Dates: Our season begins on May 1 and runs until October 1. Out of season stays can often be accommodated on request. There are no mandatory arrival or departure dates. Any length stay is possible, although we recommend having a stay that is long enough (more than a week) to get the flavor of the area and to have an effective vacation.

The daily rate per person is €140 for double occupancy and €155 for single occupancy. Add €15 to stay at the hotel rather than at the Residence. Since the exchange rate is constantly changing, all prices are given in euro. The fee includes the ride, lodging, and three exceptional meals (including wine and bottled water) at our hotel’s restaurant. There are no “wine kitties” or hidden charges.

The balance due is to be paid immediately upon arrival at the Italian Cycling Center. Personal checks and credit cards cannot be accepted, and traveler’s checks are difficult and expensive to cash. The best way to get cash in Europe is with an ATM card with a PIN number linked to a checking account. Payment may be made in euro or in dollars, at the exchange rate on the day that you arrive, or by a bank transfer made previously. The current exchange rate may be found in the financial section of the newspaper or on the Internet at:

To Make a Reservation:

1) Contact us to make a reservation and to confirm that your intended dates are available.
Email us at: or call us in the U.S. at: 215-609-2018. If the number is not active we are in Italy. You can call us in Italy at 011-39-339-5002189 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

2) Download and Mail, first class (not certified), the completed registration form and responsibility agreement with a deposit check (payable to George Pohl) of $100 per person, to: The Italian Cycling Center, 2117 Green Street, Philadelphia PA 19130-3110.

To hold your reservation
we must receive the registration form and deposit check within two weeks after you have made the reservation.

are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, if you cancel your reservation and notify us at least one week before your scheduled arrival, we will apply the entire amount towards a subsequent stay.

Be sure that you receive the predeparture information!
We will notify you with an e-mail as soon as your registration form and deposit check arrive. If we are in the U.S. you should receive the predeparture information in the mail shortly afterwards. If we are in Italy the predeparture information will arrive by email. It contains the receipt for your deposit and the answers to many of your questions, so that you will arrive in Italy ready to ride. There are suggestions about clothing, gearing, traveling with a bike, taxis, etc., and information to orient you to the camp environment: the daily routine, meals, cycling on Italian roads, how to use the telephone, bank and post office hours, wireless internet connections, etc..