Granfondo of Fiuggi Valerio Agnoli

On Sunday, the 4th of May in Fiuggi, restarts the well-established cycling event of the Valerio Agnoli Granfondo, a new entry of the Pedalatium Cinelli circuit. The second edition of the race named after the Team Astana rider from Fiuggi aims to combine two great pleasures, one for cycling, and the Ciociaria is very well suited for this purpose, with one of the gastronomic traditions to be discovered in the taverns of Fiuggi and the entire territory.

As the last year edition, the event includes two different routes, one short and one long, and an increasing number of participants. The race will be challenging, made up of steep and long climbs, but the effort will be rewarded by the sight of breathtaking views.

Expected departure from Corso Nuova Italia, just 50 meters far from the Silva Splendid Bike Hotel.

For cycling enthusiasts, the race can be a good excuse for a weekend in Fiuggi between sport, nature, culture and good food.

Also for the 2014, the Silva Splendid Bike Hotel is pleased to offer its cyclists guests, two must-haves packages to fully enjoy this not to be missed sporting event.

3 NIGHTS ONLY FOR € 349.00 per person in SUPER HALF BOARD

  • 2nd of May – Arrival in the afternoon at the Silva Splendid Hotel Bike, bicycle accommodation and presentation of the program. At 17:30 welcome cocktail for all cyclists guests and free access to the hotel’s SPA.  At 20:30, the dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant
  • 3rd of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Excursion to the Lake of Canterno and the castle of Fumone (path number 7 or new gastronomic path of A. Bianchi). The route has a low level of difficulty, it extends for 30.3 km and touches a peak altitude of 390m. One of the most enjoyable and the most picturesque, fun, exciting and affordable for everyone route of the area. The route surrounds the lake Canterno, in the countryside and in silence, and then move towards to the ancient castle of Fumone, rich in history and legends. The itinerary is accompanied by wine and food suggestions and typical places where you can stop for lunch, ideal to enjoy a different day and to enjoy the excellent Ciociara cuisine. Particularly recommended are the tasting of donuts “ciambelline di Fumone” and the excellent “Rattafia Ciociara” a cherry liqueur, with a delicate aroma. After returning from the tour, or at least at 17:00, guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. At 20:00/20:30 meeting in the lobby and departure for a local restaurant near the castle of Fumone
  • 4th of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. From the hotel lobby you will reach the start of the Granfondo. The race starts from Corso Nuovo Italia, just 50 meter far from the Silva Splendid Bike Hotel. After returning from the tour or at least at 17:00, guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. From 20:00, the dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant
  • 5th of May – Breakfast. Departure

(After his availability, one of these days after dinner,  could be the possibility to have a conversation with Valerio Agnoli and cyclists in a room of the Silva)

NOTE: In the package is included for all guests, both cyclists and accompanying persons, free entry to the hotel’s SPA and outdoor swimming pool with heated water. Every day from: 09:00 to 20:00.

