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Are you looking for your next cycle challenge? Well have we got one for you!
To celebrate the hospice’s 30th anniversary, we’re bringing a brand new challenge to the hospice calendar – The Venice to Rome cycle challenge.
What can I expect from the challenge?
Cycle just over 400 miles through the exquisite country of Italy from the beautiful mainland of Venice to the ancient ruins of Rome, all in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.Experience the breathtaking views as this exciting event takes you south on the flat roads to the rolling hills of Umbria, finishing on the relatively flat run in to Rome.
A brief itinerary for the challenge is below*:
Day one – Arrive in Venice
You’ll arrive in Venice where you can check in to your hotel and have some free time (flight times dependent) to explore this unique city. You will meet the crew at registration for details of your first day of cycling.
Day two – Venice to Ravenna (approx. 170km/ 106 miles)
Your adventure begins after breakfast when you set south along the flat tranquil terrain, leaving the beautiful canals behind and heading to Revenna, full of bike friendly streets.
Day three – Ravenna to Pesaro (approx. 118km/ 74 miles)
After a good night’s rest and breakfast your journey continues through a number of quirky Italian towns and you begin your climb into the National Park of Monte San Bartolo before arriving in the popular seaside resort of Pesaro where you will spend the night.
Day four – Pesaro to Gubbio (approx. 96km/ 60 miles)
Your slow climb along picturesque terrain begins as you head towards the region of Umbria before you stop in stunning walled city of Gubbio for the night.
Day five – Gubbio to Viterbo (approx. 151km/ 94 miles)
After another night of rest and a hearty breakfast, you’ll set off again, heading to Lake Di Corbara (Lake Corby) before heading on to Viterbo where you will spend the night.
Day six – Viterbo to Rome (approx. 111km/ 69 miles)
The final leg of the journey begins as you take part in the final stage of the challenge towards Rome. Once in this ancient city you’ll head towards the spectacular site of the Colosseum where your challenge will end.
Day seven – Depart from Rome
After a leisurely breakfast, the event comes to an end. Your bikes will be safely transported back to the UK by the team leaving you hassle free to explore the area further or make your way home.
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What’s expected of me?
Those taking part in Venice to Rome 2019 will be asked to raise a minimum of £2,200 for St Elizabeth Hospice – the funds raise can not be split with any other charity.You will need to be fairly fit and have trained for this challenge. We will cycle over 400 miles over five days and, while fun, this will be a challenge.
Please note that your outbound flight to Venice and your return flight to the UK from Rome are not included in the package and you will need to book and pay for these yourself. Transfers to the start and from the finish are also not included. This allows participants the flexibility to arrive earlier or stay later to explore both Venice and Rome in their own time.
For further information about what’s included and not included in the trip, please click here to download the booking conditions.
How to get involved
If you’d like to take part in Venice to Rome 2019 then click below to sign up online.
Please note there is a £6.99 administration fee if you choose to sign up online. Alternatively, you can download and complete the two documents below and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating in the subject title ‘Venice to Rome booking form’. Emailing the documents will carry no additional administration fee.
Click here to download the booking contract
Any further questions?
If you have any further questions about taking part in our Venice to Rome challenge in 2019, please contact a member of the fundraising team by emailing email@example.com or call them for a chat on 01473 723600.*Please note that we reserve the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons should local conditions dictate.