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ACTIVO - Biking Tour - Liguria & French Riviera – Chic coastlines and unspoiled hinterland - 7 Days

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From 719 € per person

- Top bike hotel on the beautiful cycle path to Sanremo
- Tasty experiences every day
- Detour to France with Nice and Cannes

Group rates from just 15 participants


ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Liguria

Day 2: Along the coast to Sanremo
- Enjoy a gentle warm up on the Riviera of Flowers along part of the famous “Milan-Sanremo” race route.
- On the way we stop for a spaghetti dish by the sea.
- Enjoy a stroll through the streets of elegant Sanremo

Starting directly from the hotel we take the seaside cycle track to the town of Ospedaletti to see the “Milano-Sanremo Gallery”, a museum dedicated to the famous cycle race. Returning along the same bike route back to the hotel, we stop in Sanremo to enjoy a stroll in the town centre and a good “espresso”. On the way we stop for a plate of spaghetti by the sea.

Distance covered: 40km
Vertical height difference: 200m
Degree of difficulty: easy
No coach

Day 3: Bussana Vecchia, the artist’s village
- Gentle tour through pretty villages located between the coast and the hinterland.
- Stop in picturesque Bussana Vecchia, the artist’s village, to enjoy a typical light lunch.
- Visit Taggia, famous for the production of Taggiasca, a local variety of olive.

We set off today for Arma di Taggia, where we see the sights before climbing up to Bussana Vecchia, an ancient artists’ village. Famed for its local artisan shops, it was destroyed some 200 years ago by an earthquake. Here we break for a light lunch. We then ride on to Taggia, the largest medieval town in Liguria, known for its extra virgin olive oil produced from “Taggiasca” olives. We also visit the local friary of Domenican monks, home to some important Italian works of art. Enjoy a little free time to explore the town before returning to the hotel by bike.

Distance covered: 30km
Vertical height difference: 200m
Degree of difficulty: easy
No coach

Day 4: Imperia: old town and olive oil
- Explore the small villages of the Ligurian hinterland and the secret beauties of the harbour town of Imperia
- Discover the old harbour and the ancient suburb of Parasio, with its breath-taking sea views
- Learn all about the precious local olive oil at the Carli Museum

We leave the hotel by bike bound for San Lorenzo al Mare and ride north passing countryside cultivated with flowers and organic produce towards Dolcedo, an old village in the hinterland. We then continue on to the city of Imperia, where we visit its old harbour, Basilica of San Maurizio and its elevated “Parasio” historical area, which rewards us with its magnificent sea views. We return back to the hotel via San Lorenzo al Mare and the cycling path.

Distance covered: 40 km
Vertical height difference: 300 m
Degree of difficulty: moderate
No coach

Day 5: Day at leisure

Day 6: France: Nice and Cannes
- An outstanding day on the French Riviera awaits us today
- Heading off from Cannes we ride through Cap d’Antibes and on to cosmopolitan Nice
where take a stroll on the famous Promenade des Anglais

We transfer by coach to chic Cannes on the Cote d’Azur, where we set off by bike heading east along the glorious French Riviera. We ride to Cap d’Antibes to visit this premier French resort. We continue through the historical centre of Antibes and follow the coastline past Cagnes-sur-mer on to Nice. Here we take a stroll along the streets of the old town and along the famous “Promenade des Anglais” before returning back by coach to our hotel.

Distance covered: 45 km
Vertical height difference: 150 m
Degree of difficulty: easy to moderate

Day 7: Departure

6 x nights accommodation with buffet breakfast
5 x 3-course evening meal with set menu
1 x gourmet pizza dinner
Fresh salad and tomatoes every evening
Free mineral water at dinner and in your room

1 x spaghetti dish by the sea
1 x light lunch in the artist’s village
1 x visit to an oil museum
1 x picnic lunch with focaccia
4 x English-speaking bike guides
E-bike hire included throughout
Bike transfers as per programme

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10-04-2023 - 28-04-2023 | 7 Days

BW Hotel Anthurium 4*

 
Details
  • per person in twin/double room GROUND TRANSPORT INCLUDED
    849 €
  • per person in twin/double room
    719 €

Additional services

  • Single supplement
    214 €

BW Hotel Anthurium 4*

 
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