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  •  Cycling tour via Romea Francigena from Milan to Parma

    Cycling tour via Romea Francigena from Milan to Parma

    The Eurovelo 5 – Via Romea Francigena follows one of the biggest pilgrimage of Europe. The itinerary starts from Canterbury and leads to Rome and Brindisi, where people used to sail for Holy Land. Via Romea Francigena travelled all the way to Rome from Europe. The cycle route is 3300 km long and connects 7 different European countries and 21 Unesco world heritage sites. This new route is intended to cycle through the ancient pathway of the pilgrims. Along the way there are many historical sites date back to the Middle Age, we can find the rich cultural heritage: Milan and Fidenza Cathedrals, St.Anthony Basilica in Piacenza, The Certosa of Pavia, The abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba, Parma Cathedral and more. The itinerary we suggest starts/ends to/from the two historical cities of Milan and Parma and offer the chance to discover the lowlands of the area. Agriculture and breeding dominate this area, offering the best tastes of italian cooking such as: Parmigiano, Prosciutto of Parma, Culatello, cold cuts and wine of Piacenza. The tour appeals to everyone; the terrain is gently hilly and flat and routs are not too long.

  • 3 days self-guided cycling tour along the Appian Way (EV5)

    3 days self-guided cycling tour along the Appian Way (EV5)

    The tour offers the visit of the city and the port of Brindisi, where the Appian way ended, and very quiet and easy rides along country lanes, surrounded by the fine rural landscape of Puglia, along the route of the ancient roman road, where many traces are visible of the passage of crusaders, pilgrims, and merchants travelling from and to Rome during the centuries. Restyled castles and baroque churches in Mesagne and Oria can be combined with the genuine local food and the famous red wines of the area, while the impressive palaces of Francavilla Fontana remind of a slightly later period, when former castles were losing their defensive function and were turned to elegant mansions. The city of Grottaglie boasts a whole district of century-old traditional ceramics, where artisans combine tradition and personal taste to create unique pieces, today shipped all over the world. The tour ends up in Taranto, capital of the wide Greek colony dating back to the 5th century B.C., of which outstanding traces are visible in the National Archaelogical Museum. The scenic seafront and the castle overlook the Mare Grande (litterally wide sea), an inner dock of the Ionian sea. Level of difficulty: easy, with short and easy climbs. The route runs all along the railway line, with free bicycle transport available. Many connections per day; a few connections on sundays. Surface: tarmac (95%), dirt (5%)

  • 3 days guided cycling along the Appian Way (EV5)

    3 days guided cycling along the Appian Way (EV5)

    The tour offers the visit of the city and the port of Brindisi, where the Appian way ended, and very quiet and easy rides along country lanes, surrounded by the fine rural landscape of Puglia, along the route of the ancient roman road, where many traces are visible of the passage of crusaders, pilgrims, and merchants travelling from and to Rome during the centuries. Restyled castles and baroque churches in Mesagne and Oria can be combined with the genuine local food and the famous red wines of the area, while the impressive palaces of Francavilla Fontana remind of a slightly later period, when former castles were losing their defensive function and were turned to elegant mansions. The city of Grottaglie boasts a whole district of century-old traditional ceramics, where artisans combine tradition and personal taste to create unique pieces, today shipped all over the world. The tour ends up in Taranto, capital of the wide Greek colony dating back to the 5th century B.C., of which outstanding traces are visible in the National Archaelogical Museum. The scenic seafront and the castle overlook the Mare Grande (litterally wide sea), an inner dock of the Ionian sea. Level of difficulty: easy, with short and easy climbs. The route runs all along the railway line, with free bicycle transport available. Multiple connections per day; a few connections on sundays. Surface: tarmac (95%), dirt (5%)

  • The 3 UNESCO sites of Puglia and Basilicata

    The 3 UNESCO sites of Puglia and Basilicata

    The tour offers the visit of the 3 Unesco sites of Puglia and Basilicata: Castel del Monte, Matera and Alberobello, connected one to the next by very quiet country roads running along National or Regional Parks. The Greenway running along the Apulian Aqueduct is today open to the public in the first stretch, and offers the very best possible views of the landscape of valle d’Itria. All rides can take place in perfect ease, thanks to the presence of the long-time experienced guide, who also offers informations about the places, mechanical assistance if needed, and advice for the dinner, based on local products and according to the individual dietary requirements, while at the same time providing insight of the peculiar culture of the region and contact with the genuine hospitality of the people. The lunches are pic-nic style in the finest scenic spots along the way, or in restaurants in case of bad weather, and are based on local fresh food. Olive oil tasting, wine tasting, visit to a bakery and lunch in an old Masseria are booked by the guide and make the week a really unique and unforgettable experience. Level of difficulty: medium (relaxed activity). It is required a minimum level of fitness because of the many and frequent occasions to stop and visit; the climbs are not long, nor steep, except for very short sections. Surface: tarmac (95%), stabilized gravel (5%) Time of the year: the tour has to be done in spring (ideally in April, or not later than the beginning of June) or in September-October, to avoid the heat of the full summer, which is worse in the inland of Puglia. The tour is intended for a group of 6 to 30 people of any age, speaking English.

