Gran Fondo or Cyclosportive
Cycle Classic Tours offers great cycling trips to many Gran Fondo’s & Cyclosportives in Europe.
What is a Gran Fondo or Cyclosportive?
Gran Fondo ‘s or simply called Cyclosportive events are extremely popular in Europe and the US. The Italian Name Gran Fondo is very common in the US, Australia or other English and European countries. Many cyclists like to challenge themselves in these huge participation events. The culture and sportive experience you get during a Gran Fondo is one of pleasure and enjoyment!
What kind of trips does Cycle Classic Tours offer?
Cycle Classic Tours offers many cycling trips to all kinds of Gran Fondo/ Cyclo events in Europe. During the Spring Classics we offer Cyclosportive trips that always take place one day before the Classic Race such like: Tour of Flanders, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Paris- Roubaix or Milan- San Remo.
In Italy we offer combined Gran Fondo trips packages with inscriptions to events like : Maratona dles Dolomites, Selle Italia, Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini, Nove Colli and much more. These days the well organised Gran Fondo’s Italian style are very popular all around the world., within a fun “Italian style” environment. The whole experience will allow participants to challenge themselves and celebrate their accomplishments, while enjoying “La Dolce Vita”! Terrific courses, gourmet Italian Pasta Parties at the finish line and some of the best Italian brands at the Expo.
Upcoming Cycle Classic Tours Cycling Trips 2018
Etape du Tour 2018 July 8: The 2018 Etape du Tour will take place in the Alps on Sunday 8 July. The start is in the stunning lakeside location of Annecy and the finish comes 169km and 4100m of climbing later at the ski resort of Le Grand Bornand. Annecy is the best place to stay as you will be very close to registration, the event EXPO village and the start and finish. BIKE RENTALS ETAPE DU TOUR 2018
Gran Fondo Trek Strade Bianche 2018 March 8 SienaThe Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Trek 2017 is one of Italy's new cyling Gran Fondo's it combines the beauty of Siena (a UNESCO world heritage site) together with the splendid hills of Tuscany. Enjoy the professional organisation and the friendly and relaxing atmosphere of the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 2017!
Milan - San Remo 2018 March 17 Italy San-Remo Cyclist can take part in the new Gran Fondo Milan-San Remo La Classicissma 2017. You will cycle the same route just before the professionals will do later that day.
Cyclo Sportive Tour de Flanders March 31 Belgium - This biggest Cycle Event in Belgium is a must do/see event. Cycle Tour of Flanders yourself. The former 25th editions have been a fantastic success. This challenge always takes place one day before the professional Tour of Flanders Classic race. BIKE RENTALS FLANDERS
Paris Roubaix Challenge 2018 April 07 France- Roubaix The Paris-Roubaix Challenge takes place one day before the professional UCI Paris-Roubaix Classic. You and your bike are one, moving together, riding the cobblestones countryside roads in Northern France. You can choose the challenging 163 km or the less difficult 149km. BIKE RENTALS PARIS-ROUBAIX
Gran Fondo Selle Italia 2018 May 06 Italy - Cervia There are some 4000 participants each year. Three different courses/ lengths: Gran Fondo Selle Italia Long course 150km Mediofondo middle course 107km Short Fondo short course 77 km (non-competitive course)
Gran Fondo Florence 2018 April 15 Italy - Florence Gran Fondo de Rosa Florence racing day! The Granfondo of 130 km - for the most trained athletes - and the Mediofondo of 90 km, shorter but nevertheless with the same charm of the long course. BIKE RENTALS FLORENCE
Amstel Gold Race 2018 April 14 Holland- Valkenburg Saturday 14 April will be a day to remember. The tour version of the Amstel Gold Race Challenge is the most beautiful and toughest Tour Classic in the Netherlands. BIKE RENTALS AMSTEL GOLD RACE
Liège - Bastogne - Liège Cyclo 2018 April 21 Belgium - Liège Cycling the Ardennes is riding tough and steep climbs. Feel the special atmosphere of LBL. It's certainly a life time experience! Liège-Bastogne-Liège is one of the five cycle monuments. BIKE RENTALS LIEGE-BASTOGNE-LIEGE
Gran Fondo BMC Versilia 2018 March 18 Italy - Lido de Camaoire The The Gran Fondo BMC Il Diavolo will start from Park Hotel Villa Ariston at viale Bernardini 355 in Lido di Camaoire. The Gran Fondo BMC Versilia combines the beauty of Viareggio together with the splendid hills of Tuscany. BIKE RENTALS VIAREGGIO
Gran Fondo Della Verneccia 2018 May 6 Italy - San Gimignano The Gran Fondo della Vernaccia is one of Italy's best cycling races as it combines the beauty of San Gimignano (a UNESCO world heritage site) together with the splendid hills of Tuscany
Gran Fondo Nove Colli 2018 May 21 Italy - Cescenatico The Gran Fondo Nove Colli is one of the oldest and biggest cycling events in Italy. Every year there are over 12,000 riders who want to complete the “Nine Hills Gran Fondo Nove Colli. BIKE RENTALS EMILIA ROMAGNA
Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini 2017 June 3 Italy - Bormio The Long route 151km with 4058 m ascent Bormio-Teglio-Mortirolo-Bormio-Stelvio. This is the toughest and longest with the climbs to Mortirolo and Stelvio of course!
Maratona dles Dolomites 2018 July 01 Italy - La Villa The legendary Maratona dles Dolomites is rated as number three of most popular and toughest Gran Fondo’s in the World. This great event started in 1987 and these days more than 8500 cyclist joining the number one Gran Fondo in Italy. The Maratona dles Dolomites is a “must do” event and a once in your life time experience for every cyclist!
La Marmotte 2018 July 08 France Bourg d'Oisans La Marmotte is one of the most challenging cyclosportives in the world and also called “the Queen mother” off all cyclosportives. The famous Gran Fondo La Marmotte is a 174 kilometres road cycling race featuring 5000 meters of height gain with over 7000 participants every year.
Gran Fondo Pinarello 2018 July 15 Italy - Treviso Join 4,000 cyclists for a Gran Fondo highlight of the north-east Italian cycling scene. Sponsored by Pinarello this Gran Fondo features a mass start from their home town.
Gran Fondo L'Eroica 2018 October 07 Italy - Gaiole Gaiole is small picturesque village right in the middle of the Chianti region. This beautiful village is situated between Florence and Siena. Every year on the first Sunday of October it seems that the time stops for a magic weekend and we all go back in time for the L’Eroica bicycle vintage event. BIKE RENTALS EROICA
Gran Fondo Proseco 2018 Italy - Valdobbiadene Join 3.500 other cyclists for a Gran Fondo highlight in the north-east Italian cycling scene. This is a fantastic end of season celebration of the Prosecco harvest. You will line up for Prosecco Cycling Gran Fondo 2016 in the centre of Valdobbiadene and set off to Nesun Dorma opera.
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