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Garda Bike Hotel

Prosecco Cycling

September 27 2020
Valdobbienne, Italy

Join over 2000 cyclists for one of the highlights of the Gran Fondo cycling scene in north-east Italy. This is a brilliant Italian Gran Fondo cycling event celebrating the end of season Prosecco harvest. The start line for the Prosecco Cycling Gran Fondo is in the centre of Valdobbiadene where you will be sent off to the sound of the Nessun Dorma Aria from Turandot, with waiters waving bottles of wine at the peloton.  After this dramatic departure, it’s a short climb before setting off for a fast, winding descent through the hills and Prosecco vineyards of North-Eastern Italy. Very much an end of season celebration of riding and wine and food.

We initially attended this Granfondo in 2009, and it was a spectacular event. The Prosecco Cycling features a unique route that has been successfully tested over the last few years. Last year, the route was 96.4 kilometers and had a total altitude of 1550 meters.

Join us and participate in this marvelous experience!

This is a 7-night minimum stay package: we’ll stay 3 nights in Treviso (from 26.09.19 to 29.09.19), at the Villa Abbazia - RELAIS & CHATEAUX  5* Hotel, a hotel that emerges from an eighteenth century complex annexed to a Venetian villa and garden. Located  in the historic center of the picturesque town of Follina in the province of Treviso, the hotel sits in the Venetian countryside along the famous wine and food itinerary known as La Strada del Prosecco.

And then…just book your stay in Lake Garda as you wish!  You might want to stay with us before the Gran Fondo Prosecco to warm up.   Or you might consider coming here after the Gran Fondo, to relax by riding along the lake, or through our beautiful vineyards.   It’s totally up to you, we can personalize your holiday anyway you like!

PROGRAM SAMPLE

This is a sample of the program: 

September 24nd, Sunday
Arrive and check-in at Garda Bike Hotel in Peschiera del Garda.
Welcome drinks while our staff sets up your bike for your first ride. Easy ride in the afternoon as a warm up!

September 23rd, Monday
Our first ride will be the famous epic ride - “Tremosine, James Bond” ride. Defined by Winston Churchill as the eighth wonder of the world, we’ll ride the road of the Forra: it is a real jewel set in the mountains and background of a pursuit of the most famous agent in the world, James Bond.

September 24th, Tuesday
Easy ride in the Valpolicella area and lunch-stop for a wine and typical food tasting at the winery "Santa Maria Valverde.”
In the afternoon, a  cooking class with Mama Elvira.

September 25th, Wednesday
Epic ride: Monte Baldo. This is the highest peak around Lake Garda. We will take you to the plateau of Lessini, over 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) containing a surprising variety of natural species as well as historical and archaeological sites of inestimable value, at an an altitude of 1000m.
In the evening you will attend a special tasting at the winery “Corte Quaiara.”

September 26th, Thursday
This day will be dedicated to riding the Morenic Hills and Borghetto. We think of this area as “Little Tuscany”, an area that tends to be flatter, but also marked with rolling hills and winding roads.
After lunch (at about 2 pm) we will leave for Treviso. Once we arrive there, we will visit the Pinarello factory.
Check-in at the hotel in Valdobbiadene and dinner.

September 25th, Friday.
After breakfast, we’ll take a  long ride along the Prosecco vineyards stopping along the way to do some tasting too! We will have a snack-lunch at the winery with the opportunity to taste some local wines.
In the evening we will have a group dinner in a typical restaurant in the area.

September 26th , Saturday.
Today we will join the Prosecco cycling VIP event: after breakfast we will leave to ride 70 km, in the direction of Possagno – Asolo. After the lunch in a fish restaurant, we will visit the "Villa Sandi" winery where you will taste some local wine. After the tasting you will ride to pick up your Gran Fondo welcome pack (the goodie bag and number) by the “Locanda Sandi” where you will also have a delicious dinner. 

September 27th , Sunday – Prosecco Cycling Granfondo Day
This is the day of the Gran Fondo Ride!
Wake up to a super energy breakfast. Roll down to the start line and be ready to ride the event of your life.
You will benefit from the GOLD treatment: personalized race package, departure from the first line at the PC, access to the hospitality area where you will find a buffet-lunch with typical Italian products matched with the Prosecco "Villa Sandi". After completing the ride, enjoy the party and Prosecco while you share your ride anecdotes and experiences.
After the event we will transfer you back to Garda Bike Hotel

Note:

- this is only a sample program, some of the details above may be modified due to organizational reasons
- if you are landing in Italy on the 24th, you must arrive in Peschiera del Garda in the morning, in order to join the group transfer from Garda Bike Hotel to the Prosecco region

OUR HOTEL PARTNER IN TREVISO
THE RELAIS & CHATEAUX VILLA ABBAZIA 5*****
The hotel emerges from within an eighteenth century complex annexed to a Venetian villa and garden in the historic center of the picturesque town of Follina in the province of Treviso, and trails onto the Venetian countryside along the famous wine and food itinerary known as La Strada del Prosecco (The Prosecco Road).

The luxuriant lifestyle of the Venetian nobility whose summer exodus to this area provided them an escape from Venice’s smoldering heat, is echoed throughout the culture and art.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
In Treviso:

Hotel Relais & Chateaux Villa Abbazia ***** in TREVISO District, in the middle of the Prosecco land

• 3 nights’ accommodation in double rooms
• Buffet breakfast every morning
• Dinner featuring the best local produce and cuisine,
• laundry service for your cycling kit
• Secure bike storage room
• Support of our Van and driver / mechanic who will look after your bike
• Our professional  guides will ride with you
• GUARANTEED VIP ENTRY TO GRAN FONDO
• Late check out after the Granfondo

At Lake Garda
Minimum 4 nights of accommodation at our four star Garda Bike Hotel in Peschiera del Garda.

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

PLUS

• Special design Jersey Garda Bike Hotel by Alè mod. top quality PRR
• Group transfer from Peschiera del Garda to Treviso (26th September in the eary afternoon)
• Group transfer from Treviso to Peschiera del Garda (29th September in the afternoon)

Gran Fondo Prosecco

 
Routes: 55, 106, 138km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Support for Participants
Escort / Police Escort
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
 
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
 
Start Address: Valdobbienne, Italy
 
 
 
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