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2017 Gran Fondo L'Eroica with Cycle Classic Tours

Gran Fondo L'Eroica

September 28 - October 03 2017
Gaiole, Italy

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 2017 is a very special one. It includes many unique features and plenty of highlights! This 5 days L'Eroica 2017 & 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. Don’t forget to visit the 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. On Sunday Oct 1, 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.

DAY 1 Thursday 28 September

Check in at your 4 **** hotel in Radda. This beautiful town will be your starting point for the upcoming L’Eroica & Chianti 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 29 September Radda in Chianti route

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 30 September - Day at leisure

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 01 October Eroica 2017!

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 L'Eroica started with some 100 riders. In the last edition of 2015 there were 5500 participants from all around the world. The L'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 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! 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 02 October

Unfortunately it’s your last day! It’s time to say goodbye and thanks, 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. 


Routes: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 13

Price  €1665
Bikerental €150
Deposit €700

What's Included?

Guaranteed entry Granfondo L'Eroica 2017 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 1; Gran Fondo 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

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Neutral Support Vehicles
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Two Hill Climbs
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
Start Address: Gaiole, Italy
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