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Italy cycling travel questions...(4 posts)

Italy cycling travel questions...-JC-
Jan 7, 2004 10:57 AM
Hi Everyone,

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!

Thanks,
JC
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!
right on!-JC-
Jan 7, 2004 12:24 PM
looks like fun. Too bad I posted this in the wrong forum!

Best,
JC
D'oh! wron forum (nm)-JC-
Jan 7, 2004 12:25 PM
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