VAL D’ORCIA TUSCANY
GRAVEL

VAL D’ORCIA – TUSCANY GRAVEL

17th – 21st October 2024 – Siena – Tuscany

This is a  7 NIGHT PACKAGE: 4 nights in Val D’orcia (from 17th to 21st October) + 3 nights at Lake Garda (either before or after the event)
ENTRY TO THE GRANFONDO. We are OFFICIAL TOUR OPERATOR 
DAILY GROUP RIDE  with VAN SUPPORT with our PROFESSIONAL GUIDES & STAFF
PINARELLO Grevil F bike rental INCLUDED
HOTEL: overnights in a 4 STARS HOTEL
FOOD: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, specializing in LOCAL CUISINE
LAUNDRY: Daily laundry service for bike clothing
CYCLING KIT: Andiamo Cycling Kit by Sportful
INSURANCE: Cancellation – Assistance – Medical expense Reimbursement – Luggage Insurance

Since we start our cycling season with the important gravel event,  Gran Fondo STRADE BIANCHE, what  better way to end it than with another gravel event of equal beauty, the Val D’Orcia GRAVEL?

This Gran Fondo takes you to the south of Siena, through untouched Tuscan land,  the motherland of the Strade Bianche and a paradise for gravel biking. We will also visit Montepulciano and Pienza, where you will gain an appreciation of both the marvelous views and buildings of these unique Renaissance towns.

We will stay in the beautiful and historical village of Bagno Vignoni. Its thermal pool has been frequented by illustrious personalities, such as Pope Pius II, Catherine of Siena, Lorenzo de’ Medici and many artists who had chosen the village as a holiday destination. 

This Grand Fondo offers 4 different routes and can therefore be tackled by cyclists of all levels and experience:

Lucalliano 145 km / 3100m – the most adventurous route,  starting at sunrise

Goloso 117 km / 2500m – discover the famous cypress of the Val d’Orcia, a World Heritage Site. You will enjoy the incredible and wonderful nuances of this enchanting area.

Frugale 34 km / 500m –immerse yourself in an enchanting work of art, between memorable landscapes and delicious flavors.

E-bike : 36 km / 800 m –  eagerly awaited in 2023.

SERVICES
AND
FACILITIES

> PACKAGE INFO
  • This is a  7 NIGHT (MINIMIM) PACKAGE: 4 nights in Val D’orcia (from 17th to 21st October) + 3 nights at Lake Garda (either before or after the event)
> ACCOMODATIONS
  • Overnights in a 4 stars Hotel both in Bagno Vignoni and Lake Garda
> MEALS & GOURMET
  • Breakfas
  • Lunch & Dinner in local restaurants, trattorie & osterie or in hotel restaurant
  • Water and energy drinksbananas, bars and sandwiches for daily rides.
> CYCLING SERVICES
  • Guided tours with local guides
  • Daily rides 7 days a week – Professional local guides, drivers and mechanics at your disposal during the whole stay.
  • Custom program in terms of lenght & altimetry of the rides.
  • Daily laundry service for your bike clothing including your free laundry net bag.
  • Full kit (Jersey + wind vest) brand Sportful x Andiamo Cycling
  • Water bottles
> PINARELLO RENTAL

Ride a PINARELLO Grevil F – this bike rental is included. If you prefer, the Pinarello Nytro eBike is also available, making those days much easier!

> TRANSFERS
  • Transfers from/to Verona airport with prior arrangement (driver available from 8 am to 8 pm)
  • Collective transfer from Peschiera del Garda to Val D’orcia (Thursday in the morning)
  • Collective transfer from Val D’Orcia to Peschiera del Garda (Monday in the morning)
> INSURANCE

Cancellation – Assistance – Medical expense Reimbursement – Luggage Insurance. For more info click here

> OPTIONAL EXTRAS

PRIVATE TRANSFER TO MILANO – VENICE AIRPORTS
We can arrange private transfer to all the major airports of northern Italy (Milano – Venice – Bergamo)

SINGLE ROOM
If you would prefer to stay in a single room, please let us know.

MASSAGE
Massage Area with masseur and physiotherapist available with prior arrangement.


Accomodation
Lake Garda

Enjoy Garda Hotel ****
Peschiera del Garda – Lake Garda

The first and original bike hotel located in the south of Lake Garda & Verona, offering customized services for all cyclo-tourists. 42 rooms and 3 suites come with a wide range of high-quality services in order to provide you with comfort and quality. This is Andiamo Cycling headquarter on Lake Garda


Accomodation
Bagno Vignoni

Hotel Posta Marcucci 4****
Bagno Vignoni

Overlooking splendid Val D’Orcia with its large thermal pool, the Hotel Posta Marcucci offers its guests well-being in Bagno Vignoni’s thermal waters. The origins of Hotel Posta Marcucci can be traced back to the mid 1800s: a food retail outlet at Bagno Vignoni offering a postal address too. By the mid 1950s the main hotel took root and the pools came 20 years later. 


Accomodation
Bagno Vignoni

Hotel Relais Osteria dell’Orcia
Bagno Vignoni

Relais Osteria dell’Orcia is your other choice in Bagno Vignoni, a medieval village well known for itsTuscan thermal Spas. Located in the beautiful countryside, overlooking hills and magnificent landscapes, surrounded by nature, cypress trees, silence and serenity, they offer  the utmost  in relaxation and wellness holidays.

OFFICIAL PINARELLO BIKE RENTAL


GREVIL F

Our all-purpose bike that will provide you with comfort and performance on any of our daily rides. 

