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2017 Gran Fondo Prosecco with Cycle Classic Tours

Gran Fondo Prosecco

September 07 - September 11 2017
Follina, Italy
 
 
 

Join almost 3.000 other cyclists for a Gran Fondo highlight in the north-east Italian cycling scene. This is a fantastic end of season celebration of the Prosecco harvest. You will line up for Prosecco Cycling Gran Fondo 2017 in the centre of Valdobbiadene and set off to Nesun Dorma opera. Waiters wave wine bottles at them from the Fondo start line and then it’s a short climb before setting off for a fast, winding descent through the hills and Prosecco vineyards of North-Eastern Italy. This is a brilliant and typically Italian Gran Fondo cycling event. Very much an end of season celebration of riding and wine and food – seafood is served half-way up the last climb on the long course.

2017 course

The eighth edition of the Gran Fondo Prosecco takes place on Sunday October 1 (please note it is not official yet) starting from and arriving in Valdobbiadene passing through the ascend to Ca del Poggio well known as IL MURO in the heart of Prosecco region. There are two route options, 128km (2100m of climbing) and 68km (980m of climbing).

Ride the Gran Fondo Prosceco and get in wonderful cycling experience in Italy!

  4 **** Hotel in the heart of Follina.
  2 x Trainings ride around 60-80km (with coffee stops) and followed by a nice lunch and wine/Prosecco tasting.
  Follina is an ideal base for exploring Treviso, Asolo, and the Prosecco wine trail.
  You cycle around the Prosecco Valdobbiade hills, where you will taste superior wines and excellent food.
  You will visit wine excellent wine cellars
  Ride the Gran Fondo Prosceco and get in wonderful cycling experience in Italy!
  Gran Fondo briefings and technical assistance
  Registration visit to Gran Fondo Prosecco expo in Valdobbiadene (registration included in the trip price)
  Ride from your 4* hotel to the Gran Fondo start/finish Get a premier Italian road cycling experience!

Day 1 Thurday 07 September

Check in around 14.00 at the  4**** hotel in Follina. This accommodation is specifically chosen to enable you to ride out into the best local cycling countryside right from the front gate. Evening meal will be the Trattoria (4 courses water and espresso ) excluded wine. You have the possibility of vegetarian and vegan menu please advise before arrival. There will be a briefing for the next day’s activities and for the Gran Fondo Prosecco.

Day 2 Friday 08 September

MONTELLO AND PROSECCO HILLS WINE AND FOOD 60/70 KM
In the morning you go for a beautiful ride in the Prosecco hills around Follina. You will cycle through the old First World War areas, passing the Piave river before reaching the Prosecco Valdobbiade hills. Here you will taste superior wines and excellent food. We will visit the famous “OSTERIA SENZA OSTE” wine cellar. Morning coffee stop - afternoon lunch and wine/prosecco tasting in the afternoon. Evening at leisure in Follina.

Day 3 Saturday 09 September

Cycling tour TOUR BETWEEN CONEGLIANO AND VALDOBBIADENE - 70KM
On today’s trip you will climb the hills of one of the best known and important area of Northern Italy for their wine production. You will go up to Cartizze hills, closed to Valdobbiadene, which is the real heart of the wine culture, where everything is vineyard. The “Prosecco street” is the first tour which has been included into the food and wine tourist Italian guides which goes towards the most suggestive sites of the wine culture. Its 35 km are a continuous succession of different villages, vineyards, evocative horizons, history, arts and emotions which rise up after every single turn. It’s a round trip which can be started either from Conegliano or from Valdobbiadene and worth to be done also for the back After a short climb you will reach Refrentolo, you go down to Solighetto and at the end of steep turns you will turn left. Really interesting can be to reach the “Molinetto della Croda”, which is really wonderful and must be seen. From the Centre of Col San Martino you will go through Guia and Miane which go up with gradual slope. Once you reach the Pedemontana public street which comes from Follina and MIane, you will turn left towards Valdobbiadene and after some up and down from where you can see the famous Santo Stefano and San Pietro di Barbozza vineyards, where Cartizze is produced, you will finally arrive at Valdobbiadene. Morning coffee stop - afternoon lunch and wine/prosecco tasting in the afternoon. Evening meal will be the Trattoria La Cantinetta (4 courses water and espresso ) excluded wine.

Day 4 Sunday 10 September

The eighth edition of the Gran Fondo Prosecco takes place on Sunday September 25th 2016, starting from and arriving in Valdobbiadene passing through the ascend to Ca del Poggio well known as IL MURO in the heart of Prosecco region. There are two route options, 128km (2100m of climbing) and 68km (980m of climbing). The Gran Fondo Prosecco 2016 goes through the vineyards that produce the delicious Prosecco sparkling wine. Situated at the foot of the Dolomite Alps the rolling hills between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano are marked by winding roads that stretch through lush fields of Prosecco grapes. Since the early 1800s, the Prosecco grape has been cultivated exclusively in the hilly region of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene in the province of Treviso.Evening meal will be in Trattoria La Cantinetta (4 courses water and espresso ) excluded wine.

Day 5 Monday 11 September

Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy. If there is time you can do a short local bike ride (unguided but maps provided) before leaving.

2017 Gran Fondo Prosecco with Cycle Classic Tours

 
Routes: 68km, 128km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 3,000
 
Costs

Price €975 per person
Price non rider  €925 per person
Deposit €500
Days  5 Days/ 4 Nights
Bikerental €150 Carbon bike
Extra Night On request

What's Included?

Inclusions:

4 nights stay in 4 **** Hotel in Follina and based on double standard room
4 x Rich buffet breakfast with natural mountain products.
3 x Diner -Evening meal will be in the Trattoria (4 courses water and espresso ) excluded wine.
You have the possibility of vegetarian and vegan menu please advise before arrival.
Qualified English speaking cycling guide
Bike storage room
Mechanical assistance and repair service
Bike washing service
Laundry service
Assemblage space
Prosecco vineyard lunch stop
Gran Fondo subscription registration visit to Prosecco expo in Valdobbiadene (registration included in the trip price)
Gran Fondo briefings
Ride to the start
2 x Afternoon Wine-Prosecco tasting and vineyard-wine cellar visit

Exclusions

Airfares & Taxi fares
Airport transfers - on request
Carbon Road bike € 150
Single supplement € 150
Insurance
Drinks

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
 
Start Address: Follina, Italy
 
 
 
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