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GRAN FONDO STRADE BIANCHE 2018

Tour info Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Trek 2018 - 02 March - 05 March


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The Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Trek 2018 is one of Italy's new cyling Gran Fondo's it combines the beauty of Siena  (a UNESCO world heritage site) together with the splendid hills of Tuscany. Enjoy the professional organisation and the friendly and relaxing atmosphere of the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche. The route of the GF Strade Bianche leads you through the most charming places of Tuscany. Starting from the city of Siena, you will cycle to Montalcino through charming villages in the countryside and over a few gravel roads . From the historic town of Montalcino you go up to the ski area of Val d' Arbia well known as Rapolano. From here you continue your way back to the city of Siena. The finish line is at Piazza del Campo, where a huge crowd welcomes the arrival of all participants. There will be set up "Open Tuscany Area", where bicycle companies show their products. Cycle through medieval villages, small inhabited towns, and spectacular landscapes that’s Tuscany!

Please be informed that on Saturday 3 March the 11th edition of the UCI “Le Strade Bianche" will find place. The race starts in San Gimignano and finish at the world famous square : Piazza del Campo in Siena. Don’t miss this opportunity!

There are two different course lengths:

  • Granfondo 124 km; 1350 m total altitude
  • Mediofondo 87km; 950 m total altitude


Immerse and cycle the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 

  • 3 nights in 4**** hotel 
  • Guided trainingsride on Saturday 03 March
  • The finish line at Piazza del Campo, where a huge crowd welcomes you
  • Cycling through medieval villages and spectacular landscapes that’s Tuscany!
  • Gran Fondo Strade Bianche subscription 
  • The beauty of Siena (a UNESCO world heritage site) 
  • UCI World tour Strade Bianche


Country Italy Tuscany
Trip Type Gran Fondo 
Start Siena 02/03/2018
Departure minimum 6 persons
Start Siena 02/03/2018
Finish Siena 05/03/2018
Price €975 per person
Days  4 Days/ 3 Nights
Bikerental €105
Bikerental €160 high end
Deposit €400
Extra Night On request

 

 

Fitness level 3 Required

Itinerary Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Trek 2018

Day 1 Friday 02 March

Check in at your 4**** hotel. For those who want to have a pick up at Pisa or Florence airport please contact us. Evening dinner will be provided. There will be a briefing and explination for the coming activities and itinerary for this Gran Fondo Strade Bianche tour.

Day 2 Saturday 03 March

In the morning there will be a guided trainingsride around Siena. In the afternoon you can watch the 11th edition of the UCI “Le Strade Bianche" live in Siena! The race starts in San Gimignano and finish at the world famous square : Piazza del Campo in Siena. 

Day 3 Sunday 04 March

The route of the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche leads you through the most charming places of Tuscany. Starting from the city of Siena, you will cycle to Montalcino through charming villages in the countryside and over a few gravel roads . From the historic town of Montalcino you go up to the ski area of Val d' Arbia well known as Rapolano. From here you continue your way back to the city of Siena. The finish line is at Piazza del Campo, where a huge crowd welcomes the arrival of all participants. There will be set up "Open Tuscany Area", where bicycle companies show their products. Cycle through medieval villages, small inhabited towns, and spectacular landscapes that’s Tuscany! There will be a aftrernoon pasta party.

Finally, the day of the race!  This is your moment: time to use your energy and replace it with the emotions of the race. There are two different course lengths:

  • Granfondo 122 km; 1350m total altitude
  • Mediofondo 83 km; 950m total altitude 


DAY 4 Monday 05 March

Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy. Transfers to the airports of Pisa & Florence will only be made on request.

 

Arrival Day
Guided Trainings ride and visit the UCI world tour Strade Bianche 2018
GRAN FONDO Strade Bianche 2018
Departure day

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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2 March 2018 till 5 March 2018 - € 975

Dates & Prices
Date 2 March 2018 till 5 March 2018
Price € 975 per person based on Twin Share room
Single supplement € 265


Inclusions & Exclusions Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Trek 2018

Prices are based on double rooms.
For bookings & inquiries info@cycleclassictours.com


Inclusions:

  • 3 nights in a 4 star hotel near Siena 
  • 3 x breakfasst 
  • 1 x dinners at the hotel 
  • Registration for the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 
  • Guide for bicycle excursion 
  • Assistant/mechanic throughout the stay 
  • Minivan support throughout the stay
  • Granfondo Strade Bianchi 2018 inscription
  • Guided trainingsride Saturday 3 March


Exclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Airfares & Taxi fares 
  • Willier Carbon road bike €105 or upgrade to Willier DI2 € 160
  • Insurance 
  • Drinks

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