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REF: #07811

Geneva to Milan

Beginning with the breathtaking sight of Lake Geneva, this leg will cover 350 miles bringing together flat and traffic free routes, and an exciting mountain climb up the Nufenen Pass.

  • Half board hotel
  • Italian Alps —Genève > Milano
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 10
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms

Service

What’s included

  • Four nights’ accommodation in a clean, comfortable hotel (in Sierre, Airolo, Como and Milan). All rooms will have twin beds and we will allocate you a room partner unless you specify who you would like to share with. (You may select a single supplement for an extra £250 in the booking process if you prefer not to share)
  • Three meals a day plus stops for snacks
  • Coffee and cake at optional coffee stops
  • Support vehicle to transport your luggage (clothes and supplies) from each stage to the next
  • Back-up vehicles to provide you with medical help and any assistance should you need a rest
  • A digital map in the format of a .gpx file for mobile navigation devices such as Garmin
  • Customised, waterproof, cloth route maps including essential directions, pitstops and interesting information on the area.
  • Two new, bespoke high quality breathable cycling shirts for use on your trip. - These will be fully personalised for you and adorned with badges showing the number of Ride25 legs you have completed so far.
  • Daily fresh fruit and water in the support vehicles
  • Celebratory dinner on the final evening

What’s not included

  • Flights and transfers
  • Accommodation the night before the tour commences
  • A Bike
  • A bike box (we can put you in touch with selected bike box partners)
  • Personal insurance - including cycling cover

Itinerary

Day 1 Geneva to Sierre

Time to get back in the saddle again with a beautiful ride along the south side Lake Geneva before turning south along the Rhone Valley. We will then enjoy 50 miles of traffic-free, fairly flat cycling on good tarmac alongside the river - bliss! We will stay the night in the old town of Sierre.

Day 2 - Sierre to Airolo

We will leave Sierre and enjoy 30 miles of beautiful, fairly flat cycle paths before climbing gradually from Brig to Ulrichen. We will then enjoy a climb through the Nufenen Pass (the second highest mountain pass with a paved road in Switzerland!) before enjoying the descent into Airolo. It is possible to avoid the road from Brig to Ulrichen on a cycle path but the path is not suitable for road bikes in various places.

Day 3 Airolo to Lake Como

Leaving Airolo, we will enjoy a morning ride downhill into Italy and the Italian Lakes, going part way around Lake Maggiore before cycling along Lake Lugano and across to Lake Como.

Day 4 - Lake Como to Milan

Our final day will start with the scenic route to Milan by cycling around part of Lake Como before climbing to visit the patron saint of cycling at the Madonna del Ghisallo. We then cycle to the east of Milan before the last 30 miles into the centre of Milan on a traffic-free cycle path alongside a canal. Depending on your legs, it is possible to cut this day short and avoid the climb above Como to the Madonna del Ghisallo.

Accommodation

Four nights’ accommodation in a clean, comfortable hotel (in Sierre, Airolo, Como and Milan). All rooms will have twin beds and we will allocate you a room partner unless you specify who you would like to share with. (You may select a single supplement for an extra £250 in the booking process if you prefer not to share)

Location

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