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Motorbike touring holiday in Italy:
Italian Rivieras, southern Italian Alps.

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Self-guided & supported 'MOTORBIKE' holiday itinerary, Italy.
: Cinque Terre - Coastal Alps – Italian Rivieras – 'Valentino Rossi' on every scooter - Pisa – Italian 'cool' - French Riviera – Great tarmac & bends under the Mediterranean sun - Portofino

Price: €1095 pp (in euros) - currency converter. When: 17th June & 16th September
  6 nights and 5 full days riding (8 night option) Brochure: Holiday ideas

NEW for SUMMER 2006 - Advance Info - Full details to be released Autumn 2005.
Reservations taken September onwards.
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Supported bike tour of the Italian Rivieras and the southern Alps.
Ride the 'best' bits of the Italian Rivieras, luggage-free with a support vehicle and the knowledge that at the end of each day's ride, you'll be staying in some of the more charming hotels in the Rivieras more lively seaside resorts.

Description: You ride your bike in your own group of friends, or join up with others for a tour of the Italian and French Rivieras, plus the highlights of the southern Alps. Follow our daily self-guided route notes with suggested best roads and towns to pass through, and meet up with everyone else at the overnight stops we pre-book in advance - selected for their charm, biker friendliness and 'en-route' location. Each daily route has 1 or 2 option points at which you can choose to reduce or increase the number of miles covered during the day - with start and end points being the same for everyone.

Ideal: For those who want to make a memorable biking tour, pretty much under their own steam, but with all the hard work of organising done for you. Just pack your bike luggage for the journey down by train to the south of France and continue thereafter 'luggage free' until the end of the tour. Each night you'll find your luggage waiting for you at your hotel. You are able therefore to ride each day with only a tank bag or small rucksack for essentials.

Holiday starts and ends in Nice.

What’s Included:
6 nights in 3 star hotels or equivalent small guesthouses, support vehicle to carry your luggage from hotel to hotel, 3 gourmet dinners during the week offering a sumptuous taste of the region.
€1095pp* (euros) No ferry or train booked: for those who wish to make their own way to Nice for the start of the tour.
€1345pp** (euros) No ferry booked: for those who wish to make their own way to Calais for the motorail train journey to Nice.
€1595pp** (euros) Ferry and motorail included: we book your ferry crossing and train tickets for the full return journey to Nice, starting at Dover.

Duration: 1-week breaks (6 full biking days).
Dates: Twice a year - 3rd week in June & 2nd week in September.

Hotels: Overnight accommodation 3 star hotels or equivalent, all with en-suite and off-road parking for motorbikes.

Ride the Italian Rivieras - Supported, self-guided biking holiday itinerary, Italy.
Holiday Structure: Day 1 - Transfer day. Arrive Calais for overnight train to Nice. 2nd to 7th day - 6 full biking days along the Rivieras, using our self-guided itineraries. Day 8 - Transfer day. Most of the day free to cruise the Cote d'Azur before catching the overnight train from Nice to Calais.
Itinerary: 8 nights & 6 full days riding - €1595pp** (euros)
Day 1 Saturday - Depart England.
Ride to your most convenient channel port and cross to Calais - overnight train with sleeping compartmentto Nice on the South of France. Click this link for the return overnight train route.

Day 2 Sunday - Monaco and the Ponente Riviera
Depart railway station, high corniche above Monaco to Menton, across border into Italy at Ventimiglia.

Route Outline: Nice - Monaco - Ventimiglia - Taggia - Triora - Pieve di Teco - Garessio - Finale Ligure.

Overnight in: Finale Ligure, Ponente Riviera, Liguria, Italy.
Map of the day's route

Day 3 Monday - the High Coastal Alps and Portofino.

Route Outline: Finale - Sasello - Faiallo - Genova Sopraelevata - Monte Fasce Rapallo - Portofino - Montallegra - Carasco - Sestri Levante.

Overnight in: Sestri Levante, Levante Riviera, Liguria, Italy.

Map of the day's route.

Day 4 Tuesday - Levante Riviera and the Cinque Terre.

Route Outline
: Sestri Levante - Borzonasca - Santa Stefano d'Aveto - Sesta Godano - Levanto - Monterosso - Vernazza - Manarola.

Overnight in: Manarola, Cinque Terre, Levante Riviera, Italy.
Map of the day's route

Day 5 Wednesday - Pisa, Tuscany and the Appenines.

Route Outline
: Manarola - La Spezia - Massa (marble) - Pisa (Leaning Tower) - Lucca - Modena (home of Ferrari) - Parma (ham) - La Spezia - Manarola.

Overnight in: Manarola, Cinque Terre, Levante Riviera, Italy.

Map of the day's route

Day 6 Thursday - Val Trebbia and the wine regions of southern Piemonte.

Route Outline
: Manarola - Rapallo - Trebbia - Penice - Serravalle autostrada back to Genova - Ovada - Cortemille - Garessio - Albenga - Alassio.

Overnight in: Alassio, Ponente Riviera, Liguria, Italy.
Map of the day's route

Day 7 Friday - Europe's high passes and the Maritime Alps.

Route Outline
: Alassio - autostrada to Ventimiglia - Sospel - Isola - Barcelonette - Guillestre - Queyras - Agnes - Sampeyre - Cuneo - Limone Piemonte.

Overnight in: Limone Piemonte, Maritime Alps, Piemonte, Italy.

Map of the day's route

Day 8 Saturday - Monaco, Nice and the French Riviera.
A relaxed, 'do as you please' final day enjoying the French Cote d'Azur before catching your return, overnight train back to Calais.

Route Outline: Limone Piemonte - Tende - Sospel - Menton - coast road to Monaco - Villefrance - Nice.

Overnight on: the train, arriving in Calais first thing Sunday morning. Ferry crossing to arrive back in England Sunday lunchtime.
Map of the day's route

Extend your trip Stay an extra week and enjoy a relaxed week riding around Tuscany and the Island of Elba. Enquire for more details and price.

Please note: 3 evening meals during the week are gourmet dinners, typical of the region. You should be reasonably fit and used to 5 or more hours in the 'saddle' each day. Hotels used are typically characteristic of the area, are of a very good standard (all with en-suite and off-road parking) and near to the historic centres of the resort towns you will be staying in. Our support van service is for transporting your luggage between hotels and is not a 5 star recovery service. In the event of a 'break-down', we pick you up, take your bike to the nearest bike shop and do everything we can to get you back 'on the road' again. However, we do request you take out full recovery insurance in the case of a major break-down which requires full vehicle recovery transportation back to England.
* Prices based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room in the overnight hotel stops, otherwise a single supplement applies.
** Prices based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room in the overnight hotel stops and 4 people sharing a 4-berth sleeping compartment on the train between Calais and Nice. These are the maximum prices that should be expected until 2006 ferry and train prices are released. Exact price depends on ferry and train departure times chosen. A supplement can be paid for those wanting a 2-berth sleeping compartment with toilet and shower.

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