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4 Days Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Amateurs and Uci Race Cycling Tour in Italy
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Borgo San Luigi, Strada della Cerreta 7, San Luigi Strove, 53035, Monteriggioni, Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Impressive Cycling Tour in Italy

Are you ready for this exciting challenge? Italy Cycling Tour will take you along the Strade Bianche, which have become famous all over the world for their spectacularity and for being crossed every year by thousands of amateurs and by all the champions of professional cycling worldwide. You will ride along the famous Via Francigena, you will cross the Chianti Hills, and visit some cellars where it will be possible to taste excellent local products.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: Unpaved roads
  • Starts in: Siena
  • Ends in: Siena
  • Difficulty level: Challenging (cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total distance: 77 - 129.8 kilometers / 47 - 80 miles; 950 - 1350 meters altitude gain
  • Type of bike: E-bike, Mountain bike, road bike
  • Ten participants

Highlights

  • Guide service for four days
  • Gran Fondo registration with first grill
  • Transfer and assistance during the holiday
  • Welcome cocktail by the pool
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


3 cycling days in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated at Borgo San Luigi, in Monteriggioni. Borgo San Luigi provides an unaltered rural seventeenth-century structure, enabling guests to enjoy an exclusive stay in the heart of Tuscany, by the ancient city walls of Monteriggioni, between Siena and Florence. It is a place of the soul that makes for an unforgettable experience.

The ancient households have been renovated with the utmost care, resulting in a perfect balance between the authenticity of the original structures and the modern amenities of a four-star hotel. Most of the 73 rooms have a private terrace or garden.

The park surrounding Borgo San Luigi is the backdrop for the five buildings that make up the hotel: the villa, the guest house, the farmhouse, the barn, and the olive mill. Framed by century-old trees, gardens, and historical buildings are the restaurant, which offers international and traditional Tuscan cuisine, bar, swimming pool, and sports grounds.

This magical environment is characterized by a perfect harmony between each detail and its context, thus enabling every guest to find an ideal space to relax, enjoy, and discover the art and culture of the Chianti Region, of the Siena Province and, why not, of the whole of Tuscany.

Borgo San Luigi offers a choice of 73 rooms, all equipped with private bathrooms. The rooms are divided in suites, junior suites, deluxe, and classic rooms, found in the different buildings within the park. All rooms have a daily cleaning service. The entire complex follows a rationale that encourages outdoor living and most rooms therefore have a private balcony, terrace, or garden.

Guests may thus experience moments of total relaxation and peace in the open air, while enjoying total privacy. The architecture of the hotel rooms has been preserved in the original structures, with furnishings reminding of the ancient country houses of the nobility. Every detail has been carefully considered and period furnishings and textiles have been chosen and matched with flooring in traditional red Tuscan tiles.

The hotel offers a non-stop reception service. It also offers two restaurants and an excellent bar situated within the vast area of the park which surrounds the structure.

Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Cleaning twice a day
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Mini-bar
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Program

Day 1: Arrivals

  • Check in at Borgo San Luigi
  • Welcome cocktail by the pool with prosecco, non-alcoholic cocktails, various snacks (bruschetta, crostini, parmiggiano flakes, finocchiona chunks)
  • Briefing and bikes accommodation
  • Transfer to Siena for taking race packages and visit the city
  • Return to the hotel
  • Possibility to have dinner at the hotel or at some restaurants in the area for an additional price

Day 2: Watch the professionists race of Strade Bianche

  • Transfer with van along the race course to watch the passage of professional cyclists during the Strade Bianche 2019
  • Return to the hotel
  • Possibility to have dinner at the hotel or at some restaurants in the area for an additional cost

Day 3: Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Amateurs

  • Breakfast in advance for all Gran Fondo riders
  • Transfer to Siena with van to take part in Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 2019
  • For all guests that don't want to participate in the race, it will be possible to arrange a van transfer along the race course to support and assist the amateurs participating
  • Visit of the center of Siena while waiting for the arrival of the participants and the finish of the race
  • Return to the hotel

Day 4: Departure

  • Check out
  • Departures for the airport or station
  • If travel times permit it, a transfer with van could be arranged and you can visit a cellar, with a tasting of typical and local products. You can also buy oil and wine.

Note: For groups bigger than 10 persons, a second guide (additional price) is compulsory. All extras must be paid on the last day, before departure.

Location

This cycling tour will take you along the Strade Bianche, which have become famous all over the world for being crossed every year by thousands of amateurs and professional cyclists. You will ride along the famous Via Francigena and cross the Chianti Hills, in Italy.

Your accommodation, Borgo San Luigi, is located in Monteriggioni, a comune in the province of Siena, in the Italian region of Tuscany. It borders on the communes of Casole d'Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Poggibonsi, Siena, and Sovicille. The town is architecturally and culturally significant. It hosts several piazzas and is referenced in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.

Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town located on a natural hillock, built by the Sienese in 1214 - 1219 as a front line in their wars against Florence, by assuming command of the Via Cassia running through the Val d'Elsa and Val Staggia to the west. During the conflicts between Siena and Florence in the Middle Ages, the city was strategically placed as a defensive fortification. It also withstood many attacks from both the Florentines and the forces of the Bishop of Volterra.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning

Food

During your stay, you will be provided with daily breakfast. Welcome cocktails by the pool with Prosecco, non-alcoholic cocktails, various snacks (bruschetta, crostini, parmiggiano flakes, finocchiona chunks) are also included. The menus are refined and yet seek to rediscover traditional raw materials from the Siena Province, rich in food culture and with an ample choice of local products, enriched by a fine choice of wines. Borgo San Luigi's restaurant can accommodate vegetarian and vegan options, too.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Guide service for four days
  • Gran Fondo registration with first grill
  • Transfer and assistance during the holiday
  • Welcome cocktail by the pool
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Beverages
  • Bike rental (50 EUR per day, all road bikes are full carbon, with Ultegra)
  • Everything not mentioned as included
  • Insurance
  • Local tourist taxes (must be paid during check-out)
  • Lunches and dinners

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 10 days before arrival.
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