Grade

Moderate

When

2019

Accommodation

3* Hotels

Price 3* Hotel

From € 895

Bike hire

€ 195 Carbon road bike

Bike hire Di2

€ 250

895

Gran Fondo Della Vernaccia 2019

Gran Fondo Della Vernaccia 2019. Dates are not set yet.
For private groups only.

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 Gran Fondo Della Vernaccia 2019

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. The professional organisation and the friendly and relaxing atmosphere of the Gran Fondo Della Vernaccia making this event in once in your lifetime experience! You’ll immerse the strong emotions of the competition but you’ll also feel joyful! This 5 star cycling holiday trip showcases Tuscan scenery and tradition cuisine using, local products. The competition itself is one of the most anticipated in the country and there is an average of 1,500 participants each year. The course is a part of different competitions including the UNESCO Cycling Tour and the Giro del Granducato di Toscana.

You can choose between three different courses. The Gran Fondo who is 165 km long and has an altitude of 2250m high, The Medio Fondo who is 111 km long and has an altitude of 1550m high. Would you rather cycle an shorter ride then you can cycle the Corto ride. This ride is 70 km long and has an altitude of 1100m. The competitive tracks are slightly shorter and sweeter than the previous edition. The symbolic climb will again be the one that goes through Cedda, Gaggiano and Pestello and leads to Castellina in Chianti.

Immerse and cycle the Gran Fondo delle Vernaccia 2019!

  • Taste the wines of Vernaccia : it’s a wine produced in the San Gimignano area!
  • 3 nights in hotel or quality agriturism in Colle val D’Elsa double room with breakfast with 1 dinner
  • Minivan and assistance during the whole stay
  • Gran Fondo della Vernacchia subscription competion pack and chrono chip
  • The beauty of San Gimignano (a UNESCO world heritage site)
  • After Pasta party

There are three different course lengths:

• Gran Fondo 165 km; approx 2250m total altitude
• Medio Fondo 111 km; approx 1550m total altitude
• Corto 70 km; approx 1100m total altitude

Trip Overview
Day 1
Check in
Check in at your hotel in Colle Val d'Elsa. For those who want to have a pick up at Pisa or Florence airport please contact us. The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary for this Gran Fondo Della Verrnaccia tour.
Day 2
Saturday May 5
In the morning you’ll go on a tour around San Gimignano, stretching your legs and familiarize yourself with the local roads in preparation for the pending challenge. The afternoon is free for you to discover San Gimignano and Colle Val d'Elsa in your own time.
Day 3
Sunday May 6
Finally, the day of the race! After an early breakfast, you’ll be taken to the center of San Gimignano where there will be some time for last minute preparations. This is your moment: time to use your energy and replace it with the emotions of the race. When the competition is over, you’ll hold a pasta party, allowing you to let go of the emotions of the race, meet other participants and stock up on energy. The competition itself is one of the most anticipated in the country and there is an average of 1,500 participants each year.
Day 4
Departure day
Departure day…. a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy. Transfers to the airports of Pisa & Florence will be made by the tour guides on request.
Medical
Medical Certificate
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE You must have a Medical Sports Certificate which was issued within 6 months of the event, which must be presented at race registration. This should state : 'the data of the athlete the indication of the sport for which it was required the visit to the doctor: CYCLING the statement of the sport doctor that THE ATHLETE , ON THE BASE OF THE MEDICAL CONTROL, DOES NOT HAVE CONTRADICATIONS'
Airport
  • 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 kilometres away from Florence. Shuttle buses leaving every 30 minutes. Florence airport is only 80 km away from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei.
  • Pisa Airport is 2 km from Pisa, 20 km from Lucca and 80 km 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 10 minutes.
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 1 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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  • 3 nights in hotel or quality agriturism Colle val D'Elsa in double room with breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • Guide for the bike tour;
  • Local taxes at the hotel
  • Granfondo subscription
  • Competion pack and chrono chip
  • Airfares & Taxi fares
  • Carbon road bike € 195
  • Carbon Di2 Bike € 250
  • Single charge € 225
  • Insurance
  • Drinks

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