ORGANIC & BEYOND - our Magazine of Taste & Culture
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Monday, 04 September 2017 04:40

GREEN LIVING – L’EROICA IN GAIOLE (CHIANTI) The world's most famous cyclotourism event

Getting closer to the 1st of October we cannot miss paying tribute to L'Eroica, the cycling event held since 1997 in the province of Siena that recalls the cycling of the past: the trails run largely on white roads with the 'must' of be equipped with vintage bicycles.
The charm of L'Eroica comes from the original Idea of ​​Gianfranco Brocci, founder and creator.

It is a precious example of enhancing environmental heritage, a sustainable lifestyle, healthy and clean cycling. All this is consistent with our ideals that we pursue in the field work and in the cellar in our estates.

L'Eroica means pedaling in a group or by oneself and enjoy the real sense of cycling: fatigue as a means of approaching Nature, the goal that each of us can idealize. The Chianti Classico landscapes then contribute to the exclusive appeal of the event extending its path to the lands of Brunello in Montalcino.
The race includes different paths for every need and skill; it is reserved only to cyclists with Vintage bicycle clothing, and exclusively on vintage bikes like Fausto Coppi's for example.

Starting from Gaiole in Chianti you cross the area of ​​Siena Valdarbia, Montalcino, Val D'Orcia, Crete Senesi, and finally return to the Chianti Classico alternating vineyards, olive groves, forests and pastures, medieval villages, squares and ristori to reload mind and body.

For those taking part in the event and maybe with their family accompanying, we suggest a food and wine stop that is consistent with the spirit of the event at our Loacker Biological Estate at Corte Pavone in Montalcino. Local dishes are offered at km-zero ingredients, obviously organic, and cooked by our chef at the moment.


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