YCI is located in the heartland of Italian cycling, the ideal spot for a cyclist's vacation. The regional racing scene is thriving, and every year there are several very famous granfondo events. An Italian granfondo is similar to an American organized century event, with a planned route and periodic rest stops that provide food and water.
If you'd like to participate, we can help you obtain information to register for these events. The granfondos near YCI are some of the most popular in all of Italy. They typically entail a lot of climbing, so you should be prepared to ride uphill with hundreds, if not thousands, of enthusiastic Italians. Below, we list the Granfondo events that are close enough to YCI for us to assist you in participating; please contact us in advance of a specific event if you are interested in riding it.
If your Italian cycling vacation coincides with a professional bike race, such as the Giro d'Italia in May, we can also arrange to watch any stages nearby. There's nothing quite like seeing the pros race up the same climbs you did the day before. See more on our Giro page.