Strade Bianche is now establishing itself as a major classic, why not join us for an unmissable weekend in the heart of Chianti in Tuscany.
Gusto Cycling are offering 2 type of packages of 3 night/4 day package – Basic package is a stay in Siena for the whole weekend or enjoy a Guided weekend based in my friends farmhouse 12km outside Siena.
Basic Strade Bianche package will be accommodation and registration for the gran fondo Strade Bianche
Accommodation is in a 3 star hotel on a bed and buffet breakfast for 3 nights in Siena (where the event starts and finishes) with guaranteed registration place for the ride event
* Friday 8th March – Check in at the hotel
Friday depending at what time you arrive you can enjoy a cycle ride on some of the routes of the event and test yourself by climbing the final hilly section into the centre of Siena, i can assure you it’s good to test yourself on this last hilly section, remember what happened to Wout van Aert who came in 3rd place he had a real struggle to get over this section.
Saturday – Professional Strade Bianche pro race starts in Siena, watch the riders sign on, then watch the start and later wait to see them arrive back into Siena and finish in the famous Piazza del Campo in the heart of Siena.
Sunday – Participate in the Gran Fondo ride event – great opportunity to experience this iconic event
Monday – Check out of your hotel
Pisa or Florence Airport Transfers can be arranged to the hotel price on application;
Cost for the above £369 per person based on 2 persons sharing (limited places at this price) a twin/double at the 3star hotel and ride registration, the hotel is located near Siena train station and perfectly located near the start / finish of the ride event.
The Weekend is a fully guided programme which allows you to an unforgettable experience. Itinerary includes:
8th March Friday arrive at Pisa or Florence airport – transfer to my friends Farm house 10km outside Siena, close to the first section of Strade Bianche
Once checked in at the accommodation, we head straight out and cycle parts of the Strade Bianchi and probably meet some of the pro’s along the route who will be doing a reccy of the ride for the following days pro race, after we head straight to the Centre of Siena up the iconic climb into the main piazza del campo where the famous race ends.
Friday night dinner with wine and water included
9th March Saturday – early morning start (no bikes) visit the centre of Siena – collect your registration for Sundays ride, then watch the pro’s sign in for the event – watch the start of the event
After transfer to watch 2 sections of race – after head to the finish and watch the riders arrive along the narrow streets of Siena into the finish in Piazza campo
Saturday night optional dinner at local restaurant.
10 March Sunday – very early breakfast – we transfer to Siena, park up and head to start line.
After ride we all meet up and transfer back to the accommodation to freshen up and enjoy dinner locally
11 March Monday check out and transfer back to Pisa or Florence airport
* 3 nights bed and buffet breakfast
* Pisa / Florence Airport transfer and return
* 2 dinners with wine / water – Friday and Sunday nights
* Friday – guided ride along strade bianche and visit the centre of Siena
* Saturday – Full day Guided day out – transfer to Siena to collect registrations, watch pro’s start the race, and then transfer to watch from 2 different sections of “Strade Bianchi” and return to Siena to watch the finish
* Sunday return Transfer to Siena central to participate in the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche ride event
This package is available for a min of 6 with a max 8 persons:
Price per person is £559 based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room (based on minimum 6 persons travelling all together on the same flight)
There are two routes to choose from:
– GRAN FONDO 139.2 KM with 31.4 KM OF GRAVEL ROADS
– MEDIO FONDO 86.6 KM with 21.6 KM OF GRAVEL ROADS
Bike Rental available in case you don’t fancy bringing your own bike – limited numbers – tyres will be 25mm!!
Friday – Ride including gravel sections – enter the centre of Siena via the famous last climb into the city and experience the finish area
Saturday – Watch the Pros at the start – 2 transfers to watch the pro’s s along the route and return to watch the pros return to the finish. Ride the famed white roads in Tuscany.
Sunday – Participate in the famed Grand Fondo Strade Bianche. Enjoy 2 dinners with local family and friends.
- 3 nights accommodation
- Buffet Breakfast
- 2 evening meals with wine and water.
- Race entry, briefing and guidance
- Transport to and from race
- Airport pickup/dropof
- Guided rides
What’s Not Included?
• Lunchtime meals
• Travel Insurance
• Incidental expenses
To participate in the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche, you must be aged between 18 and 64. Alternatively 16-18 and those over 64 can enter the Medio Fondo Strade Bianche.