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Colnago Cycling Festival

April 05 - April 09 2018
Desenzano del Garda, Brescia, Italy

As partners of The Colnago Cycling Festival we are delighted to offer our clients and particularly those that are lovers of Colnago the opportunity to celebrate this fantastic brand in a weekend full of great riding, fabulous food and on spectacular Lake Garda.

Our 4 night package is packed full of highlights and will culminate in riders taking part in the Colnago Cycling Festival GF. The course is simply breath taking with wonderful views over Lake Garda and the surrounding area.

As the official partner of this event we are able to offer our clients many exclusive opportunities including preferential starting number, a visit of Colnago factory, aperitivo with Ernesto Colnago, vineyard tour, Colnago Kit Bundle, as well as 3 beautifully designed guided rides by our expert team.

This package is ideal for rider and non-rider with plenty of attractions and things to do for partners of riders. We offer a no hassle service with airport transfers, mechanics and the best guides in the business. No need to worry about car hire taxis, booking restaurants or thinking about where to ride. Just concentrate on enjoying yourself and beautiful Italy.

Day 1. Thursday April 5th

Our team will meet you at the airport arrivals (Milan Bergamo or Milan Linate) and assist with your luggage and bike box before we transfer you to your 4* hotel on Lake Garda.

On arrival at the hotel the friendly staff will help you with check-in while our team of mechanics will assist you in building your bike or for those hiring bikes you will have the opportunity to try your bike.

In the late afternoon riders will have the opportunity to enjoy a discovery ride alongside Lake Garda. The ride has been planned by our team to allow you the opportunity to spin your legs and get used to riding in this magnificent country. A traditional dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant overlooking Lake Garda.

Day 2. Friday April 6th

After a relaxing morning and hearty breakfast the riders will head off towards the local wine region of Lugana. Today’s 60km largely flat route takes you through some ancient towns and villages, passing along side beautiful rivers before entering a land dominating by vineyards.

On arrival at the vineyard, which is celebrated, for it’s spectacular sparkling white wine you will have time to change your shoes before being taking on a tour of the vineyard. Your guide will explain how the grapes are cultivated, picked and processed in order to make the wine.

Of course it wouldn’t make sense not to try some wine so after the tour it’s time to sit back and taste some wine, eat some great salami and cheese.
*non riders will be transferred to the vineyard to meet riders.

Day 3 Saturday April 7th

Today we will walk the short distance to Dezanzono centre to spend the morning at the Colnago Festival Expo. With lot’s of stalls, cafes and events going on this is a great way to for lovers of cycling and those that simply love Italy spend the morning.

The afternoon you are free to explore the are. We will be happy to suggest some excursions. Are favourites including a boat trip to Isola and walk around the medieval town of Sirmione. While you are relaxing our mechanics will be doing last minute bikes checks by our mechanics

This evening you are invited to a gala event celebrating the Colnago brand. Ernesto will be in attendance and with plenty of wine and aperitivo in should be a fun evening.

Day 4  Sunday April 8th

The morning has arrived! Our guide will be on hand to take you to the start line and ensure you are there with plenty of time in hand. Non-riders will be taken to viewing points throughout the ride to cheer you on and take photos. On arrival at the finish the team will be on hand to take you bike for you and have your change bag ready. With cycling shoes now off you have the chance to explore the pasta party and celebrate your achievements.

A traditional dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant overlooking Lake Garda.

Day 5 Monday April 9th

Sadly it is time to depart Lake Garda however we have one more treat in store for you as on the way to the airport we will stop to visit the Colnago museum.

Colnago Cycling Festival

Routes: 62, 110, 145km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: limited places

£999 GBP
$1350 USD

What's Included?

Preferential starting number and entry
4* accommodation – Lake Garda
Vineyard visit
Beautiful designed guided rides with support
Visit to Collage factory and tour of museum

Support for Participants
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Start Address: Desenzano del Garda, Brescia, Italy
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