Milan to San Remo Classic Cycle


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“The Spring Classic”. The race itself usually takes place in March and at 298km is the longest professional one day race in the  cycling calendar. We split the route in two, with an overnight stop on the Italian Riviera.


The route is relatively flat (highest point is the Passo del Turchino at 532m), although there are a few short, sharp hills as we head along the coast on day 2. We can also extend this to finish in Nice, taking in the Col de la Madone on route.


Choice of daily routes

388km / 442km total distance

4170m / 6069m ascent

3.5 days guided cycling

Full support crew


Day 1 – Day of Arrival

We take an afternoon / evening flight to Milan and transfer to our hotel, where you will have the opportunity to meet your guides and the rest of the pie crew. Depending on flight times, dinner will be provided in a local restaurant / at the hotel, followed by a short briefing from your pie event manager.

Day 2 – Milan to Arenzano 160km

A 100 mile day! We start early and make our way out of Milan, before hitting mile upon mile of straight, flat cycle paths that follow the canals out of the city. We make our way through numerous towns and villages, before we start attacking the foothills of the northern northern Apennines at approximately 100km into the day.

The Passo del Turchino is the only significant climb of the day, starting at about 110km into the ride and reaching 532m, with an average gradient of just 1.4%.

The last 20km or so of the ride takes us downhill to the Italian Riviera and our overnight stop in Arenzano, overlooking the sea below.

Day 3 – Arenzano to San Remo: 138km

A change of scenery today, as we are sandwiched between the Med and the mountains. We spend the day following the beautiful coastline, through seaside towns and along cliff roads. Like yesterday, much of today’s riding is relatively flat, however there a few bumps along the way, with the first main climb of Le Mànie at 40km (318m high, with an average gradient of 6.7%, and maximum of 11%).

There is a bit of a sting in the tail, with the successive climbs of Capo Berta, Cipressa and Poggio di Sanremo at 90km, 110km and 132km respectively, however of these, the Cipressa is the highest at 240m, with an average gradient of just 3.9%.

The final few kms are either flat or downhill into the town of San Remo, and a well-earned celebratory drink!

In the evening we will have a celebration meal, with overnight accommodation provided overlooking the sea.

Day 4

Take the morning at your leisure, before being transferred to Nice airport and your flight back to the UK.

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email and download the event summary sheet.


pie delivers fully supported bespoke guided rides throughout the UK and Europe for the discerning cyclist.

Every ride is designed completely to your needs so your cyclists, no matter what standard they are, will have a fabulous time.

We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your 1st contact with us, to the last cyclist’s arrival, we will make your event as effortless and awesome as possible.

Your cyclists will be led in small groups of similar standards by our team of amazing guides on bikes who are in turn supported by our experienced crew of tour leaders and medics.

The end result is stunning scenery, challenging ascents, incredible descents, perfect hotels, great food, like minded company.

In short, an amazing ride.

Header image: “Milano Italy Duomo-Milan-02” by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas, licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0/cropped from original.

Download the Summary Sheet for more details