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L’Eroica celebrates it’s 20th anniversary in 2016!

Gusto Cycling is a key travel partner of L’eroica 2016 and are able to provide Guaranteed registrations and offer a wide range of accommodation from Castles, Wine Estates, Agriturismo to excellent quality 4 star hotels. The event starts and finishes in Gaiole in the heart of Chianti.

Packages are based on arrival FRIDAY 30 September  – 3 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast in a range of wine estates, agriturismo to quality 4 and 5 star hotels  Guaranteed Registration to participate in either the 38, 75, 135 or 205km route.

Gusto Cycling will provide onsite support at the L’eroica 2016 event so you have everything taken care of. We will have a stand at the event throughout the weekend to meet and greet the Gusto team, collect your welcome pack, registration details and offer mechanical assistance at the stand as we have our own mechanic. If required i can also supply for rent vintage bikes to participate which meets the strict criteria of the event rules of participation.

Gusto Cycling will provide Pre L’eroica information including routes and advice throughout the year leading up to the event.

History of L’Eroica

L’Eroica started in 1996 because of one man, Giancarlo Brocci, who admired the values of a past cycling so much that he wanted to reconnect others to the heritage that inspired much Italian history, literature, culture, and music. The main intent of organizing L’Eroica is to protect and uphold the heritage Tuscany’s “Strade Bianchi” white roads. Since 1997 the event has since grown with increasing number of people from all over the world converging on this little town to support the event every year. It has now become an epitome of clean cycling, environment preservation and of having a lifestyle that aids nature and sustainability. L’Eroica’s organizers make it a point to keep even non-participants informed and make them aware about the advantages of environmental friendly attitudes and habits. This shows the establishment’s commitment towards spreading the good word rather than just promoting their event.

The Gusto Cycling Support team – Emanuele, Massimo & Marco

 

L'eroica support team from Gusto Cycling

Please be aware that only 1,500 places are available for non-Italians, with Gusto Cycling you can have piece of mind if you book early you will be guaranteed places. L’Eroica is a vintage bike event with an amazing, unique atmosphere, full of colour and traditions of a bygone age.

Here are the packages available for L’Eroica Tuscany 2016 – based on 30 September – 3 nights bed and breakfast

I have based it on 2 registrations per room double/twin…obviously there is a reduction if only 1 registration is required…I am offering guaranteed registrations and accommodation.

L’Eroica 2016 Packages

Palazzo Leopoldo  www.palazzoleopoldo.it 

Palazzo Leopoldo, Radda Palace, Chanti, Tuscany

Beautiful 14C 4 star Tuscan palace located in Radda In Chianti 8km from Gaiole..Palazzo LEOPOLDO…4 STAR hotel very historical 15th C building.

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….here for non cyclists there is a lot more to do and see and the feed station is on the 75km & 205km route and comes through Radda!

 

The Roof Terrace of Tuscan Palace, ChantiI have been sending guests to this property for the last 5 years. Package includes:

– Arrival Friday 30th September – 3 nights bed in a Classic room with buffet breakfast
– 2 Guaranteed registration to participate in either the 38 75 135 or 205km route
– Gusto Cycling support….we will have a stand to collect your registration and offer mechanical assistance
– Pre L’eroica information including routes and advise throughout the year leading up to the event.

Cost from £896 in total
 

 

Bedroom in Radda, Book for L'eroica 2016 eventClassic Room 

Charming and spacious double bedroom, furnished in style with original cotto pavements. Some of them have roof with wooden beans. All the Classic rooms have mirror, writing table, luggage stand, table, wardrobe, sat TV LCD, safebox, minibar with free water, direct telephone, heating and air conditioning. Bathroom with hydromassage shower, courtesy products, mirror, hairdryer and American plug.

 

Ultimo Mulino – www.ultimomulino.it

This small 4 star hotel located 4km from Gaiole is situated in the green of the Chianti, the result of a careful restoration of an old mill of 1400. Everything has been conceived and designed with the sole intent of keeping the original atmosphere of this wonderful country cottage: stone walls, ceilings with exposed beams and terracotta floors! Do not miss the opportunity to stay at this little gem of hotel in the center of one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, Chianti.

All the rooms have been designed with the right attention to detail in respect of the atmosphere of years gone by. The hotel rooms range from standard to superior to the finest suite and are all equipped with the usual comforts of a 4 star hotel: heating, minibar, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer and safe.

– Arrival Friday 30th September  – 3 nights bed in superior room with buffet breakfast
– 2 Guaranteed registration to participate in either the 38 75 135 or 205km route
– Gusto Cycling support….we will have a stand to collect your registration and offer mechanical assistance
– Pre L’eroica information including routes and advise throughout the year leading up to the event.

Cost from £871 in total for 2 persons.

Bedroom in Ultimo Mulino Hotel

Comfortable double bedroom, furnished in typical Tuscan style with cotto pavements, wooden beans and details of stone in the walls. All the Classic rooms have mirror, writing table, luggage stand, table, arm chair, wardrobe, sat TV LCD, safebox, minibar with free water, direct telephone, heating and air conditioning. Bathroom with shower, courtesy products, mirror, hairdryer and American plug.

This end of season event has a unique atmosphere thanks to the sections of Tuscan dirt roads and because most of the riders use vintage bikes and wear old style wool clothing.

PALAZZO SAN NICCOLO’(25 sqmt, with view on the centre of Radda) Located in the very centre of Radda In Chianti 8km from Gaiole in Chianti….  

Elegant, spacious and comfortable double bedroom, furnished in style with modern services with cotto pavements. All the Superior rooms have mirror, writing table, luggage stand, table, arm chair, wardrobe, sat TV LCD, safebox, minibar with free water, direct telephone, heating and air conditioning.

