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This trip is Hosted allowing you to relax and enjoy the event.
This trip is ideal for Seasoned Cyclists. It is a great sportive set against a spectacular backdrop.
British Cycling say: Pace yourself. The riding is tough so don’t go too hard too quickly. Check out our advice on pacing a sportive.

Tailor-Made Experiences

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.

from £895.00 per person


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Situated on the stunning Lake Garda, this is arguably the most beautiful sportive you can ride. Take on the short route of just 62km, the medio route of 110km or the long 145km ride. Enjoy the spectacular scenery, the passion of the Italian tifosi and the crystal blue water of Lake Garda.
DAY 1Thu 05/04/2018 - Arrival

Arrive in Milan or Verona and LoveVelo will provide a private transfer to the Palace Hotel. Our team will be in place to welcome you at the hotel and assist you with your bike or make adjustments...Show More

DAY 2Fri 06/04/2018 - Ride along Lake Garda

There is plenty of time after breakfast to stroll through the pretty town of Desenzano and for the first time have a wonder around the Colnago Festival. A super place to see first hand exhibitors...Show More

DAY 3Sat 07/04/2018 - Visit the Colnago museum

As an official partner of the Granfondo we are very exciting to offer clients a unique insight in to the world of one of Italy's most famous brands. After breakfast you will be transferred to Cam...Show More

DAY 4Sun 08/04/2018 - Grandfondo Colnago

Our team will be on hand to make any last minute bike adjustments before we cycle the short distance to start line of the Granfondo. An epic 100km plus awaits over 3000 riders all looking forward...Show More


If there is a more stunnign area to ride than one of the Italian lakes, then we haven't found it. Your hotel is on the calm waters of the lake and your riding will take you up climbs offering spectacular views across both the lake and the mountains. 


The Granfondo Colnago takes place in April when the weather is usually cool and crisp. Take a shell jacket for the early morning rides.


Your stay will be at the elegant 4* Palace hotel Desenzano, situated on Lake Garda, between Desenzano and Sirmione. We can add on extra nights or upgrade your room or offer single occupancy, subject to availability. Just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry.  
The package includes two guided and supported rides.
The race is expertly organised with full medical assistance on the route.   
We will provide transfers to the hotel from both Milan and Verona airports. 
Your stay will be half board but we can upgrade this to full board on request. Just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry. 
Travel to Italy is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.  
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. Please note that sportives can often be classed as races by insurers and so you need to ensure you are covered to race. The insurance should also as a minimum cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.