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The Campagnolo Experience

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Duration
9 days / 8 nights

2014 Trip dates
October 11 › 19

Start location
Rome Fiumicino Airport

Ending location
Venice Marco Polo Airport

Accommodations
mix of 3-star & 4-star hotels

Price per person
$4,495 USD
(double occupancy)
$950 USD
(single supplement)

Limited Availability!
This trip is limited to 30 riders!
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!


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Campagnolo and Thomson Bike Tours have joined forces to bring you the ultimate Italian cycling adventure: The Campagnolo Experience!

For the Campagnolo enthusiast, for the cycling fan, for the passionate rider, this is the trip you have been waiting for. Ride through the closed streets of Rome in the Campagnolo Gran Fondo Roma. Get insider access to one of the world’s most prestigious cycling brands. Meet cycling celebrities, past and present. Experience the Italian history, routes, and culture that inspired the craftsmanship and innovation that is Campagnolo.

Over 600km of challenging Apennine Mountain terrain separate Rome from the Campagnolo Factory in Vicenza. Of course, Thomson Bike Tours couldn't pass up on such an opportunity! So, in just 5 days we'll ride the 600km (and 13,500 metres of climbing) to Vicenza. Along the way you'll have the top support in the industry from Thomson Bike Tours and Campagnolo!

Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Trip Highlights

  • Ride across Italy - from Rome to Vicenza
  • Complimentary Entry to the Gran Fondo Campagnolo in ROME
  • Private Tour of the Campagnolo Factory in Vicenza
  • VIP dinner on the final night hosted by Campagnolo in the Hotel Michelangelo!
  • Private tasting and visit to the Astoria Prosecco Winery, Campagnolo's official wine and the official podium wine of the Giro d'Italia!
  • Current and ex-pros will join the rides
  • Meet cycling celebrities and VIP's throughout the trip!

Click here to see the photo album from our 2013 Campagnolo Experience.

The Gran Fondo Campagnolo in ROME!

http://www.granfondoroma.com/

Daily Itinerary

Day
Schedule
Ride Distance
Elevation Gain
Day 1
SAT Oct 11

Arrive in Rome, transfer to our Hotel


 

Day 2
SUN Oct 12

**ROMA Gran Fondo Campagnolo**

104 km
(65 miles)
1,567m
(5,141 ft)
Day 3
MON Oct 13

Rome › Monte Rocca Romana › Passo Cimini › Orvieto

134 km
(83 miles)
2,324m
(7,625 ft)
Day 4
TUE Oct 14
Orvieto › Monte Amiata › Pienza

138 km
(86 miles

3,505m
(11,499 ft)
Day 5
WED Oct 15
Pienza › Gaiole in Chianti › Radda in Chianti › San Donata in Fronzano
138 km
(86 miles)
3,035m
(9,957 ft)
Day 6
THU Oct 16
San Donata in Fronzano › Vallombrosa › Passo del Giogo di Scarperia › Passo della Raticosa › Bologna
125 km
(78 miles)
3,051m
(10,010 ft)
Day 7
FRI Oct 17

Baone › Vicenza

**Campagnolo Factory Visit**

69 km
(43 miles)
1,679m
(5,509 ft)
Day 8
SAT Oct 18
Bike ride accompanied by
Campagnolo staff & pro riders, past & present...

VIP visit to the Astoria Prosecco Winery

VIP Dinner in Vicenza
hosted by Campagnolo

70 km
(44 miles)

 

 

 

1,456m
(4,777 ft)

 

 

 

Day 9
SUN Oct 19

Transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport
END OF TRIP

   


Rome to Vicenza: The RIDES

In just 5 days we'll ride across the Apennine Mountains, from Rome to Vicenza. And, in true Thomson Bike Tour style - we won't be taking the easiest route....

Monday, Oct 13: Rome (Boccea) to Orvieto
134km (83 miles) / 2,324m ( 7,625 ft)


Tuesday, Oct 14: Orvieto to Pienza
138km (86 miles) / 3,505m ( 11,500 ft)


Wednesday, Oct 15: Pienza to San Donato in Fronzano
138km (86 miles) / 3,035m ( 9,960 ft)


Thursday, Oct 16: San Donato in Fronzano to Bologna (Loiano)
125km (78 miles) / 3,051m ( 10,010 ft)


Friday, Oct 17: Baone to Vicenza (Arcugnano)
69km (43 miles) / 1,679m ( 5,510 ft)

 

What's Included

  • Complimentary entry to the Gran Fondo Campagnolo in Rome (front row start position!)
  • Behind-the-scenes, Private Tour of the Campagnolo Factory in Vicenza
  • VIP Dinner on the final night hosted by Campagnolo
  • Private tasting and visit to the Astoria Prosecco Winery
  • Meet cycling celebrities, free gifts & lots of other surprises provided by Campagnolo!
  • 9 days / 8 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All accommodations (3-star and 4-star hotels)
  • All breakfasts
  • All but 2 dinners
  • 3 lunches
  • Pick-up at Rome Fiumicino Airport
  • Drop-off at Venice Marco Polo Airport
  • All ground transportation
  • All luggage transfer
  • Services of our expert guides
  • Experienced mechanic
  • Support vehicles
  • Thomson Bike Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What's Not Included

  • Inbound and outbound airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities

The Thomson Bike Tours Support!

Quite simply, we provide the best support in the industry - guaranteed!

  • Staff to client ratio of 1:4
  • The best staff in the industry - check out our testimonial page...
  • 3 ride groups of approximately 10 riders in each group - allows us to group riders of similar ability into the same ride-group allowing for a better ride experience with less waiting
  • 1 TBT experienced ride leader and 1 SAG van per ride group
  • Experienced Mechanic