Cycle 235 miles from the fashion capital of Europe to the French Riviera!
Cycle approximately 235 miles with 3 days in the saddle, from the beautiful and sophisticated Italian city of Milan, all the way to the coastal resort of Monaco, playground of the rich and famous. This tough but unique cycling challenge takes in the foothills of the Maritime Alps and the coast of the French Riveria. A stunning ride through the best that Italy has to offer, leading to the rest and relaxation of the Riviera.
Meet in Milan
Milan is a stunning city and this is a wonderful opportunity to browse the high fashion arcades, the medieval castle and the famous ‘wedding cake’ Duomo… or just grab a slice of pizza in Piazza Duomo and soak up the atmosphere. A scheduled transfer from local airports to the hotel is included. Upon arrival, you’ll be able to get to know your fellow cyclists and relax and prepare for the challenge ahead.
Milan to Torino
Day 2 is the longest day of cycling so the challenge begins early in the morning. It’s not too long before you’re cycling in a south westerly direction through the beautiful Italian countryside and its gorgeous medieval towns and villages. You’ll arrive at your overnight destination of Torino (Turin), which is famous for being the home of Italy’s royal family. Turin is a large city with a fine, aristocratic atmosphere, olde worlde shops, sophisticated grand boulevards, palaces and leafy parks.
Cycling distance –approx. 103 miles
Torino to Cuneo
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll leave the ancient city of Turin behind and head south towards Cuneo which is your overnight destination. It lies at the foot of the Maritime Alps (the southernmost part of The Alps), which will give you stunning views on your right hand side you cycle. Cuneo is situated on the picturesque alpine river of Stura di Demonte and during World War II, was one of the main centres of partisan resistance against the German occupation of Italy. Cuneo’s specialty is chocolate with a unique rum-based filling! Many famous people have stopped by to taste the famous ‘Cuneesi al rhum’, including the writer Ernest Hemingway in 1954.
Cycling distance – approx. 60 miles
Cuneo to Monaco
You’ll embark on the last day of this fascinating cycling challenge and head towards the playground of the rich and famous on the French Riviera – Monaco. Although the cycling will be tough with climbs and descents, there will be an air of excitement building as you near your destination on the French coast! After a tough three days of cycling, tonight will be the night to let your hair down, toast your achievements and sample the delights of this magnificent town at our celebration dinner!
Cycling distance – approx. 72 miles
Return to UK
After breakfast it is time to say your goodbyes and farewells as participants make their own way back to the UK after a tough but memorable experience. If you have requested it, your bike will be waiting for you at the pre-arranged collection point in the UK.
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