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Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 2025 - Prices from £649.00pp

Gran Fondo Strade Bianche 2025

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Sportive Breaks are proud to be appointed as an official partner of the 2025 Strade Bianche Gran Fondo. On Sunday 9th of March, 2025 you will be able to ride the white gravel roads around Siena. The day before you will see both the elite women and the men take on the white gravel roads.

Gran Fondo riders have 2 available routes both with departure and finish line in Siena. The long route is the same as the Women Elite race. The short road is the same until Murlo, where it takes a right with a dirt road sector and a descent to Monteroni d’Arbia. The last kilometres are the same for both routes with the famous finale in Siena as a highlight.

  • Gran Fondo: 142,5 Km, 54,7 km of gravel roads, altitude gain of 2,250 m, gravel altitude gain of 1,285 m
  • Medio Fondo: 86,8 Km, 21.6 km of gravel roads, altitude gain of 1,350 m, gravel altitude gain of 545 m

*Please note* If you are taking part in a running or cycling event in Italy or France, you will be required to produce a valid medical certificate in order to collect your race number. What you need to do and how to get your medical certificate is outlined here.

Stay with us in beautiful Tuscany and enjoy the medieval city of Siena. The Strade Bianche weekend is a celebration of early-season cycling on the white roads around historic Siena. The southernmost northern classic has only been in existence since 2007 but it has already established itself as a ‘must see’ and a ‘must do’ event.

We offer 3 nights in Siena with the services of our local team. You can add extra services to your booking as required during the booking process like the Gran Fondo entry, bike rental and airport transfers.

Included with the package:

3 nights at either the 4* hotel Executive or 4* Four Points by Sheraton in Siena, close to the start and the finish of the Gran Fondo and the Pro Race.

  • Bike stored in your room
  • Breakfasts, evening meals and hotel taxes
  • Bike mechanic
  • Guided ride on Strade Bianche day with Andrea
  • Private feed station on the route
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also available to add to your basket before checkout

  • Airport transfers from Pisa Airport on Friday and Monday
  • Private Airport Transfer -
  • Guaranteed entry for the 2025 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche with a choice of start pens
  • Bike Rental for the weekend. All options are listed below. Please read our bike rental terms and conditions
  • Hospitality tickets 

Bike Rental

We offer you the option to rent a Ridley Fenix SLIC Shimano Ultegra Di2 12-speed disc.

Please check out our bike rental page here

Available entry options

  • Pen 1 : 1 > 300
  • Pen 2 : 301 > 1000
  • Pen 3 : 1001 > 2000 
  • Pen 4 : 2001 > onwards

Included with your Gran Fondo Entry

  • Race number
  • Sportful Bodyfit Pro Classic Jersey
  • Technical gadget
  • Breakdown assistance (spares payable)
  • Medical care during the race
  • Feed zones
  • Broom wagon service
  • Pasta Party
  • Timing chip rental
  • Day licence (FCI Card)
Event Includes

Included in the above prices

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Bike stored in your room
  • Breakfasts, evening meals and hotel taxes
  • Bike mechanic
  • Guided ride on Strade Bianche day with Andrea
  • Private feed station on the route
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • ABTA protected
Your Itinerary

Friday 7 March, 2025 > Travel to Siena

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Siena today. Our team will be available to meet you at the hotel.

Airport transfers available as an optional extra

If you plan to fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage and your bike from Pisa and Florence airport at set times. The journey to Siena takes approximately 1hr30 - 2 hours.

Transfer 1 at 12.00

We will depart Pisa Airport at 12.00, so please book a flight that lands in Pisa before 11.00. We will then collect riders from Florence Airport at 13.00, so please book a flight that lands in Florence before 12.00. We will arrive at our hotel in Siena around 14.15.

Transfer 2 at 18.00

We will depart Pisa Airport at 18.00, so please book a flight that lands in Pisa before 17.00. We will then collect riders from Florence Airport at 19.00, so please book a flight that lands in Florence before 18.00. We will arrive at our hotel in Siena around 20.15.

