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Milan Sanremo Date: TBC Italy The Monuments

Milan Sanremo with Sportive Breaks

Please note that the date has not yet been confirmed for 2023. Usually the event takes place on the first Sunday in June. As it’s rumoured that the Giro d’Italia may finish a week later, the event may take place on Sunday the 11th or Sunday the 18th of June. If you book, we will apply your booking to the correct dates as soon as the date has been confirmed.

Milan San Remo takes place in March is the first of the 5 Monuments of Cycling. It is the longest one day event of the entire Pro calendar. The Granfondo MILAN – SAN REMO cicloturistica in June covers the same route as the famous Spring Classic. This is the longest one day amateur road cycling event in the world, with a distance of about 296 km from the outskirts of Milan, crossing the Lombardy and Piedmont Plains, proceeding to the ascent of the Turchino and arriving finally at the Ligurian Riviera.
Logistics are tricky as the start and the finish are so far apart. That is where we come in! This is your opportunity to ride the route of the longest one day event on the UCI calendar. Stay 2 nights in Milan and 1 night in Sanremo. Airport transfers from Milan Malpensa on arrival and to Nice on departure are included as well as 3 nights hotel on half board basis, your Gran Fondo entry and the services of our local team led by Giro d’Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato. On race day, you ride whilst we offer private feed stations plus we transport your luggage to Sanremo. Non-cyclists plus riders with their own entry can also come along and join us at a discount.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Entry included: Included with your booking is a start in Pen 2 or pay a £20 upgrade fee to start in the front pen.

  • Ride the full 300km distance of the longest race on the Pro calendar: The Pros race in March but in June you can ride your own full distance Milan Sanremo during the Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo

  • Lots included with your package: Stay 2 nights in Milan near the start and 1 night in Sanremo near the finish at 4 star hotels. We include the entry, breakfasts and evening meals, guided rides, airport transfers, luggage transport from Milan to Sanremo and private feed stations

  • Ride support: Luggage transport from Milan to Sanremo and private feed stations on Gran Fondo day. Mechanic support is included and bike rental is also available.

  • Non-Rider discount: Be part of the support crew and get a £200 discount

  • Discount for riders with own entry: If you have your own entry, apply a discount of £100

Sportive Distance Sportive Elevation Sportive Difficulty
Long Route 299km 2090m 5/5

What's Included

Accommodation

2 nights in Milan, 1 night in Sanremo

Included Meals

Breakfasts and dinners

Transfer

Milan Malpensa on arrival, Nice on departure

Mechanic

Available all weekend

Sportive Entry

Pen 2 included - upgrade to front pen available

Guided Warm Up Ride

On Saturday

Transfer

Luggage transfer to Sanremo on Gran Fondo day

Private Feed Stop

On Gran Fondo day

Official Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo jersey

Made by Ale - included

Additional Extras

Bike Rental

Available at a supplement

Priority Start Pen

Available at a £20 supplement

Milan Sanremo

The MILAN – SAN REMO cicloturistica began in 1970 on the initiative of the Unione Cicloturistica Sanremo, and they have organized it ever since without a break, making it into the most famous cicloturistica event in Italy. The last editions welcomed in all about 2,000 athletes coming from all over Europe, with the participation also of athletes from countries as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Brazil, the United States and Canada.

2023 Milan Sanremo route, timetable and GPX files

Itinerary

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Day One : Arrival Day

Please make your own arrangements to meet us in Milan or meet us at Milan Malpensa Airport. We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage.
What about my bike?
You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements 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.
Our Hotel
We are staying at Hotel Garden in Milan. Our hotel is located within minutes of the start of the Gran Fondo. The hotel is booked on a Half Board basis, with breakfasts and evening meals included. You will also have free access to the following:
Late afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

Day Two : Preparation day and guided ride

After breakfast and any final bike adjustments, we will take you on a supported, guided ride. A short coffee spin has been organised to keep your legs moving, but nothing too strenuous the day before the sportive.
Registration & Expo
Race pack collection and preparation for the Gran Fondo. The expo is just a short ride away from our hotel. This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you.
Race Briefing
This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through GF Milan Sanremo race day logistics and of course the route. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

Day Three : 2023 Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo – 300km with 2000m of climbing

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 299km 2000m 5/5

The Gran Fondo Milan – San Remo cicloturistica covers the 300 km that separate Milan from San Remo, re-tracing the same roads as the Spring Classicissima. There are a couple of slight differences at the start and the finish. The starting point has been changed from the Castello Sforzesco in Milan to the south of the city, in Pieve Emanuele in order to avoid the traffic of the Lombardy capital, and the arrival is in Lungomare Salvo d’Acquisto in San Remo rather than on the Corsa Roma. The rest of the route is absolutely faithful to that followed by the professionals.

