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venerdì 18 aprile 2014

The "Meyer Austrian Fast Team" riding at Alexander. Una settimana ad alta velocità per la nostra guida Chris :-)

Eccovi una foto scattata al gruppo “ Meyer”, 15 ragazzi e ragazze austriaci che sono stati ospiti all'Alexander dal 5 al 12  aprile. Hanno inaugurato a Gabicce la loro stagione bike impegnandosi in un'intensa settimana di allenamenti con la nuova e fortissima giuda dell'Alexander Bike Hotel Chris from Friuli. 
"Hanno detto che torneranno a trovarci anche l'anno prossimo - sottolinea Roberto Colombari manager dell'Alexander - sono un gruppo molto competitivo e ben preparato e hanno trovato nel nostro Chris una guida capace di sostenere i loro ritmi agonistici. Di loro abbiamo solo questa foto di gruppo, perché, come dice lo stesso Chris , era troppo difficile fotografali mentre sfrecciavano a folle velocità. Hanno fatto la crono squadre Fano Pesaro ai 50 all'ora, ma anche tante salite, tra Urbino, Monte Altavellio, Montecopiolo, Cippo, San Marino, etc".  

martedì 15 aprile 2014

A nice "swedish bike week"end at Gabicce: the Sky Blue Team from Stockholm riding with the Alexander's cycling passion! See u soon girls :-)

Twenty girls, twenty good nice swedish riders joined with us the Alexander bike passion! This is the story of the Sky Blue Team from Stockholm, a new group from the capital, a new bike challenge from Sweden. Some of them just started up cycling, first experience with their Bianchi bicycle.  
Some (as the girl in the photo below) very famous! She is Susanne Ljungskok, an ex professional rider, the best in the Sweden cycling history with two gold medal in the world cycling pro championship 2002-2003 editions. 
 Now Susanne is the trainer of the Sky Blue Team, following the girls with her precious advices in their bike tours. First day in Gabicce was a bike "warm up" going to 40km ride to Panoramica Road with the guides Claudio and Andrea. A nice atmosphere a good feeling and a fantastic weather pretty much warm than Stockholm :-)
 Second day ride to Mondaino, Saludecio and Valconca valley, some climbs and a works out with the bike on the roads. In the afternoon a guided visit to a famous wine factory in Ancona joining the italian and Marche region lifestyle. 
 Third ride on saturday splitting the groups: one to San Marino, the slower to Fano, a flat road 60km to get the best icecream at Pino Bar and having fun all together. 
 And in the night the classic Alexander special dinner and then the Elvis guitar rock show! Looking forward seeing you soon in Gabicce Sky Blue Team ! You are always welcome!

mercoledì 9 aprile 2014

New routes, new amazing rides, joining the Alexander Bike Hotel bike passion: welcome to the 2014 cycling season

Hi guys, hi there bike friends, are you ready for the new Alexander cycling season? We are going to open the hotel in the next days and we wanna show you the routes where we we are going to ride this year. Andrea, our cycling journalist, during winter time has gone with his bike gps to the hinterland and the Gabicce sorrounding areas following the six garmin routes
1) Carpegna Cippo Pantani - Big tour 138km
First ride to the Carpegna's Cippo, the longest one, pretty much demanding, but very nice. That is the Marco Pantani hill with a hard elevation: 7 km with the 14% adv going to the top of the hill: 1450 meter up to Gabicce where you can touch the sky! It would be amazing to arrive there: 138km to go and come back an the sensation to do a real enterprise! 
2) Urbino - Panoramic Tour 105km 
What the best way to reach the wonderful the city of Urbino? From Gabicce you are going to join another fantastic ride: 106 km towards one the most famous historic and artistic place of the Marche Region. That's a nice ride, not so hard, going throught the Montefeltro and Valconca valleys looking wonderful views and scenaries. 
3) Montegrimano/ Monte San Paolo/Monte Cerignone - 85km 
Five hours ride to the Valconca green valley towards the beautiful villages of Montecerignone and Montegrimano back of the San Marino rock. This is a perfect tour to admire the hinterland Gabicce scenary following the road to Monte San Paolo and his top to 850m up! 
The way back from Montescudo would be good for a deserved coffee break before the last 30km to the Alexander's lunch in Gabicce!   

4)Monte Altaveglio/Tavoleto km 77
In the border beetween Emilia Romagna and Marche region there is a fantastic bike route going to Avellana Valley and the sourraunding area. Starting from Gabicce we will get the villages finding out Saludecio, Mondaino, Tavoleto ...keep going the road to the Monte Altavellio top where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the riviera! The tour is almost 80km, and it is ok for all cyclists level. 
5) Montescudo/Gesso/San Marino km80
What about seeing the beauty of the oldest republic of Europe? This bike tour is 80km going to the top of Monte Titano in the state of San Marino. It would be very nice join the history of this old rock very famous for shopping and in the cycling routes as well. Before San Marino and the coffee break in the famous "Piazza della Libertà" where is placed the government palace we are passing from the village of Montescudo and the beautiful road toward Gesso and Montelicciano. 
6) Candelara/Novilara km 70
Riding on the hills up to Pesaro going back from the Panoramic Road. This is one of the best route (70km) we suggest in Alexander Bike experience. Nice roads, not so tough going to the wonderful old villages of Candelara (with his famous romanic church) and Novilara. On the way back we have the unique possibility to join the panoramic road, the famous "green highway" from Pesaro to Gabicce, 20 km up to the coast for a stunning view at Fiorenzuola and Casteldimezzo.