The first edition of this vintage cycling race will take place on Saturday June 4th in the backdrop of hairpin turns and the local valley floor. It will parade cyclists riding vintage bicycles while wearing vintage cycling outfits.

It is a non-competitive race that will take its participants on a cycling journey through the most beautiful landscape and hamlets of the Appennino. The breaks will be located in the shades of maples and chestnut trees, and will provide the participants with the local food and wine while taking a short rest.


The night before the race, on Friday June 3rd, all participants will be invited to the Gala Dinner held in the beautiful settin of Rocchetta Mattei, in Grizzana Morandi, a castle skilfully restored by the Fondazione Carisbo of Bologna.

This setting of rare beauty will host the guests in its magnificent rooms and gardens while serving them wines of the best local winemakers and food prepared by skilful chefs.

A live band will play old tunes of the 1950s while in the courtyard there will be a projection of B&W movies of the most famous cycling challenges of the past.

This beautiful scenery will give participants time to get to now each other before meeting the next morning to cycle through hamlets and bell towers.