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Gran Fondo Milan San Remo 2017

2nd to 5th June 2017

The date of the 2017 Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo is expected to be Sunday June 4th. Please note that this date is not yet 100% confirmed and if you book we will apply your booking to the correct dates if different from the above.

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 that undertaken by the professional cyclists during the annual spring classic in March, the Milan Sanremo. We offer 2 nights in Milan and 1 night in Sanremo with airport transfers from Milan and to Nice and luggage transfer on race day included as well as guaranteed entry and staff support.

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. In 2016 there was a landslide which also disrupted the 2016 Milan Sanremo pro race in March. Due to this the Col de Turchino was left out of the 2016 route.

Sports Tours International gives you the opportunity to ride the full distance of this this classic race along with 2 nights in Milan and 1 night in Sanremo included as well as full support from our dedicated staff to make sure that you get the absolute best time you possibly can.

Trip Highlights:

  • Guaranteed entry to the Gran Fondo included
  • 2 hotel nights in Milan near the start and 1 in Sanremo near the finish
  • Airport transfers and luggage transport included

This is the longest amateur cycling event in the world, with a distance of about 296 km from the outskirts of Milan, crossing the Lombardy and Piedmont Plains, proceeding to the ascent of the Turchino and arriving finally at the Ligurian Riviera. From Genoa the route follows the coast of the Ligurian sea right to the finish line, which can only be conquered by venturing up the legendary climbs of the Cipressa and the Poggio of San Remo.


Ata Hotel Riapamonti:
The Atahotel Ripamonti is a four star Hotel & Residence set in the peace of the countryside of the Milan South Park (Parco Sud), only a 15 minutes drive from down-town Milan.
The hotel is also conveniently placed for the Gran Fondo registration and start.

  • Spacious, well-lit apartments with terraces
  • Adjustable air conditioning
  • Free WiFi in the hall
  • Comfortable 100 x 200 bed frames
  • In-Room Utilities
  • Possibility to host guest on sofa bed
  • Functional furnishings
  • Room laundry service

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:

Please note that the date of the 2017 Milan Sanremo Gran Fondo is not yet confirmed. If you book now your booking will applied to the correct dates.

Friday June 2nd:
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

You will be staying at our hotel close to the race start so you can prepare for the race together with other riders from all over the world who have come to ride the Gran Fondo. The hotel is conveniently placed for the event’s registration and for 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 3rd:
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 a buffet style evening party 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.

Sunday June 4th: 2017 Gran Fondo Milan-San Remo
Early breakfast today. We will need to be at the start of the race for 07:00. 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.
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 5th:
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 Sanremo 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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£570 per person based on sharing a twin room
£99 per person supplement for the sole occupancy of a room.

What’s included:

  • Event entry and T shirt
  • Airport transfers from Milan Malpensa or Milan Linate and back to Nice Airport
  • 2 nights in Milan
  • 1 night in Sanremo
  • 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

What’s not included:

  • Medical certificate, day license and timing chip
  • Travel to Milan Malpensa / Milan Linate and from Nice
  • Travel insurance – please visit our insurance page

Medical Certificate and 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. if you need the day licence, you should add this to your booking at a cost of £15.00. 

Additionally, irrespective 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE - Day Licence must be purchased in advance, if required. This cannot be purchased at race registration.
If you do have a Cycling Card, please provide the issuer and card licence number during the boking process. In either case, you will need to take your documentation with you to race registration in Milan.

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.

Twin to share
Do you want to come and ride the Gran Fondo Milan San Remo with us but your friends have not put in the training?
Do you want to come and ride this event but you are travelling alone and you don't want to pay the sole occupancy charge? If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, 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 take part without having to pay the extra single supplement.

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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person, plus the full race entry fee, which is non-returnable once booked. 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:
Sports Travel – Keeping safe
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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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