Cent Cols Challenge Piemonte "B" September 2020

San Pellegrino Terme, Province of Bergamo, Italy

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Aug 30 - Sep 10, 2020
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Cent Cols Challenge Piemonte "B" September 2020
San Pellegrino Terme, Province of Bergamo, Italy

phil deeker
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€3600
Deposit: €700
Aug 30 - Sep 10, 2020
Group size: 1 - 22

About this trip

A new CCC destination in a region where cycling and religion seem to be inextricably linked : from Lombardy to Cuneo, this route is composed of dozens of “Sanctuary Climbs” : steep, narrow climbs to villages perched on hill ridges above which a saintly shrine gives cause for some of the most challenging and surprisingly well-maintained roads one could hope to find anywhere. From the best roads of  Lombardy  across to the Piemonte region, down to three nights in Cuneo via Ivrea and Pinerolo. Mid-event Classic climbs like the Lombarde, Dei Morti, Sampeyre, Agnel, Izoard, Finestre  add a truly mountainous flavour to this event. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 3 star hotels
  • Food
    All evening meals and two roadside feed stops mid stage
  • Pre event advice
    Monthly Newsletters with advice on all aspects of the event.
  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers
    Help will be given on how best to get to and from your arrival / departure hotel.
  • Dinner drinks
    Most dinners will NOT include alcoholic drinks.

Available Packages

Twin-share room
€3600
Deposit: €700
Single occupancy room
Sold Out
€4300
Deposit: €700
€3600
Deposit: €700

Twin-share room

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phil deeker
4 reviews
We do not come to conquer mountains, we come to meet them. They will always be greater than us. There will always be another one to climb. We often give animalistic adjectives to climbs in order to ‘honour’ them; beast, brutal, savage. Those who ‘conquer’ them are praised as being ‘animals’ or ‘machines’. I can’t relate to any of this. I neither seek to smash a climb nor trash myself. Quite the contrary: I seek to reach the top feeling that I have ridden well, feel strong and can look forward to the next one. I focus on forgetting myself: absorbing myself in the smells, the light, the views, and my own sensations. It’s all part of an incessant dialogue between myself and my surroundings. I’m a romantic, albeit a very stubborn one. I’m in love with the beauty of the climb and the places that it takes us. Moments of liberating happiness only occur when one is locked into the present moment. Digging deep into one’s own reserves helps us to do that.

Reviews

What an amazing event! A fantastic course, friendly and extremely helpful staff, wonderful hotels and a great group of riders. I will certainly be back!
A truly amazing experience! The Alps are truly magnificent and cycling them is the best way to feel and appreciate this epic landscape. Phil will encourage and inspire you to push yourself into achieving more than you think you are capable of and with his team of enthusiastic support staff to keep you well watered and fed and with excellent mechanical back up for your bike you're in the best possible hands to achieve what at first glance may seem impossible.
Experience of a lifetime! The Alps are absolutely an amazing place to cycle, the history, mystique, beauty. Phil is absolutely the best.
This was an epic journey of monumental proportions for the mind and body. The total experience was surreal and sublime, sometimes delirious but overall glorious. The weather was mostly bad, the road surface sometimes existed and the gradients and distance were infrequently normal.. The support team was saintly and the concept was neuroplastic.