Grade

Moderate

When

2019 October 3- 7

Price 4* Hotel

€ 1595

Bike hire

€ 175 Eroica Vintage bike

1,595

L’Eroica Trip 2019

Guided cycling Trip L’Eroica 2019. From October 3 until October 7
This cycling Trip is for 5 persons or more. we can fully customize a private group for the Eroica 2019 trip.

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Guided cycling Trip L’Eroica 2019 on road bike

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 Eroica cycling trip 2019 is a very special one. It includes many unique features and plenty of highlights! This 5 days L’Eroica 2019 trip will be closed at only 12 persons, so book early.

Cycling Italy is great especially the beautiful region of Tuscany and Chianti. Discover the peaceful countryside roads with very little traffic when we climb the rolling hills of Chianti. Don’t forget to visit the vintage bicycle stands during the L’Eroica Gran Fondo. Last but not least…. you will cycle the Gran Fondo L’Eroica in Gaiole. The Gran Fondo L’Eroica is one of Italy’s most famous cycling events. On Sunday October 6 2019, you can choose the most suitable route. Do not forget that the Eroica is not a race, but the celebration of those who love cycling.

This L’Eroica cycling Trip is really magnificent! The highlights:

  • Guaranteed entry Gran Fondo Eroica 2019 in Gaiole Chianti
  • Enjoy cycling the rolling hills of Tuscany/Chianti
  • The long route of 209 km covers 3,700 meters climbing meters
  • Sunday October 6-2019; Gran Fondo Eroica is “a must do cycle event”
  • Panoramic views from on your way through Chianti
  • Gaiole in Chianti is a quiet village between Florence & Siena
  • Fantastic scenery, perfect roads and fine food
  • Italy is a road cycling paradise with “Strade Bianche”
  • Visiting the market of vintage bicycles in Gaiole in Chianti
Trip Overview
Day 1
Check in
Check in at your 4* hotel in Radda. This beautiful town will be your starting point for the upcoming Eroica trip. At 19.30 The tour leader will explain the coming activities and itinerary. Welcomes drink and dinner will be provided. At 4 pm you receive the bikes. Dinner included.
Day 2
Friday October 4
Radda in Chianti is your permanent base before the Eroica event. In the morning you will cycle the northern ring of the Eroica, which corresponds to the first and last part of the 209 km route. You cross the Chianti Classico area, with its world famous vineyards. You will get stunning views. The last white gravel road leads you to Vertine through the vineyards and then to Gaiole. Gaiole has always the start and finish place of the Eroica. You cycle the last slope through the park of the sculptures in order to reach Vagliagli, before arriving back in Radda in Chianti. Dinner included.
Day 3
Saturday October 5
You can choose one of the following activities:
  • Cycle with one of the guides the Panzano in Chianti circuit
  • Just relax at the hotel spa
  • Visit the “ Tempio della Bistecca” (“meat temple”) in Panzano
  • Visiting the market of vintage bicycles in Gaiole in Chianti
Day 4
Sunday October 6 Eroica 2018
Breakfast is between 4am and 5am with transfer to Gaiole. The long routes start at 5.00 (135 and 205); the other ones at 8.30. In 1997 the Granfondo Eroica started with some 100 riders. The Eroica passes the famous Strade Bianche. The world famous Strade 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 7 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! In the afternoon there will be a prize-giving ceremony A rich and varied dinner is served at 20.00 : Pici hand-rolled pasta, wild boar, cinta pig and many wines for a small own prize-giving party with your fellow cycling friends!
Day 5
Departure day
Unfortunately it’s your last day! It’s time to say goodbye , 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 the tour guide.
Airport
  • 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 km away from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei.
  • Pisa Airport is two km from Pisa and 80 km 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.
Trains
  • There are many trains leaving to Siena. For example from Lucca, Florence or Pisa.



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This cycling tour is for 5 persons or more. We can fully customize a private tour for the Eroica 2019 from 5 persons or more.
  1. Fill out and submit the online booking request or send an email to info@cycleclassictours.com
  2. Once we receive your request we contact the local tour operator if the tour is available.
  3. When the tour operator confirms to us. We confirm to you and charge you’re a deposit fee of € 400 per person plus a € 15 booking fee.
  4. We tend and try to send all over within 48 hours.
  5. You will receive an invoice, the tour program and the terms and conditions of the tour operator.
  6. Please do not make travel plans until you receive our confirmation.
  7. Your confirmation invoice contains a statement reflecting of your deposit payment and the balance due.
  8. The balance payment is due 60 days before the start of the tour.
  9. Please be advised that we make every effort to ensure that all the information given on this site is accurate. All statements and information has been researched and supplied by third parties.
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  • 4 nights lodging in 4 star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 Dinners
  • Activities day 3 - Cycling with one of the guides the Panzano in Chianti circuit; - Relaxing in the spa of the hotel - Visit the “tempio della bistecca” (“meat temple”) in Panzano - Visit the market of vintage bicycles in Gaiole in Chianti
  • Guaranteed Entry-Fee for the Granfondo Eroica 2019
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Support van during whole Tour
  • Bike transfer on race day Mechanic assistance
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers to/from the hotel
  • All drinks & lunches
  • Single Supplement €350
  • Bike Rental €150 Vintage Eroica bicycle for the whole period

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