  • Year:  2023
  • Size available:  from 43 to 60
  • Group set: Campagnolo EKAR 1/13 speed, Chainrings 40, Cassette 9 / 42
  • Saddle: Selle Italia Bobcat
  • Handlebar & Stem: Most Jaguar XC
  • Wheels: Fulcrum 500DB C17 disk
  • Tires: Pirelli p7 32 mm
  • Garmin Mount: Most iTALON Cockpit for Garmin VIRB, GoPro, Shimano o TomTom Bandit

The Grevil is our all-purpose bike that is perfect for most cyclists, and what most of our guests use. The bike has a market price of 6.000 €

It has relaxed geometry making it a comfortable bike, wider tires and longer wheel base, perfect to handle the cobblestone and rough pavement that we often encounter and lower gearing to tackle our bigger hills.

It’s a versatile bike designed for multiple terrains, from road rides to the white (gravel) roads in our area.


CASTELLI
CYCLING KIT

We will gift you the Andiamo Cycling Kit by famous italian brand Castelli. The full kit will consist of shirt, bibs, hat and wind vest

DETAILED
PROGRAM

RIDE AFTER LUNCH: SENESI HILLS
44 KM / 940 M

Day 1
Thursday 17th October

We recommend that you arrive and stay at Garda Bike Hotel on 18th October, so that we can get an early start on 19th Oct. for our trip to Tuscany. Otherwise, plan to meet us mid-day in Siena. For those already at Garda Bike Hotel, we’ll have a hearty breakfast and then grab our bags and bikes and transfer by our luxury van to Siena, with an approximate travel time of 4 hours. Once we check in to our hotel, we’ll go for a short ride with our private guide, giving us the chance to test our bikes, and make any final adjustments. We’ll ride to Bagni San Filippo, which Is a small village in southern Tuscany between the d’Orcia Valley and the Amiata mountains, known since ancient times for its warm thermal waters, which have helped to create a magical landscape of limestone formations, waterfalls and small pools of hot thermal water. We’ll get back early enough to get ready for an intimate dinner.

RIDE AFTER LUNCH: SENESI HILLS
44 KM / 940 M

RIDE: MONTI
72 KM / 1400 M

Day 2
Friday 18th October

We’ll scout out the roads to Montepulciano, a twisty and undulating course, with no long climbs but with punchy hills, especially on the unpaved parts. We’ll ride at an easy pace to enjoy the beautiful short route with its hills and ancient buildings, as well as stop for photos and get familiar with the challenging climbs. We will be supported by our local guide, plus a van and our driver/mechanic. We’ll also stop for lunch along the way. Late afternoon, we’ll head to a beautiful wine estate, where we’ll have a wine tasting of the classic Chianti and Sangiovese wines of this region, along with a true farm to table dinner, with local and regional products.

RIDE: MONTI
72 KM / 1400 M

RIDE: SHORT RIDE

Day 3
Saturday 19th October

After breakfast, we’ll have an optional pleasant morning ride in the hills around Siena.The short ride will take us to the Chapel of the Madonna of Vitaleta, followed by a coffee break in Pienza, which is is a postcard perfect village of rolling hills and breathtaking views. This evening, we’ll dine together and review our plans for the next day’s Gran Fondo including a review of the itinerary, and meeting points.

RIDE: SHORT RIDE

GRANFONDO VAL D’ORCIA DAY

Day 4
Sunday 20th October

This is the day of our “Val D’Orcia Gravel.” Riders can choose between 4 routes .You will be up front leading the way for the peloton, astride a Pinarello Grevil ( or eBike if you choose). After completing the Granfondo, we’ll enjoy a well-earned lunch, and share our ride triumphs and experiences. In the evening, we’ll celebrate together with a gourmet experience 

GRANFONDO VAL D’ORCIA DAY

DEPARTURE DAY

Day 5
Monday
21st October

After breakfast, we’ll return to Garda Bike Hotel, and make any transfers.

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DEPARTURE DAY

OUR PLUS

  • Our tours will not be cancelled for failure to reach the minimum number of people. All tours start even with only 1 guest.
  • We are a certified tour opearator and with all the official documentation. We are Italians and our headquarters is in italy.
  • We are not a foreign agency that sells trips in italy, but outsources the management of clients to third agencies, or to local cyclists, who operate without any control. Nicola, Davide or Alberto are always present in person with our staff at every event.
  • In all our tours, our clients has an insurance for cancellation – assistance – medical expense Reimbursement – luggage. Not all the tour operator include this service.
  • Our bike manager carefully selects the best hotels and restaurants to give our clients the best possible experience.

Pricing

Because this package has so many variables and options available, please contact us with some ideas of the nights you would like to spend, and we will quickly supply you with your own custom package and prices.

10% discount is provided to all our Garda Bike Hotel or Andiamo Cycling returning customers

Ask us for an offer for this amazing event here: info@andiamocycling.com

UPGRADE
AND
CUSTOMISE

> SINGLE ROOM
  • If you would prefer to stay in a single room, please let us know.
> TRANSFER
  • Transfer from/to Milano, Venezia, or the other major airport of norterhn italy to Lake Garda or Dolomites on requests. (not included)

ANDIAMO STAFF


Federica

booking manager


Silvia

booking manager


Nicola

Guide & bike manager


Davide

Head guide


Simone

Guide


Daniele

Guide


Alberto

Guide


Stefano

Driver & mechanic

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