Date 13th or 16th September Arrival
Nights 3 to 6 Nights
Price From £399pp
UCI Gran Fondo World Championships 13th or 16th September Arrival Italy UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

UCI Gran Fondo World Championships with Sportive Breaks

The biggest sportive event of the year. The 2022 UCI Granfondo World Championships in Trento sees riders from around the world compete for the rainbow jersey in the Time Trial and Road Race. The pinnacle of sportive racing. To qualify, enter one of the events that’s part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series and all you have to do is finish in the top 20% of your age group.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Bike Hotel: Hotel Everest is a specialist cycling hotel with lockable bike storage & its own workshop area.

  • Experienced Staff: Our team is led by former Giro d'Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato, who still trains on the local Trentino roads.

  • Central Location: We're based in Trento, so ideal for soaking up the Race Village atmosphere plus for stage access.

  • Choice of packages: We offer a 3 night tour for the ITT from Tuesday to Friday. We also offer a 6 night tour from Tuesday to Monday and a weekend tour for the Gran Fondo only from Thursday/Friday to Saturday.

What's Included

Accommodation

3* Hotel Everest is a specialist cycling hotel

Included Meals

Breakfast & Evening Meals included

Guided Rides

Recons of full ITT course and highlights of Gran Fondo course

Mechanic

Mechanics available throughout your stay

Guided Warm Up Ride

Ride the day before both ITT & Gran Fondo

Additional Extras

Transfer

Available from Bergamo Airport (BGY) at set times

Bike Rental

Available from £140

UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

The 2022 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will take place in Trento, bringing together qualifying cyclists from all over the world. the winner in each age group will have the honour of wearing the coveted rainbow jersey for a year as official UCI Gran Fondo world champion.

The Time Trial takes place on Thursday 15th September 2022 on a 19.6km course that is entirely flat, suitable for those capable of pushing long gears. The start and the finish of the individual time trial are located in Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici. ITT Route

The Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo take place on Sunday 18th September. With 3900 meters of elevation gain distributed over 143,8 km, the Gran Fondo route suits riders who love to climb. The star of the show is Monte Bondone which is scaled twice during the Medio Fondo and 3 times during the Gran Fondo. Medio Fondo Route and Gran Fondo route

On Friday 16th September there is also a non-competitive team relay for country teams.

Itinerary

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13 September 2022 : Arrival Day for 6 night stays and 3 night ITT stays

Please make your own arrangements to Trento or meet us at Bergamo Airport. We will run 2 transfers from the airport today at 11.30 and at 18.00. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 2 hours.

What about my bike?
You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Our Hotel
We are staying at Hotel Everest in Trento. Our hotel is located just a few minutes from the city centre of Trento, on the Corso degli Alpini, it is welcoming and comfortable, designed to the last detail in order to make your stay with us a memorable one.

The hotel is booked on a Half Board basis, with breakfasts and evening meals included. You will also have free access to the following:
• WIFI
• Secure bike store

14 September 2022 : Time Trial recon day

After breakfast we will assist all those who haven’t built their bikes yet after arriving yesterday.
This afternoon, join us on our first ride. We offer a guided ride to discover the ITT course plus a warm up ride for those who will not take place in the ITT.
Late afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.
Start times for tomorrow’s ITT will be confirmed this evening.

15 September 2022 : Time Trial Day

Time trial day. After a decent breakfast head down to the start area. Our chef de mission is at the race village all day to help if you have any issues with the organisers.
The ITT takes place in Trento today so easy to get to and from the course.
For all other riders who are not taking part in the ITT, join us on a guided ride to discover the Gran Fondo course.
• 09.00 – 11.30 Individual Time Trial – Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici (Trento)
• 14.00 – 16.30 Individual Time Trial – Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici (Trento)
• 18.30 Individual Time Trial podium ceremony – Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici (Trento)

16 September 2022 : Arrival day for Gran Fondo plus Team Relay

After breakfast we provide a transfer back to Bergamo for those who are just with us for the 3-night ITT itinerary. We offer two transfers today:
1. Leaving Trento at 09.00
2. Leaving Trento at 14.00

Gran Fondo Weekend
Please make your own arrangements to Trento or meet us at Bergamo Airport. We will run 2 transfers from the airport today at 11.30 and at 18.00. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 2 hours.
Our mechanics are available on arrival to assist with fitting rental bikes and building bikes after travel.

