What to Expect on Your Ciclismo Adventure
A typical Ciclismo day typically starts with a hearty breakfast between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Every morning our guides go over the day’s route on a map and prepare the group before we get on the road. After stocking up on snacks and water for the road, the group sets off with one guide leading the way and the other following in the support van. Everyone rides at their own pace, with regrouping stops every 20 miles. Lunch is either an organized picnic lunch or on an individual basis in a pretty village along the way. After lunch we take off again for more riding.
Cultural visits and activities are included either during the mornings or the afternoons or both, depending on the distance to be covered. We typically roll into our overnight stop around 3 or 4 p.m., so there’s plenty of time to relax and explore. On most days, dinner is included and usually starts around 8 p.m. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE OPTIONAL.
Each Ciclismo trip has at least two guides, with a third guide for any group of 18 or more guests. Our average group size is 14 unless you are doing a private or custom tour. Our support van is always available for anyone who needs to take a break from riding. Cycling clinics are offered throughout the trip, sometimes before the start of a day’s ride and sometimes – depending on the terrain – along the way. Where relevant, every Ciclismo trip also features language lessons, which take place three times over the course of the tour, usually during an informal pre-dinner cocktail hour.
We classify all of our trips by difficulty level to make it easier for you to choose the one that’s right for you. If you’re unsure of which level to choose, give us a call at 800-866-7314 or contact us. Our travel consultants will be happy to advise you.
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