MANCHESTER, UK, June 5, 2019 – For fanatics of pro cycling, spectacles of power and speed can be washed down at leisure while sipping Lombardy’s light, red wines paired with risotto and ossobuco this fall in northern Italy.
Over the eight days of the Italian Autumn Classics, Oct. 7-13, 2019, the rough riders of three end-of-season bicycle races will defy gravity in Italy’s Apennines, buoyed by spectators who are being indulged by Sports Tours International. This is the world’s leading purveyor of vacations wrapped around world-class cycling and running events.
During the Italian Autumn Classics, cycling enthusiasts may join Sports Tours International for a week or a long weekend to chase some of the world’s top athletes up and down their stages. Well-located hotels (think Lake Como), transport and the services of cycling guides are included in these tours. Guests may opt to rent Pinarello bikes and to join hospitality and VIP race access options during the three events that define the Classics. Two One event is part of the five Monuments of Cycling.
Throughout the week, Sports Tours International’s newly appointed ambassador, Simon Warren, will be on hand to chat up his new book, 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of Italy (https://www.100climbs.co.uk/books). For Warren’s thoughts on the last week of the Giro d’Italia which featured the climbs around Lake Como that participants will ride on the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia please see: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/why_the_final_week_is_going_to_be_amazing/
Included in the rates for both the week-long and weekend itineraries are:
The per person double Italian Autumn Classics Week is £1499 (£300 single supplement) for the nights of Oct. 7-13. Sports Tours International offers a “twin to share” option that pairs singles with another rider (of the same sex). Included are:
Lombardia Weekend Travel Package takes in the Oct. 12 pro race and the Oct. 13 Gran Fondo. The per person double rate of £475 (£160 single supplement) for the nights of Oct. 11, 12 and 13 includes:
Sports Tours Internationalis Europe’s leading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. With the tagline, Our experience will make yours, the company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking runners to the NYC Marathon. Since the early 2000s, the company now embraces international cycling and running events, triathlon competitions, sports training camps and corporate hospitality.
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