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Felice Gimondi Gran Fondo


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With many affordable flights flying in to Milan Bergamo airport it is little wonder why the Felice Gimondi Granfondo has become one of the fastest growing international cycling events in Italy. Our  comprehensive rider and non – rider packages allow you to focus on the important things when on a cycling holiday. As the leading operator in cycling holidays in Italy we are able to offer unparalleled levels of expertise and planned an initinery that includes first class hotels, private airport transfers, superb food, entry the the Granfondo and the added bonus of some beautiful guided rides prior to the gran fondo that will make you the envy of your cycling friends.

 

Highlights

  • Outstanding 4* hotel overlooking Bergamo.

  • 3 evening meals and award winning restaurants.

  • Private transfers from Milan Bergamo airport.

  • 2 guided rides pre granfondo.

  • Visit to Bergamo walled city.

  • Assistance with registration.

  • Non-rider programme.


Friday 3rd May – Arrivals and Welcomes.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Milan, Bergamo 
Distance: --

Our team will meet you at the arrival gates at Milan Bergamo before transferring you to your hotel which is situated 10km form Bergamo. Tenuta Colle Piajo is a beautiful hotel offering spectacular views over the surrounding area. The hotel is used by many pro teams as a base for training when in Italy. On arrival at the hotel our team will be ready to assist you with checking in. The late afternoon will be spent preparing bikes for a late afternoon spin led by your professional guide.

Dinner will be served in the award winning hotel restaurant. A chance to enjoy local ingredients and maybe a glass of wine as you share stories with new friends. A super way to start your weekend away in Italy


Saturday 4th May – Discovery ride to Citta Alta.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Milan, Bergamo 
Distance: --

After breakfast we will head off to Bergamo and have a look around the exhibition and tented cycling village that accompanies the Feice Gimondi Granfondo on the way we will be sure to pop in to the Bianchi cafe situated in the heart of Bergamo. Here you will find an array of stalls and gazebos with all the latest bikes, clothing and technical stuff that cyclists so enjoy looking at and although not being able to buy! Your Italy Bike Tours professional will help you with the registration process, chip collecting and be around to show you where the start line is for the next morning. Non – riders can look forward to discovering the jewell in Bergamo’s crown – Città Alta.

In the afternoon your guide will then take you on a spin around the local area to familiarise you with the first and last 10 kilometres of the ride. The evening will be spent with your feet up relaxing while our mechanics do their last minute checks on your bikes. The hotel will lay on a specific meal for you that involves, pasta, pasta and a little more pasta should you wish.


Sunday 5th May – Day 3 – Felice Gimondi Granfondo

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Milan, Bergamo 
Distance: --

It’s an early start as we head over to Bergamo and ride to the start line. No need to worry about getting lost as your Italy Bike Tours professional will be on hand to get you to the start line in good time. The team will then be waiting for you at the finish line with a cold drink and replenishing  energy bar should you need it. Thrilled by your achievement there will be plenty of time to chat to other riders and share stories over lunch in the cycling village. Non-riders will transported to points on the route to watch loved ones and friends. A chance to feel part of the event and support riders.

Monday 6th May – Day 4 – Depart

Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Milan, Bergamo 

Sadly the day of your departure, with bags packed and bikes in bike boxes we will transfer you to Milan Bergamo or Milan Linate airports safely in time for your flight.


LIMITED PLACES

PRICE

PRICE PER PERSON €799

ADDITIONAL COSTS

SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT €250

DEPOSIT

€400 DEPOSIT NOW TO BOOK THIS TOUR 

(REMAINING BALANCE DUE PRIOR TO TOUR)


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