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Ride Prosecco Cycling with Garda Bike Hotel

Cycling between Venice and the Dolomites, the countdown begins. Two thousand cyclists will be at the start of Gran Fondo on the 9th of September in the beautiful "Venice Garden” which showcases Sport, Food, Art - an authentic Italian cycling event not to miss!

The Prosecco Cycling is one of the most anticipated cycling events of the season. It’s the ideal occasion to cycle in the “Garden of Venice” among the hills of the Prosecco wine. Enjoy the day or take a holiday which complements sport, food and wine, art and entertainment.

Ride Prosecco Cycling with Garda Bike Hotel

The scheduled event is on the 9th September 2018, commencing at 8.10 a.m. starting and arriving in Piazza Guglielmo Marconi in Valdobbiadene. In the province of Treviso, in the Venetian's heart, at half way to Venice and the Dolomites. The race route is 96,4 kms with elevation gain reaching 1,550 m.

Cycling the gentle hills that makes Prosecco Cycling 2018 an event not to be missed. Any sporting enthusiast can participate and all types of bicycles including electric bikes are welcome.

On the evening of the event, a welcome reception will be held in the elegant Tenuta Villa Sandi for all participants. You are invited to taste an impressive array of authentic, regional Italian food and wine and experience a guided tour of the spectacular wineries that proudly produce one of Italy’s most prestigious wine delights: the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

 spectacular wineries that proudly produce one of Italy’s most prestigious wine delights: the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

At Prosecco Cycling in 2018, the emphasis is on team cycling: the winning team’s ranking is awarded on its team work strategy and sportsmanship.

How will this be done? By taking into account the number of cyclists in a single team that can cross the finishing line within thirty seconds. In addition, the longer a team of riders cycle together during the 96km route, the greater its chances of winning. The first team announced the winner of 2018 Prosecco Cycling 2018 is awarded a trophy and 60 bottles of Prosecco wine. The next four teams in winning order will each receive in order, 54, 48, 36 and 24 bottles.

This year, moreover, the Prosecco Cycling is developing a new classification, the fun team, which will award the group (indiscriminately made of men and women, as long as cardholding with the same team) which will realize the best time on the entire course of race). The group must have been composed of at least five participants who has to pass through the finish line in 30' secs.

This new concept for Prosecco Cycling 2018 will not affect the competition or the team spirit of the event. In fact, the four uphill climbs of the route will be timed and the sum of the four times recorded for each participant will determine the final classifications, excluding the electric bikes.

The age categories will be accounted by Acsi Ciclismo. At Prosecco Cycling everyone will be a winner!

Any sporting enthusiast can participate and all types of bicycles including electric bikes are welcome.

Ride Prosecco Cycling with Garda Bike Hotel

Join Garda Bike Hotel for their favourite event of the year, because it combines cycling with a gourmet experience!  And, it’s a unique Gran Fondo in several ways: you are only timed on select climbing portions of the course, and not the entire route, so you can ride hard when it counts, and enjoy yourself during the rest of the ride; the roads are completely closed to traffic, and…instead of bananas at the rest stops, we eat Shrimp Scampi and drink Prosecco!

Join over 2000 cyclists for one of the highlights of the Gran Fondo cycling scene in north-east Italy. This is a brilliant Italian Gran Fondo cycling event celebrating the end of season Prosecco harvest. The start line for the Prosecco Cycling Gran Fondo is in the centre of Valdobbiadene where you will be sent off to the sound of the Nessun Dorma Aria from Turandot, with waiters waving bottles of wine at the peloton.  After this dramatic departure, it’s a short climb before setting off for a fast, winding descent through the hills and prosecco vineyards of North-Eastern Italy. Very much an end of season celebration of riding and wine and food.

Join Garda Bike Hotel for their favourite event of the year, because it combines cycling with a gourmet experience!

In 2009 they participated in this Gran Fondo for the first time: it was a spectacular event. The 2017 edition of the GF Prosecco featured a unique route that has been successfully tested over the last few years. The route was 96.4 kilometres and had a total altitude of 1550 meters.

Join us and participate in this marvellous experience!

Valdobbiadene is the home of the Italian Prosecco region, nestled in the foothills of the Italian Dolomites. With autumn arriving in this old world village with its tree lined streets and large Piazza you will want the clock to stop for you. 

The race route is 96.4 km with elevation gain reaching 1,550 m.

This is the only Gran Fondo where they have a feed station that supplies PROSECCO!! This is a brilliant and typically Italian Gran Fondo cycling event. 

Dates

This is a 5-night minimum stay package: you’ll stay 2 nights stay in Treviso, at the Ca’ del Poggio Hotel, owned by Alberto, another hotelier, also very passionate about cycling.  This hotel, at the top of a hill, will be our home from Friday, September 7th through Sunday, September 9th.  And then…just book your stay in Lake Garda as you wish! 

You might want to stay with us before the Gran Fondo Prosecco to warm up. Or you might consider coming here after the Gran Fondo, to relax by riding along the lake, or through our beautiful vineyards.   It’s totally up to you, you can personalize your holiday anyway you like! 

Included

In Treviso

Hotel Cà del Poggio**** in TREVISO District, in the middle of the Prosecco land

• 2 nights’ accommodation in double rooms
• Buffet breakfast every morning
• Dinner featuring the best local produce and cuisine,
• laundry service for your cycling kit
• Secure bike storage room
• Support of our Van and driver / mechanic who will look after your bike
• Our professional  guides will ride with you
• GUARANTEED VIP ENTRY TO GRAN FONDO
• Late check out after the Granfondo

At Lake Garda

Minimum 3 nights of accommodation at our four star Garda Bike Hotel in Peschiera del Garda.

• Accommodation in our hotel rooms or apartments
• our "Bici Love - ALL INCLUSIVE cycling package" including:
• Full board (breakfast, post ride buffet, dinner a la carte)
• Daily guided group rides (7 days per week), with van support on long rides
• Daily laundry service (bike clothing)
• Transfers from/to Verona with prior arrangement
• Full Cycling Kit by Alè
• Group transfer from Peschiera del Garda to Treviso (07th September in the morning)
• Group transfer from Treviso to Peschiera del Garda (09th September in the afternoon)
• Free Bike Rental

For more information and to book, please visit: https://www.gardabikehotel.com/en/granfondo-prosecco-cycling-package

Join Garda Bike Hotel for their favourite event of the year, because it combines cycling with a gourmet experience!