Stay in a Bike Villa for 7 nights
All single beds
Daily catering tailored to cyclists
Beautiful routes, guide, support car and sports nutrition
Airport transfer to Bike Villa
STO Guarantee and local taxes
Gravel bike rental
Daily bike maintenance
Bike Villas jersey
Startticket Eroica Nova
Strade Bianche and Eroica routes
Return flight ticket
As soon as you arrive in Tuscany, your Gravel Camp begins. We will arrange to transfer you from the airport to the Bike Villa in Buonconvento. Once there, a delicious lunch will be waiting for you and the welcome pack will be in your room. After lunch, when everyone has arrived, we will take a first ride together. After dinner, there will be an introductory meeting and we will discuss the week's programme.
After a delicious breakfast, today's route is all about getting used to the environment, altitude and gravel lanes. Together we cycle a nice gravel route to Monteroni D'Arbia and back. This route is also part of the Eroica Nova. After dinner tailored to cyclists, there will be a workshop on nutrition.
This 'must-do' ride we'll take the group to Siena and ride the final of the Strade Bianche with finish at Plaza del Campo. We'll take time at this mythical spot for photos and, of course, a delicious Italian 'gelato'! Along the way, we will ride on wonderfully beautiful gravel lanes, known from the Strade Bianche and the Eroica Nova. After the ride, there is the opportunity for a massage.
Time to recuperate today with a coffee ride or a full rest day to give the legs a rest after some solid gravel days and the necessary altimeters. Cycling is on your own, for which several routes are available. In the afternoon, there is a free programme and you can make your own plans. A wine tasting, to the beautiful village of Montalcino where you can visit the Eroica shop or just relax with a book by the pool. It is also possible to book a massage. The choice is up to you! In the afternoon and evening we will hold individual talks to go over the "race plan" for Saturday.
This day is pre-eminently dedicated to enjoyment. We ride through the Torrenieri wine region over an undulating landscape with the most beautiful gravel lanes in the Buonconvento region. Local guide Alessandro cycles with us today and tells all the ins and outs of this beautiful area. Over an aperitif, we discuss tomorrow and Saturday when it's D-day!
Today we will collect the start ticket and participant pack. It is also a perfect time to taste atmosphere at the Eroica Nova "village" and the start/finish in Buonconcento. For those who want to loosen up their legs, there is the possibility to ride to the start on your bike, relax for a few metres and put everything on edge for tomorrow's big day! For those who want a rest, there will be the opportunity to collect the start tickets by car. The rest of the day will be all about resting and preparing everything for D-day!
Today is D-Day! Perhaps one of the most beautiful and spectacular gravel events you will ride in your life; the Eroica Nova! A day you are not going to forget, just because of the breath-taking landscapes and unique atmosphere. Whether you go for the 130km or the 90km distance, it will be enjoyment and suffering all in one! This week of gravel fun will end afterwards with a delicious BBQ!
Unfortunately, it's already time to go home again. With a wonderful experience, new cycling friends and enriched by new insights. We hope you achieved your goals for this week and enjoyed it to the full! At the end of this week, we'll make sure you're back at the airport in time for your trip home.