Veloce Bike Rental: January 2015

Bike rental in Palma Majorca

Veloc affiliated store in Palma, Majorca



Veloce lands in Palma, Majorca on Balearic Islands of Spain



At our affiliated local bike rental shop in Palma, Mallorca is possible to enjoy : 
  • high level Italian full carbon road and mountain bikes rental with a good choice of the top range equipment, also with delivery and collecting at customers accommodations. 
  • technical assistance for your own bike
  • shopping of cycling clothing and accessories

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Veloce affiliate store in Palma, Majorca

Denti full carbon Italian bicycle for rent in Palma, Majorca

Giro of Sicily by Enzo - From Palermo to Corleone


Day 1: from Palermo to Corleone

My first day touring saw me start in Palermo, and head mostly south towards Corleone. As you can see from the elevation profile, the climbing started almost immediately and continued to reach a peak about 25km before dropping down a bit into my overnight stop in Corleone. My summary for the day was: 

Distance: 84 km 
Elevation Gain: 1,442 metres 
Elevation Loss: 951 metres 


Day 1: from Palermo to Corleone

The day started by picking up my Bianchi touring bike provided in Palermo from Veloce

The affiliate bike shop in Palermo is run by Barbara and her family, who took great care of me in making sure I had everything I needed for my 2-week journey. 

I checked out of the B&B, leaving behind excess luggage with Alessandro. 




I had previously made arrangements to do this, and booked another night there upon my return in 2 weeks. It was a relief to not have to carry excess gear while on my bike. It was late morning by the time I departed Palermo, with interesting times working my through the busy city streets before finally hitting the lesser travelled outskirts. 

What a beautiful sunny day ahead as I worked my way to Corleone, with a brief stop to visit the brilliant mosaics of the Cattedrale di Monreale. My route from Monreale to Corleone could have been a bit more direct, but I missed a couple of turns. Not to worry, as it allowed me to enjoy more of the peaceful country roads – quite a relief after the hustle and bustle of the busy city. The only downside was running out of water in the heat of the mid-afternoon, and nothing open by the time I reached the small paese of Santa Cristina Gela



Fortunately, the local carabinieri (police) were quite helpful and gave me an escort to a small roadside bar in Piana degli Albanese. It was about 3km off my route to Corleone, but who was I to argue with the authorities! The rest of my day was less eventful, and I arrived in Corleone around 6pm. I had booked my B&B the night before via email to Antonino Gariffo at Al Capriccio, and also enjoyed a bountiful dinner at his attached restaurant

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Cycling Italy: Ironman 70.3 in Pescara, the Veloce bike rental.

Picture of our customers from California who enjoyed the Ironman 70.3 in Pescara, Italy with Veloce road bikes rental.

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pick up of bikes at accommodation

Road bike rental in Milan

A photo shot at Milan Linate airport in occasion of delivery of road bikes provided for rent by our company to Australian customers who enjoyed the Giro di Lombardia and Stelvio pass routes

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delivery of road bikes at Milan Linate airport

Cycling French Riviera: full carbon road bike rental in Nice and Principality of Monaco

Few pictures shot in occasion of delivery of road bike bags on Principality of Monaco

Our customers ridden by bicycle from Milan to Monaco. Our company picked up bike bags in Milan and delivered at accommodation in center of Monaco. 

Our company provide high quality full carbon road bikes for rent in Nice and Principality of Monaco on French coast

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Cycling Italy: bike rental in Alberobello - Apulia region

A picture shot in occasion of pick up of high quality hybrid bikes provided for rent by our company in Alberobello
Our customers enjoyed self cycling holiday in Apulia

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customers enjoy cycling in Alberobello

Cycling Italy: full carbon bike rental in Trieste

Pictures shot in occasion of collecting at Savoia Excelsior Palace Hotel in Trieste of full carbon road bikes provided for rent by our company to customers who enjoyed the Giro d'Italia stages in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. 

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full carbon road bike rental in Trieste


Cycling Sudtyrol: bike rental in Bolzano - Bozen

Picture shot in Bolzano in occasion of delivery of high quality bikes provided for rent by our company. Our customers enjoyed self cycling holiday in Sudtyrol region. 

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Cycling Italy: bike rental in Padua - cycling Monte Grappa on Giro routes

Pictures from the collecting of road bikes provided for rent to our customers at NH Hotel Mantegna in Padua who enjoyed cycling activities on Giro routes in Bassano del Grappa and Monte Grappa

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Full carbon road bike rental in Milan

A couple of pictures shot in occasion of delivery at Best Western Casati in Milan of full carbon road bike provided for rent by our company. 

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A funny customer enjoy cycling in Amalfi coast with Veloce bike rental

Our funny customer with Spideman clothes enjoy cycling in the Amalfi and Sorrento coast where our company provide road bikes for rent with delivery and collecting at accommodations

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our funny customer on the road to Amalfi coast

Cycling in Italy: bike rental in Venice, on the road to Porec, Croatia

Pick up in Venice of high quality hybrid bike category provided for rent by our company. Our customers enjoyed self cycling travel to Croatia and back by ferry boat to the port of Venice

This cycling experience was tested and reviewed by Brigitte German magazine.

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Pick up of hybrid bikes for rent in Venice

Cycling Basque Country: bike rental shop in San Sebastian

Picture shot at our affiliated bike rental shop in San Sebastian. Our customers enjoyed cycling in Basque Country with a weekly rental. 

