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This trip is Hosted allowing you to relax and concentrate on the sportive.
This trip is ideal for Seasoned Cyclists. This is a great sportive through Emilia Romagna.
British Cycling say: Pace yourself. 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 £695.00 per person


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From humble beginnings in 1970, the Nove Colli has grown to become one of the most popular Italian sportives on the calendar with over 10,000 riders. Starting in Cesenatico on the shores of the Adriatic, you can race the 200km full distance route across the 9 hills, or take on the less extreme 132km distance. Both routes are held on closed roads so you can enjoy your ride through the spectacular Emilia Romagna countryside.
DAY 1Fri 18/05/2018 - Arrival

Love Velo will meet you at Bologna airport and take you to our hotel in Cesenatico. We will get settled in the hotel and head out for dinner and give you an introduction to the weekend ahead.

DAY 2Sat 19/05/2018 - Registration

Today is a day to relax or spin the legs in anticipation of race day tomorrow. There will be time in the afternoon to visit the race village and the rest of the afternoon will be free to relax on the beach. We will provide a course and race briefing this evening before a meal worthy of tomorrow's race!

DAY 3Sun 20/05/2018 - Race Day

Today is race day. The hotel will serve an early breakfast suitable for a day on the bike. We will then ride to the race start before you take on the day's challenge. After a tough and hopefully enjoyable race, we'€™ll be waiting for you at the finish to celebrate a fabulous achievement. Tonight we will head into town for a glass of red and share each other's experiences of the nine hills.

DAY 4Mon 21/05/2018 - Departure

We will take you to Bologna airport for your flight home.


Located on the Adriatic coast, Cesenatico is a wonderful place to relax before and after the Nove Colli. With sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see and great local restaurants, you will love your time in Emilia-Romagna. 


May is a great time to ride the Nove Colli from Cesenatico. Temperatures are usually around the mid 20s with a low chance of rain, making the race extremely pleasurable.


Your accommodation will be in a 4* hotel in Cesenatico, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.
You will be met and collected at Bologna airport before being whisked away to the hotel in Cesenatico. On you final day, you will be taken back to the airport. 
Your trip will be bed and breakfast but we can upgrade you to half board if you prefer. Please just let our cycling experience team know when you enquire. 
Race entry to the Nove Colli is guaranteed.
We will provide you with a GPX route of the Nove Colli's 2 routes for you to download to your GPS enabled device. 
Travel to Bologna 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.  
We can organise bike hire for you if you don't want to bring your bike to Italy. Just ask one of our cycling experience when you enquire.