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The 2020 Pinarello granfondo

$7,950

Prosecco. Grappa. Pinarello. These are three of the best things to come out of Veneto, not counting our own Eros Poli, of course. But to those in the know, these three words mean so much more than just delicious beverages and beautiful bikes. They’re also three incredible riding experiences. 

This special trip is a great way to get to know the heartland of Italian cycling and to experience an area that is rich with culinary and wine-making tradition. We have some wonderful hotels picked out and our team has been busy over the winter scouting and designing a week of unforgettable rides.

Starting out in prosecco country, a picturesque valley known for its pristine vineyards and quaint little towns, we’ll also tackle the famous Monte Grappa, a climb that has been a firm favorite with local amateurs and pros for generations. And to cap it all off, the Granfondo Pinarello, where you’ll get to enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful route with thousands of other riders on completely closed roads.

Included With Trip:

  • All lodging*
  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk with SRAM RED eTap 11-speed WiFLi components and daily bike wash
  • One custom Castelli × inGamba cycling kit
  • Daily post-ride massage from a professional soigneur
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

*Pre/post-trip lodging is not included

**Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges

Trip at a Glance

Start Location:

Treviso

Finish Location:

Treviso

Days Riding:

6

Group Size:

8 – 12

Total Distance:

384km

Total Elevation:

5,949m

Longest Day:

La Pinarello, 116km

Biggest Climbing Day:

The Grappa, 1,858m

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Day by Day Breakdown

1

Molinetto della Croda – Rolle

This little loop is short but sweet, with just enough hills in it to stretch the legs after your journey and introduce you to the terrain of the Veneto region.
2

Prosecco & il San Boldo

Aside from a couple of short hills, the opening 50km of this route is relatively flat until we reach the historic Passo San Boldo, one of the region’s most iconic mountain passes, connecting the province of Treviso to that of Belluno. Dating back to Roman times, the modern road is known as the "road of 100 days," because of the speed of its construction by Austrian troops during WWI.
3

The Grappa

After a gentle opening, this ride gets serious and heads straight for the slopes of the famous Monte Grappa, a climb synonymous with cycling in Veneto and a firm favorite with generations of local riders. At the top, we’ll be greeted by the imposing Sacrario militare del Monte Grappa, a monument to those lost in WWI that was built in the 1930s, but before that there’s the small matter of 26 kilometers uphill with more than 1,500 meters worth of elevation.
4

Tempio Canoviano

This undulating loop takes in some of the area’s lesser known roads, including the testing Forcella Mostaccin, a short and punchy climb that has featured in the Giro d’Italia but is often overlooked by visitors. We’ll also visit the striking Tempio Canoviano, a 19th century church designed by the great Neoclassical sculptor, Antonio Canova.
5

Meet Pinarello

This is all about celebrating the fantastic machine we’ve been riding and the long traditions of innovation and success that preceded it. We’ll ride into downtown Treviso to meet up with our friends from Pinarello, learn some more about the brand, and explore their handsome new bottega.
6

La Granfondo Pinarello

La Pina is a celebration of the Veneto region’s rich culture and stunning terrain, taking you from the heart of historic Treviso to the top of Praderadego in the lower Dolomites, where the road was first carved by hand into the mountain in 15BC. Take your time to enjoy the ride in all its glory before it ends in the Piazza del Grano, the location of “Nani” Pinarello’s store since 1952 and the beginnings of the Pinarello legend.
7

Depart Home

This is our final morning together and after a leisurely breakfast, it will be time to say goodbye, or at least arrivederci, until we meet again. Transfers to the airport will be arranged by our hard-working crew but if you’re planning on staying a few extra days, let us know if we can help with reservations or a few recommendations.

YOUR Guides

Eros Poli

The Champion

The night before Eros Poli took victory atop Mont Ventoux he couldn’t sleep. It was not like he was dreaming of victory or even had the slightest idea the next day's stage would change his life forever. It was just that it was hot. Unbearably, unsleepably hot in his less-than stellar French hotel. His roommate had taken his mattress off the bed and was sleeping on the small balcony outside their room. And the man who would shortly become known as Monsieur Ventoux was watching football, Italy vs. Brazil in the World Cup final, to be exact. Italy lost. The following morning as Eros dragged his weary, tired legs out of bed and down the stairs, as there was no lift, James Brown came into his head. “I feel good, I knew that I would now,” started to repeat over and over in his head. As it would the rest of the day. He felt good and the rest, as they say, is history.

Bruno Pires

The Mountain Goat

Bruno is inGamba’s pocket rocket for the mountains, having lost none of his snap since retiring from the World Tour. A former Portuguese national champ, he has raced Grand Tours and monuments alongside the likes of Alberto Contador, so there is no better wheel to have when the pace heats up or the road gets steep.

BIKE OPTION

PINARELLO DOGMA F12 DISK

FRAMESET:

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk

COCKPIT:

ZIPP Service Course SL

GRUPPO:

SRAM RED eTap AXS

PEDALS:

Speedplay (or your own)

SADDLE:

Selle Italia

WHEELSET:

Zipp 302 Carbon Clinchers

TIRES:

Vittoria Corsa CX

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite Custom Race

BIDON:

Elite Corsa Team

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 820