GRANFONDO UCI CHARLY GAUL
Qualify for the Uci Granfondo World Championships on the legendary Monte Bondone
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
Ride on and around one of the most famous and respected climbs in all of cycling for 5 days and race the epic Granfondo UCI Charly Gaul in Trento.
The race is challenging but rewarding with the qualification for the UCI GRANFONDO World Championships on same course only 2 months later: mythical climbs, an international peloton and unrivalled services both on and off the bike which allows you to live and ride like a professional.
The OMR crew is ready each day to give our “team” the full Pro Tour service and experience. You’ll find your bike ready each morning, drink bottles ready refilled as you like them, Massage after each ride and a freshly laundered riding kit for every day.
Additionally, we provide nutritional guidance and supplements and will be present at strategic locations for re-fueling and kit drops zones during the race. We will give you daily route wraps and guidance and personalized ride strategy. You will truly feel like a Pro when we sit down together for an organized dinner and discuss the following day. Our objective is leave all the logistics to us so you can concentrate fully on the day’s ride ahead!
Famous Locations: Monte Bondone!
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Daily Distance: Approx 30-150km
Daily Ascent: Approx 1000-3000m
Main Route 500km
Total Ascent: Approx 8000m
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Recommended Arrival-Departure Airport: Milano or Venice
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 4-6 hours. The Granfondo is a high-intensity race, but in contrast the acclimatization tour is a true cycling adventure at moderate pace across one of the most picturesque region in the world.
During the acclimatization tour, we will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride. During the race, you will ride at your own pace, and we will support you at the start, on the route, and at the finish line. You ride; we’ll take care of everything else: accommodations, food, bike, massage, laundry, and more!
All cyclists interested in Granfondo but also in exploring a new region and amidst magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience!
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea
All hotel accommodations in beautiful 4 stars hotels, in twin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and all dinners (race lunch included in the HR registration fee)
At least 2 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
Van support throughout the tour and the race
All in-tour transfers
Private feed stations with snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels, and energy bars during rides by OTE Sport
Massage at hotel after each ride
Laundry service every other day
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
1 top quality cycling kit made by RAPHA (jersey, knicks, socks)
1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality
Free use of a POC helmet
Detailed printed tour information booklet
Extra activities besides cycling: Spa, Chair lift, shopping!
Small group of max 12 riders.
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
Stunning, steep, and legendary, the iconic climbs in the Alps draw cyclists from all over the globe. With the Gf Charly Gaul, you'll have the unique opportunity to pin on a number, test yourself, and compete with and against friends for bragging rights on some of the most famous cycling climbs in the world. Featuring a legendary summit finish on top of Monte Bondone, this Granfondo is truly fantastic!
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
Single room (70 euro x day)
High-end rental bike
Personal airport transfer
Day One – Trento Warm-up Ride (only for 8 days option)
Main Route: 50km; 30mi Total Ascent: 450m; 900ft
Activity: Airport pick up, Transfer to hotel, bike set up and ride
This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into a week+ of riding. Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out that tiredness. It will include some small climbs and offer beautiful views across the region.
Day Two – Trento Race course recon
Main Route: 100km; 70mi Total Ascent: 1450m; 4900ft
Today we will ride on the most significant sections of the Granfondo and Mediofondo. In the afternoon, relax by the pool,have a massage, and eat some good food.
Activity: relax at the pool!
Day Three – Trento ITT Race course recon
Main Route: 40km; 25mi Total Ascent: 450m; 1600ft
Activity: relax at the pool!
Today we will ride on the most significant sections of the ITT route. In the afternoon, relax by the pool,have a massage, and eat some good food.
Day Four – Trento Race course recon (start of 5 days option)
Main Route: 50-100km; 30mi
Total Ascent: 450m; 1600ft
Activity: relax at the pool and walk in town
Today we will have 2 riding options: ITT or Granfondo race course. In the afternoon, relax by the pool,have a massage, and eat some good food.
Day Five – ITT RACE DAY
Main Route: 60km; 35mi Total Ascent: 750m; 2900ft
Activity: ITT Race day
for those competing in the ITT as well, this is the day! For everyone else, we will ride on the most significant sections of the Granfondo. In the afternoon, relax!
Day Six – REST DAY
Main Route: Rest
Total Ascent: rest
Activity: rest and bike set up!
Rest day ahead of the Granfondo-Mediofondo....Eat&Sleep!
Day Seven – GRANFONDO-MEDIOFONDO RACE DAY
Main Route: 150km; 90mi Total Ascent: 4000m; 12900ft
The big day is here, we will fight for the Rainbow Jersey and have a great day on our bikes. After the race, massage and a great celebration dinner!
Day Eight – Goodbye
Activity: Bike packing and transfer to airport