Team Relay
A non-competitive event for country teams so no medals are available. A fun event nonetheless so worth taking part if you can get a team together from your country.
• 19.00 – 20.00 Team Relay – Corso del Lavoro e della Scienza (Trento)
• 20.00 Team Relay podium ceremony – Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici (Trento)
• 20.00 World Cycling Dinner – Gallerie di Piedicastello (Trento)

This afternoon and evening you are free to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and we will have the evening meal together at the hotel.

17 September 2022 : Recon day

After breakfast and any final bike adjustments, we will take you on a supported, guided ride exploring the Gran Fondo course. A short coffee spin has been organised to keep your legs moving, but nothing too strenuous the day before the sportive.

Race Briefing
This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through GF Stelvio race day logistics and of course the route. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

• 18.00 – 20.00 Time Trial Monte Bondone – Charly Gaul – Sardagna-Vason (side event)

18 September 2022 : Gran Fondo/ Medio Fondo Race day

Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurant.

Getting to the start
It’s just a short roll out from each of our hotels to the start line. Please make your own way to the start this morning, based on your own start time. Our staff will be on hand this morning if you have any last-minute mechanical issues, or if you need directions to the start line.
We’ll meet you for post ride beers at the hotel from 17.00.
We will have an evening meal together at the hotel this evening, where you can share tales of your exploits.
• 10.00 – 16.30 Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo races – Palazzo delle Albere (Trento)
• 17.00 2022 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Podium ceremonies – Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici (Trento)

19 September 2023 : Departure day

Departure day. We are running 2 transfers back on Monday to Bergamo.

Sportive Options

Below you will find the courses. The ITT on Thursday is indicated as 'Short Route', the Medio Fondo as 'Medium Route' and the Gran Fondo as 'Long Route'.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Short Route 19.75km 79m 1/5
Medium Route 87.6km 2325m 3/5
Long Route 145km 3895m 4/5
Short Route

Accommodation

Hotel Everest

UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Trento

Hotel Everest is family run, and aimed specifically at cyclists and active travellers. The hotel is located on the edge of Trento, a 15-minute walk from the centre, surrounded by mountains. Breakfast is served daily, with plenty of options for riders looking to fuel up. The hotel caters for dietary requirements, including gluten-free. The restaurant is open from 12:00 to 14.30 for lunch, with evening service running from 19:00 to 21.30 and the pizzeria remaining open until 22.30 for that post-event treat. All rooms provide Free Wifi, LCD TV (sky available at the bar), air conditioning, safe, and private bathroom (+ hairdryer) Room options include Twin and Double. The hotel offers a general lounge area to relax in, laundry service, as well as secure bike storage complete with a workshop for any minor repairs. Check-in is from 14:00 and check out is until 10:00.

Airport Transfers

We offer optional airport transfers from Bergamo Airport for you, your luggage and your bike box. The transfer takes approximately 2 hours. If you book a flight at any other time, either earlier or later, please contact us directly to discuss private transfer options. Please do contact our team [email protected]

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Bergamo (BGY)
We are running 2 transfers from the airport to Trento on Tuesday and Friday at 11.30 and at 18.00. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 2 hours.
We are running 2 transfers back on Friday and on Monday to Bergamo Airport. Transfer 1 will be leaving Trento at 09.00 and transfer 2 will be leaving Trento at 14.00. Please allow 2 hours for the transfer and 2 hours for check-in from departure time in Trento to your flight departure time.

Dates & Book Now

Sportive Breaks are part of the Destination Sport Experiences Group. When clicking on the booking link below, you will be taken to the Destination Sport Experiences booking engine. If you have any questions, please do contact our team [email protected]

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