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Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Gran Fondo Il Lombardia

Sunday 8 October 2023


Gran Fondo Il Lombardia

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.

2023 Gran Fondo Lombardia Weekend

Gran Fondo Il Lombardia will be back in 2023 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

Included with your weekend

  • 3 nights at hotel B&B in Como with Breakfast
  • Airport transfers from Milan Malpensa airport
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Assistance with bike building and re-packing for travel
  • Guided warm up rides
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also available

  • Gran Fondo Lombardia entry with choice of start pen from £70
  • Giant bike rental from £140 - available bikes below

Bike rental

We offer you a choice of Giant bikes from Aluminium frame with Shimano 105 to Carbon frame with Ultegra Di2.

  • Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra Di2 - £240
  • Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra - £190
  • Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame Shimano - £140

Bike will be available on arrival and our mechanics are available to fit the bike for you.

Il Lombardia 2023

Your ExperiencePrice fromDate Time Availability
Gran Fondo Il Lombardia 2023From £349.00 08/10/23 

Weekend itinerary

Friday 6 October, 2023 - Arrival day

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Como today. Our team will be available to meet you at the hotel. If you plan to fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage and your bike from Milan Malpensa airport at 11.30. The journey to Como takes approximately 1 hour. Early arrival at the hotel. A gentle 60km cycle is planned, led by our guide, Giro d'Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato. The route will include cycling along the lakeside with a small amount of climbing - a perfect ride to settle into the swing of things.

Saturday 7 October, 2023 – Pro Race day

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride that takes in the route of Il Lombardia. En-route we will watch the riders of the pro peloton as they take on the white roads. We’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon after watching the finish for you to rest and get prepared for tomorrow. Hospitality at the start and/ or at the finish or a day on the course in an official race car are available to book today at an additional cost.

Sunday 8 October – The 2023 Gran Fondo Lombardia

You were able to see how the riders of the Men’s cycling elite handled the roads yesterday. Today it’s your turn. Ride the 111km with 1700 metres of climbing of the Gran Fondo Lombardia. The main difficulties on the route are the Ghisallo and the Sormano. This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes with us.

Monday 9 October, 2023 - Departure

After breakfast we offer our optional transfer back to Milan Malpensa airport. We will depart Como at 08.00.
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