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Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo 2023

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Milan Sanremo is one of the 5 Monuments of Cycling and is also the longest one day event of the entire calendar. The Granfondo MILAN – SANREMO cicloturistica covers the same route as the famous Spring Classic.

51st edition in 2023

Join Andrea and his team for the Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo weekend. Stay with us in Milan for 2 nights and Sanremo for 1 night. Your weekend includes all support from our team. Guaranteed entry in Pen 2, airport transfers, luggage transport from Milan to Sanremo, private feed stations, hotels on half board basis are all included. 

This is one of the longest one day amateur cycling events in the world, with a distance of about 299 km from the outskirts of Milan, crossing the Lombardy and Piedmont Plains, proceeding to the ascent of the Turchino and arriving finally at the Ligurian Riviera. From Genoa the route follows the coast of the Ligurian sea right to the finish line, which can only be conquered by venturing up the legendary climbs of the Cipressa and the Poggio of Sanremo.

The MILAN – SANREMO cicloturistica began in 1970 on the initiative of the Unione Cicloturistica Sanremo, and they have organised it ever since without a break, making it into the most famous cicloturistica event in Italy.

The last editions welcomed in all about 2,000 athletes coming from all over Europe, with the participation also of athletes from countries as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Brazil, the United States and Canada.

The route

The Gran Fondo Milan – SanRemo cicloturistica covers the close to 300 km that separate Milan from SanRemo, re-tracing the same roads as the Spring Classicissima.

Compared to professional race, the starting point has been changed from the Castello Sforzesco in Milan to the south of the city. This is to avoid the traffic of the Lombardy capital. The finish is in Lungomare Salvo d’Acquisto in Sanremo. The rest of the route is absolutely faithful to the one followed by the professionals.

This is your opportunity to ride the route of the longest one day event on the UCI calendar. Stay 2 nights in Milan and 1 night in Sanremo. Airport transfers from Milan Malpensa and to Nice are included as well as your entry and the services of our local team led by Giro d'Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato. On race day, you ride whilst we offer private feed stations plus we transport your luggage to Sanremo.

Weekend Highlights

Ride with a Giro d’Italia Stage Winner: Your lead guide for this Gran Fondo is Andrea Ferrigato, Giro d’Italia stage winner and our head guide in Italy. His local knowledge and wealth of experience will make your trip with us

Guided warm up ride: Daily warm up rides taking in the beautiful Lombardia region led by our ride guides with support van.

Mechanical support: On hand all weekend, our expert mechanics are there to make sure your bike is in perfect nick. Or hire one of our rental bikes.

Post ride social: This is a small group cycling break. We eat breakfasts & dinners together and have some celebratory beers after the sportive.

Included with all packages:

  • 2 nights in Milan and 1 night in Sanremo
  • Transfer from Milan Malpensa Airport and to Nice on return
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Secure bike storage
  • Guided Warm Up Ride
  • Luggage transport from Milan to Sanremo
  • Private feed stations on Gran Fondo day
  • Mechanic Available all weekend
  • Guaranteed entry to the 2023 Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo including €20 day license
  • 2023 Gran Fondo Milan San Remo official jersey made by Ale (not included for non riders or riders who have their own entry)

Also available

  • Bike Rental Available from £140
  • Upgrade to Gold (Front pen) entry at £20
  • Non-rider reduction of £200
  • Own Entry reduction of £100
  • The official Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo Race jersey

The official race jersey is made by Ale Cycling. The reputed brand from Verona makes the cycling kit for WorldTour Team BikeExchange-Jayco for both the men’s and women’s squads. Ale Size Chart

Your Itinerary

Friday 2 June, 2023: Travel to Milan

Please make your own arrangements to meet us in Milan or meet us at Milan Malpensa Airport.  We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage.

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.

Our Hotel

We are staying at Ibis Hotel Milano Est Settala in Milan. Our hotel is located within minutes of the start of the Gran Fondo. The hotel is booked on a Half Board basis, with breakfasts and evening meals included. 

