Stiff Tuscan climbs and the panoramic views of the Chianti Classico ‘Gallo Nero’ region is on everyones to do list for good reason. Florentines endearingly call the region ‘Chiantishire’. Visits to Florence and Siena are magical experiences. You can even throw in short sections of L’Eroica ‘strade bianche’ gravel roads also known as ‘sterrate‘ through olive fields and ‘vigneti‘ for fun, the choice is yours. During peak season the weather can get very warm, and there are relatively few climbs reaching above 800m. You can experience cooler temperatures in May/June and then again in September/October when L’Eroica runs. Chianti is also well known for its Bistecca Fiorentina and Pappa pomodoro, essential post ride nutrition, and of course, the unmistakeably juicy and peppery red wine made from the Sangiovese grape. The routes we offer are littered with infamous ‘Cantine’ or wineries such as Bibbiano, Castellino di Meleto and Frescobaldi. You may even get to spot a wild boar or ‘cinghiale’ along your travels, hopefully not too close!
- Chianti Classico region ‘Gallo Nero’ and delicious wine territory.
- Iconic Tuscan hills, stunning vistas and quiet roads.
- Recommended lunch and dining, Tuscan ‘slow-food’.
- Explore rennaisance Italy; Florence, Siena, Radda, Panzano, Gaiole-in-Chianti and Volpaia
- Experience the strade bianche of L’Eroica and Strade Bianche Pro