Tuscany Cycling Holidays

Strade Bianche

Strade Bianche

Weekend of 1st – 4th March 2024

What is Strade Bianche?

It is a road bicycle race starting and finishing in Siena, Tuscany, Central Italy. The name Strade Bianche comes from the historic white gravel roads which are a defining feature of the race.

When is Strade Bianche?

Sunday, March 3rd 2024

Strade Bianche takes place on the weekend of 1st – 4th March 2024 in Siena, Tuscany.

What are the Stade Bianche Entry Requirements?

To take part in the Gran Fondo. Strade Bianche Sportive, you must be aged between 18 and 64. Alternatively, 16-18 and those over 64 can enter the Medio Fondo Strade Bianche.

You also have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date. The certificate needs to state that you, according to clinical investigations carried out, don’t present any contraindication related to the sport to cardiovascular intensive activity.

Strade Bianche is now establishing itself as a major classic, why not join us for an unmissable weekend in the heart of Chianti in Tuscany?

Strade Bianche feeding station

Gusto Cycling is offering a 3 night/4 day package – a weekend package staying in Siena for the whole weekend in a 4 star hotel

The Strade Bianche Sportive package will be accommodation in Siena and guaranteed registration in Grid 300 – 1000 position out of 7500 riders so your right at the front …for a supplement there is the possibility to upgrade to the first VIP first grid 1- 300 . You will watch the pro riders at the start/finish on Saturday and participate in the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche on Sunday .

Accommodation is 4-star hotel Athena in the heart of Siena on a bed and buffet breakfast basis for 3 nights  (the event starts and finishes in Siena ) with guaranteed registration place for the ride event.

THE STANDARD PROGRAMME

* Friday 1st March 2024 – Check-in at the hotel

Friday depending at what time you arrive you can enjoy a cycle ride on some of the routes with every chance you will meet many pro-riders checking the route out themselves. Test yourself by climbing the final hilly section of Santa Caterina into the centre of this stunning medieval Piazza Del Campo , Siena, I can assure you it’s good to test yourself on this last hilly section, remember what happened to Wout van Aert who came in 3rd place 4 years ago, he had a real struggle to get over this section. 

Saturday 2nd March – Professional Strade Bianche pro race starts in Siena, watch the riders sign-on, watch the start and later wait to see them arrive back into Siena and finish in the famous Piazza del Campo in the heart of Siena. There is an optional transfer by minibus to view the riders at a few locations on the route.

Sunday 3rd March – Participate in the amateur Gran Fondo Strade Bianche ride event – Fantastic opportunity to experience this iconic event.

Monday 4th March – Check out of your hotel

Extra Services

* Airport transfer can be arranged from Pisa or Florence airport to SIENA hotel and return.

* There is on Saturday an optional transfer by minibus after the riders have left the start to view the riders as they cycle pass at a few locations on the route.

* Carbon or Gravel bike rental available for the weekend from £190 subject to availability and delivered to the hotel.

Strade Bianchi
Hotel Athena 4 star

Cost for 3 nights accommodation on a bed and buffet breakfast with guaranteed registrations at the Hotel Athena 4 star hotel is from
£599 per person based on 2 persons sharing (limited places at this price) a twin/double at the 4-star hotel with buffet breakfast and guaranteed ride registration each with starting position between 1001 to 1500 grid out of 6500 riders. The hotel is ideally located in the south centre of Siena perfectly located to easily ride to the start/finish of the ride event.

The above packages are limited and all ride places start within the Fortezza Medicea.

If you’re interested in taking part in Strade Bianche cycling event in 2023 then please email marco@gustocycling.com. Alternatively you can call on +44 (0)7515 941879 or fill in the Booking form and we will be more than happy to sort everything for you.

Tour Highlights:

Friday – if you arriva in Siena early enough you can a training ride including gravel sections – enter the centre of Siena via the famous last climb of Santa Caterina into the city and experience the finish area in the stunning Piazza del Campo.

Saturday – Watch the Pros at the start in Siena – transfers to watch the pro’s along the route and return to watch the pros return to the finish.

Sunday – Participate in the famed Grand Fondo Strade Bianche. Enjoy 1 dinner with local family and friends.

What’s Included?

• 3 nights accommodation
• Buffet Breakfast
• My Attendance over the weekend
• Race entry, briefing and guidance

What’s Not Included?

• Flights
• meals
• Travel Insurance
• Incidental expenses
• Local Hotel Tax

Bike Rental available in case you don’t fancy bringing your own bike (limited numbers) – tyres will be 25m priced at £190 delivered to the hotel for the 3 days

    Strade Bianche Booking Form

    Lead Traveller

    2nd Traveller

    Address of Lead Traveller

    We also offer Carbon Bike Rental for the weekend for 200 euros. If interested please add details in the notes section below -

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