The Strade Bianche is Europe’s most Southern Northern Classic.
Starting and finishing in Siena, Tuscany, the course takes in beautiful kms of white gravel roads, or Strade Bianche.
Spectate the World Tour race on Saturday ahead of riding the course in the Strade Bianche Gran Fondo on Sunday.
Join Eat Sleep Cycle for a fabulous, fun weekend where cycling legends are made. Our support team will take care of you every step of the, ensuring you and your bike are prepared for the tough road ahead!
Arrival in Sienna, Italy
The Chiante region, 80 km, 1,000 m
The Strade Bianche World Tour Race
Watch the Pro race & ride up to 60 kms
Strade Bianche Gran Fondo
Choice of 87 km or 139 km route
Departure from Siena
The Strade Bianche Grand Fondo offers an undulating course, made more challenging by the sectors of white gravel roads. With the choice of an 87 km or 139 km route the course is accessible and completing the course is achievable for riders with a wide range of fitness – it just depends how fast!
The tour is fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.
The Gran Fondo has it’s own support system of cars and mechanics & feed zones during the event.
Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of Cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.
Italians have a world-renowned love affair with food and this is another aspect of the trip to get really excited about.
The Italian city of Siena is your base throughout the tour. Indluge in and explore the cities restuarants at your leisure.
Breakfast, ride nutrition & a post-Gran Fondo Pasta Party is included in the package, additional lunches and dinners are at guests’ expense.
Stay in the 4* Hotel Athena in the heart of Siena.
Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.
Choose from a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike. All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes.
RIDLEY FENIX SL 105
RIDLEY HELIUM X
RIDLEY FENIX DISC
Meeting Point: Fly in to Florence Airport on day 1 in time for a group transfer at 12:00
Fly out of Florence Airport on the last day. Book flights after 14:00 to take the group transfer from the hotel.
Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4 nights, 4* Hotel in Siena
Food: Breakfast only
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Return group transfer to Pisa Airport
Gran Fondo Entry: Included
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.
Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
Eat Sleep Cycle are so good at what they do... Hands-down best cycle tour operator in Europe. They handled our group of 45 with ease. Everyone including the mechanics at the hub, the guides that took us on fantastic group rides and the guys that run the show, are simply excellent. And an extra special thank you to Lee, Silvia and Brian for making our trip so memorable.William Jed Harrison
The enthousiasm of Louise, Lee and Brian is so highly addictive, it makes me regret I was able to spend only 2 days cycling with them. They take care of everything and show you around like a good friend would. Impossible not to love this small business!Charlotte Meerscchaut
I just finished a bespoke trip with the crew from ESC. It was the most amazing cycling I've ever done in my life. The trip with worth every penny. Everything from the routes, support, and hotels were planned with such thought and care. Looking forward to many more trips with ESC!Jennifer Oh
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