TUSCANY, ITALY

Trip date:
13.05.20 – 17.05.20 

Price from £1500
No. of riders: 8

No. of ride days: 3
Total KM’s: 250

Accommodation style
Tuscan Luxury Farmhouse

TUSCANY, ITALY

Trip date:
13.05.20 – 17.05.20

 

Price from £1500
No. of riders: 8

No. of ride days: 3
Total KM’s: 250

Accommodation style
Tuscan Luxury Farmhouse

MASON CYCLES – TUSCANY ADVENTURE WEEKEND

Based out of a beautifully converted farmhouse that’s only accessible via a dirt road we’ll spend an exciting and challenging three days riding in the Tuscan countryside. The terrain around this part of the world is best described as ‘lumpy’ and the off-road nature of the Strade Bianche makes it all just that little bit tougher. And that bit more fun. The Tuscan climbs can be steep and the long sections of gravel roads will mean that after an 80km day you will have worked up a serious appetite for dinner. 

This weekend is about as Italian as you can get, with avenues of cypress trees, hilltop villages, battered Fiat Pandas and glimpses of historic Siena in the distance. As well as regular stops for coffee and panini we’ll experience delicious homecooked rustic Italian cuisine each evening cooked up by our host Allessandro and his team. They pride themselves on serving up the freshest local produce and every dinner will feature vegetables from their garden and their own delicious Olive Oil as well as sampling wine from the vineyards we’ve spent the day riding through. 

The Farmhouse has an outdoor pool and there are plenty of quiet areas on the farm to relax and take in the views towards Montepulciano. Every evening we enjoy a pre-dinner glass of Prosecco, some Pecorino cheese and local salami.

This exclusive Tuscan weekend is limited to 8 riders. Riders will bring their own MASON bikes. Dom Mason, founder of the company will be joining the trip alongside brand manager Cal Nicklin.  You have the opportunity to chat with them about the bikes, the brand and what’s going on at Mason HQ. Each rider will receive an exclusive MASON Cycles welcome pack. 

ITINERARY

 RIDE STYLE: Adventure Bike: We recommend the MASON Bokeh or MASON InSearchOf

 RIDE DIFFICULTY: 4/5

 DATES : Wednesday 13th May – Sunday 17th May

 RIDE DAYS : 3

Wed 13th May : ARRIVE ROME AIRPORT pm. 2 Hr Transfer to your accommodation

Thurs 14th May : 85KM Hilly ride towards Montalcino

Fri 15th May : 85KM Hilly ride towards Siena

Sat 16th May : 80KM Hilly ride towards Montepulciano

Sun 18th May : Possible morning ride or relax by pool before lunch and a mid afternoon transfer to DEPART ROME AIRPORT pm

 TOTAL KILOMETRES: 250

We personally speak to all our clients to discuss their suitability for the trip. We specialise in small group cycling trips to achieve a high-quality rider experience. We aim to ride all of our trips as 1 group and our experienced ride leaders can mix up the pace, split the group for a while and bring things back together when we need too. On some trips, we split down to two groups for the afternoon allowing those that want to really stretch their legs to do so. Our ride leaders will always be able to suggest a route back to base if at any time you prefer some time to take in the scenery and ride at your own pace.

All riders are required to bring their own MASON bike and will recieve a full itinerary with GPX files 6 weeks prior to the ride. Sometimes we change the route depending on weather conditions / route closures. 

 
SUGGESTED TRAVEL / TRANSFER ARRANGMENTS 
OUTWARD JOURNEY. We recommend booking a flight that arrives in Rome Fiumicino no later than 1pm . British Airways, Easyjet, Vueling and Air Italia operate direct flights from London Airports throughout the morning of Wednesday 13th May. Our transfer will depart at 1330 from Rome airport. Contact Rpm90 if you wish to discuss flight times from other countries/ UK airports.
 
RETURN JOURNEY. We recommend booking a flight that departs after 1900 from Rome Fiumicino. Our group transfer will depart from our Farmhouse in the mid afternoon of Sunday 17th May. 
 
You may wish to make a longer trip to Italy. All major car rental companies operate from Rome airport should you prefer to make your own travel / transfer arrangements

KIT REQUIRED

Adventure Bike with a minimum of 40mm gravel tyres. We recommend the MASON Bokeh or the MASON InSearchOf

Wet weather clothing and spare dry kit ( A recommended kit list will be included with your full itinerary)

Off road cycling Shoes

Tools and tyre repair kit should you choose to depart a ride early 

KIT NOT REQUIRED

Bikepacking Bags / Kit

Towels

Spares, we will have tubes and tools for servicing bikes at the farmhouse

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 4 x Nights En Suite Shared twin or double room Accommodation*
  • 4 x Nights dinner.
  • 3 x Post ride snacks
  • 4 x Breakfasts
  • Exclusive MASON cycles welcome rider pack
  • 2 x Rpm90 Ride leaders
  • 3 x Guided group Rides
  • Ride Nutrition from RAWVELO
  • Airport transfers to/from PISA. This service is provided for all riders travelling at the same time. We recommend a time for you to arrive / depart Pisa airport. You may prefer to hire a car if you want to explore the area more or chose to arrive / depart at a different time.
  • Deposit required = 25% of the total amount payable
  • Single occupancy room supplement avaialble at £250 per person.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to/from your town or country of origin
  • Ride snacks and lunches
  • Rider Personal Insurance
  • Cost of a transfer to a bike shop in the case of complete bike failure or your choice to withdraw from the Trip. Cost of onward transfer to an airport or return home if you chose to leave the Trip
  • Alcoholic drinks.

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Who is RPM90?

Rpm90 Cycling Adventures specialise in Road Cycling Tours, Bikepacking Adventures, Gravelbiking trips, Bespoke Cycling Tours, Corporate Cycling events and Cycling Event Consultancy. We work with MASON Cycles. HUNT Wheels, Morvelo clothing and RAWVELO nutrition. We offer Apidura Bag Rental. We are a pioneering cycling Travel company based in the UK.

 
Contact

Old Granary
Bridgers Mill
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1TF

+44 (0)1444 413512

info@rpm90.com

 
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