Cycling tours in Italy is this good value

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Cycling tours in Italy is this good value

Postby 5311 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:26 pm

Hi Guys,
I'm thinking of taking a tour in Italy with Gold Coast Cycling Tours, they seem to have put together a pretty good package.
I've look at other tour companies with similar tours and similar inclusions and they are heaps more expensive.
Bikestyle tours and topbike tours etc are all around the $5500
What are your thoughts?

Inclusions:
10 nights accommodation in a 3 star hotel with Buffet Breakfasts & Dinner
superb guided rides with knowledgeable & friendly locals
Daily rides around the region of Riccione
Welcome dinner at the Hotel
Entry in the Gran Fondo Nove Colli
See stage 12 of the Giro in Ravenna
Visit the Marco Pantani museum
Tour of a local Olive Oil Factory
Tour of a local coffee plantation
A Tour Jersey valued at $120.00
Train ticket from Milan to Rimini
Hotel in Milan
Not included:
Airfares Bike hire Travel Insurance Personal expenses
Cost $2,695.00
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Re: Cycling tours in Italy is this good value

Postby timbo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:01 am

It looks pretty good value doesn't it.
Perhaps because they are not following the Giro all the time, accommodation can be a bit cheaper, plus the fact that it is based at one motel, transport costs are kept to a minimum.
The date for bookings is late January though. Are you looking to do it this year or keeping it in mind for next year?
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Re: Cycling tours in Italy is this good value

Postby 5311 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:48 pm

I planning on going this year. I've contacted them and they have a few spots still available.

Thanks for your feedback, I'll post a review when I get back.
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Re: Cycling tours in Italy is this good value

Postby timbo » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:18 pm

I'm not sure if 5311 made it over to Italy, or made it back, but here is a blog of the tour for anyone interested.

http://www.goldcoastcyclingtours.com.au ... blog_id=14
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