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Gran Fondo Il Lombardia 2024

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Sportive Breaks are proud to be appointed as an official partner of the 2024 Gran Fondo Lombardia. The Gran Fondo takes place on Sunday, October 13th 2024 with the professional race taking place the day before on Saturday, October 12th.

Your guide for the weekend is Giro d'Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato so you're in very good company for the weekend. We offer everything to give you a good experience with a hotel for 3 nights in Como plus a full weekend itinerary. We have left some services optional so you can choose what you require and you don't pay for anything that you won't need.

Gran Fondo Il Lombardia will be back in 2024 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 ensures fun and enjoyment for all participants. Ride Like a Hero!

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 and of course the pro race.

Pre-race briefing: On Saturday night Andrea will talk through the race with tips on how to ride at your best.

Mechanical support: Expert mechanics on hand all weekend or hire one of our bikes.

*Please note* If you are taking part in a running or cycling event in Italy or France, you will be required to produce a valid medical certificate in order to collect your race number. What you need to do and how to get your medical certificate is outlined here.

Included with your weekend:

  • 3 nights at hotel B&B in Como
  • Ride with Giro d’Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Breakfasts
  • Detailed Itinerary

Also available

  • Group airport transfers from Milan Malpensa at set times
  • Private airport transfers from all Milan airports (for more info please contact us)
  • Bike rental (for more info please contact us)
  • Guaranteed entry for the Gran Fondo Lombardia

Included with all our entries

  • Italian Day License worth €10
  • Race number with chip timing
  • Castelli GF Lombardia technical jersey
  • Official race bag
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Medical assistance during the race
  • Feed stations
  • Broom wagon service
Your Itinerary

Friday 11 October, 2024: Travel to Como

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 group airport transfers for you, your luggage, and your bike from Milan Malpensa airport at 11.30 today.

If you arrive at any other times, we also offer private airport transfers from all Milan airports (Linate, Malpensa, Orio al Serio) at a supplement. The journey to Como takes approximately 1hr to 90 minutes. For more info please contact us).

Our hotel

We are staying at the Hotel B&B in Como. This is a basic but comfortable hotel with restaurants nearby. Your stay will be for 3 nights and will be on a bed-and-breakfast basis. You will have an early breakfast on Gran Fondo Day.

We offer both standard and superior rooms. Please be aware that our standard rooms are windowless.

For the evening meals, we suggest eating as a group at two restaurants nearby where hotel guests get a 10% discount. Il Birrificio di Como -, or Pizza Garage -

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend.

Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Guided ride

A gentle 60km cycle is available this afternoon led by our local bike guides. We will follow a lakeside route which is mainly flat to get you settled into things.

This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you.

Saturday 12 October, 2024: Pro Race day

After breakfast, we will take you on a supported, guided ride that takes 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 race 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 13 October 2024: The 2024 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.

We will drive you to the start in Cantu and you can cycle the short distance from the finish back to the hotel.

Race details:


TOTAL KM – 111,2 KM



START TIME: 07.30 am

TIMEKEEPING: Gran Fondo Il Lombardia uses the Official Timer MySDAM with a technology based on the use of “chips”. Every participant must have a valid personal chip or a one-day chip for hire. Information and use conditions about the chips are posted on the MySDAM website. The absence or the incorrect use of the chip will prevent the entrant from being part of the classification and from having his/her race time.

FEEDING ZONES: 2 along the route

TIME LIMIT: 7 hours – by 02.30 P.M.

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 14 October, 2024: Departure

After breakfast, we offer our optional transfer back to Milan Malpensa airport. We will depart Como at 08.00 for flights that depart after 1100am. (transfer available at £100pp return)

Need to Know

IMPORTANT INFORMATION : our Standard Single rooms are windowless rooms - you can view the rooms here

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Italy’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Medical certificate

Please note you need a medical certificate to take part in the Gran Fondo Lombardia. What you need to do and how to get your medical certificate is outlined here.