  • 3 days in Matera, Europe’s Capital City of Culture in 2019, and nearby cities

    3 days in Matera, Europe’s Capital City of Culture in 2019, and nearby cities

    3 days, high sustainability, low cost, self guided bicycle tour 1 night in Gravina, 2 nights in Matera day 1: arrival at Bari airport, briefing and transfer to Gravina in Puglia by train (2 trains for a total travel of 2 hours); tour of Gravina in the evening. off the beaten track, the scenic town of Gravina, placed on the edge and along the walls of the ravine, offers fine sights and many interesting places to visit. The other side of the ravine is connected to the “new” town by a stone bridge which is also an ancient acqueduct. day 2: bicycle ride from Gravina to Matera (about 30 km, 300 m elevation); difficulty: medium; surface: tarmac; on low traffic roads and cycle lane; tour of the “Sassi” district of Matera in the evening. a short ride through the rural landscape of Puglia to cross the border to Basilicata and reach Matera, Unesco site since 1993. One of the oldest inhabited human settlements in the world, Matera is now acquiring new fame for hosting many art exhibitions and concerts which make it a very rich and exciting destination. day 3: bicycle ride to Altamura (out and back to Matera 50 km, 350 m elevation); difficulty: medium; surface: tarmac; on low traffic roads and cycle lane; tour of the Cathedral, and visit of an old bakery. Altamura is famous for its traditional bread, made of durum wheat and baked in the ancient woodfire brick oven, whose recipe is unchanged since the Middle Ages. It is also possible to taste focaccia and many more traditional biscuits.

  • Cycling on Via Francigena, from Lucca to Siena

    Cycling on Via Francigena, from Lucca to Siena

    A cycling tour along the Italian part of the EuroVelo 5 project and along an amazing part of the Italian Via Francigena: from Lucca, the cozy town in the heart of Tuscany, the cycling-tour will proceed through the hearth of the Tuscan Via Francigena, where the tourists will have the chance to visit pearls such as San Gimignano and to finally reach Siena. By cycling an itinerary there is the chance to reach amazing spots that if visited by other means of transport would not be perceived in the same powerful way. This specific leg of the itinerary crosses a magnificent variety of landscapes and allows the tourist to try several of the typical Italian foods, always being welcomed in some medium-high accommodations (such as agriturismi, b&bs or equal). The tourist will cycle along white dirt roads for the majority of the time, but as well onto some paved county roads.

  • Brussels,Capital of Europe

    Brussels,Capital of Europe

    Thon Hotel EU is really situated in the heart of the Capital of Europe. A The European Parliament is only 5 minutes walking from the hotel. Next to the Parliament you can visit the Parlamentarium, explainig how the European Parliament works, in a simple and sexy way. On a walking/biking distance you can visit the House of European History (HEH) (Rue Belliard 135, 1040), a free museum located in the beautifully renovated Eastman building taking visitors on a journey along Europe’s history and challenges. In the neighborhood of the hotel, there are a lot of interesting touristic attractions: - The Museum of Natural Sciences, where you can explore human nature, our evolution and biology, from Sahelanthropus to Homo sapiens (Rue Vautier 29, 1000). - The museums in the Cinquantenaire Parc: The Cinquantenaire Museum, Autoworld and the Royal Museum of Army and Military History. Of course the typical Brussels monuments are nice to be visited during a weekend in Brussels: Grand Place (Unesco Heritage), the Town Hall, the Palais-Royal, …

  • Brussels, Capital of Design and Comics

    A large part of the Eurovelo 5-route inside of Brussels passes through the Canal. A nice revaluated part of this zone is the Quai du Hainaut with the ancient Bellevue Brewery. The Brewery made the famous Brussels beer Gueuze. It was renewed and new destination was given: the Meininger City Center Hotel and the Mima Museum. The Meiniger City Center Hotel (Quai du Hainaut 33) is nearby the city center, being the ideal spot to discover the city! Next to the hotel is the MIMA, the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art: a new contemporary art museum – the only one of its kind in Europe – that takes the public through a history of ‘Culture 2.0’. Travellers liking design can visit ADAM, The Brussels Design Museum (Place de Belgique, 1020) nearby the Atomium, an icon of Brussels originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. In the city center, the Comics Art Museum has been honouring the creators and heroes of the 9th Art for more than 25 years. The regularly renewed permanent exhibitions and a diversified programme of temporary exhibitions enable visitors to discover the countless aspects of comics art. Tintin and the Smurfs lead the way towards further adventures, an encounter with a world where creativity has no limits. Brussels loves comic strips even more: the heroes take possession of the walls and gables. Hunting them is a nice way to discover the city by bike or walking. Of course the typical Brussels monuments are nice to be visited during a weekend in Brussels: Grand Place (Unesco Heritage), the Town Hall, the Palais-Royal, …

  • A Luxury Stay in Walloon Nature

    A Luxury Stay in Walloon Nature

    The Genval Lake is a unique location at 20km away from Brussels Region. The Martin’s Château du Lac is situated at the lake and offers a nice and quiet stay in natural surroundings. The hotel is the ideal departure to visit some typical Belgian attractions near Brussels. Starting from the hotel, a trip to Brussels can be made over the Sonian Wood, a 4,421 hectare forest at the southeast edge of Brussels. A trip to the historic city of Brussels takes 25 kilometers and can be made by bike in 1h20 minutes. The forest consists mainly of European beeches and oaks. Several trees are more than 200 years old. The border of the Sonian Wood is only 5 kilometers away from the hotel, easy to be joined by bike to wander around the Sonian Wood. The Waterloo Battelield is only 10 kilometers away from the hotel. The site has a lot to visit: the Memorial 1815, The Panorama, the Hougoumont Farm and the Lion’s mound, a 45 meter high hill offers a nice overview to the battlefield and the surroundings. The Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve invites you on a journey through the life of Hergé, offering a comprehensive perspective via thousands of sources from and related to the work of the creator of Tintin.

