2017 was the 111th edition of the Il Lombardia. The first edition of the Tour of Lombardy was called Milan-Milan, and took place in 1905. The route of the ‘classic of the dead leaves’ has been changed many times since those early days. Milan, Bergamo, Varese, Sesto San Giovanni, Monza and Como, all those places have seen starts as well as finishes of Il Lombardia. Source: cyclingstage.com
Friday 11th October 2019 to Monday 14th October 2019.
Your Il Lombardia challenge is on Sunday 13th October 2019.
Watch the pro race on the Saturday and then conqueror the Madonna de Ghisallo, and pass the famous church dedicated to cyclists. Onwards and then tackle the infamous, merciless, Muro di Sormano, followed by the Civiglio and the San Fermo de la Battaglia in the Gran Fondo on Sunday.
The Gran Fondo starts and finishes in Como, and the ‘Wall’ of Sormano cranks up to a handle bar shaking 27%.
Our 4-star hotel is based in Lecco.
In 2017 Vincenzo Nibali, ‘The Lake Como Shark’ racing for Bahrain – Merida won the longer distance pro race in 6h 15’29”.
There are 2 distances for the Gran Fondo:
£649.95 per person*
Single Room Supplement £95.00
PLUS – £125 per bike for safe and secure bike transportation to and from the UK, direct to your hotel.This service costs £125.00 but when booked on the SAME DAY as your trip , you will get a £25.00 credit on your statement.
*Non-sharing, single room supplement additional cost depends on availability and hotel pricing. Please ask us if you want a non-sharing room and we will advise you of the cost.
*Non-riders are very welcome, please deduct £50 from the tour price
£75.00 deposit secures your place and entry.
Balance to be paid by 1st August 2019.
Plus £125 for out and back bike transportation if required.
Please take a look at our payment and cancellations Terms and Conditions.
The choices and eating-out experience in Lecco is endless and our many customers suggested that was their preferred option, so we have not included an evening meal with this trip, and have adjusted our price down accordingly.
Fly into Milan Malpensa airport (MXP) airport
Transfer timings are to be confirmed, so DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS before we get confirmation. We will email you to let you know.
Bike Transportation should you wish to use our bike transport service , in our custom built trailer, please stay on this page, and use the “Book Transport.” button. This service is available with the proviso there are 10 bookings.
Many thanks for deciding to take a trip with European Cycle Events, we really look forward to seeing you.
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