By vintage bike crossing the Tuscan landscapes: traditions, good food and great wine.
L’Eroica is a cycling event which started as “celebration of cycling on the road with its history and its values”. It has been held since 1997 in the province of Siena, which specifically recalls the cycling of the past, with routes that take place mostly on dirt roads with vintage bicycles.
The 20th edition of L’Eroica will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The event, however, is not limited to the bicycle tour experience, in fact in the days before you can find exhibitions, trade markets, cultural events and a meeting place for old cycling glories in Gaiole in Chianti the small town in the Chianti hills that has become famous thanks to L’Eroica event.
The event is open to everyone, but those cyclists who take part with a vintage bike are awarded
L’ Eroica’s certificate. To be considered “Vintage” bikes should display characteristics typical of racing bikes in the 1970s and 1980s:
- steel frame
- gear levers on the down tube of the frame
- brake wires coming out of the levers and pass outside the handlebar
- pedals with cage
Discover L’ Eroica’s routes throughout the year
L’Eroica is also an unforgettable bicycle tour through Tuscan landscapes, clearly marked and feasible troughout the year.