  • Discover the Upper Sûre Reservoir in the West of Luxembourg

    3 days package, self-guided tour Day 1: Arrival in Luxembourg City. Self-guided bike tour on the EuroVelo 5 route to Koetschette (53 km) on the national cycle paths which are almost entirely separate from traffic and from there to Lultzhausen (11 km) mostly on roads. You will be passing by an old restored mill in Beckerich containing a museum, for those who have time for a visit, and an adjacent restaurant for those stopping by at lunchtime. Accommodation in Lultzhausen (youth hostel) or Esch-sur-Sûre (hotel). Day 2: Self-guided bike ride around the barrier lake, Luxembourg's largest drinking-water reservoir (Lultzhausen-Liefrange-Kaundorf - 14 km). Due to the hilly terrain, an e-bike can be a good idea and is available for rental at the Nature Park Centre. Possible visits of attractions along the route include: - Lultzhausen: Old Cloth Factory, now housing the Nature Park Centre, an exhibition about the Nature Park, a shop selling regional products and a museum showing how wool was processed into cloth. - Esch-sur-Sûre: village and Castle (open daily, free admission) - Liefrange: Solarboat (guided nature tour by solar-powered boat, duration: 2 hours – seasonal offer: May - October) Accommodation in Lultzhausen (youth hostel) or Esch-sur-Sûre (hotel). Day 3: Enjoy a one-day beach-holiday on the shore of the lake and take your chance for a swim or a canoe/kayak ride. If that’s not your cup of tea, hiking trails are available all around the lake (information and equipment: Nature Park Centre). Day 4: Return by bike to the EuroVelo 5 (Koetschette) or by bus (to Ettelbruck or Wiltz) and from there by train or bike to Luxembourg City. Services included: - Accommodation in bed+bike-certified youth hostel (Lultzhausen) or hotel (Esch-sur-Sûre) - Breakfast - Free map of the cycle path network of Luxembourg (Luxembourg by cycle). Free maps of regional bike tours (available at the Nature Park Centre) Optional: - (E-)Bike rental - Canoe/kayak rental (Lultzhausen) - Reservation for the Solarboat Arrivals: • By train to Luxembourg City

  • Discover the Land of the Red Rocks

    4 days package, guided or self-guided tour Day 1: Arrival in Luxembourg City. Continue to Petange, by train or self-guided bike tour partially along the EuroVelo 5 route (35 km). Accommodation in Petange (hotel). Day 2: Participate in the guided mountain bike tour “Steampunks on Trail” bringing you from Petange to Fond-de-Gras, where you can visit the “industry and railway parc”. Head back to Petange by bike or with the historical steam train “Train 1900” (seasonal offer: May - September). From Petange continue by bike or train (~15 km) to Esch-sur-Alzette, where the redeveloped industrial heritage site Esch-Belval with its blast furnaces, surrounding the newly constructed university campus, is well worth a visit. Accommodation in Esch-sur-Alzette (hotel or youth hostel). Day 3: Challenge yourself with the “Red Rocks Experience”, another guided mountain bike tour, or offer yourself a calmer day with a self-guided bike ride to Rumelange, where you can visit the Mining Museum. Accommodation in Esch-sur-Alzette (hotel or youth hostel). Day 4: Return by bike or by train to Luxembourg City. The bike ride takes you over about 45 km of national cycle paths with a particularly idyllic stretch along the EuroVelo 5 route from Hesperange to Luxembourg. Services included: - Accommodation in hotels (Petange, Esch-sur-Alzette) or youth hostel (Esch-sur-Alzette) - Breakfast - Free map of the cycle path network of Luxembourg (Luxembourg by cycle). - Guided mountain bike tour “Steampunks on Trail” Optional: • (Mountain) Bike rental • Luggage transport • Pick-up service • Guided mountain bike tour “Red Rocks Experience” • Ride with the “Train 1900” • Luxembourg Card (1, 2 or 3 days, allows free entry to more than 60 attractions and museums in Luxembourg and free use of public transport) Arrivals: • By train to Luxembourg City

  • Discover the Moselle Region

    3 days package, guided or self-guided tour Day 1: Arrival in Luxembourg City. Guided or self-guided bike ride to Mondorf-les-Bains (~30 km). The route consists of a mix of sections following the national cycle paths and sections with mixed traffic. Accommodation and optional spa & wellness afternoon/evening in “Mondorf Domaine Thermal” (wellness hotel). Day 2: Guided wine tasting tour by bike in the Schengen area including possible visits of the European Museum in Schengen and the wine museum in Ehnen. Accommodation is possible in Remerschen (youth hostel) or Remich (hotel). Day 3: Travel by boat (Marie-Astrid) on the Moselle River or by bike along the river from Remerschen/Remich to Wasserbillig (37/30 km). Options for visits can be found in Remerschen (Biodiversum, Nature conservation center) and Grevenmacher (Butterfly garden). From Wasserbillig you can catch the train taking you back to Luxembourg City. Services included: - Accommodation in bed+bike-certified hotels (Mondorf-les-Bains/Remich) or youth hostel (Remerschen) - Breakfast - Free map of the cycle path network of Luxembourg (Luxembourg by cycle) - Guided wine tasting bike tour Optional: - Bike rental - Luggage transport - Reservation of Marie-Astrid - Wellness & fitness package or Spa package (Mondorf Domaine Thermal) - Luxembourg Card (1, 2 or 3 days, allows free entry to more than 60 attractions and museums in Luxembourg and free use of public transport) Arrivals: • By train to Luxembourg City

