Date October 9, 2022
Nights 3 Nights
Price From £349pp
Granfondo Lombardia October 9, 2022 Italy The Monuments

Granfondo Lombardia with Sportive Breaks

The classic Tour of Lombardy, the Race of the Falling Leaves, finally has a sportive to go with it. Starting and ending near Como, the 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 season.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • 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.

  • Pre race briefing: On Saturday night our guides talk through the main sectors of the race with tips of how to ride at your best.

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

Sportive Distance Sportive Elevation Sportive Difficulty
Long Route 109km 1700m 3/5

What's Included

Accommodation

Hotel B&B in Como

Transfer

Return transfers from Milan Malpensa

Included Meals

All breakfasts

Guided Warm Up Ride

On Friday & Saturday

Mechanic

On hand all weekend

Additional Extras

Sportive Entry

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

Bike Rental

From £140

Pro Race Hospitality

£140 Finish Club Hospitality

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 of the race.

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

Itinerary

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7th October, 2022 : Arrival Day

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Medium Route 65km 650m 2/5

● Early arrival at the hotel. Airport transfer available
● A gentle 65km cycle is planned, led by our expert local guides.
● The route will include cycling along the lakeside with a small amount of climbing – a perfect ride to settle into the swing of things.

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8th October, 2022 : Warm Up Ride

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Medium Route 70km 950m 2/5

● A 75km ride around the lake has been planned.
● Our cycle ends in Como, where we will enjoy a wonderful lunch (at your own cost)
● Pre race briefing before the sportive

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9th October, 2022 : Sportive Day!

● We take on the Gran Fondo Lombardia sportive.
● Normal finish time is early afternoon so plenty of time to enjoy Como and the Sunday markets in the evening.

Sportive Options

The map provided is for reference purposes only.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 110km 2019m 3/5
Long Route

Accommodation

B&B Hotel Como

Gran Fondo Il Lombardia

B&B Hotel Como is a stone’s throw away from one of the most famous and beautiful lakes in Italy. Situated just a short stroll from Como city centre with its traditional cafes and restaurants. Visitor highlights include the Porta Torre & Piazza San Fedele. All Rooms come with FREE high-speed Wifi, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, smart TV with Sky, and a comfortable memory foam mattress. There's also a safe to store your valuables and a hairdryer. Breakfast – Italian style provides sweet and savoury products, with gluten-free options available. There’s also a B&B shop offering a wide selection of fresh beverages and snacks. Secure bike storage available at the hotel.

Airport Transfers

Como is located near Milan. Sportive Breaks provide an airport transfer to the hotel from Milan Malpensa (MXP), and the journey takes approximately 40 minutes.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Milan Malpensa (MXP)
11.30am on Friday (book flights to arrive by 11am)
11am back on Monday (book flights to leave after 1pm)

Dates & Book Now

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