Short Route

Overview

If Mini-Chianti only gives you a glimpse of L’Eroica, the Short Route will expose just a little bit more of L’Eroica, and you'll have an introduction as to why L’Eroica is one of the best rides in the world.

The Short Route is 81km in length, covering around 4 hours of riding. The route offers fantastic views of the region as well as some cuisine highlights to keep you fuelled up all day.

Terrain

Like many routes of L’Eroica, the Short Route also features hilly terrain. The biggest climb begins at mile 30. This is the sharpest climb of the Short Route, followed by a steep descent.

Access

The ride starts and ends in Gaiole in Chianti

Food and drink

Radda in Chianti and Lamole are L’Eroica’s official food stops where offers a true feast for riders.

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74.526 km / 46.308 mi

Total Distance

1,516 m / 4,973 ft

Total Ascent

1,520 m / 4,986 ft

Total Descent

769 m / 2,524 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 2-4 hrs
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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