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Montecassino & WW2 Battlefields

From: April to October

Minimum: from 6 people

Duration: 7 days

Lazio is a central Italian region bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea, and it was the heart of the ancient Roman Empire. At the southern end of the region, lie Cassino, a quiet city between Rome and Naples, located at the foot of Monte Cairo.

It was in this region, during the second world war, that the Germans formed a strong line between the two seas called the LINEA GUSTAV. This was created to stop the Allied army from advancing towards Rome. The most violent and bloody battles took place in the territory of Cassino and 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the city and its monastery.

VICTOURS Bike is pleased to offer a training camp which combines the discovery of this territory with the history of those terrible battles, that contributed to the modern and free Europe of today.

The camp is for cyclists who are looking for an intense sporting experience, immersed in a territory with spectacular landscapes and interesting locations to visit. The camp lasts 10 days, with 8 days dedicated to intense bicycle training. The routes have been chosen based on their level of difficulty, the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the historical significance of the region. The best period for the training camp is May, but exceptions can be made for groups with a minimum of 10 cyclists.

VICTOURS Bike staff provide complete assistance to their guests throughout the duration of the camp. The camp begins with transfers from the airport to the allocated hotel ‘La Campagnola’ in Cassino, an historical building that offers modern rooms and a restaurant which specializes in the local dishes.

A technical support van and staff are always available for the group. Each morning starts with breakfast in the hotel before setting off on bike. The cyclists will follow a different route every day, always in the presence of staff on bikes followed by the support van (carrying spare parts, food and drink) Our bicycle mechanic is always available. At the hotel, clients have the benefit of a personal trainer or a masseur. During the camp there will be two afternoon lessons on bicycle mechanics and correct nutrition with qualified personnel. Dinner with the local delicacies is also included in the package. Clients have the possibility to organize trekking excursions after bicycle training. In case of inclement weather, training sessions will be held indoors, or group excursions may be organized to various locations, suggested by staff and/or the group.

Price: $1,700 CAD per person (SPECIAL OFFER NEW YEAR!)

  • From April to October
  • Double occupancy (Single Supplement $220 CA)
  • Duration 7 days/6 nights
  • Minimum 6 participants
  • Accommodation: Hotel La Campagnola
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Candy bars/gels/water/liquids
  • Victours bike staff available 24/7
  • Van included as required
  • Daily laundry of cycling wear
  • Transfers to/from the airport

Not included

  • Airline tickets
  • Bicycle rental
  • Other items as listed in the “Not included” section

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  • Questo campo serve per la convalida e dovrebbe essere lasciato inalterato.

Included in this packages:

  • Staff available 24/7
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Dedicated bike mechanic
  • Minibus transfer available

Upon Request:

  • Replacement materials
  • Bike rental (high-range racing bike and/or Ebike)
  • Pre and post training massages
  • Laundry service for sportswear
  • Fly and hotel booking
  • Gran Fondo races registration assistance
  • Biomechanical visit and personal bike measurements

Day 1 – Arrival

  • Transfer from the airport to hotel. Check in.
  • Welcome cocktails and introduction to the group and staff.
  • Program presentation.
  • VICTOURS Bike will provide personalized material for gps tracking to be downloaded on the bicycle navigators or smartphones, according to chosen routes.
  • The staff will take care of assembling and stocking the bikes.
  • Aperitif in town followed by dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 – Ulysses Riviera

  • Ride: Seaside and Suio Spa, 80 km altimetry 550.
  • Easy straight run from Cassino, to the Tyrrhenian Sea, the famous Riviera Ulysses.
  • First stop off point is Scauri for a coffee break.
  • Continue towards Suio Spa where cyclists can take a refreshing bath and have a snack.
  • Back towards Rocca d’Evandro.
  • Return to hotel.
  • Free time followed by dinner.
  • A briefing on the next day’s program and checking of bicycles and equipment.

