300

*All prices are subject to taxes and processing fees

Registration closes September 31st, 2021

 

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. 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, plus all your food is included while at the Belvedere Hotel along with wine at dinner.