The Granfondo Milan – San Remo cicloturistica follows the same routes of the Classicissima of the centennial, with the legendary climbs of Turchino, Cipressa, and Poggio that have given this event its mythical status.
• PASSO DEL TURCHINO – 3.2km, 373m of climbing with an average gradient of 1.4% and a max gradient of 6%
• CAPO MELE – 2.5km, 104m of climbing with an average gradient of 5.2% and a max gradient of 6%
• CAPO CERVO – 2.5km, 110m of climbing with an average gradient of 4.1% and a max gradient of 5%
• CAPO BERTA – 3km, 128m of climbing with an average gradient of 4.3% and a max gradient of 8%
• CIPRESSA – 5.6km, 226m of climbing with an average gradient of 4.1% and a max gradient of 7%
• POGGIO DI SANREMO – 3.7km, 137m of climbing with an average gradient of 3.5% and a max gradient of 6%

Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurant. Please have your luggage ready in reception today as we’re transporting all your belongings to Sanremo whilst you ride.
Getting to the start
It’s just a short 13km ride from our hotel to the start line. Our staff will be on hand this morning if you have any last-minute mechanical issues, and to give you directions to the start line.
Private feed stops and the finish
We offer 2 private feed and support stations on the route with real food as you will miss out on lunch today. At the finish we will guide you over to our hotel in Sanremo.
Post Ride
In Sanremo you can have the post-ride pasta buffet. We are there to meet you and to guide you to the hotel. We’ll meet you for post ride beers at the hotels from 17.00.
We will have an evening meal together at the hotel this evening, where you can share tales of your exploits. We’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes for travel tomorrow.

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Day Four : Departure day

We will run one airport transfer to Nice Airport today. We will leave Sanremo at 08.00 and we’ll arrive at the airport at 09.00 for flights departing after 11.30.
If you book a flight at any other time, please contact us directly to discuss private transfer options. We can offer airport transfers to other airports depending on how many people are departing at the same time.

Sportive Options

The Gran Fondo Milan – San Remo cicloturistica covers the 300 km that separate Milan from San Remo, re-tracing the same roads as the Spring Classicissima. With respect to the actual professional race, the starting point has been changed from the Castello Sforzesco in Milan to the south of the city, in Pieve Emanuele, in order to avoid the traffic of the Lombardy capital, and the arrival is in Lungomare Salvo d’Acquisto in San Remo, whereas the rest of the route is absolutely faithful to that followed by the professionals.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 299km 2090m 5/5
Long Route

Accommodation

Hotel Royal Garden Milan

Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo

Located deep in a lush garden surrounded by fountains, palms and olive trees, the hotel Royal Garden Milan is near the Tangenziale Ovest and the A7 Motorway. The Assago Forum stop of the Green Line 2 Metro, directly connecting to the Central Station, is only 300 meters away. The hotel is located next to the Assago Forum and the Teatro Repower, both venues for the most important concerts, musicals, sports and business events, a stone’s throw from the Centro Direzionale Milanofiori and the new commercial area with cinema, Virgin Active Gym & SPA and shops. It is a quiet location, with ample parking and a short distance from the peculiar Navigli district. The hotel is a combination of tradition and modernity and presents itself as a pleasant and relaxing urban resort. The lobby, 30 meters high, has hanging corridors and a huge panoramic window serving as a ceiling for the Blue Crab restaurant. The entire area is reminiscent of a winter garden with escalators, fountains and spectacular chandeliers. A Convention Center with 9 rooms, the main one of which can host up to 200 people, free Wi-Fi all over the structure, a business area, a Technogym fitness room and the private garage complete the offer, combining comfort, hospitality and professionalism at for all stopping by in Milan, for either business or leisure.

Hotel Paradiso Sanremo

Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo

The Hotel Paradiso is in a quiet area just 100 metres from the beach and the bike path and just a few steps from the famous Sanremo Casino. From the Hotel you can appreciate a fantastic panoramic sea view and it is from this that its name 'Paradise' is born to symbolize the Oasis in which you will be able to stay. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, safe, free WIFI and much more. The Hotel has a garden with exotic plants, a covered parking for 30 cars (€ 15.00 per night), large heated outdoor pool and a sun terrace. In the hotel’s Magnolia Restaurant you can enjoy all the flavours of the typical Mediterranean cuisine and every morning you will find a rich breakfast buffet. The American Bar serves Drinks throughout the day with service on the Terrace and Pool Free WIFI service inside the Hotel

Airport Transfers

Included with your package, we offer airport transfers at set times from Milan Malpensa airport on arrival and back to Nice from Sanremo on departure. If you book a flight at any other time or you would like to arrive and depart from the same airport, please contact us to discuss private transfer options.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Milan Malpensa (MXP) & Nice (NCE)
Please make your own arrangements to meet us at the hotel in Milan or meet us at Milan Malpensa Airport. We will run one transfer from the airport on Friday at 14.00. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 1 hour so we will get to the hotel for about 15.00.
We will run one airport transfer to Nice Airport today. We will leave Sanremo at 08.00 and we’ll arrive at the airport at 09.00 for flights departing after 11.30. If you book a flight at any other time, please contact us directly to discuss private transfer options. We can offer airport transfers depending on how many people are departing at the same time.

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