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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Hotel Albani in Florence at 11:00 AM. A one-hour shuttle will bring you to Hotel Athena in the beautiful town of Siena, your new home for the next four nights. After a light lunch, your guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific cycling tips before familiarizing you with your Trek Domane Disc to ensure a comfortable fit. Then it's time to take to the open road and warm up your legs as you spin through rolling woodlands and enjoy your first expansive Tuscan vistas. Tonight we'll enjoy a social hour and dinner overlooking the picturesque valleys below.
Siena to Pievescola loop
Approximately 32 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
"Strade bianche" is Italian for "white roads," and today we'll test our wheels on these famed routes for the first time. The name comes from the color of the dry limestone gravel that lifts into a fine white dust that lingers along the race course. We'll ride on the traditional L’Eroica course, which starts in the town of Gaiole and covers some of the most beautiful roads in the area of Chianti, winding among historic vineyards leading to the cypress-lined entrance of Castello di Brolio. You'll feel like a pro today as our guides support you in a battle against the same steep climbs that challenge the world's best. Tonight we'll join the Trek-Segafredo team for an aperitivo and get a firsthand race report to cap off this exciting, once-in-a-lifetime evening.
L'Eroica Gaiole and Brolio Loop
Approximately 49 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing
L'Eroica Gaiole Loop
Approximately 45 miles with 4,200 feet of climbing
L'Eroica via Montegrossi Avid Loop
Approximately 52 miles with 5,300 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Today you will live the race like a true Italian cycling fan. The 122-mile Strade Bianche race begins and finishes in Siena, with a grand finish at Piazza del Campo and includes 28 miles of white gravel roads along the route. We'll start our morning on bikes and get to the first gravel action, where we'll wait for the women's race to pass by and then move on to see the men's peloton on another gravel section. After the on-course viewing, we'll ride back toward Siena, where we'll enjoy lunch, soak up the race atmosphere and watch coverage of the last sections on TV at our exclusive Trek Travel viewing spot. Then it's time to watch the finish unfold in the center of Siena at Piazza del Campo. Tonight, this beautiful town is yours to discover and enjoy dinner at your leisure.
Ride to the race course
Approximately 20 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
Live Race Viewing at the finish of the UCI "Le Strade Bianche"
Breakfast | Lunch
Did all of that live race action give you inspiration to test your own legs? Today is your chance to tackle this Tuscan classic at the Terre di Siena Gran Fondo, a dusty challenge you can choose to ride for time or at your own pace. We'll begin in the center of Siena for the start of the Gran Fondo where you'll pin on your number for a true Italian cycling adventure. The route of the Gran Fondo is the same as the Women’s Elite’s. A twisty and undulating course, with no long climbs but with punchy hills, most significantly on the unpaved parts. There are roughly 20 miles of gravel roads on the Gran Fondo course and around 12 miles for the Medio Fondo. The finish line is at Piazza del Campo where a huge crowd welcomes the arrival of all participants. Tonight we will dine together and relive the day over a hearty dinner in our guides' favourite restaurant.
Strade Bianche Gran Fondo
Approximately 54 miles with 4,300 feet of climbing
Strade Bianche Gran Fondo
Approximately 87 miles with 6,700 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
It’s sadly time to bid farewell. Rise bright and early this morning to make the most of the stunning light and watch a bright new day rise over the Tuscan countryside. Or choose to linger awhile over a hot cappuccino and enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel. After breakfast the group will shuttle back to Hotel Albani in Florence.
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Avid Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR). The Florence airport is about 3 miles from the town center. You can take a taxi (~20 euros) directly to the hotel, or a bus which departs hourly.
Rome and Milan also offer flight options. From Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO), you may take a direct train to Rome’s central station, Roma Termini. Follow the “Stazione/Railway Station” signs. Trains depart twice hourly. Tickets can be purchased at a Biglietteria office or from ticket machines. All tickets must be validated before getting on the train: do this by stamping your ticket at the yellow boxes near the platform. The ride takes 30 minutes. From Roma Termini, transfer to a train for Florence. The Eurostar trains depart frequently and are the quickest. The trip takes 1-1/2 hours and costs between 44-62 euros one way per person. In Florence, taxis are available to take you to your hotel. Taxi service is available from Rome Fiumicino Airport to central Rome for ~50 euros.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Albani (via Fiume, 12, 50123, Florence, Italy) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. A 1-hour shuttle will bring you to the Hotel Athena in the beautiful town of Siena, your home for the next four nights. After a light lunch, your guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific cycling tips before familiarizing you with your Trek Domane to ensure a comfortable fit. Then it's time to take to the open road and warm up your legs as you spin through rolling woodlands and enjoy your first expansive Tuscan vistas.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call the hotel and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Athena. You’ll depart by private shuttle for Hotel Albani, Florence, arriving close to 11:30 AM. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station where trains connect to many European cities. Please do not book seats before 1:00 PM to ensure enough time for arrival. The airport in Florence (FLR) is 3 miles from the city. You can reach it by train, taxi, or shuttle bus; please do not schedule a flight prior to 3:00 PM. Visit www.TrenItalia.com for train information.View our post hotel recommendations
The Italians say that March is “pazzerello“, “somewhat crazy“. It could be a proper winter month with cold, windy and often rainy days or the first month of spring, with warm and sunny days. Average temperatures range between 40-60F. High wind warnings are not unusual. Dress in layers, and be prepared for temperature shifts between daytime and evening. Plus, make sure to bring wet-weather gear just in case. Packing List
Florence is the majestic heart of Renaissance art and intellect. Several days can be spent wandering the streets in the shadow of Brunelleschi’s Duomo and strolling beside the Arno. Along with the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi gallery, a pillar of the Renaissance and Medici eras, merits a visit. Michelangeo’s David in the Galleria dell’Arte is not to be missed. Keep in mind while exploring Florence that opening hours vary and are quite often inconsistent. Different museums are open on different days and lines can be very long. It’s worthwhile to pay a few extra euros and pre-book your tickets—this will enable you to bypass long lines of visitors at the entrances. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel.
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