Join us for an unmissable weekend in the heart of Tuscany to ride, watch and enjoy Strade Bianche and the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche. We have a limited number of priority starting numbers available to those who want to join the fun of the Gran fondo. The Strade Bianche (White Road) has rapidly risen as a favorite among bike racing fans and racers since the first edition in 2007. Italy’s version of Paris-Roubaix is held on the dirt roads of Tuscany with the finish in Siena. Catching the imagination of cycling fans from around the world this bucket list ticket weekend is great for riders and non-riders.
You will be met by Italy Bike Tours staff at Firenze airport and privately transferred to our 4* hotel on the outskirts of Sienna. On arrival at the hotel clients will have time to unpack and unwind before our team of mechanics will assist you with your bike set up. In the afternoon our guides will lead a ride of 70km giving you an opportunity to spin the legs and get some valuable tips on riding gravel roads. We will visit Sienna on the way and assist you with the registration process. This evenings meal will be served in the hotel restaurant.
This morning we can look forward to an easy day on the bike but some spectacular viewing of the pro peloton as the fight to win the first ‘classic’ of the year. Our morning ride will lead us to our first viewing point of the race. An opportunity to get up close and personal with the pro peloton. On a arrival back at the hotel you will have time to shower and change before we load up in to the mini buses and take you to more viewing points before arriving in Sienna in time to enjoy a coffeee before the race arrives. This evenings meal will be taken in the hotel restaurant.
An early start as riders will transferred (option to ride) to the start of the Gran Fondo. The Italy Bike Tours staff will be on hand to assist clients and ensure everybody is at the right place at the right time! Non-riders will be embedded (optional) with the Italy Bike Tours and get watch their friends from viewing points around the route. On a arrival in Sienna you will have plenty of time to rejoice in your achievements and reflect upon a great day on the bike! This evening meal will be taken at a nearby local restaurant of your choice.
Time to say goodby to beautiful Tuscany. Please arrange for flights our of Firenze airport in the late morning or early afternoon.
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Reservation & payment details:
To reserve your place on a Italy Bike Tours holiday please visit our website www.italybiketours.co.uk. On choosing the package you wish please contact us using the form located on the contact us page. Your reservation is only confirmed upon receipt of your deposit.
Final and full payment is due no later than 60 days prior to trip start date. Direct bank transfer or cheque or PayPal (fees may apply) payments are accepted.
Italy Bike Tours will not be liable if any additional expenses are incurred through delay, accident or disruptions of planned itineraries beyond our control, e.g, terrorist activity, strikes, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire, technical problems of transport, closure of ports or airports, cancellation or changes of schedule by scheduled airlines, or similar events beyond our control. Such expenses are the responsibility of the customer.
Instructions for bicycle use is assumed and not provided, and all customers assume all risks associated with the activity they have booked. Customers affirm they are familiar with the operation of a multi speed bicycle. By booking a package with Italy Bike Tours you affirm that you are in good health and are physically capable of engaging in the activity you are booking. Helmet use is essential and not optional.
Italy Bike Tours are not liable for personal injury, death, damage to property or other loss whether arising from accident, cancellations, delays or any other situation that may arise. Italy Bike Tours clients should insure against all such possibilities.
All clients travelling with Italy Bike Tours must have adequate travel insurance which must include cover for medical expenses arising from accident or personal injury, cycling abroad, loss of luggage and cancellation. A copy of your insurance certificate must be sent to Italy Bike Tours no later than one week prior to your tour commencing. Italy Bike Tours reserve the right at any time to substitute alternative accommodation or to make any other alteration to the tours which become necessary due to circumstances beyond their control and undertake to inform participants as soon as possible.
90+ days prior to trip start date: full refund, less 100% of deposit
61-90 days: 50% refund of trip cost, less 100% of deposit
31-60 days: 25% refund of trip cost, less 100% of deposit
0-30 days: no refund
Italy Bike Tours is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled trips, such as airline tickets. we recommend confirming your trip with Italy Bike Tours before making rail/air arrangements that might be non-refundable. Italy Bike Tours reserves the right to make route and hotel modifications as needed.Italy Bike Tours reserves the right to cancel any private custom trip at any time if there are fewer participants than originally specified.
On the rare occasions when Italy Bike Tours must cancel a trip due to unforeseen circumstances, natural disaster or civil unrest, all payments received to date will be refunded, less the deposit, which constitutes full settlement.
A valid passport is required to gain entry to Countries outside your country of residence. Clients are responsible for ensuring that their passport is valid and also for ensuring they have the correct visa required to enter the country of the trip. Foreign nationals are advised to contact their local embassy to check their visa requirements.
Very rarely Italy Bike Tours may be forced to cancel a trip. We reserve the right to cancel a trip for any reason up to 30 days prior to the date of departure. In these circumstances, you will be entitled to either book any other available tour from our website. If the cost is less, you will be refunded the difference, but where the cost is more, you will be expected to pay the additional cost, or alternatively, Italy Bike Tours will provide a full refund of money already paid.
In the event that it is necessary for Italy Bike Tours to cancel a specific tour, Italy Bike Tours will not be liable for any flight costs incurred. Refunds are paid by direct bank transfer.
No cycling holiday can be enjoyed without the right amount of challenge and the right amount of coffee breaks. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients and have a range of different packages that cater for all levels of ability and cycling aspirations. Of course one rider’s ‘easy’ is another rider’s ‘medium’ but we hope with the information we have given in our itineraries and support and advice we give before booking, that everybody finds what they are looking for.
Below is how we categorise our cycling breaks. If you are unsure about anything then we will be delighted to answer your questions.
Barbaro – Packages designed by people who enjoy pain! If you are a rider that gets a thrill from hours in the saddle and riding uphill on a regular basis then these trips are for you. An excellent level of fitness is needed as the demands placed on you and the bike from riding one of these packages is savage!
Difficile – It is too easy to say that these packages are for club cyclists. However they are for club cyclists along with riders who take cycling and training seriously. An appetite for long distances and riding uphill are needed as the rides will be long, challenging and at times fast.
Medio – Designed with the average cyclists in mind these packages offer the rider the chance to experience flats, rolling hills and the odd mountain top finish. If you have realised your days in the pro peleton are over but you still love cycling, then these holidays are for you.
Facile – If you are booking on one of our ‘Easy’ packages then prepare yourself for plenty of flat riding and flat white coffees. These steady paced and enjoyable weeks are designed to appeal to those looking for a holiday with cycling.
• 3 nights accommodation
• Breakfast and 2 evening meals
• Priority Race entry, briefing and guidance
• Transport to and from race
• Private Airport pickup/dropoff
• Mechanical team and full support team.
• 2 Beautifully planned rides.
• Guided rides