It's a permanent biking track with distances that vary from 38km to 200km (mainly composed by dirt roads) that starts and ends in Gaiole In Chianti and takes place every first week end of October. This year the race will start on Friday october the 1st and end on Sunday the 3rd. The Eroica also becomes an event that relives the heroic age of the "Giants of the Road". Participants ride on vintage racing bicycles and wear the wool jerseys of bygone eras through some of the most beautiful roads of Chianti, Val di Merse, Valdarbia, Crete Senesi and Valdorcia, which makes it possible to relive the atmosphere of "heroic" times of cycling. Parts of the track are also included in the Via Francigena, the hystoric path connecting Rome with Canterbury that in medieval times was an important pilgrimage route, and even today it continues to be walked and travelled. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/14959781[/vimeo] This event is organized every year as a recreational race. During the race loads of side events are organized such as antiques markets and vintage bike shows, books and photography exibits on the theme of cycling, vintage and eroic races. For more details you can also check the official web site of the Eroica and the official sponsor of the race. The event counts two different paths: 38 km path: 75 Km path: If you're into sports, and especially bikes follow our tips on four great bike trails in Tuscany. If you're into vintage stuff, you might also be interested in riding a Vespa around the tuscan hills.