As the name indicates, the tour follows a route from Paris to Modena; it is non-competitive, with the sole aim that all the participants cross the finishing-line together. Apart from the personal challenge faced by all those taking part, every kilometre travelled by bicycle will raise funds for the "Rêves" charity.
This amazing adventure will involve 35 cyclists, who will pedal across France, the Principality of Monaco and north-west Italy, reaching Modena in just 5 days.
The route, which will alternate cycle stages with sections travelled by car, will lead over roads carefully chosen to allow the participants to enjoy splendid views.
The tour will start on Saturday 4 June from the Italian Embassy in Paris. Their route will take the cyclists to Orléans, and from there they will travel by plane to the Le Castellet circuit.
On Sunday 5 June they will continue their journey, first by bicycle as far as Saint Tropez and then on board a fleet of Maserati cars to the Principality of Monaco, where they will spend the night at the magnificent Hotel Hermitage.
The tour's third stage will take the cyclists across the Italian border: they will travel to Sestri Levante in the Maseratis and then get back on their bicycles to pedal to the famous marble quarries at Carrara. Overnight accommodation will be at Bolgheri in Tuscany.
On the fourth day, the participants will cross Tuscany to the headquarters of the Cantine Antinori winery, at Bargino, near Florence. They will dine and spend the night at the Tignanello estate, surrounded by the vineyards that yield the multiple award-winning Solaia and Tignanello wines.
The final stage of the tour will cross Florence to Mugello and then on to Modena, to the historic Maserati headquarters. There, the cyclists will have the opportunity of a private tour of the Maserati plant and the Panini Museum, which houses one of the world's most important collections of Maserati cars.
The international sports champions and amateur cyclists who start the Tour in Paris on 4 June will be joined by former F1 driver Paul Belmondo, spokesman for the event, who has produced a commercial on Bike Channel, available for viewing at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v8aITB1Ga1A
The fee for taking part in the event, restricted to 35 cyclists, is 3,200 Euro per person. Every participant also undertakes to donate a further 600 Euro, or 1 Euro for every kilometre travelled by bike, to the "Rêves" charity.
As for the 2015 edition, Look will be providing bicycles for all the participants and will be creating a special edition for the Paris-Modena: a model 795 in a satiny white colour.
In short, the Paris-Modena, organised by Maserati, is a tour which will enable participants to thrill to the beautiful scenery of French and Italian panoramic roads, travelled by bicycle and by car, while helping the seriously ill children assisted by the "Rêves" charity to see their dreams come true.
The images of the Paris-Modena tour organised by Maserati will be available daily on the www.press-paris-modena.com site.
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