Chasing Cancellara - Follonica (Tuscany)

On the road again like the professionals!

Training Week with Fabian Cancellara and Participation in “Chasing Cancellara” 

Experience a unique training week with sport icon Fabian Cancellara from Saturday, September 1, until Saturday, September 8, 2018, and on completion of the week pit your strength against the champion! Can you beat him?

During a very varied racing-bike week boost your endurance, get tips and tricks from the pros on various topics such as training methods, nutrition and so on, and listen to the inside-stories of a top-class athlete’s life. The highlight will be taking part in the Chasing Cancellara competition and racing against the clock in a fastest time trial with Fabian Cancellara. The winner naturally gets a Victor’s certificate!

Forget about workaday routine as you soak up the dreamy Tuscan surroundings and enjoy the ideal infrastructure of the Reka’s Golfo del Sole holiday resort in Follonica. So you don’t have to worry about anything, everything is taken care of and included in the price such as a comfortable outward and return journey by Marti Travel coach as well as your chosen accommodation including half-board, guided tours and professional support by the Holiday on Bike Team, unique meetings with Fabian Cancellara, lunch during the tours, race fees and much more.

1 - 8 September, 2018

  • Racing-bike training on guided tours
  • «Meet & Greet» and seminar with Fabian Cancellara on topics such as training methods, nutrition and top-class sport
  • Final race «Chasing Cancellara» with Fabian Cancellara
  • Outward and return journey by Marti Car coach
Detailed programe

Personal advice : +41 31 329 66 99 /

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Minimum participants:
If the minimum number of participants is not reached you will be informed 4 weeks prior to departure. A replacement programme will be proposed if possible. If the participant does not accept this programme, the course fee already paid will be refunded.  Further claims shall be excluded.
    - Minimum number of participants: 30 

Chasing Cancellara - the race

You will pit your strength against Fabian Cancellara on a 75km circuit in the region around Follonica. After the mass start, the circuit will take you through the fabulous Tuscan countryside. Who will be the fastest?  As they surge ahead in an ascent the participants will compete with Fabian Cancellara and try to beat him. On this stretch riders will be timed individually. Then it’s back through the fields to Follonica. The presentation ceremony will be held following the conclusion of the race with the award of the Victor’s certificate and the pasta party.



During your training week in Tuscany you will stay at the Reka’s Golfo del Sole holiday resort, right on the beach at Golfo di Follonica. The hotel complex was extensively renovated and refurbished in 2016 and offers modern accommodation, several restaurants, a large pool and a wide variety of sports possibilities – and above all a professional Thömus Bike-Station with a workshop and a bike rental.
Select the best accommodation for you:
      Holiday flats
These are in 1- or 2-floored terraced houses set in spacious parkland and pine grove, but without a sea view.  All the flats are fully equipped with a small kitchen with glass ceramic hob and a dishwasher, shower/WC, telephone, TV, safe and a furnished balcony. Modern facilities, high-quality furnishing, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi.
      Seaside bungalows
All bungalows are freshly renovated, located in the kilometre-long dunes under the shade of pine trees and have a sea view. The bungalows have a small kitchen with a dishwasher, shower/WC, telephone, TV, safe, warm and cold air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a fully equipped, covered patio with sea view.
Singles – accommodation allocated on site
Accommodation for single persons is in a renovated 3-room flat for 4 persons. Distribution of rooms will be organized on site and guests will be informed upon arrival in Golfo del Sole. Distribution will be random and gender-separate.

Outward and return journey by coach:

Our coach partner Marti Travel takes care of a comfortable journey there and back for you. You will enjoy a stress-free trip with your bike(s) professionally packed into a cycle trailer. The coach fare is included in the price (excl. bike transport CHF 25.00 each way).

Your travel times:            
Outward 31.08.2018 Night trip       Return 08.09.2018 Night trip            
20.15    Kallnach
20.30    Lyss
21.00    Bern
21.30    Alchenflüh
22.00    Zürich*
22.00    Olten
23.00    Luzern
07.30    Follonica
 *Connecting coach, to and from            


The detailed offer

Included for you in the offer:
  • Outward and return journey by coach
  • Accommodation you select including half-board
  • Lunch including drinks for the tour (as well as tea for bottle fill-ups) (Sun – Fri excl. the rest day)
  • Welcome + info drinks
  • Support from professional bike guides
  • 5 guided racing-bike day tours, 1 short tour on the Saturday
  • Meet & Greet with Fabian Cancellara, more meetings with the professional sportsman (Weds - Sat)
  • Supplementary programme with talks, etc., with Fabian Cancellara (Thurs - Fri)
  • Technical support with a bike workshop, a bike shop selling cycling consumables such as brake linings, inner tubes, tyres, etc.
  • Lock-up cycle room
  • Drinking bottle 0.75 l
  • Participation in “Chasing Cancellara”, incl. Victor’s certificate, jersey and pasta party
  • Final clean-up
Not included:
  • Bike rental
  • Bike transport on the coach
  • Visitor’s tax
  • Individual accommodation extras 
  • Cancelation, breakdown and repatriation insurance Fr. 45.–  per person
  • Booking fee CHF 50.– per accommodation
Packing list:
  • Your own bike, if you are not renting with Reka
  • Cycling shoes
  • Sports glasses (recommended)
  • Cycling gloves (recommended)
  • Cycling outfit (also available at the Thömus-Shop at Golfo del Sole ) and cycling helmet
  • Your personal medication

Personal advice : +41 31 329 66 99 /

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And on top of that …

The Triathlon-Training week will be taking place during the week from 01.09 - 09.09.2018,   with participation in the TriStar Triathlon.

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