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Gran Fondo Maratona des Dolomites


The greatest Gran Fondo in Europe. All you can ride and more.

As is customary we have many requests regarding our Maratona des Dolomites packages for next year. We will keep clients updated on what we will be offering and hope to bring you very exciting news in the coming weeks.


Package 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.

  • Essentials: Official Package | Book Safe
  • Duration: 6 nights | 7 days
  • Dates: 30th June 2020 - 6th July 2020
  • Max Rider: 20 (Riders)
  • Non Rider: Welcome
  • Price: €2299

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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- Friday

Friday 8th MAY

Meals: Dinner
Destinations: Val Seriana
Distance: 39.4km

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

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DAY 2- Saturday

Saturday 9TH MAY

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Destinations: Citta Alta
Distance: 34km - 45km

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.

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DAY 3- Sunday

Sunday 10TH MAY

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Gran Fondo
Distance: Long route

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.

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Day 4 - Monday

Monday 11TH MAY

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.

Day 6 - Monday

Monday 11TH MAY

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.

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Day 7 - Monday

Monday 11TH MAY

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.


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What’s included?

  • Entry Granfondo Felice Gimondi

  • Gift Bundle

  • Private Transfers

  • Book Safe | Official Tour Operator Giro d’Italia

  • Non Rider Welcome

  • Three Nights 4* Accommodation

  • Four Dinners

  • 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


Piajo Hotel ****

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Surrounded by greenery, Hotel Tenuta Colle Piajo is set on a hill overlooking the Seriana Valley, in a strategic location close to the Orio al Serio airport, and the center of Bergamo. It is the perfect base for Felice Gimndi Gran Fondo. In fact the route takes you past the front door of the event. Non Riders having the percent place to watch friends and family ride on by. Oh - and the food is incredible in this award winning restaurant next to the hotel.

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A wonderful trip from the USA to ride and take part in Felice Gimondi Thank you Robbie and the team.
— Hesbar | Felice Gimondi 2018

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Earlier Event: 8 May
Felice Gimondi Gran Fondo
Later Event: 1 August
The Alps Ultimate Trio