Strade Bianche Weekend 11 – 13th September 2020

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?

11-13 September 2020
Strade Bianche takes place on the weekend of 11th– 13th September 2020 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 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 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.

OPTION 1 – Programme

* Friday 11th September 2020  – 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 12th September – 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 13th September – Participate in the Gran Fondo ride event – great opportunity to experience this iconic event

Monday 14th September – Check out of your hotel

Pisa or Florence Airport Transfers can be arranged to Siena – price on application;

Cost for 3 nights accommodation and guaranteed registrations in a 3 star hotel is from £379 per person based on 2 persons sharing (limited places at this price) a twin/double at the 3 star hotel and ride registration, the hotel is located near Siena train station and perfectly located near the start / finish of the ride event

Cost for 3 nights accommodation and guaranteed registrations in a 4 star hotel is from £429 per person based on 2 persons sharing (limited places at this price) a twin/double at the 4star hotel and ride registration, the hotel is 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.
I do have special VIP ride places which will start within the first 250 places at the start and the second tier from 

If you’re interested in taking part in Strade Bianche cycling event in 2020 then please email 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.

OPTION 2 – Programme

The Weekend is a fully guided programme which allows you to an unforgettable experience. Itinerary includes:

Friday 11th September  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

Saturday 12th September – early morning start (no bikes) visit the centre of Siena – collect your registration for Sundays ride, then watch the pro’s sign on for the event – watch the start of the event

After the start we transfer by minibus to watch 2 sections of race – after we head to the finish and watch the riders arrive along the narrow streets of Siena into the finish in Piazza Del Campo.

Saturday night optional dinner at local restaurant.

Sunday 13th September – very early breakfast – we transfer to Siena, park up and head to start line.

After the ride we all meet up and transfer back to the accommodation to freshen up and enjoy dinner locally

Monday 14th September– check out and transfer back to Pisa or Florence airport


*3 nights bed and buffet breakfast

* Pisa / Florence Airport  transfer and return

* 2 dinners (drinks extra) – Friday and Sunday nights

* Friday – guided ride along Strade Bianche and visit the centre of Siena

* Saturday –  Full day Guided tour 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.

*Cycle with local guide on Friday

* Ride Insurance included

* Time Chip fee included (provides your time

* All Transfers for the whole weekend


* Carbon Bike Rental available for the whole weekend

* Local Hotel Tax

This package is available for a min of 6 with a max 8 persons:

Price per person is £599 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


Bike Rental available in case you don’t fancy bringing your own bike – limited numbers – tyres will be 25mm!!

If you’re interested in taking part in Strade Bianche cycling event in 2020 then please email 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.

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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.

What’s Included?

  • 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?

• Flights
• Lunchtime meals
• Travel Insurance
• Incidental expenses

Places are limited for the Strade Bianche 2020 packages and they will go fast! To ensure your place please contact us as soon as possible and we will book you on.

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.

Strade Bianche
Strade Bianche, Il Campo,Siena,Tuscany-53100
Starting on
September 11, 2020
Ending on
September 14, 2020
The Strade Binache cycling event is based in Siena, Tuscany, in the Chanti region. There are 2 routes Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo which are both famous worldwide in the cycling community
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