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Pick up of road bikes at affiliated shop in San Sebastian

Giro of Sicily by Enzo - Prologue: Palermo.

Arrival in Palermo on overnight train from Roma 

My first day in Sicilia started out with an overnight train trip from Rome – a great bargain at 60€, sharing a triple sleeper. 

My roommates were a couple of nice, young fellows who seemed to be impressed for my plans to cycle around Sicilia for 2 weeks. Or, maybe they were just humouring me :)

The early-morning ferry crossing to Messina was invigorating as I had my hot brioche and espresso on the top deck at sunrise. 

It was such a beautiful sunny day in Palermo, and I walked a couple of km to my B&B – B&B Dietro il Politeama. I was greeted warmly there by the owner, Alessandro. He was like a personal tour guide, and provided many suggestions for sites to visit and food to eat.

Spent the rest of the day wandering through downtown Palermo in the warm Sicilian spring sun – could not ask for a better way to start my little Giro. 

At Alessandro’s recommendation, dinner was at a small family-run restaurant – Trattoria Altri Tempi.

The Politeama, Palermo

Bike rental in Desenzano del Garda on Lake Garda

Few pictures shot in occasion of delivery of high quality hybrid bikes provided for rent at customer accommodation in Desenzano del Garda, a small village on the beautiful lake Garda

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Cycling Tuscany: things to do in Livorno, bike rental and shore excursions to Versilia, Maremma and Cinqueterre

Few picture shot in the seatown of Livorno, Tuscany.

In this area our company provide high quality bikes rental with delivery and collecting at customers accommodations.

Our company tested the Grand Hotel Palazzo, a 5 stars hotel with good rates in case of advanced reservations.

For cruise passengers with our company is possible to enjoy daily shore excursions of this region cycling the coastline : Versilia, Maremma and Cinqueterre including - on demand - rentals, guide, transfer and team car services.

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"Venice" district of Livorno

"Venice" district of Livorno

seaview from the room of Grand Hotel Palazzo Livorno

Grand Hotel Palazzo in Livorno

Sunset at Aperitivo terrace of Grand Hotel Palazzo Livorno

Cycling lane on seafront in Livorno

Promenade in Livorno

Local cyclists in Livorno enjoy the ride

Local cyclists in Livorno enjoy the ride

Landscape view from Montenero hill of Livorno


Things to do in Palermo: climb the Monte Pellegrino

A picture shot at Monte Pellegrino climb in the town of Palermo Sicily where our company provide high quality road bike rentals

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Jerry and Claudio at Monte Pellegrino in Palermo

Giro di Sicilia by Enzo, our Canadian customer : Introduction!


Aka Giro d’Enzo II – May 2014

Introduction


This is a story of my 13-day bicycle circumnavigation of Sicilia in May 2014, starting and finishing in Palermo. 

In between, were many ups/downs, beautiful coastlines, wonderful food, and even more wonderful people and experiences.

This was my second cycling trip to Italy. 

The previous year I was up a bit further north, covering about 800 km starting in Riccione and heading inland to my parent’s birthplace in Abruzzo, before heading back to the Adriatic and returning on the coastal route to Riccione. Before returning home to Vancouver, I also spent a few days in the Dolomites. 

That is where I met Jerry de Concilio, when I signed up for a 1-day tour that included watching a stage of the Giro d’Italia with Veloce Bike Rental. 

I would keep in contact with afterwards, and arrange a touring bike rental for this 2-week trip around Sicilia.

Since my ride around Sicilia was my second cycle tour in Italy, I referred to it as Giro d’Enzo II. I can’t wait until the third edition in the Dolomites later in 2015.

What follows is a day-to-day brief summary of my experiences, with some photos and statistics for each stage.


First, some summary statistics of the overall giro:

Number of days: 13

Distance: 936 km

Elevation: 12,979 metres


Below is an overview map. 

Please note that travel started south from Palermo and continued mostly in a counter clockwise direction:




Cycling Tuscany: bike rental in Buonconvento a small village between Siena and Montalcino

A picture shot in occasion of daily excursion by our customers in Buonconvento to Montalcino, a small village close Siena in Tuscany region where our company provide high quality full carbon road bikes for rent

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customers in Buonconvento on the road to Montalcino

Cycling Italy: Val d'Orcia from Montalcino to Montepulciano with Veloce bike rental in Tuscany

Few pictures shot in occasion of daily cycling excursion in Val d'Orcia of Tuscany from Montalcino to Montepulciano with our bike rental services. 

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Cycling in Italy : bike rental in Marina di Grosseto, Maremma - Tuscany

A picture shot in Marina di Grosseto in Maremma Tuscany in occasion of delivery of road bikes provided for rent at customers accommodations. 

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Cycling Italy : Fedaia pass of Dolomites - Alps chain

A picture shot at the last km of Fedaia Pass on Dolomites chain in Italy. Our company profide high end full carbon road bikes for rent with delivery and collecting on Dolomites area. 

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marmolada passes dolomites
last km at Fedaia Pass on Dolomites - Italy

High end full carbon road bikes for rent in occasion of St.Polten Ironman 70.3 - Austria

Veloce is leader company in bike rental services for vacations, training, sports competitions and team building. 

The town of St.Polten, situated in Austria, will be the Captial of Ironman 70.3

We have availability of high end racing bikes for rent with pick up, delivery and collecting at customers accommodations in St.Polten. 

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Services provided by advanced reservation. 


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