We are pleased to announce that we are an official UK Tour Operator for one of the most prestigious cycling events in the calendar – The Colnago Bike Festival.
Colnago is a brand that sits at the top of the cycling industry, wether you have owned one or not we all know Colnago. The festival is not just a Gran Fondo it’s a celebration of all things cycling , there’s a Randonnee , Gravel Ride and a Gran Fondo, you can ride one or all it’s up to you – there’s something for everybody. We have detailed below all the distances for the events available.
Come and join us for a fantastic 4 trip to Lake Garda for the Colnago Bike Festival. Here at European Cycle Events we go to great lengths to select quality hotels and at Lake Garda there will be no exception. In addition we will be offering our bike transport service which gives you a stress free flight and we shall be at the airport to greet you.
As mentioned the Festival offers 3 different events , by using the drop down menu below you can view what is on offer. Should you want to bring two bikes one for the Gran Fondo and one for the Gravel event that’s not a problem.
4/4/2024 > 8/4/2024
Thursday – Arrival , unpack , relax , sign on
Friday – Ride the Randonnee , or a general ride
Saturday – Gravel Event or general ride or relax before the Gran Fondo on Sunday !
Sunday – Gran Fondo
Monday – Return Home
We have 3 options , Randonee , Gravel Ride and Gran Fondo – we have put together packages for single or multi events.
Tour Cost Per Person
All prices below are per person, based on 2 people sharing a room in our selected 4 star hotel
Twin/Double as Single Occupancy if available £200.00 additional cost
Option 1 – Gran Fondo £899.95
Option 2 – Randonnee £899.95
Option 3 – Gravel Ride – Friday £899.95
Option 4 – Gravel Ride – Saturday £899.95
Option 5 – Gran Fondo & Friday Gravel & Saturday Gravel £949.95
Option 6 – Gran Fondo & Saturday Gravel £949.95
Option 7 – Gran Fondo & Friday Gravel £949.95
Option 8 – Randonnee & Saturday Gravel £949.95
Option 9 – Randonnee & Saturday Gravel &. Gran Fondo £999.95
Option 10 – Friday Gravel & Saturday Gravel £949.95
When and What do you have to pay
£200.00 deposit per person secures your place and entry
Before booking please take a look at our payment and cancellations >>> Terms and Conditions.
What is included
What’s NOT included
Long – 138km , 2010m altitude gain – this is a guide as things are slightly adjusted each year
Short – 110km , 1384m altitude gain – this is a guide as things are slightly adjusted each year
Long 200km , 2100m altitude again – this is a guide as things are slightly adjusted each year
Short 144km , 825m altitude gain – this is a guide as things are slightly adjusted each year
Gravel Rides – 2 Rides available !
Friday Ride 75.7 km with 1100m of elevation gain – this is a guide as things are slightly adjusted each year
Saturday Ride 70 km with 600m of elevation gain – this is a guide as things are slightly adjusted each year
Short Course – 110km , 1384m altitude gain – this is a guide as things are slightly adjusted each year
CIMA COSTE – MEDIUM course at km 70.9 (44.31 miles)
Long Course – 138km , 2010m altitude gain
1° CAPOVALLE at km 66,30 (41,43 miles)
2° CIMA COSTE – LONG course, at km 107,60 (67.25 miles)
3rd timed climb Preseglie
4th timed climb Coste S.Eusebio
The Randonnee offers two distances and is a very laid back event , it’s probably best classified as an endurance event , with finishing position and times not being the key issue.
200km – 2100m elevation with refreshment stops en-route with control points to pass through the start and finish is at DESENZANO DEL GARDA
144km – 825m elevation with refreshment stops en-route with control points to pass through the start and finish is at DESENZANO DEL GARDA
Gravel riding is becoming more popular , it maybe fair to say the fastest growing area in Cycling.
The Colnago Garda Gravel experience is one of a kind. To make the weekend enjoyable and relaxing, the three routes start and finish from Piazza Matteotti, on the lakefront of Desenzano del Garda, with the chance of cycling one day, two or all three. The three routes will cross unique locations and panoramas, where history and nature merge into three itineraries close to each other but at the same time with completely different landscapes and totally unique and spectacular features.
Friday 5th April: Terra del Garda – departure along the Cesare Battisti Lake at 9.30. 75,7 km with 1100 m of elevation gain – possibility of covering a shorter itinerary of 49 km per 500 m
Saturday 6th April: Sentieri della Battaglia – departure along the lake Cesare Battisti at 9.30. 70 km with 600 m of elevation gain – possibility of covering a shorter itinerary of 48 km per 350 m
In Bound :- Fly into Milan Malpensa , be cleared by Customs asap , the coach leaves @ 13:30
Out Bound :- The coach leaves the Hotel at 10:30 – please factor in a 2 hour coach trip when booking your return flight
You will required top complete a medical certificate signed by your doctor which covers the date of the event. We will email you a copy of this and it is to be returned to us ASAP.
In addition you will require a British Cycling Licence , if you do not have one the a 10 Euro charge will need to be paid on the day.
Your deposit payment, which secures your place on your trip, is taken via Stripe Online Payments
Any subsequent payments due for your trip are to be made via Stripe Online Payments
Our terms and conditions can be found here.
To be confirmed
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