Italy is synonymous with cycling. It’s an intrinsic part of Italian culture, so is good food and Prosecco!
Il Grupetto has put together a trip to include the best of what Italy has to offer; a cycle through the vine-clad, rolling hills of the Prosecco growing region of Northern Italy, a trip to a well known Vineyard and a superb 4 star hotel – Hotel Soligo
Hotel Soligo is a neoclassical structure in the Palladian style, built in 1782 by the Counts Brandolini d’Adda. It was originally used by the noble family as a summer residence and hunting lodge. The building has witnessed several events in Italian history; it was damaged in WWI and in 1942, during WWII, German armed forces used it as a headquarters.
The celebrities who have stayed at Hotel Villa Soligo include Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Sofia Loren. Partially renovated in 1945 and 1980, in 2020 Hotel Villa Soligo, with almost 240 years of history, was completely renovated and re-structured. The Palladian structure was turned into a concept hotel designed to excite the world’s travellers with new emotions.
The stunning scenery, quiet roads and villages create the perfect setting from which to experience cycling in Italy at its best. Dudley Samuels, the founder of Il Grupetto has family living in the region so his local knowledge and will ensure that you will ride the routes that best suit what you want to do. There are so many great climbs, fasts descents and ‘bellavistas’ on the perfectly tarmaced road surfaces. With coffee stops and eateries, it all adds up to make this such a special place to ride. Then to make your Prosecco immersion complete we have arranged a visit to the beautiful winery .
We are NOT riding a Gran Fondo, but we have the perfect opportunity to enjoy riding in Italy at its best, in a beautiful region at a pace that can be as testing, as relaxed or anywhere in between, plus and optional trip to the Pinarello Shop
Executive coach pick up from Venice Marco Polo Airport
Stunning 4 star – Hotel Soligo
Welcome brief and drinks
Bed Breakfast and Evening Meal
Local wine at the dinner table
Twin room as single use
Bike collection and return from your home address within a 200 mile radius of London
Bike transported by road
Following Support Van
Mid ride food and drinks
Energy Products for the rides
Bike cleaned and checked over every evening
Daily sports massage
CD of the trip
Executive coach pick from Hotel to Venice Airport
We are offering two ways to pay , monthly or via 3 instalments.
Option 1 – Staged
3 payments to cover the remaining balance
1st instalment on – 1/2/2022
2nd instalment on – 1/4/2022
Balance on – 1/6/2022
Option 2 – Monthly
1st payment on the 30th of the following month after deposit
Final payment on 30/7/2022
We inform you via email of your monthly payment should you take up option 2
If at any point you cancel your booking our terms and conditions fall into play – please refer to our 21 days refund terms.
If you require further information/clarification on monthly payments please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone .
3/8/2022 – 8/8/2022 – 5 nights — Inc Wine Tour
Your other personal hotels costs , such as bar bill , mini bar
Other personal expenses
Personal insurance – which we recommend you take out.
Fly into Venice, Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
Ensure you are cleared through customs by 13:00
Coach departs at 13:30
Coach departs from the hotel at 11:30 a.m.
1-hour (approx.) transfer, so book your return flight with this in mind.
We will contact you to arrange a date and time to collect and return your bike
2 Ripon House Manor Fields Putney London SW15 3NE
+44 7595 023536