Bike tour gravel bike

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Gravel bike on the Eroica path 

Gravel bike day trip is an amazing one day bike trip experience leading you through the path of the most famous gravel roads around  Siena. The tour start from Rapolano Terme.

Riding on the  gravel road until the climb to Monte Sante Marie until to Siena or either the Chianti Area .

What is Eroica:

The Eroica Strade Bianche was born in 1997 as a recreational bike race for vintage bikes only.

This event is still held once a year the day after the professional race on the white gravel roads around Siena.

L’Eroica is the name of the most famous  non competitive vintage bike race.

A race inspired by classic cycling in black and white.

By convention the year 1987 is the borderline between classical cycling and modernity.

The Eroica events is only for Heroic Bicycles or Vintage Style Bicycles.

For Heroic Bikes (or Vintage Bicycles ) we mean all road racing bikes built until 1987.

Included both with gearbox and without gearbox, such as those built in the late 1800s or early 1900s.

The white gravel roads

The white gravel roads, characteristic of the tuscan countryside, provide the unique character of the race. They are usually country lanes  called strade bianche or sterrati in Italian, twisting through the hills and vineyards of the Chianti region.

The longest and most arduous sectors are the ones in Lucignano d’Asso (9.5 km) and Asciano (11 km).

Some of the dirt roads are flat, other sections include steep climbs and winding descents, testing riders’ climbing abilities and bike handling skills. Riders who take three Strade Bianche titles have a sector of gravel road named after them.

Fabian Cancellara is the first rider with a stretch named in his honour: sector 8, an 11.5 km section at Monte Sante Marie.

With the modern Gravel bikes you have the opportunity to fully enjoy these roads thanks to their adaptability, versatility and ruggedness that make them the perfect commuter bike, an ideal light touring or audax bike, a great winter training bike, or simply one bike that can tackle any sort of terrain you care to take it along. 

Info

Price

All inclusive fee for each itinerary

3 people: Euro 190/each

4-5 people: Euro 170/each

6-8 people: Euro 150/each

9-12 people: Euro 140/each

The tour is available also for 1 -2 people ask for your quotation

Inclusions

Bike rental hybrid Gravel Road  Ebike

Equipment

Bike guidance

Van service for transfer and support

cold water available

Note

we can arrange a loop from your location ( flexible start point) no van service, with bike rental  & equipment + bike guidance

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Point of departure is flexible depending on clients’ accommodation.  If you are farther away from the point of departure, feel free to ask us for a custom-made itinerary to suit your location or any other special needs you may have

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Based on 96 reviews
Manuel König
Manuel König
08/03/2024
I rented the Canyon Gravel bike for the Strade Bianche and felt I had made the optimal choice. The booking process was very easy, Luigi is extremely kind, knowledgeable and helpful, the bikes are beautiful, perfectly maintained and adjusted to your needs and the price is more than fair compared to competitors. 5/5 stars. I would come back any time.
Silvia Dagnoli
Silvia Dagnoli
11/01/2024
Top! Professionalità e disponibilità al 100%. Ho preso una Canyon Gravel a noleggio, mi sono trovata molto bene.
William
William
03/12/2023
Very friendly, speaks good english. The bikes themselves are great. The bikes are nog insured by default.
Matthew Ng
Matthew Ng
04/10/2023
We had 5 excellent days of gravel riding (self guided Tuscany tour). The routes that Luigi provided us were a good mix of paved and gravel, and of course hills! The bikes (Canyon Grizl) were very nice and the luggage was always waiting for us at the next hotel. Luigi was accomodating, modifying the routes based on my requests. I would definitely recommend doing a trip with this company.
Robert Head
Robert Head
15/09/2023
The route was wonderful, with amazing scenery and history at every turn. Our guides, Sarah and Gigi were the best. They are both very accomplished and personable riders, provided interesting history of Tuscany during the tour, and emphasied safe riding while keeping everyone within sight. They are also great dinner companions!
James Twidale
James Twidale
05/09/2023
Luigi and BikeRiding Tuscany were an absolute pleasure to deal with. The bike was in incredible condition, delivered to my hotel and Luigi even arranged for a local mechanic to help with a small mechanical issue after my first ride. The experience from start to finish was brilliant. The communication friendly and quick. Simona was equally helpful on collection of the bicycle. I would love to join Luigi for a cycle tour as he seems very knowledgeable about the area and a good rider. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to explore Tuscany or Siena.
Mark Gatha
Mark Gatha
05/08/2023
Exceptional self guided tour. I highly recommend for all levels (but especially for a road cyclist). This is the tour company to book with! Bikes - excellent high end bikes. I rode a Canyon Ultimate CF SL Ultegra - light and fast and we'll tuned with new tires. My wife road the e-mountain bike which she really enjoyed. Routes - beautiful. We did 50-60km a day. Rapolano de Terme, Pienza, Montalcino, Siena and Castellini in Chianti. Varied terrain, vineyards, great climbs and beautiful medieval towns. Extremely well thought out. All on quiet roads. Hotels - all 3 and 4 stars with loads of character. The ones with pools were our favourites. All of the hotels were able to let us check in very early (it was hot so we rode as early as we could manage). Hotels all came with breakfast. Really great. Service - Luigi was a gem. Easy to contact, quick to communicate (before we came and during the tour) and passionate about cycling. He gave us a lot of great recommendations to help maximize our tour. I cannot say enough positive things about this trip and Bike Riding Tuscany. This was truly memorable. Highly recommended.
Bruce Jenkins
Bruce Jenkins
24/07/2023
I was on a trip around the world and stopped in Italy. A friend recommended BikeRidingTuscany to me for an unforgettable experience and it didn’t let down. They planned a custom 1 day gravel ride for me that took us from Rapolano Terme to Sienna and back. The pace was perfect and they were gracious with any requests for breaks or stops for water/food. I enjoyed myself so much that I extended my stay to do a run on the gravel amongst the beautiful sunflowers. If you’re adventurous, and seeking some safe fun riding, this is your team
greg luckos
greg luckos
16/07/2023
Great rental service! Nothing is a problem for Luigi. All bikes are set up tubless. Thank you

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