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Gran Fondo Milan San Remo 2017

9th to 12th June 2017
(Event date - 11th 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 2017. 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.

The date of the 2017 Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo is 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
  • Guaranteed entry to the 2017 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
  • Overland bike transport from the UK available for your price of mind – More information

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
Now also available: Door to Door Overland Bike Transport from the UK at £175 per bike – Book before December 31 for a 10% early booking discount, with an extra £10 off if booked alongside our travel packages.

About the Hotel:

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

Planned itinerary for the 2017 event:

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 : 11.00 and 19.00
  • Milan Linate : 15.00 only

We have decided not to stay at the official race hotel; the Hotel Ripamonti due to poor feedback from our customers last year. Instead 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.

Saturday June 10th: 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 there will be an evening meal at the hotel, after which an early night is recommended. During dinner there will be 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 briong 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 11th: 2017 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 12th:
We will be running transfers 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 2 transfers; one transfer will leave at 08:00 for flights at 12:00 or later and one transfer at 12:00 for flights at 16:00 or later.

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£589 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 or Milan Linate to our hotel in Milan
  • Return airport transfers from San Remo to Nice airport
  • 2 nights at 4 star hotel NH Milanofiori in Milan
  • 1 night at 4 star hotel in San Remo
  • 3 evening meals and 3 breakfasts
  • Bike storage at the hotels
  • Luggage transfer on Gran Fondo day
  • Sports Tours staff support with additional support stops en route

Also available:

  • 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
  • Overland bike transport from the UK available for £175 for your price of mind – More information
    – Book before January 31st for a 10% early booking discount, with an extra £10 off if booked alongside our travel packages.

Sorry, bookings for this event are now closed

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 2016 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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