Frequently Asked Questions
About Your Trip
No. The leader carefully breaks up the distances covered with refreshment stops and lunch. The terrain will vary but clients are always free to hop on the support vehicle that shadows the whole group, if they feel like a break. Saying that, you do cover more ground than you think, especially with a tailwind behind you!
Will Shoubridge - Agency Sales
The start hotel is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours drive from Pisa Airport and, if you decide to grab a taxi, the cost will be approximately 160 Euros. It is also possible to reach the start point using public transport. There are many trains from Pisa airport to Lucca, from where you should change and take a train to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, (approx. cost €5). A timetable of train times can be found on www.ferroviedellostato.it. Total journey time – 2.5 hours.
Stefania Aniello - Customer Operations
The trip uses various 3 star hotels along the ‘Strada di Chianti’, (Wine Road). Hotels used are all of high quality, rooms all have en suite facilities, and you may also enjoy the swimming pools available at the hotels used at Chianti and Montalcino!
Stefania Aniello - Italy Operations
‘In-country’ bike hire should be arranged at the time of booking, and the cost will be added to your invoice. Please note that there are a limited number of bikes available locally. We always have to match a person's height to the bike frame size and, as there are a limited amount of each size, we cannot always guarantee availability of the correct frame. Therefore it is recommended you add the local bike hire as early as possible.
Andy Ross - Product Manager
Yes. All the bikes are adaptable to be fitted with personalised bike parts. The support team accompanying the group will be able help with any bike alterations or damage to the bike along the entire trip.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Synthetic, cotton or merino wool tops will be perfect for cycling , especially when it's hot . Shorts (could be padded) will also be great as it will almost certainly be too hot for cycling in trousers. Stiff sole shoes are in general better for cycling but you could also go for sandals. A lightweight windbreaker (or water-resistant/proof top) may come handy in the unlikely event of a spell of bad weather ; however, in case of rain you may well go for being wet because of the rain rather than because of your own sweat under a jacket.
Rachel George - Customer Operations
Italy Specific Questions
Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to Italy where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page.
Cycling Specific Questions
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