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TUSCANY - ITALY

Strade Bianche Gran Fondo with a Champion 🇮🇹

5 days | Road | $1556

Strade Bianche is a dream for so many passionate cyclists. It's available for amateur riders as well! Take on this once-in-a-lifetime cycling experience and be helped and guided by Thomas Desonay, ex-pro rider who won the race in 2019!

Distance
350 km

Gain
5000 m

Road
Road

Temp
22°C

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Overview

Overview

IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN MAKE IT

Flying in:

Bologna

Start point:

Siena

Flying out:

Bologna

End point:

Siena

Strade Bianche is a one-day professional cycling race that takes place in the Italian region of Tuscany. Not only it is famed for the beauty and the cultural surroundings of the magical Toscana, but moreover for its gravel segments in the Crete Senesi area – hence the Strade Bianche or ‘white roads’ in Italian. The dusty roads create a beautiful, epic and epic race, and the traditions and folklore have come together to form this relatively young classics that has captured everyone’s heart.

On this Strade Bianche bike tour, you will spend few days in preparation and then you will take part in the Strade Bianche Grand Fondo – the amateur version of the actual pro race which offers almost the same routes and takes you through the real experience of the legendary competition. The route is epic but it’s doable by most fit riders. The climbs are short but challenging. There are two options to choose from, the longer one and the shorter one giving options to a wide range of abilities.

That’s not all. As you prepare for this unreal cycling holiday and event, you will be supported by Thomas Desonay, a recently retired pro rider who won Strade Bianche Gran Fondo in 2019! It doesn’t get better than that!

Take on this iconic race. Train with the champion on your side. And have the beauty of Tuscany surrounding you. This Strade Bianche bike tour is not to be missed!

Highlights of your trip

BE PART OF A LEGEND

Ride the Strade Bianche Gran Fondo and be proud for the rest of your life! This is an extraordinary cycling experience to be remembered. Ride the roads that pros ride yet in a friendly environment and in your own pace.

RIDE WITH THE CHAMPION

You will spend 5 days riding with Thomas Deconay, a former pro cyclist who won the Strade Bianche Grand Fondo in 2019. He'll share his experience with you on the preparation rides and will support you on the race day.

AMAZING TOSCANA

Tuscany is famed for its beauty, history and food. It is one of the most desired destinations in the world to ride in. But Tuscany also holds a massive cycling heritage putting it at the top of the passionate riders bucket list.

Destination

Destination

TUSCANY - ITALY

Dusty roads and rolling countryside – Tuscany and the rest of Italy is a dream to ride. Road cyclists should be adding this Italian gem to their hit list. After all, if it's good enough for the pro's then it's good enough for us! Pedal the same routes that are used in the Strade Bianche and discover why we're mad about Italy.

Weather

Boasting warm and mild weather all year round, Italy really is a dreamy destination. The height of summer can get too hot for some in the midday sun. So if you prefer slightly cooler temperatures, perhaps book for spring or autumn dates for a more comfortable ride.

Terrain

Dusty, hilly, and rolling. The roads run beautifully through Italy's interior with tough climbs and fun descents to tackle. Hot summer days really do kick up the dust. Don't forget your glasses and a face covering if you are normally at the back of the peloton!

Culture

Warm and welcoming. Italian hospitality is famous across the globe. Be prepared to be blown away by hearty food and rich flavours, incredible wines, and the all important family feeling that runs throughout the region. Tuscany will leave an imprint on you after your visit.

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation

4* Hotel

Program

Program

Day 1

Welcome and a warm up ride

Distance

50 km

Gain

500 m

Distance

50 km

Gain

500 m

Pick up from the airport in Bologna and transfer to the hotel in Sienna.

Warm up ride to spring your legs and to see around.

Day 2

Our first recon ride for the race and getting the feel of the gravel sections.

Distance

45 km

Gain

500 m

Distance

45 km

Gain

500 m

Day 3

Explore the key section of the race route and take a rest looking around in Sienna

Distance

50 km

Gain

500 m

Distance

50 km

Gain

500 m

Day 4

Race day!

Distance

90 km

Gain

1200 m

Distance

90 km

Gain

1200 m

Day 5

Departure day

Essentials

What’s included in your trip

Accommodation

4* Hotel in the town centre of Sienna, shared twin room

Half-board meals

Breakfast and dinner in the hotel

Professional guidance

Support by a Strade Bianche winner and a pro cyclist Thomas Desonay

Airport Transfers

Pick up at the airport and back for you and your bike

Gran Fondo entry ticket

Privileged box

Fuel & support for all rides

Energy and drinks on the rides

Support vehicle

On all rides when you need it

Photo & video

You will get some photos and videos to remember the epic day

Professional mechanic

Full tech support to make sure your bike will not let you down

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After selecting the date of travel, you will be able to enter the detail of who is traveling and see further options for accomidation and cycle hire, subject to the operator.

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13 Sep 2021

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