Distance
181.21 km
Ascent
3,270 m
Descent
3,145 m
Peak
610 m
Difficulty
Advanced
Duration
Full day
Long Route
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Overview

Welcome to L’Eroica!

If you decide to take Long Route to experience L’Eroica, well you’re choosing the right route. This one is what L’Eroica is all about, and is the true essence and most rewarding of this amazing cycling event. With over 3,700m altitude difference, a distance of 209 km, and an average 15-hour riding time, the Long Route promises to give you the most extreme ride while you're in Italy. And, it's also the most beautiful route of L’Eroica, taking in the best of all the other routes and more. This includes the torch-lit ride to Brolio Castle, the charming Siena, medieval villages such as Buonconvento, and great food!

You know what this means? Hope on your bike and say “L’Eroica!” It has a certain charm.

Terrain

The Long Route has all types of climbs. From small and easy to big and challenging, even monstrous climbs. The steepest and longest one is after mile 40.

Access

The ride starts and ends in Gaiole in Chianti

Food and drink

Food stops such as the one at Pieve a Salti with its organic food are great for refuelling along the way… Don't miss the wholemeal organic spelt tart!

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
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:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
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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