'South of Rome' 2020 Tour EAT-DRINK-RIDE
June 24-July 4 2020
The Topbike 2020 ‘South of Rome’ Tour will be 11 days (10 nights) fully supported, riding between all of our accomms’ (which means no no car time), low average daily kilometres, gentle gradients (only one climb with a peak over 700m), all locations off the tourist route, starting and finishing in Lenola after meeting in Formia, in the mediterranean province of Latina.
With Topbike’s ‘South of Rome’ tour we ride our way around the state of Lazio, just south of Rome. We’ll visit the ancient town of Anagni, that in the 13thcentury produced four popes, and has a history dating back more than 700,000 years. Nearby is Alatri, which also dates back to the 2nd millennium BC. From here we move onto the town of Picinisco, which at 700m is the highest sleep we have for the tour, and also the longest, as we have three nights here, including a rest day. Post Picinisco we move down to Cassino, where we will visit the Abbey of MonteCassino, the site of a pivotal battle in WWII. From here it is back to our start/finish town of Lenola, which is famous for nothing, and therefore the ‘real’ Italy.
Group size will be limited to 13, with 3 staff.
2020 Tour Dates*
Topbike 'South of Rome' Tour
June 24 - July 4 2020
Lenola - Lenola
(Formia - Formia)
Riding between all accomms (no car time), low average daily kilometres, gentle gradients (only one climb with a peak over 700m), all locations off the tourist route.
‘South of Rome’ Tour – Start & Finish Location:
Formia is a town on the Mediterranean coast, halfway between Rome and Naples, on the main train line (Rome–Formia–Naples railway). There are 4 hotels within 5 mins walk of the station, and the highest ranked place is 15 mins walk. Plenty of options for accommodation. There’s also a day trip, out to the ‘off the tourist route’ island of Ponza available from the Port of Formia, walking distance from the station.
2020 Tour Price: $5950 (AUD) (per person)
[Places are limited to 13 clients in total]
Topbike Hire Bikes & Electric Bikes
Topbike Hire bikes can be organized at an additional cost. We have ten 2017 full carbon handmade Italian Casati bikes, all with di2, disc brakes and compact gearing. There’s also new Wiliers from 2018, 2019 & 2020 coming.
Topbike Electric Bikes are also available: E-Bikes are a great option for those occasional riders or partners of riders who want to come on tour. All of Topbikes’ Cycling Tours are achievable by anyone on one of our E-Bikes.
We have ten Garmin 800s (with euro maps) available to use while on tour.
Tour Start / FinishLenola - Lenola
Pick Up10.00am June 24 2020 Formia Railway Station (or other location if arranged prior)
Drop Off10.00am July 4 2020 Formia Railway Station
Cycling Fitness/ExperienceAny + E-Bikes Available