6-Day Trip to Italy for Cyclists or Non-Cyclists

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Escape Kit

  • A Six-Day Trip to Italy for Non-Cyclists ($999 to $1,195 per Person) or Cyclists ($1,095 to $1,225 per Person), Not Including Airfare
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation to Hotels from Airports and Train Stations
  • Van Support for Cycling Activities and All Other Transportation Throughout Trip
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Five Nights at a Four-Star Hotel in Rimini or Lake Garda
  • Five Dinners, Four Breakfasts, and Snacks
  • Wine Tasting, Cooking Class, and Access to the Spa, Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath, Sauna, Relaxation Room, and Gym
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation by November 5, 2015

Choose the dates for your adventure—either in the beachside city of Rimini or near the mountainous Lake Garda—and cycle or explore hidden gems throughout Italy. Options for riders and non-riders are available.

The Destination
Famous for its Adriatic shoreline and Roman architecture—like the Arco d'Augusto, built by the Romans in 27 BC—Rimini's breathtaking landscape is rife with historic sites and gorgeous beaches. Alternatively, Northern Italy's Lake Garda—the largest lake in the country—plays host to ancient towns, sprawling mountains, and medieval castles. Pick one of these destinations and see a side that tourists rarely see with a guided cycling trip via the folks from Battaglin USA.

During your getaway, you'll pedal up hills and coast into valleys—or climb to mountain peaks and ride on famous trails—along many of the same routes followed by the Giro d'Italia (a world-class cycling event held annually) as you pass beneath lush olive trees on a scenic ride. You're also welcome to forego the biking potions of the trip and travel as a non-cyclist. No matter what you choose, all travelers will enjoy a local winery and farm for tastings and an Italian cooking class. Plus, when you're ready to kick back, your four-star accommodations at a seaside hotel boast plenty of luxe amenities.

Sample Cycling Itinerary for Any Level
Your trip will be tailored to your ability level, and you'll also get to select your own dates for the trip. For additional information, view the detailed sample itinerary and watch this video.

This itinerary is an example. Each cyclist together with Battaglin-USA guides and advisors will build his or her own itinerary depending on skill level, experience, goals, and expectations. Battaglin-USA is able to accommodate any level, from the novice to the seasoned professional.

Day 1: Arrive in Lake Garda or Rimini at an nearby airport or train station for a transfer to your luxury accommodations (please contact Battaglin-USA for any questions regarding airport or transportation needs). Settle in for a welcome lunch or dinner at the hotel's signature restaurant before spending the rest of the day at your own leisure—relaxing by the pool, exploring the area, or seeing the sights via city bicycles.
Overnight at a four-star hotel in Rimini or Lake Garda. Lunch or dinner included.

Day 2: Start the day off right with gourmet breakfast prepared by the hotel chef. Then, you'll ease into the trip with your first ride—your mileage and duration will depend on your skill level. The ride is designed to help you get acquainted with the area. After a healthy snack, relax and gather for a review of the day and a briefing on the upcoming itinerary. The meals prepared throughout your stay—including the snacks—focus on the fundamentals of healthy living and include a wide variety of fresh and authentic Italian dishes.
Overnight at a four-star hotel in Rimini or Lake Garda. Breakfast, snack, and dinner provided.

Day 3: Today's ride will take place on a variety of roads with breathtaking sights of idyllic Italian towns. Depending on your level today's ride will vary in duration. Taking a break in a typical Italian coffee shop will give you the chance to recharge during the ride. Back at the hotel, you'll recover with rest and two ten-minute sauna sessions.
Overnight at a four-star hotel in Rimini or Lake Garda. Breakfast, snack, and dinner provided.

Day 4: Today you have the chance to see the amazing coastline as well as the beautiful countryside with its rolling hills and historic towns. After cycling, you'll get a chance to rest, then head to the wellness center for a sauna session or Turkish bath. In addition to various herbal teas, you'll also enjoy a homemade carbohydrate- and protein-rich meal intended to replace the calories burned during the day's activities. If there's time after dinner, you can explore the city or partake in some cycling-related activities.
Overnight at a four-star hotel in Rimini or Lake Garda. Breakfast, snack, and dinner provided.

Day 5: If you've opted for the itinerary with hilly routes, you'll get to climb some of Lake Garda's most famous peaks—with the reward of breathtaking views of Tuscany, the Adriatic Sea, and the Alps once you reach the top. For Rimini riders, a coastal route will lead you along the harbor and through secluded beaches. After some rest, head to the health center for a much-deserved Jacuzzi or water therapy session before savoring a farewell dinner that highlights the best of Italian cuisine.
Overnight at a four-star hotel in Rimini or Lake Garda. Breakfast, snack, and dinner provided.

Day 6: Your trip may conclude here, but you'll leave Italy with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and memories to last a lifetime. Check out of your hotel and finish your active adventure with one of several optional excursions, such as:

• Professional guided cycling tours
• Castle excursion
• Guided city tour
• Luxury car experience
• Visiting Giro d'Italia sights

The Dates
Departures for cyclists:
9/1/2015-6/15/2016 ($1,095)
7/16-8/31/2016 ($1,225)

Departures for non-cyclists:
9/1/2015-6/15/2016 ($999)
7/16-8/31 ($1,195)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; see fine print for details.

The Details
• Does not include airfare, airline taxes, airline fuel surcharges, entrance fees, or gratuities
• Be sure to reserve your travel dates by November 5, 2015
• Single-occupancy surcharge is $400 during high season and $300 during low season

  • The cycling guides were great, but I was most impressed by Italian drivers in general. So patient and respectful of cyclists, I always felt safe cycling there.

    -- LivingSocial Member
  • Fantastic week and a great way to integrate into a charming area of Italy.

    -- LivingSocial Member

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by January 3, 2016 to make booking
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes round-trip ground transportation to hotels from airports and train stations; van support for cycling activities and all other transportation throughout trip; double-occupancy accommodations for 5 nights at a 4-star hotel in Rimini or Lake Garda; 5 dinners, 4 breakfasts, and snacks; wine tasting, cooking class, and access to the spa, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, relaxation room, and gym
  • Voucher does not include airfare for land-only options, airline taxes, airline fuel surcharges, gratuities, passport/visa fees, personal or baggage insurance, meals or drinks not specified by itinerary, any costs not specified as included
  • Passport required to travel
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during 1 stay
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $400 (high season: June 16 to August 31, 2016) or $300 (low season: all other available dates)
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
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  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
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