When 2024

April 7


3* Hotel

Price 3* Hotel

From € 495

Bike hire

Carbon bike

Extra night

€ 95



From: 495


Gran Fondo Via del Sale 2024

Gran Fondo Via Del Sale 2024 April 4-8
Event date April 7 – 2024

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Gran Fondo Via del Sale 2024 on a road bike

The Gran Fondo Via del Sale 27th edition of this famous Gran Fondo takes place in October. The Gran Fondo Via del Sale ( previous name Selle Italia). The organizers have designed courses suitable for all cyclists. You will ride along the sea, climb 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-day with 4-night package includes the Via Del Sale inscription.

Your 3-star hotel is situated right on the seafront in Cervia, close to the harbor 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 make this event in once in your lifetime experience!

The GF Via del Sale offers 3 different distances

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.

  • Gran Fondo  – Via del Sale long course with a distance of 174km
  • Medio Fondo – medium course with a distance of 118km
  • Short Fondo – short course with a distance of 77km (non-competitive course)
Day 1
Thursday Arrival day
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
In the morning you have the possibility for a guided training ride. Stretch your legs and get used to the local roads of Emilia Romagna in preparation for the upcoming Selle Italia. After your training 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
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
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 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). Monday, May 4 Departure
Day 5
Monday - Departure
Departure day... Time to say goodbye, have a good flight back home.
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 required the visit to the doctor: CYCLING the statement of the sports doctor that THE ATHLETE, ON THE BASE OF MEDICAL CONTROL, DOES NOT HAVE CONTRAINDICATIONS


  • The nearest airport to Cervia is Rimini Airport. ‘’Federico Fellini’’ International Airport is only 8km away from the city center of Rimini.
    You reach Cervia from the airport very easily by train.
  • Bologna airport lies 6km 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 to the airport. From Florence railway station there are good connections to all kinds of cities in Italy. The airport lies only 4km away from Florence. Shuttle buses leave every 30 minutes. Florence airport is only 80km away from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei.


  • Cervia train station is located 1km from the center. Cesena railway station lies 18km away, Rimini 22km, and Ravenna 35km. Bologna railway station is an important station in the Italian railway network with excellent connections.

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  • 4 nights in a 3* hotel in Cervia
  • Accommodation in a double room, half board
  • The hotel is right 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
  • Nonrider or easy rider programs are available every day
  • Cycloturist program for visiting a low-speed hinterland and tasting good
  • wine and nice food
  • Sunday a gourmet tour of 40km for all rider companions
  • Airfares & Taxi fares
  • Carbon road bike €150
  • Insurance




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