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GRAN FONDO PINARELLO 2018

Tour info Gran Fondo Pinarello La Pina
13 July  - 16 July 2018

4 days/ 3 nights

La Pina Cycling Marathon is challenging Gran Fondo sportive that starts in the beautiful town of Treviso and heads into the Dolomites.

Treviso is the home of Italian sparkling wine Prosecco, the clothing empire Benetton and the internationally renowned cycling brand, Pinarello, who host La Pina Cycling Marathon every year. The whole town is taken over by cyclists from across Italy and around the world for this celebration of the famous Pinarello brand and Italian cycling.

The shorter Medio Fondo takes you into the lower hills just north of Treviso where you ride through the unique Prosecco vineyard landscape this route is 114km long and features a few Category 3 hills. It is a good challenge for the average rider. The longer Gran Fondo route takes you up and over the Treviso Alps and returns you via a shoulder of the Monte Grappa massif. This route is 158km long and the mountain crossings are Category 1 climbs. This route is a serious challenge for the experienced, well trained cyclist.


Ride the Gran Fondo Pinarello La Pina and get in wonderful cycling experience in Italy!

  • 4 **** Hotel in the heart of Follina. 
  • One trainings ride around 60-80km (with coffee stops) and followed by a nice lunch and wine/Prosecco tasting. 
  • Follina is an ideal base for exploring Treviso, Asolo, and the Prosecco wine trail. 
  • You cycle around the Prosecco hills, where you will taste superior wines and excellent food. 
  • Gran Fondo briefings and technical assistance 
  • Get a premier Italian road cycling experience! 


Country Italy Treviso
Trip Type Gran Fondo Pinarello
Start Tour  Follina 13/07/2018
Finish Follina 16/07/2018
Price €725 per person
Price non rider €625 per person
Deposit €250
Days  4 Days/ 3 Nights
Bikerental €150
Entry - Inscription €75 GF Pinarello
Group  Min of 6 pax required
Extra Night On request

 

 

Fitness level 3 Required

Itinerary Gran Fondo Pinarello -La Pina 2018

Day 1 Friday July 13

Check in around 14.00 at the 4**** hotel in Follina. This accommodation is specifically chosen to enable you to ride out into the best local cycling countryside right from the front gate. Evening meal will be the Trattoria (4 courses water and espresso ) excluded wine. You have the possibility of vegetarian and vegan menu please advise before arrival. There will be a briefing for the next day’s activities and for the Gran Fondo Pinarello -La Pina 2017.

Day 2 Saturday July 14

Cycling tour TOUR BETWEEN CONEGLIANO AND VALDOBBIADENE - 70KM
On today’s trip you will climb the hills of one of the best known and important area of Northern Italy for their wine production. You will go up to Cartizze hills, closed to Valdobbiadene, which is the real heart of the wine culture, where everything is vineyard. The “Prosecco street” is the first tour which has been included into the food and wine tourist Italian guides which goes towards the most suggestive sites of the wine culture. Its 35 km are a continuous succession of different villages, vineyards, evocative horizons, history, arts and emotions which rise up after every single turn. It’s a round trip which can be started either from Conegliano or from Valdobbiadene and worth to be done also for the back After a short climb you will reach Refrentolo, go down to Solighetto and at the end of steep turns you will turn left. Really interesting can be to reach the “Molinetto della Croda”, which is really wonderful and must be seen. From the Centre of Col San Martino you will go through Guia and Miane which go up with gradual slope. Once you reach the Pedemontana public street which comes from Follina and MIane, you will turn left towards Valdobbiadene and after some up and down from where you can see the famous Santo Stefano and San Pietro di Barbozza vineyards, where Cartizze is produced, you will finally arrive at Valdobbiadene. Morning coffee stop - afternoon lunch and wine/prosecco tasting in the afternoon. Evening meal will be the Trattoria La Cantinetta (4 courses water and espresso ) excluded wine.

Day 3 Sunday July 15

This day is an early start with a substantial breakfast before travelling the short distance to Treviso. The Gran Fondo gets underway around 07.30 and features food stops and technical support. There is also a pasta party of hot food and cold beer at the end. You can choose which route to follow during the actual event.  After the Gran Fondo you will return to your hotel.

  • Gran Fondo Pinarello La Pina Long distance 158 km
  • Gran Fondo Pinarello Mediofondo 114 km


Day 4 Monday July 16

Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy. If there is time you can do a short local bike ride (unguided but maps provided) before leaving.

Arrival Day
Trainings Ride

Gran Fondo Pinarello La Pina


Departure day

Airport & Train information Gran Fondo Pinarello La Pina

The most important gateways to the north part of Italy are Venice/Treviso (start of the tour in Gran Fondo Pinarello) and Milan Venice Airport (named after Marco Polo) is one of the main hubs to the most romantic city in the world. Many companies have direct flights from all over the world to Venice. Some random destinations are New York, Dubai, Tokyo, Beijing and all important airports in Europe. There's no train connection between Venice and the airport but the Fly bus goes to Venice main railway station, Venezia-Mestre.The airport is 12 kilometres away to downtown Venice.

The other airport is Treviso airport. This airport is mainly used by Ryanair and lies 20 kilometres north of Venice. There's no train connection with the airport. You can take a bus to Treviso and from there you can take the train to Venice. The ride from the airport to Treviso is only 3 km.


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