Eroica Arte a Pedali Essential

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Eroica Arte a Pedali Essential

Trip duration

6 days, 5 night, 4 days biking

Accommodation level



Group guided

Trip style

E-bike (eMTB), Gravel / Mountain Bike

Diffculty level

★ / ★ ★

Total distance & elevation

209 km / 3800 m D+

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An incredible blend of art, music, and heroic cycling. Only Terra Eroica can take you on a unique journey that combines our passions for cycling, music, and storytelling in breathtaking and extraordinary settings.

It's an unprecedented project where pedals, music, storytelling, silence, and dust intertwine in an exciting cycling adventure. Perfectly suited for Eroica routes, this bike trek allows you to share time and space with experienced cyclomusicians and fellow participants. This tour, named ArteApedali, will lead you along the permanent Eroica itineraries, alternating cycling with convivial moments:

  • During stops, you'll have the privilege of listening to true stories of men and bicycles, accompanied by marvelous musical performances with unique instruments.
  • The magic of the selected locations for excursions will enhance the artistic poetry to its fullest.
  • The artists will play various instruments that they carry on their bikes, either in simple carriers or worn on their backpacks.
  • The music and stories are original and authentic, specially crafted for Terra Eroica, collected from every corner of bicycles, chains, and handlebars, written with the pen of poetry, smiles, and dust.
  • You'll witness small scenic actions in incredibly suggestive settings, creating an atmosphere of silent listening, clean breaths, and shared experiences with the group.

The Eroica Arte a Pedali tour is available in different formulas and levels of hospitality tailored to your expectations and preferences. It's a group experience that includes luggage transport, on-route assistance, and a guide. See all the options below.


Package includes:

  • Terra Eroica travel book
  • Terra Eroica box with original Eroica kit: musette, cap, water bottle, and G. Brocci's book "L'Eroica, Storie, Imprese e Sogni sulle Strade Bianche"
  • Bike guide to lead the group
  • Luggage transportation between accommodations and basic technical assistance
  • GPS tracks/App komoot
  • Welcome drink at the hotel upon arrival, bike delivery to the hotel, and meeting with the guide for preparation briefing for the upcoming days
  • 5 nights in a double room with breakfast included
  • 5 dinners with tasting menu
  • Group transfer from Florence S.M.N. to Siena and vice versa (1st and 6th day)
  • Medical/baggage insurance


  • Standard bike and equipment rental (MTB, Gravel, E-bikes)
  • Van for support, technical assistance, and safety along the route
  • Van/lead car personalized "Eroica" for support, technical assistance, and safety along the route
  • Extra nights on the first and/or last day
  • Experience/activities in the stage locations (tastings, cooking classes, wellness)
  • Supplemental group transfer from Pisa
  • Cancellation insurance

Not included

  • Drinks and additional services
  • Tips and other extras
  • Tourist tax

Daily program

  • Day 1: Arrival in Siena At 2:00 PM, group transfer in reserved bus from Florence S.M.N station to Siena. Check-in and accommodation in reserved rooms with Eroica Kit and Travel Diary delivery. Meeting with Tour Leader guide and testing of rented bicycles. Technical briefing during dinner with tasting menu. Overnight stay.
  • Day 2: Siena-Montalcino 53 km (33 mi) / 1170 m D+ (3839 ft)
    Out of the 53 km to be covered with an important difference in altitude of almost 1200 m, 30 km will be on dirt roads distributed in three different sections. And if the first two will be characterized by gentle undulations, the last one, the famous Castiglion del Bosco which in addition to the Eroica has seen the passage of the Giro d'Italia on several occasions, is uphill for 7 km with sections that exceed 10%. From Siena, the route enters Val di Merse and the contrast between its woods and the scenic landscapes of the sinuous clay hills of the Crete Senesi will be strong. After the small village of Bibbiano, we enter the territory of Brunello and Val d'Orcia, an area included in the UNESCO list as a World Heritage Site. Montalcino will be granted after the last intense effort with breathtaking landscapes. Arrival in Montalcino. Dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 3: Montalcino-Asciano 60 km (37 mi) / 915 m D+ (3002 ft)
    The route is characterized by many kilometers of white road, 42 of the 60 km expected for the stage, and the difference in altitude that remains below 1000 m helps us. The 5 dirt roads to be faced are undulating and pleasant to cycle, only the last one with the passage from Monte Acuto presents uphill sections with slopes that exceed 10% but above all, a technically challenging descent with uneven road surface. From Montalcino, accompanied by vineyards and olive groves, we move east where Val d'Orcia leaves its wooded part and opens up to open and scenic landscapes typical of Tuscan postcards, where important films like Gladiator and The English Patient were shot. Arrival in Asciano. Dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 4: Asciano-Radda in Chianti 52 km (32 mi) / 1160 m D+ (3805 ft)
    52 kilometers but 1160 meters of difference in altitude, with 4 sectors and 25 km of dirt road, the first of which is Monte Sante Marie with truly challenging sections both uphill and downhill. The Monte Sante Marie sector is definitely the most iconic section of the Eroica, 11 km that take us from the Crete Senesi to Chianti and is also part of the famous professional race Strade Bianche and dedicated to a cycling legend like Fabian Cancellara for his three victories in this race that is now considered the sixth monument in the cycling world. Arrival in Radda in Chianti. Dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 5: Radda in Chianti-Siena 42 km (26 mi) / 680 m D+ (2231 ft)
    This is the easiest leg of the trip in terms of distance and elevation, with only 7 km (4 mi) of technically easy dirt roads and only one steeper descent just after the Brolio Castle. The route takes place entirely within the Chianti Classico region, where Sangiovese vineyards will accompany us all the way to the gates of Siena. The passage through Gaiole in Chianti, the starting and finishing village of the Eroica, has a strong value for the journey, where we look to the past for a new idea of cycling made of a taste for effort and an appreciation of beauty, the flavors of the territory. Arrival in Siena. Delivery of bicycles. Dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 6: Departure After breakfast, check-out and departure with group transfer by reserved coach from Siena to Firenze S.M.N station and end of services.

