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2020 Italy’s Lakes, Alps and Dolomites Tour

3 - 12 August 2020

Tour Overview

Tour dates: 3 - 12 August 2020
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Full trip price: $6150 AUD
Start & Finish: Milan Malpensa
Full Tour details and inclusions, click here »

Join us on this truly memorable Italian experience and the ultimate cycling holiday


Northern Italy, Lakes Alps & Dolomites

$200 DISCOUNT FOR NON RIDERS

 

"Thank you so much for putting together a fantastic trip (again)! The ride program was a perfect combination of challenges, scenic recoverys, and landscapes / venues. The hotels were brilliant – I didn’t know such good places existed in Italy! Someone even commented that they would have been happy to spend a whole week at our first accommodation! Me too but not at the expense of missing out on Bormio or Bolzano.... I had a wonderful time and sharing the experience with my son just made it truly special – thanks for everything."  Custom Lakes, Alpes & Dolomites - Mike, USA

 


On this tour we invite you to explore the breathtaking beauty of Northern Italy.  Showcasing some of the worlds most dreamt about and epic rides, you will pedal the path of champions while knowing you have the full support and backing of one of the most professional and experienced teams behind you.


Splendour in the beauty and serenity of the Italian lakes district, the awe inspiring Dolomites and the majestic Alps, including the spectacular Passo dello Stelvio (2760m), from both sides.

 

As for the cycling, no stone has been left unturned on this tour, capturing the very best riding routes and roads in Northern Italy. Peace of mind knowing your guides are blingual and with guides riding along side you and others in the fully stocked support vehicles, you are guaranteed to experience what it's like living as a pro (without the racing!) as you ride on the stunning lakes of Lago Maggiore, Lugano and Garda, climb the Stelvio and Passo Gavia, not to mention the famous Sella Ronda Loop in the heart of the Dolomites.

 

And as with all of our tours, our Lakes, Alpes & Dolomites Tour is extremely well suited for non riding partners, or for those who just ride a little, with ample activities and things to do on offer, including time spent in the chic city of Bolzano, walks through the Dolomites, lakeside villages to explore, cable car rides and much more. Most days we are able to dedicate a vehicle to non-riding activities, while the others are out in the morning peddling away.


Or for those looking for a little assistance with their riding, why not hire one of our new E-Bikes. Perfect for those who ride a little or not at all. Ask us more about these bikes and availablity.


 

Let yourself be treated like a PRO by the PROS - that's our difference

 

 

Your tour experience will be intimate and relaxed. Limiting our group size to a maximium of 14 guests with up to 4 guides and using mini vans ensures that everyone in the group has their individual desires taken care of. It also ensures you get full support all the way up to the top of the climb, not just at the bottom.

 

You will be staying in superior accommodation. This may include deluxe hotels, chalets, boutique hotels etc. The best staff in the industry will pamper you as we have one of the highest ratios in the industry with 1 guide for every 3 to 4 guests; this will include the owner of procyclingtours - for that extra level of service. Ample and delicious buffet breakfasts each morning, most dinners all of which are three course (or more) with mouth-watering regional cuisine and we include wines. (so there is no embarassing squabbling at the end of the meals as to who ows what extra)


We will upgrade our hire bike fleet for 2020 – so look forward to  for some brand new bikes. Everything is included when you hire a bike with PRO CYCLING TOURS - from all the spares you need, helmets, water water bottles,  mechanics - all you need to worry about packing are your pedals and your shoes.

 

You and your bike will be taken care on all transfers in our executive mini vans with custom built professional bike racks. The racks are mounted on the roof of the vans to ensure your bike isn’t being bounced around.  Our new vans are equipped with free WIFI, portable shower, change room and many other bonus comforts.

 

After your ride, your bike will also be taken care of by our expert tour mechanic and team, we look after your machine, whether it is hired or not. A clean and a 'once over' each day ensures your bike is also given the PRO treatment on tour.

 

You will be pamper just like a real PRO rider - we take care of everything for you while you are with us, making sure all you need to worry about is turning those cranks and deciding which type of coffee you prefer.

