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Ride the Granfondo Il Lombardia on a Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk with Garda Bike Tours!

Starting on Lake Como on the 13th October 2019, the Granfondo Il Lombardia, is one of Garda Bike Hotel’s Boutique Cycling Experiences, one that should not be missed!

Lake Como in Italy is one of the most beautiful places in the world to ride a bike. Scenery abounds as you ride along the lake as well as into the hills and through beautiful villages. 

This Gran Fondo follows the day after the famous Tour of Lombardy, so you can be inspired by the pros on Saturday and follow in their footsteps on Sunday.  What a way to end the cycling season!

Ride the Granfondo Il Lombardia on Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk with Garda Bike Tours!

The Gran Fondo starts and ends in Como with three climbs including the legendary Ghisallo and the crazy steep Muro di Sormano. The good news (at least for some) is that while there is only one route of 101.3 km, cyclists have the option of avoiding the 15.8% average grade of the Muro di Sormano (max grade of 27%!) by adding 2.3 km to the route.

When the climb up to the Madonna del Ghisallo became part of the route of Il Lombardia, a local priest, Father Ermelindo Viganó, proposed that the Madonna be announced the patroness of cyclists.  Pope Pius XII then confirmed it should be so.

The shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo contains a small cycling museum with photos and artifacts from the sport. An eternal flame burns for cyclists who have died.

the crazy steep Muro di Sormano

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk Rental Included

This full Italian experience includes full use on the new Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk.

This full Italian experience includes full use on the new Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk.

The Dogma F12 replaces the F10, finding more aerodynamic savings has been a key focus of the new Dogma F12. A key aim of the Flat Back downtube when it first appeared on the previous Dogma F10 was to reduce drag around the water bottle. With the F12, it has reshaped the bottom bracket to allow the cage to be mounted 5mm lower and helping to improve airflow around the bottle.

The fork has been lightly updated with a large profile top section of the fork legs that helps to improve airflow over the top half of the fork. On the F12 Disk the drag has been reduced by 15.7% compared to the F10 Disk.

The result of the new frame and fork is the aforementioned 7.3% drag reduction compared to the F10. Contributing a 5% drag reduction is a new Talon Ultra integrated handlebar.

Dates

This is an 8-night (minimum) package, which includes:

• 4 nights in Lake Como, from Thursday 10th October to Monday 14th October 2019

• a minimum 4 nights stay at Lake Garda, which can be extended further to suit your needs.

Our Hotel Partner In Moltrasio Hotel Posta 3***

The HOTEL POSTA is in Moltrasio, on Lake Como. Formerly named “Locanda della Posta”, the Hotel Posta is nearly three centuries old. Moltrasio, a picturesque village overlooking the first basin of Lake Como, has always been a must for anyone traveling along the “Via Regina”: that’s how the Hotel Posta had begun to welcome travellers who wanted a refreshment stop by the lake.  A unique hotel where you feel at home.

Our Hotel Partner In Moltrasio Grand Hotel Imperiale 4****

The GRAND HOTEL IMPERIALE is also in Moltrasio, on Lake Como. Built in the early 1900’s and renovated in the 1950’s the hotel is a blend of architectural styles, making it a unique resort to spend an unforgettable lakeside holiday. Timeless beauty in a blooming garden on the lake Como shore, where you will find peace and tranquillity.  Just a few kilometres from Como, Moltrasio is an ideal destination to visit to enjoy the Lake.

Package Inclusions In Moltrasio

Hotel Posta 3*** or Grand Hotel Imperiale 4****

• 4 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

At Lake Garda

Minimum 4 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

Plus

• Bike Jersey special design Garda Bike Hotel by Alè mod. top quality PRR

• Group transfer from Peschiera del Garda to Lake Como (10th October in the morning)

• Group transfer from Lake Como to Peschiera del Garda (14th October in the morning)

Pricing

Hotel POSTA 3*** in Moltrasio

€ 2.999,00 per person, in double/twin room, per 8 nights (PINARELLO DOGMA F12 Disk RENTAL INCLUDED)

Single room supplement: € 499,00 per 8 nights

The PLUS for our returning guests is the FREE bike rental:

€ 2.499,00 per person, in double/twin room, per 8 nights (PINARELLO DOGMA F12 Disk RENTAL INCLUDED)

GRAND HOTEL IMPERIALE 4**** in Moltrasio

€ 3.299,00 per person, in double/twin room, per 8 nights (PINARELLO DOGMA F12 Disk RENTAL INCLUDED)

Single room supplement: € 699,00 per 8 nights

The PLUS for our returning guests is the FREE bike rental:

€ 2.799,00 per person, in double/twin room, per 8 nights (PINARELLO DOGMA F12 Disk RENTAL INCLUDED)

Lake Como in Italy is one of the most beautiful places in the world to ride a bike. Scenery abounds as you ride along the lake as well as into the hills and through beautiful villages.

For more information and to make a booking, please visit: https://www.gardabikehotel.com/en/granfondo-il-lombardia-lake-como-cycling

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