L'Eroica -Tuscany Tourist paths


L'Eroica 7th October 2018

L’Eroica is a particular cycling event which takes place in the province of Siena since 1997 and aims to evoke the cycling of past times! "L'Eroica" runs some of the most beautiful roads of the Chianti, Valdarbia and Valdorcia, but the highlight is represented by those dirt tracks which still exist and let you breath the atmosphere of the vintage cycling.

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The event is open to all those "heroes" (hence the name of L'Eroica), those cyclists who partecipate with a vintage bike, whose particularities are set by some particular characteristics of road bikes used during the 80s (special shifters, brakes’ wires coming out from the levers, pedals with cage, etc.).

L'Eroica is neither a race nor a competition, but a cycling tour - although a certain commitment is required due to its long path. The start is "at a French way" – that is to say it’s free within a certain time period (usually at dawn). Checks are made by "punching steps" and there is not a final ranking but timing of departure and arrival of each competitor is given in alphabetic order. On the route there are several refreshment stands with typical Tuscan products.

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"PICCOLO CHIANTI" 46km. And `the shortest route, but no less fascinating race this year. The Promenade, in fact, consists of a nice "outing" of 46 km that will go from the Castle of Brolio, it will forward to the vineyards of Chianti, and to admire a panoramic view of Siena.

SHORT PATH "CORTO" 75 KM. Probably ideal for those already familiar with the two wheels and is preparing to take part for the first time Eroica. The effort will certainly be mitigated by the Official Refreshment of Radda in Chianti and from that of Panzano in Chianti where local women are usual offer ribollita, meats, local products and wine.

MIDDLE PATH "CRETE SENESI" 135 KM. A beautiful route for athletes and fans in great workout. The average route has a length of 135 km and will affect Buonconvento, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, the place of the Eroica in Spring, and the famous climb of Monte Sante Marie. Ristori race Radi, Castelnuovo Berardenga.

"CHIANTI CLASSICO" PATH 115KM It requires more than 6 hours walk and a vertical drop of 2,400 m. It is advisable to tackle the course only if isi has a good education. Intereamente in the Chianti region, more than 50 km of white roads,
Altitude min.280m | Altitude max.690m | 2400m vertical drop

LONG PATH "LUNGO" 209 KM. The route is 209 kilometers long Eroica par excellence, characterized by a vertical drop of 3,700 meters and with new products that cross the finish line almost overnight! The path along interested Brolio Castle, for the occasion with candles lit in the evening, the magnificent city of Siena, Chianti and various villages. Quaint and tasty refreshment of the Pieve a Salti with Chianti and organic products.

Our agency will assist you with the registration, accommodation, rental of your "Eroica" bike, personalization of the jersey etc. info@abvitalia.it

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