Extra Packages

You can book a series of additional packages such as pre and post-event overnights and services that will make the Appenninica MTB Stage Race a more comfortable, less stressful experience and give you a few added cards to win the finisher title or a better finishing ranking.

The Extra packages that we, as athletes, consider indispensable are the massage service and – if you do not have team assistance – the mechanical service. Do not underestimate how the Appenninica will put your muscles and bicycle to the test!

See also Supporters and Fans for companion packages. 

We have divided the packages as follows:

Overnight pre-race 

  • Overnight pre-race

Extra Packages during the race

  • Hotel Package 
  • Package Massages
  • Package Mechanical Assistance

Transfers

Supporters/Companions Packages

All services can be reserved when they become available for booking and the complete list with prices will be published here. Registered participants will receive notification of the services reservation opening date. From then on, services are available until sold out.


Hotel pre-race 

Hotel pre-race, night of September 3rd – 3-star hotel

Reserve this package if you wish to stay in a hotel the night before stage 1. This package includes:

  • Overnight stay with breakfast, dinner (excluding beverages), tourism tax.

Cost in double room: Euro 190

Cost per single in private room: Euro 110

Check-in on 3/9 after 14:00


Package Race-week in Hotel

Book this package if you want to spend the night at the hotel instead of the Race Village dormitory. 

This package includes the nights from the end of stage 1 on 4/9, to the night at the end of stage 7 (the night after the end of the race on 10/9).

This package includes:

  • Overnight stay for 7 nights (IN 4/9 – OUT 11/9) in a room with breakfast in 3-star hotels (2 star when not available)
  • Tourism tax
  • Transfer to and from the hotel when necessary *

Cost per double room: Euro 1.090

Cost per single rider in private room: Euro 790

Cost per rider room sharing (double or triple occupancy): Euro 395

* Hotels will be near the race village unless otherwise indicated

Note: Appenninica MTB Stage Race stops in small and medium size mountain communities and therefore only a limited number of packages are available.

Check-in is after 14:00, check-out is after 11:00.

Note: The Farewell Finishers Dinner Party and award ceremony will take place at the end of the last stage (stage 7). Athletes will have access to showers and to the dorms of the Race Village on the 10th but there will be no breakfast service in the Race Village the following morning.


Transfer (Start of race): Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ – Start of race

The “G. Marconi” airport is the hub from which transfers for the beginning of the event (Saturday).

Shuttle buses will depart from Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ to the Stage 1 location. A schedule will be published later, however, these are the most likely times: 12:30; 15:00; 17:00. For specific needs please contact us. 

Bologna airport will also be connected to the central station by a new monorail train.

Cost: Euro 45

Transfer (Start of race): parking stage 7 (last host town) – Start of race

Shuttle buses will depart from the parking of stage 7 to the start location on the afternoon of September 3rd to allow personal cars to be parked at the end of the race. A schedule will be published later.

Cost: Euro 45

Transfer (End of race): stage 7 (last host city) – Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ – Then Porretta Terme

Shuttle buses will depart on the morning of September 11th from the host city of the last stage (and the Farewell Finishers Dinner Party) to Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ.

Departure time will be published later.

Cost: Euro 45

Transfer (End of race): stage 7 (last host city) – Start of race

Shuttle buses will also depart on the morning of September 11th from the host city of the last stage (and the Farewell Finishers Dinner Party) to the cars parked at the stage 1 location.

Departure time will be published later.

Cost: Euro 45


Massage Packages

Professional physiotherapists will be at the Appenninica Race Village after stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. The Massage package includes 3 or 6 twenty-five minute (minimum) massage appointments and must be pre-purchased. 

Limited number of slots available.

Cost: Euro 100 (3) or Euro 195 (6).


Package Mechanical Service

At the Appenninica you will need your mountain bike to be at its best in every single stage. No surprises! By booking this package, you can leave your bike at the end of the stage directly to the mechanics and pick it up the next morning ready for the next adventure (unless you agree otherwise with the mechanics).

This package includes:

• 6x mechanical controls (gears and chain, brakes, headset, wheels, bearings, frame inspection)

• Daily chain lubrication

• 2x suspensions controls (pressure and sag)

• Check and top up any tubeless sealant as needed

• Daily tire pressure check

• All labor to perform the above operations

• All material needed to carry out the above

This package does not include:

• Components and spare parts

• Bike wash (self-service with products provided by our sponsors)

• Extra labor for replacement or revision of components

• Repairs not specified above Cost per rider: Euro 195


Farewell Finishers Dinner Party

The Farewell Finisher Dinner party – open to all but only included for riders – is our way of celebrating those who have completed the Appenninica MTB Stage Race and who can boast the title of Finisher. The setting will be beautiful, the atmosphere vibrant and animated by live music and adrenaline, for one more night, will get the best of tiredness.  

The Farewell Finishers Dinner Party is included for all registered athletes.

At the Farewell Finishers’ dinner, all the winners and finishers will be called on stage and all the volunteers and the staff of the Appenninica MTB who have taken care of the athletes during this fantastic adventure will also be honored.

Cost of the Farewell Finishers Dinner for the companion: Euro 40 including wine.