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Strade Bianche and Tuscany Tour 2025

Mon 3 Mar – Mon 10 Mar 2025

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7 nights/ 8 days

Guided tour

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2025 Tuscany and Strade Bianche Tour with Sportive Breaks

Sportive Breaks are proud to be appointed as an OFFICIAL PREMIUM TOUR OPERATOR of the 2025 Strade Bianche and the 2025 Strade Bianche Gran Fondo. The professionals will race the 2025 Strade Bianche on Saturday 8 March and on Sunday 9 March 2025 you will be able to ride the Strade Bianche Gran Fondo on the white gravel roads around Siena, Tuscany. Please note that the dates are to be confirmed.

Stay at our 4* hotel near Florence before moving to Siena in central Tuscany and ride with a Giro d’Italia stage winner for the week. Andrea Ferrigato is Sportive Breaks tour leader in Italy. Take part in the Gran Fondo on Sunday and join Andrea on a guided ride with cross the finish experience and live viewing of the pro race on Saturday. 

2025 Tuscany and Strade Bianche tour

New with Sportive Breaks for 2025 is our Tuscany and Strade Bianche tour. Arrive on Monday 3 March at Florence airport and spend 3 nights at our beautiful Tuscan hotel before moving to Siena for 4 nights. This tour includes 3 guided rides in the beautiful Tuscan countryside plus a visit to Florence before moving to Siena for the Strade Bianche weekend. In Siena you will enjoy a fantastic Cross the Finish Experience where you will ride across the finish line just hours before the pros and you will have your photo taken on the official podium before enjoying finish hospitality. This is followed by finish hospitality.

Also included is guaranteed entry for the 2025 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche in the front pen (1 – 300) which is not available to the general public.

Key Features

Tuscany and Strade Bianche Tour with Sportive Breaks. Official Premium Tour Operator of the 2025 Strade Bianche

Sportive Breaks are your Official Tour Operator for the 2025 Strade Bianche. On our 7-night/ 8-day tour you will stay 3 nights in Florence before staying 4 nights in Siena.

Your tour leader is Giro d’Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato who has designed the tour and will look after you with his team.

Enjoy 3 days of guided riding in the beautiful Tuscan countryside near Florence on quiet roads before moving to Siena for the Strade Bianche weekend.

What's Included?

Accommodation

4* hotel in Florence (3 nights) and in Siena (4 nights)

Meals Included

All breakfasts & dinners

Guided rides

With Giro d’Italia stage winner  Andrea Ferrigato

Private feed stops

2 additional feed and assistance stations on the Gran Fondo route

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all weekend

Choice of room types

Twin, Double, Single rooms available

Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Entry

Front pen entry included

Cross the Finish & VIP Hospitality

Cross the Finish Experience with podium photos and finish hospitality on Strade Bianche Pro race day

Bike Rental - Available at Extra Cost

Road Bike or Gravel Bike

Airport Transfers included

From/ to Florence Airport

Prices

Stay with us in beautiful Tuscany and enjoy historical Florence and the medieval city of Siena. The Strade Bianche is a celebration of early season cycling on the famous white gravel roads. The southernmost northern classic has only been in existence since 2007 but it has already established itself as a ‘must see’ and a ‘must do’ event.

Prices

  • £2299 per person based on two people sharing a Twin Room (2 single beds) or 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £2749 per person based on single occupancy of a room.

Included with your weekend

  • 3 nights at 4* Hotel Villa Neroli near Florence
  • 4 nights at 4* Hotel Four Points Sheraton in Siena
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Breakfasts and evening meals
  • Guided rides with Giro d’Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato
  • Private feed stops on Gran Fondo day
  • Airport transfers from Florence Airport at set times – More info
  • Guaranteed entry for the Strade Bianche in the front pen (1 – 300)
  • Cross the Finish Experience on Strade Bianche day
  • Photos on the official Strade Bianche Winner’s Podium
  • Finish Hospitality on Strade Bianche day
  • Detailed itinerary

Also available

  • Road Bike rental for £TBC – More info here
  • Gravel Bike Rental – £TBC – More info here
  • Private Airport Transfers if our group transfers are not suitable – Price On Request – Contact Us

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary

Please meet us at our hotel in Florence today where our team will meet you. If you plan to fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage and your bike from Florence airport. Our mechanic is available this afternoon to fit rental bikes and to assist you with building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be stored in your room. Evening meal at hotel

Click here for group transfer information – Link 

After breakfast and preparing the bikes we will ride straight from the hotel into the beautiful quiet roads of Tuscany. We will make a lunch stop on the way (at your own cost) and we will set up regular feed stops with water and snacks. We will return mid-afternoon and you have time to visit the local area around the hotel. Evening meal at the hotel.

