Travel package to live two wonderful bike events, L’Eroica and the Granfondo of Rome.
In the first part of your stay you will ride L’Eroica, the best vintage race in the world, riding some of the most beautiful place in Tuscany like the Chianti and the Val d’Orcia. You’ll ride with more than 5000 cyclists, all with vintage bikes and vintage clothes! An unforgettable experience!
After L’Eroica, you’ll go to Rome riding your bicycles, whether your vintage bike , your road or hybrid bike, along the Via Francigena, the major pilgrimage route to Rome from the north. The Via Francigena passes through the Val d’Orcia, Viterbo, the lake of Bolsena and the “Tuscia”, before arriving to Rome. You’ have the chance to visiti charming medieval villages riding among breathtaking panoramas!
The visit of this beautiful city and the Granfondo Campagnolo complete this beautiful bike experience. The Saturday you can choose to take part to a nice bike tour with an ex-professionel rider. Instead, if you want to continue living the vintage atmosphere, you could take ride the Imperiale The Appian Way, riding the last kilometers along the old Appian Way: just wonderful!
30 September 2017
Individual arrival in 4* hotel located at only 10 minutes from Siena. At the check-in you will find the Eroica package and race number to participate at L’Eroica.
1 October 2017
Participation to the 21th edition of L’Eroica of Gaiole in Chianti - Five routes available: 46 km, 75 km, 135 km, long route of 209 km or the newest Chianti Classico route of 125 km - You’ll live the emotions to climb Brolio among oil lamps and have a rest with typical salami and ribollita!
2 October 2017
FROM SIENA TO SAN QUIRICO, 60 KM
First stage surrounded by beautiful view - Crete Senesi and Asciano, visit of the abbey of Monte Oliveto - End of the stage in Val d’Orcia, UNESCO protected site, and visit of Pienza
3 October 2017
FROM SAN QUIRICO TO BOLSENA, 81 KM
The landscape of Val d’Orcia, riding through the thermal medieval village of Bagno Vignoni - Pedaling on the Paglia’s valley following the old Cassia road - Contignano, beautiful town on the top of the hill where you can admire fantastic view on the Val d’Orcia - Acquapendente before to arrive at the Lake of Bolsena, end of the stage.
4 October 2017
CARRARECCIA LOOP, 60 KM
Riding part of the route of the vintage race “La Carrareccia” - During this stage you can complete the tour of the Bolsena lake or join Orvieto, beautiful city also known for its Cathedral, one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Italy.
5 October 2017
FROM BOLSENA TO SUTRI, 65 KM
Along an hilly route, with beautiful view on Montefiascone, you will join Viterbo and its beautiful city center - The town of Vetralla and Capranica - End of the stage at Sutri, town of Etruscan origin where you can’t miss the visit of its amphitheater and the Church of the Madonna del Parto.
6 October 2017
FROM SUTRI TO ROMA, 65 KM
Monterosi and the Monte Gelato waterfalls, a natural area for a little relax before to arrive at Campagnano di Roma - The Parco di Veio and the Tevere bicycle path before the final arrival to Rome - The alternative route will lead you on the river of Lake of Bracciano before arriving at Campagnano di Roma.
7 October 2017
FREE DAY IN ROME OR GUIDED BIKE TOUR
Relaxing day visiting Rome. The discovery of this beautiful city will make your trip unforgettable - Otherwise you can decide to participate to a nice guided bike tour with an ex professional cyclist
8 October 2017
Participation to the Granfondo Campagnolo 2017 with start in Via dei Fori Imperiali - Two routes available, one of 120 km with 1700 meters of positive height, and one “in Bici ai Castelli” of 60 km to the lake of Albano - The third options is to participate to the Appian Way, for the people who want to live again the vintage spirit. The route is the same of “In bici ai Castelli” with final passage on the Appia Antica road.
9 October 2017
Check-out and individual departures.
- 9 nights stay with breakfast
- 4 dinner, drinks not included
- Baggage transportation between the hotel
- Pick-up of everything you bought during your daily stage: wine, gift and more
- Expert bike guide
- Van support during your daily stage
- Maps and information for your daily stage
- GPX tracks for GPS system
- Phone assistance by Anima Toscana staff
- Registration to L’Eroica
- Granfondo Campagnolo package: Registration to Granfondo Campagnolo, number from 200 to 250 and Bike tour with ex-professional cyclist and mechanic on October 7th.
- Medical baggage insurance
- Tourist city tax
- Medical baggage insurance
- Activities for non-cyclist (cooking class, guided tour, horse back riding, trekking etc.)
- Bike rental (road bike, MTB, hybrid, e-bikes or vintage bike)
- GPS rental
- Wine tasting, truffle hunting, or cheese tasting
*Price on 6 people basis