Cycling tourism race on vintage bicycles
Here the roads were laid out by the Romans and before them by the Etruscans.
In those times, wheels were made of solid wood, heavy carts pushed by hand or pulled by horses.
In just a few years, the Eroica has become a cycling tourism classic for vintage bicycles, thanks to the cycling passion of the organizers whose endeavours have made this event one of a kind.
The 23rd Eroica will take you back in time, to rediscover a wonderful sport, made up of history and humanity, for those who love the beauty of hard work and have a taste for challenges.
As usual, to take part in the race you will need a bike dating back to before 1987 and vintage wool pants and shirt. You can either dust up your old racing bike or rent one at a cost of 200 euro directly on the spot.
There will be 5 different routes and the programme varies according to the route chosen:
On arrival, pasta party and the chance to take a shower. All the participants will convene at 5 pm in the Eroica Café, with departure for Riccione after the arrival of the last participant.
We shall be cycling through one of the most beautiful and authentic parts of Tuscany, over unpaved and asphalt roads full of charm and history.
For more details, visit the web site www.eroicagaiole.it.
Program 2 days and 1 night:
Saturday 02nd October 2021
8.30 am: departure from Riccione to reach Gaiole around 12.30
12.30-18.00: check-in, and visit to the Vintage market
6.30 pm: aperitif with wine and typical Tuscan cold cuts at the Eroica Café
8.00 pm: Dinner in a characteristic Tuscan restaurant
Sunday 03rd October 2021
5.30 am: departure of the Eroico route
hours 7-8-9.00: departure all other routes
5.30 pm: departure and return to Riccione, dinner in hotel
Additional cost for the participation of Euro 316, single room supplement Euro 45 and includes:
The event will be organized with a minimum number of 6 participants.
So go get your old bike, get dressed without wasting time and pedal through History.