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Gran Fondo Nove Colli

Gran Fondo Nove Colli

May 24 2020
Cesenatico, Italy

The Gran Fondo Nove Colli  is one of Italy’s most famous cycling events and with over 12,000 riders predicted in 2019 it’s one of the most popular too. Nove Colli is Italian for Nine Hills and a quick glance at the route profile below confirms why.

The stunning scenery as you climb through Italian hills before descending back down the Adriatic coast is one of many reasons why cyclists who love to travel should add the Nove Colli to the ‘to do’ list. Add in a splash of Italian wine, great food and a seaside resort steeped in the history of Marco Pantani, Fausto Coppi and four decades of hosting Gran Fondo’s and the Giro d’Italia and you have the recipe for a classic Italian Gran Fondo. The event dates back to 1971 when 17 riders took part.

Nove Colli  Event Details
Date: Sunday 19th May 2019
Distances: 205km (9 hills), 130km (4 hills)
Climbing: 3,840m of climbing in the Gran Fondo
Cyclists: 12,000+ cyclists take part annually
Established since: The 2019 Nove Colli will be the 49th edition with routes back as far as 1965
Start: Cesenatico, Italy
Finish: Cesenatico, Italy
Nearest Airport: Bologna, Rimini, and Forli airports are all convenient


The full Nove Colli route covers the nine hills over 205km of a beautiful undulating Italian countryside. This timeless Gran Fondo starts and finishes in the small and charming fishing port of Cesenatico on Italy’s stunning Adriatic coast.


The shorter but still demanding 130km route features four of the famous nine hills and the same stunning views. Whilst for some the challenge will be to race around in a quick time, for the majority the pull of the Nove Colli is created by the classic Italian scenery as well as the delicious Italian food and wine.

Routes: 81,125 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb

Like last year, you can pre-register online starting on October 18th (10:00 a.m.) until reaching 10.000 subscribers, on the website, also accessible through smartphones and tablets.

For the 2019 edition, the registration fee has been set at €80.00 for the first 10,000 participants. From November 21st, another 2,000 race numbers can be purchased for €110.00 by taking advantage of the race number +hotel formula.

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Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Two Hill Climbs
Event Size
5000 +
Start Address: Cesenatico, Italy
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