  • Discover Luxembourg City, UNESCO World Heritage Site

    1-3 days package, guided or self-guided tours Arrival in Luxembourg-City. Depending on the length of the stay, different activities are possible: - Guided bike tour in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg City Tour: 14 km - Family City Tour: 8 km) - Self-guided bike tour in and around Luxembourg City: map “Bike promenade” (available at the LCTO-Luxembourg City Tourist Office) - Guided Mountainbike tour “LUXEMBOURG & SURROUNDINGS“ with mountain bike rental - Guided walking tour (LCTO offers: City promenade, organized daily, duration: 2 hours / Wenzel Circular Walk, organized on Wednesdays and Saturdays, duration: 3 hours). - Self-guided walking tours (maps and information available at LCTO) - Visits of local attractions and museums (information available at LCTO) The package can be completely customized (duration, bike tours, attractions, accommodation). Services included: - Accommodation in bed+bike-certified youth hostel or hotel - Breakfast - Free maps of the cycle path network and bike tours in Luxembourg City. Optional: - Luxembourg Card (1, 2 or 3 days, allows free entry to more than 60 attractions and museums in Luxembourg and free use of public transport) - Guided visits of Luxembourg-City (walking tours, bike tours) - Bike rental - Lunch pack at the youth hostel Arrivals: - By train to Luxembourg City

  • Discover the EuroVelo 5 in Luxembourg

    1-4 days package, guided or self-guided tour Day 1: Guided or self-guided bike ride on the EuroVelo 5 from Martelange (Luxembourgian/Belgian border) to Luxembourg City (63 km). The route follows the network of national cycle paths through mostly rural areas of the country. Although the topography presents no drastic climbs, cyclists should be prepared for an uneven terrain here in the foothills of the Ardennes. You will be passing by an old restored mill in Beckerich containing a museum, for those who have time for a visit, and an adjacent restaurant for those stopping by at lunchtime. Accommodation in Luxembourg City (youth hostel or hotel). Day 2: Visit of Luxembourg City. Depending on the length of the stay, different activities are possible: - Guided bike tour in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg City Tour: 14 km - Family City Tour: 8 km) - Self-guided bike tour in and around Luxembourg City: map “Bike promenade” (available at the LCTO-Luxembourg City Tourist Office) - Guided Mountainbike tour “LUXEMBOURG & SURROUNDINGS“ with mountain bike rental - Guided walking tour (LCTO offers: City promenade, organized daily, duration: 2 hours / Wenzel Circular Walk, organized on Wednesdays and Saturdays, duration: 3 hours). - Self-guided walking tours (maps and information available at the LCTO) - Visits of local attractions and museums (information available at the LCTO) Day 3: Guided or self-guided bike ride from Luxembourg City to Schengen (44 km). The route consists of a mix of sections following the national cycle paths and sections with mixed traffic. The landscape changes on the last stretch as the cycle paths follow the Moselle River through the vineyards. Possible visits of attractions along the route include: - European Museum in Schengen - Biodiversum in Remerschen (Nature conservation center) Accommodation is possible in Mondorf-les-Bains (wellness hotel), Remerschen (youth hostel) or Remich (hotel). Day 4: Return to Luxembourg City or Martelange by bike, bus or pick-up service. The tour can be completely customized (duration, attractions along the route, accommodation). Services included: - Accommodation in bed+bike-certified youth hostels (Luxembourg City, Remerschen) or hotels (Luxembourg City, Mondorf-les-Bains, Remich) - Breakfast - Free map of the cycle path network of Luxembourg (Luxembourg by cycle). Free GPS tracks of the EuroVelo 5 route (Luxembourg stretch). Optional: - Luxembourg Card (1, 2 or 3 days, allows free entry to more than 60 attractions and museums in Luxembourg and free use of public transport) - Guided bike rides - Guided visits of Luxembourg-City (walking tours, bike tours) - Bike rental - Luggage transport between the youth hostels in Luxembourg-City and Remerschen - Lunch pack at the youth hostels in Luxembourg-City and Remerschen - One-way pick-up service Arrivals: - By train to Luxembourg City - By bus to Martelange (from Luxembourg City) - By bus to Schengen (from Luxembourg City)

  • Kent Coast loop ride

    Kent Coast loop ride

    A 41 mile (65 kilometre) circular ride starting and ending in the historic city of Canterbury, which is at the beginning of EV5, which is aimed at showing cycle tourists some of the famous Kentish coastline, including Whitstable along the famous “Crab and Winkle way”, Reculver, Botany Bay, and the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve. The route is mapped and includes local amenities including village pubs, restaurants, campsites and hotels.

