Date May 22, 2022
Nights 4 Nights
Book From £99pp Deposit
Price From £599pp
Nove Colli May 22, 2022 Italy The Big Six

Nove Colli with Sportive Breaks

The most popular sportive in Italy, all 13,000 entries get snapped up in minutes. Riders at the front of the race take it very seriously with the event screening live on TV. Further back, Italians and riders from all over the world tackle the 9 hills in a great atmosphere.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Guided warm up rides: Daily warm up rides taking in the beautiful rolling hills of Emilia Romagna led by our ride guides with support van.

  • Mechanical support`: On hand all weekend, our expert mechanics are there to make sure your bike is in perfect nic. Or hire one of our rental bikes.

  • Post ride social: This is a small group (16 riders) cycling break. We eat breakfasts & dinners together and have some celebratory beers after the sportive.

What's Included


Choice of 3 & 4* hotels in Cesenatico


From Bologna (BLQ)

Included Meals

All breakfast & dinners

Guided Warm Up Ride

Daily rides with ride guide & support van

Sportive Entry

Delivered to your hotel


Available all weekend

Bike Rental



Nove Colli

The Nove Colli sportive (nine hills) is the most popular sportive in Italy. Expect a fantastic atmosphere, with the route lined by locals ready to spur you on. Roads are closed during this sportive, giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy your surroundings without having to worry about traffic. There are two route options, a punchy 130km route and the full 200km option featuring all nine hills.

This year’s event takes place on the 22nd of May, with our four-night packages beginning on the 19th.

What is the Nove Colli Sportive?

A tough Sportive that tackles 9 major hills/ climbs. The sportive is organised by the same local cycling club who planned the first event in 1970. It has been the focus of TV coverage, with 13,000 riders the world over flocking to Italy to take part in the 200km cycling challenge.


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19th May : Arrival Day

● Transfers from the hotel to the airport leaves at 12:30. ● Following our arrival at the hotel, we will build our bikes. ● A short coffee spin is scheduled to take place in the afternoon.

20th May : Warm Up Ride One

● The group is welcomed to have breakfast together. ● A warm-up ride will see us taking to the hills for an easy 80km spin. ● When we return to the hotel, we will be treated to a buffet. ● The afternoon is free for everyone to enjoy - we recommend visiting the Marco Pantani museum. ● A meal will be available at the hotel in the evening.

21st May : Warm Up Ride Two

● The second warm-up ride of our minibreak consists of a 50km spin near the coast. ● In the afternoon, we will scout out the race village before getting an early night before the sportive.

22nd May : Nove Colli Day!

● A very early breakfast will be available at the hotel from 04:30. ● The pens will open at 06:00, ready for a 07:00 start.

23rd May : Departure day

● Departure day. We leave the hotel at 8am to arrive back in Bologna at 10am. Please arrange a flight to leave a minimum of 2 hours after this.

Airport Transfers

The closest airport is Bologna, located just over an hour from the hotel. Sportive Breaks provides transfers from the airport to the hotel.

Arrival Times
Departure Times
Bologna (BLQ)
Arrive by 12pm for 12.30pm transfer
Book flights to depart after 12pm on Monday

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