When 2022

Sep 29 - Oct 3

Price 4* Hotel

€ 995

Eroica bike

€ 180

Carbon road bike

Wilier GTR Disc € 240




Sunday Oct 2



L’Eroica Gaiole Tour 2022

L’Eroica Gaiole Tour 2022 – guided private tours
Event date October 2 – 2022
This cycling trip is only for 6 persons or more we can fully customize a private group for the Eroica 2022 trip up to 14 persons

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Guided cycling Tour L’Eroica 2022 on road bike

Gaiole is a 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 2022 is a very special one. It includes many unique features and plenty of highlights! On these 5 days L’Eroica 2022 trip will be closed for only 12 persons, so book early.

Cycling in Italy is great, especially in 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 2, 2022, 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 2022 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 2 – 2022; L’ 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
Day 1
Thursday September 30
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 1
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 been the start and finishes 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 2
You can choose one of the following activities:
  • Cycle with one of the guides the Panzano in the 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 3
Breakfast is between 4 am and 5 am with a 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 percent 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 a place on Sunday 7 October. The whole ambiance 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
Monday October 4
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.

Eroica routes

  • Leisure Route (32 Km): Thought to allow everyone to enjoy the beauties of Chianti.
    Difference 432mt Altitude min 253 Altitude max 468
  • Mini-Chianti (46 Km): This route lasts about 3 hours and it goes through the Castello di Brolio and Pianella. Difference mt. 709 Alt. Min 220 mt  Alt Max 518 mt
  • Short route (78 Km): The first real taste of the Eroica route. It lasts about 4 hours and goes through Radda in Chianti and the historic Ristoro di Lamole.Difference mt. 1560 Alt. min 219 mt Alt. Max 769 mt
  • Medium route – Crete Senesi (130 Km): Still a viable route for many cyclists, but that lasts up to 10/12 hours. The track goes through Buonconvento, Radi and Castelnuovo Berardenga, other then the famous climb of Monte Sante Marie.Altitude min 138mt Altitude max 526mt Difference 2083 mt
  • Long route (209 Km): The true “heroic” route, that lasts even 15 or more hours. It deeply immerges in the wonders of the Chianti region and the Siena surroundings. Altitude min 129 mt Altitude max 620 mt Difference 3891 mt


  • Florence International Airport is named after one of the most famous Italians: Amerigo Vespucci. There is no train connection from the airport to the city. From Florence railway station there are good connections to all kinds of cities in Italy. The airport lies only four kilometers away from Florence. Shuttle buses leave 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.


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

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  • 4 nights lodging in a 4-star hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 Dinners
  • Activities day 3 - Cycling with one of the guides on the Panzano in the 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 2020
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Support van during the whole Tour
  • Bike transfer on race day Mechanic assistance
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers to/from the hotel
  • All drinks & lunches
  • Single Supplement € 280
  • Bike Rental €175 Vintage Eroica bicycle for the whole period
  • Discount for accompanying person - € 200
  • Road Bike Carbon Wilier GTR Disc € 240




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