San Remo Bike Tour MASTER

San Remo Bike Tour MASTER

The San Remo Bike Tour Master is one of the big favorites with Mountain Bike enthusiasts who are looking for challenging routes – it offers some genuinely high adrenaline itineraries – so get ready for an exceptional holiday!

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The San Remo Bike Tour Master program lets you test your ability on routes that wind from San Remo up into the Maritime Alps.

PACKAGE TOUR San Remo Bike Tour Master (7 DAYS – 6 NIGHTS)

1st Day

Arrival in San Remo, dinner and overnight stay. In the evening you can try your luck at the gaming tables of San Remo’s famed Casino.

2nd Day  On the “Granfondo” roads.

The first day starts with the original route of the “Carlo Dapporto” Granfondo.

Two options are available:

The “short” track of 99 km, with 1349 m total altitude variation, featuring San Remo – Arma di Taggia – Imperia – Pontedassio – Chiusavecchia – Cesio – Colle San Bartolomeo – Colle d’Oggia (1207 m ASL) – Carpasio – Badalucco – Taggia – Arma di Taggia – San Remo.

The “long” track of 145 km, with 2038 m total altitude variation, which adds an extra loop to the previous route (Cesio to Ginestro Pass (677 m ASL) – Testico – Crocetta Locality – Madonna della Guardia – Caso Bivio Garlenda – Garlenda – Casanova Lerrone – Vellego – Passo di Ginestra).

Medium-high technical difficulty for the 99 km track; high for the 145 km circuit.

At the end of tour, return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

3rd Day Giro d’Italia: the Flower circuit.

In the footsteps of a historical leg of 2001’s Giro d’ Italia: a short yet intense circuit, including a variety of very long tracks, which change every few kilometers. An unusual itinerary, suitable for classic climbers, which also offers opportunities to those who enjoy an attacking approach.

The itinerary starts along the Aurelia, through Ospedaletti, Bordighera, Vallecrosia, Camporosso Mare and then goes up the Nervia Valley heading to Dolceacqua and Isolabona. It then turns towards Apricale (350 m ASL) and climbs up to Bajardo (900 m ASL and first Mountain Grand Prix) to then carry on through the Ghimbegna Pass (840 m ASL), San Romolo and then descend to San Remo through San Giacomo; it then continues uphill to Poggio (in the opposite direction to the Milan-San Remo) and Ceriana, once again goes over the Ghimbegna Pass and crosses San Romolo to approach the descent to San Remo and the finish of the route.

Medium-high technical difficulty track, 119 km.

Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

4th Day Break

We propose a relaxing rest day to spend time learning more about the Riviera’s sights and flavors.

Transfer to Dolceacqua, birthplace of Andrea Doria, and visit to the ruins of the castle, the historic center and the medieval bridge; you can watch the screenings at the Visionarium that follow life in the valley throughout all four seasons.
Do not miss a tour of Dolceaqua’s Rossese DOC wine vineyards; you can also book a wine-tasting session at a cantina, or have lunch in a typical restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit to the Hanbury Gardens, one of the most remarkable botanical gardens in the world. Founded in 1867 by Sir Thomas Hanbury, they were restored by the University of Genoa in 1983. The area covers 18 hectares, with 9 of them dedicated to indigenous species and 9 to exotic flora. Not to be missed are the plants from the Australian forests, as well as the Japanese garden and the Cycads from the Far East.

At the end of  the tour, return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

5th Day  Along the roads of the Classicissima

Today’s itinerary offers unique horizons. The first section guarantees great excitement, following the Aurelia in the opposite direction to Day 3 up to Imperia.

The route then continues uphill to Tesio and to the Passo di Ginestra, and then Testico to descend once again on the Aurelia at the end of Capo Mele, in Marina di Andora.

Continuing on from there,  it is the true Milan-San Remo, with the Cipressa loop and the mythical Poggio climb preceding the descent down to via Roma in San Remo (the historic finish line) and to the Calvino Promenade, where the great champions have raced in recent years.

Medium technical difficulty track, approx. 110 km.

Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

6th Day. The “Grande Boucle” roads.

How can you not go for a ride speeding through the Cote d’Azur’s magical scenery? Start in San Remo, following the Aurelia through Ospedaletti – Bordighera – Menton – Cap Martin to reach the Principality of Monaco. Enjoy a challenge along the 2009 tour time trial track, which essentially  replicates the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. The itinerary then continues uphill to La Turbie, peak approx. 550 m above sea level, to then head back to the starting point.

Medium difficulty track, approx. 90 km.

Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

7th Day.

Breakfast and departure for return journey.

More information on San Remo Bike Tour Master

Our offer includes:

  • Double room accommodation in one of our hotels with half board including an afternoon snack and dinner.
  • Option of a residence or holiday village solution, accommodation only.
  • A lunch in a typical venue in the Dolceacqua area on break day and entrance fee to the Hanbury gardens.

Our offer does not include

  • Travel expenses before and after stay, local transfers and anything not included in “our offer includes” section.
  • Lunches and dinners must be selected according to the menu of the day or to the set menu suggested by the chef. A la carte drinks and food must be paid for on the spot.
  • The visits described in the schedule are only suggestions, hence they do not include guide service.

Optional services

  • Experienced guide on 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th days.