September Ride

Some openings have become available on a cycling trip to Italy taking place this September 16-30. The location is the Fedora Bike Hotel in Riccione. The length of time is flexible within that 2-week period. See attached file for full details and if you are interested in joining us, please let me know before booking with the hotel.

Paola Rowe


The dates are arrival on September 16/23 to departure on September 30/23. This allows for a maximum of 13 days of cycling, or 6 days if you are staying for 1 week and 9 days for a 10 day stay.

The cost is € 75 per person/per night for double occupancy. Single occupancy rooms are € 100 per night. There is also a City Tax of € 2 per person/per night to a maximum of 7 nights.

This includes:

• a spacious, newly renovated, sound-proofed (for a good night’s sleep) room with a double bed, Smart TV, telephone, air conditioning/heating, safe, mini-bar and balcony with a sea view

• a welcome drink & snacks on arrival

• 3 buffet meals per day consisting of a high-energy, nutritious breakfast, a post-ride afternoon buffet (from 1 pm to 3 pm) with pasta, vegetables, fresh fruits and cakes and an extensive buffet dinner at 7:30 pm

• sparkling water and local red & white wines

• 3 levels of cycling routes each day led by expert guides

• free laundry service for your cycling clothes

• free WiFi

• unlimited access to the Hotel’s wellness centre “AreaStone” with sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, relaxation area and hydro massage showers

• safe & secure bike storage

• on-site mechanic for bike-fitting & minor repairs

Booking & Payment

To book your room, contact the Hotel directly at and let them know that you are with the Gruppo Paola Rowe. Our contact person at the Hotel is Claudio Righetti, the owner/manager. A 30% deposit is due upon booking. Payment can be made by credit card. Cancellations can be made up to 30 days before your arrival date. In case of later cancellations, the deposit fee will be charged.

Bike Rentals

If you choose not to bring your own bike, rentals are available. They are good quality carbon road bikes. E-bikes are also available. Check out the selection here. When filling out the online form, please indicate in the Notes field that:

a) you are with Gruppo Paola Rowe;

b) whether you are bringing your own pedals and/or seat; and,

c) if you prefer a 30 or 32 cassette to make the hill-climbing a little easier.

All rentals should be made as soon as possible after your booking to ensure that you receive the type of bike requested. Bikes will be waiting for you at the hotel when you arrive and an on-site mechanic will assist you with any bike fitting or modifications required.

Travel Options

Flight arrangements are your responsibility. The most common access points to Riccione are the cities of Bologna, Venice & Rome. You can request airport-to-hotel transfer recommendations from the Fedora Hotel by filling out their online form located on the Transfer Service for Cyclists page of their website.

Non-Cycling Guests

If your non-cycling partner/spouse/friend wants to join you, many hotel services are available to them. The cost is the same (€ 75) as for cyclists. More information regarding area cultural attractions is available upon request.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Paola Rowe