granfondo terùn bike tour

  • 9 days/8 nights
  • Tour Type: Events
  • Level: 4/5
  • Price From: €2,790

Granfondo Terùn Bike Tour Overview

On this mind-blowing cycling tour, we’ll immerse ourselves in a unique natural landscape. We’ll ride among lemon and olive groves along the dramatic rugged coastline full of enchanting villages which still retain  a character of their own. We’ll savour mouth-watering local home-made dishes and great wines at our favourite country retreats and at the finest restaurants along the route. We will ride with Maurizio Fondriest, a former World Champion, around Scalea and we’ll take part in the Granfondo Terùn like a professional team. Furthermore, we will have all the time we need to relax and recharge in enchanting locations. 

Bike Tour Itinerary

Welcome to the adventure! Our guides will meet you at Naples International airport and will transfer you to your hotel around Sorrento. After a welcome lunch that will introduce you to local delicacies like spaghetti alla colatura di alici (anchovy sauce), Ndunderi di  Minori and delizia al limone. We’ll get fitted on our bikes and head off for a warm-up ride to get ready for the week ahead. From Sorrento, we will quickly reach some of the most beautiful areas in the world. We’ll pedal through beautiful countryside scattered with historic towns, little hamlets with wonderful views of the sea and lemon trees. In the afternoon we’ll stop at one of the best-known local eateries to sample local delicacies. Back to the hotel we’ll get ready for a gourmet dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Sorrento.

Meals: Light Lunch, Dinner

Accomodations: Three or Four star Hotel

Cycling: distance 35 km, elevation 600 meters

Pick-up location: Naples International Airport

Today we are off to Paestum, we will ride among lemon and olive groves along the dramatic rugged coastline full of enchanting villages where we’ll marvel at the sight of the legendary Faraglioni of Capri. We will pedal along beautiful roads on the sea passing through enchanting towns such as Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi, where we’ll stop to enjoy the impressive vistas of the sapphire sea between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. Here we’ll pause at the renowned pastry shop Fiorentino for a delicious coffee and a unique sfogliatella “La Santa Rosa”. We’ll continue riding to the breath-taking village of Positano, one of the most beautiful places in the world. We’ll continue our ride across Salerno to Eboli where we’ll stop at a local caseificio (cheese factory) where we’ll taste the worldwide renowned mozzarella di bufala cheese. Back on our bikes we’ll pedal for 20 km to the magical village of Paestum. Here we’ll have some time to relax at our hotel and to visit the breath-taking and splendidly preserved Greek temples. Dinner at our favourite restaurant in town. 

Meals: Light Lunch, Dinner

Accomodations: Three or Four Star Hotel

Cycling: distance 106 km, elevation 2,200 meters

A nourishing breakfast prepares us for another scenic ride. We’ll pedal along a series of gentle ascents and smooth descents that will lead us to the enchanting village of Castellabate  in the national park of Cilento which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998. Here we’ll reach a secluded panoramic spot where we’ll stop to enjoy the impressive endless vistas of the emerald sea and the various small enchanting islands. Once out of the park we’ll ride through the fishing village of Ogliastro Marina facing two gentle climbs then downhill across a stunning landscape along roads which will lead us to Palinuro, a real jewel on the Amalfi coast. Here we’ll climb to a panoramic spot to enjoy the breath-taking vistas of the endless blue sea, take some pictures and visit the lighthouse, the second highest in Italy. We will finish the day with a traditional dinner in a garden overlooking the sea.

Meals: Light Lunch, Dinner

Accomodations: Three or Four Star Hotel

Cycling: distance 90 km, elevation 1,300 meters

After a traditional Italian breakfast, we will hit the road to enjoy another magnificent ride to tackle the most challenging day of the tour. We will ride along a series of smooth ascents and descents with stunning views of the emerald sea through beautiful villages and small towns such as Marina di Camerota before reaching Sapri where we will stop for a snack. Back on our bikes will head uphill for 20 km to the hinterland along dreamy and peaceful roads immersed in the amazing Mediterranean vegetation, passing through Casaletto Spartano, Caselle in Pittari and other enchanting villages. After an exhilarating descent and 10 km flat, we will reach Padula where we will marvel at its ancient Certosa which is a few steps far from our hotel. Dinner tonight at our favourite restaurant for an authentic specialità.

