Why Book This Trip?
The 2024 Gran Fondo Nove Colli.
The most popular Gran Fondo in Italy! The 13,000 entries usually 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, which you can join in!
You can choose from two different routes – 200km and 130km. It’s not all about the cycling, Cesenatico is a great beach resort and the hotels are near the beach and have wellness facilities and a pool. As well as everything you need for a cycling holiday; bike store with tools, laundry service and of course plenty of food. Your stay is on super half board basis with breakfasts, post-ride buffet and evening meals with drinks.
Guaranteed Entry in the Yellow pen: You will start in the yellow pen (pen 4 out of 8) – start no 4551 – 6450.
Guided warm up rides: 5 Guided daily excursions on Thu, Fri, Sat in different groups with different levels of difficulty and intensity
Excellent bike facilities: Bike room equipped with a washing area, small repairs and a compressor. Free laundry service for cycling kit
Wellness : Free entry to the LUNGOBENESSERE wellness centre. Access to hotel gym. Free towels and bathrobe for the salt water pool. Beach front hotel
Choice of 3 & 4* hotels in Cesenatico
All breakfast & dinners + post-ride buffet
Daily rides with ride guide
Delivered to hotel
Free for cycling kit
From Bologna – on request
Day To Day
Please make your own arrangements to Cesenatico today. If you are flying, then the nearest airport is Bologna Airport (PMI). We offer an optional airport transfer on request at additional cost. Please contact us for prices. The transfer takes approximately 1.30 hours. We are staying at the Hotel David. The hotel is located within minutes of the start and the finish in Cesenatico and is booked on a Half Board basis.
● Breakfast at the hotel
● Option to join a guided ride today
● On return to the hotel, enjoy the post-ride 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
After breakfast and any final bike adjustments, you can choose to take part in a supported, guided ride. We suggest not doing anything too strenuous the day before the sportive.
● We have arranged to collect your bib for you
● Expo, it is just a short walk from our hotels
● Evening meal at the hotel
● 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
● Evening meal at the hotel
Time to say goodbye. Please arrange your onward travel or we can assist with booking airport transfers on request.
More About the Event
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.
The 2023 event takes place on the 24 September with our four-night packages beginning on the 21st..
What is the Gran Fondo Nove Colli?
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.
You're in safe hands
We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years. We are members of ABTA and ATOL so book with confidence.
Plenty to choose from
Did you know we offer the biggest selection of European Gran Fondo and Cyclo-Sportive events.
Spread your payments
Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking. *Selected products. Terms and Conditions apply
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.