L'Eroica - Tuscany

L'Eroica, Tuscany is the original race of the vintage bike event series which now boasts sportive bike rides in the UK, California and South Africa. It was created out of the love for cycling history and harps back to the sports authentic roots. 

The event stands out to all the other cycling sportives as it is a non-competitive leisure riding sportive, lycra is barred and you must ride on a bike built before 1987. It's just as well, as the course takes in the tough white roads around Siena in Tuscany.

The Sportive in Detail


Friday 5th October - Monday 8th October 2018 (the sportive is held on Sunday 7th October 2018)

Price - £595

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

What's Included

Entry to the L'Eroica

3 nights in a hotel or B&B

Breakfasts (x3)

Support at the event

What's Not Included


Airport transfers


Lunch & evening meals


Local taxes

Featured Hotel 

Stay in the Palazzo Leopoldo, a beautiful 14th century 4-star Tuscan palace located in Radda in Chianti, 8km from Gaiole.

Radda in Chianti is a beautiful medieval town enclosed in large defensive walls. Located up on a hill between the valleys of Arbia and Pesa. For non-cyclists there is a lot more to do and see.

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The L'Eroica in Tuscany is a unique event dedicated to the celebration of cycling history and Italy. The routes on offer to all cyclists combine the best of what the region has to offer and takes you over the famous white roads of Tuscany.

In total the L'Eoirca has 5 routes you can attempt from the leisure route at 46 km to the long route at 209 km.

1. The leisure route provides a taste of the atmosphere of L'Eroica and takes around 3 hours - 46 km, 700 metres elevation

2. The short route gets you to the official food stop in the historic town of Radda - 75 km, 1522 metres elevation

3. In the middle of the route listing is the Chianti Classico route which is for well trained cyclists as you cover the entire Chianti area over 40 km of gavel roads - 115 km, 2400 metres elevation

4. The medium route is the second hardest course, taking 10-12 hours to complete for most cyclists in boasts the Monte Sante Marie climb which is one of the toughest on the course - 135 km, 2300 metres

5. Finally the full legendary long course of the L'Eroica which takes in all of the course including Siena and medieval villages such as Buonconvento, be warned, many riders don't complete the course until 22:00 PM! - 209 km, 3251 metres elevation


A fantastic event and fantastic support. - Mrs T Miles


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