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Sportive Date 7th June 2020
Nights Available 3 Nights
BOOK FROM £299pp DEPOSIT
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Granfondo Milan San Remo Milan Italy
2 Nights in San Remo, 1 Night in Milan
Airport Transfers
Guided Warm Up Ride
All breakfast & dinners
Sportive Entry & Private Feed Stop
Optional Extras Bike Rental Available
Sportive Overview
Granfondo Milan San Remo By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

Granfondo Milan San Remo

Unique to the cycling calendar, the Granfondo Milan San Remo is the oldest major cycling sportive and the only monument not run over the same weekend as the pro race. The 300km route needs more daylight hours so the event takes place in June, a perfect time of year for a long ride ending on the coast.
Join us for a 3 night break. We stay on Friday night in San Remo and get a warm up ride in over the last couple of climbs so you know what to expect on Sunday when your legs are tired. On Saturday afternoon, we drive up to Milan to collect entries and have an early meal before the Granfondo and then we stay back in San Remo after the ride.
Our support team includes pro level mechanics and expert ride leaders. We do a warm up ride over the Cipressa & Poggio on Saturday morning and have private feed stops on the Granfondo so all you need to think about is the riding.

Rolling Hills

Terrain

Rolling

Italy

Country

Italy

Hard

Difficulty

Hard

Riders

Riders

2,000

Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Ride a Monument

    A pure Italian Granfondo. Ride the Milan San Remo in it's 50th year and follow the same route as the pros. A unique cycling challenge due to it's length (302km!!) and classic climbs right at the end.

  • Warm up rides on the Ligurian Coast

    We stay Friday night in San Remo and enjoy two warm up rides around the area - a short spin on Friday afternoon along the coast and a 50km ride on Saturday morning reconning the Cipressa and Poggio before heading up to Milan.

Itinerary

The longest of the five sportive Monuments, Granfondo Milan San Remo is 302km finishing with the classic climbs of the Cipressa & Pogio. Join us for 2 nights in San Remo & a night in Milan with full support from our expert team.

Why Book With Us

  • Guided warm up rides on Friday & Saturday
  • Expert mechanical support
  • Private feed stops on the Granfondo
  • Social, small group trip

Itinerary

Friday 5th June

Arrival day. Get into Nice by 1pm for our 1.30pm transfer. We get to our hotel at around 2.30pm where our mechanic will build bikes / fit rentals.
We then roll out at 4.30pm for a quick one hour warm up spin to check bikes / legs before dinner at 7.30pm

Saturday 6th June

We have a slightly longer warm up ride taking a look at the Cipressa & Poggio after breakfast. We then pack our overnight bags and drive up to Milan to collect entries. We have an early dinner at 7pm and our mechanic will work on any bike issues.

Sunday 7th June

Race day! Start from Milan at 7am. We will have private feed stops on the route where you can drop off extra layers and eat some real food. In the late afternoon we celebrate the ride on the coast in San Remo.
Our mechanic is on hand to help bike packing in the evening.

Monday 8th June

Departure day. We head back to the airport at 9am, please book flights that depart at 12pm or later.

Hotel

Hotel Lolli Palace

Corso Imperatrice, 70, 18038 Sanremo IM, Italy

  • Perfect position on Promenade Imperatrice
  • Overlooking the coast
  • Rooftop terrace
About the Hotel

Our base in San Remo for the Granfondo Milan San Remo weekend is the lovely Hotel Lolli Palace. Situated right on the main promenade and overlooking the ocean, we love the friendly staff and having a beer on the roof terrace after a monster ride!

Other Services

  • Bike Rental Available

    We have a range of carbon bikes with disc brakes & Ultegra groupset available for the weekend for £139

     
Routes & FAQs

The Routes

The route is identical to the pro race with the exception of a start just out of Milan to avoid the traffic and a slightly different finish location in San Remo. The first 120km is relatively flat before one major climb. As we get closer to San Remo the route gets lumpy with the classic climbs of the race backloaded.

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 302

Elevation gain: 1987

The start is just outside Milan at 7am. Stick to a nice group for the first 100km and tick this off in 3-3.5 hours before tucking into the serious action in the last 200km. The famous climbs come 270km into the ride so make sure you keep something on your legs for a massive attack on the Poggio!!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

Fly in and out of Nice. On Friday, transfers depart at 1.30pm so book flights that arrive at 1pm or earlier. We will arrive at our hotel just after 2.30pm and get ready for a short warm up spin along the coast.
On Monday, we get back to Nice Airport at 10am. Please book flights after 12pm.

Documents Required

The possession of a valid membership card or license issued by the Cycling Federation of your own nation is a mandatory requirement.
All cyclists without a licence, can buy a day licence on the website upon presenting a competitive sports medical certificate.

What to Pack

An early start so you will need some layers. There are few steep sections of the route so a standard gearing setup should be fine.
Travel Packages

Popular Packages

Our 3 night packages include 2 nights in San Remo & 1 night in Milan. We have a small, social group (max size 15) and we all eat breakfast & dinner together as well as spin together on warm up rides.

All Packages Include:

  • 2 nights in 3 star hotel in San Remo
  • 1 night by the race start in Milan
  • All transfers (return airport transfers & drive to Milan for you and your bike)
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Ride support including private feed stops, mechanical support and guided warm up rides
3 Nights: 5 - 8th Jun 2020
Summary Price Quantity Total  

Single Package for One Person
3 nights half board in private single room
Entry to Granfondo Milan San Remo
Return transfers from Nice

£749 £749 Book Now

Twin Package for Two People
3 nights half board in twin room
2 x Entry to Granfondo Milan San Remo
Return transfers from Nice

£1299 £1299 Book Now
Aaron, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "I simply had the privilege of forgetting about all the process and concentrate on the event. Which is exactly what I wanted to focus my efforts on. "

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