Tuscany Tour Day 1 Strava Route  

Today we will ride to and from the hotel again. We will be back at lunch time and we will spend the afternoon in Florence to discover this beautiful city.

Evening meal at the hotel.

 

Strava Route Day 2 

Today we will leave Florence and move to the next hotel on our tour in beautiful Siena which is also the location of Strade Bianche and Gran Fondo Strade Bianche.

Your luggage will be transported between hotels.

Evening meal at hotel Four Points Sheraton in Siena.

Strava Route to Siena

We will take it easy this morning. After breakfast you have the opportunity to visit the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche event expo. After lunch we offer a guided ride to Gaiole from Siena.

Evening meal at the hotel with a briefing on the activities for tomorrow.

Tuscany Tour Day 4 – Gaiole loop from Siena | 47.1 km Cycling Route on Strava

Cross the Finish and Podium experience and Finish Hospitality in Siena.

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride that takes in the route of the Strade Bianche including the final 25km of the pro-race route. You will ride across the finish-line in Siena just hours before the finish of the Pros just hours later. After taking photos on the winner’s podium you will have access to Strade Bianche Finish Hospitality. You will have an afternoon of watching the pro-riders in action.

Strade Bianche Finish Hospitality

You will enjoy exclusive access to an outdoor hospitality area, close to the finish line. You also have access to a covered area inside the historic and atmospheric Sala delle Lupe room.

Authentic Tuscan food and drink will be on offer and the race will be broadcast live for you on large plasma screen televisions

As the race draws to a close, you can step outside, onto the famous Piazza del Campo, to see the final moments, in person, from the finish line.

We will then head back to the hotel for you to rest and get prepared for the Gran Fondo tomorrow. Dinner at the hotel.

You were able to see how the riders of the Men’s and Women’s cycling elite handled the white roads yesterday. Today it’s your turn. Ride either the 139 km route with 31 kilometres of gravel roads or 86 kilometres with 21 kilometres of gravel. The race largely shares the course with the Women Élite event. The route is twisty and undulating, with no lengthy climbs, but with punchy hills, especially on the unpaved parts. Enjoy access to the Sportive Breaks private feed stop on the course and we’ll assist with packing bikes after the race.

Dinner at the hotel.

Ciao from Italia!

After breakfast either make your own onwards plans or we offer our optional transfer back to Florence or Pisa  airport. We will depart Siena at 09.00. Our airport transfer arrives in Florence at 10.00 in line with flights that depart after 12.00. We will arrive at Pisa for 11.30, in line with flights that depart after 13.30.

Private transfers can be booked on request.

Guaranteed entry for the 2025 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche is included with your tour.  The start and finish are both in Siena at the Medici Fortress and the Piazza del Campo respectively. Grid 1-3 are positioned in Viale Cesare Maccari (between Fortezza Medicea and NH Hotel Siena) Grid 4 is in the parking under the Walls of the Fortress in front of the Stadium.

  • GRID 1 | 1 – 300 
  • GRID 2 | 301 – 1000
  • GRID 3 | 1001 – 2000
  • GRID 4 | 2000 – 3600

Included with your entry

  • Race number
  • Sportful Bodyfit Pro Classic Jersey
  • Technical gadget
  • Breakdown assistance (spares payable)
  • Medical care during the race
  • Feed zones
  • Broom wagon service
  • Pasta Party
  • Timing Chip (worth €10)
 
 DistanceElevationDifficulty
Long Route142.5km2,250m4/5
Medium Route86.8km1,350m3/5

More About the Event

Strade Bianche

A one day classic born from a sportive. The Strade Bianche has a unique history, starting in the late 90s when a group of local riders founded l’Eroica, a ride to celebrate the glory days of cycling over Tuscany’s famous white gravel roads. This became so popular that the professionals wanted a go and so the Strade Bianche was born. This is now firmly established as one of the best races of the calendar and makes for an amazing cycling weekend. The Pro races for Elite men and women are on Saturday and the Gran Fondo is on Sunday.

 

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