Meals: Light Lunch, Dinner

Accomodations: Three or Four star Hotel

Cycling: distance 120 km, elevation 2,300 meters

After breakfast we’ll get ready for a challenging cycling day. We will set off on peaceful roads off the beaten track, after a gradual climb 10 km long we will reach Montesano sulla Marcellana where we will be taken aback at the sight of Sant’Anna church, an imposing gothic cathedral. From here we will pedal for 30 km along a series of ascents and descents through green pastures, and wild meadows where the only sound is the chirping of birds and the only noises are made by our bikes. We will reach Sirino lake where we will stop for a typical lunch. After lunch, we will zoom downhill for 10 km along a thrilling descent and then uphill along a quite road that leads us to Trecchina, a tiny ancient hill top village. We will continue our ride downhill along another traffic -free road that leads us back to the coast to our last climb that will take us to the Cristo di Maratea, a panoramic spot where to enjoy the stunning views of the endless sea. Once here, yo u can opt to kick up your heels and go to the hotel by van or ride with us an extra 30km for a stunning view of the sea. After a well-deserved rest at our hotel in Scalea, we will get ready for a delicious home-made dinner.

Meals: Light Lunch, Dinner

Accomodations: Three or Four star Hotel

Cycling: distance 80 km, elevation 1,800 meters

After four challenging days, we will dedicate these two days to relax and prepare us for the Granfondo Terùn. You can opt to rest at our hotel where the vista of the sea will leave you speechless, or ride with our staff, Maurizio Fondriest and the Terùn team around Scalea, visiting the most important landmarks and having traditional culinary experiences.

Riding with Maurizio Fondriest is one life time opportunity which will make this cycling holiday unforgettable.

Meals: Dinner

Accomodations: Three or Four star Hotel

Cycling: distance 50 km, elevation 800 meters

After a cycling friendly breakfast, we will be ready for the Granfondo. We will take part in the race as a team and we will be assisted by our staff with a support car with escort mechanic, spare wheels, sports nutrition and everything we may need along the ride as if we were pro cyclists.  

The day’s cycling achievements will be rewarded with a post-ride massage and we will celebrate the end of this cycling holiday with a special goodbye dinner of local specialities. 

Meals: Dinner

Accomodations: Three or Four star Hotel

Cycling: Granfondo Terùn

Our final breakfast is followed by goodbyes with our guides before they see you off to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Drop-off: Lamezia Terme Airport or Naples International Airport

What’s included and Details

  • All lodging (Three and Four-star hotels)
  • All breakfasts
  • All lunches and dinners
  • High-end Pinarello bike
  • Daily bike tune-ups and washing
  • Daily laundry service for bike clothing
  • Two post-ride massages
  • Professional riding guide
  • Support car with escort mechanic, spare wheels, sports nutrition and everything the riders may need along the ride
  • Transfer from Naples airport and to Lamezia or Naples airport
  • Basic Health Insurance (see terms and conditions)
  • Lunches
  • Flights to and from Italy
  • Changes or additions to the menus will be charged separately
  • Anything not listed will be charged separately

Pick-up: Naples International Airport

Drop-off: Lamezia Airport or Naples International Airport

Three and Four star hotels

Upcoming Tours

Jun 02-10, 2019

From € 2,790

Go Private or Customize your bike tour

Team

Gabriele Mirra

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Paladino Meschi

Co-Founder and Chief Cycling Officer

Fabiana Luperini

Former Champion and Professional Riding Guide

Cristiana Vinardi

Professional Riding Guide

Francesca Natalini

Professional Riding Guide

Daniele Colli

Former Pro and Riding Guide

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