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Strade Bianche 2024

Sunday, March 3, 2024

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Days

3 Nights

Choice of Distances

From

$760

2024 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche with Sportive Breaks

Sportive Breaks is proud to be an OFFICIAL PREMIUM TOUR OPERATOR of the 2024 Strade Bianche Gran Fondo. On Sunday, March 3, after watching the elite men and women race on Saturday, you will ride the white gravel roads of Siena, Tuscany as you compete in the Strade Bianche Gran Fondo.

Stay at our 4* hotel in Siena and ride with Andrea Ferrigato, Sportive Breaks tour leader and Giro d’Italia stage winner, for the weekend.  Participate in the Gran Fondo on Sunday after warming up your legs on Saturday with Andrea on a guided ride that includes live viewings of the pro race. Book your Gran Fondo Strade Bianche entry (starting at $130) along with our weekend package and select your starting pen (includes Pen 1).

Guaranteed Entry

We offer guaranteed entry with your choice of start pen. Start and finish in Siena at the Medici Fortress and the Piazza del Campo respectively. Grids 1-3 are positioned in Viale Cesare Maccari (between Fortezza Medicea and NH Hotel Siena) Grid 4 is located in the parking area under the Walls of the Fortress in front of the Stadium.

Sportive entry options:

  • GRID 1 | 1 – 300 | $200
  • GRID 2 | 301 – 1000 | $175
  • GRID 3 | 1001 – 2000 | $160
  • GRID 4 | 2000 – 3600 | $135

Included with your entry

  • Race number
  • Sportful Bodyfit Pro Classic Jersey
  • Technical gadget
  • Breakdown assistance (tubes at additional cost)
  • Medical care during the race
  • Feed zones
  • SAG wagon service
  • Pasta Party
  • Timing Chip

Spread your payments: Our interest-free payment plan allows you the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Guided Warm up Ride: 35-mile ride with our local guide, Giro d’Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato, on Saturday to watch the Strade Bianche Elite riders.

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

Choice of Start Pens: Choice of start pen includes Pen 1 which is not generally available to public. 

Fantastic Entry Pack: The Strade Bianche Gran Fondo Entry Swag includes many freebies and sponsor swag including the official GF Strade Bianche jersey and wind vest 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 support stations on the Gran Fondo route

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all weekend

Additional Extra - Bike Rental

Available (additional cost)

Additional Extra - Sportive Entry

From $130 if booked with our package

Additional Extra - Priority Start Pen

Choice of start pen available

Additional Extra - Transfers

From Pisa (PSA) or Florence (FLR) – (additional cost)

Packages and Prices

Start your cycling season with our Strade Bianche weekend in Tuscany and discover the medieval city of Siena. This classic race originated in 2007 and has already established itself as a ‘must see’ and a ‘must do’ event.

Prices

  • $760 per person based on double occupancy (2 people/2 single beds) or (2 people / 1 bed)
  • $995 per person based on single occupancy (1 person/1 bed)

Included with your weekend

  • 3 nights at 4* hotel Executive in Siena
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Guided warm-up rides with Andrea
  • Private feed stop on Gran Fondo day
  • Detailed itinerary

Also available

  • Airport transfers from Pisa (PSA) or Florence (FLR) airport at $140/pp return
  • Guaranteed entry for the Strade Bianche with choice of start pen (optional) – see below

Entry Only

We offer guaranteed entry with choice of start pen for the 2024 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche without having to purchase a hotel package. 
Start and finish in Siena at the Medici Fortress and the Piazza del Campo respectively. Grids 1-3 are positioned in Viale Cesare Maccari (between Fortezza Medicea and NH Hotel Siena) Grid 4 is located in the parking area under the Walls of the Fortress in front of the Stadium.

Entry prices if purchased with our package

  • GRID 1 | 1 – 300 | $200
  • GRID 2 | 301 – 1000 | $175
  • GRID 3 | 1001 – 2000 | $160
  • GRID 4 | 2000 – 3600 | $135

Entry prices without hotel

  • GRID 1 | 1 – 300 | $235
  • GRID 2 | 301 – 1000 | $205
  • GRID 3 | 1001 – 2000 | $180
  • GRID 4 | 2000 – 3600 | $150

Included with your Gran Fondo Entry

    • Race number
    • Sportful Bodyfit Pro Classic Jersey
    • Technical gadget
    • Breakdown assistance (tubes at additional cost)
    • Medical care during the race
    • Feed zones
    • SAG wagon service
    • Pasta Party
    • Timing Chip
Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Entry kit

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary

Please plan to meet us at our hotel in Siena today. Transfers are available from Pisa (PSA) and Florence (FLR) Airports.  The drive to Siena is 1.5 – 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 safely stored in your room. Dinner at hotel.

After breakfast, join us for a guided ride along the Strade Bianche that includes the final 15 miles of roads of the pro-racers will face.  Afterwards, watch the pro-riders in action before returning to your hotel to rest and prepare for tomorrow.  Hospitality at the start and/ or at the finish is available to book.  Or choose to spend the day on the course in an official race car.  Race day hospitality and cars are at additional cost starting at $100.  Dinner at hotel.

Having watched the elite men and women tackle the roads yesterday, it is now your turn to do the same! Choose to ride the 85 mile route with 19 miles of gravel roads or the 53 mile route with 13 miles of gravel. The race shares much of the Women’s elite event. It is twisty and undulating with punchy hills (especially on the unpaved sections) but has no lengthy climbs. Private feed stops on the course are available for Sportive Break riders. Afterwards, we will assist with packing your bike for travel. Dinner at hotel.

After breakfast, chose to extend your stay on your own or opt for our transfer back to Florence and Pisa airports. We will depart Siena at 9:00 AM. The transfer arrives in Florence at 10:00 AM for flights that depart after 12:30 PM. We will arrive at Pisa airport at 11:30 AM in line with flights that depart after 2:00 PM. Private transfers can be booked on request.

Guaranteed Entry without hotel package

We offer guaranteed entry with choice of start pen for the 2024 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche without having to purchase a hotel package. The start and finish are both in Siena at the Medici Fortress and the Piazza del Campo respectively. Grids 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 Only Prices

  • GRID 1 | 1 – 300 – $235
  • GRID 2 | 301 – 1000 – $175
  • GRID 3 | 1001 – 2000 – $160
  • GRID 4 | 2000 – 3600 – $150

Included with your Gran Fondo entry

  • Race number
  • Sportful Bodyfit Pro Classic Jersey
  • Technical gadget
  • Breakdown assistance (tubes at additional cost)
  • Medical care during the race
  • Feed zones
  • SAG wagon service
  • Pasta Party
  • Timing Chip 
 
 DistanceElevationDifficulty
Long Route88 miles7380 ft4/5
Medium Route54 miles4428 ft3/5

More About the Event

Strade Bianche

The Strade Bianche has a unique history that goes back to 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 ride became so popular that the professionals wanted to race it and the Strade Bianche was born. It is now firmly established as one of the best races of the calendar and makes for an amazing cycling weekend. Watch both the elite men and women  race on Saturday and ride the Gran Fondo on Sunday.

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Plenty to choose from

We offer the largest selection of European Gran Fondo and Cyclo-Sportive events.

Spread your payments

Our interest-free payment plan allows you to spread out payments for your booking. *Selected products. Terms and Conditions apply.

You are in safe hands

We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organizing cycling trips for more than 25 years.

Logistics covered

We know the routes and we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organize everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional fuel stops, local guides, mechanical support and more.

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