#BringYourBike to Strade Bianche
First picture ©Bettini Photo
The first Italian race of the season- Strade Bianche kicks off on the 5th March and is one of the best races to watch hands down. The image of hundreds of cyclists hammering up and down the dusty white tracks weaving around Tuscan vinyards and olive groves engulfed in a cloud of dust is a sight to behold.
These strade bianche provide an ideal means of exploring rural Tuscany and this area of the world is particularly famous for the high quality of food, wine and coffee and it’s no wonder that cyclo tourists from all over the world see Tuscany as the Mecca of cycling holidays.
Package Tour Operators
The best way to explore this area is with people who know it well and can lead you round the best routes and to the best restaurants and bars. We’ve compiled a list of Scicon Travel Partners who offer great cycling tours in this part of the world-
“Eat up the miles, drink in the culture” is the motto of luxury cycling tour operator InGamba who offer some top cycling tours in the Chianti region including trips for couples and a L’Erotica trip. All guests are given the ‘pro’ treatment during their stay with all equipment, clothing (including custom Scicon Race Rain Bags), food, drink and much more. Click here for more info.
Thomson Bike Tours $$$
Offering some great Giro D’Italia trips including their hugely popular ‘KOM Challenge- Tuscany Stages’. Their tours mostly cater for avid cyclists with rides up to 133km included. Also included in their Giro packages is live viewing of the race itself including VIP access and race viewing hospitality areas. Click here for more info.
La Fuga $$
Offer a special ‘Strade Bianche’ 4 day trip around the Granfondo in early March and a ‘Tuscan Raid’ trip in Autumn- both of which include pedaling up and down the white tracks of the Chianti region. This is one of the leading Bike Tour companies in Europe and has catered for thousands of happy guests since it was set up by a group of former elite cyclists in 2008. Click here for more info.
Sports Tours International $
A British-owned company with a wealth of knowledge for Italian cycling. Offers an affordable Strade Bianche Gran Fondo trip where you can watch the pro race on the Saturday and ride it yourself on the Sunday. Packages start from just £499 . Click here for more info.
Scicon works with all of its travel partners including the four listed above to facilitate safe travel for cyclists heading abroad who want to bring their own bikes. We offer exclusive discounts and products through all of the Tour Operators we work with meaning that they can bring their bike for less.
Our two most popular bike cases not only among cycling tourists but also within the professional cycling world are the AeroComfort 2.0 TSA and the AeroTech Evolution TSA. Both products offer a high level of protection, are lightweight and easy to pack. Press the shop now button at the top of the page to learn more.
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