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 28 May


17.00 EROICA MONTALCINO opens

17.00-19.00 Complesso Sant’Agostino: collection of race envelopes

17.00-20.00 Piazza del Popolo: collection of race packs

17.00 EROICA MARKET opens (closes 20.00)

18.00 Teatro degli Astrusi: meeting with “Ciclo Club Eroica” members

20.00 Switching on of jersey lanterns


Saturday 29 May


9.00-19.00 Complesso Sant’Agostino: collection of race envelopes

9.00-20.00 Piazza del Popolo: collection of race packs

9.00-20.00 EROICA MARKET

10.00-19.00 Eroica Festival: music, meetings, presentations at Teatro degli Astrusi and on the streets and squares of Montalcino

17.30 Piazza del Popolo: “Vintage Whiskers” competition

20.00 EROICA DISH promoted by the Restaurants of Montalcino


Sunday 30 May


6.00-9.30 Complesso Sant’Agostino: collection of race envelopes

7.00-20.00 Piazza del Popolo: collection of race packs

9.00-20.00 EROICA MARKET


Eroica Montalcino Start


7.30-8.00 Piazza del Popolo

Start Long EROICO route 153 km


8.00-8.30 Piazza del Popolo

Start Medium VAL D’ORCIA route 96 km


9.00-9.30 Piazza del Popolo

Start Medium CRETE SENESI route 70 km

Start Short BRUNELLO route 46 km and EROICA leisure ride 27 km





WAITING FOR THE FINISHERS


From 10:00 Music & Words in Piazza del Popolo until the last rider finishes


…… also, from Friday to Sunday:

EROICA workshop in Piazza Garibaldi;

EROICA IN THE WORLD, REGISTER OF VINTAGE BIKES, TERRA EROICA at Complesso Sant’Agostino;

CICLO CLUB EROICA in Teatro degli Astrusi


... in the streets and squares of the historical centre EROICA MONTALCINO JERSEY LANTERNS and SHOP WINDOW COMPETITION “Eroica in Pink”, managed by Confcommercio