Accommodation level

TUSCANY TOP: The pinnacle of hospitality offered by Terra Eroica. A selection of historic residences, castles, and villas for a luxurious experience in perfect Tuscan style. Immersed in an atmosphere of history and tradition, you will enjoy comfortable and unique spaces, blooming gardens, and gourmet cuisine. TUSCANY TOP is the perfect choice if you are seeking excellence even during your Eroica experience. Siena: Hotel Battistero- Montalcino: Villa Le Prata– Asciano: Hotel La Pace- Radda: Borgo di Vescine

RURAL GLAM: A mix of rustic charm of farm stays and the elegance of residences in small towns. Savor local cuisine and fine wines in exclusive settings and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside. Whether you stay in an ancient farmhouse or a refined residence in a small town, comfort and elegance are always guaranteed. RURAL GLAM is the ideal choice for an authentic and luxurious experience. Siena: Hotel Athena- Montalcino: Poggio Il Castellare – Asciano: Hotel La Pace- Radda Palazzo San Niccolò

Tour category

RING TOUR: The ring tour faithfully follows the permanent Eroica routes, with possible variations to reach the stopping points. It starts and ends in the same location, with daily stages and changes of accommodation at each stage. The organization takes care of luggage transport. The ring tour is a complete and adventurous cycling experience, with each stage planned to ensure a balance between distance and time available to enjoy places and experiences.


GUIDED: You will have an expert cycling guide at your disposal: They will accompany you throughout the route, providing you with detailed information about the area and the history of Eroica's roads. You can enjoy the journey in complete peace of mind, without worrying about planning the itinerary or facing the most challenging climbs alone.

Rider level

LEVEL 1 - E-BIKE EXPLORERThis level is perfect for cyclists who want to explore the white roads of Eroica comfortably. You will cover between 25 and 40 km per day with a elevation gain of 800-1500m (depending on the days and itinerary) using an e-bike. The assistance of the e-bike will allow you to enjoy the views without the need for excessive effort during climbs.

LEVEL 2 - CHIANTI CRUISERThis level is suitable for cyclists who want to explore the white roads of Eroica without facing long distances or challenging climbs, even with muscle bikes (gravel, mountain bike, road bike). You will cover a maximum of 30-40 km per day with an elevation gain of 800-1200m (depending on the days and itinerary) using a conventional bicycle. Take your time to enjoy the views, taste the Tuscan cuisine, and discover the hidden gems of this paradise place.

Dates and prices

date on request
Group guided TUSCANY TOP Roundtrip, starting point Siena min 8 people
from € 3850,00
date on request
Group guided RURAL GLAM Roundtrip, starting point Siena min 8 people
from € 3350,00
11-15 october 2023
Bike rental (vintage, MTB, gravel, road, ebike) Group guided RURAL GLAM Roundtrip, starting point Siena undefined min 15 people / sub ends 01 july 2023
from € 2250,00
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What people say about us

Chianti landscape along Eroica route
Gravel / Mountain Bike, Eroica pure vintage style


I was alone, and cycling solo in those places is beautiful: you never get bored, just look up from the handlebars to realize that you are blessed and lucky to be there.

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