Riding Through Vineyards with Craig Lewis

Do you like riding your bike hard? Do you like wine? Would you like to spend a week with a Pro who’s an expert at both?

Craig LewisExcellent, step this way! For the first time in Velo Veneto history, we’re putting together a cycling camp that encompasses the region right next door, Friuli. And we’re doing it with Craig Lewis, Giro d’Italia stage winner, wine connoisseur, and founder of Stelvio Selections. Now that he’s hung up his wheels professionally, he’s focused on importing some of the best wines from his favorite racing regions. We’re luck to have him show us the roads, vineyards, and winemakers that have become his favorites over the years.

From September 21st to 29th, we’ll soak in the luxury at la Subida, a Friuli countryside inn where your “rooms” are personal cabins and the restaurant has a Michelin star. We’ll ride and walk through the vineyards and meet the winemakers that bottle the magic Craig imports (and some he hasn’t gotten his hands on yet). We’ll roll over the vineyard-covered hills and climb our way through the Julian Alps on quiet country roads with few cars and even fewer Strava KOMs. Then we’ll come back to our well-known stomping grounds in the Veneto, staying in historic Bassano del Grappa at the Giro d’Italia-honored Hotel Belvedere. We’ll be tasting Prosecco and Valpolicella and riding legendary Velo Veneto routes over the Montello, Asolo, and up the Monte Grappa. The capstone to the week is the Prosecco Gran Fondo, which you can race if you want, or take it easy and enjoy the only Gran Fondo with Prosecco at the rest stops!

If you like great rides. If you love wine. If you’ve ever wanted to spend a week riding like, and with, a pro every day. If you were looking for a new tweak on that great end-of-season event… This is the vacation for you!

Head on over to the Friuli and Veneto Camp page to get the full details and reserve your place now. There is no doubt this is one camp that WILL sell out. Grab your friends and come join us for the best camp ever!