Tour of Italy

The Tour of Italy will start on Friday, the 9th of May 2014 from Belfast, in Northern Ireland, to end in Trieste on the 1st of June. The 97th edition of the “Pink Jersey” consists of 21 stages (3,449.9 km) of which the first three will be held in Ireland.

On Thursday, the 15th and Friday the 16th of May, will be the time of the 6th and the 7th stage of the Tour: challenging the first, Sassano-Montecassino, which sees a path of about 250 km (average mountain and uphill finish), “sweeter” the stage of Frosinone-Foligno, of 214 km, (plain).

In these two stages, the pink jerseys will pass through, so, some places that touch Campania, Umbria and Lazio, a good reason to spend the weekend or a week in Fiuggi, at the Silva Splendid Bike Hotel and discover landscapes, really suggestive Italian places and destinations.

The stage Sassano-Montecassino starts precisely from Campania , through places like Battipaglia , Salerno, Cava de’ Tirreni, Salerno. The most critical points are Sala Consilina (548 meters), after just 2 km from the start, then Scorzo (473 meters). After a stretch more or less flat, it rises to Piana dei Tirreni (196 meters), but the hardest climb awaits you on arrival at Monte Cassino (484 meters), in the province of Frosinone.

The next stop will has leaders Lazio and Umbria, starting from Frosinone, a famous city of the Ciociaria. The points the most challenging are undoubtedly the Valico di Arcinazzo (just over a thousand meters) and Valico della Somma (646 meters above sea level).

If you want to enjoy the beauty of the Tour and at the same time to see a little ‘ pearl of our land, follow us in our routes in the heart of Ciociaria.

On the occasion of the 6th and the 7th stage of the Tour, the Silva Splendid Bike Hotel is proud to offer its cyclists guests the following not to be missed offer:

3 NIGHTS ONLY FOR € 349.00 per person in SUPER HALF BOARD

  • 14th of May – Arrival in the afternoon at Silva Splendid Bike Hotel, bicycle accommodation and presentation of the program.  At 17:30, welcome cocktail for all cyclists guests and free access to the hotel’s SPA. At 20:30, the dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant
  • 15th of May 15th – Breakfast. At 09:00 meeting in the lobby, packed lunches delivery, preparation of the bicycles and departure for Montecassino. Bike excursion in the area. Waiting at the finish line of the Tour. Departure to Fiuggi. At 20:00/21:00, the dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant
  • 16th of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Preparation of the bicycles and departure for Frosinone. After witnessing the start of the stage, guests can ride on a route suggested by us. At 20:00/21:00 typical dinner will be served in a typical restaurant of Fumone, a town famous for its namesake ancient castle
  • 17th of May – Breakfast. Departure

NOTE: In the package is included for all guests, both cyclists and accompanying persons, free entry to the hotel’s SPA and outdoor swimming pool with heated water. Every day from: 09:00 to 20:00.

7 NIGHTS FOR ONLY € 699.00 per person in SUPER HALF BOARD (the shuttle to and from Ciampino or Fiumicino airport and/or Termini station included)

  • 11th of May – Arrival in the afternoon at Silva Splendid Bike Hotel, bicycle accommodation and presentation of the program. 17:30 Welcome cocktail for all cyclists guests and free access to the hotel’s SPA. At 20:30 the dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant
  • 12th of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Excursion to the Certosa di Trisulti (path 9) wonderful abbey nestled in the green Ernici’s mountains. The ride has a medium difficulty level, it extends for 49.8 km and touches a peak altitude of 900 meters. Approximately halfway along the route crosses the famous Certosa di Trisulti, where an active community of monks care and preserve one of the oldest pharmacies in Italy that it can still be visited. Always the same monks are involved in the preparation of liqueurs and chocolate. After returning from the tour, or at least at 17:00, guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. From 20:00, the dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant
  • 13th of May – Breakfast. Delivery packed lunches. Excursion “On the Way of the Monasteries” (path 1). The journey presents a medium-high difficulty level, it extends for 68.2 km and reaches a maximum altitude of 1250 m. The itinerary offers the opportunity to enjoy the view of two of the most impressive and beautiful abbeys around the Lazio region: the Monastery of St. Scholastica and the Basilica of the Sacred Speco, the latter being entirely built on sheer rock. After returning from the tour, or at least at 17:00 guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. From 20:00, the dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant
  • 14th of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Excursion to the Lake of Canterno and the castle of Fumone (path number 7 or new gastronomic path of A. Bianchi). The route has a low level of difficulty, it extends for 30.3 km and touches a peak altitude of 390m. One of the most enjoyable and the most picturesque, fun, exciting and affordable for everyone route of the area. The route surrounds the lake Canterno, in the countryside and in silence, and then move towards to the ancient castle of Fumone, rich in history and legends. The itinerary is accompanied by wine and food suggestions and typical places where you can stop for lunch, ideal to enjoy a different day and to enjoy the excellent Ciociara cuisine. Particularly recommended are the tasting of donuts “ciambelline di Fumone” and the excellent “Rattafia Ciociara” a cherry liqueur, with a delicate aroma. After returning from the tour, or at least at 17:00, guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. At 20:00/20:30 meeting in the lobby and departure for a local restaurant near the castle of Fumone
  • 15th of May – Breakfast. At 09:00 meeting in the lobby, packed lunches delivery, preparation of the bicycles and departure to Montecassino. Bike excursion in the area. Waiting at the finish line of the Tour. Departure for Fiuggi. At 20:00/21:00 the dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant
  • 16th of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Preparation of the bicycles and departure for Frosinone. After witnessing the start of the stage, guests can ride on a route suggested by us. At 20:00/21:00 a typical dinner will be served in a typical restaurant of Fumone, a town famous for its namesake ancient castle
  • 17th of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Excursion of “the Champions”, the route touches one of the highest peaks of the whole Apennines of Lazio: Campo Catino, has a high level of difficulty, it extends for …., with an altitude of …. The proposed route has been used several times as a location of your workouts and for training camps of the famous cycling team ASTANA, and in particular of its undisputed champion, current Pink Jersey champion, Vincenzo Nibali. Once you reach the destination of Campo Catino cyclist guests will enjoy the culinary excellence of the place and taste such as the famous “coppiette” or the excellent Guarcino ham
  • 18th of May – Breakfast, departure

OPTIONS FOR NON-CYCLISTS OR FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT LIKE TO JOIN THE EXCURSIONS

  • Option 1 – Breakfast. Relax for everyone visiting the park Magic Rainbow and / or Outlet Fashion District of Valmontone. On the way back, or at least at 17:00 guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. From 20:00, the dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant
  • Option 2 – Breakfast. Relax for everyone, a whole day dedicated to the care of the body and of the spirit, where over the entrance to the wet area of the SPA, you will have access to all treatments and massages with a 10% of discount. At 17:00, guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. The evening ends with a visit to the delightful old town of Fiuggi where you can enjoy local Ciociara cuisine in a typical restaurant recommended by the management of the Silva Splendid Bike Hotel
  • Option 3 – Breakfast. Relax for everyone visiting Rome. Thanks to its proximity to the capital will be able to spend an entire day at the center of Rome, between shopping and artistic beauty. The staff at the reception will be pleased to arrange all the information about train and / or bus for you to enjoy an unforgettable day in the heart of Rome