Italy - Grand Traverse - South to North (22 days) - Guided Road Cycling Holiday
- Riding up the backbone of Italy on a stunning route which takes in some of the best road cycling that Italy has to offer
- Cycling through 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites and 5 National Parks
- Visiting some of the most important historical and artistic cities in Italy: Lecce, Assisi, Siena, Venice
- The camaraderie of your fellow cyclists who’ll be joining you on this incredible tour
- Immersing yourself in Italian culture – meeting the friendly locals, experiencing delicious culinary specialties and tasting the wines of each region
- Cycling from the most south-easterly point of the heel of Italy up to Venice, having ridden nearly 1,100 miles and climbed almost 22,000 metres!
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|1||Arrival: Bari Airport||Non Riding Day|
|2||Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce||71 Miles / 115 Km Approx.||900 Metres Approx.||B|
|3||Lecce to Alberobello||75 Miles / 125 Km Approx.||950 Metres Approx.||B L|
|4||Alberobello to Altamura||65 Miles / 105 Kms Approx.||950 Metres Approx.||B|
|5||Altamura to Margherita di Savoia||60 Miles / 100 Km Approx.||600 Metres Approx.||B L|
|6||Margherita di Savoia to Peschici||78 Miles / 130 Km Approx.||1,500 Metres Approx.||B|
|7||Peschici to Termoli||77 Miles / 125 Km Approx.||1,000 Metres Approx.||B|
|8||Termoli to Campobasso||59 Miles / 95 Km Approx.||1,800 Metres Approx.||B L|
|9||Campobasso to Majella Park||70 Miles / 115 Km Approx.||2,400 Metres Approx.||B L|
|10||Majella Park to Santo Stefano||65 Miles / 105 Km Approx.||1,800 Metres Approx.||B L|
|11||Santo Stefano to Cagnano Amiterno||50 Miles / 80 Km Approx.||1,400 Metres Approx.||B L|
|12||Cagnano Amiterno to Monteleone di Spoleto||40 Miles / 60 Km Approx.||950 Metres Approx.||B L|
|13||Monteleone di Spoleto to Assisi||65 Miles / 105 Km Approx.||1,000 Metres Approx.||B|
|14||Rest Day: Assisi||Non Riding Day||B|
|15||Assisi to Pienza||75 Miles / 120 Km Approx.||1.700 Metres Approx.||B|
|16||Pienza to Siena||40 Miles / 65 Km Approx.||1,100 Metres Approx.||B L|
|17||Siena to Chianti Region||50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx.||1,300 Metres Approx.||B|
|18||Chianti region to Castrocaro Terme||68 Miles / 110 Kms Approx.||1,400 Metres Approx.||B L|
|19||Castrocaro Terme to Comacchio||62 Miles / 100 Kms Approx.||200 Metres Approx.||B|
|20||Comacchio to Chioggia||71 Miles / 115 Km Approx.||250 Metres Approx.||B L|
|21||Chiogga to Venice||12 Miles / 20 Kms Approx||10 Metres Approx||B|
|22||Departure: Venice Airport||Non Riding Day||B|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
A bucket list trip of a lifetime! Thank you for making it a reality.
Great guides with routes delivering plenty of variety of terrain, challenges, scenery and food along the way. Ten out of ten, seriously. One comment I have to mention is that I was impressed by the quality of the hygiene standards taken in preparing and serving/storing food/water. Radu is one of the best Tour Leaders I have ridden with on a Skedaddle trip. He works very hard to ensure things run smoothly and delivers great attention to detail. I’d have no hesitation on recommending him to any trip organiser or riding with him again. Marten is also one of the most organised and user friendly guides I have ridden with on any Skedaddle trip. He understand how to lead and what’s required to make sure everyone enjoys themselves. Together with Radu they made a great combination and probably represent the best Skedaddle team I’ve ever ridden with. They both deserve recognition for their service.
The provision of Garmins were a great add in, especially on such a long ride and they were well supported/managed by the guides at the end of every day. The ride from Santo Stefano di Sessanio up to Fossa di Pagenica was a highlight – a magical place. Accommodation was very good with a mixture of different standards of hotels and agriturismo – I do not think there was anywhere I would not want to stay again on such a trip!
Nick, Wiltshire, UK
Excellent cycling and tour leader...
The service provided was very good – Skedaddle responded promptly to all our questions. The picnic lunches were fresh, tasty and had variety too. Excellent tour leader – Radu was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the cycling throughout the holiday was also excellent.
Steve & Jane, Gloucestershire, UK
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21 nights hotels & agriturismi
19 days riding
1 rest day
Breakfasts and 10 picnic lunches
Guided with vehicle support
Group airport transfers
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