Team Revolution - Core Trip
14 Sep - 19 Sep 2022

The Westin Excelsior, Florence

Address: Piazza Ognissanti, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Phone+39 390 552 7151

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Located on the banks of River Arno in Florence's historic Piazza Ognissanti, The Westin Excelsior, Florence offers luxurious rooms and suites, many overlooking the river and the Oltrarno area. Ponte Vecchio is 901 m away.

Air-conditioned rooms at the Excelsior feature stylish furniture and Carrara-marble bathrooms. Each room offers a Westin Heavenly Bed® and a 32" plasma-screen TV with a multilingual program selection and a digital jukebox.

A varied buffet breakfast is provided daily in the elegant Sala Caminetto hall. During the day you can relax with a drink on one of the hotel's terraces with city views. For dinner you can enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine of the executive chef and his staff.

You can book spa treatments and make use of the wellness center at a partner hotel located opposite the property.

The 5-star Westin Excelsior is 500 m from Santa Maria Novella Train Station and a short walk from the historical center. It is surrounded by some of city's most popular restaurants and designer boutiques.

Notes for everyday.

14 - 19 Sep 2022

Click on the map for location information.

Cattazzo – 2 x Bus/1 x bike trailer – TV, Wi-Fi, espresso machine.
MES Security – 2 security guard will begin at the airport to the hotel.
Maurizio/Luca – water and snacks to be on bus for arrival – local pastries, fruit, snacks & cold-water bottle given to each rider once they board the bus.

  • Bike boxes will be loaded into vans and taken to the hotel.

  • Bikes stay on trailer/van throughout the stay.

  • All riders MUST unlock bike boxes before trailer departs, leave post + pedals in drawstring bag (with name tag) in trailer with bike boxes.

  • VictoursBike Staff to be waiting at hotel for arrival

  • Riders driven from the airport to the hotel by bus. Journey time: 4 hours. Pre-core group arrives at the hotel by bus. Approx. arrival time: 5:30 pm (for both groups).

  • Breakfast at the hotel – Between 7:00 am to 10:30 am. From 5:00am with altered menu (on applicable days). Breakfast available at the hotel everyday.

  • Back at hotel: 6:00 pm everyday. 

Restaurant Suggestions

14 Sep 2022

Arrival Transfer by bus

4 hours from airport to hotel.

Riders to meet Luca/Maurizio at the airport. Bikes and luggage will be transferred to the trailer/bus. 

Bus ride to The Westin from FCO - Rome Fuimicino Airport. 

Dinner - Sponsored

1st night welcome dinner. 8:30 pm

SESTO on Arno – Welcome drink(s) + 3-course dinner with exclusive access to the lounge. 

  • Tuna tartare, pepper cream and quails’ eggs 

  • ‘Paccheri’ with shellfish sauce, cherry tomatoes and prawns

  • Baked sea bass, potato millefeuille, cherry tomatoes and olives

  • Choco and lime parfait, almond biscuit and raspberry mousse

  • Coffee and friandises

15 Sep 2022

Bus Departs - 6:30 am

Ride: Carrara Ride

Bus to Carrara. 90 min drive.

Ride: 61 km. Ascent: 1108m.

Riders must have knapsack (include vest, arm warmers, neck warmers, jackets, warmer gloves, dry t-shirt, towel & running shoes) on bus.

  • Snack Maurizio/Luca to provide bananas and water.

  • 08:00 am - Stop at Franchi Umberto Marmi

  • 08:00am to 08:30am:  Coffee + Photo Opportunity

  • 08:30 am: Ride Begins

Lunch - Sponsored

1:30 pm

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Franchi Umberto Marmi

11:30am to 1:30am - Lunch in the warehouse

1:30pm to 3:30pm: Tour: Quarry Tour in trucks. *Running shoes are to be worn on the Quarry Tour.

3:30pm to 4:30pm: Aperitivo

4:30pm: Riders depart quarry for Firenze.

Arrive at hotel

6:00pm. Free time until dinner.

Dinner 

8:00 pm

Open table dinner. Dinner at choice of restaurants from the list provided.

16 Sep 2022

Lunch - Sponsored

12:30 - 1:30 pm

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Villa Le Calvane - Lunch and Tour.

Aperitif: 12:30 pm

  • Smoked salmon and dill

  • Ricotta and walnuts mousse

  • Creamy cheese and sesame

  • Mascarpone cheese, prawns and chives

Beverage included

  • Prosecco D.O.C.

  • Mineral waters & Orange juice

Lunch: 1:00 pm
Duo of Antipasti

  • Eggplant Parmigiana style

  • Pecorino cheese flan with honey and raisins

Middle Course

  • Traditional “Diraspini” pasta, with bacon, datterino tomatoes and olives

Main Course

  • Beef "Tagliata" with rucola salad, roasted potatoes with Tuscan herbs

Dessert

  • Strawberry Tart with Lemon cream and Chocolate crumble

Beverage include

  • Wines selection

  • Le Calvane red wine

Minerals package

  • Still & Sparkling waters

  • Orange juice

  • Coffee, expresso, tea selection

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Ride 

Epic Chianti Vineyard Ride

Breakfast - Sponsored

8:00 am & 10:00 am

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Bike out of hotel to Ditta Artigianale - 07:30 am

Ride Opt. 1: 37 km, Ascent 667m.

