April 23 - 27, 2020
The white roads of Tuscany.
We’ve watched the pros at Strade Bianca and now is our chance to fly over the same roads of this unique race. Nova Eroica is an event that brings a competitive twist to the well-known vintage bike events of the Eroica brand. Six timed sections of varying length let you have a real crack at the gravel, but the sections between are ridden at a casual pace to bring you the perfect mix of social and competitive riding. Well-stocked feed stations and a fun after party makes for an incredible ambience. We are offering you a five day riding trip right in the heart of Tuscany, with the Nova Eroica event as the crowning moment of the trip. This trip is a mix of mostly road with some Tuscan gravel, though the dirt roads of the area are very hard packed and quite smooth–rideable on a road bike and heaps of fun!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Arriving in Florence, we will be there to pick you up and take you to our first accommodation of the trip, just on the outskirts of town but already into the incredible Chianti region. From there, we will do our first ride heading towards our beautiful Agriturismo in Asciano. Over the next few days, we will combine a perfect amount of riding, good food and a splash of the local wines before taking on our main event on Sunday. We will make our way back to Florence on Monday morning to catch our flights home.
This trip is limited to 10 riders, so book quickly!
*We recommend a flight to Florence arriving in the morning on Thursday April 23rd and leaving Monday afternoon/evening April 27th.
Thursday- Arrive in Florence, check into our hotel, then a spin in the afternoon in the hills around the city. Dinner at our favourite pizza place in Florence.
Friday- Ride from Florence to Siena (120km) with a stop for lunch. From there you can choose to cover the last kms to the farm house by bike or in the van. Afternoon massages and beers poolside at our farm house, Il Molinello. Dinner on site.
Saturday- Easy ride to Buonconvento for sign in, package pick-up and a cheeky cafe stop. Afternoon olive oil tasting at our farm house. Dinner on site.
Sunday- Nova Eroica.
Monday- Morning transfer back to Florence to catch your flights.
5 day package
Welcome package including official ‘The Service Course’ jersey
1 Night 4* accommodation in Florence
3 Nights accommodation in a beautiful Agriturismo
Daily guided rides
1 one-hour sports massage
Mid-trip laundry service
Entry for the Nova Eroica event