Rome – Tragliatella
80kms - 1,030m / 50miles - 3,380ft - Weekly Rides - Saturday
- Region EMEA
- Country Italy
- City Rome
This ride is run clock wise starting from downtown; passing by the Vatican City we will put our wheels on the very first meters (point zero) of the ancient road “via Aurelia”, the Aurelian way, which may reach the south of France but we will leave it much earlier than that: after 30Km we turn right leaving the busy traffic to start climbing a 18km ascent with an avg gradient of 2%, crossing the roman countryside and farms area, where cows are left producing the milk for the town; special races of tuscany (maremmana) cows are held there free around for meat that can be bought directly in the farms.
Here the car traffic decreases dramatically and the relaxed ambient allows the riders to take a better look around.
At the end of the 18km light ascent we will turn right on the road “braccianese” direction Rome, there are a few more little hills to be climbed (nothing particular difficult) before reaching again the avenues of downtown.
This ride is fast and “straight”, there are no nervous segments or dangerous curves and the average speed can be maintained quite high. At km 10 of the ascent there is a little bar where we can stop to have a coffee and eventually short the ride by turning right and reach Rome thru via Boccea.
All the rides in Rome are amazing, it’s hard to choose which to do:-
Ride Map and Profile
Length: 80kms / 50 miles
Altitude: 1,030m / 3,380feet
Difficulty: Cat 2 - Difficult
|Booking Price||US $0.00|
|Departure Location||The ride will start near the Colosseum. Full location details, instructions and checklist will be included in your ride confirmation email.|
|Included||Quality road bike, pre-fitted to your rider profile, helmet, experienced & fully insured local Ride Leader.|
|Excluded||Transport to and from ride departure point, shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, food and drinks.|
|What to bring||Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit, bag with change of shoes and clothes that you can leave at the departure point.|
|Need to know||When you book and pay for this ride online, you will be asked to complete a rider profile to include your bike size and measurements. Each booking is individual only, so we can collect information specific to you. You will also receive a ride confirmation email. Maximum 20 riders.|
Leonardo – Ride Manager Europe – RomeAs his photo indicates, Leonardo is a local character and great rider for GCR in Rome. He is also our Ride Manager for Europe. As an A grade club rider and weighing only 58kgs, he doesn't have much weight to carry up the hills. Riding since the age of 12, he has participated in BMX Italian championships, but he says, let's forget about the results. You can be sure he had lots of fun though. Road cycling is now his passion and he rides all year around, including touring Europe with his next trip planned to ride from Florence to Amsterdam. In his spare time he runs his own guesthouse, so if you want some accommodation, he can even help you out there to. Leonardo looks forward to sharing the Rome that he loves with you.
Nino – RomeAntonino, or Nino for short was born in Sicily and has loved cycling since he was a boy, but it was when he met colleagues with a shared passion that his cycling really took off. It gave him a new approach to road cycling - enabling him to comfortably ride for 3 - 4 hours in a consecutive session with 100 km rides and some 1500 mt elevation gain. With his colleagues Nino has recently taken part in some exciting charity rides such as the 2013 Paris to Amsterdam & 2014 Amsterdam to Frankfurt rides, riding 400+ km in 4 days! As the 'go to' person on the charity rides, Nino is well versed in helping less experienced riders deal with difficult times so he is a great guy to be cycling through Rome with. When he can't ride his next love is skiing.
Carlo – Rome
Carlo was born in Rome, lives in the east of the city and knows the local roads very well. He’s been cycling for the past 11 years & more seriously within the last two years. Over the past few years he has enjoyed the beauty of cycling in charity rides between various European cities, such Paris - Amsterdam 2013, Amsterdam - Frankfurt in 2014 and in September 2015 Frankfurt - Zurich. He also participates annually in various Gran Fondos to keep up his competitive spirit and he really loves the emotion and intensity that longer rides bring. Not only does Carlo love to cycle but he also loves to share his cycling knowledge with others.
Rome Road Bike Rental includes one of the following bikes;
BERGAMONT Dolce 9.9 – Full Carbon Road Bike – Sram Force – 7.15kg
GHOST Race Lector Team – Top Quality Full Carbon Road Bike – Sram Force – 6.8kg
NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.