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Gran Fondo Milan San Remo 2018

8th to 11th June 2017
(Event date - 10th June)

The Milan Sanremo Gran Fondo is your opportunity to ride the route of the longest one day event on the UCI calendar in June 2018. The Milan San Remo Gran Fondo follows the same route as the one undertaken by the riders of the pro peloton during the annual spring classic in March, the Milan Sanremo.
We offer 2 nights in Milan and 1 night in San Remo with airport transfers from Milan and to Nice and luggage transfer on race day included as well as guaranteed entry and our staff support.

In 2017 1100 amateur cyclists from more than 20 different took on the challenge of riding one of the longest single day classic cycling races, the Milan Sanremo Gran Fondo. This event will be in its 48th year in 2018. Riders come from various different countries including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand and of course the UK. This 294 km (182 miles) event allows every amateur cyclist to follow in the footsteps of previous winners like Arnaud Demare, Alexander Kristoff, Fabian Cancellara, Mark Cavendish, Matthew Goss, Simon Gerrans and John Degenkolb.

The date of the 2018 Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo is not confirmed yet but we think it will be Sunday June 11th. The genuine Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo organised by U.C. Sanremo covers nearly 300km from the outskirts of Milan to Sanremo, on the Corso Garibaldi. Sports Tours International gives you the opportunity to ride the full distance of this classic race along with 2 nights in Milan and 1 night in San Remo included as well as full support from our dedicated staff.

Trip Highlights:

  • Ride the longest race on the UCI Pro Calendar
  • Pinarello bike available to rent
  • Guaranteed entry to the 2018 Gran Fondo Milan San Remo
  • 2 hotel nights in Milan near the start and 1 in Sanremo near the finish
  • Airport transfers, mechanical support, additional feed and assistance points, luggage transport from Milan to San Remo

Bike Rental:

Pinarello Gan S Carbon Ultegra:
Available on our Gran Fondo Milan San Remo weekend is bike rental of a Pinarello

Available in size: 48,50,52,54,56,58 & 60
Full carbon Pinarello model in Ultegra 50 x 34, 11 x 32 gears

For specifications and size, please have a look here

About the Hotels:

Grand Hotel de Londres:
This palatial four star hotel surrounded by palm trees is in the style of a classic Italian luxury hotel.
Rooms are spacious and lavishly furnished. The hotel is extremely well located, close to the beach and surrounded by food and entertainment establishments of all kinds. An added bonus is that it is barely a kilometer from the finish line of the Gran Fondo.

Amenities include:

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Air Conditioning

★★★★ Hotel NH Milano Congress Centre:
The 4 star NH Milano Congress Centre hotel was entirely refurbished in 2015 and gives you easy access to the shops, restaurants and nightlife in Milan’s bustling Navigli area. The hotel is located in Assago, just outside the city and it is just a short walk from the Milan Assago Forum with its international concerts and shows. The city centre of Milan is only 15 minutes away by metro.

The spacious, entirely renovated rooms have a comfortable feel and all of them come with free Wi-Fi.

The Quadrifoglio restaurant serves a first-class international menu featuring plenty of irresistible Italian classics. Drinks and snacks are served in the cozy hotel bar and there’s also a well-equipped gym, which guests can use for free.

Planned itinerary for the 2018 event:

Friday June 8th, 2018 – arrival day:
We will collect you and your bike from Milan Malpensa or Milan Linate airports. We will run a minibus shuttle transfer service between the airports and the hotel at :

  • Milan Malpensa : 15.00 and 19.00
  • Milan Linate : please email us to request availability

We will stay at 10 kilometres from the location of the race start, at the 4 star hotel NH in Assago near the Milanofiori area of Milan, at just 15 minutes from the start. Plenty of time is available to assemble bikes either this afternoon or tomorrow morning, and prepare for the Gran Fondo on Sunday. This evening there is a welcome meeting to get to know each other and the other riders that are staying at our hotel.
If you have rented a bike with us, it’s available for you this evening.

You are free to make your own arrangements for the evening meal tonight. There is a restaurant at the hotel or many others within walking distance.

Saturday June 9th, 2018: Preparation day:
Today you will need to register so you can either ride over to the registration venue (10km) or take our transport. Also today you have the opportunity to visit Milan for a spot of sight-seeing or shopping and a day off the bike or it’s a chance for a gentle ride out into the countryside to the south and a stretch on the race route. This evening you can choose to eat at the hotel or at a nearby restaurant (not included) after which an early night is recommended. This evening our guide will hold a race briefing on tomorrow’s event to help you get the most out of it.

