Not only is Siena a wonderful city of art and culture, it is also an ideal city for outdoor tourism. In fact, Siena is an excellent destination for those who are passionate about biking because it offers numerous bike itineraries. Moreover, it’s possible to ride inside the historic center, on the ‘pietra serena’ through the old town circuit, outside its walls and also into the Sienese countryside’s hills, trails and unique landscapes.
It is confirmed that Siena is the ideal destination for cyclists. That is emphasized, by the fact that also this year, the 2nd of March Siena will host: Strade Bianche category UCI World Tour and UCI Women’s World Tour organised by RCS Sport. One of the most important two-wheeled world events. While, on Sunday March 3rd, there will be the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Enel dedicated to amateur cyclists. 7,000 participants in this year’s edition are ready to compete on the same roads as professional racers. The departure is from the Fortezza Medicea and arrival is in the beautiful location of Piazza del Campo.
An occasion not to be missed: go experience Siena and the magic of biking. This amazing weekend launches the Italian bike racing season with Europe’s southernmost Northern Classic. The 2024 edition has a crucial upgrade: it increases the gravel roads’s mileage and its sectors both in women’s (137 km with 12 sectors, totalling 40 km of Strade Bianche) and men’s version (215 km with 15 sectors, totalling 71 km of Strade Bianche). On the top of that, a final circuit to be repeated twice, will allow fans to see more of both races. This is huge opportunity to look at cycling champions live in action! Can’t wait to see Gran Fondo Strade Bianche Enel.
To learn more about the program and the cycling route: go visit www.strade-bianche.it.
In addition, for those who are planning to visit Siena and its surrounding by bike, right after Strade Bianche’s weekend: go take a look at Strade di Siena’s website for all pieces of informations (even technical ones) about city centre’s routes both on the inside and the outside!