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2017 Gran Fondo Nove Colli with Cycle Classic Tours

2017 Gran Fondo Nove Colli

May 18 - May 22 2017
Cescenatico, Italy

The Gran Fondo Nove Colli is one of the oldest and biggest cycling events in Italy. Every year there are over 12,000 riders who want to complete the “Nine Hills Gran Fondo. It’s a must do event for every cyclist. The event is always sold out in one single day! Now that the single registrations have sold out, there are still registrations available with a hotel package.

Your 4-star hotel in Rimini is located right in front of the sea. A friendly atmosphere will welcome you, as well as spacious and modern rooms, for an unforgettable cycling trip.

In Rimini/Cesenatico there are beaches with lots of facilities where you can relax but also find things to do, such as shopping at the market or a visit to the old town centre with its charming Canal Port, which was designed in 1502 by the great Leonardo da Vinci.

The 4 star hotel offers all cyclist excellent facilities for the Gran Fondo Nove Colli. The hotel has safe bike storage for repairs and cleaning. There is a bike shop just around the corner if needed some help to get you bike well prepared for the Gran Fondo Nove Colli.

The professional organisation and the friendly and relaxing atmosphere of the Gran Fondo Nove Colli making this event in once in your lifetime experience!

Immerse and cycle the Gran Fondo Nove Colli

  4 nights in 4**** Hotel in Rimini located right on the beach
  Get an unforgettable cycling experience and complete the 47th edition of Gran Fondo Nove Colli
  Discover Italy’s fabulous region of Emilia Romagna
  5 Days/4 Nights PACKAGE only for Euro €495.00
  Package is based on half board and includes full buffet breakfasts suitable for cyclist

Itinerary Gran Fondo Nove Colli 2017

Day 1 Thursday 18 May

Check in at your 4 *** hotel in Rimini.The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary for this Gran Fondo Nove Colli tour.

The hotel is situated in the most exclusive area of Rimini. The Ferretti Beach Hotel has a Mediterranean and friendly atmosphere and overlooks the beach. The rooms are equipped with all modern facilities: Private Bathroom with shower cubicle, air conditioning, hair dryer, LCD satellite TV with pay TV and SKY, mini bar, coffee maker, safe deposit box, Internet WI_FI connection in room and in hotel, telephone, balcony. The new wellness-centre offers a big whirlpool bath, sauna, Turkish Bath, showers, chronotherapies, Kneipp, area fitness, area relax with tisane and cribs. Available upon request aesthetic massages and treatments (on demand). Aesthetic, relax and curative personalized packages, possibility to use in exclusive, on demand, the wellness-centre is perfect for couples, families and groups of friends. The restaurant provides every day a choice between menus with meats, fish and vegetarian. Your meals will always be accompanied by a rich and tasty buffet of vegetables and starters. You begin your daywith a rich buffet-breakfast.

Day 2 Friday 19 May

In the morning you can leave for a nice tour around Rimini/Cesenatico. Stretch your legs and get used to the local roads of Emilia Romagna in preparation for the upcoming Nove Colli Gran Fondo. After the trainingsride you can walk along the Adriatic Sea. In the evening dinner will be provided and you can chat with your fellow cycling friends.

Day 3 Saturday 20 May

Rimini is a tourist resort town right on the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is located in the Emilia Romagna district, about 25 km south of Ravenna. Cycling around the beautiful resort town of Rimini & Cesenatico goes back a long way. Many professional cyclists have trained in the hills around the town; including the iconic Italian hero Marco Pantani who was born in Cesenatico. From the hills to the sea : you can find out all about the inland and the traditions of local Romagna cuisine. Cervia has cycle routes for expert cyclists but also for beginners. Here you find the perfect mix of plains, hills and mountains which are great for cyclists even in the colder months.

Day 4 Sunday 21 May

Finally, the day of the race! After an early breakfast this is your moment! It's time to use your energy and replace it with the emotions of the race. The competition is the most famous in Italy. There is an average of more than 12.0000 participants each year.
There are two different course lengths:

Granfondo Nove Colli Long distance 200 km; 3480m total altitude Total up 89km Total down 77km Flat 34km
Mediofondo 130 km; 1871m total altitude Total up 50km Total down 46km Flat 34km

The most complex and famous route of the Nove Colli covers 200 km and 9 uphill stretches. Truly complex, but with two variants, an easier one for beginners and a tougher one for the more athletic. The ride starts from Cesenatico and goes to Forlimpopoli, where the route takes an uphill turn as far as Bertinoro. The slope gets particularly tough in the stretch towards Polenta, with climb gradients up to 15%. You carry on in the direction of Mercato Saraceno and the third hill on the route, the Ciola. True athletes’ legs are really put to the test in the area around the Barbotto, 6 km uphill that culminate in a stretch with an 18% slope. You get to the sixth hill, Montetiffi, with yet more tough stretches to overcome, then on to the seventh hill, Pugliano, 787 metres above sea level, the highest point on the entire route. You then head on to the eighth hill, the Passo Siepi, then on to the ninth, the Gorolo, with 13 to 17% gradient stretches. GOOD LUCK!

Day 5 Monday 22 May

Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy.

2017 Gran Fondo Nove Colli with Cycle Classic Tours

Routes: 72km, 161 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 8 persons

Prices €495 per person H/B
Bikerental €125
Deposit €250

What's Included?


4 nights in 4 star hotel Ferreiti in Rimini- Accomodation in double room,
Based on half board
Continental breakfast
Free internet point Free wi - fi
Free car parking
Safe bike deposit
Mechanical assistance in the area
Guided group ride for Friday and Saturday morning tour
Pasta party after the Nove Colli on Sunday
Entry Nove Colli


Airfares & Taxi fares
Airpot pick up on request
Carbon road bike on request €125

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Feed / Aid Stations
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
Event Size
5000 +
Start Address: Cescenatico, Italy
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