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Strade Bianche Gran Fondo 2024

March 4, 2025

Riders in Gran Fondo Strade Bianche
Last Updated March 12, 2024 – Note: 2025 date is not confirmed

The Strade Bianche Gran Fondo is an amateur cycling event that takes place in the beautiful region of Tuscany, Italy. The event is closely affiliated with the professional Strade Bianche race, one of the most prestigious one-day races on the professional cycling calendar, and rated by Strambecco as one of the Best Gravel Events in Italy and the world over.

The Strade Bianche Gran Fondo has been held annually since 1997, attracting thousands of amateur cyclists worldwide. The event takes place in March and follows a challenging course that covers some of the same roads and gravel sectors as the professional race. The event’s location is Siena, a beautiful medieval city in central Tuscany. The race starts and finishes in the historic Piazza del Campo, known for its distinctive shell shape and medieval architecture.

The geography of the race is characterized by the rolling hills and gravel roads typical of the Tuscan countryside. The route includes several challenging climbs, steep descents, and technical gravel sections, providing participants with a unique and exciting challenge. As mentioned, the Strade Bianche Gran Fondo is closely affiliated with the professional Strade Bianche race. The amateur event takes place on the same weekend as the professional race, and participants can ride the same course as their professional counterparts.

Overall, the Strade Bianche Gran Fondo is a challenging and rewarding event that allows amateur cyclists to experience the beauty and excitement of one of the most iconic races on the professional cycling calendar.  Strambecco also rates the Best Gran Fondo’s in Italy.

Travel & Accommodations:  VIP Style

For cycling enthusiasts traveling from longer distances seeking an unparalleled experience at the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche, consider the specialized package from Andiamo Cycling –  an all-encompassing 4-night package offering an exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany while participating in one of the most iconic gravel races in the world.  As an Official Tour Operator, Andiamo provides an exclusive VIP entry at the front of the peloton, ensuring you start in the first grid (numbers 1-300). Guaranteeing your registration to this highly sought-after event eliminates the stress of securing a spot in the race, which consistently sells out year after year. Picture yourself at the forefront of the action, ready to conquer the famous hilly, white roads that define the Strade Bianche Pro bike race.

Andiamo’s meticulously curated package includes a 4-night stay in a luxurious 4-star hotel in Tuscany from Thursday, February 29th, to Monday, March 4th, 2024. For those craving more Italian delights, they offer an optional three extra nights at Lake Garda. Your stay includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, showcasing the best of local cuisine.

The Dolce Vita Experience:

Embrace the “Dolce Vita” lifestyle as you explore the charming medieval city of Siena, nestled in the heart of Tuscany. Our professionally guided group rides, with a maximum of 15 cyclists per group, promise a personalized experience. With van support and 24-hour assistance from our dedicated staff, every pedal stroke becomes part of an unforgettable adventure.

Cycling in Style:

Enjoy the race with a Pinarello Grevil bike rental, provided free of charge as part of our comprehensive package. Clad in an Andiamo Cycling Kit by Castelli, you’ll feel and look the part as you conquer the unique white gravel roads that define the character of the Strade Bianche.

Tuscan Delights:

Indulge in Tuscan specialties such as Ribollita, a hearty Tuscan soup, and Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a mouthwatering steak grilled to perfection. To complement your culinary journey, we’ll ensure you savor the best local wines, including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.  Beyond the adrenaline-fueled race day, the package offers a chance to unwind in the idyllic Tuscan landscape, sipping local wines and savoring exquisite cuisine. With daily laundry service for your cycling gear and comprehensive insurance coverage, your focus remains solely on the thrill of the race and the joy of discovering Tuscany in all its splendor.

Embark on a journey where cycling prowess meets Italian elegance, and let the Strade Bianche be not just a race but an immersive experience that lingers in your memories for years to come.

 

 

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