Late afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

Saturday 3rd June, 2023: Warm up ride

After breakfast and any final bike adjustments, we will take you on a supported, guided ride. A short coffee spin has been organised to keep your legs moving, but nothing too strenuous the day before the sportive.

Registration & Expo

Race pack collection and preparation for the Gran Fondo. The expo is just a short ride away from our hotel. This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you.

Race Briefing

This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through GF Milan Sanremo race day logistics and of course the route. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

Sunday 4th June, 2023: The Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo

299km with 2000m of climbing

The Gran Fondo Milan – Sanremo cicloturistica covers the 299km that separate Milan from Sanremo, re-tracing the same roads as the Spring Classicissima. There are a couple of slight differences at the start and the finish. The starting point has been changed from the Castello Sforzesco in Milan to the south of the city, in Pieve Emanuele in order to avoid the traffic of the Lombardy capital, and the arrival is in Lungomare Salvo d’Acquisto in Sanremo rather than on the Corsa Roma. The rest of the route is absolutely faithful to that followed by the professionals.

Check out the route here

The Granfondo Milan – Sanremo cicloturistica follows the same routes of the Classicissima of the centennial, with the legendary climbs of Turchino, Cipressa, and Poggio that have given this event its mythical status.

PASSO DEL TURCHINO - 3.2km, 373m of climbing with an average gradient of 1.4% and a max gradient of 6%

CAPO MELE - 2.5km, 104m of climbing with an average gradient of 5.2% and a max gradient of 6%

CAPO CERVO - 2.5km, 110m of climbing with an average gradient of 4.1% and a max gradient of 5%

CAPO BERTA - 3km, 128m of climbing with an average gradient of 4.3% and a max gradient of 8%

CIPRESSA - 5.6km, 226m of climbing with an average gradient of 4.1% and a max gradient of 7%

POGGIO DI SANREMO - 3.7km, 137m of climbing with an average gradient of 3.5% and a max gradient of 6%

Download GPX file hereOpenRunner

Timetable here > Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo time schedule

Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurant. Please have your luggage ready in reception today as we’re transporting all your belongings to Sanremo whilst you ride.

Getting to the start

It’s just a short 13km ride from our hotel to the start line. Our staff will be on hand this morning if you have any last-minute mechanical issues, and to give you directions to the start line.

Private feed stops and the finish

We offer 2 private feed and support stations on the route with real food as you will miss out on lunch today. At the finish we will guide you over to our hotel in Sanremo.

Post Ride

In Sanremo you can have the post-ride pasta buffet. We are there to meet you and to guide you to the hotel. We’ll meet you for post ride beers at the hotels from 17.00.

We will have an evening meal together at the hotel this evening, where you can share tales of your exploits. We’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes for travel tomorrow.

Monday 5th June, 2023: Departure

We will run one airport transfer to Nice Airport today. We will leave Sanremo at 08.00 and we’ll arrive at the airport at 09.00 for flights departing after 11.30.

If you book a flight at any other time, please contact us directly to discuss private transfer options. We can offer airport transfers to other airports depending on how many people are departing at the same time.

Need to Know

What do you need for registration?

A voucher confirming registration that can be downloaded from the personal area of the registration website

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 Milan Sanremo. You also need to sign the ethical declaration. Both need to be uploaded to the event’s registration platform ahead of collecting your entry in Milan.


The race is open to all male or female riders that are at least 17 years old. Participation is subject to provision of a medical certificate: a certificate of fitness to practice competitive cycling (certificates for other types of sports such as triathlon, duathlon, athletics, etc. are not valid)

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.



Milan is close to these international airports:

  • Milan Bergamo (BGY) Airport
  • Milan Linate (LIN)
  • Milan Malpensa (MXP)

Sanremo is closest to Nice Cote d’Azur airport


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