L' Eroica & Chianti 2015

♦ Ride "Strade Bianche"
♦ Cycle Granfondo L'Eroica 2015
♦ Beautiful bike rides in Tuscany
♦ Italian Wine tasting
♦ Visit of Vintage Bicylce stands

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L' Eroica & Chianti 2015

♦ Ride "Strade Bianche"
♦ Cycle Granfondo L'Eroica 2015
♦ Beautiful bike rides in Tuscany
♦ Italian Wine tasting
♦ Visit of Vintage Bicylce stands

,

L' Eroica & Chianti 2015

♦ Ride "Strade Bianche"
♦ Cycle Granfondo L'Eroica 2015
♦ Beautiful bike rides in Tuscany
♦ Italian Wine tasting
♦ Visit of Vintage Bicylce stands

,

L' Eroica & Chianti 2015

♦ Ride "Strade Bianche"
♦ Cycle Granfondo L'Eroica 2015
♦ Beautiful bike rides in Tuscany
♦ Italian Wine tasting
♦ Visit of Vintage Bicylce stands

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Arrival Thursday 1 October – departure 5 October 5 nights’ accommodation in hotel Salivolpi in Castellina and Guaranteed Registration to participate in the L’Eroica 2015 either the 38, 75, 135 or 205km route.

N.B. for partners and guests who don’t want to register for L’Eroica, it’s possible to reduce 100 € per person, from the total price of the packages, on request.

Our hotel Salivolpi is located in Castellina in Chianti only 22 kilometres from Gaiole. The hotel is rated as superb with a 9.0 on booking.com and an old country house recently converted into a hotel whilst keeping its original architectural features. It is located on the hills on the site of the former Etruscan Castellina, near the historical centre of Castellina in Chianti, which is a short walk away

Gaiole is small picturesque village right in the middle of the Chianti region. This beautiful village is situated between Florence and Siena. Every year on the first Sunday of October it seems that the time stops for a magic weekend and we all go back in time for the L’Eroica bicycle vintage event. The L’Eroica cycling trip is a very special one. It includes many unique features and plenty of highlights! This L'Eroica 2015 & Chianti trip will be closed at only 12 persons, so book early. Cycling Italy is great especially the beautiful region of Tuscany & Chianti. Discover the peaceful countryside roads with very little traffic when we climb the rolling hills of Chianti. Beyond the included activities we also visit a vineyard in the beautiful Castello di Brolio and vintage bicycle stands during the L'Eroica Gran Fondo. Last but not least.... you will cycle the Grandfondo L'Eroica in Gaiole. The Grand Fondo L'Eroica is one of Italy's most famous cycling events with over more than 4500 cyclist!

This L'Eroica & Chianti Tour is really magnificent! The Highlights:

  • Guaranteed entry Granfondo L'Eroica 2015 in Gaiole Chianti 
  • Enjoy cycling cycling the rolling hills of Tuscany/Chianti 
  • Sunday 4th October ; Gran Fondo L'Eroica is "a must do cycle event" 
  • Panoramic views from on your way through Chianti 
  • Gaiole Chianti is a quiet village between Florence & Siena 
  • Fantastic scenery, perfect roads and fine food makes Italy a road cycling paradise 
  • Cycle "Strade Bianche"
  • Our hotel Salivolpi is located in Castellina in Chianti only 22 kilometres from Gaiole and rated as superb with a 9.0 on booking.com

For more see our Itinerary



Country Italy/Chianti/Tuscany
Trip Type L'Eroica Gran Fondo 
Start Tour Castellina in Chianti
Finish Castellina in Chianti
Days  5 Days/ 4 Nights
Price € 1090 per person
Bikerental € 150
Deposit € 600
Extra Night On request

 

Fitness level 4 Required

Itinerary Granfondo L'Eroica & Chianti 2015

Our hotel Etrusco Salivolpi is located in Castellina in Chianti only 22 kilometres from Gaiole. The hotel is an old country house recently converted into a hotel whilst keeping its original architectural features. It is located on the hills on the site of the former Etruscan Castellina, near the historical centre of Castellina in Chianti, which is a short walk away. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees, it has a wonderful panorama stretching over the Elsa valley from Monteriggioni to San Gimignano. The hotel is in a convenient position, about 20 minutes from Siena, 30 from Florence and San Gimignano, and just over an hour from the Tyrrhenian Sea. All rooms have a private bathroom, minibar, satellite TV, dial-out telephone and air conditioning. Outside, there is a large garden, swimming pool and parking available for the guests. The large, warm lounge room and breakfast room welcome you with their arches, terracotta floors and wooden beams, reminiscent of when the hotel was a large farmhouse with its own vineyards and olive groves. We hope to welcome you and see you soon at Salivolpi!