  • Garden of England loop ride

    A 23 mile (37 kilometre) circular ride starting and ending in the historic city of Canterbury, which is at the beginning of EV5, which is aimed at showing cycle tourists some of the famous Kentish countryside, known nationally as the “Garden of England”. The route is mapped and includes local amenities including village pubs, restaurants, campsites and hotels.

  • Weekend in Siena on the pilgrim way

    Weekend in Siena on the pilgrim way

    3-day self-guided itinerary following the cycle path of Eurovelo 5. Starting from Siena, the beautiful and famous art city of Tuscany, following the Via Francigena, the itinerary rides through Colle Val d’Elsa, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Buonconvento, all towns surrounded by the typical Tuscan hilly countryside and the “crete senesi” landscape.

  • Matera, Brindisi, Alberobello, Ostuni and the Via Francigena in Apulia

    Matera, Brindisi, Alberobello, Ostuni and the Via Francigena in Apulia

    8-day self-guided itinerary to visit Matera, European Capital of Culture in 2019, and the beautiful towns of Apulia along this stretch of Via Francigena, among which Alberobello, Ostuni and Brindisi. Folklore is deeply rooted in the culture of this land, as this nurtures a deep bond with its people; moreover, a variety of peculiar dwelling solutions evolved here. From the hypogeums and the cave churches in Gravina to the famous “Sassi” in Matera, the “trulli” of Alberobello, the “cummerse” in Locorotondo and then “liame” and “pajare”, present across all the Apulian countryside. We aimed at designing an itinerary that would combine the sections of the Eurovelo5 which are already rideable in this area (Murgia from Spinazzola to Gravina, Oria, Mesagne, Brindisi) with some of the most known local touristic destinations, such as Matera, Alberobello and Ostuni, without forgetting to have a pick at the sea.

  • Along the Via Francigena from Milano to Aulla across the Apennines

    Along the Via Francigena from Milano to Aulla across the Apennines

    8-day self-guided itinerary strictly following the cyclepath of the Eurovelo 5. Starting from Milan, economical and cultural capital of Italy, the itinerary rides throught important cities of art such as Piacenza and Fidenza and many smaller, lesser known towns. In its second part, the route runs through the Appenini mountains and across an area which is still out of broad touristic attention.

  • A gourmet experience from Como to Parma along the Via Francigena by bike.

    A gourmet experience from Como to Parma along the Via Francigena by bike.

    7-day itinerary with tour guide and support van always available. The itinerary runs along the Via Frangicena, connecting two very important cities on the way: Milan, economic and cultural capital of Italy, and Parma, renowned for its art and culinary tradition. The itinerary mostly runs along the Eurovelo 5 and also crosses other cities of art, such as Piacenza and Fidenza, and many beautiful smaller towns, less known yet worth to be seen. This is a slow travel across the network of local producers to discover the peculiarities of this stretch of the Via Francigena at a different pace. Special attention is given to the enogastronomic experience, and dinners will be dedicated to visiting some of the most interesting restaurants of the region.

  • A tasting experience from Como to Parma along the Via Francigena by bike

    A tasting experience from Como to Parma along the Via Francigena by bike

    7-day self-guided itinerary along the Via Francigena, connecting two very important cities along the way: Milan, economic and cultural capital of Italy, and Parma, renowned for its art and culinary tradition. The itinerary mostly runs along the Eurovelo 5 and crosses several cities of art, such as Piacenza and Fidenza, and many beautiful smaller towns, less known yet worth to be seen. This is a slow travel across the network of local producers to discover the peculiarities of this stretch of the Via Francigena at a different pace.

  • Puglia – Self-Guided Leisure

    Puglia – Self-Guided Leisure

    A self-guided cycling holiday exploring the Apulian region of Italy and Matera in Basilicata, located in the southeast in what is commonly known as the heel of Italy’s boot – (and it’s also its best kept secret!) This interesting and eclectic region is steeped in history and has been governed by the Greeks, Romans and Spaniards over the centuries, each leaving their own distinctive mark, from local dialects and flavoursome cuisine to unique architecture. This is a cycle tour that will take you into a region of stunning unspoilt beauty, following sections of the EuroVelo 5 route. Starting in Altamura, located in the Murgia region and famous for its churches that have been carved out of the limestone rock, your first ride will take you to Matera (set to be the European Capital of culture in 2019), where there will be plenty of time to explore the famous quarter of Sassi, now a heritage site, where you'll discover dwellings carved out of the tuff (tufa). Riding on through ancient olive groves and narrow country lanes, you'll reach Alberobello, a town made up of Trulli houses where you'll stay for two nights. After exploring this fascinating Trulli region you'll carry on to Ostuni, where you'll have the opportunity to take the train to Lecce and visit the “Florence of the South”. Heading north you'll reach the Adriatic coast, enjoying coastal views and exploring the coast towns of Monopoli and Polignano sul Mare.

