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Tutti Dolomiti - 1,100 Kilometres (690 miles)
Tutti Dolomiti starts on Friday August 31st at the impressive Roman arena in the centre of Verona, Italy. It finishes 15 days later in Verona on Friday September 14th after 13 stages, 1,100 kilometers and around 27,000 meters of climbing and magnificent descents. The Dolomites is a mountain range in the north of Italy features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. The charming peaks are renowned for their enchanting shapes and colours. Over the centuries, an impressive network of breathtaking roads has enable travel from one valley to another with dozens of passes in-between. Bike-Dreams: Bike-Dreams specialises in challenging and adventurous bike expeditions. I have ridden over 12,500 kilometres with Bike-Dreams on four separate tours in Africa, South America, the Alps and most recently 'efc' plus some more of La Vuelta Iberia. Tutti Dolomiti: Bike-Dreams has linked the majority of the most famous passes of the Dolomites together in a wonderful, but demanding two weeks tour which features many famous Giro d'Italia passes including Passo Pordoi, Passo di Giau, Passo di Fedaia, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Passo di Gavia and Passo dello Stelvio. There are currently 33 riders from seven different countries supported by a crew of three. So if you are a roadie, why not join me? Here's the tour overview: • Start and finish: Verona, Italy • Dates: Friday August 31st to Friday September 14th 2018 • Stages: 13 • Rest days: 2 but with optional rides • Distance: 1,100 km (690 miles) with 26,700 metres of climbing and descent • Road condition: 100% paved • Bike type: Road bike • Accommodation: 15 nights in hotels • Price: €2,795 plus flights Interested? If so, please email [masked] and I will send you the full details.

Hotel Italia

Via Goffredo Mameli 58/66 · Verona

Respond by: 8/23/2018

What we're about

ABOUT

LOVE TO BIKE caters for off-road bikers who prefer longer, faster, harder rides. All Love To Bikes are set in the magnificent countryside to the south west and south east of London, and always start and finish at a train station. Love to Bikes range from 30 to 60 miles (50 to 100 kilometres) depending on the terrain, conditions and time of year. We ride at a sensible, continuous pace and lunch is usually at a pub. Estimated finish and train times are always given along with the options to finish a Love To Bike early should a Love To Biker tire. There is a Love To Bike most months and we ride all year round whatever the conditions and whatever the weather. The maximum group size for a Love To Bike is 10.

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LOVE TO BIKERS

LOVE TO BIKE appeals to off-road bikers who are already ‘fit to bike’ rather than novices aspiring to bike to get fit. We attract a broad 50/50 mix of male/females living and working in and around London. Most Love To Bikes require a well-maintained mountain bike and all Love To Bikers must have the sufficient skills to ride on uneven terrain which at times can be wet and muddy. Love To Bikers must also have the skills and tools to change an inner tube unassisted should they puncture.

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GROUP LEADER

LOVE TO BIKE is run by Paul New. Paul has been riding both on-road and off-road long before it became fashionable. He has ridden in Argentina, Chile, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Portugal, Rwanda, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Uganda and USA. He has climbed ten of the largest Tour de France cols, conquered the Pyrennes, Picos de Europa and made it t summit of Pico de Veleta (3,398m). He has also ridden the Box Hill zig-zag used in the London Olympics road race course over 1,000 times.

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Paul also runs LOVE TO HIKE - Longer, Faster, Harder Hikes: no other group hikes as far as often.

During the week, Paul is a freelance strategy consultant who works at board level with many well-known blue chips companies. Paul has an economics degree from Cambridge University. In his spare time, he is a ‘hunt the hills’ road cyclist, mountain biker, hiker and one of the regulars at his local gym.

BIKE-DREAMS

Bike-Dreams organises adventurous and challenging bike expeditions for hardcore cyclists from all around the world. It's first tour was in 2006 when it organised 'Paris-Dakar by Bike', a 10 week expedition of 7.200 kilometers. Other expeditions have included The 100 Cols, The Lake Victoria Safari, Les Dix Alpes, La Bella Italia, The Andes Trail and The Great Divide. There are no easy days on a Bike-Dreams expedition. For further information, check out www.bike-dreams.com

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NJINGA

If you are looking to improve your cycling capabilities and performance, check out www.njingacycling.com (http://www.njingacycling.com/.)

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And as a member of LOVE TO BIKE, you can try two of Njinga's Wattbike training sessions for only £14 with the code 2£14LOVETO.

COTSWOLD 15% DISCOUNT

LOVE TO BIKERS enjoy a special 15% members only discount both in-store and online when shopping at Cotswold Outdoor. Just quote AF-LTH-M6. Check out www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

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DASH4IT.co.uk ADDITIONAL 5% DISCOUNT

LOVE TO BIKERS enjoy an additional 5% off the online map superstore's already deep discounted prices. Use code L2H5 to buy a new latest edition Ordnance Survey Explorer map complete with mobile download for only £5.55! Check out www.dash4it.co.uk

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Click to read our Disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/Love-To-Bike/pages/Disclaimer/) and get answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.meetup.com/Love-To-Bike/pages/Frequently_Asked_Questions/). Happy biking.

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