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Tour info Gran Fondo Nove Colli 2018
6 days/5 nights 
16 May - 21 May 2018
With guaranteed entry for the Nove Colli price person based on a double room is € 950.00

We can guarantee entries for the Nove Colli till 25 March 2018

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. It’s a must do event for every cyclist. The event is always sold out in one single day! Now that the single registrations have sold out, there are still registrations available with a hotel package.

The 4-star Bike Hotel Lungomare is set right on the seafront in Cesenatico. A friendly atmosphere will welcome you, as well as spacious and modern rooms, for an unforgettable cycling trip in Emilia Romagna.

Are you gonna have an active role in the Nove Colli 2018 ? We offer a 6 days – 5 nights package with some perfect trainings that will end with the race: You will be able to enjoy beforehand the panoramas and the old villages scattered in the hills. You will discover views and hidden corners that on the day of the race you will probably not appreciate. It will also be an occasion to see other towns, not included in the itinerary of the race, but have contributed to make Romagna famous. Hard training moments will be followed by culinary moments where you will enjoy the typical kitchen of Romagna, and you will be able to restore the strength and “feed” your legs! The training programs have been studied in a way that you can participate even if you’ve enrolled to the short race.

The 4 star Bike Lungomare hotel offers all cyclist excellent facilities for the Gran Fondo Nove Colli. The hotel has safe bike storage.

The professional organisation and the friendly and relaxing atmosphere of the Gran Fondo Nove Colli making this event in once in your lifetime experience! 

Immerse and cycle the Gran Fondo Nove Colli

  • 5 nights in 4**** in Bike hotel Lungomare in Cesenatico located right on the beach
  • Get an unforgettable cycling experience and complete the 48th edition of Gran Fondo Nove Colli
  • Discover Italy’s fabulous region of Emilia Romagna
  • 6 Days/ 5 Nights PACKAGE from Euro €950.00 
  • Guaranteed entry for the Gran Fondo Nove Colli 2018
  • 3 guided rides around Emilia Romagna
  • Half board includes - rich breakfast, an after-training buffet from 12am to 5 pm and dinner with buffet

Country Italy - Cesenactio
Trip Type Gran Fondo Nove Colli
Hotel 4 ****
Start Tour  16/05/2018
Finish 21/05/2018
Price  €950 half board
Non Rider  10% discount
Single charge €175
Pinarello dogma F8 €275
Pinarello dogma F10 €395
Pinarello Gan-Razha €195
Entry Nove Colli included
Deposit €550
Extra Night On request
5 days package On request



Fitness level 3 Required

Itinerary Gran Fondo Nove Colli 2018

The 4 **** bike hotel Lungomare is situarted right on the beach and the perfect destination for sportsmen, especially triathletes and cyclists. Dedicated to those who want to live unique moments… this is the perfect hotel for your active holidays. The 4 star bike  Hotel Lungomare hosted several times professional teams such as Astana, Lampre, Sky, Cannondale, and AG2R. Surrounded by lush greenery, the bke hotel Lungomare is in Cesenatico, near the pedestrian zone of Villamarina di Cesenatico, close to areas rich in history and culture and near some of the biggest amusement parks on the Riviera of Romagna. The rooms are the CIELO types : comfortable rooms for a relaxing stay, soundproofed and air-conditioned (with adjustable controls), with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, make-up mirror, satellite TV with SKY decoder, chromotherapy, hairdryer, scales, safe, telephone, entry phone, Internet with ADSL connection (Wi-Fi), clothes horse, water and wine on draft at mealtimes, water and soft drinks from the mini-bar, 1 tanning shower and beach towel for use, SPA Lungo Benessere free entry.

Day 1 Wednesday 16 May

Check in at the 4 *** bike hotel Lungomare in Cesenatico. You will get a race pack and information pack. There will be a bike fitting, if you have rented one of the high quality high end Pinarello carbon bikes. Before dinner the tour guide will explain the coming activities and you will get a brief explanation of the training rides and GF Nove Colli itinerary. Evening dinner will be provided.

