|Italy cycling travel questions...||-JC-|
Jan 7, 2004 10:57 AM
I'm making my first serious bike trip this spring to see the Giro. I'm doing the last 10 days with bikestyle tours then traveling on my own a little. I've been to Italy a couple times and speak some italian so getting around won't be a problem but I could use help with preparation.
I plan to use a trico case to haul my bike. Should I try to insure it against damage or theft in transit (replacement value ~$3500)? Or is the case sturdy enough and bike theft uncommon enough that it isn't needed.
I plan to take the train from Milan to Rome. Sometimes dealing with luggage on the train can get a little sketchy. Has anyone taken their bike on the train? If so what were their experiences?
Are energy bars/gels readily available?
Does anyone have any good tips for washing bike clothes in hotel rooms?
Of course, any other tips or advice anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated!
|My wife and I are looking at taking this exact same trip!||innergel|
Jan 7, 2004 11:34 AM
|A riding buddy of mine went to the TDF last year with BikeStyle and loved it. Hopefully we can get a spot with this group. We've found a few other tour groups doing essentially the same tour, so we're trying to decide which company to go with. We'd like to go to Rome for a day or two as well.
I'll be interested to see the answers to your questions.
We'll have to hook up when we get over there. Have a little RBR members party!
Jan 7, 2004 12:24 PM
|looks like fun. Too bad I posted this in the wrong forum!
|D'oh! wron forum (nm)||-JC-|
Jan 7, 2004 12:25 PM