Granfondo of Rome

Also scheduled for the 2014, the most beautiful of Italy Granfondo will start on Sunday, the 12th of October as usual, from the historic heart of the capital.

The uniqueness of the location and the exciting opportunity to ride safely in the heart of the eternal city make this, one of the most anticipated cycling event not only by the Italian public but also by cyclists from all over the world.

The Granfondo Campagnolo Roma is not only a traditional cycling event, but an event that involves cycling enthusiasts in a rich program of events and sporting activities.

The aim of the Granfondo, in fact, is not only involve bike enthusiasts, but do discover the masterpieces of Rome.

The cyclists, in fact, pass through the capital following two paths, the classic and the Granfondo and both will pass next to the most important monuments, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Appia Antica, the slopes of the Roman Castles.

We also expect thousands of participants for this edition.

The inscriptions are possible by downloading the form or directly by subscribing online at the race.

As for the 2013 edition, on the occasion of the GF of Rome, the Silva Splendid Bike Hotel is proud to introduce you its sensational deals for stays of 3 and 7 nights.

3 NIGHTS ONLY FOR € 349.00 per person in SUPER HALF BOARD + participation fee to the costs of the transfer from/to Rome.

  • 10th of October – 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
  • 11th of October – 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
  • 12th of October – Breakfast. Delivery of packed lunches. Meeting  in the hotel lobby to leave for Rome. Once at the starting line, cyclist guests will take part in the event. Meet at … (to be defined) in … (to be defined) with the other participants and return to the hotel. After returning from the Granfondo, 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
  • 13th of October – Breakfast. Departure

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 + participation fee to the costs of the transfer from / to Rome.

  • 6th of October – 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
  • 7th of October – 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
  • 8th of October – 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
  • 9th of October – 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
  • 10th of October – 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
  • 11th of October – 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
  • 12th of October – Breakfast. Packed lunches delivery. Meeting in the hotel lobby to leave for Rome. Once at the starting line, cyclist guests will take part in the event. Meet at … (to be defined) in … (to be defined) with the other participants and return to the hotel. After returning from the Granfondo, 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
  • 13th of October – Breakfast. Departure

 

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