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I Bellissimi

IT235

Italy / L'Eroica and Tuscany

The Italian Classic

L'Eroica is one of the most original and best loved gran fondo rides in the world. It is a celebration of cycling and the heroes from yesteryear! Join us on the "strada bianca" (white gravel roads) for what will be an exhilarating ride! The experience is truly rewarding – cycle from dawn to dusk, from a tankful of energy to those last final drops, from exhilaration to fatigue... You will immerse yourself in all things Tuscany including its diverse districts and traditions, superb food and fine wine: Viva la Toscana!
  • Day by Day

    1. Friday 02.10.20
    Gaiole in Chianti and the Chianti Valley (50 km).
    We will collect you from Florence Airport at approximately 12 noon and transfer you to the Chianti Valley in the heart of Tuscany (1hr drive). During the afternoon we will prepare the bikes and start cycling in this world famous wine region. The Chianti region is loved for its natural beauty, postcard perfect small towns, friendly locals, quality wine and fresh produce. In the evening you will sample some of these Chianti treats with the tour guides.

    2. Saturday 03.10.20
    Welcome to Eroica.
    This morning you will visit L'Eroica event village to collect your vintage (pre 1985) steel bike ahead of tomorrow 's gran fondo cycling event. Be careful not to get lost in this amazing expo. The village includes close to 100 stalls with cycling gear and bikes from yesteryear! Today your cycling route heads towards Greve and Radda in Chianti through a picturesque landscape of hills and vineyards. The climbs are gentle, with a maximum 5% incline, culminating in spectacular fashion on white gravel roads, allowing us to relive the heroic days of Binda, Gagliardoni and Bartali. You should now be becoming very familiar with your steel bike and looking forward to L'Eroica challenge that awaits you tomorrow!

    3. Sunday 04.10.20
    Eroica Day.
    Today you ride Italy 's version of the Paris Roubaix! The L 'Eroica gran fondo was born from a pure passion for cycling with the aim of rediscovering the authentic roots of a truly beautiful sport! During the evening we will all enjoy a celebratory glass of fine Chianti red wine!

    4. Monday 05.10.20
    Following breakfast and some time to finalise your packing we will organise a 1.5hr transfer to Florence city centre or Florence Airport. If you are flying we will have you at Florence Airport by 12 noon.

     

     

  • By your side

     

    Leading you on this epic tour, and sharing all his top tips and tricks to tackle the route like a pro:

     

    Andrea Ferrigato is affectionately known by his former teammates and friends as “Ferri” for his legs of “Steel” recording an estimated 650,000 miles in his career on a bike.

     

    Ferri has had a professional career spanning 15 years, 8 Giro d’Italia and 4 Tour de France.

    He was a Stage winner of the Giro D’Italia (1994), 2 World Cup races in 1996, when he was second in the final classification, and other 17 important classics race.

     

Tour details

 

from 990 €

4 days / 3 nights, 3/4* hotels

Tour-type:

I Bellissimi

 

Departure:

from 2.10 to 5.10.2020

 

* minimum number of participants: 6 people.

 

Price per person:

990 € 3/4* Hotels

 

Included:

  • arrival and departure transfers (from/to Florence Airport)
  • 3 nights accommodation including breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • 3 guided cycling stages by Andrea Ferrigato ex prof rider
  • van and mechanic
  • guaranteed entry to L'Eroica Gran Fondo
  • Not included:
  • airfares
  • lunch
  • pre or post tour accommodation

 
Supplements:
200 € single room
200 € vintage bike hire 3 days (limited number)

 

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