Italy - Grand Traverse - North to South (17 days) - Guided Road Cycling Holiday
- Riding down 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: Lucca, San Gimignano, Pienza, Assisi and Lecce
- The camaraderie of your fellow cyclist who’ll be joining you on this incredible tour
- Immersing yourself in Italian culture – meet the friendly locals, experience delicious culinary specialties and taste the wines of each region
- Cycling to the most southerly point of Italy, having ridden nearly 1,100 miles and climbed over 21,000 metres!
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The service was second to none
Great Ride! Fantastic guides, awesome routes.
All of the days in the Appenines were great – the right balance between challenging, rewarding and doable at this grade of holiday. The Sibillini route up Monte Prata across Castellucio and descent to Arquata, Gran Sasso and Majella are superb routes and some of the best routes and descents I have seen (and that includes St Malo Nice, Colombia and Grand Tour of the Med by comparison). Monte San Angelo is a spectacular climb and descent. South Italy includes some amazing and scenic cities along the route.
How can I fault Skedaddle picnics? Italian food and restaurants a massive step above any others highlights were the Tre Archi Di Castoro Guisep in Altamura, the ‘food challenge’ in Osteria Del Castello in Arquata and Residence Il Palazzo (Santo Stefano) but pretty much all the others hard to fault!
Massimo is a great tour leader, and was well supported by Tim and Guiseppe. Really knew the area and route well, loves the job and you could see a lot of preparation had gone in to this. Not a chance of keeping up with him on any race up the climbs either!!
We have mourned the end of this wonderful trip. Excellent routes, fantastic cycling, perfect organisation, lovely companions, great food …. But it was the icecream which clinched it!! Keep up the good work. You cleared our stressy heads and toned up our tired bodies, made us laugh (some hills made us cry!) and took us out of ourselves – basically looking after our every need and ‘parenting’ us – but allowing us freedom to just do what we love – pedal our tandem in glorious surroundings. Thank you so much.
Every day was so different. It’s hard to give a favourite. The Apennines were overwhelmingly beautiful and we enjoyed the satisfaction of making the climbs. But, in honesty, every day was joyful.
Massimo was excellent and his choice of route from Venice to St Maria de Leuca was first class. A lovely mix of quiet roads and some very nice cycle tracks. Our 3 other guides did a great job. Favourite days were Vieste to Manfredonia through the Gargano National Park where I was able to enjoy the wonderful scenery, and the mountain days in the Appenines – stunning scenery and beautiful autumn colours.
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Last Updated: 07/07/2017