GF TRE VALLI 2018 UCI Qualifier - Short Tours

Difficulty  Medium


Terrain: Hilly - Mountains
Daily Distance: Average 75km / 46mi
Total Distance: Main: 620km / 390mi
Total Ascent: Main: 9,000m / 29,800ft

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29 Sep - 04 Oct 2017 (12 PLACES REMAIN)


  • 4 Day Tour, 29/9-2/10/2017, ITT and GF events €1,400.00
  • 6 Day Tour, 29/9-4/10/2017, ITT, GF and ProRace €2,250.00
  • Massage 4 Day Pkg, 3 x 30 minutes €150.00
  • Massage 6 Day Pkg, 5 x 30 minutes €200.00
  • Massage, single session, 50 minutes €60.00

Choose from our 4 day or 6 day short tour packages and compete in the Tre Valli Varesine Granfondo (3 distance options available).  The cycling in the beautiful Italian lakes district is some of the best there is.  This is a qualifier event for the UCI Granfondo World Championships 2018 which will be right here in Varese.   Test the course, and for some extra inspiration, stay for 6 days and watch the Pro's tackle this event.  Bring it on!

Bringing your cheer squad? 40% discount for non-riders!

If you need a reason to spend a little longer in this stunning region, join us on the full 10 day tour, which takes in Lake Como, Bellagio and the Giro d'Lombardia, the final Pro race for the season! Check it out here!

What's included:

  • All hotel accommodation in 4 star hotels (twin share)
  • Breakfasts
  • Introductory Lunch
  • Dinners (except 1)
  • GF Registration
  • 2 Guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
  • Van support throughout tour
  • All in-tour transfers
  • Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes during tour
  • Garmin 800 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
  • 1 PuntoTours cycling kit (cycling jersey, knicks and socks) per guest
  • 1 PuntoTours day pack
  • 2 PuntoTours bidons

Day One - Varese Warm-up Ride and ITT
Main Route: 40km / 25mi
Total Ascent: 680m / 2200ft
There will be a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into it.  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 take in some small climbs in and around Varese.  

Day Two - Varese Loop
Main Route: 70km / 43mi 
Total Ascent: 1100m / 3600ft
This is a beautiful ride heading to Lago Maggiore and visiting the enchanting town of Angera. You’ll be enchanted by the view. This is an undulating course, ideal preparation for the following days Granfondo.  In the afternoon we'll collect our "race packs" and have a great carbo-load dinner!

Day Three - Tre Valli Varesine Granfondo
Distance: Medio Granfondo: 103km / 64mi; Lungo Granfondo: 156km / 97mi
Ascent:  Medio Granfondo 1500m / 4900ft; Lungo Granfondo 2500m / 8200ft
Aptly named the three valleys of Varese this is a truly and up and down course taking in the many climbs and descents between the lakes of Lugano, Varese and Maggiore.  You have 2 courses to choose from.  The wonderful part is doing part of the course that the Pros will tackle in 2 days time.  This is an important race and next year will become a Pro-Tour event.  Even last year it attracted all the big names and the race was in fact won by Vincenzo Nibali.  

Day Four - Varese Loop or Rest Day (Goodbye to 4 day guests)
Main Route: 70km / 43mi
Total Ascent: 900m / 2900ft
Today, after the Granfondo, you can choose to either have a rest day and perhaps go to Milan or simply explore more of what Varese has on offer.  Alternatively we can do an easy recovery ride through the Brinzio forest.

Day Five - Varese, watch the Pro's
Today the Pros race.  They tackle the difficult Tre Valli Varisine race which as of next year will become a Pro Tour event.  You will have done some/most of the course doing the Granfondo.  We can go and see them on the parcour or simply walk out the front of our hotel and watch the riders pass by; and in the meantime watch them on TV with a "Spritz" in hand.  Doesn't get much better than this!

Day Six - Arrivederci (Goodbye to 6 day guests)

Recommended Arrival Airport: Malpensa Milan
Recommended Departure Airport: Malpensa Milan

(Airport transfers not included)