Please don’t call us a RACE. We are an event. A 3 Day event. A big Party.

In its eighth edition, the still young but very dynamic Gran Fondo Squali Trek, organized by Velo Club Cattolica and Cicloteam 2001 Gabicce Mare, is among the most popular and most attended amateur events in Italy.
According to a study conducted by the prestigious magazine Cicloturismo, it is the only amateur event in Italy that has seen a 37% increase in the 2022 edition, with almost 3,000 registered participants and about 10,000 tourists during the race weekend. It is the fifth Italian event in 2021 for number of participants and the race is included in the following circuits:
Prestigio di Cicloturismo / Nalini Road Series / Alé Challenge / Granfondo Marche.





Are you a runner or cyclist?

The ideal place to realize your dreams is by pedaling along the Squali routes.

Two beautiful routes designed for all types of muscles and the desire to pedal.
The medium route of 85 km with a 1393 m elevation gain and the long route of 128 km with an impressive 2020 m elevation gain cross two regions and areas that are made for bicycle lovers, surrounded by the nature of the hills of Romagna and Marche.
Departure from the Cattolica Aquarium and arrival at Gabicce Monte, magical and inimitable, after covering the last 15 km amidst the breath-taking scenery of the Regional Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo
Athletes from Canada, the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, Spain, and San Marino challenged themselves by pedaling through this panorama and brought home an unforgettable experience.









The title sponsor of the event, the prestigious international bike brand TREK Bikes, is present in the Shark Arena with an impressive exhibition hub to welcome the public and present the latest gems of the U.S. manufacturer.



49,000 square meters by the sea!
The legendary SHARK ARENA is located in the area of the Aquarium, adjacent to the free beach of Cattolica, a space dedicated to the expo area with more than 70 exhibitors, not only from the industry.
The multifunctional space continues to evolve and become a meeting place for seminars, previews of top collections, fine wine and food tourism, event organization, and much more.
Young, yes, but with big numbers…and constantly growing

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