  • Sacred Routes – Self-Guided MTB

    Sacred Routes – Self-Guided MTB

    The Tuscan landscape hosts a fantastic self guided mountain bike holiday in Italy. The famous sights of Tuscany are combined with great biking exploring woodlands, hills and valleys with some great tracks and routes that link famous hilltop towns such as San Gimignano, Siena, Pienza. This biking holiday in classic Tuscany will enchant with its natural beauty as well as reward with the quality of the riding. While perhaps more well known for the rolling hills and quiet roads, Tuscany's long history of trade and agriculture has resulted in an extensive network of trails of all kinds. Thrilling forest singletrack is mixed with scenic country lanes and the rolling landscape gives us challenging climbs and fun descents. After arrival in Pisa we will drive you through the beautiful Tuscan Landscape, arriving at your first accommodation in the countryside of San Gimignano. Here you are staying in a stunning Agriturismo surrounded by vineyards where your host treats you to your first Tuscan banquet. Over the next 3 days you bike across forested hills, through vineyards, down river valleys, across streams, past abandoned farmhouses and up to tiny fortified villages. Some rides follow the ancient Via Romea Francigena pilgrimage and the Eroica roads, hence we called this trip the “Sacred Routes”!! The Via Romea Francigena was a trail which once connected Canterbury to Rome, while the Eroica routes are gravel roads used in the Giro d'Italia before tarmac was common. Midway you arrive in Siena, steeped in Italian renaissance atmosphere. This section follows the EuroVelo 5 route Via Romea Francigena. Scattered with great restaurants and superb Gelateria, this is a perfect place to end the first part of the trip. For the next three days you enter the Creti Sienesi, where you are in for some thrilling riding along steep valleys, dense forests, rivers and the legendary “badlands” eroded clay slopes around Siena and Val D'orcia. Here the riding is a roller coaster of tracks and trails riding from lowlands to open ridge views, enjoying descents that will leave you smiling all day!

  • Sacred Routes – Guided MTB

    Sacred Routes – Guided MTB

    The Tuscan landscape hosts a fantastic mountain bike holiday in Italy. The famous sights are combined with great biking exploring woodlands, hills and valleys with some great tracks and routes that link famous hilltop towns such as San Gimignano, Siena, Pienza. This biking holiday in “Classic Tuscany” will warm your heart like a classic photograph as you bike through its natural beauty. After arrival in Pisa we will drive through the beautiful Tuscan Landscape, arriving at our first accommodation in the countryside of San Gimignano. Here we are staying in a stunning Agriturismo surrounded by vineyards where our host treats us to our first Tuscan banquet. Over the next 3 days we bike across forested hills, through vineyards, down river valleys, across streams, past abandoned farmhouses and up to tiny fortified villages. Some rides follow the ancient Via Romea Francigena pilgrimage and the Eroica roads, hence we called this trip the “Sacred Routes”!! The Via Romea Francigena was a trail which once connected Canterbury to Rome, while the Eroica routes are gravel roads used in the Giro d'Italia before tarmac was common. Midway we arrive in Siena, steeped in Italian renaissance atmosphere. This route follows the sections of the EuroVelo 5 route Via Romea Francigena. Scattered with great restaurants and superb Gelateria, this is a perfect place to end the first part of the trip. For the next three days we enter the Creti Sienesi, where we are in for some thrilling riding along steep valleys, dense forests, rivers and the legendary “badlands” eroded clay slopes around Siena and Val D'orcia. Here the riding is a roller coaster of tracks and trails riding from lowlands to open ridge views, enjoying descents that will leave you smiling all day!

  • Via Romea Francigena (Tuscany to Rome) – Guided Leisure

    Via Romea Francigena (Tuscany to Rome) – Guided Leisure

    Join us on this guided cycling holiday in Italy where we'll be tracing the steps of the Via Romea Francigena, an ancient route between the northern regions of Europe and the south, carrying merchants, armies and pilgrims from as far as Canterbury to Rome and on to Jerusalem. Now, the Via Romea Francigena is a network of tracks and roads which are followed not only by faithful pilgrims on their way to Rome, but also walkers and cyclists who are looking for an exciting journey. We have chosen to start our adventure in San Gimignano, considered one of the gems of Tuscany and home to one of the 80 mansions where the Archbishop of Canterbury stayed during his return north after his ordination by Pope John XV in 990. Heading south, we'll follow the Via Romea Francigena on quiet, country lanes, ancient Roman roads, over rolling hills, through woods, towns and villages... a great journey through stunning Tuscany! The route joins up some of the major Tuscan highlights, such as Siena, Montiriggioni and San Quirico. Staying in a range of good quality small hotels and agriturismi, you'll get to experience true Italian hospitality and indulge in some delicious local cuisine. As we leave Tuscany and enter Lazio, the landscape changes as well as the feel of the towns. The journey south, through varying landscapes and changing terrain, using sections of the EuroVelo 5 route, leads to the outskirts of Rome where our own pilgrimage comes to a dramatic end, riding into St. Peter's Square.

  • Puglia – Self-Guided Road

    Puglia – Self-Guided Road

    Brand new for 2017 we are bringing you the opportunity to explore the Puglian region of Italy on 2 wheels. Puglia is located in the southeast in what is commonly known as the heel of Italy’s boot, and also its best kept secret...until now! This interesting and eclectic region is steeped in history and has been governed by the Greeks, Romans and Spaniards over the centuries, each leaving their own distinctive mark, from local dialects and flavoursome cuisine to unique architecture. Our route starts in Ostuni, in the heart of the Trulli region before heading to Lecce, the 'Florence of the South'. From here we head south along the Adriatic coast and the heel of Italy then looping back up north along the Ionian coast and cross country through ancient olive groves, whitewashed hilltop villages toward Alberobello, a town made up of 'Trulli' houses. Our route follows sections of the EuroVelo 5 route. Our final destination for this week is Matera, just over the border into Basilicata, but famous for the 'Sassi', a whole town's houses carved out of the soft rock where people have lived for over 9,000 years!

