PRICE FROM: 480,00 €
WHERE: Chianti - Siena - Montalcino - Val d'Orcia - Crete Senesi
WHEN: all year long
Day 1 - Benvenuti in Toscana
Individual arrival and accommodation in a 3 stars hotel located very close the city center of Siena.
VAL D’ARBIA HILLS AND MONTALCINO
70 km – elevation gain: 1360 meters
After breakfast you will receive road book, maps and all the information for your daily stage.
Just leaving the city of Siena you’ll ride through a very typical segment of white road, located between “Colle Malamerenda” and Radi, deep in the gentle hills of Siena, studded of farm houses, medieval villages, merging your ride with the Via Francigena itinerary. The village of Vescovado di Murlo will be the landscape of the easiest segment of the whole permanent route.
Climbing Castiglion del Bosco, one of the most challenging segments of L’Eroica permanent route, you will reach Montalcino over the beautiful and panoramic lands of the Brunello of Montalcino. Montalcino, also famous for olive oil and honey, it’s a nice village that merits a visit, even to admire the incredible panorama opening on the Val d’Orcia area.
THE CRETE SENESI AND MONTE SANTE MARIE
70 km – elevation gain: 1080 meters
Pedaling in the landscape of the Val d'Orcia is a privilege for the eyes and mind that restores the fatigue caused by the up and downs roads. From the vineyards and rolling hills to the suggestion of the lunar landscape is a short step. Left the villages along the Cassia immerse yourself in the Crete Senesi with the characteristic gullies. The oak and cypress indicate isolated farms where they produce cheese and tables are enriched by the diamond of Crete Senesi: the white truffle. This part of the route includes the hard white road of Monte Sante Marie, very famous steep road that will lead you back in the Chianti area.
You will back in Chianti area through Castelnuovo Berardenga, the village on the border with the Crete Senesi.
Accommodation in typical tuscan farm house with swimming pool.
73 km – elevation gain: 1360 meters
After the panoramic descent to Pianella, the road to Radda in Chianti will be a sequence of vineyards and woods, passing through pretty villages and farms, that could offer you a wide range of typical products, wine and olive oil tasting, temptations that will delight your itinerary and your senses. After Radda you will join, through Vertine, Gaiole in Chianti, town where L’Eroica was born in 1997.
The route to Castello di Brolio with its cypress access road, the breath-taking panorama below the walls, over the vineyards, represent one of the most wonderful parts of the permanent route. After few kilometers, near San Giovanni a Cerreto, Siena will be outlined on the horizon, the end of your Eroica tour.
Accommodation in hotel 3 stars located very close the city center of Siena.
Day 5 - Arrivederci
Breakfast and graduation time! You will receive your personal diploma of “Eroici”, souvenir of an incredible ride!
- 4 nights stay with breakfast
- Baggage transportation between hotels
- Pick-up of everything you bought during your daily stage: wine, gift and more
- 1 technical assistance intervention along the route (parts not included)
- Maps and information for your daily stage
- Road book and final diploma of “Eroici”
- Tourist city tax
- Medical baggage insurance
- Medical/baggage insurance
- Activities for non-cyclist (cooking classes, horseback riding, trekking and more)
- Bike rental (Road, hybrid, MTB, vintage bikes or electric bikes)
- Bike guide in english, french, spanish or german language during each stage
- Van support during your daily stage, to let you enjoy your cycling holiday
- Extra Intervention of technical assistance: 50 euro each