Every first Sunday in October, Gaiole in Chianti hosts "L'Eroica", a traditional yet unique bike ride of vintage bicycles and retro clothes, white roads and beautiful Tuscan landscapes, from the Sienese Chianti to the Crete Senesi and the Val d'Orcia.
A cycling event born 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.
Five routes along which the race takes place:
Registration is required to participate in L'Eroica, but the permanent route can be cycled at any time of the year, on one or more days, with any type of bike, by anyone who wants to test their skills or simply explore some of Tuscany's most beautiful areas by bike.