DAY 1  Thursday 01 October

We will collect you at Florence or Pisa airport (on request) and we`ll bring you to our hotel Salivolpi in Castellina. This beautiful village will be your starting point for the upcoming L’Eroica & Chianti trip. The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary. Welcomes drink and dinner will be provided.

DAY 2 Friday 02 October

After breakfast we start with a half hour of stretching. Around 09.30 we depart for 50 km preparation ride in the ring south of the Eroica course. Here you can test your bike and get a taste of the Eroica 2015 route. Return to the Fattoria at 3pm for another half hour of stretching and then the afternoon is yours for relaxation: swimming pool, health spa, a nap... There is an aperitif/tasting session with Chianti wines. High-protein dinner at 8pm.

DAY 3 Saturday 03 October

After breakfast we leave for a short stage. Return to the hotel at 12.30pm for lunch and relaxation. At 3pm everyone goes to Gaiole to visit the vintage bicycle market and to collect the race pack. Return to the farm at 6.30pm for a high-carbohydrate dinner.

DAY 4 Sunday 04 October

Breakfast is between 4am and 5am with transfer to Gaiole at 5.30am for the start of the race.

In 1997 the Granfondo L'Eroica started with some 100 riders. In the last edtion of 2014 there were 5500 participants from all around the world. The L'Eroica passes the famous Strade Bianche. The world famous Stade Bianche refers to the white gravel roads in the Siena region and roughly 35 per cent of the course is on the Strade Bianche through the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. The L'Eroica event is specially made for the vintage cycling enthusiast. The week is full of festivities and finally the start and finish find place on Sunday 7th of October. The whole ambience of the event is superb. You can choose the following options 38km, 75km, 135km or the challenging 205km. Enjoy your day! 

A rich and varied dinner is served at 8pm: pici hand-rolled pasta, wild boar, cinta pig and many wines for a small prize-giving party!

DAY 5 Monday 05 October

Unfortunately it’s our last day! It’s time to say goodbye and thanks for joining us. Cycle Classic Tours hope to see you back soon on one of our other Cycling Holidays in Europe. We wish you a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in Italy. On request : transfers to the airports of Florence or Pisa will be made by our tour guide. 

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The Training rides below are just examples!
Arrival day
Chianti Trainingsride
Chianti trainingsride - afternoon we visit Gaiole for the vintage bicycle market
Eroica Race! The whole ambience of the event is superb. You can choose the following options 38km, 75km, 135km or the challenging 205km. Enjoy your day!
Departure Day

Airport/ Train Information cycle trip  L'Eroica & Chianti 2015

Airport information

Florence international Airport is named after one of the most famous Italians : Amerigo Vespucci. There is no train connection with the airport to the city. From Florence railway station there are good connections to all kinds of cities in Italy. The airport is lies only four kilometers away from Florence. Shuttle buses leaving every 30 minutes. Florence airport is only 80 kilometres away from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei.
Pisa Airport is two kilometres from Pisa and 80 kilometres from Florence. You can find the train station just outside the terminal. Pisa Airport lies directly on the highway Florence-Pisa-Livorno. Because the airport is so close to the city a ride to the center of Pisa does not take more than ten minutes. Both airports are the gateway to Tuscany, one of the most popular holiday areas in Italy.

There are many flights:for example to/from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and many more very important cities from all around the Globe.

The airport of Pisa handles many budget airline companies like Ryanair or Transavia. Ryanair flies to/from Dublin, London, Edinburgh and Liverpool and Transavia to/from Rotterdam airport.

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Trains

There are many trains leaving to Siena. For example from Lucca,Florence or Pisa.

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1 October 2015 till 5 October 2015 - € 1090

Dates & Prices
Date 1 October 2015 till 5 October 2015
Price € 1090 per person based on Twin Share room
Single supplement €250

Inclusions & exclusions L'Eroica & Chianti trip 2015

All prices are based on double rooms.
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Inclusions
 

  • 4 nights lodging in hotel Etrusco Salivolpi - located in Castellina 
  • Daily breakfast 
  • 4 Dinners 
  • Wine tasting on Friday 
  • Entry-Fee for the Granfondo L'Eroica 
  • English speaking tour guide 
  • Support van during whole Tour 
  • Transfer from the hotel to Gaiole in Chiantion Saturday
  • Transfer from the hotel in Gaiole in Chianti on race day 
  • Bike transfer on race day
  • Car parking

Exclusions

  • Airfares & Taxis
  • All Drinks at dinner
  • Single Supplement € 250
  • Bike Rental € 150 Vintage L'Eroica bicycle for the whole period
  • Snacks & Lunches 

 

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