Veloce | Cycling and Bike Rentals in Europe : May 2020

Full carbon bicycle rental services in Lecce, Salento - Apulia | Cycling in Italy

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e-bikes delivered at customers accommodation

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our customer enjoy full carbon road bike rental in Salento

Cycling in Apulia: full carbon road bike rental in Lecce, Salento.

Veloce full carbon road bike rental services in Lecce, Salento area of Apulia region of Italy. 

The service is provided by advanced reservation and with delivery and collection at customers accommodations in Puglia region. 

In this post we would share a pair of photos received by our customers in occasion of their self cycling holiday enjoyed in Salento area of Apulia region, southern Italy using our full carbon road bike, touring and e-bike high quality rental services with delivery and collection at accommodations. 

Information and bike rental quote requests to booking@velocerental.com 

Cities, museums and cycling itineraries in the South of France | Riviera and Provence

Cities, museums and cycling itineraries of the French coast

Just a weekend on French Riviera and loves architecture? Visit Marseille.

Marseille is the second largest city of France and on 2013 has become European Capital of Culture. In this occasion many architectural stars worked to improve the look of the city. 


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Vieux-Port by Norman Foster


Now in town people walk in the Vieux-Port restyled by the pencil of Norman Foster and visit the MuCEM (museum of European and Mediterranean civilization) et la Villa Méditerranée, a place of interaction between the different identities that come from the sea.

A must in this town is  the "Cité Radieuse", a housing complex built by Le Corbusier, become a World Heritage Site Unesco since 2016



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Walking the seafront in Mentone

A long weekend? The French Riviera, from Mentone to Nice by bicycle

The landscapes and the light were the appeal in the Côte d'Azur for many artists of the '900,  a tour on their routes can't disregard the visit of some museums. 

The first stop suggested is at the small town of Mentone close to the Italian border where could visit the museum Musée Jean Cocteu, the work of Rudy Ricciotti who decorated, a few miles further, in Villafranche-sur-Mer, the chapel Saint-Pierre.

We found an interesting blog post about the Museum Jean Cocteau in Mentone at this link.

The lemon is one of the symbols of the city of Menton, where thanks to a very mild Mediterranean climate, many lemon groves bear fruit, and, since 1933, the Lemon Festival takes place in the city, which takes place within the last three weekends of February.


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our customers enjoy cycling in Nice, French Riviera


It continues with other spaces in Nice: the works of Matisse are on display in the homonymous museum housed in a Genoese villa of the 600. 

On the hills in Nice there is the National Museum Marc Chagall.
At the Place Yves Klein square in Nice there is the MAMAC museum of modern and contemporary art

From Mentone to Nice we suggest to enjoy cycling in Monte Carlo on the streets of F1 Gran Prix



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In Monte Carlo, ready to enjoy self cycling holiday to Barcelona, Spain

One week? Cycling from Aix-en-Provence to Vaison-la-Romaine via Avignone

A charming way to visit Provence is to follow the ancient Roman streets. 

From Aix-en-Provence take the via aurelia and continue to Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage city with its ancient center, Roman and Romanesque monuments and museums such as that of Arles Antique.

Before leave Aix-en-Provence we suggest a break at the “Madeleines de Christophe shop who is close by Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, in the historic town centre of Aix-en-Provence. Made in a traditional way on a daily basis (in Peynier), their "madeleines" are suited to all tastes: plain, lemon, orange, almond, chocolate, rum and even vanilla. 
The shop also sells cannelés, cakes and macaroons!


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Les Madeleines de Christophe in Aix en Provence, France


Continue towards Avignon to visit the palace of the Popes and walk through the alleys of the city, buy a watercolor from one of the street artists and photograph the opera house.

We then go to Nimes, a candidate for UNESCO heritage, to visit Arènes and perhaps attend the historical re-enactment of the Great Roman Games (normally organized at the end of each month of April). In Nimes you can visit the Carré d'Art designed by Norman Foster.

Some other places to visit: the "Pont du Gard", the Roman aqueduct-bridge and the "triumphal arch" in Orange, ending the route to Vaison-la-Romaine with its archaeological sites. 

