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Lombardia Gran Fondo & Pro Race

October 07 - October 11 2021
Corte Franca, Lombardy, Italy

Giro di Lombardia is the final monument on the cycling  calendar and  we are delighted to once again be offering clients our Official Packages to both enjoy the pro-race as well as take part in  GF Lombardia. As is customary with our Lombardia packages we will be giving you the chance to experience both the pro race start in Bergamo and also a chance to enjoy VIP hospitality on the finish line.

With close proximity to the airport and regular flights in to Milan Bergamo it is little wonder that Giro di Lombardia has become the must see race during the final months of the racing year. Last year it was Pinot – this year we wait to see!  Whilst all of a trips offer fabulous accommodation, food and riding it is perhaps our Giro di Lombardia package that offers a chance for  non-riders to join their cycling partners. What’s not to love with a weekend that includes visits to Franciacorta Outlet, Lake Iseo, Citta Alta and Lake Como. 

DAY 1 - October 7th.
Meals: Dinner
Destinations: Franciacorta Wine Region
Hotel: Relais Franciacorta 

You will be meet by one of our friendly team at Milan Bergamo airport before being transferred the short distance to Relais Franciacorta. On arrival our staff will be on hand to support those who have brought their own bike and also bike fit those who are hiring bikes.

The afternoon ride will take in an easy 40km loop around the majestic vineyards of Franciacorta. This flat (ish) ride is perfect to stretch the legs and savour some spectacular scenery. Dinner this evening will be served in the hotel award winning restaurant.

DAY 2 - October 8th
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Destinations: Franciacorta | Lake Iseo
Hotel: Relais Franciacorta

After breakfast we will head north to Lake Iseo. This 100km ride includes some of the most spectacular riding Italy has to offer as you hug the shore line of this undiscovered jewel in the crown of Lombardia. We will of course be stopping in the home of Italy Bike Tours, Lovere, for ice cream and coffee. On arrival back at the hotel the afternoon is free for you to enjoy the hotel spa of maybe take a stroll through the local villages surrounding Relais.

This evening you can look forward to a special visit to a local trattoria to enjoy the very best of traditional Italian food cooked and prepared with a flare and passion one can only find in Italy. Of course splendid wine is on the menu. Just be sure to order Franciacorta so as not to upset the locals!

DAY 3 - October 9th.
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Franciacorta | Bergamo | Lake Como
Hotel: Relais Franciacorta

The last monument of the cycling calendar has in recent years become a must visit for cycling fans looking to experience the thrill of the race up close and in person. Our epic day of riding and viewing allows you the opportunity to enjoy finish line hospitality as well as view the start in Bergamo.

The ride today from Francioacorta first takes us to Bergamo to view the pro’s warming up for the day’s race. Plenty of time to take photo’s and chat informally to your favourite riders. We then set off to Como to our official hospitality on the finish line. overlooking Lake Como. We have arranged for you to shower and change in Como thus making the afternoon even more enjoyable!

On conclusion of the race we will take a transfer to Bergamo Citta Alta for a very special dinner before finally transferring to the Relais for a early (wish) night.

Day 4 - October 10th
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Cantù | Lombardia GF
Hotel: Relais Franciacorta

An early start. The transfer to Cantù and the start of the Granfondo is 1:20min form our hotel and as such we leave early and head to the start in Cantù. Our staff will be on the route offering support and importantly on hand to store an thing you may wish to in the van.

On completion of the Granfondo you can look forward to the pasta party, photos and chatting with old friends and new about the ride. This evening dinner will once again be served in the Relais.

Day 5 - October 11th
Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Bergamo Airport

All good things must come to an end. Your private transfer will be arranged for you and your bike at a convenient time to arrive in the airport in plenty of time.

Lombardia Gran Fondo & Pro Race

 
Routes: 110 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
What's Included?

Entry Granfondo Lombardia
VIP Hospitality Pro Race in Como
Ride on stunning Lake Iseo
Ride Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano
Private Transfers
Book Safe | Official Tour Operator of Lombardia
Non Rider Welcome

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Marshalls
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Photos
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
 
Start Address: Relais Franciacorta, Via A. Manzoni, 29, 25040 Corte Franca, Italy
 
 
 
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