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Cycling To San Marino From the Lungomare Bike Hotel

TOP RIDE: The riding on Italy's Adriatic Coast has long been a favorite of Europeans. Rolling hills, big mountains, and gorgeous coastal flat roads make it ideal for all types of riders.  One of the best places to stay is the family run Lungomare Bike Hotel in Cesenatico, a perfect base to explore the region, enjoy the beach, and experience a different part of Italy.

Top Rides: Col de la Madone

Great scenery, a spectacular climb and a twice as long descent, the Col de la Madone climb along France’s cote d’Azur is must do for any fan of great rides. The capper was meeting up with a PEZ-Fan who lives nearby for a great day on the bike.

VENTURA: Pez Goes Beyond the Fires

It was planned to be 3 days of riding and exploring the best rides around Ventura, followed by a couple of days in Los Angeles to see if I could find something real in the City of Angels. But the SoCal wildfires changed it all overnight, but what I got was a week's worth of experiences I could never have imagined. Sometimes you gotta roll with those punches

PeloPic: Chris’s Hidden House!

Our man in France Chris Selden popped out for a little ride in the Hérault Valley today and couldn't resist this photo opportunity, the beautiful Lake Salagou and its famous red dirt.

Oktoberfest: A Perfect Fall Ride in The North East

October - Festive, Fun and the Fall: The days are getting shorter, the leaves are starting to fall as is the temperature. Not to worry, you can still have a lot of fun in October and Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours shows us how and where.

TRAVEL: CycleItalia Opens Piedmont Cycling Resort

I recently talked with CycleItalia's owner Larry Theobald to talk about his new operation, Piedmont Cycling Resort. Hotel Ariotto has been CycleItalia’s northern Italian HQ since their start and now they’re featuring what they describe as more than a bike hotel, a true cycling resort.

What Makes a Bike Hotel Great?

We're long time fans of the Garda Bike Hotel - family run hospitality as only the Italians can offer, top notch riding for all levels, excellent location in the wine country near Verona. But I thought maybe you'd like in a second opinion - so I talked with Calla Barras - serious cyclist and serious traveller - about what makes the Garda Bike Hotel one of Italy's best bike hotels.

PEZ Rides the Col Du Glandon

TOP RIDE: Inside the last 3km to the summit of the 21.5km Col du Glandon, the air gets thin as we approach 1924m elevation, the road tilts to 11% grades, and each meter seems longer than the last one. There's a reason they call this one 'Hors Category'.