Location: Verona, Italy
Length: 4 days
Dates: June 9 - 12
Cost: Contact Garda Bike Hotel for a personalized offer
Company: Garda Bike Hotel
The 11th edition of The Grandfondo Alè La Merckx, this one is the most beautiful yet! You can opt for timed or not for this grandfondo. This ride is more than a route, that's only one of the days, but the other days include the Eddy Merckx festival with food, music and activities and events geared all round the grand ride! The dates include when the to festival happens but feel free to extend your stay!
The Garda Bike Hotel provides:
Their "BICI LOVE" (an all Inclusive Cycling Holiday Package w/ daily guided tours)
Full cycling kit by Alè
Entry to the Granfondo Alè La Merckx
A starting position in the VIP corral (for bookings booked by June 11, 2016)
Dinner at a special winery
Technical recovery service and support during the ride
Picture Package during the Granfondo
Transfer to and from the Verona airport
Friday June 9th
You will cycle from Fumane Valpolicella to Lessinia, you will ride over the plateau of Lessini (over 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres)). You'll see a vast variety of natural species, as well as historical sites of immeasurable value. In the evening, you will have a special dinner in a unique winery!
Saturday June 10th
A highlight of the week, you will leave from the hotel (by van or by bike) to the starting point of the race in Verona. After cycling with The Eddy Merckx, his domestiques, friends & current champions, you'll enjoy lunch in a famous risotto tastasal!
Sunday June 11th: Grandfondo race day!
This is the day of the Grandfondo Alè La Merckx!
After a healthy, hearty breakfast you'll depart for Verona, where you will be apart of one of the most beautiful Grandfondos Italy has to offer!
Monday June 12th
The infamous Recovery Day: an easy ride to Borghetto, or the "Little Venice", which is known as one of the most romantic villages in the area!