We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to your Ride Across Italy bike tour, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.
We recommend that you fly into Bologna Airport (BLQ) or Ancona Airport (AOI).
If you arrive in Bologna (BLQ), take the Marconi Express train, which is direct from BLQ to Bologna Centrale train station. The ride takes just seven minutes and trains depart every 10 minutes. In Bologna Centrale trains depart hourly to Pesaro and the ride takes about 90 minutes. Train tickets can be purchased on www.TrenItalia.com.
If you arrive in Ancona (AOI), take the Raffaello Aerobus to Ancona train station. The ride takes 30 minutes and tickets can be purchased directly on board the bus at a cost of €5.50. In Ancona trains depart frequently to Pesaro and the ride takes about 30 minutes. Train tickets can be purchased on www.TrenItalia.com.
We highly recommend staying at Hotel Nautilus in Pesaro the night before the trip starts, where you will meet on Day 1. The ride starts from there. Please, contact your Trip Consultant for a discount code.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you in the lobby at Hotel Nautilus (Viale Trieste, 26, 61121 Pesaro PU, Italy) at 9:00 AM on the first day of the Ride Across Italy bike tour. Please, come to the meeting dressed in your cycling clothes and bring along anything you will need for the day’s ride like personal pedals, saddles, GPS units, etc. At the hotel your guides will spend some time ensuring you have the perfect fit to your Trek Domane. You'll then head out on your bike to begin your bike tour across Italy!
If you will be late for the meeting or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hotel San Domenico (+39 0722 2626), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You may take a taxi from Pesaro to the first night’s hotel, Hotel San Domenico in Urbino, for approximately 80 euros. The trip takes 50 minutes. View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 9:00 AM at Hotel Torre di Cala Piccola, Porto Santo Stefano. After a challenging week traversing Italy by bike, we recommend enjoying a leisurely morning at the hotel in order to make the most of the hotel’s wellness facilities and infinity pool. We have made special arrangements so that the hotel will allow you to have a late check-out (at 12:00 noon). A 30-minute shuttle ride organized by the hotel will take you the train station in Orbetello-Monte Argentario. From here, trains connect to Rome, Pisa, Florence, and other Italian cities. The first available afternoon train to Roma Termini departs the Orbetello train station just before 2:00 PM. Visit www.TrenItalia.com for specific train information. Please let your guides know your intended departure time to help facilitate the coordination of shuttle times with the hotel. View our post hotel recommendations