We take an afternoon / evening flight to Milan and transfer to our hotel, where you will have the opportunity to meet your guides and the rest of the pie crew. Depending on flight times, dinner will be provided in a local restaurant / at the hotel, followed by a short briefing from your pie event manager.
A 100 mile day! We start early and make our way out of Milan, before hitting mile upon mile of straight, flat cycle paths that follow the canals out of the city. We make our way through numerous towns and villages, before we start attacking the foothills of the northern northern Apennines at approximately 100km into the day.
The Passo del Turchino is the only significant climb of the day, starting at about 110km into the ride and reaching 532m, with an average gradient of just 1.4%.
The last 20km or so of the ride takes us downhill to the Italian Riviera and our overnight stop in Arenzano, overlooking the sea below.
A change of scenery today, as we are sandwiched between the Med and the mountains. We spend the day following the beautiful coastline, through seaside towns and along cliff roads. Like yesterday, much of today’s riding is relatively flat, however there a few bumps along the way, with the first main climb of Le Mànie at 40km (318m high, with an average gradient of 6.7%, and maximum of 11%).
There is a bit of a sting in the tail, with the successive climbs of Capo Berta, Cipressa and Poggio di Sanremo at 90km, 110km and 132km respectively, however of these, the Cipressa is the highest at 240m, with an average gradient of just 3.9%.
The final few kms are either flat or downhill into the town of San Remo, and a well-earned celebratory drink!
In the evening we will have a celebration meal, with overnight accommodation provided overlooking the sea.
Take the morning at your leisure, before being transferred to Nice airport and your flight back to the UK.