Crystal Cup - Merano

28 September 2019


On Saturday 28th September the Crystal Cup heads to Italy as Merano hosts the South Tyrolean Grand Prix.

The stage hosted by Maia, is the only Crystal Cup race to be held in Italy and is one of the "great classics" of Merano, with 6,000 meters and 34 obstacles making it the longest and most "romantic" race of the season.

2016 saw the presence of Irish guests Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh who came back to win a German horse, Kazzio.

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Saturday 28th September 2019

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Crystal Cup - Merano

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - Mon 30 Sep 2019

  • Grandstand Hospitality
  • Hotel Aurora

    Three nights bed & breakfast in a double room

  • Includes:
    - Return flights from London
    - Return airport transfers from Verona to Merano
    - Racecourse transfers
    - Hospitality on Saturday

per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Verona (other airports available)
  • Return airport transfers from Verona to Merano
  • Three nights accommodation at Hotel Aurora or the Grand Hotel Bellevue
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return Transfers from Verona to Merano
  • Grandstand Hospitality on Saturday (includes lunch, drinks and seats)
  • Grandstand Admission on Sunday (includes unreserved seating)


Friday 27th September 2019

  • Depart London Gatwick on Friday morning on a direct flight to Verona (alternative departure airports available)
  • Upon arrival you will be transferred to Merano (the travel time is approx 2 hours).
  • Remainder of day and evening at leisure.

Saturday 28th September 2019

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • After breakfast you will be transferred to the racecourse to enjoy hospitality for the first day of racing which includes the Italian stage of the Crystal Cup!
  • You will enjoy lunch, drinks and a reserved seat in the Grandstand throughout the day.
  • Following the conclusion of the racing you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Sunday 29th September 2019

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today you have a choice of either enjoying a second days racing at Merano for the Grand Premio, or alternatively you can spend the day relaxing at the hotel or exploring Merano.

Monday 30th September 2019

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • After breakfast you will depart the hotel and head back to Verona Airport.
  • Depart Verona early afternoon on a direct flight back to London Gatwick.

Hotel information

This family-run hotel is in the perfect location to enjoy your weekend break, right in the heart of Merano and surroundings. It is the only hotel on the promenade along the river, just in front of the thermal baths and close to the shopping area and the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

It features spectacularly designed suites, a seductive cuisine and great service making it the ideal spot for your trip to Merano!

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Travel Information

How to find us


The Merano racetrack is located in Via Palade, in the district of Maia Bassa, and can be easily reached by various means.

For those arriving by car, from the exits of the freeway MeBo ("Maia Bassa" coming from Bolzano, "Marlengo" coming from Lagundo / Val Venosta), the hippodrome is 2 minutes away.

The Maia Bassa train station is at the beginning of Via Palade, a couple of hundred meters from the entrance to the plant.

Along the entire Via Palade runs a cycle path, integrated with the urban and super-urban network of tracks dedicated to cyclists.


During the days of racing, a free parking area is available at the racecourse.