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Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 2025

Sunday 9 March 2025

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Days

Fri 7 Mar - Mon 10 Mar 2025

Two Distances

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$844

2025 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche with Sportive Breaks

Sportive Breaks are proud to be appointed as an OFFICIAL PREMIUM TOUR OPERATOR of the 2025 Strade Bianche Gran Fondo. On Sunday 9 March 2025 you will be able to ride the Strade Bianche Gran Fondo on the white gravel roads around Siena, Tuscany. The day before on Saturday 8 March you will see both the elite women and the men take on the white gravel roads.

Stay at our 4* hotel in Siena and ride with a Giro d’Italia stage winner for the weekend. 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 live viewing of the pro race on Saturday. Our Gran Fondo Strade Bianche entries allow you to select your starting pen. Entries when booked with our hotel package start from $150.

Guaranteed Entry

We offer guaranteed entry for the 2025 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche. You can choose which entry pen you want to start from. 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.

Sportive entry options:

  • GRID 1 | 1 – 300
  • GRID 2 | 301 – 1000
  • GRID 3 | 1001 – 2000
  • GRID 4 | 2001 – 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)

Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Guided Warm up Ride: On Saturday morning we’ll ride from the hotel. After we head off to watch the Strade Bianche Pro race with our local guide and ex-pro cyclist and former Giro d’Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato

Private Feedstop: We offer two additional feed and assistance stops exclusively for Sportive Breaks riders

Choice of Start Pens: You can choose which entry pen you want to start from including Pen 1 which is not usually available to the general public.

Fantastic Entry Pack: The Strade Bianche Gran Fondo Entry Pack is one of the best you will see with lots of sponsor freebies and the official GF Strade Bianche jersey and wind vest made by Sportful.

4* hotel in Siena: Conveniently located with breakfasts, dinners and bike storage included.

What's Included?

Accommodation

4* hotel in Siena

Meals Included

All breakfasts & dinners

Guided warm up ride

Saturday with Andrea Ferrigato

Private feed stops

2 additional feed and assistance stations on the Gran Fondo route

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all weekend

Cycling Friendly Hotels

Bike Store, Early Breakfasts

Additional Extra - Sportive Entry

From $150 if booked with our package

Additional Extra - Priority Start Pen

Choice of start pen available 

Additional Extra - Bike Rental

Available at extra costs – Road bikes and Gravel bikes available

Additional Extra - Transfers

From Pisa or Florence

2025 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

The dates for the 2025 Strade Bianche weekend are Saturday 1 March for the Strade Bianche and Sunday 2 March for the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche. Dates are still to be confirmed. Sportive Breaks are official premium tour operator for the Strade Bianche.

2025 Strade Bianche Weekend Tour

Stay at our 4* hotel in Siena and ride with a Giro d’Italia stage winner for the weekend. 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 live viewing of the pro race on Saturday. Our Gran Fondo Strade Bianche entries allow you to select your starting pen. Entries when booked with our hotel package start from $150.

2025 Tuscany and Strade Bianche tour

New with Sportive Breaks for 2025 is our Tuscany and Strade Bianche tour. Arrive on Monday 1 March and spend 3 nights at our beautiful 4* Tuscan hotel in Florence before moving to Siena for 4 nights. This tour includes 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. More information about this tour can be found here -> 2025 Strade Bianche and Tuscany Tour – Sportive Breaks

2025 Strade Bianche Hospitality

Available to book now. Book hospitality tickets for the 2025 Strade Bianche. Start Village, Finish Hospitality and Car Experience available. Strade Bianche Hospitality – Sportive Breaks

Packages and Prices

Stay with us in beautiful Tuscany and enjoy the medieval city of Siena. The Strade Bianche weekend is a celebration of early season cycling on the white roads around historic Siena. 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

  • $844 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • $1221 per person based on single occupancy of a room.

Included with your weekend

  • 3 nights at 4* Hotel Executive or Four Points Sheraton in Siena
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Breakfasts and evening meals
  • Guided warm up rides with Andrea Ferrigato – Giro stage winner
  • Private feed stop on Gran Fondo day
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also available

  • Sports Medical Certificate Online Service – More info here
  • Airport transfers from Pisa or Florence airport at $163pp return – More info here
  • Guaranteed entry for the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche with choice of start pen (optional) – see below
  • Hospitality tickets available – More info here
  • Bike rental from $517 – More info here

Guaranteed Entry without hotel

We offer guaranteed entry for the 2025 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche without the need to purchase a hotel package. You can choose which entry pen you want to start from. The entry includes the above.
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.

Entry prices if purchased with our hotel package

GRID 1 | 1 – 300 – $234
GRID 2 | 301 – 1000 – $208
GRID 3 | 1001 – 2000 – $189
GRID 4 | 2000 – 3600 – $150

Entry prices without hotel

GRID 1 | 1 – 300 – $293
GRID 2 | 301 – 1000 – $260
GRID 3 | 1001 – 2000 – $234
GRID 4 | 2000 – 3600 – $208

Included with your Sportive Breaks Gran Fondo Entry

  • No platform fees
  • Choice of start pens including the exclusive Pen 1
  • Race number
  • Sportful Bodyfit Pro Classic Jersey
  • Sportful wind vest
  • Technical gadget
  • Breakdown assistance (spares payable)
  • Medical care during the race
  • Feed zones
  • Broom wagon service
  • Pasta Party
  • Italian Day license (worth €10)

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary

Please meet us at our hotel in Siena 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 Pisa and Florence airport in line with flights from the UK and Ireland. The journey to Siena takes about 1hr30 – 2 hours. 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

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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, before heading back to Siena for an afternoon of watching the pro-riders in action. We will then head back to the hotel for you to rest and get prepared for tomorrow. Hospitality at the start and/ or at the finish or a day on the course in an official race car are available to book today at an additional cost starting from $225. Dinner at the hotel.

2025 Strade Bianche HospitalityMore information here

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. Private feed stop on the course and we’ll assist with packing bikes after the race. Dinner at the hotel.

After breakfast either make your own onwards plans or we offer our optional transfer back to Florence and 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.

More About the Event

Strade Bianche and Gran Fondo 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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We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years. We are members of ABTA and ATOL so book with confidence.

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Logistics covered

We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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