Base Tour: Tuscany
Tuscan Training Camp 'EAT-DRINK-RIDE'
Pracchia (via Pistoia), Tuscany
June 24-30 2020
From our Topbike base town in the Apennine Ranges, Tuscany we’ll do the climbs of Corno Alle Scale, Abetone, which are ski resorts as well as the highest point in the northern Apennines, Monte Cimone. Smaller peaks are reached at Passo Oppio, Prunetta, La Collina, San Momme, Granaglione et al. We ride forested mountain passes, river valleys and quiet switch-back back roads even the locals don’t know about.
The Tuscan Training Camp ‘Base Tour’ is 7 days (6 nights) fully supported, off the tourist route around our staff’s base town in the Apennine Ranges, in the regions of Tuscany and Emiliglia Romagna. Our rides will vary from between 60km and 140km, all starting and finishing in our ‘base’ town of Pracchia*.
*The mountain town of Pracchia, situated in the Italian Province of Pistoia, Tuscany, (approximately 60k from Florence and 80k from Bologna) is one of Topbike’s European HQ.
2020 Tour Dates
Base Tour: Tuscany
Tuscan Training Camp
| June 24-30 2020
Topbike’s Tuscan Training Camp Base Tour uses an excellent accommodation hotel, and we’ll dine well in-house and visit local and traditional restaurants around the area. Deep, local knowledge that our Topbike staff have of the region is put to good use here. Plenty of great coffee and gelato to be enjoyed en route too.
NB: there are many other climbs available, on demand. Just ask!
2020 Tour Price: $3550 (AUD) (Per person)
[Places are limited to 13 clients in total (with 3 staff).]
If we do everything planned, we’ll have climbed around 8.500 metres vertically, over 10 different mountain passes.
Although this Camp may not be as ‘kilometre heavy’ as other Topbike Base Camps, it is the combination of the total climbing hours and the repeat days of climbing that will make your legs feel like you’ve worked hard and give you a significant increase in your fitness.
Also worth noting is that there is virtually no car time, as we use the vehicle for back up, and carrying our spare clothing etc. only.
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Tour Start / FinishPistoia - Pistoia
Pick UpJune 24 2020 | 11.00am Pistoia Railway Station
Drop OffJune 30 2020 | 11.00am Pistoia Railway Station
Cycling Fitness/ExperienceRecommended: minimum 10 hrs/week + E-Bikes Available