Castel Gandfolfo & Ninfa Gardens

Weekend Cycling Break

Enjoy a long weekend away on a cycling break from Rome.

Past volcanic lakes, medieval towns and romantic gardens with the added bonus of staying by a seaside villa near Anzio on the Italian coastline.

Excellent food, exotic scenery and quality bicycles makes this multi day trip away from Rome a must for cycling holiday makers.

Castel Gandolfo

Castel Gandolfo is famous for the popes summer residence and villa as well as being one of italys most pretty towns, perched as it is on the top of the volcanic rim overlooking the Albano Lake.

Villa Accomodation

A location that brings us to the Blue Flag beaches of Anzio, our starting point for this trip is just a few hundred metres from the sea. Charming rooms and fully equipped dining hall. A great start and finish to this trip

Cincinnato Agriturismo

An exceptional setting for this stop at the vineyards of Cincinnato. Includes overnight accomodation and a dinner overlooking the vineyards of the winemakers themselves. Expect a classic italian menu of local produce accompanied by their brand of red and white wines.

Day 1

Distance Covered : 65kms
Elevation gained : +/- 1000 meters
Terrain : Flat streches with uphill climb
Surface : Smooth on road

Day 2

Distance Covered : 60kms
Elevation Gained : +/- 100 meters
Terrain : Mostly flat
Surface : Smooth and Asphalted

  • Lido dei Pini

Upon arrival in Rome, we will come pick you up from the airport/hotel/specified location and take you to the starting point by the sea.

-Welcome Dinner and Get to Know You “Banquet”. The first night is spent getting to know the group and making final preparations for the ride, checking bikes and stowing any extra luggage.

-Early next morning we depart for the first of our stops Castel Gandolfo having had a complete breakfast.

  • Castel Gandolfo

-Arrive by early afternoon at local restaurant for lunch overlooking the Alban Lake in the beautiful town of Castel Gandolfo.

-Visitors are now allowed to enter the apostolic palaces gardens. 

  • Castelli Romani

Cycle past through the medieval towns of Albano, Genzano , Ariccia and Velletri.

-The area is known as the Castelli Romani thanks to the presence of the many fortified noble villas from the 16th C.

  • Cincinatto Agriturismo and Dinner

– Any Italian Cycling Holiday is not complete with out a visit to a local vineyard that sells its wine wholesale plus organises banquets!

– Click here for more info about where we will be sleeping for the night and what we have on the menu!

  • Gardens of Ninfa

    Located near the town of Norma lie the ruins of an abandoned medieval town called Ninfa, famous for its secret gardens.

    All participants will be allowed entrance tot he gardens before we continue cycling back towards the Seaside Villa.

  • Dinner & After Tour Party

    – Having completed the trip and having experienced the best our local contacts have to offer, we now get to take our cycling shorts off and put our swimming trunks on! Its off to the beach for the last night of our trip where we will host a small party.

Included

2 Nights Accomodation
Dinner & Breakfast at Villa (first night)
Post Trip Banquet (Villa)
Bicycle Hire
Pick Up/Drop Off
Luggage Handling

Extras

Ninfa Garden Visit
All Lunches
Breakfast at Agriturismo
Dinner Second Night
Extra Night/s at Villa

Basic Plan

  • €400 per couple
  • €250 per single

Premium Plan

Enjoy upgraded accomodation at the Seaside Villa ( second floor apartment with large balcony and sea view)
plus an extra nights stay (3 nights total).

  • €500 per couple
  • €350 per single

Not quite ready to go back home? Or perhaps 2 days cycling isnt enough? We can add on a few more ideas, we are full of them! The area around the Castelli is particularly good for mountain biking, horse riding and swimming. Let us know if you would more info on any of these activities.

As of July we will be leading this trip every weekend until November.

Departs: Friday

Returns: Sunday