Strade Bianche

Strade Bianche

Tuscany

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ITALY

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25 Feb - 06 Mar 2023

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Moderate

Approx. AU$7,218

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GBP£4,067

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USD$5,079

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€4,650.00

START LOCATION

FLORENCE

END LOCATION

SIENA

DAYS

10

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

70KM | 43MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1000M | 3300FT

An off-road adventure that will test and delight you. Experience the best of Tuscan cycling in the World Heritage listed Val d'Orcia on the famous 'white roads'.

The impossibly picturesque hilltop villages and rolling landscape of Tuscany awaits you. This tour includes watching the Pro's in the famous one day race of the same name, followed by the thrill of participating in the Granfondo Strade Bianche. Delicious food to fuel your time in the saddle and world class wines for the celebrations!

Arrive into Florence for the transfer to our hotel in the lovely walled village of Buonconvento. From there we explore the Crete Senesi, preparing you for your GF challenge. All meals, 4 star accommodation, professional guides on-road and vehicular support with all the trimmings is yours for the tour.

Your only task? To ride and have the time of your life!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHES | DINNERS | FULL GUIDE AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GPX ROUTES | GPS LOAN UNIT IF REQUIRED | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING KIT| DAYPACK | BIDONS | GROUP TRANSFER FROM AND TO FLORENCE | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE SAT 25 FEB | TRANSFER AND WELCOME DAY TWO SUN 26 FEB | BUONCONVENTO LOOP DAY THREE MON 27 FEB | BUONCONVENTO LOOP DAY FOUR TUE 28 FEB | BUONCONVENTO TO SIENA DAY FIVE WED 1 MAR | SIENA LOOP DAY SIX THU 2 MAR | SIENA LOOP DAY SEVEN FRI 3 MAR | SIENA RADDA LOOP DAY EIGHT SAT 4 MAR | PRO RACE DAY DAY NINE SUN 5 MAR | GF STRADE BIANCHE DAY TEN MON 6 MAR | GOODBYE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL ROME OR MALPENSA, MILAN DEPARTURE ROME OR MALPENSA, MILAN

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €4,650.00 | SINGLE ROOM €5,350.00

Sorry, bookings on this tour are closed. Ask us if we still have room or look for our next departure date

FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE SAT 25 FEB | TRANSFER AND WELCOME

Transfer from meet point in Florence to our start hotel in Buonconvento. Settle in, bike set-up, welcome dinner and tour briefing.

DAY TWO SUN 26 FEB | BUONCONVENTO LOOP

Our first day is a loop ride across the World Heritage Val d'Orcia, winding along stretches of Strade Bianche over the scenic Crete Senesi.
DISTANCE | 84KM | 52MI
ELEVATION | 1700M | 5500FT

DAY THREE MON 27 FEB | BUONCONVENTO LOOP

Another fantstic loop ride through the Crete Senesi, around the famous Brunello vineyards surrounding the picturesque medieval village of Montalcino.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 1300M | 4200FT

DAY FOUR TUE 28 FEB | BUONCONVENTO TO SIENA

Today we transfer by bike from Buonconvento to Siena. This is a recovery ride. Settle into the hotel and visit the historic centre of this amazing town. Option of a guided tour if desired.
DISTANCE | 50KM | 31MI
ELEVATION | 900M | 2900FT

DAY FIVE WED 1 MAR | SIENA LOOP

Reconnaissance, as we follow the first 60KM | 37MI of the original Strade Bianche Pro Race route. The loop will return on the evocative Via Francigena.
DISTANCE | 94KM | 59MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 2600FT

DAY SIX THU 2 MAR | SIENA LOOP

Testing sections on the route today, as we ride some of the challenging climbs of the Pro Race, including Monte Santa Marie.
DISTANCE | 82KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 1500M | 4900FT

DAY SEVEN FRI 3 MAR | SIENA RADDA LOOP

Beautiful ride into the famous Chianti region, winding through the charming village of Radda and Gaiole, the start and finish of the vintage L'Eroica race.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 44MI
ELEVATION | 1350M | 4420FT

DAY EIGHT SAT 4 MAR | PRO RACE DAY

Enjoy the day as we watch the Pro's race the Strade Bianche, and soak up the passionate cycling atmosphere in Siena.

DAY NINE SUN 5 MAR | GF STRADE BIANCHE

Your turn! The preparation has been done, the Pro's have provided the inspiration, your time in the Tuscan sun has arrived.
LONG COURSE | 139KM | 86MI including 31KM | 19MI gravel
SHORT COURSE | 86KM | 53MI including 21KM | 13MI gravel

DAY TEN MON 6 MAR | GOODBYE

Transfer to Florence for your onward travel.
Time to say farewell, until next time.

Sorry, bookings on this tour are closed. Ask us if we still have room or look for our next departure date

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

CAN I HIRE A BIKE?

You can!  Check out the details of hiring one of our high-end Cipollini road bikes.

DO YOU REWARD REGULAR GUESTS?

We are very fortunate to have a loyal following of “Puntos” and would love to count you as one!  Check out our Loyalty offers.

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