Training Camp Piedmont – Liguria



We will spend few days cycling from Piemonte to Liguria to reach Montecarlo, exploring the climbs of Cipressa, Poggio and the challenging Col de Madone.


San Remo – Italian Riviera

Join us on our Training Camp in Liguria.

We will spend few days cycling from Piemonte to Liguria to reach Montecarlo.

Piemonte is a region of Italy bordering France and Switzerland, that sits at the foot of the Alps and well known for sophisticated cuisine and wines such as Barolo. Liguria is a crescent-shape region in the northwest Italy and its coastline is known as the Italian Riviera.

San Remo on the western coast, the Riviera di Ponente, is the Stage arrival of Milan San Remo called “The Spring Classic”. The first major classic race of the season.  San Remo is home of  vintage resort with a turn-of-the-century casino and a flower filled promenade.

Monte Carlo is situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alpes along the French Riviera.

This is a 4 days/3 nights tour exploring the Italian Riviera, with its extraordinary landscapes of seaside and The Alps.

Among the rides we will explore some amazing climb like Cipressa and Poggio and the challenging  Col de Madone in South of France.


Start location
Piasco - Cuneo
End location
Monaco - Montecarlo
Duration
7 days - 6 nights
Period
April - October

Trip itinerary

DAY 1

Benvenuti in Italia!

Our staff will meet you at Milan Malpensa Airport and will transfer you to your hotel.

After checking in  we will stop at Cicli Mattio shop for a bike set-up and a warm-up ride to allow each cyclist to get acquainted with the road

We will ride the 3 climbs that gives the name to our OM bikes: Eremo – Brondello – Lemma.
Dinner in a local reastaurant.

Distance
71,2 Km
Elevation
1412 m
Difficulty
medium
 
DAY 2

Costigliole – Saluzzo 
Colle Dell’Agnello

Today you have the opportunity to test yourself on one of the most amazing climb the Colle dell’Agnello, last year’s  Queen Stage and Cima Coppi of the Giro d’Italia.

Reaching the summit with spectacular views across the Alps will be well worth the effort of the climb and will make this excursion a memorable event.

We will explore the Val Varaita with its extraordinary landscapes of alpine lakes, green pastures and steep meadows. Known as the “Emerald Valley” for the various shades of green of the vast pine and larch forests.

Dinner in a typical restaurant of the Val Varaita.

Distance
58,89 Km (a/r x2)
Elevation
2456 m
Difficulty
hard
 
DAY 3

Vicoforte to the seaside

We will cycle from the Santuario of Vicoforte -a monumental church known for having the largest elliptical cupola in the world- up to Albenga, located on the Italian Riviera, by crossing the Colle di Calizzano with beautiful sceneries.
Transfer by van from Albenga to Sanremo.

Distance
85,5 Km
Elevation
1107 m
Difficulty
medium
 
DAY 4

Sanremo - Dolceacqua - Perinaldo

After breakfast we will get ready to leave Sanremo for the day tour of the Apricale and Perinaldo climbs cyclin through spectacular sceneries of hills and sea.

Distance
65 Km
Elevation
1243
Difficulty
medium
 
DAY 5

Sanremo - Imperia

After breakfast we will get ready to leave Sanremo for the day tour of the Pantasina. as well as  the amazing climbs of Cipressa and Poggio.

Distance
103,3
Elevation
1785
Difficulty
hard
 
DAY 6

Sanremo - Menton - Col de Madone - Montecarlo - Sanremo

From San Remo we will descend to MonteCarlo by cycling the challenging Col de Madone with breathtaking scenery of Alps and seaside.

Distance
91.7
Elevation
2119
Difficulty
hard
 
DAY 7

Goodbye!

Our Training Camp has come to an end.

We hope to welcome you back again for some new adventurous  cycling tours.

Today will drop you off at Milan

Malpensa Airport.

Have a safe return home!

 

What's Included

Included

  • 7 days fully guided tour
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Full board
  • Airport transfers
  • All ground transportations
  • Luggage transfers
  • Service and coaching of our expert guides
  • Support vehicles

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional hotel expences i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
  • Bike rental
  • Photographer