Bartali's Tuscany Ride
Relive Bartali’s story of the book Road to Valour
Ride through the beautiful medieval villages of Tuscany and Umbria
Try hand made Pici, Fiorentina Steak and enjoy Brunello di Montalcino wine
Enjoy this special cycling holiday in the heart of Italy. The adventure begins with Gino Bartali’s epic route from Florence to Assisi over which he smuggled resistance documents during WWII, then explores some of Tuscany’s most memorable countryside included in granfondos including L’Eroica and Strade Bianche.
The first part of the week will be dedicated to the inspiring story of Gino Bartali, narrated in the famous book Road to Valor by Aili and Andres McConnon: Bartali was not only one of the strongest cyclists at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, but also an underground hero during the Second World War. Reliving his journey from his house in Florence Ponte Ema to Terontola train station, we will visit Bartali’s Museum and ride the same route along which Gino saved the lives of many Jewish people by carrying forged identification documents hidden in the tubes of his bicycle. Our journey will then head to the magnificent city of Assisi, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The second part of the week will take us across two more UNESCO sites, from the marvelous Val D'Orcia all the way to Siena. We all have in mind those Tuscany postcard-like dirt roads, running between lines of cypresses, surrounded by vineyards of famous Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano and Chianti red wines—also the setting of the most incredible segments of L’Eroica, Strade Bianche, and Giro d’Italia. We also follow the epic winding roads used in the Millemiglia historic car race, arriving at San Quirico d’Orcia. The well-deserved “grand finale” of this unforgettable week with Ital Cycling is a triumphant entrance into the main square of Siena, setting of the Palio delle Contrade historical horse race, and finish line of Strade Bianche. Do all of this using our gravel bike and ebike to rent!
Dates + Availability
|14/04/2024 - 20/04/2024||€4.890,00
Inclusions + Details
The price includes
- 6 nights stay hotels in double room with breakfast | every day laundry service
- 6 light lunches: every day during or after the ride | 6 dinners in finest restaurants we have chosen for you
- Cycling guide | holiday manager | van and mechanic in tow for ordinary assistance (snacks and drink) | photos and videos along the routes and during visits
- All minivan transfers, bike and luggage transport | transfer from and to the airport of Florence
- Welcome kit Vince Team supplement | 20% discount on Cinelli Bike apparel and accessories
The fee does not include
- Travel insurance
Anything not mentioned in "The price includes"