Garda Bike Hotel’s Nicola Verdolin to Ride Gran Fondo Florida

February 14, 2024

Garda Bike Hotel was recently named one of the 5 best cycling hotels by Velo.

Gettysburg, PA – February 14, 2024) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Gran Fondo National Series and Garda Bike Hotel today announced that Nicola Verdolin, President of Garda Bike Hotel and the Andiamo Cycling touring company, will attend Gran Fondo Florida in Dade City, Florida on March 17, 2024.

A long-time partner of Gran Fondo National Series, Garda Bike Hotel provides a four-night cycling package at their hotel in Peschiera del Garda, Italy, as a raffle prize at every Gran Fondo National Series event. Over the past decade, hundreds of gran fondo riders have visited Garda Bike Hotel and many have developed lasting friendships with Nicola and members of the Verdolin family.

“Nicola and I have basically become extended family,” says Reuben Kline, Founder and Event Director of Gran Fondo National Series. “It will be great to host Nicola at Gran Fondo Florida and I know many of the cyclists who have visited Garda Bike Hotel or taken trips with Andiamo Cycling are excited to ride with him in March. It almost seems ridiculous to issue a press release announcing that my close friend Nicola is attending one of our events, but the reality is when it comes to cycling, Nicola is one of the most connected people in the Italian cycling industry. I’m very excited to have him attending our event in Florida and look forward to the perspectives he will bring to the Series.”

Garda Bike Hotel is a family-owned and operated cycling-centric hotel in Peschiera del Garda, Italy. Guests can book all-inclusive cycling stays that feature daily rides with bilingual professional guides, Pinarello bicycle and e-bike rentals, daily laundry service for cycling apparel, authentic Italian meals in their on-site restaurant, and more. Andiamo Cycling, sister company to Garda Bike Hotel, takes cyclists on trips and to events throughout Italy, including the Dolomites, Italian Alps, Tuscany, Puglia, and the Giro d’Italia. Andiamo Cycling is an Official Tour Operator for prestigious events, including Maratona dles Dolomites, Strada Bianche, VenetoGO, and Il Lombardia.

“Through the relationship with Reuben and Gran Fondo National Series, we have had the opportunity to welcome hundreds of American cyclists to experience the best of Italian culture, food, and cycling,” said Nicola Verdolin. “I’ve made so many friendships with guests who have joined us in Italy, so I am looking forward to riding with them and meeting new friends at Gran Fondo Florida.”

About Garda Bike Hotel (https://www.gardabikehotel.com/en/)

Founded in 2005 by brothers Nicola and Alberto Verdolin, Garda Bike Hotel offers cycling holidays in and around the Lake Garda region of Italy. They offer daily guided tours for cyclists of all levels, and offer comprehensive cycling services that include a Pinarello Bike Rental Center, bilingual local guides, 4 star hotel accommodations, a full service restaurant, and impeccable hospitality. Garda Bike Hotel has hosted thousands of cyclists from all over the world and has served as home base for Peter Sagan and the Bora Hansgrohe team for several years during their spring training. Garda Bike Hotel has been rated as one of the top 5 cycling hotels in the world by Velo Magazine.

About Gran Fondo National Series (granfondonationalseries.com)

Founded in 2012 by event director Reuben Kline, the Gran Fondo National Series is the largest and most competitive series of gran fondo cycling events in the United States. Gran Fondo National Series was the first series to implement timed-segment racing into US gran fondo events and has crowned Gran Fondo National Champions and Gran Fondo National Series Champions since 2012. Since 2020, Gran Fondo National Series has been the organizer of the official USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships.