Dates:

Sept 23 / Oct 2, 2017

Duration:

10 days

Ability level:

hilly!

Arriving:

Florence airport (or Milan, it's a possible option but need to plan ahead)

Departing:

Florence airport (or Milan, it's a possible option but need to plan ahead)

Price:

2970 Euro based on TWIN/share accomodation. 40 Swiss Francs extra per night for a single room. To secure your place, a deposit of 750 Swiss Francs is required and the final balance 60 days prior to the Tour.

Single supplement:

40 Euro per night single room

Deposit:

750 Euro

Bike rental:

200 Euro is the price of rental of a vintage "Eroica" bicycle for the week



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TOURS: Tuscany, Chianti & L'Eroica 2017

In Gaiole in Chianti, a small quiet village between Florence and Siena, every year, on the first Sunday of October, it seems that the time stops and for a magic weekend we all go back in time for L'Eroica bicycle event.
Just take a look at these beautiful photos and you will better understand what this is all about ...

But this Tour is not only dedicated to L'Eroica special event, in fact we will ride for a week on the beautiful countryside of Chianti and Siena enjoying wonderful roads with little traffic. Tuscany is also well known for its incredible food and wine which are the perfect reward after a hard day's work. Our Hotel will be right in the heart of Chianti and as close as it can be to all the great atmosphere of this wonderful event.

The price of this Tour is assuming a party of 5 to 7 clients. We would be very happy to look after smaller numbers but the price would have to be adjusted.

A useful link on Gaiole in Chianti

We can provide, in case of need, few bicycles following L'Eroica standards: www.eroicafan.it/index.php?lang=it

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Saturday September 23 - Florence to Gaiole in Chianti

Airport pick-up and transfer to Gaiole in Chianti. Dinner in Gaiole
Hotel location: in Gaiole in Chianti
Hotel link: www.cavarchino.it or similar

Sunday September 24 - Gaiole in Chianti

We are riding some of the "Strade bianche" ... Dinner will be in Gaiole or at one of the many incredible places we know in the area
Hotel location: in Gaiole in Chianti

Monday September 25 - Gaiole in Chianti

Breakfast, we are riding in the area of Chianti, through countless vineyards and passing by the typical Tuscan villages of Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga ... After ride visit of a very famous vineyard nearby www.ricasoli.it located in the beautiful Castello di Brolio
Dinner in Gaiole
Hotel location: in Gaiole in Chianti

Tuesday September 26 - Gaiole in Chianti

Breakfast, training ride and dinner either in Gaiole or nearby
Hotel location: in Gaiole in Chianti

Wednesday September 27 - Gaiole in Chianti

Breakfast, training ride
Hotel location: in Gaiole in Chianti

Thursday September 28 - Gaiole in Chianti

Breakfast, training ride and visit of the many stands around Gaiole selling all kind of vintage paraphernalia
Hotel location: in Gaiole in Chianti

Friday September 29 - Gaiole in Chianti

Breakfast, training ride and for the ones participating at L'Eroica number pick-up
Hotel location: in Gaiole in Chianti

Saturday September 30 - Gaiole in Chianti

Breakfast, light training ride and early dinner
Hotel location: in Gaiole in Chianti

Sunday October 1 - Gaiole in Chianti

The big day. This is a Garmin link of my 2012 race over 207 km course CLICK HERE
and Garmin link of 2013 race HERE
Hotel location: in Gaiole in Chianti

Monday October 2 - Gaiole in Chianti - departure

Arrivederci! Transfers to Florence Airport and/or to Milan Malpensa

What's included:

- Tour pick-up Florence airport (or Milan Malpensa but need to plan ahead)
- guaranteed entry Granfondo "L'Eroica" in Gaiole in Chianti
- visit of the vintage bicycle stands
- a wine tasting
- all Hotels 9 nights (based on twin share accommodation, single accommodation is available on request at an additional cost)
- all breakfasts
- access and local knowledge to the best restaurants in the region
- Pietro personally guiding all bike rides
- Van available for a group of 5 to 7 riders

Items not included:
- airfares
- incidental personal expenses
- bike hire (available from Lake Como Cycling)
- travel, medical and accident insurance
- meals other than breakfast