Saturday, 23 June 2018


Chase the Sun Italia is “the most romantic long distance cycling challenge”.
It’s a ride, not a race. An annual challenge, cycling the longest day of the year, from sunrise to sunset, coast to coast, east to west. Maybe the
world’s best collective cycling adventure! Chase the Sun Italia runs from Cesenatico to Tirrenia, from the Adriatic sea to the Tirrenian sea.


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The Italian edition is follows Chase The Sun’s established rules: you must start at sunrise and arrive no later than sunset. There are no medals on arrival, just a little gift and the huge satisfaction of being a finisher!

The event promoters take care of all logistics, with a special welcome dinner in Cesenatico and even“more special” sunset arrival dinner in Tirrenia. Every participant has to look after himself en route. We are here for advice, but it is the other riders you will meet on the day who will create the unforgettable memories of your Chase the Sun experience.


To find out how far you can ride in one day, choose the longest day of the year.
Start to ride at the first rays of sunrise. From east to west, to chase the sun.


Chase the Sun is a ride, not a race! It is 99% psychological, 1% competition. A long, beautiful and challenging ride at your own pace. It’s a huge personal challenge but an achievable one! A challenge on many levels, both physical and mental.

Even if you don’t stay with the same riders all day – there will be numerous groups of riders along the road during the ride, so there will always be someone to ride along with, at a pace to suit you.It’s not a race – chat and pedal, meet others, and help each other out, Chase the Sun is a collective adventure. 


There are two different way to participate:
INDIVIDUAL, the whole distance will be covered by you;
RELAY, 3 members in each team, with at least one woman  in each team. Each of the team members must travel not less than 180km, i.e. two thirds of the route and only one third driving the team car. We suggest you divide the whole distance into three parts, with only 2 changes, but the teams are free to decide their change strategy. Only one car is permitted for each team and if requested the car must support not only his team, but also other participants. The whole team must arrive at the finish line together, and the last driver has to be under the finish line with them.


Sign-up to Chase the Sun Italia 2018 will be open until Friday 8 of June 2018



For your accommodation in Cesenatico we have agreed special rates with hotel Miramare**** or Bristol-Domus Mea*** for the Friday night: double room with early morning cyclists’ breakfast at 4am – e-mail contact, specify you are a Chase the Sun rider.
We have also agreed special rates with the hotel Cesenatico Bellavita. Again when you contact the hotel, specify you are a Chase the Sun rider.

For your accommodation in Tirrenia we have agreed special rates with the Grand Hotel Golf, for the Saturday night and Sunday morning breakfast. When you contact the hotel, specify that you are a Chase the Sun rider.

For support teams prices for accommodation are the same. Cost for the 2 dinners on Friday and Saturday is 80€. Support teams will have to be responsible for their own travel from Cesenatico to Tirrenia.

– participation, road-book, gps route, and sponsors’ gifts;
– luggage transfer from start to finish;
– Friday dinner – Hotel Miramare di Cesenatico, with technical briefing;
– Sunset dinner – Saturday evening in Tirrenia, restaurant on the beach reserved for Chase the Sun participants;
– Friday night: double room with early morning cyclists’ breakfast at 4am, Hotel Miramare (limited rooms available);
– Saturday night and Sunday morning breakfast at Grand Hotel Golf Tirrenia (limited rooms available).

Other services such as van-transfer for people and bikes from Bologna airport to Cesenatico Hotel Miramare and from Grand Hotel Golf Tirrenia to Pisa airport, can be arranged and quoted separately.

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