7 NIGHTS FOR ONLY € 599.00 per person in SUPER HALF BOARD

  • 28th of April – Arrival in the afternoon at Silva Splendid Bike Hotel, bicycle accommodation and presentation of the program.  At 17:30, welcome cocktail for all cyclists guests and free access to the hotel’s SPA. At 20:30, the dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant
  • 29th of April – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Excursion “On the Way of the Monasteries” (path 1). The journey presents a medium-high difficulty level, it extends for 68.2 km and reaches a maximum altitude of 1250 m. The itinerary offers the opportunity to enjoy the view of two of the most impressive and beautiful abbeys around the Lazio region: the Monastery of St. Scholastica and the Basilica of the Sacred Speco, the latter being entirely built on sheer rock. After returning from the tour, or at least at 17:00 guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. From 20:00, the dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant
  • 30th of April – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Excursion to the Certosa di Trisulti (path 9) wonderful abbey nestled in the green Ernici’s mountains. The ride has a medium difficulty level, it extends for 49.8 km and touches a peak altitude of 900m. Approximately halfway along the route crosses the famous Certosa di Trisulti, where an active community of monks care and preserve one of the oldest pharmacies in Italy, it can still be visited. Always the same monks are involved in the preparation of liqueurs and chocolate. After returning from the tour, or at least at 17:00, guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. From 20:00, the dinner will beserved in the hotel restaurant
  • 1st of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Excursion of “the Champions”, the route touches one of the highest peaks of the whole Apennines of Lazio: Campo Catino, has a high level of difficulty, it extends for …., with an altitude of …. The proposed route has been used several times as a location of your workouts and for training camps of the famous cycling team ASTANA, and in particular of its undisputed champion, current Pink Jersey champion, Vincenzo Nibali. Once you reach the destination of Campo Catino cyclist guests will enjoy the culinary excellence of the place and taste such as the famous “coppiette” or the excellent Guarcino ham
  • 2nd of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Excursions at the” Walled City” (path 8) , picturesque journey to discover the hinterland of Ciociaria. The tour touches the lake of Canterno and continues to the discovery of the ancient pre-Roman centers of Alatri and Ferentino , famous for the characteristics cyclopean walls built to defend the acropolis. The ride has a medium-low level of difficulty, it extends for 48.8 km and touches a peak maximum altitude of 590 m. After returning from the tour, or at least at 17:00 guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. From 20:00, the dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant
  • 3rd of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Excursion to the Lake of Canterno and the castle of Fumone (path number 7 or new gastronomic path of A. Bianchi). The route has a low level of difficulty, it extends for 30.3 km and touches a peak altitude of 390m. One of the most enjoyable and the most picturesque, fun, exciting and affordable for everyone route of the area. The route surrounds the lake Canterno, in the countryside and in silence, and then move towards to the ancient castle of Fumone, rich in history and legends. The itinerary is accompanied by wine and food suggestions and typical places where you can stop for lunch, ideal to enjoy a different day and to enjoy the excellent Ciociara cuisine. Particularly recommended are the tasting of donuts “ciambelline di Fumone” and the excellent “Rattafia Ciociara” a cherry liqueur, with a delicate aroma. After returning from the tour, or at least at 17:00, guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. At 20:00/20:30 meeting in the lobby and departure for a local restaurant near the castle of Fumone
  • 4th of May – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. From the hotel lobby you will reach the start of the Granfondo. The race starts from Corso Nuovo Italia, just 50 meter far from the Silva Splendid Bike Hotel. After returning from the tour or at least at 17:00, guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. From 20:00, the dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant
  • 5th of May – Breakfast. Departure

(After his availability, one of these days after dinner,  could be the possibility to have a conversation with Valerio Agnoli and cyclists in a room of the Silva)

OPTIONS FOR NON-CYCLISTS OR FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT LIKE TO JOIN THE EXCURSIONS

  • Option 1-  Breakfast. Relax for everyone visiting the park Magic Rainbow and / or Outlet Fashion District of Valmontone. On the way back, or at least at 17:00 guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. Free access to the SPA and/or the outdoor heated pool. From 20:00, the dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant
  • Option 2 – Breakfast. Relax for everyone, a whole day dedicated to the care of the body and of the spirit, where over the entrance to the wet area of the SPA, you will have access to all treatments and massages with a 10% of discount. At 17:00, guests can enjoy a hearty snack served in the “Veranda” room. The evening ends with a visit to the delightful old town of Fiuggi where you can enjoy local Ciociara cuisine in a typical restaurant recommended by the management of the Silva Splendid Bike Hotel
  • Option 3 – Breakfast. Relax for everyone visiting Rome. Thanks to its proximity to the capital will be able to spend an entire day at the center of Rome, between shopping and artistic beauty. The staff at the reception will be pleased to arrange all the information about train and / or bus for you to enjoy an unforgettable day in the heart of Rome