|After meeting at Rome airport or nearby hotel, we will transfer by van to Cesenatico.
During our ride, we will have a couple of stops at some very interesting town on our way.
Upon arrival to Cesenatico, we will check-in at our hotel, have a debrief for the Nove Colli package and dinner
HOTEL: Hotel Lungomare
Today we will start our ride with a pleasant ride towards the hills, after leaving Cesenatico we will climb up to Castello di Sorrivoli, a very scenic place.
The countryside of this region is a big contrast with the coastal part, here is all about small roads, and very quiet hill towns…expect a few stops for coffee!
We plan to get back to our hotel early, have lunch and in the afternoon we will travel by van to the city of Ravenna.
Ravenna: This amazing town has a good number of attractions to visit, especially the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia with its incredible mosaics. This is a UNESCO town, so what better to make the most of our visit with a local guide!
Today we will dedicate our day to discover a few things about Marco Pantani, an Italian cycling legend, born in nearby Cesena and died in Rimini in very tragic circumstances.
First, we will ride on his preferred training roads, including the steep climb up to Monte Carpegna, then later on we will visit his museum in Cesenatico.
In the morning we will have a short transfer before we start our ride up to San Leo, followed by the Serra San Marco. From there a nice descent will take us to the small town of Carpegna, where one of Marco’s favorite climbs start: Monte Carpegna. This climb is full of Pantani’s memorabilia on the road and at the summit, a good excuse to have shortstops of the way up.
We will finish our ride in Novafeltria and transfer back to our hotel.
In the afternoon we will visit the Spazio Pantani in Cesenatico, where we can see his bikes, cycling gear, trophies…definitely a place worth a visit.
Today is all about getting prepared for our participation in tomorrow’s GF Nove Colli.
A short ride to Rimini following the coast should be enough to keep our legs fresh, Rimini’s well worth a coffee and pasticceria ride this morning.
In the afternoon we will visit the GF Nove Colli Expo, and collect our chips and the race pack that the organizers provide.
Rest of the day free and early dinner.
RIDE INFO: Short morning ride along the Adriatic coast.
30 to 40km with coffee stops! time to relax before tomorrow’s Nove Colli.
CLIMBS: a few speed bumps on the road.
HOTEL: Hotel Lungomare
At SFIDA Cycling, we love doing our week to ten days long trips on challenging roads, but we also like to share important cycling events like the Gran Fondo Nove Colli with our clients.
The 50th edition of this amazing event has two Parcours:
Gran Fondo long route 205 km and 3,840m of climbing. Route details.
Gran Fondo short route 132 km and 1,870m of climbing. Route details.
HOTEL: Hotel Lungomare
After breakfast transfer by van to Rome airport (FCO) or check with us for other drop off places.
TWIN room: $2,800 AUD
SINGLE Supplement: $450 AUD
Rental bike: $400 AUD
- If you just did the SFIDA Italia Centro with us, you will keep your rental bike at no extra cost.
$1000 AUD when making the booking. Balance to be paid 30 days before the trip starts.
5 nights accommodation 4 Stars
5 dinners, including wine.
Food and energy products will be provided by the organization during the GF Nove Colli.
Entry to the GF Nove Colli 50th edition on one of the following routes:
Gran Fondo route: 205km and 3,870m of climbing.
Sportive route: 132km and 1,870m of climbing.
Hotel extras: mini-bar, spa, massage.
Tips for the staff.
Medical certificate to participate in the GF Nove Colli.
We will have ride leaders and at least one mechanic on our trip.
Our staff/client ratio is 1:4 staff.
Our passenger vans come fully equipped with all necessary to give the best support during the rides.
We carry gels, energy bars, powder mix, water, fruit, riding food, tools, pumps, spare tubes, and tires to make sure our first-class support helps you through the trip.
Professional first aid kit.
During the GF Nove Colli, you will ride at your own pace. We will set up a meeting point at the end of the ride, otherwise head straight to our hotel nearby.
30 days before the trip starts – the return of deposit less $300 AUD cancellation fee.
Less than 30 days before the trip starts – no amount will be refunded. We will, however, try to credit as much as possible towards a future trip. This depends on the amount that we can get back from the hotels and other costs that we have already incurred in the trip preparation.
COVID-19 CANCELLATION POLICY:
If SFIDA Cycling must cancel the trip for Covid-19 reasons, a full refund of any money paid towards the trip.
If our client must cancel their assistance to any SFIDA Cycling trip for Covid-19 related issues, a full refund of any money paid towards the trip.