L'Eroica & Tuscany
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Join us on a ride of historical proportions and take your chance to be part of one of the world's greatest cycling events - L'Eroica (literally, 'The Heroic').
Conceptualised in 1997, by the visionary Giancarlo Brocci, as a means of protecting Tuscany’s fabled ‘strade bianche’ (white gravel roads) from being paved, the ride can normally only be entered via a lottery system.
We have the good fortune of being able to acquire guaranteed entries as one of the official Eroica tour operators. We bypass the lottery system and therefore guarantee entry to all of our riders.
In the lead up to the main event we will give you the chance to acclimatise to the challenges posed by the strade bianche whilst also incorporating other elements such as a Chianti Classico wine tasting and exploratory rides in cycling pearls such as Val d’Orcia and the Chiantigiana. On the day itself you can choose how ‘Heroic’ you want to be with 4 ride options available – 48km, 75km, 135km or 209km.
In terms of your steed for the rides in the lead up to the event you can choose. Bring your own, rent a ‘normal’ bike from us or spend the whole tour on a ‘vintage’ bike (either your own or rented from us).
For the Eroica the rules are that you must ride on a pre-1987 steel frame bike with ‘rat trap’ pedals, down tube shifters, and exposed cables, wearing woollen jerseys, and fuelled by decadent Italian food and wine! Vintage bikes are available if you do not own one.
Join us on this cycling odyssey leading up to what is known as the ‘most handsome race in the world’.
- 4 Days
- Tour Type:
- More Options:
- Centre-based|Comfort (3-4⭐︎)
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- Cost From:
- EUR 1495
Tour Distance & Dates
- 2nd Oct 2020
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
Accommodation and breakfast
Two or more first class guides, van support, all shuttles, private tours and tastings, 2 picnic lunches, original itineraries, trip literature, super snacks during the day and luggage transfers
The cost of renting a vintage bike for the 3 days is €100
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