Day 2 Thursday 17 May 

Your first trainings ride around Cesenatico! The region is a land of cyclists and the birthplace of Marco Pantani, the great climber, who trained in the hinterland hills and got 46 career victories! The hills at the backyards of Cesenatico are sometimes gentle and sometimes steep. You will ride among olive groves and vineyards. In fact, you will experience the charm of the Nove Colli, the oldest Gran Fondo and certainly the most popular, with 12,000 participants. 

Day 3 Friday 18 May

In the morning you can leave for a nice tour around Rimini/Cesenatico. Stretch your legs and get used to the local roads of Emilia Romagna in preparation for the upcoming Nove Colli Gran Fondo. After the trainings ride you can walk along the Adriatic Sea. Evening dinner included.

Day 4 Saturday 19 May

Last ride before tomorrow’s big ride! Cesenatico is a tourist resort town right on the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is located in the Emilia Romagna district. Cycling around the beautiful resort town of Cesenatico goes back a long way. Many professional cyclists have trained in the hills around the town; including the iconic Italian hero Marco Pantani who was born in Cesenatico. From the hills to the sea : you can find out all about the inland and the traditions of local Romagna cuisine. Check your bike before also there will be a short briefing and hand over of the bib numbers. Perhaps you have questions left so don’t hesitate to ask the guides for any information you need!. In the evening pasta dinner will be provided.

Day 5 Sunday 20 May 

Finally, the day of the race! After an early breakfast this is your moment! It's time to use your energy and replace it with the emotions of the race. The competition is the most famous in Italy. There is an average of more than 12.0000 participants each year.
There are two different course lengths:

  • Granfondo Nove Colli Long distance 200 km; 3480m total altitude Total up 89km Total down 77km Flat 34km 
  • Mediofondo 130 km; 1871m total altitude Total up 50km Total down 46km Flat 34km

The most complex and famous route of the Nove Colli covers 200 km and 9 uphill stretches. Truly complex, but with two variants, an easier one for beginners and a tougher one for the more athletic. The ride starts from Cesenatico and goes to Forlimpopoli, where the route takes an uphill turn as far as Bertinoro. The slope gets particularly tough in the stretch towards Polenta, with climb gradients up to 15%. You carry on in the direction of Mercato Saraceno and the third hill on the route, the Ciola. True athletes’ legs are really put to the test in the area around the Barbotto, 6 km uphill that culminate in a stretch with an 18% slope. You get to the sixth hill, Montetiffi, with yet more tough stretches to overcome, then on to the seventh hill, Pugliano, 787 metres above sea level, the highest point on the entire route. You then head on to the eighth hill, the Passo Siepi, then on to the ninth, the Gorolo, with 13 to 17% gradient stretches. GOOD LUCK!

DAY 6 Monday 21 May

Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy. 


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Airport/ Train information Gran Fondo Nove Colli

Airport information

The nearest airports to Cesenatico are Rimini & Forli airport. Federico Fellini" International Airport is only 25 km away from Cesenatico and 8km to the city centre of Rimini.
Forli Airport is also known as Luigi Ridolfi. This airport lies 40 km away from Cesenatico. Forli airport is a popular hub for many tourist resorts around Cesenatico. Bologna, Florence, San Marino and many other towns on the Adriatic coast are easily accessible from the airport. You reach Cesenatico from both airports very easily by train.

Bologna Airport lies six kilometres outside Bologna. There are two terminals but there is no train connection with the airport. There are buses that leave frequently to Bologna railway station. It is an important station in the Italian railway network with excellent connections.

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.

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.

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Cesenatico train station is located one kilometre from the centre. Cesena railway station lies 18km away, Rimini 22km and Ravenna 35 km. Bologna railway station is an important station in the Italian railway network with excellent connections

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