Biking from Florence to Rome through Chianti Classico
Author: [email protected] Michalina Zacharjasiewicz
L’Eroica is one of the most charming and beautiful collage of roads in Italy that crosses vineyards and woods from Florence to Siena, a great ride to reach the via francigena after Siena.
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According to https://www.frommers.com/destinations/chianti
“You can find many people’s idea of earthly paradise in the 167 sq. km (64 sq. miles)
of land between Florence and Siena, known as the Chianti. In fact, the British have
such a history of buying up old farmhouses and settling here it’s often referred to as
“Chiantishire.” It isn’t hard to see why people come — the tall, closely gathered hills are
capped by ancient cities and medieval castles, and the stream-fed valleys are dotted
with jovial winemaking and market towns. All is often shrouded in a light mist that
renders the blue-gray distance inscrutable and cloaks the hills in a mysterious rural
magic. Many of the rolling slopes are planted with olive groves that shimmer dark
green and dusty silver, but some 4,000 hectares (9,884 acres) are blanketed with
If you want to discover the beauties of Tuscany in another rhythm, we invite you to
come to L’eroica, which is an annual vintage cycling event that started in 1997, “with
the aim of preserving Tuscan dirt roads and preventing their replacement by asphalt
ones. A race born therefore with a “romantic” spirit and linked to the territory, which
has become today an example of respect for the environment, sustainable lifestyle and
“clean” cycling, as well as an event with international success, exported and replicated
all over the world.
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We will be riding wome of this routes on our way to Rome in Novembre 2023 were a group of 10 pax will ride along gravel and less traffic roads to reach the Capitla Rome from Florence.
The greatest adventure created for a bunch of lads ready to explore the beaustiful coutnry roads of Tuscany.
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If you are interested in a real green sustainable experience and want to explore
some of Tuscany’s most beautiful landscapes by bike, Out of the Box Florence is
ready to take you to L’eroica cycling path. We offer two options for you: the first version
of Chianti Classico:
From March to November, you have the opportunity to join “The Chianti classico e-
bike and wine” a six hours tour designed for active travelers who are looking
for a great adventure in Tuscany landscapes close to Florence.
You are going to be guided by experienced and passionate locals who will drive through the amazing experience of cycling in places you will remind forever.
In groups of maximum 6 people, the total ride is about 30 km (it can be shortened if you want). Riding on our e-bikes (let us know if you prefer a regular bike, so we can get it!) in the direction of Organic Wineries run by locals, they are the perfect spot to recharge your body and soul batteries, tasting some
great wines while you enjoy fantastic views!
After that you will keep riding to the spot where we are going to have our lunch,
authentic pasta and wine! Time to relax and enjoy! Amazing spots for memorable
We will spoil your eyes with the beauty of Tuscany and the rolling hills of Chianti
Classico, in a real slow tourism experience!
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And the second version is the variant of Montalcino, which is a small town located in
Val d’Orcia, it is a hilltop town surrounded by vineyards growing Sangiovese grapes,
which become Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino wine. Its fortress and
layout are from the medieval times, being located on the Via Francigena, the
ancientest pilgrimage route from England to Italy.
“Eroica Montalcino takes place in the enchanting area south of Siena between the Val
d”Arbia, the Crete Senesi and the Val D’Orcia, declared as UNESCO World Heritage
Site in 2004. This ride is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the enchanting landscapes
and white roads of the long, 209km L’Eroica course.”
We also offer the possibility to have a private bike tour around Montalcino and
customize your tour according to your personal desires, this way you will have the
opportunity to be conducted by experienced local guides that can show you much
more than famous things, they will guide you through a real journey on food, wines,
culture, landscapes, nature, Medieval Villages and sites of cultural and historical
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https://www.outoftheboxflorence.com is a small organization that promotes Trekking &
Wine experiences specially designed to fully understand the places you visit.
We are a company made by and for inspired and passionate travelers, keeping our tours small and of the highest quality, employing only local, knowledgeable guides, so, when you support our guides and
company, you are supporting our wider community and the idea of sustainable tourism that highlights unique environments, off the beaten path.
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Contact us if you want to travel slow and discover more!
Get in touch if you want to customize you tour!
Come and join us to experience it!