Crystal Cup - Merano

27 September 2020


On the weekend of the 26th & 27th September Merano hosts the South Tyrolean Grand Prix. This consists of the Crystal Cup Cross Country on Saturday and the Gran Premio steeplechase on Sunday.

On Saturday, the Crystal Cup race is the only 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.

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Gran Premio Package

Fri 25 Sep 2020 - Mon 28 Sep 2020

  • Hospitality & Grandstand Seats
  • 4* Hotel Therme Merano

    Three nights bed & breakfast accommodation

  • Also includes
    - Return flights
    - Airport transfers
    - Racecourse transfers
    - Access to the hotels three wellness areas

per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information

This package combines flights, transfers, and three nights accommodation with a weekend's racing at Merano. You will enjoy Hospitality on Saturday for the Crystal Cup Cross Country followed by Grandstand seats on Sunday for the Gran Premio.

Based at the 4* Hotel Therme Merano, when not at the racing, you will have the opportunity to relax in one of its three stunning wellness areas.

Package includes

  • Return direct flight from London Gatwick to Verona
  • Airport transfers
  • Three nights accommodation at the 4* Hotel Therme Merano
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Racecourse transfers
  • Hospitality on Saturday for the Crystal Cup Cross Country
  • Grandstand seats on Sunday for the Gran Premio
  • Access to both the Garden Spa and Sky Spa at the hotel
  • Free admission to Therme Merano


Friday 25th September 2020

  • Depart from London Gatwick at 07:35 on a direct flight to Verona landing at 10:40 local time.
  • Upon arrival you will be met and transferred directly to Merano to check-in to the hotel.
  • Remainder of the day at leisure.

Saturday 26th September 2020

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to Merano Racecourse.
  • You will enjoy hospitality including lunch and drinks throughout the day which features the Crystal Cup Cross Country race.
  • Following the conclusion of the racing you will transferred back to the hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Sunday 27th September 2020

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to Merano Racecourse.
  • Today you will have entry tickets that allow access to unreserved seats in the Grandstand to take in the racing which includes the Gran Premio steeplechase.
  • Following the conclusion of the racing you will transferred back to the hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Monday 28th September 2020

  • After breakfast you will collected from the hotel and transferred back to Verona airport.
  • Depart Verona at 12:00 on a direct flight back to London Gatwick landing at 13:05 local time.

Hotel information

As soon as you arrive you will feel it: Hotel Therme Merano is no ordinary city hotel, but an oasis of relaxation, right in the thick of things. Between mountains and palms, company and quiet, the good old things and refreshingly new things. A place for connoisseurs, a place to refresh yourself!

Located in the centre of Merano with stunning views of the surrounds the hotel is the ideal location for a weekend break to the racing. Rooms are stylish, yet cozy and include a balcony with different views of the area.

As well as enjoying the racing you can relax in not one but three stunning wellness areas that cater for your every need. All guests receive access to the below:

Garden Spa
With a palm garden, ourdoor pool with fountains, indoor pool, whirlpool, bio sauna and steam bath.

Sky Spa
Unique rooftop wellness-oasis with 360 degree panoramic views of the area. An infinity brine-pool, whirlpools, elegant relaxation zone, large sauna area, aerobic and yoga room, gym area, stylish cabins for chosen spa treatments.

Therme Merano
With 15 indoor pools, 10 outdoor pools and a 50,000m square park, this facility is easily accessible from the hotel via the underground "bathrobe tunnel".

Additional information

Single Occupancy
This package is available based on single occupancy for a supplement of £150.00.

Flights / Airport Transfers
This package is only available based on flights from London Gatwick. A direct flight from Birmingham is available however due to the travel time between Verona and Merano, we only provide one airport transfer which corresponds to the Gatwick flight timings.

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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.