Tonight we will collect your bike boxes from you and we advise you to be as packed as possible so you can just simply bring your luggage down to reception in the morning. We will transport your bike box and luggage for you whilst you are racing tomorrow.

Sunday June 10th - 2018 Gran Fondo Milan-San Remo:
Early breakfast today. We will need to be at the start of the race for 07:00 so we will transport you and your bike the 15 minutes to the race start. We will look after your luggage and deliver it to the Hotel in Sanremo whilst you are riding.

The first 120kms of the race is on and many riders will go at full speed. After hitting the coast the peloton thins out and it is easier to stop and catch a following groupetto than to stop early on and lose the wheel of the main bunch. The wind usually heads inland and is head-on, so staying with the group for as long as possible is a good move to conserve energy. On the way we provide additional support for you at our feed stops.

At the finish there is the opportunity to take part in a finish-line party, held in the adjacent convention centre. Alternatively you can make your way directly to our hotel, the 4 star Hotel Londra on Via Roma, just under a kilometre away from the finish area. This evening dinner will be served in the hotel.

Monday June 11th departure day:
We will be running 1 transfer to Nice Airport. You should aim for afternoon or evening flights where possible to allow the transfer time back from San Remo to Nice. (approximately 40 miles, and 90 minutes). Today we offer one transfer at 07:30 for flights at 11:00 or later.

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£559 per person based on sharing a twin room (2 single beds)
£109 per person supplement for the sole occupancy of a room

What’s included:

  • Event entry and T shirt
  • Day License
  • Arrival airport transfers from Milan Malpensa to our hotel in Milan
  • Return airport transfers from San Remo to Nice airport
  • 2 nights at 4 star hotel NH in Milan
  • 1 night at 4 star hotel in San Remo
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 evening meal
  • Bike storage at the hotels
  • Luggage transfer on Gran Fondo day
  • Sports Tours staff support with additional support stops en route

Also available:

  • £175 for rental of a Pinarello Carbon Ultegra for the weekend – terms and conditions here
  • MEDICAL CERTIFICATE – It is obligatory to present a recent competitive sports medical certificate a day before the race, one that has been issued not more than 6 months prior to the event. In the case of non-compliance with this requirement, it will not be possible to take part in the race – more information on how to get 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.
  • Travel insurance – please visit our insurance page for information on our specialist sports travel insurance

Event Details:
The event does have starting grids but as the field is relatively small and the groups are likely to spread out quickly we only advise that you buy a Gold front pen entry if you are a faster rider chasing a good time and you want to ensure that you get into a fast group.


  • Grid 1: GOLD registration (maximum 200) – available at £10 supplement
  • Grid 2: Team partners and officials of the event
  • Grid 3: SILVER registration – included with your travel package

A Cycling License issued by your local Cycling Federation is a mandatory requirement. If you don’t have a license, a day license is available. This is included with your travel package.

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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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Important Information:

Day license OR UCI National Cycling Federation Card/Licence:
To take part in the Gran Fondo Milan-Sanremo you must either hold a Recognised National Cycling Federation card / licence OR take out a day licence/insurance. A day license is included with your booking

Additionally, irrelevant of the above ALL participants must have a Medical Sports Certificate which was issued within 6 months of the event, which must be presented at race registration. This should state :

  • The data of the athlete
  • The indication of the sport for which it was required the visit to the doctor: CYCLING

IMPORTANT NOTE – Day Licence must be purchased in advance, if required. This cannot be purchased at race registration.

Timing Chip
The timing service will be provided by Winning Time. If you have a Yellow Winning Time Personal Chip, please provide the number to us at time of booking. If you do not own a Yellow Winning Time Personal Chip, you can either buy (15.00 Euros) or rent (10.00 Euros) one at the bib collection in Milan. If you rent, you will be able to claim a 5.00 Euro refund when you return your chip in Sanremo.

Medical certificate:
To take part in the 2018 Gran Fondo Milan San Remo you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date. For an example copy of the kind of form have a look here, Medical certificate example cycling. Alternatively our partners offer online medical certification.

Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
For some tips on how to stay safe whilst you travel, please have a look here.

Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

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.

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 running events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.



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