THE “EROICA”

The off-roads of Chianti and Siena

eroica bike travel

The Eroica is one of the best known, fascinating and preferred route by cyclists thanks to the famous cycling event hold in October with the participation of about 6,000 cyclists every year.
The trip that we offer closely follows the route of the race and it is long about 215 km.
The tour begin and ends in Siena and develops mostly on off-roads through Chianti and Siena territory. The stunning landscapes and beautiful cities that you can see along the way make the Eroica one of the most popular cycling routes.

DETAILS OF THE TOUR:

PARTECIPATION FEE

2 - 3 persons: 555,00 € p.p.
4 or more persons: 460,00 € p.p.

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What is included in the price:

Not Included: Meals, Tourist tax to pay at the hotel (about per person for the entire holiday); admission to museums and anything else not mentioned in 'What is included in the price'.

Day by day program

1. Siena. Arrival. Possibility to book extra nights.

2. Siena – Montalcino, 56 km, ascent 800 m. Through the Val d'Arbia you arrive in Montalcino, a beautiful example of a city perched in the heart of Val d'Orcia which overlooks the entire valley.

3. Montalcino – Asciano, 63 km, ascent 700 m. You will see the green of Val d'Orcia gradually turn into the arid clay hills of Crete Senesi in a path full of ups and downs. Do not miss along the way to visit Buonconvento.

4.eroica-bikeAsciano – Radda in Chianti, 53 km, ascent 1000 m. You will enter in the Chianti Classico, the landscapes become green and lush again. You will cycle surrounded by vineyards and olive groves up to Radda in Chianti.

5. Radda in Chianti – Siena, 43 km, ascent 650 m. You will return to Siena, along a less demanding path, mainly characterized by the visit to the Castle of Brolio.

6. Siena. Departure. Possibility to book extra nights and to combine with tour: Val d'Orcia or Chianti Classico.

Difficulty: the itinerary is hilly and it is quite challenging. It is recommended for anyone with a minimum of practice and training. Most of the route is on dirt roads so we recommend the use of a mountain bike and a habit to ride on dirt roads.

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