New in 2017, Nova Eroica takes it's roots from L'Eroica yet differs in that, cyclists find 'the beauty of fatigue and the thrill of the conquest' on modern road, cyclocross and gravel bikes. There are competitive routes and leisure routes from which to choose. This event is held on the strade bianche of L'Eroica as well as additional white gravel roads of the Val d'Orcia. The 27 km route is suitable for children and families, while the 73 km route is also non-competitive, but is open to both classic and modern steel bikes. True heroes can choose from 89, 150 or 206 km, which with its almost 4,000 m of altitude difference, will put even the toughest cyclists to the test. April 22 through April 29. Event is April 28.
A spin-off of the 'Original L'Eroica' is Eroica Montalcino. This vintage cycling event is much like the original with a swap meet and festival leading up to the vintage ride on the strade bianche. Eroica Montalcino varies in that the routes run through the beautiful countryside and picturesque valleys south of Siena - between Val d'Arbia, Val d'Orcia and the infamous Crete Senesi. Join us for this spectacular Springtime event! This trip is a week long, with practice rides along the routes, and time to explore Tuscany in all it's Spring splendor. While L'Eroica in the Fall is spectacular in and of itself, this event brings its own unique vistas, scents, sounds and seasonal foods making it a totally new and amazing experience. We book quickly for Eroica events, so please contact us today. May 20 through May 27. Event is May 26.
Chianti Classic GF Castelnuovo Berardenga
2019 marks the 25th edition of this gran fondo across the idyllic roads of the Siena province. A favorite local cyclist event with 6 routes to choose from: Gravel 83km, Corto 63km, Medio 94km, Lungo 123km, Raduno 195km and Cicloturistico 49km. Join us to experience a true, Italian gran fondo event. May 27 through June 3. Event June 1.
“The toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place”. Join us for the 102nd Giro d'Italia as it traverses through Tuscany region. Spend a week riding our roads and partake in two stages of pro-cycling awesomeness. We book first-come-first-serve for this event-specific custom tour, so contact us today! May 8 through May 15.
PRIMAVERA IN TOSCANA - SPRING IN TUSCANY 'PICK YOUR WEEK' TRIP
Join us for a week in Tuscany during the lovely Springtime! Not centered around a fixed cycling event, this trip promises to be a perfect, relaxing Italian holiday. This trip centers around 'la dolce vita' way of life that Italians pride themselves as masters. Whether it's cycling around the tuscan hillsides, exploring Siena area, soaking up the culture & cuisine while Tuscany is in full bloom, it's truly this passion for 'the sweet life' that makes Italy - and your time here - so magical. Pick your week April, May, June.
100 miglia - GRAVEL ROAD RACE
A passion project of an Eroica founding member, this event brings together all aspects of cycling - vintage, modern gravel bikes, cyclocross bike, mountain bikes and even electric assist - on amazing gravel routes with amazing food stops to refuel and enjoy the Tuscan landscape. Contact us today for more details about this fantastic gravel event! June 10 through June 17. Event is June 16.
Spend a week cycling and experience the Sienese tradition of Il Palio. Ride the historical strade bianche raced by cycling heroes past and walk the 'terra in piazza' raced by contrade for over 800 years. This week promises to be a grand event for cyclists and non-cycling family and friends. Custom Trips available for both July and August Palio. Events July 2 and August 16.
ESTATE IN TOSCANA - SUMMER IN TUSCANY 'PICK YOUR WEEK' TRIP
Join us under the Tuscan sun for a fantastic week in Tuscany! Not centered around a fixed cycling event, this trip promises to be a perfect, relaxing Italian holiday. Our goal on this trip is to practice the fine Italian art of 'il bel far niente' - the beauty of doing nothing. Of course, it's not really 'doing nothing' as Americans would translate that to mean. It's the beauty of doing something whilst looking as though you're doing nothing: a relaxed stroll through a piazza, people watching while eating gelato, cycling around the tuscan hillsides, meandering through a museum, napping by the pool, exploring small villages, watching the sun set over Siena as you sip Chianti Classico. It's truly the essence of Italian living and truly how a vacation should be. Pick your week June through August.
GRAN FONDO GALLO NERO
Traversing the Chianti Region, the GF Gallo Nero is a spectacular event open to amateur and pro cyclists alike on the best roads in Tuscany. Train the week before with our local guides and enjoy the ride - for competition or for fun. Two routes offered for the event: Granfondo 135 km and Mediofondo 83km. September 23 through 30. Event September 28.
L'EROICA TRIP- ORIGINALE
Our annual signature for all cycling enthusiasts! L'Eroica, is a period cyclotouristic rally on the infamous Stradi Bianche (white gravel roads) of the Chianti region. Truly a unique event that takes a step back in time to the heroic early days of cycling. Amazing atmosphere and camaraderie for race participants as well as spectators. Charity registration for L'Eroica is still open. You'll need to act fast if you want to participate in this event! COMPLETO, SOLO BICI or DIY accommodations. Click here for our dedicated L'Eroica page. September 30 through October 7. Event is October 6.
Dit'unto Food Festival
Cycling + Culinary. Fall is a perfect time to ride in Tuscany. After a week of cycling, join us for the famous food festival offering uniquely Italian street food you can 'eat with your fingers'. A true 'insider' event and opportunity to live like an Italian cyclist for a week. October 7 through October 14.
AUTUNNO IN TOSCANA - FALL IN TUSCANY 'PICK YOUR WEEK' TRIP
Similar to Summer, our early Fall trips are not centered around a cycling race. They are centered around full emersion into the Italian lifestyle with a little of everything - cycling, winery tours and tastings, cooking classes, shopping, exploring quaint towns and relaxing. Tuscany is bountiful during harvest season and the weather is ideal for cycling. Pick your week September through October.
BICI ITALIA tours are all custom-tailored to our clients needs for the ultimate Italian cycling vacation. We offer complete all-inclusive packages with airport pick-up/drop-off, transportation to all site-seeing events, accommodations, and food (breakfasts and dinners). Professional mechanics on staff to assist as needed in our on-site bike shop and sag wagon is available. Ride in the morning and experience Tuscany off the bike in the afternoon. We cater to cyclist and their non-cycling family & friends. Our tour packages are designed to offer unique cycling and site-seeing experiences in Italy without the stress of doing everything yourself.
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Want to plan a GROUP TRIP? Learn more about our CON CLIENTI trips, available to groups of 6 or more.
Been to Italy before and want to DO-IT-YOURSELF? Why not book a stay with us at our vila apartments. Bike shop and experts on hand to assist with mechanics, route planning, etc. Contact us and mention DIY today!