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6 June 2021

Since 2009 this event has been an unmissable appointment for us at Garda Bike Hotel, and it has particular meaning aswe consider it the most important Granfondo of the year.

Located in our beautiful Verona, it is organized by Alè, who we are proud partner with for our bike kit.
 It will be an unforgettable weekend, where you will have the opportunity to spend time with Mario Cipollini, aka Super Mario, regarded as the best sprinter of his generation. And, it ,won’t be just about cycling, it will be a true “Dolce Vita Experience.” We”lol take you to enjoy the local cuisine and to taste some wine in local wineries!  

The departure of this Granfondo once again takes place in one of the “pearls” of Verona, the magnificent Piazza Bra where, with the Arena and the palaces of the historical Verona families as a backdrop, the participants will begin their fantastic adventure of the Alé La Merckx Granfondo race. From the regal stage of Piazza Bra, the Mediofondo (82km, 1,450m vertical) and Granfondo (129km, 2,600m vertical) routes will depart to awaken the cycling lovers of Verona, the homeland of Shakespeare’s inspiration.  


We have built this package for you with flexibility in mind. Stay at Garda Bike Hotel before the Alè la Merckx, to warm up for the big event, or after to relax with rides along the lake, or through our beautiful vineyards. It is totally up to you, and we will personalise your holiday to your liking! 

This is a 4 night (minimum) package

• optional stay at Lake Garda on demand.
• other optional trip customizations possible on demand.



VIP Entry to the Granfondo Alé la Merckx (limited places available)


Collective Transfer from / to Verona (the Granfondo place) the day of the race. 


Technical recovery service during the Granfondo 


Full Garda Bike Hotel Cycling Kit by famous italian brand Alè                             


Daily group ride with our professional guides  


 Daily laundry service for bike clothing 


Bike room





We are an official Pinarello rental centre with more than 50 bikes available in different sizes. In 2021, our top of the line bike rental is the new Pinarello Dogma F12 with di2 and disk brakes.

The Pinarello Grevil is a true all day road bike that ticks all the boxes. The Pinarello Nytro is the first e-road bike that guarantees the maximum riding pleasure downhill and a seamless and effective support uphill. The Pinarello Prince & Gan are our standard level bikes for beginner or casual riders and suits the needs of everybody.



Full Garda Bike Hotel Cycling Kit by famous italian brand Alè   


ENJOY GARDA HOTEL 4**** / Garda Bike Hotel
(Peschiera del Garda)

• Accommodation in double rooms with full board board,
• Buffet breakfast every morning,
• Lunch buffet
• Dinner a la carte 


• Special Dinner in "1 Michelin Star Restaurant “La Speranzina” in Sirmione on Thursday night. - Transfer to Sirmione by private boat.

• Special Dinner in a local winery on Friday evening after the race 


Exclusive private transfer with private driver with our Mercedes minivan from and to Verona “Valerio Catullo” airport (available from 8 am to 8 pm) with prior arrangement. This is the nearest airport to Enjoy Garda Hotel.

We can also arrange transfer service from and to the main airports of Northern Italy, such as Milano (Linate - Malpensa), Milano Bergamo, Venice, and Bologna. Let us know, and we’ll organize it. All you need to think about is having fun riding your bike!


The following is a sample of a weekly program that will give you all the highlights of the Lake Garda region and prepare you for the Granfondo.
The ride program is subject to change depending on the weather, the mix of abilities and local conditions.


Monday, 31 May     

Arrive and transfer to Garda Bike Hotel in Peschiera del Garda. Welcome drinks while our staff sets up your bike for your first ride.


Tuesday, 01 June

Our first ride will be along the Riviera degli Olivi. You will discover a corner of the Mediterranean in the south of the lake that is flat and embraced by the gentle slopes of the Riviera degli Olivi. This ride will cater to all abilities.


Wednesday, 02 June 

Epic James Bond ride: this is Nicola’s favourite ride! Your will ride to the other side of the lake, to Tremosine. 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 in Quantum of Solace.


Thursday, 03 June       

This day will be dedicated to riding the Morenic Hills. We think of this area as Little Tuscany, an area that tends to be flatter, but also marked with rolling hills and winding roads.  In the evening we’ll go by private boat (weather permitting) for a gourmet dinner in Sirmione at the Michelin Starred Restaurant “LA SPERANZINA” with a beautiful terrace on the lake.


Friday, 04 June     

We will ride the main climb of the Granfondo, from Fumane Valpolicella to Lessinia. We will take you to the plateau of Lessini, with over 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) containing a surprising variety of natural species as well as historical and archaeological sites of inestimable value. In the evening we take you for dinner in a local winery.


Saturday, 05 June 

This will be the highlight of our week! We will leave from the hotel either by van or by bike to the starting point of the race (VERONA) to participate in the VIP Ride with the Champions. After cycling with current champions and other cycling friends, we will return by bike or van.  In the evening we'll have a "Galà dinner" all together at the hotel.


Sunday, 06 June
This is the day of GRANFONDO.  

After breakfast we will depart for VERONA where you will participate in one of the most beautiful Italian Granfondos, crowning an unforgettable week of passion and cycling. You will be entered into the race as a VIP! After the race we’ll go back to the Hotel.


Monday, 07 June    

Recovery day with an easy ride to Borghetto, our “Little Venice,” a nearby romantic village. The trip ends, and you’ll check out and transfer to the airport.


Because this package has so many variables and options available, please contact us, with the form below, and we will quickly supply you with your own custom package and prices.

10% discount is provided to all our Garda Bike Hotel mutual guests and all the RCC members (Rapha Cycling Club)

Ask us for an offer for this amazing event here:


We have Pinarello bikes for rent including the new Pinarello Dogma F12 super bikes. We also have Pinarello Marvel, Gan, Razha and Mercurio (hybrid) or Nytro for leisurely cyclists. 

If you would prefer to stay in a single room, please let us know

The transfer Verona-Garda Bike Hotel is already included in the package. ​We can also arrange transfer service from and to the main airports of Northern Italy, such as Milano (Linate - Malpensa), Milano Bergamo, Venice, and Bologna. Let us know, and we’ll organize it. All you need to think about is having fun riding your bike!



Peschiera del Garda
Lake Garda - Verona


Phone: +39 045 6401050
Wapp +39 333 3035569