Grade

Moderate

When

May 2- May 6

Accommodation

3* Hotels

Price 3* Hotel

From € 495

Bike hire

€ 150 Carbon road bike

Extra night

€ 95

From: 495

Gran Fondo Via del Sale 2019

Guided cycling Tour Gran Fondo Via Del Sale 2019.
From May 2 until May 6. 

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Guided cycling Tour Gran Fondo Via del Sale 2019 on road bike

The Gran Fondo Via del Sale 23th edition of this famous Gran Fondo takes place on Sunday May 5 2019. Last year’s edition 4500 cyclist completed the Gran Fondo Via del Sale ( previous name Selle Italia). The organizers have designed courses suitable for all cyclist. You will ride along the sea, climbs the hills and much more to get an unforgettable sporting event experience! It’s a must do event for every cyclist. The event is only limited to 4500 participants! This great 5 days with 4 night’s package includes the Via Del Sale inscription.

Your 3 star Hotel is situated right on the seafront in Cervia, close to the harbour and Fantini Club beach. The hotel’s private beach is just a few steps away. Sports facilities are free of charge. A friendly atmosphere will welcome you, as well as spacious and modern rooms, for an unforgettable cycling trip in Cervia. The professional organization and the friendly and relaxing atmosphere of the Gran Fondo Via del Sale makes this event in once in your lifetime experience!

The Gran Fondo Via del Sale has 3 different distances, so you can choose your own distance

Certainly one of the most popular, the “Cima Pantani” is the mountain of Grand Prix “Via del Sale ” and only if you follow the course of Gran Fondo Via del Sale you may experience the same feeling as the champion Marco Pantani did.

Check for all details the official page of the Gran Fondo Via Del Sale 

  • Gran Fondo  – Via del Sale long course with an distance of 174 km
  • Medio Fondo – medium course with an distance of 118 km
  • Short Fondo – short course with an distance of 77 km (non-competitive course)
Trip Overview
Day 1
Check in
Check in at your 3* hotel in Cervia. The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary for this Gran Fondo Via del Sale tour. Evening dinner will be provided. Possibility to have maps of the area for a simple plan route training.
Day 2
Friday May 3
In the morning you have the possibility for a guided trainings ride. Stretch your legs and get used to the local roads of Emilia Romagna in preparation for the upcoming Selle Italia. After your trainings ride you can walk along the Adriatic Sea or enjoy the hotel facilities and spa. In the evening dinner will be provided and you can chat with your fellow cycling friends.
Day 3
Saturday May 4
Cervia is a tourist resort town with over 25.000 inhabitants, right on the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is located in the Emilia Romagna district. Cycling around the beautiful resort town of Cervia 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. Cervia has cycle routes for expert cyclists but also for beginners. Here you find the perfect mix of plains, hills and mountains which are great for cyclists even in the colder months. In the evening dinner will be provided. In the afternoon you can ride the pre event Time trail.
Day 4
Sunday May 5
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 very famous in Italy. There is an average of more than 4500 participants each year. There are three different courses/ lengths: Gran Fondo Via del Sale Long course 150km Medio Fondo middle course 107km Short Fondo short course 77km (non-competitive course).
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
  • The nearest airports to Cervia is Rimini airport. ‘’Federico Fellini’’ International airport is only 8km away to the city centre of Rimini. You reach Cervia from the airport very easily by train.
  • Bologna airport lies 6 km 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 4 km away from Florence. Shuttle buses leaving every 30 minutes. Florence airport is only 80 km away from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei.
Trains
  • Cervia train station is located 1 km from the center. 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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  • 4 nights in 3* hotel in Cervia
  • Accommodation in double room, half board
  • The hotel is right in in front of the bike event expo
  • Breakfast buffet (Sunday at 05.30)
  • Light buffet after daily training: cake & sweets, fruit, water and Juices
  • Free internet point and car parking
  • Safe bike deposit
  • Mechanical assistance in your area
  • Guided group for Friday and Saturday morning tour
  • Local Romagna dinner with local wine, piadina, ham and Squacquerone di Romagna
  • Cycling in groups in the days of Friday and Saturday
  • Route maps
  • Entry for the first red grid once signed up to race
  • Free chance to participate in the time trial once made entry to the race
  • Nice Goody bag
  • Non rider or easy rider programmes are available every day
  • Cycloturist programme for visiting with a low speed hinterland and tasting good
  • wine and nice food
  • Sunday a gourmet tour of 40 km for all riders companions
  • Airfares & Taxi fares
  • Carbon road bike € 150
  • Insurance

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