The Twentieth Anniversary of ‘Pina Cycling Marathon’ in 2016 took place on the birthday of Giovanni “Nani” Pinarello, founder of the famous bike company. The event was created to celebrate his 75th birthday.
Giovanni Pinarello, or “Nani” as his friends call him, was born in Catena di Villorba on the 10th July, 1922 during a difficult post-war period in Italy. He was the eighth of twelve children.
His love for two wheels and an innate gift as an indomitable fighter, led him to pursue a career in cycling. This is the ‘Eroico’ (Heroic) era in cycling: Coppi, Bartali, Bobet on white roads, on difficult, very difficult terrain. But the young Nani immediately attracted attention, winning over 60 races and at the tender age of 20 won “la Popolarissima” in Treviso, an important race in the Dilettanti circuit (a level of racing which opens doors to being a Professional).
“The Pinarello mission, in Treviso is to remind us of that 75th birthday, 20 years ago, and to build with you the future for this wonderful event”.
Friday 28th June 2019 to Monday 1st July 2019.
Your GF Pinarello challenge is on Sunday 30th June 2019.
Pinarello – arguably the epitome of Italian cycling, are based in Treviso in Northern Italy and their Gran Fondo rolls out of town just meters from their famous shop in this very beautiful and historic town centre.
The two courses for 2019 have yet to be announced but from personal experience we know that you will head north, with over 2,000 other riders, on closed roads through the Prosecco hills and vineyards with the challenges of the mighty Dolomiti beckoning you beyond. Another thing we do know is that the Italian flavour, biking history, beautiful scenery and excitement make this a truly memorable biking ‘festa’.
There are 2 distances for the Gran Fondo (This link shows you the 2018 distances which will change slightly for 2019)
£549.95 per person*
Single, non-sharing rooms are sometimes available. Please contact us for details.
PLUS – £100 per bike for safe and secure bike transportation to and from the UK, direct to your hotel.
No hidden extras.
*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
£200.00 deposit secures your place and entry.
Balance to be paid by 16th June 2019.
Plus £100 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 Treviso 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 Venice, Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
Ensure you are cleared through customs by 12:30
Coach departs at 13:00
Coach departs from the hotel at 10:30 a.m.
Please book your flight for after 13:00 a.m.
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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