The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

We like to think that the bicycle was invented so that we could enjoy the beauty that surrounds us more fully.

This idea culminates in Montalcino, in the extraordinary territory of the Val d’Orcia, where the landscape, nature, colours and man’s toil unite to bring us uniquely intense emotions. When the bike meets these emotions, a miracle happens that is magnified by the slow passage of time and the effort of pedalling. Time and effort, the same elements that have shaped this territory, which is unique in the world.

Eroica Montalcino promises all of this: a great Festival of colour, fatigue, dust and beauty, on your bike, immersed in the charm of Tuscany and its territory. Once the demanding and dramatic climbs are done, the descent begins and the exit from a long tunnel, into the light of a bright spring in the Lands of Siena. 

Montalcino will be illuminated by lanterns made from the old jerseys of the cyclists of yore, music broadcast in the squares and alleyways will provide the soundtrack. The public and the riders will be the protagonists of a “mobile festival” that will take place in the centre of the town, together with many bikes, musicians, actors and dancers, who will all renew the Eroica magic, and the festival will be the most amazing place for us all to get back together after a long winter.


FRIDAY 26 MAY

17.00 Opening of EROICA MONTALCINO

17.00 – 19.00 Technical Envelopes distribution - Complesso di Sant'Agostino

17.00 – 19.00 Race Box Distribution – Piazza del Popolo

17.00 – 20.00 Eroica Market - Fortezza

17.00 – 21.00 Eroica Caffè - Piazza del Popolo

17.00 – 19.00 Ciclofficina Eroica - Piazza Garibaldi

17.00 – 19.00 Bicycle Exhibition - Teatro degli Astrusi - Piazza Garibaldi

17.00 – 19.00 Ciclo Club Eroica - Teatro degli Astrusi - Piazza Garibaldi

20.00 Switching on of the LIGHTING JERSEYS 

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT - Piazza del Popolo


SATURDAY 27 MAY

9.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 19.00 Technical Envelopes distribution - Complesso di Sant'Agostino

9.00 – 13.00 / 14.00 – 19.00 Race Box Distribution – Piazza del Popolo

9.00 – 20.00 Eroica Market - Fortezza

9.00 – 21.00 Eroica Caffè - Piazza del Popolo

9.00 – 19.00 Ciclofficina Eroica - Piazza Garibaldi

9.00 – 19.00 Bicycle Exhibition - Teatro degli Astrusi - Piazza Garibaldi

9.00 – 19.00 Ciclo Club Eroica - Teatro degli Astrusi - Piazza Garibaldi

9.00 – 19.00 Barber Shop - Piazza del Popolo

9.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 19.00 Eroica Bicycle Register - Complesso di Sant'Agostino

14.00 - 14.30 Punching and pedaling with Cycle Club Eroica - Piazza del Popolo

17.00 Criterium Bicycles from the 1920s

18.45 Eroica Whiskers Competition - Piazza del Popolo

20.00 Eroica Dinner in the Borghetto Pianello Ruga and Travaglio Quartieri

MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT and GAMES FOR CHILDREN, in the Street


SUNDAY 28 MAY

6.30 - 9.30 Technical Envelopes distribution - Complesso di Sant'Agostino

6.30 – 19.00 Race Box Distribution – Piazza del Popolo

6.30 – 21.00 Eroica Caffè - Piazza del Popolo

6.30 – 20.00 Ciclofficina Eroica - Piazza Garibaldi

9.00 – 20.00 Eroica Market - Fortezza

9.00 – 19.00 Bicycle Exhibition - Teatro degli Astrusi - Piazza Garibaldi

9.00 – 19.00 Ciclo Club Eroica - Teatro degli Astrusi - Piazza Garibaldi

20.30 Greeting from TEAM EROICA - Piazza Del Popolo


EROICA MONTALCINO

RACE STARTING - Piazza del Popolo

  • Long route “EROICO” Km 153, free departure at 7.30 - 8.00
  • Medium route "VAL D'ORCIA" Km 96, free departure at 7.30 - 8.30
  • Medium route “CRETE SENESI” Km 70, free departure 9.00 – 9.30
  • Short route “ BRUNELLO “ km 46, free departure 9.00 – 9.30
  • “EROICA WALK" 27 km route, free departure at 9.00 – 9.30

WAITING FOR THE ARRIVAL

  • 10.00 – 20.00 Music and Words until the arrival of the last participant - Piazza del Popolo
  • 12.00 – 20.00 Pasta Party and Music - Fortezza

...... moreover, from Friday to Sunday, the flags of the four Quartieri di Montalcino will fly through the alleys and squares of the historic center and the commercial activities will set up shop windows on the theme "Eroica Montalcino a bicycle party".



Holiday. Forever Holiday

Eroica Montalcino in collaboration with the Municipality of Montalcino