Chase The Sun Italia
We are pleased to announce that we are the exclusive UK Tour Operator for Chase The Sun Italia. This event is billed as ‘the most romantic long distance cycle’ event! It remains the same classic concept coast to coast, sunrise to sunset, but with some additional Italian hospitality thrown in. We (European Cycle Events) will deliver our high standard of service to CTS riders whilst you ride. We specialise in Italy due to family contacts and you can see from our web site the locations we travel to thoughout the year to Italy, so you are in the right hands. Our service enables you to just ride your bike! The breathtaking scenery as you climb through the Tuscany hills to the sunset will create indelible memories of your continental Chase the Sun experience!
Chase the Sun is more than a simple bike ride.
It is a long-distance bicycle ride on the longest day of the year. It is NOT competitive. It’s a ride, not a race! It’s a self-sufficient coast-to-coast ride, from Cesenatico to Tirrenia, in full compliance with the rules of the road, from sunrise to sunset. Challenge yourself on a physical, motivational and navigational level. On a long and demanding ride, at your pace, across Italy, from one coast to the other. Start from the Adriatic coast, with the sun rising from the sea behind you and arrive on the Tyrrhenian coast, the sun in front of you, diving into the sea at sunset. It’s an awesome challenging experience you can take on!
Registered with UCI member-card and not registered are both admitted. Download the MEDICAL CERTIFICATE, from here >> download it here ,then simply email it to us and we will register it for you. If you do not have a British Cycling Licence (Bronze minimum) let us know as you will require a day licence in Italy.
You can participate in two ways: SOLO or in TEAM relay.
In the individual mode each participant completes the route alone. In the relay, you must form a team of 3 people, with at least one woman and the support of a car. The car will be driven in turn by one of three riders of the relay so that each of the members will ride 2/3 of the route (i.e. 180Kms as a whole), though not necessarily consecutive. The driver must assist the teammates and be available in case of requests from or need of other participants. The whole team must present itself at the start and at the finish line with all the three members.
Chase The Sun Italia is organised in accordance with international rules. In Italy, England, Ireland and Scotland, you start with the first light of dawn and you must arrive by sunset. There is no ranking, there are no medals. Only a finishers’ gift and the enormous satisfaction of being part of the SunChaser community.
We will give you advice and tips on how to approach the challenge but it’s with the other cyclists you meet and the special moments you live and share that will create the memory of the Chase the Sun unforgettable experience. Your behaviour on the road and in the Chase the Sun community will be part of your experience.
20/6/2024 > 23/6/2024
Thursday – BB ONLY BREAKFASTFriday – BB BUT BUFFET DINNER IS INCLUDED IN CTS SUBSCRIPTION FEESaturday. – BB BUT DINNER IS INCLUDED IN CTS SUBSCRIPTION FEE
Please note if you require more nights before/after just ask and we will deal with it for you
Thursday – Arrive unpack
Friday – relaxing day and ride locally where you want to
Saturday – event day
Sunday – return Home
Gpx track and rider passport
Sunrise Coast Breakfast in Cesenatico on Friday
Enervit products for your energy reserve
Cavallino snack bar
Pasta at Pinone Restaurant
Access to Bagno Syria with cabins and showers (Tirrenia arrival)
Sunset Dinner in Tirrenia arrival on Saturday
SunChaser shirt on arrival
Pick-up scheduled time in Milano Rogoredo car park at 14.00 on Thursday. Expected arrival in Cesenatico around 7 pm – we suggest you book your flights into Milan to factor this in.
Entry to the event
Bed Breakfast , evening meal 2 Nights @ Cesenatico – 3 star
Bed breakfast , evening meal , 1 Night @ Tirrenia – 3 Star
People (luggage) and bike transfer from Milan to Cesenatico and return by coach – we suggest you book a flight circa 18:00 onwards out from Milan
Note bike transfer from Milan to Cesenatico return will not apply if you have booked your bike from the UK on our Bike transport Service.
Luggage transfer from Cesenatico to Tirrenia;
Cost £825.00 per person based on 2 people sharing
Balance due on/by 28/2/204
Optional Extra Cost
Single Room Occupancy £150.00
Bike Transported from UK return £225.00
Don’t know where to leave you empty bike box? Leave it at your hotel desk (valid only for locations into Milan city), our Staff will pick up and bring it back to you on Sunday in Rogoredo carpark. This service is optional and costs £50.00.
When and What do you have to pay
Payment in full is required at time of booking
These terms below are apply to CTS Italy and override our normal TC’s in relation to refunds
In the event you wish to cancel the following applies
Until 31/12/2023 – 90% refunded
From 01/01/2024 > 16/4/2024 70% refunded
17/4/2024 > 16/4/2024 30% refunded
17/4/2024 > No refund
Our terms and conditions can be found here. Plus see our special refund details for CTS Italy above (refunds)
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