Like this site? Help us to make it better.


Join us on Italy Week from 11-18 June!

Join us at the second best hotel in the whole world for a week of great riding

We love going to Italy to stay at the Hotel Belvedere in Riccione. And we're going again, and you can join us there from 11-18 June. Come along!

Read more and make an enquiry

What's so great about the Hotel Belvedere? Well, not for nothing was it ranked as the second best hotel in the whole wide world in the 2019 Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice awards. It's a fantastic place to stay, and they really know how to look after you.

Italy Week 2018 - 8.jpg

Not only that but it's a great base for riding your bike. The hotel is a block from the beach, but from there you can climb all the way up to the 1,450m Cippo Carpegna in a day's ride, or explore the myriad of beautiful hilltop towns, or head to the university city of Urbino, or ride the Panoramica road along the sea cliffs... there's a huge variety of riding. The hotel organises up to five guided rides a day, and they have an extensive fleet of top-end De Rosa road bikes so you don't need to travel with your bike if you don't want to.

We're heading there on Tuesday 11 June to catch the build-up to the Gran Fondo Riccione on the Sunday. There's lots of supporting events going on in town that week, and you can participate in the Gran Fondo itself on the Sunday if you want. Spoiler alert: they like to go FAST!

We'd love to see you out there! Click here to read more about the week and to enquire.

Key facts

  • Tuesday 11 June to Tuesday 18 June 2019
  • Bed, breakfast, evening meal and cyclists’ buffet at Hotel Belvedere
  • Six days of fully guided riding for all levels of rider, including the route of this years stage 9 and 2014's Eremo summit finish
  • Optional entry into the Gran Fondo Riccione on Sunday 16 June
  • Free laundry service
  • Free access to the Spa and Wellness Centre
  • Country house BBQ
  • Wine and cheese tasting at local Agricola (supplement payable)
  • 7 nights from €1,304 per person, based on two people sharing
  • Ryanair flights available direct from Stansted to Rimini (8km from the hotel)
  • Many flights to Bologna (1hr transfer)

Read more and make an enquiry

Dave is a founding father of, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.

Latest Comments