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Gran Fondo Il Lombardia 2023

In Brief

Take part in the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia. We'll show you four days of the most beautiful cycling routes around Lake Como. Optimally prepared you'll be at the start, we'll take care of that! In between cycling we'll enjoy the good life in Lombardy, visit the little church on top of the Madonna di Ghisallo and of course watch the pro race. Will you join us?

Highlights:
- Starting ticket for the granfondo ll Lombardy
- Cycling tour of Lombardy around Lake Como
- Tour of Lombardy watch where Tadej Pogacar cycles
- Free shirt of the granfondo Lombardy
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October 04, 2023 / October 09, 2023
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€1.285,00 - €1.395,00

5 days
400 km
Incl. lodging

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Oct. 8, 2023. Put it in the calendar. That's when CYCLOsportive and Cycle Travel will be at the start of Gran Fondo Il Lombardia. Just as the GF Strade Bianche is linked to the pro race, this Granfondo is linked to the Tour of Lombardy for the pros. On Saturday you can shout Tadej Pogacar to his third victory and on Sunday you will ride your own autumn classic. Extend your season with a great cycling trip to Lombardy. With CYCLOsportive / Cycle Travel we are assured of start tickets and so are you!

We will show you four days of the most beautiful cycling routes around Lake Como. Optimally prepared you will be at the start. Our mechanic and masseur will take care of that! In between cycling we'll enjoy the good life in Lombardy, visit the little church on top of the Madonna di Ghisallo and of course watch the pro race. Will you join us?

The classic of the falling leaves, that's the Tour of Lombardy. Watch the pros on Saturday
watch the pros and cycle your own Tour of Lombardy on Sunday during GF Il Lombardia!

With start and finish in Cantu, participants will cycle 114 km through beautiful Lombardy. After
25 km a big pimple is on the program: Muro di Sormano. A climb of 7 km
long at 9% average (max 27%)! The last 2 km climb at an average of
16%!!! After this hell of a climb, participants are allowed to catch their breath. After 70 km
followed the second serious climb of GF Il Lombardia: Madonna del Ghisallo.With a length
of 8.5 km a 6% average (max 14%) this is a 'breeze'. After 114 km we catch the
participants again in Cantu!





Program Wednesday, Oct. 4 through Monday, Oct. 9

Want to do more or less mileage prior to the Granfondo? You can. The
bike guide will gladly go with you for an extra lap. Going out alone is also possible, just let us know and we will provide a nice route.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, Day 1:
For participants, this is the travel day to Cermenate near Lake Como.
After dinner we will inform the group about the program.

Thursday, Oct. 5, Day 2:
On Day 2, we will leave at 9:30 a.m. for a group ride. We will ride a nice 75 km ride. Depending on what time we get back, we will have lunch on the way or when
we are back from the ride.
After the ride, CYCLOsportive / Cycle Travel will pick up the start tickets for the participants
pick up in Como. There is also plenty of time to visit this city on your own. A visit to Milan is also possible.

Friday, Oct. 6, Day 3:
On Day 3, we will leave at 9:30 a.m. for a group ride.
We will ride a nice 65 km ride. Depending on what time we get back, we will have lunch along the way or when we get back from the ride. After the ride, participants can get a massage or have the mechanic take another look at your bike.

Saturday, Oct. 7, Day 4:
Day 4 is the day the pros go cycling.
We will do a short ride of ± 30 km in the morning. After that there will be plenty of time to join the pros. Will you choose a place on the Muro di Sormano? Will you post yourself at the finish line in Como? Or on the climb where perhaps the race will be decided, the Cirviglio. It's all possible.

Sunday, Oct. 8, Day 5:
Early breakfast and final preparations for the GF Il Lombardia.
On bikes we head to the start. Our hotel is 8 km from the start.

Monday, Oct. 9, Day 6:
On Oct. 8, we wish all our guests a prosperous journey back home.

What is included?
CYCLOsportive and Cycle Travel would like to unburden participants. We will pick up the start tickets for you in Como. We will bring sports nutrition (if required), a masseur will be present. The
mechanic will take care of the bike. We provide beautiful routes. Which we will bike with the bike guide and accompanied by the support vehicle. You only have to cycle, we take care of the rest!

  • Technical Support
  • Sports massages
  • Start Ticket
  • Chip time registration
  • Exclusive t-shirt designed for this trip
  • Additional supply stations during Gran fondo
  • Sports drink from Powerbar
  • Accompanying rides
  • Four overnight stays
  • Breakfast and dinner

What is not included?

  • Beverages consumed on site
  • sports nutrition (can be included, cost €35)*
  • Day license a €10,-

* CYCLOsportive uses Powerbar sports nutrition. We take bars, gels and
sports drinks (energy bar, drinking gel and isotonic drink).

Note: In order to participate in the Granfondo, participants must hold a medical certificate (not older than 1 year on the day of participation).
Participants have the possibility to be guided for 3 months through an exercise test and
training schedule. Training guidance is optional. Ask about the possibilities: gv@cyclosportive.nl.

