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Bike Challenges & Cycling Training Camps

Training camps and real bike challenges in stunning southern Italy!

Our great road bike challenges & training camps are especially designed for the cyclist who likes a challenge and likes to make his mileage and climb a few challenging mountains, but as well wants the pleasure of cycling through amazing landscapes, in a nice climate and with a good hotel and of course good food at night.

We offer these tours mainly in one of Italy’s most scenic areas, the Cilento National Park, but of course also along the stunning Amalfi Coast, where you can make the ride of a lifetime in the traces of Fausto Coppi.

On all our small group tours you’ll have the assistance of a professional multi-lingual tour leader and of course vehicle support during the cycling day.

Italy’s Coasts & Islands
Cycling tours along Italy’s Coasts & Islands
Paestum & Cilento Bike Challenges

Small Group Cycling Adventure
Discovering the Cilento National Park, one of the biggest and most diverse of Italy
  • Cycle along deserted roads, through great mountain scenery and pretty rural landscapes
  • Make some of the most amazing climbs, rewarded by great views
  • Stroll through small medieval villages and charming fishing harbours
  • Enjoy a great Mediterranean climate, almost all year round
Days:9 days road cycling tour - bases in hotels & agriturismo’s 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 
Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Bike Challenges

Small Group Cycling Adventure
Cycling along the world's most beautiful coast, all around the Peninsula, from Salerno to Sorrento and back
  • Make a number of amazing rides, retracing some of the most beautiful stages of the Giro d'Italia
  • Enjoy the most spectacular Mediterranean land & seascapes
  • Discover the secret corners of Amalfi, Sorrento, Ravello & Positano
Days:5 days road cycling tour - bases in charming hotels 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 

Divine countryside
Landscapes of outstanding beauty, scattered with history

Cilento Coast Cycling Tour - biking across authentic southern Italy - BGCC

Small Group Cycling Adventure
Enjoy the best of Campania Felix: the unknown Cilento Coast!
  • Discover the Cilento National Park, one of the biggest and most diverse in Italy, and a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Cycle along the pristine coastline, through small inland villages & wild mountain scenery
  • Explore the amazing Greek temples of Paestum, the world's best preserved, as well as the ancient town of Velia
  • Stay in some amazing places, experiencing the warm Italian hospitality and taste the authentic southern Italian cuisine
Days:7 Days - 3 different bases 
Starting from: 1150 € 
Mountains of Cilento Bike Challenge

Small Group Cycling Adventure
Undiscovered cultural heritage and abundant nature in a pristine landscape
  • Discover the unknown Cilento National Park, one of the biggest and most diverse of Italy
  • Visit the impressive Greek Temples of Paestum, among the best preserved in the world
  • Cycle through villages where time stands still, and enjoy the warm hospitality and genuine food.
  • Cycle along deserted beaches, into wild mountain scenery and through pretty rural landscapes
Days:6 days road cycling tour - bases in hotels & agriturismo’s 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 
The Tuscan Bike Challenge (on request)

Small Group Cycling Adventure
The essence of Tuscany: Chianti, Via Francigena & Val d'Orcia
  • Cycle along medieval pilgrim's roads, past monasteries and fortresses through the famed Tuscan landscape
  • Make some of Tuscany's great climbs, up to amazing medieval hilltop towns
  • Discover the genuine side of San Gimignano, Siena, Montalcino & the Val d'Orcia
  • Stay at one of Tuscany's most beautiful agriturismo’s and spend one night in a wonderful monastery
Days:8 days 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 
Abruzzo, the Wilderness of central Italy

Small Group Cycling Adventure
Cycling through the 3 National Parks of the Abruzzo, abundant nature, dotted with cultural highlights
  • Discover the savage Maiella National Park, dotted with remote medieval monasteries
  • Cycle through the Abruzzo National Park, one of the oldest protected landscapes in Italy
  • Cycle along the castles of the Gran Sasso National Park, featuring the highest peak of the Apennines
Days:8 Days 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 

Alpine & Lake Scenery
Alpine Scenery with an Italian flavour
Italian & French Alps Bike challenge

