Colnago Cycling Festival 2024 will be held from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April in Desenzano del Garda.
The 12th edition of one of the most eagerly awaited cycling events in the area will include competitions, events, and initiatives capable of capturing the attention of insiders and enthusiasts alike.
It will be an entire weekend dedicated to the world of two wheels, with fans and athletes coming from all over the world.
The eagerly awaited cycling competitions are back:
Colnago Gravel, Friday 5 and Saturday 6;
Granfondo Colnago, Sunday 7.
Among the novelties of the 2024 edition are the 5 refreshments provided (3 for the Granfondo route and 2 for the Medio).

Space will also be given to representative events:
Randonnée “Il Giro del Lago” on Friday 5;
Colnago & Friends on Saturday 6;
Family Bike on Saturday 6;
Junior Bike on Saturday 6.
All the starts and the prize-giving ceremonies will be held in Desenzano del Garda, ready to become a real cycling citadel.

Colnago Cycling Festival 2024, the programme

We find out about the Colnago Cycling Festival 2024 programme, including competitions and side events:
22 March:

Press Presentation COLNAGO CF 2024 and inauguration Colnago 2024 Exhibition at Desenzano del Garda Castle.
From March 22 to April 7:
Exhibition COLNAGO at the Castle of Desenzano del Garda.
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (special opening on Friday 5 April from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.).
Contest “La Vetrina Colnago Cycling Festival”;

5 April:
8.00 am – Randonnée and Colnago Garda Gravel bib collection (Piazza Malvezzi, Desenzano d/G).
9:30 a.m. – Randonnée Tour of Lake Garda starts
9.30 am – Departure Colnago Garda Gravel – Terra del Garda (Lungolago Cesare Battisti)
10.00 – Opening of Expo Area
1:00 p.m. – Expected time of first arrival of short Randonnée route
5.00 p.m. – Expected time of first arrivals for the long Randonnée route
From 16.00 to 19.00 – Bib distribution Granfondo and Mediofondo Colnago (Piazza Malvezzi, Desenzano d/G);

6 April:
From 8.30 am to 9 am – Colnago Garda Gravel bib distribution (Piazza Malvezzi)
9.30 am – Departure Colnago Garda Gravel – Battle Paths (Lungolago Cesare Battisti)
10.00 a.m. – Opening Expo Area
10.00 am – Opening press room
From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Colnago Family bib distribution (Piazza Malvezzi)
2pm to 7pm – Colnago Granfondo and Mediofondo bib distribution (Piazza Malvezzi, Desenzano d/G)
2.30 pm – Start of Junior Bike (Lungolago Cesare Battisti)
2.30 pm – Start Colnago Family open to all families (Piazza Cappelletti prize-giving stage)
9 p.m. – Evening show;

7 April:
From 6.15 to 7.00 – Bib distribution (Piazza Malvezzi, Desenzano d/G)
7.00 – Start grid entry
7.20 am – Authorities’ welcome to the press
7.30 – Start of Colnago Granfondo and Mediofondo route
8.00 – Opening of Expo Area
10.15am – Estimated finish time of Colnago Mediofondo winner
11.00 – Granfondo Colnago winner’s estimated finish time
1:00 pm – Press interviews
2.00 p.m. – Middle and Long Course Category Awards.

Colnago Cycling Festival 2024, where to stay

Just a short distance from Desenzano del Garda, Hotel Le Terrazze sul Lago is perfect for staying in the area during the three-day event.
The 4-star hotel is in Padenghe sul Garda, just 5 km away from Desenzano.
The hotel is located 300 metres from the lake, in a hilly area.
It is a comfortable and modern hotel, rich in services, with rooms and suites with views of the lake or the Alps.
Inside there are many comforts, such as TV, free wi-fi internet connection, fully equipped kitchen, microwave oven, safe, air conditioning and heating, private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer, towel warmer and courtesy kit.
From 07.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. breakfast is served with the Hot Buffet Breakfast, with hot and cold, sweet and savoury products, organic and km 0 food, ideas for coeliacs and lactose intolerant people.
Freshly prepared dishes are available upon request.
In-room breakfast is available for only € 7.00 more per person.
The Hot Buffet Breakfast includes croissants and breads of various kinds, cereals, hot drinks, assorted fruit juices, mixed yoghurt, honey, mixed jams and marmalades, fresh fruit and vegetables in syrup, as well as snacks, toast, cold meats and mixed cheeses, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, bacon, mini sausages.
Le Terrazze sul Lago also boasts an in-house bar, open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Looking for a hotel for Colnago Cycling Festival 2024?
Discover Le Terrazze sul Lago, a 4-star hotel in Padenghe sul Garda.

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