  • Via Romea Francigena (Tuscany to Rome) – Guided MTB

    Via Romea Francigena (Tuscany to Rome) – Guided MTB

    Join us on this thrilling mountain biking holiday through the trails of central Italy. We trace the steps of the Via Romea Francigena, an ancient route between the northern regions of Europe and the south, carrying merchants, armies and pilgrims from as far as Canterbury to Rome and on to Jerusalem. Now the Via Romea Francigena is a network of trails, roads and tracks that are followed not only by faithful pilgrims on their way to Rome, but also walkers and bikers who are looking for an exciting journey. We have chosen to start our adventure in Siena, one of the gems of Tuscany, a medieval city packed full of art, architecture and fantastic Italian cuisine. Heading south, we'll follow the Via Romea Francigena as much as possible, exploring the paths, off-road trails and singletrack along the route, making this a great mountain biking journey through stunning Tuscany. The route joins up some of the major Tuscany highlights, such as Siena, Montiriggioni and San Quirico. Staying in a range of good quality small hotels and agriturismi, you'll experience real Italian hospitality all with delicious regional cuisine. As we leave Tuscany and enter Lazio, the landscape changes as well as the feel of the towns. The journey south through varying landscapes and changing terrain, using sections of the EuroVelo 5 route, leads to the outskirts of Rome where our own pilgrimage comes to a dramatic end, riding into St Peter's Square.

  • Cycling on Via Francigena, from Viterbo to Rome

    Cycling on Via Francigena, from Viterbo to Rome

    This cycling tour leads the travelers in discovering Lazio Region form Viterbo to Rome by cycling along the Italian part of the EuroVelo 5 itinerary and along the last part of the Italian Via Francigena. The itinerary is easy and allows to find out some small villages along the route that are not well known, normally smothered with the world-wide known beauty of Rome. So, during this long-weekend cycling holiday the tourists will get to know small villages such as Sutri, with its amphitheatre completely dug out of the tufo, or enjoy the tour among the Veio nature park in the leg from Sutri to Formello. And, then obviously, the entrance to Rome deserves the travel, as well as a particular level of attention from the tourist, because of the traffic that can have to face entering the Italian capital: the emotion of seeing Saint Peter’s dome from faraway is something that can not be expressed by words: it has to be lived in first person. Once in Rome, the tourists will have the possibility to live the unique Roman atmosphere before going back home. With an average of 35 kms to be cycled per day, the tourist will have the chance to spend a pleasant long Italian weekend always being hosted in a medium-high category of accommodations such as agriturismi, b&bs or equivalent.

  • Cycling on Via Francigena, from Lucca to Viterbo

    Cycling on Via Francigena, from Lucca to Viterbo

    A cycling tour along the Italian part of the EuroVelo 5 project and along an amazing part of the Italian Via Francigena: from Lucca, the cozy town in the heart of Tuscany, the cycling-tour will proceed through the hearth of the Tuscan Via Francigena, where the tourists will have the chance to visit pearls such as San Gimignano and Siena and to finally reach Viterbo not before having visited the less known, but incredibly stunning Bagno Vignoni, with its marvelous “Square of Sources”, and Radicofani with its castle. Once in Viterbo not to miss a visit to the picturesque “pilgrim’s quarter”, before admiring the splendid Palazzo dei Papi and enjoying the silence of the Longobard cloisters of Santa Maria Nuova. By cycling an itinerary there is the chance to reach amazing spots that if visited by other means of transport would not be perceived in the same powerful way. This specific leg of the itinerary crosses a magnificent variety of landscapes and allows the tourist to try several of the typical Italian foods, always being welcomed in some medium-high accommodations (such as agriturismi, b&bs or equal). The tourist will cycle along white dirt roads for the majority of the time, but as well onto some paved county roads.

  • Cycling on Via Francigena, from Fidenza to Lucca

    Cycling on Via Francigena, from Fidenza to Lucca

    A cycling tour along the Italian part of the EuroVelo 5 project and along the Via Francigena: from Fidenza, the cozy small town in the heart of Emilia-Romagna, the cycling runs along secondary paved county roads and will proceed through the amazing green Apennines to reach the Tuscan city of Lucca that will welcome the traveler with its enchanting walls that hide several unmissable attractions, such as its Cathedral (where the notorious pilgrim labyrinth is) or the Guinigi Tower. Along the Way the tourist will have the chance to enjoy the Tuscan seaside in Versilia, in Marina di Massa always being hosted by accommodations of good quality such as agriturismi, b&bs or equal.

  • Cycling on Via Francigena, from Milan to Fidenza

    Cycling on Via Francigena, from Milan to Fidenza

    A cycling tour along the Italian part of the Via Francigena that takes is a part of the Italian leg of the EuroVelo 5. From Milan, the Italian metropolis of culture, fashion and economy, to Fidenza, a small town in the heart of Emilia-Romagna, with its enchanting Cathedral. The tourist will cycle across many different landscapes and will have the possibility to visit some pearls of our Country such as the cities of Pavia and Piacenza.

