Trips & Registration 2019

Hotel Dory Dates

 

Length   Price (€100 is currently $114)
May 11 to 18, 2019 — Viewing of Giro D’Italia – Optional trip to Gran Sasso for additional cost

 

7 nights   $1000 approximate price per person double occupancy based on room selection when you register
May 18 to 25, 2019 — Viewing of Giro D’Italia

 

7 nights   $1000 approximate price per person double occupancy based on room selection when you register
September 14 to 21, 2019

 

7 nights   $1100 approximate price per person double occupancy based on room selection when you register
*to book other dates at a discount, please let us know at cycling@wagnergroup.us.

Register for Hotel Dory – MAY – Email (fern@wagnergroup.us)

Register for Hotel Dory – SEPT

Register for Hotel Dory – May 11th – Coming Soon!

Hotel Dolci Colli Dates

  Length   Price (€100 is currently $114)
May 25 to June 1, 2019 — Viewing of Giro D’Italia

 

 

7 nights   $1000 approximate price per person double occupancy based on room selection when you register

Register for Hotel Dolci Colli – MAY

Hotel Dory Pricing Details

  • High-end Scott road bike with guided rides and special activities most every day. (Bicycle rental is billed separately from room)
  • 3 healthy & delicious buffet meals daily including wine with dinner
  • Lovely accommodations 1 block from beach
  • Transfers from Bologna Airport if arriving between  9AM and 6PM
  • And more!

In the summer, Hotel Dory in Riccione, Italy is filled with European visitors enjoying the beautiful Adriatic beaches. The family owners saw opportunity in the spring and fall when the weather is ideal for cycling. Cyclists from around the world come to Hotel Dory to enjoy the terrific countryside and coastline.  With a full fleet of carbon road bicycles, a crew of experienced Italian guides, three delicious and healthy daily buffets, cozy rooms, and après cycling gatherings, Stefano (the hotel proprietor) and his team have created a cyclist’s dream.  Each day guides lead different routes designed for five levels of ability.  Come as a group or meet up with others and you will be sure to return year after year as so many do. One would expect such a program to be very expensive but as one client put it, “It’s cheaper than staying home!” Book through your American hosts Fern and Joe Wagner for a discount.

Cycling Levels

We know that when you’re cycling it isn’t great to be left behind or to have to wait for those who aren’t as fit as you either! That’s why Hotel Dory has 5 groups for different preparation levels, each with a maximum of 15/18 cyclists. Cyclists can thus choose the right group for them, ensuring everyone gets the most fun from this great sport. You may also change groups during the week to suit your daily riding needs.

“BIKENESS” GROUP: La Dolce Vita programmes use their bicycles to help them discover the territory from a privileged vantage point. That’s why they cycle in tranquillity, admiring the surrounding views and without worrying about the kilometre indicator, the average speed or the total distance covered uphill. They go on excursions that cover 40 – 60 km, always divided into small groups and accompanied by an expert guide: easy and fun trips during which there’s plenty of time to take a break or a photo or have a coffee and lots of laughs. Naturally, they also tackle some climbs, but at their own pace and sometimes even on foot.

“CAPPUCCINO LIGHT” GROUP: Itineraries of 65/75 km per day with average speed of 17-19 km/h (10-12mph).

“CAPPUCCINO” GROUP: Itineraries of 80/100 km per day, average speed 20-22 km/h (12-14 mph). Recommended for well-trained cyclists.

“CAPPUCCINO SUPER” GROUP: Similar itineraries as Cappuccino group, but faster and a little longer”. Average speed of 23-25 km/h (14-16mph) Recommended for very well-trained cyclists.

“LIMONCINO” GROUP: Itineraries of 90/120 km per day, average speed 26-28 km/h (16-18 mph). Designed for VERY well-trained cyclists who have already covered between 2,000 and 2,500 km and want to really enjoy some of our great climbs.

Hotel Dolci Colli Pricing Details

  • Cervèlo full carbon bike with Shimano Ultegra gearing with climbing cassette
  • 5 Guided rides and special activities most every day. (Bicycle rental is billed separately from room)
  • 3 healthy & delicious meals daily
  • Lovely accommodations near Lake Garda
  • Transfers from Milan Airport if arriving between 9AM and 6PM
  • And more!

In May 2018, at the recommendation of Hotel Dory, we ventured North to Lake Garda and Hotel Dolci Colli, with goal of catching a mountain stage of the 2018 Giro D’ Italia while cycling in that region. We arrived at another family owned hotel where we were warmly embraced by the owner Luca and his staff. As another “Bike Italy Hotel”, Dolci Colli has all the basic amenities we have come to enjoy at Hotel Dory including their own fleet of high-end bikes. Riding around this large beautiful lake is relatively moderate with spectacular scenery all around. When you are ready, you can jump up into the ridges on either side of the lake and climb to your hearts content. There seems to be a perfect blend of valley riding through vineyards and farm land, along with long winding climbs into the surrounding hills.

Cycling Levels

“Easy” 70/80 km per day av. Speed 18/20 km/h,
“Medio” 80/100 km per day av. Speed 22/25 km/h
“Forte” 90/120 km per day av. Speed 26/28 km/h

Join us for both weeks!

If you’d like enjoy the Giro D’Italia for two full weeks combining a week at Hotel Dory and a week at Hotel Dolci Colli is the perfect solution! We will be arranging transfers for an additional cost between the two hotels.  Please complete both registrations above to secure your spot.