For those who want you can go back on your way by taking the Via Domizia and enjoy your cycling training at the Luberon, in the heart of Provence.

Several people enjoy French Riviera and Provence regions by bicycle using our high quality bike rental services delivered at accommodations.



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Veloce customers enjoy self cycling holiday in Provence, France.


Some people loves to cycle to south direction riding the coast to Monte Carlo, Sanremo finishing their self cycling holiday in Genoa, Italy or vice versa.

Some other people enjoy self cycling holidays traveling to Barcelona, Spain where leaved the bikes at our local partner shops or simply to enjoy self cycling holidays, village by village, discovering the Provence region on South France

Aix en Provence and Nice cities hosts the IronMan challenges on the occasion of which our company provide high end full carbon road bikes and tribike rentals with delivery and collection at athletes accommodations. Can read more about this service at this link 



Best Places in the Dolomites | Easy Cycling Routes

The best places in the Dolomites 

where to enjoy easy cycling routes.


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The cycling lane in Cortina D'Ampezzo on Dolomites

If you are looking to plan your next cycling activities in Italy in this post you can find some easy routes suggestion on Dolomites mountains. 

If you love bicycle touring this could be an exclusive route you can enjoy during your stay on Dolomites area, starting from Cortina D'Ampezzo, climbing the Passo Tre Croci and stop at the 3 Cime di Lavaredo


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In Cortina D'Ampezzo, ready to start the guided cycling excursion

One of the most charming village of Dolomites is Cortina D'Ampezzo

Cortina could be reached from Venice airport in about 2h driving and is one of the main villages of Dolomites mountain chain, selected to be with Milan the location of 2026 Winter Olympics.

During the season our company provide full carbon road bikes for rent with delivery and collection at customers accommodations, all around Dolomites area, also in different towns/regions. 

Several times during the season we provide daily guided excursions on Dolomites, sometime in occasion of the Giro d'Italia cycling stages with a starting point in Cortina D'Ampezzo village.


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Climbing the Passo Tre Croci to Misurina Lake direction

The route is very scenic, after to climb the Passo Tre Croci a mountain pass crossed by the Giro - the road go down to the Misurina Lake from where is possible stop for a break at the local bar for a coffee from where restart the touring to the 3 Cime di Lavaredo, Unesco heritage site and several time stage of the Giro d'Italia. 

To know more about the Giro can visit our page with which can read all details of the planned stages of this challenge. 



A Veloce forest to offset Co2.



In a bid to offset our CO2, we partnered with our mates at Tree-Nation to support their forestry efforts. 

When you rent a bike from Veloce you are supporting the Veloce's forest: 
Veloce plants a tree every 100€ spent by the customers on bicycle rental services to offset the CO2 emissions produced by the company during the production processes, including the delivery! 

The planted trees are certified by Tree-Nation ONG.

A Veloce little forest will grow as we do.

BUT WHY DO THIS? 

CO2 emissions contribute to climate change. 
To offset the CO2 emissions trees have a critical job to balance oxygen & CO2 levels. With deforestation across the world more CO2 is released into the atmosphere causing devastating effects on our planet. Rising temperatures contribute to rising sea levels, with warmer ocean temperatures threatening wildlife & leading to extinction. 

We accept our responsibility to work towards offsetting our emissions.

Cycling Phlegraean fields: the Casina Vanvitelliana eighteenth-century romantic building by Luigi & Carlo Vanvitelli

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Cycling Phlegraean fields, having a break at the Casina Vanvitelliana on Fusaro lake.

Today we would share with you some details of a stunning place where we suggest to stop to enjoy a break when you are biking the bay of Naples on south Italy: the lake Fusaro and the Casina Vanvitelliana.

The lake Fusaro is located in the municipality of Bacoli and gives its name to the homonymous village that welcomes it. The lake was formed with the closure of the stretch of sea between the hamlets of Torregaveta and Cuma.

In ancient times it was identified with the mythical Acherusia palus, the infernal swamp formed by the river Acheronte.