  • Wine Route (The Beautiful Alsace)

    Wine Route (The Beautiful Alsace)

    Bicycle tour in Alsace from Strasbourg to Colmar – Alsace shows its best side. Of your bicycle the sight is impregnable: villages, castles, vine… With 15km/h, nothing escapes to you. The odors, the lights, the meetings in the course of road, will make your way an unforgettable stay.

  • What a story! 2 days/1 night

    What a story! 2 days/1 night

    Once upon a time there was a wonderful region with half‐timbered houses, Renaissance buildings and picturesque paved streets... Welcome to Alsace, a region rich in history! Get away with this stay between Strasbourg and Colmar...

  • Tour to discover the Region of Guebwiller

    Tour to discover the Region of Guebwiller

    This tour is round about 40 km without any difficulties and leads you to the different landscapes plus the most important sight oft he area of Guebwiller.

  • Tour of the Celts

    Tour of the Celts

    A round tour about 24 km along the neck of Bannstein and Soultzmatt and on our way back through the bike routes of the vineyards.

  • Through the Alsatian vineyards by EV5 in 5 stages

    Through the Alsatian vineyards by EV5 in 5 stages

    The Crossing of beautiful region Alsace and of the Vineyard by the famous road EV5! We have designed you a circuit almost entirely on tracks and lanes, one Tour of Alsace which will make you discover the magnificent road wines and where you can ride in peace and security with your friends and family. Alsace has the widest bike lanes of France, we have a course where you can also discover much of the rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region such Eguisheim preferred village of France or even two pearls of the vineyards Kaysersberg and Obernai, and of course Colmar with its beautiful historic center... of course some tastings that will make your stay in Alsace unforgettable. You can return to Strasbourg by train with our partner of SNCF at the end of your last step in arriving at Mulhouse, or visit the heart of the city and the many museums, including the famous automobile Museum. Overnight in Mulhouse is optional, we integrate you it with pleasure in your stay. We propose you this holiday self-guided with the GPX tracks that we will provide you, or guided Tour with starting from 6 people.

  • Squire’s walk - in Eguisheim - 3 days / 2 nights

    Squire’s walk - in Eguisheim - 3 days / 2 nights

    Come and explore Eguisheim, cradle of the Alsatian vineyard, which has grown vines blessed by the gods since Roman times.

  • Pearls of the Alsace Wine Route (from Strasbourg to Basel)

    Pearls of the Alsace Wine Route (from Strasbourg to Basel)

    This is a particularly charming landscape for cyclists because the Alsace region has the largest length of cycle paths on offer in France. We offer you an interesting and varied, individual cycle tour through the Alsace. Allow yourself to be pampered by beautiful scenery and good food. Cycle along quiet roads and cycle paths to visit the cultural highlights. Enjoy your holiday, everything has been organised for you !

  • Gastronomical temptations of the vineyards – 3 days/2 nights

    Gastronomical temptations of the vineyards – 3 days/2 nights

    Want to escape ? Free yourself in this stay, which allows you to discover Alsatian specialties which are reputed throughout Alsace

  • Favourite locations and glorious heritage: Tour of 4 days/3 nights

    Favourite locations and glorious heritage: Tour of 4 days/3 nights

    The Alsace wine route and the green landscapes of the vineyards are rich in cultural heritage that is just waiting to be discovered - a true journey through Alsace's finest locations!

  • Enjoying Alsatian vineyard by the EV5 in 3 stages- Leisure

    Enjoying Alsatian vineyard by the EV5 in 3 stages- Leisure

    The magnificent Vineyard and Road of Alsace wines almost entirely on bike lanes and on the EV5. Pure pleasure and absolute tranquility to this magnificent crossing of the vineyard since Strasbourg up to Colmar. We designed a course where you can discover rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region with all of its beautiful villages Obernai, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé and of course Eguisheim crowned as most beautiful village of France. The circuit ends in Colmar with its beautiful historic centre, its charming pedestrian streets and its many museums, such the Unterlinden Museum which has been beautifully restored. You can reach Strasbourg your city of departure in comfort by train with our partner of the SNCF the same day, or the next day if you want to quietly visit the lovely town of Colmar. We propose you this holiday self-guided with the GPX tracks that we will provide you, or guided Tour with from 6 people, or custom. The distance of this circuit can be increased - even substantially - on request

  • Alsatian vineyard and Vosgian Piedmont on EV 5 in 3 stages – Leisure/sport

    Alsatian vineyard and Vosgian Piedmont on EV 5 in 3 stages – Leisure/sport

    A great experience, the discovery of the magnificent Vineyard and of the Road of Alsace wines with by every stage a beautiful detour into the Piedmont Vosgien! You can discover rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region with all of its beautiful villages Obernai, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé and of course Eguisheim, and at the same time, you will get the opportunity to climb a few beautiful and famous mountains of the Vosgien Piedmont as the Mont Saint Odile or the "Haut-Koenigsbourg"! The beautiful journey ends in Colmar, Alsace wine capital with its beautiful historic centre. Colmar is located at the centre of Alsace and is an essential step due to the richness and variety of its historical and architectural heritage. You can reach Strasbourg your city of departure in comfort by train with our partner of the SNCF the same day, or the next day if you want to quietly visit the lovely town of Colmar. We propose you this holiday self-guided with the GPX tracks that we will provide you, or guided Tour with from 6 people, or custom. The distance of this circuit can be increased - even substantially - on request.

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