Granfondo Via del Sale

Cervia is known as the City of Salt, this white gold is what made the area famous in the 19th century and it is this salt where the Sportive derives it's name.

The Grand Fondo Via Del Sale takes place amid a massive Italian Cycle Expo. 25,000 visitors and 1100 companies flood the seaside resort of Cervia. It's a great chance to look for your next bike or grab your self a bargain. With the Grandfondo beach party the day before the race, this whole sporitve has a great relaxed party atmosphere to it.

The Sportive in Detail


5th May 2019 - Race Day

3rd - 6th May - Trip Dates


Price - £390pp

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

What's Included

Entry to the Via del Sale Sportive

3 nights in a hotel 

Breakfasts (x3), including a special early breakfast on race day.

Assistance with registrations and race packs

Airport Transfers

2 sunbeds/room in the Fantini beach club

Post race massage

Private bike room

What's Not Included



Lunch & evening meals


Local taxes

Featured Hotel 

Stay in Hotel Sportur, which is a dedicated bike hotel located in Cervia on the Italian Adriatic Coast, where the event actually starts.

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Cervia is:

A historical city with ... ancient salt houses, salt warehouses, the San Michele Tower and  the

canal harbor with Borgomarina,

A green city with … a pinewood of over 100 hectars, natural park, and salt pans with flamingos 

A sports city with … golf club, tennis clubs, athletics tracks, sport centers, soccer fields, cycling

roads and more.

There are three options for this Granfondo:


Option 1 - Short Course 

A thrilling experience to enjoy this route all at one go for sports lovers surrounded by beauty. An exciting route, with only one climb to warm up the legs a little. Suitable for those who do not want to overdo it, enjoying the beautiful and colourful landscape that Romagna has to offer in the spring.



Option 2 - Medium Course 

2 climbs, for a fun challenge but not too challenging, also suitable for those without much training, on exciting roads and fantastic landscapes. 47 km shorter than the long course, with the first and the last part of the track unchanged. 


Option 3 - Long Course 

174 km, 5 climbs, 2400 meters of difference in altitude. For those who have energy and strength to ride an exciting long course. You will be thrilled by this extraordinary natural setting. After a first section which has remained the same, this route will offer a new, challenging but extremely fascinating experience.




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