What Is Strade Bianche?
It is a road bicycle race starting and finishing in Siena, Tuscany, Central Italy, The name Strade Bianche comes from the historic white gravel roads which are a defining feature of the race
When is Strade Bianche?
5-8 March 2021
Strade Bianche takes place on the weekend of 5th– 8th March 2021 in Siena, Tuscany.
What are the Strade Bianche Entry Requirements?
To take part 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.
You also have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date. The certificate needs to state that you according to clinical investigations carried out, doesn’t present any contraindication related to sport to cardiovascular intensive activity.
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 is offering 2 types 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 friend’s farmhouse 12km outside Siena.
Basic Strade Bianche package will be accommodation and registration to watch the pro race on the Saturday and participate in the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche.
Accommodation is in 3 & 4-star hotel in the heart of Siena on a bed and buffet breakfast basis for 3 nights in Siena (where the event starts and finishes) with guaranteed registration place for the ride event.
* Friday 5th March 2021 – 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 2 years ago he had a real struggle to get over this section.
Saturday 6th March – Professional Strade Bianche pro race starts in Siena, watch the riders sign-on, 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. There is an optional transfer by minibus to view the riders cycle pass close by at a few locations on the route.
Sunday 7th March – Participate in the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche ride event – Fantastic opportunity to experience this iconic event
Monday 8th March – Check out of your hotel
* Extra option – There is an optional transfer by minibus to view the riders cycle pass close by at a few locations on the route.
* Airport transfer can be arranged from Pisa or Florence airport
Pisa or Florence Airport Transfers can be arranged to Siena – price on application;
Cost for 3 nights accommodation on a bed and buffet breakfast with guaranteed registrations at the Hotel Minerva 3 star hotel is from £415 per person based on 2 persons sharing (limited places at this price) a twin/double at the 3-star hotel with buffet breakfast and guaranteed ride registration in the first 1,100 ride position, the hotel is located near Siena train station and perfectly located near the start/finish of the ride event.
Cost for 3 nights accommodation on a bed and buffet breakfast with guaranteed registrations at the Hotel Athena 4 star hotel is from £489 per person based on 2 persons sharing (limited places at this price) a twin/double at the 4-star hotel with buffet breakfast and guaranteed ride registration in the first 1,100 ride position, the hotel is ideally located south of Siena perfectly located to easily ride to the start/finish of the ride event.
The above packages are limited and all ride places start within the Fortezza Medicea therefore all within the first 1000 riders.
If you’re interested in taking part in Strade Bianche cycling event in 2021 then please email email@example.com Alternatively you can call on +44 (0)7515 941879 or fill in the contact us form and we will be more than happy to sort everything for you.
Strade Bianche Tour Highlights:
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/dropoff
- Guided rides
What’s Not Included?
• Lunchtime meals
• Travel Insurance
• Incidental expenses
What is a Gran Fondo?
Gran Fondos are officially defined as a bicycle event at least 120 kilometres and are certified by the Italian Cycling Federation.