Life Time Pinnacle Camps – Tuscany, Italy

April 22 – 29, 2019

 

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A Premium Training Experience for the Garmin Dirty Kanza and Leadville Trail 100 MTB 

The beauty of the Tuscany Region is well known. So is the food and wine from the region. And, perhaps most importantly, is the ‘Strade Bianche,’ or white gravel roads of Chianti. After visiting the region for a full-blown cycling experience in 2018, Dirty Kanza Team Member Kristi Mohn felt a camp cycling experience in the area would be a dream experience for any off-road cycling enthusiast. We are teaming up with BICI ITALIA to provide not only an insanely beautiful week of riding, but culminating the week with an entry into the Nova Eroica event in Tuscany AND an entry for you to use in both the Dirty Kanza and the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. Be part of the inaugural Life Time Pinnacle Italy training group.

Whether you are considering the epic 200 miles in the Flint Hills of Dirty Kanza or want to Race Across the Sky on the historic Leadville Trail 100 MTB course, there is a lot to conquer. You will stay in authentic Tuscan-style Villa apartments centrally located in the heart of the Chianti region. Each room has private bath, mini frig, tv and hairdryer. Most rooms have a shared kitchen and outdoor patio. On site is a restaurant, serving delicious chef-prepared ‘Zero to Near Kilometer’ local cuisine with panoramic views, where family-style meals will be served up nightly with world-famous local wine. In addition, there are two pools, hot tub, wine shop, and bike repair shop. Airport transfers and local sightseeing transportation is included Local cycling guides (paired with Life Time Pinnacle staff) and sag wagon will be available on daily rides.

TRIP DETAILS:

  • 7 Nights / 7 days
  • Entrance into 3 cycling races: the Nova Eroica event in Tuscany, the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, and Dirty Kanza.
  • Pick-up/Drop-off from Florence Airport or Siena Train Station; Additional locations offered for fee
  • Private rooms, king-size bed, ensuite private bathroom, mini frig, hairdryer and TV
  • Breakfast and Dinners included
  • On-site bike shop
  • On-site restaurant
  • Two pools
  • Hot tub
  • Enoteca
  • Available services: cooking class, sommelier wine tastings, massage/spa, etc.
  • Premium bike rentals available
  • Non-cyclist friendly too, if you’d like to bring others along for the week!
  • Lifetime friendships in addition to the satisfaction earned from putting in the work to achieve something great!

BICI ITALIA SERVICES:

  • All logistics planning
  • Concierge service
  • Guided rides to your specifications
  • Mechanical assistance & bike maintenance
  • Transportation within Italy
  • Bring, ship or rent bikes
  • Bike rental
  • One home base: unpack once and done
  • Sightseeing excursions in regular clothes (not sweaty lycra and riding shoes)
  • Riding, relaxing and exploring – live the life of an Italian cyclist

Yes, we will be riding our bikes quite a bit. But this experience will also provide some great sight seeing, food tasting, wine sampling and relaxing. Expect longer days in the saddle to also have a shorter option. This will ensure a great experience for the beginner/intermediate to more advanced cyclists. Any questions or concerns, please email Kristi Mohn.

  • Plan to arrive on April 22 and depart on April 29. Additional days, before or after, may be possible. If interested, please you may arrange these additional days directly with BICI ITALIA here.
  • We will ride 30 – 100 miles for 5 days, with some sight seeing days included. The week will culminate  with the event Nova Eroica.
  • Complete daily details will be provided to each participant following registration.
  • Single room pricing starts at $6,500 (includes entry into either Dirty Kanza or LT100 MTB). If you are interested in adding a guest, please contact Kristi Mohn
  • Complete route information will be released to Pinnacle Camp athletes.

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST :

  • Helmet
  • Pedals
  • Cycling shoes
  • Wearable ID
  • Cycling computer or GPS device
  • Red tail light
  • Front light
  • Water bottles
  • Two spare inner tubes
  • Air pump or inflation system
  • A cell phone to contact the “outside world” should you need help
  • Any specialty tools your bike/equipment may require

ADDITIONAL Supplies You Should Consider:

  • Small rucksack / hydration pack
  • Waterproof / windproof jacket
  • Extra thermal top or warm layer
  • Tire levers
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Chain tool
  • Allen wrench set
  • Spoke wrench
  • Chamois Butt’r
  • Chain lube
  • Cash, debit card or credit card. (To purchase food, water, supplies.)
Bikes

While you can certainly ship a bike to Italy, we recommend flying with your bike OR securing a bike through our rental fleet.

Bike Rental Information – Premium Gravel Bikes
  • USD385 for the week
  • To rent a bike, please complete this form
 
Arrival and Departure
Transportation to the Villa will be provided to you from either the Florence Airport or the Siena Train Station (between 9am and 2pm on transfer days). Group pick-up and drop-off will be scheduled. Other private transportation can be arranged for an additional fee.
 
 
Nova Eroica
We have secured spots for each Pinnacle Camp athlete. However, each athlete must provide their enrollment information. Italian law requires passport documents as well as a formal medial approval form. BICI ITALIA will assist with the registration portal and instructions will be provided upon camp registration.
 
 
Additional Stay – Before or After Camp
Athletes and their guests may inquire about a longer stay by completing this form.
 
 
Other
Please let us know of any dietary needs and/or any allergies (medical, bee, etc) to ensure a safe trip.
Cyclists will be required to sign a release waiver.

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The deposit of $1,000 for camp is non-refundable. Final payment will be collected 30 days prior to the first day of camp. The balance is non-refundable within 30 days of camp. Camp must be paid in full in order to receive entry into the event.