TOUR GUIDE:
The guidance will consist of three people: a guide, masseur and mechanic. Jeroen Hop will be in overall charge of the trip and will work with the guests to connect the dots in preparation for the GF Il Lombardia.
Jelle Lugten will make sure the legs are in perfect condition every day. Jelle has extensive experience in massaging sports legs. As a true Ironman, he can also tell the guests plenty about how to prepare optimally for a tough challenge.
Emil vd Wal will be attached to the Lombardy week as mechanic.
There's nothing more irritating than a racing bike that doesn't change gears properly or produces a noise that you can't place. Of course we assume that you make sure your bike is in top condition, but for minor repairs you can contact Emil.

SUBSCRIPTIONS BY GROUP / CUSTOM REQUEST
For this trip it is possible to register your own group so that we ensure an
optimal stay. You can book both private and corporate for this package.
Do you want custom custom adjustments? Please let us know in time and we will look at the possibilities together.

Payment options
-Direct payment via Ideal, Credit Card, Bankcontact or later payment via Klarna, among others.
-On invoice / account; when choosing this option you will receive within 3 working days the
invoice with a down payment of 20% within 7 days and the
balance at least 4 weeks before the trip.
-Voucher; do you still have a voucher from a previous trip? Then pay
invoice and receive your corrected invoice within 5 working days.
-Business; would you like to book this trip for business?
Invoice/account and receive a customized invoice.



General Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions

Location: Cermenate, Gardenia FIERA (Italy)

With CYCLOsportive, we will stay at the bicycle-friendly Hotel Gardenia Fiera in the near the start. Of course, there must be good food in the evening. That will we do in the restaurant of the hotel.

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Explanation sports level

MTB:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Road bike:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Level 1: Starter-Beginner;
You are just starting out in this sport, have no experience nor background as an athlete

Level 2: Beginner-Medium;
You are just starting with this sport, however you already have experience with other sports so you start with a good basic condition. You cycle 1 or 2 times a week.

Level 3: Average;
You are a sporty person, don't shy away from a challenge, exercise at least 2 to 4 per week, you can also already make some altitude gains and ride at higher averages.

Level 4: Advanced;
You are a trained athlete, you are looking for a challenge in sports, you are active at least 3 to 5 times a week, altitude meters and a higher average are not a problem

Level 5: Advanced/Performance oriented;
You train towards goals, challenges and also leave something for it you do not mind, you are driven and several times longer sport per week are no exception, you are performance oriented

Level 6: Advanced Plus;
As a highly trained person, you want to really test yourself to your limits, you seek challenges and are also willing to live for them, exercising is a part of your daily life.

Explanation luxury level

Level 0-1.5: Tour without overnight stay.

Level 2-2.5: Cycle Travel provides an overnight stay in a 2-star accommodation.

Level 3-3.5: Tour with overnight stays in the better bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel, hostel accommodations. Overnight stays on a half-board basis are a 3.5 rating.

Level 4-4.5: Cycle Travel provides a 4-star accommodation or boutique bed & breakfast. Optional full board booking (upgrade to level 4,5 appreciation).

Level 5-5.5: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 4-star or 5-star accommodation or boutique hotel. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 5.5.

Level 6: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 5-star accommodation, boutique hotel or luxury pop-up location. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 6+ level if required.

Explanation guidance level

Our team of passionate guides is always there for you. For any type of trip, event or clinic, Cycle Travel will provide the right accompaniment. We have an excellent network of professionals.

With the ranking from 1 to 6, we indicate to what extent the guidance is provided on a trip. Interested in an upgrade? Please let us know! Then we will gladly look for a suitable solution.

Level 0-1: a self-guided tour without guidance. Cycle Travel provides the routes on GPX.

Level 2-2.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has a goody bag or contact person at the locations visited that you will receive as a traveler.

Level 3-3.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has accommodation on the basis of a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast. There is someone on site who is familiar with our clients and is personally available for you (level 3,5)

Level 4-4.5: a guided tour including routes on GPX and tour guide on the bike or in a follow car.Cycle Travel has accommodation based on a 4-star hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast. During a guided tour it is optionally possible to book a mechanic and masseur. (The valuation then amounts to 4.5)

Level 5-5.5: A fully catered vacation with a complete support team consisting of tour guide, mechanic and masseur. A follow car is provided including care on the road during the rides. Accommodation will be in luxury chalets, hotels or boutique bed & breakfasts.

Level 6: The ultimate luxury cycling vacation with top locations and carefully selected accommodations. Only the very best counts for us and you as our client! Get carried away on a next level cycling vacation.

Explanation gravity level

We roughly determine the heaviness of a trip based on a variety of circumstances. Severity can be determined by distances or by the altitude meters in distances. In addition, you experience a ride on a gravel or mountain bike already 'heavier' than a road bike ride.

Per category this is approximately what you can think of. Always discuss with us alternatives or modified routes which also influence the heaviness.

Road Bikes - Race bikesDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 170 km700-1100
Level 280 km1100-1500
Level 3100 km1500-2200
Level 4120 km2200-2800
Level 5150 km2800-3800
Hors Category175+ km3800-5500
Mountain Bike - MTBDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500
GravelDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500

Location: Cermenate, Gardenia FIERA (Italy)