 

View the detailed itinerary
We have pleasure in presenting the daily itinerary with all our inclusions and prices. Please click on the black box at the top left of the page to open the itinerary - enjoy the read!

 


The riding & what to expect
Each day comprises of a several ride options of varying distances and catering for all abilities. Every ride is fully supported with mechanic, experienced bi-lingual ride guides and full van support. You will be fuelled up on your ride with our on-board snacks, energy bars, gels, fruits and cold drinks.

Those that are looking to get some more out of their cycling, we can provide personalised advice and cycling coaching prior to your tour, , including ways to improve your descending skills, climbing technique, nutrition advice and much more.


We encourage you to ride at your own pace and cater for all abilities from the super fit right through to the weekend warrior. We are able to offer this level of flexibility due to the high number of guides on tour, and our ability to ensure every individual is well catered for, no one is ever left behind! Our support vehicles and guides are always close by.

 

We welcome non-riders
If you don't ride but want to experience Italy off the beaten track you are most welcome on this tour - after all, the Dolomites and surrounds is an amazing 'once in a lifetime' experience for all. For those non-riding partners, there will be time to explore pretty villages, local walks, markets and indeed the beauty of the Italian Dolomites! Simply enjoy the pleasures of a holiday – perhaps lazing by the pool or a long lunch.  Some days you will have your own chaperone and van to explore the region. Each year we have many returning non-riders and those who come along the first time always have their expectations exceeded  - our philosophy is its just as much their holiday as it is the riders. FOR 2020 WE WILL OFFER A REDUCED TOUR RATE OF $200 OFF FOR ALL NON RIDERS

 


How to secure a seat on our Northern Italy Tour
We are know to sell out of our cycling holidays and expect 2020 to be no exception. To ensure you secure a place(s), head to the right hand side of this page and proceed through the booking. Naturally if you prefer, we are happy to hear from you before you decide to place a booking, and if you have any questions whatsoever, please get in touch at info@procyclingtours.com

 

 

WHY PRO CYCLING TOURS should be your choice in cycling vacations....

 

Unsurpassed quality of service is just one difference

 

Some more reasons our tours are set apart from the rest and why we are the preferred tour operator for cycling holidays.

 

  • Amazing ride routes, following back roads, classic climbs and all fully supported with vans and ride guide / mechanic support including all ride food and drinks, we carry your warm clothes, provide spare wheels and much more. We like to treat our clients like pros, hence our name!

 

  • Carefully selected premium and accommodation. We only use the finest hotels, tried and tested to ensure your time off the bike is equally as memorable

 

  • High quality fully serviced rental bikes, completely set up to your individual requirements (complete with helmet, 2 water bottles (yours to keep), the right gearing, repair kit, just bring your pedals)

 

  • Free Wi-Fi, portable showers, change rooms and other comforts in all our vehicle

 

  • Local and fresh 3 to 4 course dinners on most nights INCLUDING beverages

 

  • Pre and post travel advice and support, we understand that your time away may not just be on our cycling holiday and we're more than happy to recommend other things to see and do during your time in Europe. We also have a travel partner who can arrange all of your flights, insurances and more.

 

  • Intimate group sizes to ensure you receive our full attention from the moment you send your first enquiry to long after you return home. We will have a maximum of 14 guests on this holiday

 

  • PRO CYCLING TOURS phototgraphy - we take hundreds of photos of you during your holiday so you don’t have to - and you get to take them home with you

 

  • We specialise in non riding partners, ensuring there are ample things to do, fully chaperoned, while the partner is out riding

 

  • Your holiday experience both on and off the bike is very important to us. For this reason we ensure your time off the bike is just as rewarding and memorable, after all a well balanced holiday is one of the best holidays you can experience

 

  • Your tour is guaranteed to depart

 

  • Every year we welcome back MANY happy return guests.

 

 


** Prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (aud)
** Services offered subject to change
** Terms & Conditions apply

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Prices
Tour Deposit
$1000
Bike Hire Deposit
$200
Single Room Supplement Deposit
$200
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