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Destination Sport Experiences are proud to be appointed as official partner of the 2022 Gran Fondo Il Lombardia. The Gran Fondo takes place on Sunday October 9th in 2022 with the professional race taking place the day before on Saturday October 8th. After winning the UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tour of Slovenia and the Tour de France, Tadej Pogačar closed his season in 2021 in style by winning Il Lombardia, the Classic of the Dead Leaves, at his first time of trying.
Over the course of the route riders will take on such legendary climbs as the Madonna del Ghisallo then the challenging Muro di Sormano and just before the finish line, the Civigilio. Here at Destination Sport Experiences, we will take care of your accommodation and entry so that while we focus on the logistics you can focus on the ride ahead.
Price From £349 per person
Why book with Destination Sport Experiences?
Italy’s Lake Como is a wonderful place to ride. With a mixture of challenging climbs and routes that run alongside sparkling lakesides and beautiful villages; the sportive complements the race of the Falling Leaves, also known as the Tour of Lombardy. Starting and ending in Cantu near Como, cyclists will experience the legendary Ghisallo in addition to the mercilessly steep Muro di Sormano – the two big climbs of the race.
Guaranteed Entry from £70
We are pleased to offer riders guaranteed entry into the Granfondo Lombardia with a choice of start pen. – Pen 1 - £90, Pen 2 - £80, Pen 3 - £70. Entries include the Italian Day License worth €10, race number with chip timing, technical jersey and official race bag.
Weekend package from £349 per person
Our weekend package includes hotel in Como on B&B basis, daily guided rides with your guide, Giro stage winner Andrea Ferrigato plus mechanic service. In addition you can also add bike rental and hospitality experiences on Pro race day.
You're in safe hands
Whether you are riding, or watching, we have an expert team on the ground to ensure your trip runs smoothly. Your package is protected by ABTA and covered by our Covid guarantee.
Gran Fondo Il Lombardia will be back in 2022 with a start and finish in Cantù near Como. You will tackle two iconic climbs, the Ghisallo and the Muro di Sormano on a unique route in an extraordinary landscape. A perfect combination of ascents, descents and steep spurts that ensures fun and enjoyment to all participants.
Warm up rides: We offer a short warm-up ride on Friday afternoon plus a longer 75km ride on Saturday to have a look at the route. Guided by Giro d'Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato.
Pre-race briefing: On Saturday night Andrea talks through the race with tips of how to ride at your best.
Mechanical support: Expert mechanics on hand all weekend or hire one of our bikes
We offer you a choice of Giant bikes from Aluminium frame with Shimano 105 to Carbon frame with Ultegra Di2.
Bike will be available on arrival and our mechanics are available to fit the bike for you.
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