Thursday 18th May, 2023: Travel to Cesenatico
Please make your own arrangements to get to your hotel in Cesenatico today.
If you would like us to arrange airport transfers from Bologna Airport (BLQ), contact us for a quote.
We are staying at the Hotel David. The hotel is located within minutes of the start and the finish in Cesenatico and is booked on a Half Board basis, with breakfasts and evening meals included as well as post-ride buffets. You will also have free access to the following:
· Access to the Spa and Wellness centre
· Laundry service for cycling kit
· Secure bike store with video surveillance and tools and bike wash
· Gym access
What about my bike?
Your bike can be safely stored over the weekend in the hotel.
This afternoon and early evening, is free for you to build your bike before enjoying an evening meal at the hotel. If you plan on arriving late, please make alternative arrangements for your evening meal.
Friday 19th May, 2023: Guided Ride
This morning enjoy your breakfast in the hotel.
If you haven't alredy built your bike, then this morning is a good opportunity to do that, before heading out for a spin to make sure everything is in working order.
Once you return to the hotel, you will be treated to a buffet after which the afternoon is free for you to relax - we recommend visiting the Marco Pantani museum.
A meal will be available at the hotel in the evening.
Saturday 20th May, 2023: Preparation Day
After breakfast and any final bike adjustments, we recommend a short spin to keep your legs moving, but nothing too strenuous the day before the sportive.
Registration & Expo
Today you need to visit the expo to collect your race bib and pack, it is just a short ride from our hotels, which we suggest you do whilst taking your morning ride.
This evening enjoy a meal at your hotel in preparation for tomorrows big day...
Sunday 21st May, 2023: The Gran Fondo Nove Colli
Today is the day! There's an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurants.
Getting to the start
It’s just a short roll out from each of our hotels to the start line. Please make your own way to the start this morning, based on your own start time.
The pens are open from 06:00, ready for a 07:00 start. Participants are expected to complete the race any time from 13:00 (for those on the shorter route) and 21:00.
There will be an evening meal at the hotel tonight, where you can share tales of your exploits with the other riders that are sure to be staying at the hotel
Monday 22nd May, 2023: Departure
After breakfast, it's time to check out and depart Cesenatico.