Are you ready for a real adventure?
Join us on this amazing trip through the real Italy. We will be following the fantastic track put together by the ACT Team.
This is possibly the easiest or more accessible of the ACT tracks, but still requires some off-road experience,however, we are including a day’s training from a local expert to prepare the team for the adventure that lies ahead. This tour is for solo riders only and is not suitable for pillions/passengers.
You will have a team to look after you and a support vehicle to carry any heavy items of yours, as well as tools, the tents we provide, first aid equipment, emergency food supplies and everything you need to have a safe and relatively comfortable adventure. We say RELATIVELY comfortable because ACT Tracks are a challenge. A good level of bike fitness is required.
After completion of the training we will also be taking 6 days, rather than the standard 5, to complete the trail. This will allow extra time to enjoy the stunning Italian scenery as well as planned and unplanned stops that will arise. Even with a support vehicle and a team to help deal with any technical issues that arise these tracks are based on long days in the saddle. A little extra time will help reduce the pressure and gives more flexibility regarding accommodation.
We will be staying in a mix of campsites/hostels and hotels. For the days when we provide a tent and you bring anything else that you need. Camp sites will all offer full facilities, this is not wild camping.
We are happy to carry as much stuff in the van as we can but access to it will be limited whilst off road so pack well and pack light! We are happy to advise as to what to bring. For those that do not want to camp we can arrange accommodation close to the campsites.
All images used with the kind permission of ACT Adventure Country Tracks
Although ACT Italy is probably the easiest/most accessible of the tracks it will still be a challenge for most riders. The training, and support that we offer, along with the extra day to complete the track will make it a pleasure to ride. Teamwork will help to manage energy levels, as will being able to leave items in the support vehicle rather than carrying them on the bike.
If you are using your own bike it must be well maintained, protected and have suitable tyres. In general 50/50 tyres would be a good option. The surfaces are a mix of gravel, rock, mud and every combination of these that you would expect to find. Hills can be very steep. There are some optional sections that are proving to be very tricky, especially in bad weather. Those that wish to can attempt them, with a guide/instructor on hand, whilst those that prefer to take the less technical option will be guided along the standard route.
For those that wish we are very happy to give you the option to “lead” the group (under the watchful eye of one of the team) on sections of the track. There are also other roles that will be offered to those wishing to benefit as much as possible from the experience but they are entirely optional.
Appropriate clothing for the weather conditions must be carried. Being hot is almost as uncomfortable as being cold. We recommend armoured mesh clothing/adventure clothing or similar with packable waterproofs. Bring warm clothes by all means, we can carry it in the support vehicle but be prepared for the heat too. European law dictates that helmets and gloves are CE Marked and worn at all times whilst on public roads. We will supply tents but you are required to bring sleeping bags, cooking equipment etc. A Camelbak or similar hydration system is essential. We will carry water in the support vehicle.
Final details to be confirmed, depending on numbers ans specific customer requirements but it will be a mix of hotel and camping. Generally each night on the ACT track will be camping. To be confirmed.
This is a rider only tour, no passengers, so generally most customers will use their bike for transport. In the case of fly/ride options please talk to us to see if we can help.
Meals will be provided for the duration of the tour.
Alcohol is excluded in the price and anybody with specific dietary requirements should inform us beforehand using the booking forms that we will provide.
There are no specific health requirements for visiting France, but it is a good idea to be up to date on routine vaccinations and to take precautions to stay healthy during your trip.
Since 14 March 2022, the “vaccine pass” has been lifted in France in all areas where it was previously required (cultural and leisure venues, commercial catering, professional trade shows, etc.). Similarly, the COVID certificate is no longer required as of 1 August 2022.
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