Bathroom in marble with hydromassage shower or bathtub, courtesy products, mirror, hairdryer and American plug. Room amenities: Air conditioning, Telephone with external line, Dogs allowed, Hair dryer, Hydromassage bath, Laundry service, Internet access (WiFi), Mini Bar, Private bathroom & WC, Safe box , Desk, LCD TV , Satellite TV.

– Arrival Friday 30th September – 3 nights bed in superior room with buffet breakfast
– 2 Guaranteed registration to participate in either the 38 75 135 or 205km route
– Gusto Cycling support….we will have a stand to collect your registration and offer mechanical assistance
– Pre L’eroica information including routes and advise throughout the year leading up to the event.
Cost from £829 in total

Wine Estate at Castelvecchi..18km from Gaiole in Chianti.

I have used this winery property for a number of customers and have all been very happy with the property location and facilities..the location is 18km north of Gaiole In Chianti… 3km from Radda

Castelvecchi Wine Estate, Chanti

– Arrival 30th September – 3 nights bed and breakfast
– 2 Guaranteed registration to participate in either the 38 75 135 or 205km route
– Gusto Cycling support….we will have a stand to collect your registration and offer mechanical assistance
– Pre L’eroica information including routes and advise throughout the year leading up to the event.

Cost from £759 in total for 2 persons in a double/twin room

or

Castello Spaltanno    located in Gaiole in Chianti  This is a 5 star Castello…..just 200 metres from the start/finish of the event…

www.spaltenna.it

Spaltenna is an ancient feudal hamlet consisting of the ancient parish Church with tower-bell dating back to year 1000, the adjacent fortified monastery and of a small group of country houses, marvellous example of spontaneous medieval architecture.

The castle and the church, whose first information date back to the year 1030, have the severe fortress look. The castle, rich in history and legends, is made precious inside by architrave ceilings and elegant portals.

During the middle ages, the parish church had jurisdiction on the several hamlets in its surrounding area, such as Vertine, San Donato in Perano and Montegrossi. 

The Spaltenna complex, surrounded by vineyards and woods, overlooks a splendid valley in the heart of a region rich in castles and fortresses, ancient abbeys and medieval villages. 

– Arrival Friday 30 September – 3 nights in a double standard room on a bed and buffet breakfast basis
– 2 Guaranteed registration to participate in either the 38 75 135 or 205km route
– Gusto Cycling support….we will have a stand to collect your registration and offer mechanical assistance
– Pre L’eroica information including routes and advise throughout the year leading up to the event.

The cost from £1,229 in total…. 

Book on this classic L’eroica cycling event today to avoid disappointment!

Cycle Through Amazing Tuscan Countryside – Book on to L’Eroica 2016!

Book for l'eroica 2016

The route winds through stunning Tuscan countryside near Siena and the sections on the white roads or farm tracks takes you back to what it must have been like racing in the 40’s and 50’s. Going Vintage is a great way to savour the camaraderie of cycling The charm of this event remains unchanged and every year it sees the participation of numerous people from all over the world. Click Here

L'eroica Bikes

In 2015, 5,000 riders from all over the world descended onto Gaiole in Chianti. What matters for L’Eroica is the love for cycling and the rediscovery of roads that haven’t been violated by time and asphalt. Routes that cross the lovely hills of the Sienese landscape. There are four routes available to participants: the longest is 205 km of which 110km is on unpaved roads: the second winds along at 135Km, of which 70km of unpaved roads: the third is 75km, of which 35km are on unpaved roads. The selection concludes with the shortest route of 38km, of which 10km is on unpaved roads.

L'eroica cyclists

The departure is also staggered, depending on the route chosen:at 5am for those who have selected the longest route to 8.30am for those doing the third and fourth routes.

Features of L’Eroica 2016

Here are some of the outstanding features of L’Eroica 2016 that makes it imperative for every cyclist to participate in the event:

L'eroica Vintage Tuscany Cycling Event(1)    Route – the permanent route that you’ll have to take to Tuscany is filled with adventure, fun, and of course nature. You will be refreshed, rejuvenated and thrilled by the end of your journey. Added to this, you will be provided with various information by GustoCycling, the travel and service partners of the event, to make your holiday memorable.

1000 Places Available for Non-Italians(2)    Rewards – the best reward would be the adventure that you are going to be experiencing. Other than this, you get the recognition of completing the event . Besides, you get to have the feeling of satisfaction for you would have supported a good cause and helped to preserve the Italian cycling tradition.

Tuscany Biking Event(3)    Peers – participants of L’Eroica are not limited to any specific place. When you attend such a globally recognized event, you get to meet people and make friends from all parts of the world. You can establish many personal friendships along the way and feel very much part of the event as everyone is dressed in period clothes.

L'eroica 2016 Sponsor(4)    Sponsors – the event has grown to now encompse a number of Iconic Italian heritage brands such as Brooks and Bianchi steadily gaining increased popularity as the years are progressing. This has attracted a lot of smaller sponsors to invest with a large cycle jumble offering all types of bikes and components and even vintage clothes will exhibit their products all giving a wonderful relaxed atmosphere..

Food Stand at L'eroica Tuscany event

The most significant positive feature of the event is that Gusto Cycling is a major travel partner of the event. Providing guaranteed places and offering a wide range of accommodation choice from castles, to 15th century palazzo’s to wine estates and farmhouses Starting from good facilities . With the L’Eroica event happening in Oct 2016, it is vital you quickly get registered!” Click here to see what is this event really like?

L’EROICA (french version) from Edouard Sepulchre on Vimeo.

Gusto Cycling can offer registration, accommodation and a retro bike for the event..contact marco@gustocycling.com to discuss options.

Contact Marco Mori today to book your place on L’eroica 2016, this wonderful event is simply not to be missed!