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Tour info: L'Eroica in Gaiole 2018

30 September - 08 October

Please check Bike Rentals in Tuscany

This Tour is not only dedicated to L'Eroica special event, in fact you will ride for a week on the beautiful countryside of Chianti and Siena enjoying wonderful roads with little traffic. Tuscany is also well known for its incredible food and wine which are the perfect recognition after a hard day's work. Your hotel will be right in the heart of Chianti and as close as it can be to all the great atmosphere of this wonderful event. This L'Eroica 2017 & Chianti trip will be closed at only seven 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 you climb the rolling hills of Chianti. Beyond the included activities you 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 7000 cyclist!

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

  • Guaranteed entry Granfondo L'Eroica 2017 in Gaiole Chianti 
  • Many days of cycling the rolling hills of Tuscany/Chianti 
  • Visit vineyard Ricasoli in Castello di Broli 
  • Sunday 7 October 2018 ; Gran fondo L'Eroica 
  • 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 
  • Wine tasting 
  • Cycle "Strade Bianche"


Country Italy/Chianti/Tuscany
Trip Type L'Eroica Gran Fondo Chianti
Start Tour Florence 30/09/2018
Finish Florence 08/10/2018
Days  10 Days/ 9 Nights
Price €2995 per person
Bikerental €200
Deposit €925
Extra Night On request


Fitness level 5 Required

Itinerary L'Eroica & Chianti 2018

Saturday 30 September 

There will be a pick up service at Florence Airport- check in at your hotel in Gailole This beautiful town will be your starting point for the upcoming L’Eroica & Chianti trip. The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary.  
Dinner in Gaiole

B & B Cavarchino or Hotel La Fonte del Chieco

Sunday October 1

You will ride the "Strade Bianche". The Stade Bianche is divided in eight pieces of white road for a total of just over 50km.

Monday October 2

Cycle Tuscany on your second day in "La Bella Italia”. After your first exciting ride it’s time again for more physical action! You get on your bicycle for a beautiful ride in the Chianti region. You pass typical villages like Radda and Castellina. After your ride you will visit the famous vineyards in Castello di Brolio. Dinner provided & overnight in Gaiole.

Tuesday October 3

Picture yourself cycling in Tuscany! You will have a trainings ride. Biking throughout Tuscany is extremely good with perfect paved roads and stunning scenery. Enjoy todays ride!

Wednesday October 4

After breakfast you leave for another trainings ride in Chianti. 

Thursday October 5

In the morning a trainings ride. Later in the afternoon you visit the vintage market in Gaiole with many stands. Here you find all kinds of cycling collector’s items. Dinner provided & overnight in Gaiole.

Friday October 5

Trainings ride in the morning and for the ones participating at L'Eroica number pick up. Dinner provided & overnight in Gaiole.

Saturday October 6 

Last trainings day before the Granfondo L'Eroica. Combine the best of Tuscany with physical action and the beauties of this very popular region! Tuscany is named number one on Forbes list "The best region to Live" and is in fact an excellent base for the upcoming Granfondo. Challenging climbs and long downhill runs makes Tuscany a Cyclist paradise. Last trainings day before the Granfondo L'Eroica. D

Sunday October 7

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! 

 Monday 8 October 

Unfortunately it’s your last day! It’s time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in Italy. Transfers to the Airport Milan Malpensa or Pisa airport will be made by the Tour guide. 


The Training rides below are just examples!
Arrival day
Ride on Strade Bianche
Trainings ride in Chianti
Radda and Castellina.
Trainings ride.
Trainings ride in Chianti.
Trainings ride. Later in the afternoon we visit the vintage market in Gaiole with many stands
Last trainings day before the Granfondo L'Eroica
You can choose the following options 38km, 75km, 135km or the challenging 205km. Enjoy your day! Dinner provided & Hotel in Gaiole.
Departure Day

Airport/ Train Information L'Eroica - Chianti 2018

The most important gateways are the airports of Milan.

Milan has three important airports; the most important airport is Milan Malpensa, from here many flights leave /arrive worldwide. There are many regular flights to/ from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and more very important cities from all around the Globe.

The second airport is Milan Linate which has a lot of domestic and European flights to all important cities in Europe. There is a shuttle bus connecting Malpensa with Linate Airport. The ride between the two airports takes more than an hour.

The third airport is Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) and is northeast of Milan, close to the city of Bergamo. This airport is especially used by budget companies like Ryanair.

From Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central station are Malpensa Shuttle busses departing: every 30 to 60 minutes Length: 1 hour.
From Milan Linate International Airport to Milan Central station busses departing every 30 minutes Length: 20 minutes. 

Bergamo Airport has no direct train connection, but there is a shuttle bus that takes you to the station in Bergamo.

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Inclusions & exclusions L'Eroica & Chianti trip 2018

All prices are based on double rooms.
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  • 9 nights lodging
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entry-Fee for the Granfondo L'Eroica
  • Six Cycling days in Tuscany/Chianti
  • Wine tasting
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Airport Transfer to/from Florence - Milan on request
  • support van during tour


  • Airfares & Taxis
  • All Drinks at dinner
  • Single Supplement € 375
  • Bike Rental €200 Vintage L'Eroica bicycle for the whole period
  • Snacks & Lunches 


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