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GRAN FONDO FLORENCE 2018

Tour info Gran Fondo De Rosa Florence - Firenze 2018
13-16 April 2018 

4 Days/ 3 Nights 

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The Florence Gran Fondo is one of the youngest and most interesting events on the Italian scene and for the first time in history has brought a cycle race over the Ponte Vecchio bridge. After crossing the enchanting historic city centre, it climbs up the hills of Florence in the direction of Fiesole and Mugello. The finish is on the "wall" of Via Salviati, made famous by the 2013 World Cycling Championships: 118 km of exacting climbs, exhilarating descents and incredible scenery. The Medio Fondo (84 km) follows a very similar route, but shorter and with an altitude gain of "just" 1100 m, against the 2000 m of the Gran Fondo. Our base will be the ideal place to enjoy all the emotions this race will create, from the countryside, perfect for cycling excursions, to the chaotic beauty of Florence and the Florence Bike Festival which will take place in the heart of the Le Cascine Park, nerve centre of the Gran Fondo.

Jump on your bike and get a fantastic experience in one of the most beatiful cities in the world "Florence"

  • 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Fantastic scenery, perfect roads and fine food makes Italy a road cycling paradise
  • Firenze: the birthplace of the Renaissance and capital of Tuscany world famous for its art and Italian culture 
  • One guided trainings ride in the beautiful country side around Florence
  • Bike rentals on request 
  • Registration to the Granfondo Firenze or the Mediofondo.


Country Italy Florence
Trip Type Granfondo de Rosa
Start Tour  Florence 13/04/2018
Finish Florence 16/04/2018
Price €935
Min  6 persons
Deposit  €350
Days  4 Days/ 3 Nights
Bikerental € 160 high €105 standard
Extra Night On request

 

 

Fitness level 3 Required

tinerary Gran Fondo Firenze - Florence De Rosa 2018

Day 1 April 13

Check in at the hotel around 14.00. Airport pick up on request. There will be a bike fitting and the tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary for this Gran Fondo Firenze de Rosa Florence trip. Dinner included

Day 2 April 14

Today you will do a nice trainings ride with your fellow bicycle friends through beautiful Tuscany. A professional guide will support you. You’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon. Combine the best of Tuscany with physical action and the beauties of this very popular region! Tuscany is named number one on Forbes list "The best region to Live" and is in fact an excellent base for the upcoming Gran Fondo. Challenging climbs and long downhill runs makes Tuscany a Cyclist paradise. 

Morning – Bike ride with guide on Florence hills Afternoon – Free time to visit Florence, Florence bike festival and race pack collection. Dinner included

Day 3 April 15

Florence racing day! The Gran Fondo of 118 km - for the most trained athletes - and the Medio Fondo covers 84 km, a bit shorter but nevertheless with the same charme of the long course. The start is at the historical park Parco delle Cascine. The event organizers provide an escorted start and the proper event starts as soon as we reach the foot of the first climb of Fiesole. The route covers some sections of the UCI world cup championships including the short but hard climb up to via Salviati. 

Morning – Breakfast and warm-up waiting the start Gran Fondo: 118 Km with an altitude gain of 2000 m Medio Fondo: 84 Km with an altitude gain of 1100 m Afternoon – Pasta party and celebrations. Dinner included.

Day 4 April 16

Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Florence. Transfers to the airport on request.

Arrival Day
Nice Training's ride around Florence
Gran Fondo de Rosa Florence racing day! Gran Fondo - Medio Fondo Firenze- Florence
Departure day

Airport & Train  information Gran Fondo Firenze/Florence de Rosa 2018

Florence international Airport is named after one of the most famous Italians - Amerigo Vespucci. There is no train connection with the airport. From Florence railway station there are good connections to all kinds of cities in Italy. The airport is lies only four kilometers away from Florence. Shuttle buses leaving every 30 minutes. Florence airport is only 80 kilometres away from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei.

Pisa Airport is two kilometres from Pisa, 20 kilometres from Lucca and 80 kilometres from Florence. You can find the train station just outside the terminal. Pisa Airport lies directly on the highway Florence-Pisa-Livorno. Because the airport is so close to the city a ride to the center of Pisa does not take more than ten minutes.

Both airports are the gateway to Tuscany, one of the most popular holiday areas in Italy. There are many flights:for example to/from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and many more very important cities from all around the Globe. The airport of Pisa handles many budget airline companies like Ryanair or Transavia. Ryanair flies to/from Dublin, London, Edinburgh and Liverpool and Transavia to/from Rotterdam airport.

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Trains
Lucca's train station is situated on the south side of town in Piazza Ricasoli. Lucca is on the Florence-Viareggio train line, with frequent service to Florence. The ride takes takes one hour and 10 minutes to Lucca from. Also Buses run daily to Lucca as well, and leave from Piazza Verdi next to the tourist office.

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Inclusions & Exclusions Gran Fondo Firenze De Rosa Gran Fondo Florence 2018

Prices are based on double rooms.
For bookings please contact us info@cycleclassictours.com

Inclusions

  • 3 nights in 3 *** hotel in Florence 
  • 3 x Breakfast
  • 3 x Dinner 
  • Guided ride on Saturday around Firenze
  • Registration to the Granfondo or the Mediofondo 
  • Transfers to starting point in Florence on Sunday
  • Assistant/mechanic throughout the stay
  • Minivan support throughout the stay.


Exclusions

  • Carbon bikes available for €160 high end or €105 standard carbon bike
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurances
  • Lunches
  • Single charge €195
  • Discount for accompanying person - € 75,00

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