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L'Eroica - powered by Bianchi

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Duration
5 days / 4 nights

2016 Trip dates
September 29 › October 3

Start location
Florence Airport

End location
Florence Airport

Accommodations
4 nights in 4-star hotel

Price per person (USD)
$3,295 (double occupancy)
Single supplement: $400

Non-rider price
20% Discount (double occupancy)

book this trip! 






Book with Thomson Bike Tours and get guaranteed entry to the Eroica!

Thomson Bike Tours has teamed up with Bianchi, the Eroica's Title Sponsor, to bring you a memorable trip featuring the strade bianche in Tuscany.

The highlight of the trip is the opportunity to ride the Eroica Gran Fondo on Sunday October 2. The Eroica is a phenomenal event with cyclists from all over the world riding the famous strade bianche on vintage bikes (and to keep in the spirit of the event - in vintage clothing).

The Eroica Gran Fondo is designed for the cycling nostalgic, a step back in time to the days of Merkcx and Gimondi. Do you remember toe clips and straps, gear levers on the downtube, steel frames and woolly jerseys? Discard your lycra, jump into Merino wool and enjoy a day of cycling in its purest form.

The first 3 days of our trip will feature classic rides through the Tuscan countryside and on a regular bike! We'll provide you with Bianchi's hot bike - the Infinito CV for these rides. Then on Sunday we'll swap to a vintage bike for our trip down cyclings memory lane!

Join us for an unforgettable experience in Tuscany! 

Trip Highlights

  • The Eroica - ride the world-famous event on a vintage bike
  • Choose your distance - 46, 75, 135 or 209km. There's an Eroica designed for you!
  • Eroica Expo - visit the famous Expo the day before the Eroica. Get that all-important vintage jersey (and wool shorts!)
  • Classic Tuscan rides - enjoy 3 days of classic rides (on a regular bike) throughout the best of the Tuscan countryside.
  • Poggerino Wines - wine tasting and lunch in this famous winery
  • Siena - evening visit and dinner in this fabulous city

Your daily itinerary

Day Schedule
Distance
Km
Distance
Miles
1
  • Pick-up at Florence International Airport
  • Transfer to Monteriggionni by private shuttle.
  • Orientation Meeting, bike build then Lunch

Monteriggioni › Lucerena › Montecagnano › Monteriggioni

  • Dinner at our Hotel

 

 


38km

 

 


24 miles

2

Monteriggioni › Castellina › Poggio del Sugame › Passo del Morellino › Palagio › Monteriggioni

  • Dinner in Siena
133km
83 miles
3

Monteriggioni › Castellina › Radda in Chianti › San Sano › Castello Brolio › Gaiole in Chianti

  • Eroica Expo Visit, pick up Eroica Race number
  • LUNCH at Poggerino Wines
  • Vintage Bike Set up
  • Dinner at our Hotel
63km
39 miles
4

Ride L'Eroica - choose your route!
› Passeggiata / Leisure Route
› Percorso Corto / Short Route
› Percorso Medio / Medium Route
› Percorso Lungo / Long Route

  • Dinner at our Hotel
46km
75km
135km
209km

24 miles
47 miles
84 miles
130 miles

5

Drop off at Florence International Airport (end of trip)


Complimentary Bianchi Infinito CV

For use on the first 3 days of the trip. For the Eroica Gran Fondo we will provide you with a vintage bike.

Voted “Bike of the Year” by road.cc and "Hottest Bike of 2015" by Bicycling Magazine, the Bianchi Infinito CV has taken the cycling industry by storm. The rave reviews were cemented when Lars Boom rode his Infinito CV to victory on the cobbles of Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France.

See for yourself - your trip price includes a complimentary Bianchi Infinito CV bike.


Option to purchase a Bianchi Vintage Eroica Bike

Ride the Eroica on your very own Bianchi Vintage Bike!

Participants on this trip can purchase the Vintage Eroica bike at a preferential rate directly from the Bianchi Factory. A complimentary Bianchi vintage kit will be included with the bike!

Inspired by the classic Bianchi racing machines of the 50's and 60's, the Vintage Eroica frame is made in Italy from Columbus steel tubing and painted in the traditional Celeste colour and with chrome lugs and fork ends. With a Campagnolo drive-train and Brooks leather saddle, the bike is "vintage" certified and officially certifed by the Eroica event.

For full details of this exclusive offer please contact us: info@thomsonbiketours.com

What's included

  • 5 days / 4 nights fully accompanied trip
  • All accommodations
  • Guaranteed entry into the Eroica (registration fee included)
  • Bianchi Infinito CV Rental Bike included (for first 3 days of riding)
  • Vintage Rental Bike included (to ride the Eroica)
  • Complimentary Bianchi Cycling Kit
  • Meet cycling celebrities, free gifts & lots of other surprises provided by Bianchi!
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Florence International Airport
  • Transfers to/from the Start & Finish of the Eroica Event
  • Services of our expert staff
  • Experienced mechanic with full Park Tools toolkit, workstands

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities