Starting in Siena, Strade Bianche takes place on the 8th March 2020 and is one of the modern classics on the sportive calendar. Our package includes a 60km ride where you will catch the pro race en route as well as experience the gravel sportive first-hand.
In the late 90s, the golden age of cycling was celebrated by amateurs riding old bikes across stunning gravel roads. This event became so popular; the pros wanted the opportunity to ride over the same terrain.
In 2007, the Strade Bianche launched and is the first classic pro race and Gran Fondo of the season. Pro cyclists race the same famous white roads of Tuscany as many before them.
The Gran Fondo takes place the day after the sportive so that cycle enthusiasts can experience the same thrill as the pros.
Tuscany is packed with traditional white roads and is the most famous spot in the world to ride the gravel.
The route starts and finishes in Siena. If you are eager for a cycling break that offers exquisite sights and fascinating culture, this is the spot for you.
Catch the action with us while enjoying a picturesque ride in the countryside. We make it back in time to watch the pros cross the finish line.
With easy airport transfers, comfortable three and four-star hotels and a warm-up ride with a local guide, you really get the most out of a trip with us.
● Meet in Pisa for transfer to the hotel at 17:55.
● Following arrival at the hotel, bikes are built in preparation for Saturday.
● Enjoy a welcome drink at 19:00 with our guide, who will run us through the plans for our mini-break.
● Ride 60km including some gravel sections.
● Catch the pro race en route.
● Return to the hotel to watch the end of the race in Siena.
● The Sportive begins at 08:30.
● Return to the hotel
● Pack pikes
● Celebrate an epic ride.
We enjoy a leisurely morning before being transported to Pisa Airport.
Our three star base for the Strade Bianche has private bike storage, good sized rooms and is a short distance from Siena’s town square.
Our four star base for the Strade Bianche is located next to the start line, offering amazing views of the rolling hills. The rooms are modern and comfortable with friendly staff.
The tyres on our fleet of Giant Defy bikes are 28mm, which are ideal for cobbled roads. You can book these with us for £139. Our mechanics will have them built and ready to ride on your arrival and can be returned to them after the Gran Fondo.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to bring your own bike, you are more than welcome to.
There are two routes available as part of the Strade Bianche, both starting and ending in picturesque Siena.
Choose the Route
Ride Distance: 139
Elevation gain: 1350
Ride Distance: 86
Elevation gain: 950
Transfers depart from Pisa airport on Friday at 17:55. All flights should be arranged to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before our transfer departure. The transfer will take approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes.
There are two transfers scheduled on Monday. The first departs Siena at 08:00, arriving at Pisa airport at 10:00. The second transfer departs at 10:00, arriving in Pisa at 12:00.
All outgoing flights should be arranged to leave after 12:00 and 15:00.
All packages available through Sportive Breaks include three nights accommodation in picturesque Siena, return airport transfers from Pisa, guaranteed entry to the Sportive and a guided ride to watch the pro race.
All Packages Include:
Strade Bianche Single Three Star
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Strade Bianche Single Four Star
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Strade Bianche Twin Three Star
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Strade Bianche Twin Four Star
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