Venice to Rome Cycle
Join Action Medical Research on this fabulous cycling adventure. Ride from the unique city of Venice on the Adriatic Coast to the Italian capital of Rome. This trip combines diverse, challenging cycling with a wonderful Italian experience.
Our exciting challenge takes us south on flat roads from the canals of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria. The terrain is perfect cycling country; hilly with some long climbs and steep gradients. It is not for the unprepared cyclist so training is advised. We will pass terracotta-roofed towns with striking bell-towers and Renaissance churches and small traditional villages hidden among the fields of corn, fruit and olives. We come down out of the hills on our last day and have a relatively flat run-in to Rome, where we finish a stone’s throw away from some of the iconic main sights.
This ride is graded as a 3 (on a scale where 1 is Moderate and 5 is Extreme. The cycling is predominantly flat for the first day and very hilly for the majority of the other days. We ride mainly on small quiet roads. Distances are long with the longest day over 100 miles and the shortest approx 88 miles.
You should make sure you are fit enough to manage these distances confidently especially in hilly terrain. It is important that you are used to cycling and very familiar with the range of your gears. Road bikes are the most suitable on this trip. It is imperative that you supply your own helmet and wear it at all times while cycling, with straps done up.
All accommodation is included as well as transfers to/from airports and all meals except four as specified in the detailed itinerary. It also includes full trip support of experienced leaders, drivers and mechanics. Support vehicles are with the group all of the time and carry your luggage to the hotels.
The tour cost does not include flights, personal travel insurance, meals as specified, a bicycle or entry to any optional sites or attractions you may wish to visit.
Accommodation is in 2-3* hotels, on a twin-share basis. The hotels are comfortable with ensuite facilities. All food is included except 4 meals. Lunches are generous buffet-style with plenty of energy food designed around cyclists needs.
We strongly recommend you carry a credit card in case of personal emergency.