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Gran Fondo Lombardia 2024

Sun 13th October 2024

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Days

3 nights

difficulty 

111.2KM

From

£379 GBP

2024 Gran Fondo Lombardia with Sportive Breaks

The classic Tour of Lombardy, the Race of the Falling Leaves, has a Gran Fondo to go with it. Starting and finishing in Cantu near Como, the Gran Fondo route takes in the iconic Ghisallo, the 20% plus Muro di Sormano and several other famous climbs of the pro race. Lake Como is the perfect place to end your cycling season. Your host is Giro d’Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato.

2024 Il Lombardia date is Saturday 12 October and the 2024 Gran Fondo Lombardia date is Sunday 13 October 2024

Join Sportive Breaks on this weekend to Watch and Ride the final of the 5 Monuments of the year. You will stay in Como for 3 nights and your host is Giro d’Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato. Transport to Gran Fondo start and finish in Cantu is included as well as guided rides to watch Il Lombardia on Saturday. Airport transfers from Milan Malpensa can be booked with your package.

Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Warm up rides: We have a short warm up ride on Friday afternoon before a 75km spin on Saturday to have a look at the route and the pro race.

Ride with a Giro d’Italia stage winner: Your host for the weekend is Andrea Ferrigato, Giro stage winner and Sportive Breaks head guide in Italy.

Mechanical support: Expert mechanics on hand all weekend or hire one of our bikes. Bikes allowed in rooms at the hotel.

Transport: Transport to/from Gran Fondo start/ finish in Cantu is included

What's Included?

Accommodation

Hotel B&B in Como

Meals Included

All breakfasts

Transfer

Transport to/from Gran Fondo start/finish in Cantu included

Guided Rides

On Friday and Saturday with Sportive Breaks head host Andrea Ferrigato

Mechanic

On hand all weekend

Transfers

Group transfers from Milan Malpensa at set times at £120pp. Private return transfers from all Milan airports available also available at supplement

Gran Fondo Entry

Choice of start pen, from £80. Delivered to your hotel

Bike Rental

Several models available from  £140 for the weekend

Packages and Prices

Stay with us in Como and enjoy the northern lakes. The Lombardia weekend is always incredibly popular with our groups and you’ll be able to challenge yourself on the climbs. 

Prices

  • From £399 per person based on two people sharing a standard twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple) (without window)
  • From £449 per person based on two people sharing a superior twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple) (with window)
  • From £539 per person based on single occupancy of standard room (without window)
  • From £629 per person based on single occupancy of a superior room (with window)

 

Included with your weekend

  • 3 nights at Hotel B&B Como
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Breakfasts 
  • Guided warm up rides with Andrea
  • Transfers to and from the start/ finish area
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also available

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary

Travel to Como

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Como today. Our team will be available to meet you at the hotel. If you plan to fly then we offer group airport transfers for you, your luggage, and your bike from Milan Malpensa airport at 11.30 today (available at £120pp supplement).

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If you arrive at any other times, we also offer private airport transfers from all Milan airports (Linate, Malpensa, Orio al Serio) at a supplement. The journey to Como takes approximately 1hr to 90 minutes.

Our hotel

We are staying at the hotel B&B in Como. Your stay will be for 3 nights and will be on a bed and breakfast basis. You will have an early breakfast on Gran Fondo Day.

For the evening meals we will suggest eating as a group at two restaurants nearby where hotel guests get a 10% discount. Il Birrificio di Como – www.ilbirrificio.it, or Pizza Garage – www.pizzagarage.it

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have planned to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend.

Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Guided warm up ride

This afternoon, we offer a guided warm up ride around the lake. If you’d like to take part, please arrive in Como before 13.00. We aim to depart on the ride at 15.00.

This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you.

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride that takes in the route of Il Lombardia. En-route we will watch the riders of the pro peloton as they take on the course.

We’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon after watching the finish for you to rest and get prepared for tomorrow.

Hospitality at the start and/ or at the finish or a day on the course in an official race car are available to book today at an additional cost. Il Lombardia Hospitality – Sportive Breaks

 


You were able to see how the riders of the Men’s cycling elite handled the roads yesterday. Today it’s your turn. Ride the 111km with 1700 metres of climbing of the Gran Fondo Lombardia. The main difficulties on the route are the Ghisallo and the Sormano.
We will drive you to the start in Cantu and you can cycle the short distance from the finish back to the hotel.

Race details:

  • Start/ Finish: Cantù
  • Total km – 111,2 km
  • Ascent – 1700m
  • Sign on opening; 06.30am
  • Start Time; 07.30am
  • Feeding zones: 2 along the route
  • Time Limit; 7 hours – by 02.30pm

This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes with us.

After breakfast we offer our optional transfer back to Milan Malpensa airport. We will depart Como at 08.00 for flights that depart after 1100am. (transfer available at £120pp return)

More About the Event

Granfondo Lombardia

Italy’s Lake Como is a wonderful place to ride. With a mixture of challenging climbs and routes that run alongside sparkling lakesides and beautiful villages; the sportive complements the race of the Falling Leaves, also known as the Tour of Lombardy.

What better way to end a lakeside race than by enjoying delicious food and toasting with wine that has been produced locally?

What is Gran Fondo Il Lombardia?

Starting and ending in Cantu, cyclists will experience the legendary Ghisallo in addition to the mercilessly steep Muro di Sormano – the two big climbs that have featured prominently in the race through the years.

Although this event is moderately difficult, there will still be plenty of opportunities to enjoy breath-taking views over the rolling terrain.

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We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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