Day 3 – Gran Fondo Cassino

  • Ride: GF route Cassino.
  • Starting off with a series of 110km and 1700 metres of elevation.
  • Follow the trail of Cassino’s Gran Fondo, riding uphill to San Vittore and Cervaro and finally arriving at Viticuso at 1100m
  • Stop off at Lake Cardito and then back downhill towards Valley Comino.
  • Coffee break in the characteristic village of Picinisco.
  • Return to Cassino through Atina and Belmonte Castello.
  • Free time followed by dinner.
  • Briefing on the next day’s program, checking of bicycles and equipment.

Day 4 – The tour of battle

  • Bike route around the towns where the battles took place, 85km and 1000m of elevation.
  • This is a fascinating route for both its beautiful scenery and history.
  • Cyclists ride through those towns which were protagonists in the Battle of the Linea Gustav and have been completely destroyed.
  • Departure from hotel in the direction of San Giorgio a Liri, through Pontecorvo and Badia di Esperia then return to San Giorgio riding through Sant’Apollinare, Rocca D’Evandro and San Vittore.
  • Return to Cassino stopping off at the commonwealth war cemetery where a guide will give a presentation on the history of the territory.
  • Uphill by bike to the Abbey of Montecassino.
  • A guided tour of the monastery followed by meeting the Abbot.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Free time, followed by dinner then a briefing and checking of bikes.

Day 5 – From the mountain to the sea

  • Route: The Madonna della Civita and Sperlonga route. 125km, 1,100 metres elevation.
  • This route takes cyclists towards the Ulysses Riviera, one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in Italy, with the first part of the route level.
  • After going through Formia and Gaeta, stop off to visit Sperlonga an enchanting seaside town then back towards Fondi and uphill towards the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Civita.
  • Return to the hotel through Pico, Pontecorvo.
  • Free time followed by dinner.
  • Briefing and checking of bicycles and equipment.

Day 6 – Rest day

  • Option A – Relaxing day on the beach with a fish-based lunch
  • Option B – Trekking day on Cavendish Road (from “Caira” to Montecassino Abbey)

Day 7 – The italian western

  • Route: The “Tracciolino” Route 100km and 1.000 metres of elevation.
  • After yesterday’s visit to the seaside, this is a complete change of scenery.
  • We will cycle towards the Gole of Melfa, a natural canyon which is completely isolated.
  • Pedaling from Roccasecca to Casalvieri, in the charming Valley of Comino, stopping off to visit the famous winery of Ciacca family.
  • Refreshments at the “Lawrence House”, where the famous writer took his family on holiday.
  • Tasting of local products.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Free time followed by dinner.
  • Briefing and checking of bicycles.

Day 8 – The battle of Camino tracks

  • Route: The Sanctuary of the Madonna dei Lattani route (115 km and 1,100 of elevation).
  • Again, the scenery changes, with many chestnut trees in this volcanic area of Roccamonfina.
  • Riding towards the south on the SS6 main road cyclists can see the point where the army made its advancements towards Cassino.
  • Stop off and brief guided tour of the Military Sanctuary of Mignano Montelungo.
  • Lunch stop at Hystoricus Museum of Caspoli
  • Return via Suio and Rocca d’Evandro.
  • Free time, followed by dinner, briefing and checking of equipment.

Day 9 – The Valley Comino’s

  • Route: Val Comino route 100km and 1200 metres elevation.

  • Return to Val Comino to discover the other wonders that the valley has to offer.
  • Uphill Towards Belmonte and Cassino, riding all the way to Alvito with a short stop and a visit to the ancient castle.
  • Heading towards Settefrati and the Valley of Canneto.
  • Stop off for refreshments and a visit to the famous church of Canneto.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Free time followed by dinner.
  • Briefing, including finalizing arrangements for day 9.
  • Checking of bikes and equipment.

Day 10

  • Check out and departure

Day 2 – Ulysses Riviera

Day 3 – Gran Fondo Cassino

Day 4 – The tour of battle

Day 5 – From the mountain to the sea

Day 7 – The italian western

Day 8 – The battle of Camino tracks

Day 9 – The Valley Comino’s

Any domestic or international airfares and related taxes and fees, airport taxes, hotel city taxes required to be paid locally, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, beverages, gratuities to your tour-guide and bus driver, any optional tours, items of a personal nature fees i.e., laundry, telephone calls, etc., and any other items not specifically listed as included.

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