So I have decided to take a trip to Italy next year to bike. I have done one in France and feel the itch to return....

I have heard of this place called Bike Hotels (I did a search and did not come up with anything)..I sent off for the Welcome DVD and everything looked very good....I like there website...all looks good there....you can rent a De Rosa Idol for 200 Euros a week.....Hummmmm I took my bike to France and the retals were supurb....makes me wish I would have not brought mine...so this time I am thinking about renting the Idol...I would bring my seat and pedals....

There seems to be some type of cycling event going on in the area each weekend in Italy....I was thinking of going in May and catching some of the Giro....not sure my dates are open at this point.....

So anyone that has done a Granfondo I would like to hear your thoughts? Also any experiance with Bikehotels? This is the specific hotel.... www.gardabikehotel.it


Special All-Inclusive Package for Bikers

> Overnights stay in double rooms
> Big Breakfast Buffet till 10.30
> Lunch or Dinner in our Restaurant
> Water during the meals
> Afternoon snack time with cakes and fruits
> Free laundry service
> Packet Lunch for your tours
> 1 specialist guide for Amateur
> Wine tasting in winery

Everything from only…
499 Euro per person, per week


I am thinking 499 Euros per week is not bad at all....I don't think I could stay in Oklahoma for that...today that is slightly less than 700 bucks a week....for all 3 meals and a room I think that is pretty good....anyone thoughts are welcome....