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Introducing New 2016 Thomson Bike Tours powered by Bianchi

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March 25, 2016 (Italy) – Internationally-famed cycling tour operator Thomson Bike Tours and Bianchi have teamed up together again to launch three new exciting and exclusive trips: Ruta Negra Italia, L’Eroica, and Trans-Lombardia Challenge (the second edition). All guests will be equipped with Bianchi’s award-winning Infinito CV model – “The Hottest bike of 2015” (by Bicycling Magazine).

“The toughest and most challenging collection of HC climbs you’ll ever face” Ruta Negra Italia powered by Bianchi is a two-week challenge (July 30th to August 13th) masterfully designed to let you conquer breathtaking climbs like Col d’Izoard, Passo Mortirolo and Monte Zoncolan. Exclusively for this trip, guests will have the chance to test the new Specialissima, Bianchi’s ultimate ultralight machine – the ideal bike for climbing thanks to its 780 gram carbon frame, with superb control in the descents thanks to Countervail vibration cancelling system.

Trans-Lombardia Challenge powered by Bianchi (August 20th to 27th) will bring guests aboard their Infinito CV across Lombardy’s famed cycling terrain, with ascents to Passo Stelvio, Gavio and Mortirolo and a private factory tour in Bianchi head-quarter in Treviglio (Bergamo).

L’Eroica powered by Bianchi (September 29th to October 3rd) will offer a memorable trip with luxury excursions across the Strade Bianche in Tuscany and a guaranteed entry to the original L’Eroica vintage event in Gaiole in Chianti. Participants can also purchase L’Eroica-Bianchi certified vintage bike and ride it on Sunday.

Thomson Bike Tours powered by Bianchi is a performance and luxury bike travel concept that offers world-class Bianchi cycling experience operated by the Thomson organization, with the best Support Team in the industry.

Trips Highlights

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Ruta Negra Italia powered by Bianchi
– Conquer the famous Stelvio, Mortirolo, Gavia, Zoncolan, Grappa, Finestre climbs and the not-so famous but as much tough Colle del Nivolet, Colle della Fauniera, Monte Crostis, Passo Manghen.
– Test and ride the World’s top climbing and descending bike: Bianchi Specialissima
– Over 1,000 miles (1700km)
– Over 150,000 ft (50,000m) of elevation
– The top support in the industry
Learn more here.
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Trans-Lombardia Challenge powered by Bianchi
– Inside Bianchi: go inside Bianchi’s world with an exclusive private tour of the Bianchi Factory and Headquarters in Treviglio
– Stelvio & Gavia: ride both sides of these iconic climbs
– Ride one of the most famous loops in Italy over the Passo Gavia and the Passo Mortirolo
– Muro di Sormano: climb the “Wall” made famous by the Giro di Lombardia
– Over 50,000ft of climbing in 7 daysPasso Vivione, one of the most beautiful climbs in Italy
Learn more here.
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L’Eroica powered by Bianchi
– The Eroica: ride the world-famous event on a vintage bike
– Buy the Bianchi-L’Eroica vintage bike, the only one certified to participate in all the international Eroica events, and get a free Bianchi vintage cycling kit (wool)
– Choose your distance: 46, 75, 135 or 209km. There’s an Eroica designed for you
– Eroica Expo: visit the famous Expo the day before the Eroica
– Classic Tuscan rides: enjoy three days of classic rides on the Inifnito CV throughout the best of the Tuscan countryside
– Poggerino Wines: wine tasting and lunch in this famous winery
– Siena: evening visit and dinner in this fabulous city
Learn more here.

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