The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

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.

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The Routes
Leisure Ride VALLE DEL CHIANTI
46KM
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
81KM
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
106KM
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
135KM
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.
long route
209KM
long route
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!
permanent route
209KM
permanent route
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.
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L'EROICA 2021 AFTER MOVIE
We knew that the chain hadn't been broken, we could hear of beat of the great Eroica heart under the rubble caused by this dark period. In Gaiole in Chianti, it was clear that our soul is healthy and continues to regenerate itself, just as we found each other without ever really having lost each other. We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experience. We are proud of every single one of you!