Packages

Extra Packages and Companions

We have prepared 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 a team in tow – the mechanical service. Do not underestimate how the Appenninica will put your muscles and bicycle to the test!

We have divided the packages as follows:

Overnight pre/post race and transfer

  • Overnight pre-race
  • Overnight post-race night of July 27th (end of stage 7 at the end of the race)
  • Transfer (start of the race): Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ – Prologue
  • Transfer (start of the race): Parking stage 7 (last host town) – Prologue
  • Transfer (end of the race): stage 7 (last host city) – Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ (then Porretta Terme)

 

Extra Packages during the race

  • Package Race Comfort Hotel
  • Package Massages
  • Package Mechanical Assistance

 

Supporters/Companions Packages

  • Online when registration opens

 

Photo Service by Sportograf 

 

All services can be reserved before the event. Registered participants will receive notification of the services reservation opening date. From then on, services are available until sold out. More packages and Appenninica4 specif packages are available on Active.com when you register.


Overnight pre/post race

 

1.Overnight pre-race

  • Hotel pre-race, night of July 19th (Prologue) – 1 night

Reserve this package if you wish to stay at the hotel the night before the Prologue on July 19th.

Check-in on 19/07 after 2pm

This package includes:

  • Overnight stay in a double room with dinner and breakfast
  • Transfer service from Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ to the hotel for both riders, with luggage and bike boxes
  • Transfer service from the hotel to the Prologue

Cost per team in double room: Euro 190

  • Hotel pre-race, nights of July 18 and 19th (Prologue) – 2 nights

Reserve this package If you wish to arrive a day early on July 18th and settle at the hotel

Check-in on 18/07 after 2pm

This package includes:

  • 2 nights in a double room with breakfast
  • Dinner of the 19th (friday)
  • Transfer service from Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ to the hotel for riders, with luggage and bike boxes
  • Guided “Warm-up” tour of the Prologue in the afternoon of July 19th
  • Transfer service from the hotel to the Prologue
  • Cost per team in double room: Euro 370

 

2.Overnight post-race

Hotel post-race, night of July 27th (end of stage 7 at the end of the race) – 1 night

The grand finale of the Appenninica MTB Stage Race is in Bagno di Romagna, a renowned spa resort in the Apennines. All partner hotels have a thermal pool.

You can stay in Bagno di Romagna the night of July 27th at the end of the last stage and Farewell Finishers Dinner Party.

This package includes:

  • Overnight stay in a double room with breakfast
  • Transfer service to Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ for both riders with luggage and bike boxes
  • Farewell Finishers Dinner Party pass for companion

Cost per team in double room with breakfast and access to the thermal pool: Euro 250 in 4-star hotel.

Note: The Farewell Finishers Dinner Party and award ceremony will take place at the end of the last stage (stage7). Athletes will have access to showers and to the dorms of the Race Village on the 27th but there will be no breakfast service in the Race Village on the morning of the 28th.

 

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

The “G. Marconi” airport is the hub from which transfers for the beginning of the event will take place.

Shuttle buses will depart from Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ to the Prologue location. Dates and times will be published later.

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

Cost per participant (not per team): Euro 45

 

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

Shuttle buses will depart from the parking of stage 7 to the Prologue, to allow personal car to be parked at the end of the race. Dates and time will be published later.

Cost per participant (not per team): Euro 75

 

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

Shuttle buses will depart 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 per participant (not per team): Euro 75


Extra Packages during the race

1.Package Race Comfort Hotel

Book this package if you want to spend the night at the hotel instead of the Race Village dormitory. It includes the transfer for both riders from the Prologue to the host city of stage 1 and from the host city of stage 7 (end of race) to the Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ.

Check-in after 2pm / Check-out at 11am. This package includes the nights prior to the Prologue on 19/07, to the night at the end of stage 7 (the night after the end of the race on 27/07).

This package includes:

  • Overnight stay for 9 nights (19-27/07) in a double room with breakfast
  • Dinner of the 19th (Friday)
  • Transfer service Prologue – host city of stage 1
  • Transfer service end of Stage 7 (end of race) – Bologna airport “G. Marconi” BLQ
  • Race bags pick-up and delivery service to the hotel reception
  • Transfer to and from the hotel when necessary *
  • Registration table and pick-up of assigned race numbers
  • Guided “Warm-up” tour of the Prologue in the afternoon of July 19th
  • Delivery of luggage or bike boxes to the last stage (as in the standard package)

Cost per team in double room: Euro 1,600

 

* Hotels will be near the race village unless otherwise indicated

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

 

2.Massage Package

Professional physiotherapists will be at the Appenninica Race Village after stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. The Massage package includes 6 twenty-five minute massage appointments and must be pre-purchased. Limited number of slots available.

Cost per participant (not per team): Euro 225

 

3.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.

This package includes:

7x bike cleaning

  • 6x mechanical controls (gears and chain, brakes, headset, wheels, bearings, frame inspection)
  • Daily chain lubrication
  • 3x 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
  • Extra labor for replacement or revision of components
  • Repairs not specified above

Cost per rider: Euro 225

 

Farewell Finishers Dinner Party in Bagno di Romagna

The Farewell Finisher Dinner party – open to all – 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 team of the acclaimed Chef Paolo Teverini of Hotel Tosco Romagnolo will prepare dinner -including wines -. Chef Teverini was a Michelin star Chef for a good part of his long career. Do not miss it!

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

The grand finale on arrival and the official award ceremony will take place at the end of the stage. 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 Stage Race 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.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Confirmation

Hotel packages and extra packages must be reserved and will be confirmed by an email from us after payment. Our confirmation email must be kept or printed.

Cancellations

Reimbursement fee in case of cancellation:

You have one week from the time of reservation to change your mind:

Within 7 days of registration 100% refund

Before 31/01/2019 80% refund

Before 30/04/2019 50% refund

Cancellations made after 01/05/2019 are non-refundable

 

Hotel

All hotel reservations are intended as double room with two beds unless otherwise specified. To reserve, contact us.

If you would like a single room, please contact us for availability and prices.

All nights at the hotel include breakfast. Should breakfast not be available at the hotel at the appropriate time before the start of the stage, you can have breakfast at the Race Village restaurant.

The overnight stay at the hotel includes all the costs and taxes of stay but not the extras that will be charged to your room. Please pay any extras the evening before check-out.

It is not allowed to bring bikes into the room for either maintenance or for the night. The guarded bike park is available for the whole week of the race.

If you would like a Custom Package for Family and Supporters, contact us here.