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Bike experience

Pedal with gusto | Discovering hidden Tuscany

670 €
5 days / 4 nights
190/320km
Medium
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Tour description

A special experience for those who want to enjoy a unique experience in the run-up to the Paolo Bettini Green Fondo, pedalling through the hills of the Val di Cecina, one of the most beautiful and evocative areas in Italy, savouring traditional dishes and a good glass of red wine. 

The holder of two world titles and an Olympic medal, Paolo Bettini, who was born and became a champion in these hills, will tell you delightful stories and amusing anecdotes during the bike rides. 

To round off these unforgettable days, participation in the Paolo Bettini Green Fondo will be included, which for over 20 years has taken off from Pomarance, the warm heart of Tuscany.

The experience also includes a programme dedicated to accompanying persons, who will be taking cooking Lessons, enjoying aperitifs in unique places and guided tours while discovering spectacular villages. 

Cycling, good food and a cultural heritage envied by the whole world: The perfect combination for 5 unforgettable days.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 | Wednesday 1 June 2022
Welcome!

  • Arrival at the Residence Il Monastero, originally an annex to the church in the small village of San Dalmazio and part of the Benedictine monastery complex. The Residence is now a place to enjoy nature and silence surrounded by the beautiful olive grove. 
  • Meet & greet with the team.
  • Briefing with Paolo Bettini & Bike Fitting.
  • Dinner at the Residence where you can taste typical dishes accompanied by a good Tuscan wine.

 

Day 2 | Thursday 2 June 2022
Bike ride & Cooking Lesson to explore the typical cuisine of Pomarance under the guidance of chef Federico Frosali

  • Rich breakfast with fresh local products.
  • Light 50 km bike ride or a strong 100 km bike ride along the route of the Freccia Geotermica Silvia Parietti, the cycle tourism event that takes place every October in the territory of Geotermia. 
  • Return to the Residence Il Monastero where you can enjoy a lunch prepared by Chef Federico Frosali in collaboration with the group leaders.
  • Briefing with Paolo Bettini to define the following days.
  • Dinner at the structure to try new and interesting flavours through traditional Tuscan dishes.

Activities for accompanying persons
Morning dedicated to cooking Lessons with Chef Federico Frosali, founder of Chef’s Idea, a project based in Pomarance that aims to bring to life the true authenticity of Tuscan dishes through cooking classes suitable for everyone.

 

Day 3 | Friday 3 June 2022
Bike ride through the most evocative villages of the Val di Cecina & aperitif in the Valle del Diavolo, among borax fumaroles and lagoons

  • Rich breakfast with fresh local products.
  • Bike Ride through the villages of the Val di Cecina, lost in the enchantment of the Tuscan hills, in the silence of the countryside and surrounded by the wild nature of the woods.
  • Aperitif at the “Vapori di Birra” Brewery, the first craft brewery in Italy where geothermal steam has become the primary source of energy for the industrial brewing process.
  • Return to the Residence il Monastero for lunch.
  • Relaxation time surrounded by a small corner of paradise.
  • Briefing with Paolo Bettini with whom to share the sensations of the day’s cycling
  • Typical Tuscan dinner in the large garden of the structure.


Activities for accompanying persons
Short visit to the Geothermal Park of Sasso Pisano, discovering the geothermal springs and its “fumaroles” and aperitif at “Vapori di Birra”.

 

Day 4 | Saturday 4 June 2022
Mystery and romance in Volterra, the ancient village of Etruscan origin

  • Rich breakfast with fresh and local products.
  • Light Bike Ride with Paolo Bettini on the eve of the Green Fondo.
  • Return to the Residence Il Monastero for lunch.
  • Briefing with Paolo Bettini in preparation for the Green Fondo.
  • Cyclist’s barbecue” at Spazio Savioli, organised by Velo Etruria Pomarance.

Activities for accompanying persons
Morning of relaxation at the facility

 

Activities for all
In the afternoon, companions and sportsmen will take part in a guided excursion to Volterra, one of the most beautiful and characteristic villages in Italy, land of Etruscan goldsmiths and alabaster workshops.

 

Day 5 | Sunday 5 June 2022
Green Fondo Paolo Bettini experience  

  • Rich breakfast with fresh and local products.
  • Departure for the centre of Pomarance for the opening of the grids of the Green Fondo Paolo Bettini. 
  • At the end of the race, prize giving and a pasta party for all participants.  

Activities for accompanying persons
Relaxing e-bike ride starting from the characteristic medieval centre of Pomarance through the peaceful countryside of the Val di Cecina. Stop gourmet off for a local product tasting at a family-run farm in the area.

Goodbye and see you soon!
Return home with a suitcase full of memories and unique experiences.

 

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Useful info

Priced includes

  • Accomodation
  • Food & Beverage:full board with water and wine with meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day.
  • Pasta party at the end of the race.
  • All visits and excursions included in the travel programme
  • Tour leader Moving Events
  • Sports nutrition
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing
  • Professional mechanic during all rides
  • Participation in the Paolo Bettini Green Fondo (including race package)
  • Preparation for the Green Fondo Paolo Bettini under the guidance and supervision of Paolo Bettini.

The price does not include

  • Drinks ordered by guests outside the established quantity, which will be charged to the client.
  • Anything not expressly stated in “the fee includes”.
  • 70 € – Management fee and medical-baggage insurance
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Limited availability.
Bike experience realized and operated by the travel agency Moving Events S.R.L.

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