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 7th, 2018

  • 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 8th – 14th , 2018

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.

Explore the locations

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

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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”.

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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.

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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 full refund of the entry fee can be requested up until March 18th, 2018 (or beyond, if your room has not been confirmed). The processing fees that are paid upon registration are non-refundable and there is a $50 administration fee that is associated with the request. Please contact info@bicigusti.com for more information.

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. We have a limited number of spots so be sure to register now.

 

Package Options

Package Price CAD/person
7-night Shared Accommodation – Medium Glamour room (limited availability) $2875
7-night Shared Accommodation – Top Glamour Room (larger room with view) $3225
Single Room Upgrade $1000

*All prices are subject to taxes and processing fees

Registration closes March 31st 2018 at 12:00pm

 

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 De Rosa bike rental for 7 days. All your food is included while at the Belvedere Hotel including 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!