L'Eroica was born in 1997 in Gaiole in Chianti, a small village in the province of Siena, where creator Giancarlo Brocci, together with 92 hunters of feelings and emotions - as he called them - started the first edition of a magical cycling event; an event combining challenging routes, magnificent landscapes and unforgettable refreshments in a unique way.
Leisure Ride VALLE DEL CHIANTI
ELEVATION GAIN 709M
Taste the L’Eroica atmosphere on this simple route that takes about 3 hours and has a 700m altitude difference.
Short Route GALLO NERO
ELEVATION GAIN 1,560M
This route is the "gateway" to the myth of L'Eroica. Covering about 4 hours, in addition to the highlights of the leisure route.
Hundred Route VAL D’ARBIA
ELEVATION GAIN 1,737M
A new route that passes through the Crete Senesi has been added to the 23rd edition of L'Eroica, Gaiole in Chianti. The route is challenging but is within reach of many because the length and elevation gain are not excessive.
Medium route - crete senesi
ELEVATION GAIN 2,200M
We are touching on the "legend", while still within reach of amateur cyclists, with route times that can stretch beyond 10-12 hours or more.
ELEVATION GAIN 3,768M
This is "L’Eroica" at its most authentic. With over 3,700m altitude difference and an average 15-hour ride, many finish after 10pm!
ELEVATION GAIN 3,891M
The great adventure of L’Eroica is no longer restricted to the first Sunday of October but can be enjoyed all year long riding on the permanent route.
L'EROICA 2019 AFTER MOVIE
We want to thank each of you. There were 8,000 of you and all of us together succeeded in making the event intimate, where cycling and our old bikes helped us torealise a dream, getting us all together in one enormous embrace.