Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

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An unique experience to fight on the white roads of Siena, to ride like a pro.
Challenge yourself across the stunning hills of Tuscany. Ride into the legend!
 
Italy's Strade Bianche has quickly become a Classic one-day race, with the hilly dirt roads of Tuscany selecting the strongest and bravest riders before the finale on the steep climb into historic Siena and then the finish in the Piazza del Campo that also hosts the summer Palio horse race. 
One day after the pro’s on Sunday 4th of March 2018, cyclo tourists get a glance at this unique cycling spectacle from the bike’s perspective. From Siena, a course of 124 km (Gran Fondo) is available of which 22 km takes place on unpaved roads or 87 km (Medio Fondo) with 20 km on dirt roads.
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Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Strade Bianche weekend (Gran Fondo & Pro race) accompanied by ex world champion Johan Museeuw!


Friday, 2nd of March: pick-up at Pisa airport (on request Florence airport)

Today our guides will meet you around 11am at the Pisa airport and will assist you to our minivan. We collect you from Florence airport and bring you to our accommodation in the centre of Siena where we will spend the next 3 nights in our 4 star hotel. The first job will be to assemble your bike and Go4Cycling staff will be on hand if you have mechanical problems or need any other assistance. We will then leave for a short ride to discover the area around the place where we stay. Our group leaders and special guest Johan Museeuw will explain the whole itinerary and present the programme of the following three days. This is a good occasion to ask any questions you might have but of course also to meet the people who you will be spending your holiday with.

Saturday, 3rd of March: Strade Bianche pro race day

In the nine years since Strade Bianche arrived on the pro cycling calendar, it has quickly attained a revered status among pros, fans and the media. This year Strade Bianche earned a place in the World Tour, amongst other elite races. They call it, “The Youngest Classic,” and, “The New Monument.”

In an epoch when the fever for competitive cycling and adventure riding have converged in the form of gravel racing, Strade Bianche resonates deeply with its signature white gravel roads paired with traditional tarmac racing. The route traverses ancient towns and ends in a devastating 18% climb to the finish that provides a visual spectacle on par with all of our sport’s best annual moments. The giants of the peloton come out and swing hard at Strade Bianche, fighting for the win in front of the cycling-mad tifosi, who pack the final kilometer and the spectacular finish chute in Siena’s town square. It is a race fit for kings, and in his final season, Fabian Cancellera proved why he has earned the crown of a classics legend.

Our programme for today: We will be at the start in the center of Siena. Once we’ve seen the official start here we will continue our journey to view the race at a few locations on the course. On request we can provide you with access to the VIP-areas at the start and the finish to watch the riders up close.

Sunday, 4th of March: Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

This is your challenge day! It will be an unique experience to ride along ex world champion Johan Museeuw!

The Gran Fondo Strade Bianche is a mass start cyclo race with the same exhilarating as the pro riders did the day before. We will assist you at the start, provide an extra feed zone along the course and meet you at the finish at the Piazza del Campo in Siena. 

Race entry is not included in this package, but can be arranged upon request. 

Monday, 5th of April: Goodbye from Go4Cycling. Drop off around 1pm at Pisa airport (on request Florence airport)

 

This itinerary is based upon the 2017 edition of our trip. Upon release of the official course of the race and gran fondo, the itinerary might still change accordingly. 

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Price per person

€ 570 (twin share)

Optional

Single room: € 120

Gran Fondo entry: € 55

Strade Bianche pro race VIP-access (start = 80€ / finish = 120€)

 

Payment Policy

Booking: 50% deposit

90 days prior to the tour departure date: 25%

60 days prior to the tour departure date: balance due

You will also have the option to pay the full charge at once while booking.

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

What’s included in this package
  • Free bike transfer from Belgium (Ghent/Hasselt - Siena - Ghent/Hasselt)
  • Airport pick up (Pisa or on request Florence) and all transfers
  • 4 stars rated hotel based on double occupancy
  • guaranteed entry to the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche (entry sold separately)
  • all breakfasts
  • support vehicle (minibus 9 seats) during training ride and Gran Fondo with water, sports nutrition and snacks  
  • watch the pro race at the start and finish and see the race from a few locations on the course. 
  • bi-lingual and bi-cultural group leader
  • bike guides
  • support staff
  • detailed cue-cards, directions, maps, profile of stages, etc.
  • other "goodies"
What’s not included
  • Gran Fondo entry, available to buy separately
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch & diners
  • Hotel incidentals (room service, phone, laundry, etc)
  • Rental bikes (can be provided, check out the next tab)
Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Please keep in mind that for your entry to the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche, you will need a health certificate from your local physician. The certificate needs to state that you according to clinical investigations carried out, doesn’t present any contraindication related to sport to cardiovascular intensive activity.

A form can be obtained at Go4Cycling, once the 2018 edition will be launched. 

 

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

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BMC SLR03 Shimano 105

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105

Saddle up for a pro-level ride on the BMC teammachine SLR03  - Shimano 105.

Available in sizes 47 - 51 - 54 - 57.

Rental prize: 50€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M 55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L 57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L 58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL 60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL 62 - 63   XXL


BMC GF02 Shimano 105

BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Enjoy a relaxing ride with this bike. The comfort of the Granfondo combined with the durability of the Shimano Ultegra. The GF02 is available in sizes 48 - 51 - 54.

Rental prize: 40€/day

Rider's HeightInside LegMan frame size suggestedLadies frame size suggested
feed and inchescminchescmcmsizecmsize
4'11"-5'1" 150 - 155  26" - 28"   66 - 71  46 - 47 XXS 44 - 46 XXS
5'1" 155 - 160  27" - 29"  69 - 74 48 - 49 XS 47 - 49 XS
5'3" - 5'5"  160 - 165   28" - 30"  71 - 76  50 - 51  XS/S 50 - 52  S
5'5" - 5'7"  165 - 170   29" - 31"   74 - 79 52 - 53 53 - 54  M
5'7" - 5'9"  170 - 170   30" - 32"   76 - 81  54 - 55  M 55 - 56   M/L
5'9" - 5'11"  175 - 180  31" - 33"   79 - 84  56 - 57  M/L 57 - 58   L
5'11 - 6'1  180 - 185   32" - 34"   81 - 86  58 - 59   L 58 - 59   XL
6'1 - 6'3"  185 - 190   33" - 35"  84 - 89  60 - 61   XL 60 - 61  XL 
6'3" - 6'5"  190 - 195   34" - 36"   86 - 91  62 - 63   XXL 62 - 63   XXL


Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Monday 5 March 2018

From

€ 570,00/person

Optional
Room

Single room
Gran Fondo entry
Strade Bianche VIP-access Start
Strade Bianche VIP-access Finish

Bike rental

BMC SLR03 Shimano 105
BMC GF02 Shimano 105

Tuscany week

Date
From

Friday 2 March 2018

to

Friday 9 March 2018

From

€ 2895,00/person

Remarks

Tuscany, the flowered heart of Italy is known as the golden land, renowned for its art, history and evocative landscape, famous for its cypress rows, olive trees, vineyards, hills in the infinity and walled medieval villages. Tuscany is a region where the past and the present merge together and …