Hotel Lungomare Cesenatico

Pantani Week, Memorial and Granfondo Marco Pantani: Celebrating the greatest climber in history

15-22 September 2019 - Cesenatico

Cesenatico is Marco Pantani and everything in his city speaks of him: the museum where his memorabilia are kept, the bronze statue dedicated, the many cycling events for professionals and amateurs named after him. But its myth has been created on the climbs passed the sea and you too, on those same streets, will enjoy the same emotions.

As you know, we are particularly linked to Marco. Not only because we are directly friends of the Pantani family, but because it was one of us: simple and generous, cheerful and bike enthusiast!

Marco climbed the hardest climbs as only he could do, opening his fans' hearts. Maybe it was due to his gaze: eyes of a champion with a fragile soul. So everyone became fond of him, everyone supported Pantani: children with the wheels on the bike, adults and grandparents who loved Coppi and Bartali.

Here is what our Pantani Week consists of:

  • 5 days of cycling around Cesenatico, on the roads that Pantani loved
  • 1 day of Festival, in honor of the greatest climber in the history of cycling
  • 1 Great Challenge: the Marco Pantani Granfondo

We thought that the best way to celebrate the myth of the Pirate is not to be nostalgic. Probably even Marco would not like something too wistful.

To remember Marco worthily you just don't need a heart, but legs like steel are needed.

Yes, because during the Pantani Week there will be a lot of cycling:

  • We will ride the same roads and climbs on which Marco used to train. We will do the legendary Cippo together: 4.9 km with an average gradient of 13.5% and a maximum gradient of 28.5%
  • We will bring you to the fantastic Pantani Museum and to eat piadina from Tonina, Marco's mother.
  • Saturday, September 21st, the whole city will be dyed yellow to celebrate Pantani through a fantastic pre-Granfondo festival
  • Sunday, September 22nd will be the day of the Marco Pantani Granfondo (3 routes to choose from: 73 km, 107 km and 145km)

In short, there will be a lot of emotions for those who have Marco in their hearts.

And after that, an incredible weekend to celebrate our beloved Marco Pantani, the Pirate of Cesenatico, the best climber in cycling history. Saturday 21 will be held the Memorial Pantani dedicated to professionals, while Sunday 22 all cycling fans can ride on the roads of the Gran Fondo Marco Pantani.

The Memorial in the 2018 edition saw an exceptional starting line, with the teams: Sky, Barhein Merida, Movistar, Dimension Data, Bora, Italian National Team, Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, Bardiani Csf, Caa Rural, CCC Sprandi Polkowicw, Delko Marseille , Gazprom, Israel Cycling Academy, Nippo Fantini, WB Aqua Protect, Wilier Triestina, Fortuneo.

For 2019, 7 pro-teams, 12 Professional and 6 Continental have already been confirmed, for a total of 25 teams.

We are also happy partners of the event and we can register to the race for you.

Come to celebrate the greatest climber in cycling history!


  • Daily ride groups to suit different levels of ability
  • All rides guided by our expert guides
  • Nutritious Breakfast Buffet for your cycling needs
  • Bananas and sandwiches to take with you on rides
  • Post ride buffet from 12 till 17
  • Dinner with nutritious menu including water & wine
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free access to gym with equipment Technogym
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Secure and alarmed bike storage with workshop
  • Wine tour to local winery
  • Use of leisure bikes
  • Emergency assistance in event of breakdowns
  • Arrangements for non-cycling friends to go on shopping tours,visit to museums, tour characteristic villages to discover the traditions and also join you at certain rest stops if desired


  • Flights and Visas
  • Insurance
  • Transfers (ask for a taylor made transfer)
  • Bike rental BMC or PINARELLO 
  • Single Supplement

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Pasolini Family
Hotel Lungomare
Lungomare Carducci 299
47042 Villamarina di Cesenatico (FC)
Adriatic Coast - Italy

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