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Umbria of the Grand Tour – A land to discover

Grand Tour Randonee – Randonée and permanent cycling brevet

grand tour rando

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The Grand Tour was a long journey that, starting from the XVII century, young European aristocrats had to undertake to perfect their knowledge. Every respected man had to visit Italy at least once with Rome as his main destination .

Umbria of the Grand Tour – A land to discover
Today it is possible to rediscover and relive the experience of the Grand Tour travellers thanks to a proposal that blends the slow yet efficacious flow of cyclist, able to reach anywhere under their own steam, with the curiosity and awareness of the new millennium travellers. Umbria awaits them with a land full of surprises offering an enjoyable vacation with its sport, nature, wine and food, art and relax in a wonderful naturalistic and environmental setting of extraordinary beauty and uniqueness. The Grand Tour Rando is an asphalt circuit starting from the Marmore Waterfalls, linking the main tourist attractions of a vast area inclding the lowland Nera valley and the central lowlands of the Tiber valley.

The Grand Tour Randonee can be undertaken in various ways: by a randonnée brevet, alone, or with a group of friends, in day time and at night, with or without the tour operator.

Grand Tour Randonee is a tourist proposal for all those who aware that the journey is more important than the destination and that in order to know and appreciate a region it is necessary to live it.

How to plan the trip
The journey can start from any Rando Point along the circuit or from the Rando Station chosen for the first overnight stay. To obtain the Vagabond Rider Certificate it is necessary to finish the circuit in one of the Rando Points or Rando Stations inside the area you started off from.

Official website of the event: www.grandtourrando.com

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7/8 June 2014

To promote the initiative and the Randonnée, as experience cycling, have been created various appointment: that one in June allows all randonneurs (Italians and foreigners) to obtain a ACP brevet, on one of the two distances (200 km and 300 km). The brevet ACP allows to acquire the rights to participate to the international events of 2015 and 2016 (Paris-Brest-Paris and the 1001 Miglia in Italy). In addition to these brevets, the organiser have added a 100 km route, (brevet ARI), and a path of 50 km. reserved for all those who want to learn this discipline in small steps, or for those who want to use an eBike.

 

grand tour randoSaturday, June 7, 2014
Departure is from 23 up to 24 in small groups staggered
At the start, each participant will receive a road book, a travel diary with maps and information and travel card, by Audax Club Parisienne, for the stamps to be affixed to the various control points along the route.
The Randonnee is certified ARI – ACP and has the value of international patent approved
All participants who complete the course within the specified time (hourly average not less than 15 km / h and not more than 33 km / h) in good standing with the steps to the “Rando point” (5 fixed steps + 1 secret) will be released patent.
The route is 317 km
Difference in altitude 5700 m
The general regulation of randonnée is downloadable on the site www.audaxitalia.it
The route is 317 km. with an elevation gain of 5700 m.
Gps track, map and elevation profile downloaded from this link: Openrunner

 

grand tour randoStandard 200 km
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Departure is from 7 until 8 in small groups staggered.
At the start, each participant will receive a road book, a travel diary with maps and information and travel card by Audax Club Parisienne, for the stamps to be affixed to the various control points along the route.
La Randonnee is certified ARI – ACP and has the value of international patent approved.
All participants who complete the course on time (hourly average not less than 15 km/h and not more than 33 km/h) in good standing with the steps to the “rando point” (3 fixed + 1 secret) will be released patent.
The general regulation of randonnée is downloadable on the site www.audaxitalia.it
The route is 213 km. with an elevation gain of 3700 m.
Gps track, map and elevation profile downloaded from this link Openrunner

grand tour randoCorto 100 km
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Departure is from 8 am till 9 in small groups staggered.
At the start, each participant will receive a road book, a travel diary with maps and information and the travel card for the stamps to controls.
La Randonnee is ARI certified and has the value of a patent approved.
All participants who complete the course on time (hourly average not less than 15 km / h and not more than 33 km / h) in good standing with the steps to the “rando point” (2 fixed + 1 secret) will be released patent.
The general regulation of randonnée is downloadable on the site www.audaxitalia.it
The route measures 107 km. with an elevation gain of 1700 m.
Gps track, map and elevation profile downloaded from this link Openrunner

grand tour randoPromo 50 km
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Departure is from 9 am until 10 am in small groups staggered.
At the start, each participant will receive a road book, a travel diary with maps and information and the travel card for the stamps to controls.
La Randonnee is promotional and will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.
All participants who complete the course on time (hourly average not less than 12 km / h and not more than 25 km / h) in good standing with the steps to the “rando point” (only 1) will be awarded the Diploma of the Stray .
The route is 47 km away. with an elevation gain of 400 m.

grand tour randoeBike 50 km
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
See article on eBike
The departure takes place from 10 until 11 in small groups staggered.
At the start, each participant will receive a road book, a travel diary with maps and information and the travel card for the stamps to controls.
La Randonnee is promotional and will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.
All participants who complete the course on time (hourly average not less than 12 km / h and not more than 25 km / h) in good standing with the steps to the “rando point” (only 1) will be awarded the Diploma of the Stray eBike.
The route is 47 km away. with an elevation gain of 400 m.

rando station

Rando Station – Hotel Michelangelo Palace

Our hotel is recognized by the organizers “Rando Station ‘, and provides:
• Local storage of bikes, or alternatively offers you the chance to bring your bike in the room;
• bike corner with all the information about routes, the specialty shops, bike rental, services of physicians and physiotherapists, tour cycling on the rails;
• Wi-Fi to easily download the GPS track of the paths;
• wellness center for massages;
• outdoor space for washing your bike;
• Self-service workshop with the basic tools for repair and tuning of the bikes;
• tailor-made diet for cyclists
• The hotel is authorized to certify the passage of randonneurs with the stamp on Rando Book and / or Rando Card and fill in the form on the transition

Official website of the event: www.grandtourrando.com

Grand Tour Randonee
Hotel Michelangelo Palace Terni