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Gravel Camp Toscane
22-29 September 2024
Amazing gravel routes and recovery hotspots, beautiful views, the company of professional guides and cool riders , delicious food and entertainment… that's what Gravel Camp Tuscany has to offer you! It's all about ENJOYMENT and FUN regardless of your cycling experience or level. You will get to know the Buonconvento area in a unique way, becoming familiar with the famously endless dusty white roads, rising and descending through rows of cypresses, vineyards and olive groves. Gravel biking in this area feels like an endless playground – so we can honestly say that this is a gravel bike paradise! The perfect place for a unique gravel cycling holiday!
Stay
We stay at Bike Villa 'Pieve a Salti' in Buoncovento in the beating gravel heart of Tuscany. Pieve a Salti is found in a beautiful location, right on the famous gravel lanes. This place breathes in every aspect of its rich history. You share your bedroom and bathroom with another participant of the Camp, though you do have your own single bed. Bike Villa 'Pieve a Salti' is an authentic Tuscan agriturismo with several flats and excellent cycling facilities. Each day we start with a full cyclists' breakfast, Providing sports nutrition during the ride, with a delicious aperitif after the ride and a hearty dinner in the evening. The perfect venue to enjoy your cycling holiday!
Services
Our Gravel Camps in Tuscany are fully supported with a complete package of services that you won’t get from any other provider! We have prepared great routes for you, arrange return airport-Bike Villa transfers, you can bring your own gravel bike or we provide one for you to rent, we give you a Bike Villas cycling jersey and can offer a host of other extras... There will always be a coach/guide cycling with you on the rides, who will share coaching tips and techniques with you in addition to routes and information. During the rides, you will have access to our own support car and provide a refreshment service station 1-2 times per ride. Finally you will be able to book a massage for your post ride recovery…
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Price on request
Inclusive:
  • A stay in a Bike Villa for 7 nights

  • All single beds

  • Catering tailored to cyclists every day

  • Beautiful routes, support car and sports nutrition

  • Transfer airport to Bike Villa

  • STO Guarantee and local taxes

  • Gravel bike rental (own bike 175 euro discount)

  • Daily bike maintenance

  • Bike Villas cycling jersey

  • Individual coaching

  • Strade Bianche and Eroica routes

Excludes:
  • Return air ticket

  • Massages optional

This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website

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Programme

We have put together a beautiful, challenging and educational programme for you. Below is a description for each day!

BUONCONVENTO ROUTE

Arrival dayDay 1

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

MONTE SANTE MARI ROUTE

Gravel DayDay 2

After a delicious breakfast, today's route is dominated by a mix between Eroica and Strade Bianche roads, where the highlight is the most famous stretch of all: the 'Monte Sante Mari' or 'Fabian Cancellara' stretch. Before dinner, we take an aperitif where we also review the day and discuss tomorrow's route.

EROICA MONTALCINO ROUTE

Gravel DayDay 3

On day 3 we ride a fantastic but also challenging route along the most beautiful sites of the Val D'Orcia region and the Crete Senesi. Along the way, picturesque villages, vast vineyards and whiter-than-white gravel roads. Along the way, there are two rest stops where you can refuel and enjoy the great views over the rolling Tuscan hills. During our daily aperitif, we will tell you more about the location and surroundings where we are staying.

Siena route

Gravel DayDay 4

This is a 'must-do' ride where we cycle with 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 will be the opportunity for a massage. Dinner will be accompanied by a local wine.

Pieve a Salti

Revovery dayDay 5

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 we have several routes 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 yours! In the evening, we organise a workshop on sports nutrition.

Torrenieri route

Gravel dayDay 6

This day is all about enjoyment. We ride through the Torrenieri wine region through an undulating landscape on 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's Eroica day.

Eroica route

Gravel dayDay 7

To cap off the week, we close with the route of the Eroica Nova (an All Road cycling event in pure Eroica style). This beautiful route is for anyone looking for a unique and epic experience over the most beautiful white roads. You can choose the full route of 130km. or the 'short' version of 90km.

Back home day

Departure dayDay 8

Unfortunately, it's already time to go home again. With a wonderful experience, new cycling friends and new insights richer. 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.

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