Before the Greeks, the local populations cultivated mussels and oysters in the lake. The farms of the lake are mentioned in the novel The Count of Montecristo by Alexandre Dumas, when the count serves at the table in his house of Auteuil a lamprey coming directly from Lake Fusaro among the amazement of the diners.

Since 1752 ​the Fusaro land, at the time sparsely inhabited, became the hunting and fishing reserve of the Bourbons, who entrusted Luigi Vanvitelli with the first works for the transformation of this place.

When Ferdinando IV ascended the throne, the interventions were completed by Carlo Vanvitelli, son of Luigi, who in 1782 built the Royal Casino of Hunt, on the lake, a short distance from the shore.

This building, known as Casina Vanvitelliana, was used as the residence of illustrious guests, such as Francis II of Habsburg-Lorraine, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioachino Rossini and, more recently Luigi Einaudi, the President of the Italian Republic Luigi Einaudi.

The Casina Vanvitelliana is one of the most refined eighteenth-century buildings of Italy. 
The project have some references to the shape of the Stupinigi hunting lodge, designed a few years earlier by Filippo Juvarra using plastic volumes and large windows.

The building wanted by the Bourbons has in fact a very articulated design, composed by three octagonal bodies that intersect each other at the top of the other, shrinking into a sort of pagoda, with large windows on two levels.

A long wooden pier also connects the Casina Vanvitelliana to the lake shore.

It's time to plan an cycling holiday to Italy, Style Magazine Italia tells about Veloce bike rental services.

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Today I want to share with you this article that tells about Veloce Bike Rentals & Experiences published on Style Magazine Italia by Corriere della Sera

This article tells about the chance to discover a sustainable tourism, off the beaten path of classical tourism. 

This post is very precious for us because it crowns 10 years of hard work, millions of miles driven by our logistics, many sacrifices and perhaps a sign of market metamorphosis, a great opportunity for our brand. 

I am grateful to the editorial staff especially to - Alessandro Calascibetta - Style Magazine Italia Editor-in-Chief for the splendid work done in realistically telling this splendid world of bicycle and sustainable tourism, made by such beauty. 

This is the link to read the complete article.  

Now it's official: Giro d'Italia 2020, finally confirmed the new dates. From 3rd to 25th October.

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Ph. Credit: Velia Cammarano, a shot of the Giro in Naples

Now it's officialGiro d'Italia 2020 will take place from 3rd to 25th October

In addition, the great classics of Italian cycling will be held during the summer: 

- Strade Bianche: 1st of August - Milan-Sanremo: 8th August- Tirreno-Adriatico: from 7th to 14th September
Lombardy will be held a few days after the Giro on 31 October.
From 20 October to 8 November the Vuelta Espana

No surprise for the Tour de France, already scheduled from 29 August to 20 September, despite the stop to mass events decided by the French government until the end of August, therefore probably with the first days without an audience on the street. 

"The new calendar obeys a logic that offers maximum opportunities for different types of cyclists: alternating stage races and one-day races in August, which will allow cyclists to gradually adapt to the rhythm of the competition after three months of limited activity for some; the events Tour de France, UCI Road World Championships, Giro d'Italia, Ardennes and Flanders; and to close the season, the Vuelta ".

Source: Adnkronos

To discover stages of the 2020 Giro d'Italia can visit the Veloce page dedicated to the Giro challenge

You could be heroes, just for the weekend! Will fly to Florence or Pisa? Self bicycle touring in Tuscany.

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Heroes take a photo at the leaning tower in Pisa

Your love for Italy, your love for bicycle could transform you into an heroes like hundreds of people from UK who each season enjoy with us, from spring to late fall, the exclusive bicyle touring  experience in Tuscany, center of Italy. 
A large number of people fly to Florence transforming a city break into a microadventure riding the stunning wine routes of Chianti region

Some other people land in Pisa from where, after a break at the leaning tower, continue a loop experience on the coast riding to south direction to discover the Maremma or to north direction reaching the Versilia, the land of Carrara white marble and large sandy beaches. 

Did you know that Tuscany region is one of most bigger regions of Italy? 
The Tuscany region have 10 provinces: Arezzo, Firenze, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena, a large territory characterized by great Italian food, landscapes and beauty. 





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