Small Group Cycling Adventure
Ride the most famous cols of the Tour de France
  • Cycle through the amazing scenery of the French & Italian Alps
  • Climb the famous cols: Madeleine, Galibier, Télégraphe, Alpe d'Huez
  • Stay in the charming Italian resort of Bardonecchia
  • Get professional assistance from our staff
Days:8 days 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 
The ultimate Dolomites Bike challenge

Small Group Cycling Adventure
  • Ride all the famous passes of the beautiful Dolomites, through fairy tale landscapes
  • Cycle through the amazing scenery of the French & Italian Alps
  • Climb some of the famous cols of the Giro d'Italia: Sella, Pordoi and Gardena
  • Stay in the charming Italian resort of Bardonecchia
  • Get professional assistance from our staff
Days:8 days 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 

Please note that bike rental is not included in our tour prices, offering you the possibility to bring your own bicycles.

For those who wish to rent a bike we offer very good quality bicycles at the best possible prices. Have a look at our rental bikes here.

 

 

Why go cycling with Genius Loci Travel ?

A Genius Loci cycling tour takes you along carefully selected routes through an area, making sure that you see the best of this area, avoiding the busier roads and with the optimal mix between cycling & sightseeing. Even when your main interest is on the mileage, we’ll make sure that you’ll experience the real Italy too!

On all our tours we will provide you with the right balance between continuous routes and centre-based tours, according to your request. On our bike challenges usually you change hotel about every 2/3 days on our tours. This avoids you to have to change hotel every day, while on the other hand you can follow a continuous route through the area, without having to do the same road several times. Our training camps usually are centre-based (sometimes 2-centre based).

Genius Loci Biking Adventures: cycling with friends !

In case you have a group of friends to come along we are happy to organise a bespoke cycling tour for you.

If instead you want to join a group tour, be assured that when you join a Genius Loci group cycling tour, you travel with fellow travellers from around the globe, Europeans, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, Canadians, and others. People with different origins, but with a common interest in biking, in travel, culture & nature, history and gastronomy.

Our groups ensure you to have a good time with other travellers from around the globe, sharing and exchanging ideas and interests and creating new friendships. Our local tour leaders make sure you’ll see and get the best of the country!

Genius Loci Travel has always strived to stay away from mass tourism. Our groups are therefore never larger than 15 people, small enough to avoid making a negative impact on the places you go, and small enough to travel to special places and immerse yourself in the real country, without having to follow an umbrella…

Small Group Adventures: Worry-Free & Fun

On our small group adventures we care about the logistics – you enjoy the journey!  Our experienced Tour Leaders, all expert local guides, take care of every detail, every step of the way.  From the moment you contact us to the moment you have your last breakfast together, we arrange and coordinate everything, so you can focus on the scenes around you, relax, and have all the fun.

All your accommodation and transportation is taken care of. The hotels we choose are always well located, have all private facilities (with the exception of some mountain huts) and offer the best price/quality ratio around. Transportation is done with the best possible means. Private buses are used on all longer road journeys to guarantee our freedom to explore and to increase your comfort, but if it’s a better option to use the public transport (train, boat or bus), the tour leader will buy your tickets and gets you on the right bus, boat or train. Most entrance fees are included as well, generally for all the sites, parks and activities listed in the itineraries (see separate tours for details).

Local Leaders

By working with a team of local tour leaders, we can help you get inside a destination. Our guides live in the regions you cycle through, leading the way and facilitating ‘insider access’ every pace.

They open doors wherever you travel and present a local’s perspective on the people, places, and regional cultures. They can help you to understand the country in-depth, as they speak the language, can read the menus, understand the day to day world around them, offer insights into the history and culture, and are passionate about their homeland.

 

Guaranteed Adventures !

We require normally a minimum of four people to operate a guided trip at the advertised price. If, a month before the trip starts, there are fewer than four registrants, you will be given the following options:

1. Do the self-guided version of the same trip or a similar trip. You get all the necessary info plus a discount ! If more people sign up in time we can switch back to a guided tour.

2. Switch to another of our Active Italian Adventures in the same year.

3. Choose to do this trip as a ‘private adventure’. A 20% price premium will be requested.

4. Cancel for a full refund (no administration fees will apply).

Where exactly in Italy are these tours? Genius Loci Tours

 
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