Every first sunday of October, since 1997, Gaiole in Chianti hosts “L’Eroica”, a unique bike race happening exclusively on gravel roads across Chianti, Valdarbia and Val d’Orcia, where only vintage bikes dating back to 1987 or older are allowed. And don’t worry, in case you are not able to take part in the Eroica during the official dates, you can always test your skills whenever you want by riding the 209 kilometres Permanent route. Discover more on our post “L’Eroica: Tuscany’s retro bike race is back!”.
The territory of Gaiole in Chianti can also be explored on foot (and, again, by bike). The already extensive network of hiking trails was recently renovated and newly marked. You can now choose among 15 different routes, which will make you discover the castles, the hamlets, the vineyards and the surroundings of Gaiole at their best. May we give you some advice? Stretch your legs and walk along the 36 kilometres long “Sentiero Oxfam”, a trail sponsored by the globally renowned NGO. Click here to download the general map of the trails.
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