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Nove Colli Gran Fondo 2024 - 4 Night Package - Prices from £779.00pp

Nove Colli Gran Fondo 2024 - 4 Night Package

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Gran Fondo Nove Colli

The most popular sportive in Italy, typically all entries get snapped up in minutes. Riders at the front of the race take it very seriously with the event screening live on TV. Further back, Italians and riders from all over the world tackle the 9 hills in a great atmosphere.

The Nove Colli is a tough Sportive that tackles 9 major hills/climbs. The sportive is organised by the same local cycling club who planned the first event in 1970. It is a must do event, with riders the world over flocking to Italy to take part in the 200km cycling challenge.

*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 all packages 

  • Guaranteed entry to the 2024 Gran Fondo Nove Colli
  • 4-nights at either 3* Hotel David or 4* Hotel Lungomare in Cesenatico
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Laundry service for technical clothing
  • Entry to the hotel’s wellness center
  • Secure bike storage

Optional Extras

  • Bike Rental - TBA
  • Airport transfers.
Event Includes

Included with all packages 

  • Guaranteed entry to the 2024 Gran Fondo Nove Colli
  • 4-nights at either 3* hotel David or Lungomare in Cesenatico
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Laundry service for technical clothing
  • Entry to the hotel’s wellness center
  • Secure bike storage
Your Itinerary

Thursday 16th May, 2024: Travel to Cesenatico

Please make your own arrangements to get to your hotel in Cesenatico today.

If you would like you can book airport transfers from Bologna Airport (BLQ) departing at 12.30.

Our Hotel

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 17th May, 2024: 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 18th May, 2024: 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 19th May, 2024: 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 20th May, 2024: Departure

After breakfast, it's time to check out and depart Cesenatico. 

You can take advantage of the airport transfer provided by booking on the next page - departing Cesenatico for Bologna Airport at 09.00 AM. 

Need to Know

Time limits

204 km route = 12 hours

130 km route = 7 hours 30 minutes

For the 204 km route cyclists must pass through the village of Sogliano al Rubicone before 12.15 p.m.


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)

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking the orange book now button. 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. 


We offer all our customers a payment schedule where you pay in instalments without fees. When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically. The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Travel advice

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

Medical certificate

Please note that you need a medical certificate to take part in the 2024 Gran Fondo Nove Colli. What you need to do and how to get your medical certificate is outlined here.

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.

Nove Colli Rules

The full set of rules for the 2024 Nove Colli should be read, and can be downloaded from here.


Cesenatico is a small town in the province of Forlì-Cesena, in the centre of the Romagna Riviera. It is well connected to the rest of Italy thanks to its position on the Adriatic ridge and can be reached easily by car, train or plane. In the cycling world, Cesenatico is known as the training ground of Marco Pantani and for the Gran Fondo Nove Colli. In 2020 the Giro d’Italia paid homage to the Nove Colli with Stage 12 where the riders tackled the 9 hills on a circular stage starting and finishing in Cesenatico.


Cesenatico is close to three international airports:

·       BLQ Bologna G. Marconi Airport – 80 km from Cesenatico

·       RMI Rimini F. Fellini Airport – 25 km from Cesenatico

·       FRL L. Ridolfi Airport in Forlì – 40 km from Cesenatico

Rent a car at the airport or take our airport transfer from Bologna.


Cesenatico station is on the Rimini-Ravenna railway line. From north and south: arrive at Rimini central station, served by national and high-speed trains, and then change onto a regional train for Cesenatico. More information:

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  • Hotel David

    viale Carducci 297 Cesenatico Adriatic Coast Italy 47042

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    The hotel David is the sister hotel of the Hotel Lungomare. The hotel is set on the beachfront of Villamarina di Cesenatico and it has views of the Adriatic Sea. Hotel David offers an outdoor swimming pool, a sun terrace, and free bike rental.

    All the rooms are air conditioned and have sea views, a TV, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. 

    A sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is served daily. In summer it can be enjoyed on the terrace and includes cold cuts, fruit, and pastries. The restaurant prepares both local and international dishes.

    Included with your hotel stay is a host of additional services:

    • Half Board that includes a rich buffet breakfast, post-workout buffet from 12.00h to 16.30h and dinner buffet
    • Water and Wine on draft during dinner
    • Water and soft drinks in the minibar
    • Beach towel and bathrobe available
    • Laundry service for cycling clothing
    • Entrance to the LUNGOBENESSERE wellness centre at the Lungomare
    • Large bike storage with a washing area, small repairs and a compressor
    • Free access to the outdoor heated pool
    • Free Wifi
    • Panoramic fitness room with sea view and Technogym equipment
    • Daytime and evening entertainment
    • Free use of city bikes

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Sea View Rooms

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