As partners of The Colnago Cycling Festival we are delighted to offer our clients and particularly those that are lovers of Colnago the opportunity to celebrate this fantastic brand in a weekend full of great riding, fabulous food and on spectacular Lake Garda.
Our 4 night package is packed full of highlights and will culminate in riders taking part in the Colnago Cycling Festival GF. The course is simply breath taking with wonderful views over Lake Garda and the surrounding area.
As the official partner of this event we are able to offer our clients many exclusive opportunities including preferential starting number, a visit of Colnago factory, aperitivo with Ernesto Colnago, vineyard tour, Colnago Kit Bundle, as well as 3 beautifully designed guided rides by our expert team.
This package is ideal for rider and non-rider with plenty of attractions and things to do for partners of riders. We offer a no hassle service with airport transfers, mechanics and the best guides in the business. No need to worry about car hire taxis, booking restaurants or thinking about where to ride. Just concentrate on enjoying yourself and beautiful Italy.
Our team will meet you at the airport arrivals (Milan Bergamo or Milan Linate) and assist with your luggage and bike box before we transfer you to your 4* hotel on Lake Garda.
On arrival at the hotel the friendly staff will help you with check-in while our team of mechanics will assist you in building your bike or for those hiring bikes you will have the opportunity to try your bike.
In the late afternoon riders will have the opportunity to enjoy a discovery ride alongside Lake Garda. The ride has been planned by our team to allow you the opportunity to spin your legs and get used to riding in this magnificent country. A traditional dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant overlooking Lake Garda.
After a relaxing morning and hearty breakfast the riders will head off towards the local wine region of Lugana. Today’s 60km largely flat route takes you through some ancient towns and villages, passing along side beautiful rivers before entering a land dominating by vineyards.
On arrival at the vineyard, which is celebrated, for it’s spectacular sparkling white wine you will have time to change your shoes before being taking on a tour of the vineyard. Your guide will explain how the grapes are cultivated, picked and processed in order to make the wine.
Of course it wouldn’t make sense not to try some wine so after the tour it’s time to sit back and taste some wine, eat some great salami and cheese.
*non riders will be transferred to the vineyard to meet riders.
Today we will walk the short distance to Dezanzono centre to spend the morning at the Colnago Festival Expo. With lot’s of stalls, cafes and events going on this is a great way to for lovers of cycling and those that simply love Italy spend the morning.
The afternoon you are free to explore the are. We will be happy to suggest some excursions. Are favourites including a boat trip to Isola and walk around the medieval town of Sirmione. While you are relaxing our mechanics will be doing last minute bikes checks by our mechanics
This evening you are invited to a gala event celebrating the Colnago brand. Ernesto will be in attendance and with plenty of wine and aperitivo in should be a fun evening.
The morning has arrived! Our guide will be on hand to take you to the start line and ensure you are there with plenty of time in hand. Non-riders will be taken to viewing points throughout the ride to cheer you on and take photos. On arrival at the finish the team will be on hand to take you bike for you and have your change bag ready. With cycling shoes now off you have the chance to explore the pasta party and celebrate your achievements. A traditional dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant overlooking Lake Garda.
Sadly it is time to depart Lake Garda however we have one more treat in store for you as on the way to the airport we will stop to visit the Colnago museum.
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No cycling holiday can be enjoyed without the right amount of challenge and the right amount of coffee breaks. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients and have a range of different packages that cater for all levels of ability and cycling aspirations. Of course one rider’s ‘easy’ is another rider’s ‘medium’ but we hope with the information we have given in our itineraries and support and advice we give before booking, that everybody finds what they are looking for.
Below is how we categorise our cycling breaks. If you are unsure about anything then we will be delighted to answer your questions.
Barbaro – Packages designed by people who enjoy pain! If you are a rider that gets a thrill from hours in the saddle and riding uphill on a regular basis then these trips are for you. An excellent level of fitness is needed as the demands placed on you and the bike from riding one of these packages is savage!
Difficile – It is too easy to say that these packages are for club cyclists. However they are for club cyclists along with riders who take cycling and training seriously. An appetite for long distances and riding uphill are needed as the rides will be long, challenging and at times fast.
Medio – Designed with the average cyclists in mind these packages offer the rider the chance to experience flats, rolling hills and the odd mountain top finish. If you have realised your days in the pro peleton are over but you still love cycling, then these holidays are for you.
Facile – If you are booking on one of our ‘Easy’ packages then prepare yourself for plenty of flat riding and flat white coffees. These steady paced and enjoyable weeks are designed to appeal to those looking for a holiday with cycling.