Ride Opt. 2: 65 km, Ascent 992m.

  • Riders must have knapsack (include vest, arm warmers, neck warmers, jackets, warmer gloves, dry t-shirt, towel & running shoes) on bus.

  • Snack – Maurizio/Luca to provide bananas and water.

  • Espresso/ Light Breakfast at Ditta Artigianale.

 

Breakfast Menu

  • Brownies

  • Banana bread

  • Hard-boiled eggs

  • Baguette

  • Ham

  • Emmental

  • Avocado

  • Butter

  • Yogurt

  • Honey

  • Jam

  • Peanut butter

  • Seasonal fruits

  • Fresh Orange juice

  • Filter coffee

Tour - Sponsored

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gucci Museum Private Exclusive Tour - Sponsored by State Window Corporation and OZZ Electric Inc.

Walk from hotel to Venue.

  • Aperitivo and Appetizers

  • Private exclusive entrance to the venue.

Dinner

Dine around.

Open table dinner. Dinner at choice of restaurants from the list provided.

17 Sep 2022

Ride

Panzano Ride

Bike out of hotel to Ditta Artiginale - 7:30 am.

Ride Opt. 1: 35 km, Ascent 642m.

Ride Opt. 2: 73 km, Ascent 1416m.

Riders must have knapsack (include vest, arm warmers, neck warmers, jackets, warmer gloves, dry t-shirt, towel & running shoes) on bus.

  • Snack Maurizio/Luca to provide bananas and water.

  • Espresso/light breakfast stop at Ditta Artiginale

 

Breakfast Menu

  • Brownies

  • Banana bread

  • Hard-boiled eggs

  • Baguette

  • Ham

  • Emmental

  • Avocado

  • Butter

  • Yogurt

  • Honey

  • Jam

  • Peanut butter

  • Seasonal fruits

  • Fresh Orange juice

  • Filter coffee

Breakfast - 8:00 am & 10:00 am

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Aperitif 

7:00 pm

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Ditta Artiginale - Bus to venue for Pre GranFondo Aperitif.

Menu:

  • Hummus with vegetable

  • AhuacaMolli - Guacamole, pico de gallo, nachos

  • Farmer bun - Mini bun, ricotta cheese, figs, salami

  • Tabbouleh - bulgur, watermelon, feta, cucumbers, olives, mint, parsley, chickpeas,

  • lemon

  • Sweet potato fries

  • Chips

  • Salted peanuts

  • Ligurian Pasta salad ( pasta, pesto, mozzarella & cherry tomatoes)

  • Pizze al taglio :

    • Nduja & Stracciatella cheese

    • Buffalo mozzarella, Basil & cherry tomato

    • Cooked ham & mushrooms

 

Included in the offer: water & 1 drink for person (Signature or classic cocktail, wine, beer).

18 Sep 2022

Bus Departs - 6:30 am

Ride: GranFondo Gallo Nero - 09:00 am start

Bus to ride starting point - Creasole.

Ride Opt.1: 84 km, Ascent: 1242m

Ride Opt.2: 135 km, Ascent: 2074m.

Riders must have knapsack (include vest, arm warmers, neck warmers, jackets, warmer gloves, dry t-shirt, towel & running shoes) on bus.

  • Snack Maurizio/Luca to provide bananas and water.

  • Bus to ride starting point.

Lunch - Sponsored

1:00 pm

La Casa del Chianti Classico

Pasta Party – Menu

  • Pranzo 3 portate (Antipasto, piatto principale, dolce, due calici di vino (un Chianti classico e unchianti classico riserva), acqua e caffe’).

Dinner - Sponsored

8:30 pm

Regina Bistecca - Closing Dinner.

Menu 

  • Aperitivo di benvenuto: welcome at american bar with Fumanelli wines and Chef's chips and snacks, salty almonds ed olives;

  • Starters: Gran Piatto Toscano (salame toscano, finocchiona IGP e prosciutto crudo Antica Macelleria

  • Falorni di Greve in Chianti - pecorini Caseificio Busti - bruschette con fagioli zolfini, pomodori, ragù di

  • Chianina, fegatini di pollo) ed di pappa al pomodoro.

  • Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

  • Contorni: fagioli zolfini (presidio Slow Food) patate arrosto, spinaci in crema

  • Dessert

  • Still and sparkling water

  • Caffè

  • Wines offered by Fumanelli

19 Sep 2022

Check-out

Transfer to Airport.

Check out from the hotel and bus to the Airport.

Get in Touch

+39 335 8434 889 - Maurizio

+1 416 587 0892 - Rob

+1 416 523 2944 - Steve