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Garda Bike Hotel

Colnago Cycling Festival

April 07 2019
Desenzano del Garda, Brescia, Italy

Colnago, the iconic and historic symbol of Italian Cycling, has chosen Lake Garda as the setting for their flagship amateur event, the COLNAGO CYCLING FESTIVAL.

This is a unique festival in our area, with many events exclusively for cycling lovers and families wanting to discover Lake Garda by bike!! Treat yourself to a cycling holiday with us on Lake Garda,and enjoy the festival!  Arts, Culture, Sport, Entertainment, Food and Wine, Nature and Shopping in a Lovely Landscape.

From Friday through Sunday, you will discover how to prepare, face, and complete this challenge like a professional – whether you plan to race against the field or push yourself to your own limits.  All this in the country that taught us how to cycle with passion, how to build bicycles with style, and that has the most stunning cycling scenery in the world!

We will take care of everything for you, so that you can focus on the event.   We’ll register you, take you to pick up your race bag, and bring you to the start line of the Gran Fondo!  We understand you are in a new country and at an unfamiliar event, so we will make sure you don’t face any confusion or have to guess at the process.  We’ll be there to navigate you through it with ease.

In fact, all you have to do is book a flight, get on the plane, and ride the event.


The minimum stay for this special offer is 3 nights.

FRIDAY 05th April

We will ride the Randonneur Giro del LAGO “Colnago Cycling Festival” with 2 different routes: a long route of  200 km, and short route of 100 km

SATURDAY 06th April

In the morning we will take a short ride to warm up for the Gran Fondo. In the afternoon, we will meet to review the course, the climbs/differences in level (altimetry), get the bikes and bike clothing ready, as well as prepare the musette, with everything that you will need (energy bars and gels, race jersey, gloves, socks). On Saturday evening, we will dine together, and enjoy a special menu in preparation for the race.

SUNDAY 07th April

Early energy breakfast and transfer to the start line. You will have technical support throughout the ride.   At the finish line, our support van will be waiting for you with your dry clothing for your cool down and a special tart to regenerate the legs and soul! 

Pakage Inclusions

• Accommodation in one of our hotel rooms or apartments
• "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 (for bike clothing)
           • Transfers from/to Verona with prior arrangement

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Entry to the Granfondo: we’ll get you registered

Transfer to the Granfondo start line

Technical recovery service during the Granfondo

Colnago Cycling Festival

Routes: 100, 200 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
Start Address: Desenzano del Garda, Brescia, Italy
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