March 31st – April 4th 2016
Granfondo Selle Italia
What is Granfondo Selle Italia? Granfondo Selle Italia is the fourth largest bike event, by number of participants, in Italy. In the most recent edition about 4,500 cyclists participated. The low tourist season and the favorable climate, in which to exercise this sport, renders the atmosphere perfect during the event, as much for the participants as for their family. The Expo is one of the biggest areas offering an excellent occasion for fine shopping. After the trials, the pedestrian zone is turned into a festive area: food, music, and entertainment for all. The large area on the beach will certainly be the main attraction for children who can have fun while their parents and cyclists relax.
Itinerary: the Granfondo Selle Italia event is the only one which offers 4 different itineraries.
Challenging: 150 km and 4 ascents (altimetry: 1,300 m)
Moderate: 107 km and 2 ascents
Easygoing: 77 km and 1 ascent
Gourmet: 40 km of flat cycling and savouring local dishes.
Tourism: there are plenty of alternatives for those accompanying the bikers. The location offers various options for adults and children: walks and many amusement parks like “Mirabilandia”, Italy in Miniature, and the Zoo Safari in Ravenna. There are also cultural alternatives such as strolls around the cities of Bologna, Ravenna, and Ferrara.
These last two are UNESCO historical heritage sites because of their artistic and cultural importance.
Arrival in Bologna. Upon arrival you will be received by our staff. The shuttle from there to Cervia, the official site of the event, will take about 1 hour and a half. A delicious welcome drink awaits you, together with the organizer of the bike run, followed by dinner at the hotel.
Morning dedicated to the assembly or delivery of the bikes. Small tour of about 30 km to warm up and the final fine-tuning. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon: visit to two bike shops, and then back to the hotel for dinner.
After breakfast, about 60/70 km training and reconnaissance of part of the official bike run. Back to the hotel for lunch and free time. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast together and participation in the bike run. Later meet in a reserved location for a buffet. Free time to enjoy a spa or the beach.
Evening: special dinner to award prizes to the man and the woman participants who have achieved the best result.
After breakfast end of services.
Hotel Sportur – Cervia
5 days / 4 nights
The price includes:
- 4 nights in Cervia: breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
- 1 lunch on April 31st
- 1 lunch after the ride on April 3rd
- registration for the Granfondo
- cycling guide for 4 days (1 each 20 people)
- 1 visit to a bike shop
- cycling trainer at all bike workoutmotorized staff accompaniment
- support van for transfers, monitoring, and supply of water, minerals, cereal bars, sandwiches and fruits
- daily 24 h English assistance
- monitorized staff accompagniment
The price does not include:meals: depending on the program (beverages not included)
- air flights
- bike rental (upon request)
- hotel room taxes
- anything not quoted above (see “included”)
Net price Tour Operator for person in double room:
€ 610 minimum 20 – maximum 50 people
€ 100 single supplement
€ 120 bike rental