The tour is long 180 km with 63 km on gravel roads, typical routes of Tuscany countryside and Siena region. During this self-guided bike tour you can discover the south part of Siena region, Val di Merse and Crete Senesi, riding your bike along the Eroica route and all the best gravel roads of the region.
The route will be divided in two stages of 90 km each, where you can dedicate part of your journey to biking and enjoy also towns and Tuscan landscapes.
Day 1 - Benvenuti in Toscana
Individual arrival at Siena, dinner on your own and accommodations in 3 stars hotel located close the city center. Upgrade in 4 stars hotel available on request.
At your arrival you will receive the maps and all the informations to complete the route of Strade Bianche.
Day 2 - Val di Merse, Montalcino and Val d'Orcia
89 km - elevation gain: 1560 metri
The first part of the stage will lead you to ride in Val di Merse region and two segments of gravel roads to the town of Ville di Corsano, where the Eroica roads will bring you to Buonconvento, town where we suggest a break.
In the second part of the bike tour you'll ride surrounded by the Brunello vineyards to Montalcino, very nice medieval village, and then in Val d'Orcia, one of the most panoramic road of the Strade Bianche bike tour.
The gravel road that lead to the agriturismo it's one of the most panoramic and really enjoyable to ride.
Dinner and accommodation in typical tuscan farmhouse with swimming pool and SPA.
Day 3 - Crete Senesi and Monte Sante Marie
92 km - elevation gain: 1800 meters
The second stage is the hardest one, especially for the number of kilometers covered on the gravel roads.
In the first part of the route you'll ride the challenging sector of San Martino in Grania and, after a short break in Asciano, the Fabian Cancellara segment of Monte Sante Marie, famous for the challenging up and down gravel road with climbs over 15%.
After Monte Sante Marie you will reach Castelnuovo Berardenga and the last sectors of gravel road around Siena.
The last uphill of Santa Caterina street will lead you to the final arrival in Piazza del Campo, where you can enjoy an aperitivo before to come back to the hotel.
Dinner on your own and accommodation in 3 stars hotel, located very close the city center of Siena. Upgrade in 4 stars hotel available on request.
Day 4 - Arrivederci
Breakfast and individual departure, otherwise you can stay one more night and enjoy another tour loop to discover the Chianti region.
- Tourist city tax
- Medical insurance