Ride Description – Northern Italy’s Cycling Paradise

Join us for 10 wonderful days and nights in the beautiful Veneto region, in the Vicenza province of northern Italy at the base of the pre-Alps. This area of Italy is known for its incomparable scenery, unparalleled history, splendid wines and grappa, great local cuisine and outstanding cycling! Our fixed base tour lodging is located in the outskirts of Bassano del Grappa only 1 kilometer from city center. Bassano is only a 1½ hour bus or train ride from Venice, which is the recommended arrival point and where our shuttle will pick you up for the trip to our hotel. Our tour will visit, among others, the famed towns of Asolo, Cittadella, Marostica and, of course, Bassano del Grappa.

The price of the trip is $2195 USD per person double occupancy and includes the following INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS just below. NOTE there is NO trip registration fee and there are NO payment fees by credit/debit card through PayPal. These fees are paid by Cycling Friends, LLC. A $750 USD deposit per person is required to secure a slot on the trip for each participant. Due date for final payments will be July 1, 2020. If single supplement applies, it will also be collected at the time of final payment due date. Single supplement cost is $750 USD.

Tour pricing is based on a minimum of 20 participants. If the minimum number of participants is not met at least 6 months prior to departure then the trip may be cancelled.

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Our hotel, 3-star Hotel Alla Corte, very close to the Brenta River (one of our rides) is located only 1 kilometer from Bassano del Grappa city center. The hotel features a Sportactive Spa and also boasts a full service restaurant Sant’ Eusebio.

Also of interest is a paragliding/hang gliding landing strip only 8 kilometers from our hotel. This location is considered one of the finest areas for paragliding and hang gliding in the world. On a good day you can see numerous paragliders circling in the sky, a colorful and beautiful sight! You will be able to sit on the patio and enjoy the scenery with your favorite beverage and watch the paragliders and hang gliders land directly in front of you. If you are the adventurous type, you can arrange for a tandem glide with one of the providers. Note transport to and from the paragliding/hang gliding viewing area can be arranged at no charge.

Arrival and departure for the trip will be at the Venice, Italy, Marco Polo airport (VCE). Luxury shuttle transportation will be provided from the airport to our hotel and back to the airport at the end of your stay. Travel time is approximately 1½ hours. Note: there will be only one date and time pickup and drop off per tour and the stated times will be prompt. See INCLUSIONS in the Cost/Admin tab above.

Several options exist in planning your arrival to and departure from the Venice airport. However, the recommended approach is by regularly scheduled air service. However, there is also bus service from the nearby Mestre train station to the airport for those traveling by train. To avoid the difficulties of transporting and storing your own bike, high quality rental bikes will be available. See the Other Information tab above. Details on transport to the Venice airport and rental options may be discussed with the Cycling Friends, LLC Ride Director and/or Ride Co-Director for the tour.

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Congratulations! You will love this trip!

The deposit amount for this trip is $750 USD per person and is due at registration. Please note if there are any allowed discounts these will be deducted at the time of final payment. You will be notified in advance by Cycling Friends, LLC of your final payment amount if different than outlined below.

The balance of $1445 USD per person (double occupancy or single with a roommate) or $2195 USD single supplement ($1445 USD + $750 USD = $2195 USD) will be due on or before July 1, 2020. Depending on currency exchange rates, there may be some minor changes in the amount of the final payment but this is unlikely. If this occurs you will be notified in advance by Cycling Friends, LLC.

Please review the 2 steps below for registration and making your deposit.

First, complete the registration form below. Every participant, whether cycling or not, is required to complete the form.

Second, you have two choices for signing the Release of Liability (aka RIDE APPLICATION WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK and INDEMNITY AGREEMENT) and making your deposit payment.

1) You can choose to electronically sign the Release of Liability and make your deposit payment by credit/debit card which flows through PayPal. You do not have to be a PayPal user to make payment. All fees associated with a credit/debit card payment are paid by Cycling Friends, LLC. Note you must do both, electronically sign the Release of Liability and make credit/debit card payment through PayPal or go to option 2) below and complete the process manually. This is your choice.

2) Or you can print the Release of Liability, date and sign it for each participant and then mail it and your deposit check(s) made payable to ‘Cycling Friends, LLC’ to the address below via USPS.

Cycling Friends, LLC
Northern Italy’s Cycling Paradise (please indicate Section attending)
2294 Seven Lakes Drive
Loveland, Colorado 80538 USA

In all cases of payment, whether electronically with a credit/debit card or through the mail, you will receive notification by email that your Release of Liability and check(s) or PayPal payment have arrived safely and been recorded and deposited.

Northern Italy Registration Form

Every participant, whether cycling or not, must complete the form below and agree to the Terms and Conditions in order to be officially registered for the trip. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions you are electronically signing the RIDE APPLICATION WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK and INDEMNITY AGREEMENT so please read carefully. For those choosing to print the RIDE APPLICATION WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK and INDEMNITY AGREEMENT and mail along with their deposit checks, you will be presented with this choice after you click on the Submit button below.