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Giro Lombardia and GF Lombardia 2019


The best of Italy can be found in one spectacular weekend.

Giro di Lombardia is the final monument on the cycling  calendar and  we are delighted to once again be offering clients our Official Packages to both enjoy the pro-race as well as take part in  GF Lombardia. As is customary with our Lombardia packages we will be giving you the chance to experience both the pro race start in Bergamo and also a chance to enjoy VIP hospitality on the finish line.

With close proximity to the airport and regular flights in to Milan Bergamo it is little wonder that Giro di Lombardia has become the must see race during the final months of the racing year. Last year it was Pinot – this year we wait to see!  Whilst all of a trips offer fabulous accommodation, food and riding it is perhaps our Giro di Lombardia package that offers a chance for non-riders to join their cycling partners. What’s not to love with a weekend that includes visits to Franciacorta Outlet, Lake Iseo, Citta Alta and Lake Como.


Package Highlights

  • VIP Hospitality Lombardia Pro Race

  • Entry Granfondo Lombardia

  • Relais Franciacorta Spa

  • Ride on stunning Lake Iseo

  • Ashmei IBT Gift

  • Private Transfers

  • Book Safe | Official Tour Operator of Lombardia

  • Non Rider Welcome

  • Essentials: Official Package | Book Safe
  • Duration: 4 nights | 5 days
  • Dates: 10th Oct 2019 - 14th July 2019
  • Max Rider: 12
  • Non Rider: Welcome
  • Price: €1499

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Arrive

  • FLY INTO:

    Milan Bergamo (Orio Serio) Airport

  • MEETING LOCATION:

    Milan Bergamo (Orio Serio) Airport

  • MEETING TIME:

    12:00PM

Depart

  • FLY OUT:

    Milan Bergamo (Orio Serio) Airport

  • DEPART LOCATION:

    Milan Bergamo (Orio Serio) Airport

  • DEPART TIME:

    10:00AM


DAY 1- Thursday

Thursday 10TH OCTOBER

Meals: Dinner
Destinations: Franciacorta Wine Region
Hotel: Relais Franciacorta

You will be meet by one of our friendly team at Milan Bergamo airport before being transferred the short distance to Relais Franciacorta. On arrival our staff will be on hand to support those who have brought their own bike and also bike fit those who are hiring bikes.

The afternoon ride will take in an easy 40km loop around the majestic vineyards of Franciacorta. This flat (ish) ride is perfect to stretch the legs and savour some spectacular scenery. Dinner this evening will be served in the hotel award winning restaurant.

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DAY 2- Friday

Friday 11TH OCTOBER

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Destinations: Franciacorta | Lake Iseo
Hotel: Relais Franciacorta

After breakfast we will head north to Lake Iseo. This 85km ride includes some of the most spectacular riding Italy has to offer as you hug the shore line of this undiscovered jewel in the crown of Lombardia. We will of course be stopping in the home of Italy Bike Tours, Lovere, for ice cream and coffee. On arrival back at the hotel the afternoon is free for you to enjoy the hotel spa of maybe take a stroll through the local villages surrounding Relais.

This evening you can look forward to a special visit to a local trattoria to enjoy the very best of traditional Italian food cooked and prepared with a flare and passion one can only find in Italy. Of course splendid wine is on the menu. Just be sure to order Franciacorta so as not to upset the locals!

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DAY 3- Saturday

Saturday 12TH OCTOBER

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Franciacorta | Bergamo | Lake Como
Hotel: Relais Franciacorta

The last monument of the cycling calendar has in recent years become a must visit for cycling fans looking to experience the thrill of the race up close and in person. Our epic day of riding and viewing allows you the opportunity to enjoy finish line hospitality as well as view the start in Bergamo.

The ride today from Francioacorta first takes us to Bergamo to view the pro’s warming up for the day’s race. Plenty of time to take photo’s and chat informally to your favourite riders. We then set off to Como to our official hospitality on the finish line. overlooking Lake Como. We have arranged for you to shower and change in Como thus making the afternoon even more enjoyable!

On conclusion of the race we will take a transfer to Bergamo Citta Alta for a very special dinner before finally transferring to the Relais for a early (wish) night.

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Day 4 - Sunday

SUNDAY 13TH JUNE

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Cantù | Lombardia GF
Hotel: Relais Franciacorta

An early start. The transfer to Cantù and the start of the Granfondo is 1:20min form our hotel and as such we leave early and head to the start in Cantù. Our staff will be on the route offering support and importantly on hand to store an thing you may wish to in the van.

On completion of the Granfondo you can look forward to the pasta party, photos and chatting with old friends and new about the ride. This evening dinner will once again be served in the Relais.

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Day 5 - Monday

MONDAY 14TH JUNE

Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Bergamo Airport

All good things must come to an end. Your private transfer will be arranged for you and your bike at a convenient time to arrive in the airport in plenty of time.


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What’s included?

  • Entry Granfondo Lombardia

  • VIP Hospitality Lombardia Pro Race

  • Relais Franciacorta Spa

  • Ride on stunning Lake Iseo

  • Ashmei IBT Gift

  • Private Transfers

  • Book Safe | Official Tour Operator of Lombardia

  • Non Rider Welcome

  • Four Nights 4* Accommodation

  • Four Dinners

  • Some Lunches

  • Mechanical support

  • EX Pro Guides

What’s not included...?

  • Travel Insurance

  • Flights

  • Alcohol beverages


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Bianchi Bike Hire

There is only one bike to ride when here for the Giro Lombardia. Bianchi is not only the oldest bike manufacturer in the world but is also based in Bergamo. We are delighted to be able to offer clients the opportunity to experience these bikes in the terrain they were built for.

The Bianchi Aria offers both style and comfort. The handling in particular make it the perfect bike to hire to our clients looking for a responsive yet pleasurable ride.

Components:

  • Full Ultergra

  • 54-30

  • Wheels Vision Team 35 Comp

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Our Guides

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Danielle Ratto

Italy Bike Tours Head Guide. Grand Tour Stage Winner.

  • Age 29

  • Italian, Spanish and English

  • Rides a Supernova

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Alberto Tochella

Worked for Italy Bike Tours for three years. Much Loved.

  • 25

  • Italian, Bresciani and English

  • Rides a Specialize Tarmac

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John Lee Augustyn

Ex-Team SKY. Olympian. All round top bloke.

  • Age 33

  • Italian, Afrikan and English

  • Passoni Top Force


Relais Franciacorta ****

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Relais Franciacorta, a four-star establishment, is situated at the feet of one of the splendid Franciacorta hills. The present building retains all the charm of the original structure, a farmhouse built in 1670.

Relais Franciacorta also offers guests the opportunity to choose between two different and peculiar restaurants. They both propose the

Relais Franciacorta

What a race, spectacular backdrop and brilliant organised by the Italy Bike Tours team.
— Gary M | Giro Lombardia 2018

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