Strade Bianche with Sportive Breaks
Destination Sport Experiences are proud to be appointed as an OFFICIAL PARTNER of the 2023 Strade Bianche Gran Fondo. On Sunday 5th of March, 2023 you will be able to ride the Strade Bianche Gran Fondo through gravel roads around Siena, Tuscany. The day before 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. 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.
Guided Warm up Ride: On Saturday we'll ride around 50km with our local guide ex-pro cyclist Andrea Ferrigato.
Mechanical Support: Our expert mechanics are on hand all weekend to make sure your bike is ready to roll!
Private Feedstop: On Gran Fondo day
Ride with an ex-pro: Andrea Ferrigato
All Breakfasts & Evening meals: So you can relax
Detailed Itinerary: Telling you everything you need to know
Optional Tranfers: £60 One way // £100 Return
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Lots of climbing but either shorter rides or an easier day mixed in. Challenging but suitable for most riders.
Mix of climbing & flatter days suitable for most riders.
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.
Join our small group tour staying in central Siena. We have options to eat our all together in town and on Saturday enjoy a guided ride catching the pro race and getting some feel for the gravel. Our local guide, Ingo, gives some tips on how best to ride in these conditions. Then on Sunday it’s time for you to take on the sportive before a celebratory meal all together in town.
Plenty of tough sectors but suitable for most regular riders.
Rolling terrain with the occasional tougher section.
Hotel Executive Siena - Strade Bianche
Hotel Executive is in the Scacciapensieri residential district of Siena, a 10 minute walk from the train station. All air-conditioned rooms feature an LCD TV with satellite channels. Next to a large green park, this hotel has a quiet location and offers free parking and excellent bus services into Siena's historic centre, one mile away. Rooms at the Executive Hotel have a modern and elegant design. They feature a private bathroom, a minibar and some even have a small balcony. A buffet breakfast is served each morning, and the coffee shop is open throughout the day. The restaurant offers traditional Tuscan cuisine with a choice of meat or fish. Your stay here is on a half board basis so with breakfasts and evening meals included. You can keep your bike inside your room.
Our transfers are from Pisa airport and Florence Airport, and the journey to Siena takes approx 2hr30. Our guides will meet you in arrivals.
We will depart Siena at 08.00. Our airport transfer arrives in Florence at 09.00 in line with flights that depart after 11.00.
We will arrive at Pisa for 10.30, in line with flights that depart after 12.30. Private transfers can be booked on request.
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As you may know, Sportive Breaks has recently been acquired cycling travel experts, Destination Sport Experiences. When clicking on the booking link below, you will be taken to the Destination Sport Experiences booking engine. If you have any questions, please do contact our team [email protected]
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