ENTRY TO THE GRANFONDO: WE’LL GET YOU REGISTERED
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.
Join us and 5000 enthusiastic cyclists for this spring opener, and experience the magic and enchantment of Lake Garda, the passion of Colnago and the adrenaline and challenge of this gran fondo.
The Granfondo Colnago starts just 15 km from us on the beautiful waterfront of Desenzano del Garda and is one of the TOP 10 Italian Granfondos. With two route lengths to choose from, we cycle to the hilly west coast of Lake Garda, as well as the southern side of the lake and the hinterlands, with fantastic views of the lake and surrounding areas. 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.
We have built this package for you with flexibility in mind. Stay at Garda Bike Hotel before the Colnago Cycling Festival, 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
• other optional trip customizations possible on demand.
ENTRY TO THE GRANFONDO: WE’LL GET YOU REGISTERED
TRANSFER TO THE GRANFONDO START LINE
TECHNICAL RECOVERY SERVICE DURING THE GRANFONDO
OUR STAFF WILL BE THERE TO ASSIST YOU THROUGHOUT THE RIDE
Daily group ride with our professional guides
Daily laundry service for bike clothing
ACCOMODATION & MEALS
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
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!
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.
Welcome DAY for our guests arriving today. We’ll pick up guests arriving in Verona and you’ll have a bike fit with our mechanic. In the afternoon, we’ll go for an easy “gelato ride” to the beautiful village of Borghetto sul Mincio. For guests who arrived earlier in the week, you’ll ride to the vineyard hills of the Valpolicella region.
We will ride the “Colnago Cycling Festival” Randonneur Giro del LAGO with a choice of 2 different routes: a long route of 200 km, and short route of 100 km. As a 3rd option for those wanting a shorter ride, we will lead an 80km flat ride on the south side of the lake taking a scenic ferry ride as part of our return. In the evening we will have a special dinner in a Valpolicella winery with local dishes and wines to taste.
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/grades, get our bikes and bike kits ready, as well as prepare our 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.
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!
We’ll take an easy ride along the Riviera. Transfer to the airport for guests who are leaving Monday
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)
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UPGRADE & CUSTOMISE
PINARELLO BIKE RENTAL
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!