di Lombardia (Tour of Lombardy) 2017
Pro race and Gran Fondo Il Lombardia
Pro race - 7th October, Gran Fondo - 8th October 2017
As Official tour operator for the 2017 Il Lombardia, Sports Tours International offer you the chance to watch Il Lombardia before riding the course yourself during the official Gran Fondo Il Lombardia which is new for 2017. Also available are fantastic hospitality options for both the start in Bergamo the finish areas at Lake Como. The final Cycling Monument of the season, the Giro di Lombardia is a must for every pro-cycle racing enthusiast
New for 2017 is the official Gran Fondo Il Lombardia which is your chance to ride the final section of the route of the Il Lombardia pro race the day after watching the professionals.
In 2016 Colombian climber Esteban Chavez outsprinted his rivals to win his first ever Monument in the final Classic and monument of cycling of the season, the Giro di Lombardia. Some of the biggest names in cycling will be targeting a winning end to the 2017 season. Il Lombardia offers that opportunity to go out with a bang. The 2017 route details will be released at a later date but we know that the race will start in Bergamo and it will finish on the shores of Lake Como.
Our weekend travel package:
Our weekend travel package takes in both the Il Lombardia pro race on the Saturday as well as the new IL Lombardia Gran Fondo on Sunday.
Airport transfer times:
We will provide airport transfers from Milan Malpensa Airport throughout the day for flights arriving before 19.00 on Friday October 6. On departure on Monday October 9, please book flights departing between 11.00 and 16.00 from Milan Malpensa airport.
If you book flights outside these times, please make your own arrangements.
★★★ Hotel Borgo Antico Como:
The Borgo Antico Hotel is located in the heart of the historical town of Como, just a short walk from its wonderful lake and the city centre. The hotel is at just a five minute walk from the Como San Giovanni station and ten minutes from the old town and lake.
The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout and all of its elegant rooms are air conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Each morning you will be served a buffet-style continental breakfast. Your bike will be securely stored in the hotel’s garage
The Borgo Antico hotel in Como is 45 minutes away from Milano Malpensa Airport.
Friday October 6th – Arrival day:
Please make arrangements to join us at our hotel in Como today or make use of our airport transfer service. We provide airport transfers from Milan Malpensa airport. We will provide airport transfers from Milan Malpensa Airport throughout the day for flights arriving before 19.00. Before you book your flights, please contact us so we can ensure that the airport transfer is available.
We are staying at the 3 star Hotel Borgo Antico in Como with breakfasts included. This evening our guides will organise a get together to talk you through the weekend’s itinerary and to introduce all members of our group.
Bikes and bike rental....
On arrival today, we will assist you with putting your bike together after travel. Your bike will be securely stored at the hotel. We also offer bike rental for the weekend and your bike will be fitted on arrival. For £165 you can rent a Pinarello Gan S Carbon bike equipped with Shimano Ultegra for the weekend – you will need to bring your own pedals.
Saturday October 7th – The 2017 Il Lombardia:
After breakfast we will head out for a supported and guided ride into the country-side surrounding Como with our bike guide including the Madonna di Ghisallo climb.
We aim to be back in Como ahead of the finish and as an additional extra, we offer hospitality in Como. More information below.
Como Giro Club finish line hospitality....
Il Lombardia sets up a limited number of areas located on course within the final portion of the stage for special access called Giro Club. Guests of the Club will arrive at the finish a little before the cyclists, and will have access to the Giro Club, reserved for the top stars and located in a privileged area near the finish line. The Club will offer snack/coffee bar service, and TV screens will broadcast the final kilometres of the race until the riders come into view. Every guest will receive the exclusive Lombardia VIP bag.
Click here for more details.
Sunday October 8th – 2017 Gran Fondo Il Lombardia:
Today is the day of the very first edition of the new Gran Fondo Il Lombardia. More details of the exact route will follow soon but the Granfondo Il Lombardia is likely to include the same climbs as it follows the final section of the same route as the Il Lombardia Spring Classic and final monument of cycling of the year which takes place the day before.
Please note that you will need a medical certificate. For an example copy of the kind of form have a look here, Medical certificate example cycling. Alternatively our partners offer online medical certification.
In the evening we will assist the riders will re-packing their bikes into their transport cases and bike boxes.
Monday October 9th:
After breakfast we will provide an airport transfer from Lake Como back to Milan Malpensa airport.
£549 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room
£139 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room
Included with your weekend travel package:
- Support from our driver and bike guide
- Return airport transfers from Milan Malpensa Airport at set times on Friday and Monday
- All in-resort transfers for you and your bike
- 3 nights at the 3 star hotel Borgo Antico in Como with all hotel taxes included
- 3 breakfasts
- Secure bike storage at the hotel
- The official 2017 Il Lombardia road book
- A guided ride on Lombardia day to watch the race
- A comprehensive travel itinerary
- A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More information
- A safe pair of hands – More information
Available as an extra:
HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
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Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
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General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page: https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports. General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Click here for the latest travel advice for Italy, and click here for useful ‘know before you go’ information also from the FCO. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.
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 running events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.