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.
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.
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Lots of climbing but either shorter rides or an easier day mixed in. Challenging but suitable for most riders.
Rolling terrain with the occasional climb. Social riding suitable for all riders.
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.
The closest airport is Bologna, located just over an hour from the hotel. Sportive Breaks provides transfers from the airport to the hotel.
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