This itinerary will be a special combination of the classic Heart of Tuscany enriched by some spectacular rides, taste the typical tuscan dishes and world famous wines like Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti.
Day after day, pedaling among olive groves and vineyards, you’ll be immersed into the spirit of L'Eroica vintage cycling event, where people from all over the world come to Gaiole in Chianti to ride the gravel roads of Tuscany and seek out the authentic roots of this fantastic sport, with its great, popular heart, and rediscover the beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest.
- Ride L'Eroica, the world's greatest vintage event
- Learn the secret of Tuscan lifestyle, taste local food and good wines
- Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Val d’Orcia and Siena
- Ride the Crete Senesi and Chianti wine region, the most beautiful rides in Tuscany
DURATION: 8 days/7 nights
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE: 1650,00 €
WHERE: Val d'Orcia - Crete Senesi - Chianti - Siena
WHEN: from 26 September to 3 October 2022
26 September 2022 - Benvenuti in Toscana
Individual arrival at Siena, meet our staff and private transfer to the first agriturismo.
Check-in into your room and welcome aperitif to introduce the Tuscany Bike Tour and L'Eroica week.
Dinner and accommodation in agriturismo.
27 September 2022 - Val d'Orcia region
50 km - Elevation gain 940 meters
First stage to discover the Val d'Orcia region, one of the most beautiful place in Tuscany and UNESCO world heritage site.
We'll start biking direction Monte Oliveto Maggiore one of the most important and best preserved monastic complexes in Tuscany. Then we'll cycle surrounded by the views of the Crete Senesi to the towns of Chiusure and Montisi.
Leaving the Crete Senesi we'll reach the Val d'Orcia and Pienza, the "ideal" city of the Renaissance time, also famous for its Pecorino cheese.
The beautiful town of San Quirico d'Orcia will set the end of the daily stage.
Typical tuscan dinner and accommodation in agriturismo.
28 September 2022 - Montalcino and Brunello region
49 km – Elevation gain: 920 meters
Second stage to discover Montalcino and its world famous Brunello wine.
In the first part of the tour we'll cycle along the most fascinating and characteristic gravel road of the Eroica route, between Lucignano d'Asso and Torrenieri.
We'll reach Montalcino over the beautiful and panoramic lands of the Brunello di 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 region.
Lunch in typical osteria and back to Buonconvento riding the Via Francigena pilgrimage route.
Before to come back in agriturismo we'll stop in a local winery for a Brunello wine tour and tasting. During the tour you can discover all the secret about this fabulous red wine.
Relax in agriturismo and dinner.
29 September 2022 - Eroica route to Siena
54 km – Elevation gain: 790 meters
Breakfast and daily stage direction Siena.
In the first part of the tour we'll cycle along the Arbia river, rolling hills and grain fields.
We'll then ride the Eroica route to Siena, typical segment of the route, located between “Colle Malamerenda” and Radi, deep in the gentle hills of Siena region, studded of farmhouses, medieval villages, merging your ride with the Via Francigena itinerary.
Light lunch along the route and get in the medieval town center of Siena up to Piazza del Campo.
Dinner in local restaurant and accommodation in hotel.
30 September 2022 - Chianti Classico and Monteriggioni
54 km - Elevation gain: 960 meters
Daily stage to discover the Chianti region, located between Siena and Florence, home of the Chianti Classico wine.
We'll ride the Eroica route direction Vagliagli and up to Fonterutoli, the view will repay the effort.
During the bike ride we'll stop for a wine tour and tasting with typical lunch in a local winery. We'll then visit Monteriggioni, one of the best preserved medieval villages, with the walls surrounding the town.
Delivery of the Eroica packages and dinner in local restaurant.
1 October 2022 - Road to Gaiole in Chianti or Eroica
Bike tour to discover part of the Eroica route to Gaiole in Chianti, during the ride you can improve your confidence with the vintage bike, also on the gravel roads. We'll reach the Castle of Brolio, real symbol of Chianti region, the breath-taking panorama below the walls, over the vineyards, represents one of the most wonderful parts of the cycling holiday. You can decide also to visit the Castle, owned by the Ricasoli family since 1141, or taste a glass of Chianti Classico at the enoteca.
Lunch along the road and final arrival in Gaiole in Chianti, Visit of the Eroica festival and vintage market.
Alternative program for the participants to the Eroica longest route. Early transfer to Gaiole in Chianti, participation to L'Eroica and transfer back to the hotel at the end of the race.
Back to Siena by van, dinner and accommodation in hotel.
2 October 2022 - L'Eroica
Early wake up early private transportation to Gaiole in Chianti to participate at the 2022 edition of L’Eroica - Shortest routes: 106 km, 81 km or 46 km.
At the end of the race pasta party and private transportation back to the hotel fot the final dinner.
3 October 2022 - Arrivederci
Breakfast and individual departures.
Airport or train station transfer available on request with extra charge.
- 7 Nights stay with breakfast
- 7 Dinners, drinks not included
- Light lunch, wine tasting and lunches included day by day
- Baggage transportation between the hotels
- Maps and information for your daily stage
- Van support each day with water and fruits
- Transfer from/to Gaiole in Chianti the day of L’Eroica
- Expert bike guide
- Guaranteed registration to L’Eroica 2022 (medical certificate mandatory)
- Eroica race package and souvenir
- Delivery of the race package in your room
- Private transfer from Siena to Pieve a Salti on September 26th
- Wool bike jersey of Anima Toscana
- Tourist city tax
- Medical insurance
- Medical insurance
- Eroica registration discount for non-cyclist
- Medical/baggage insurance
- Bike rental: carbon road bike, vintage bike
- Activities for non-cyclist (cooking class, truffle hunting, guided tours, horse back riding, trekking and more)
- Private transfer: airport, train station or other hotels
*Tour and prices guaranteed with a minimum of participants.
The Borgo of Pieve a Salti is nestled in the rolling hills of Siena, in a beautiful natural setting, rich in history, art and sacred traditions. Its houses, inside the old village overlooking the surrounding hills, offer you hospitality in comfortable rooms with bathroom or typical apartments of various sizes.
The Borgo of Pieve a Salti is equipped with restaurant, spa, horse riding, outdoor pool, indoor pool, conference center, tennis, biking, natural truffle zone for the famous white truffle of the Crete Senesi.
Borgo Grondaie is a large property built out of an old Tuscan farm, just 2 km from the historical centre of Siena. It offers an outdoor salted-water pool, and room and apartment accommodation of various sizes with free WiFi, furnished in rustic Tuscan style
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