PARTICIPATION: Gran Fondo Il Lombardia is open to: all the F.C.I. members and the Sport Promotion Bodies members that have signed the convention with F.C.I for the year 2021* aged 19 on the race day and up to 70 years old with a sport-medical certificate attesting the health conditions to practice competitive cycling and foreign amateur racing cyclists with their Federation regular 2021 membership card and the SPORT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE in the English language (CYCLING ONLY), click here to download it.

to all the amateur racing cyclists. For those who do not have a membership card, a € 10,00 one-day F.C.I. card will be issued. It covers the insurance for ‘third-party liability’ during the Event. For this card to be issued the participants need to SUBMIT THE SPORT-MEDICAL CERTIFICATE (ONLY in the English language and only for Cycling) together with the ETHICAL STATEMENT, click here to download it.

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in Italy. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.


How to reach Como

By Plane


BY CAR: Take SS671 at Bergamo. Follow A4/E64, A52, SP35 in direction Strada Provinciale ex Strada Statale 35 dei Giovi a Cermenate. Drive in direction Corso Europa/SP34 in Cantù.

BY TRAIN OR BUS: Take the orioshuttle to Milan Central Station. Once in Central Station take M2 (green line) in direction Abbiategrasso until Garibaldi FS. From Garibaldi take the train S11 to Chiasso until Carimate. At Carimate Station take bus C82 to Carimate – V. Seveso – V. Stazione until Cantù – Piazzale CAI. Once there continue 700m walking until Corso Europa 17.


BY CAR:  Take SS36 direction Aeroporto/A9/Como/Chiasso/Milano/Varese/Gravellona T./Busto Arsizio. Take SS36 and A36 in direction Strada Provinciale ex Strata Statale 35 dei Giovi a Cermenate and continue until Corso Europa 17.

BY TRAIN OR BUS: Take the train from Malpensa to Milano Cadorna until Saronno. Then from Saronno to Direction Como Lago until Lomazzo. From Lomazzo take the bus to Cantù until Piazza Cai – Autostazione. By walking (8min.) towards Corso Europa 17.

By Train or Bus


From Cadorna Station take the train to Camnago Lentate until Cesano Maderno. Walk 1 minuti to reach the bus station in Via Santo Stefano and take the line Z150  to Cantù – Piazzale Cai – Autostazione until the end of the line. Walk 8 min. towards Corso Europa 17.


From Bergamo’s Bus Station take the bus line Z301 to Sesto F.S. until Sesto S. Giovanni – piazza I° Maggio. From Sesto San Giovanni Station take the S11 train to Como S. Giovanni until Cantù-Cermenate. From the bus stop of Cantù-Cermenate take line C84 until Cantù in Viale Madonna. Continue for 1,8km towards Corso Europa 17.

By Car

From Milan, take the highway following for Milano -Meda -Lentate/SP35. Take Strada Provinciale ex Strada Statale 35 dei Giovi at Cermenate. Drive in direction Corso Europa 17 in Cantù.

From Bergamo take A4/E64 da SS42, towards Highway and junction Highway. Follow A4/E64, A52 and SP in direction Strada Provinciale ex Strada Statale 35 dei Giovi a Cermenate. Take the exit SS35 to Como and continue until Corso Europa 17.

From Pavia taking the A53 and the exit A7/E62, E35, A9 and A36 in direction Strada Provinciale ex Strada Statale 35 dei Giovi at  Cermenate. Keep the right at the crossroads, follow the directions for SS35 dei Giovi/Lentate and take A36, then take the exit to SP35 and follow to Corso Europa 17.

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  • B&B Hotel Como

    Via Pasquale Paoli, 21 Como Lombardy 22100

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    B&B Hotel Como is a stone’s throw away from one of the most famous and beautiful lakes in Italy. Situated just a short stroll from Como city centre with its traditional cafes and restaurants. Visitor highlights include the Porta Torre & Piazza San Fedele.

    All Rooms come with FREE high-speed Wifi, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, smart TV with Sky, and a comfortable memory foam mattress. There's also a safe to store your valuables and a hairdryer.

    Breakfast – Italian style provides sweet and savoury products, with gluten-free options available.There’s also a B&B shop offering a wide selection of fresh beverages and snacks.

    Secure bike storage available at the hotel.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION : our Standard Single rooms are windowless rooms - you can view the rooms here

    Getting there:

    B&B Hotel Como is 2 kilometers from the exit of the A9 motoway - FREE parking onsite

    4.1 km from the Como San Giovanni train station.

    Reception open:    7:00 - 23:00 

    Check-in from:     14:00

    Check-out until.    12:00

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • On-site Parking
    • On-site Catering

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