The Italian Job
David Payne does a great job organising the club Italian cycling holiday, first details here:
Italian cycling holiday 2020 - based at the Hotel Riz, Cesenatico
The 2020 cycling holiday will be the club’s 6th visit to Hotel Riz and the dates are Saturday 9th May to Saturday 16th May 2020. The reason for posting this early ‘heads up’ for the trip next year is because EasyJet flights went on sale on Thursday 19th September for the next summer season. If you are keen on going to Italy with the club in 2020 then the first thing that you need to do is book the return flights from Gatwick to Bologna as follows:
Saturday 09 May 2020 - EZY8989 Gatwick to Bologna 11:25 am
Saturday 16 May 2020 - EZY8990 Bologna to Gatwick 15:05 pm
At this stage the 2020 hotel prices aren't fixed, but they are likely to be much the same as last year. The hotel costs for a double Superior room with balcony and sea views for 7 nights in 2019 was 432 Euros per person (2 sharing). The surcharge for a Classic double room to be used by a single person is 40 Euros for the week or 70 Euros for the Superior room. Included in the price is:
7 days half-board: breakfast, afternoon sports buffet and dinner with drinks
3 different levels of guided cycle tours
Laundry for bike clothing
Spa and Sun beds on the hotel’s private beach
Barbeque at the hotel owner’s farmhouse
Transfers to and from the airports at both ends also involve some additional costs, but because of the size of the group they are reasonably affordable.
Bike hire is available and many choose this option, alternatively you can take your own bike - taking advantage of also hiring one of the 2 club bike boxes. (EasyJet charges £45 each way for taking bikes).
Visit the Hotel Riz website to get a feel for their great facilities.
If you are interested or need any more information then email David Payne directly.