Our hotels 

We are staying at your choice between the 4* hotel Executive or the 4* Four Points by Sheraton, in Siena. Your stay will be for 3 nights and will be on a half-board basis so with breakfasts and evening meals included. You will have an early breakfast on Gran Fondo Day.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. You are allowed to store it in your room.

Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel.

Saturday 8 March, 2025 > Pro Race day

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride that takes in the route of the Strade Bianche including the final 25km of the pro-race route, before heading back to Siena for an afternoon of watching the pro-riders in action.

Hospitality at the start and/or at the finish or a day on the course in an official race car is available to book today at an additional cost.

Dinner at hotel

Sunday 9 March, 2025 The 2025 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche

You were able to see how the riders of the Men’s and Women’s cycling elite handled the white roads yesterday. Today it’s your turn. Ride either the 139 km route with 31 kilometres of gravel roads or 86 kilometres with 21 kilometres of gravel.

The race largely shares the course with the Women's Elite event. The route is twisty and undulating, with no lengthy climbs, but with punchy hills, especially on the unpaved parts. Newly added to the route is the most popular and most challenging sector of Monte Sante Marie, named after Fabian Cancellara, with gradients exceeding 15% on both climbs and descents. There are roughly 55 km of gravel roads (38.4% of the total race route) appearing in 10 sectors (some of which are “new” to both the women’s and men’s Pro race), with a roadbed in good conditions, well-packed ground with no grass invasion, and a little gravel on the surface.

The final kilometres initially follow the outskirts of the city of Siena, along wide, long and straight roads connected by sweeping curves, first descending, and then climbing slightly, up to 2 km from the finish, where the route takes the Via Esterna di Fontebranda, and the gradient reaches 9%. The road surface becomes paving slabs 900 m before the finish line, just past the Fontebranda Gate. The gradient is over 10%, peaking out at 16% in Via Santa Caterina, around 500 m from the finish. A sharp right-hand turn leads to Via Delle Terme and then to Via Banchi di Sotto. Starting 300 m to the finish onwards, the road is a slight, continuous descent. With 150 m to go, a right curve leads into Via Rinaldini. The route enters Piazza del Campo 70 m before the finish; the last 30 metres are on a 7% gradient descent, while the finish line is on a level road.

This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes with us.

Dinner at hotel

Monday 10 March, 2025 Departure

After breakfast either make your onward plans or we offer our optional transfer back to Florence and Pisa airport. We will depart Siena at 09.00. Our airport transfer arrives in Florence at 10.00 in line with flights that depart after 12.00. We will arrive at Pisa at 11.30, in line with flights that depart after 13.30.

Need to Know

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to reserve your place.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Italy’s current entry restrictions and requirements. 

Medical certificate

Please note you need a medical certificate to take part in the Strade Bianche Gran Fondo. More information


The Expo Village will be located in the historical Fortezza Medicea (also known as Forte di Santa Barbara), in Siena. The Fortezza Medicea, built between 1561 and 1563 at the request of Florence’s duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, is going to be the centre of the activities of Strade Bianche’s weekend, the real Borgo Bike. The Fortezza is close to the Siena district of San Prospero, near Stadio Artemio Franchi, it’s easily accessible and is about 1 km from Piazza del Campo, where there will be the finish line of the races.

The Expo Village will open on Friday at 9.00 a.m. and will be open up to 7.00 p.m. Then, it will continue on Saturday morning starting from 9:00 a.m.

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in Italy. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

Hotel Options

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  • Four Points by Sheraton Siena

    Via Antonio Lombari 41 Siena 53100

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    Situated in the Chianti hills and deep in the olive groves you'll find the Four Points by Sheraton Siena is a wonderful and peaceful hotel to spend your time here. The accomodation is all modern and spacious. It's only a few minutes drive to the historic centre and the famous walls. 

    The hotel includes a bar,  spacious rooms, free parking and a gym. The restuarant serves all the classic Italian dishes and Tuscan dishes for a delicious evening meal. For breakfast you'll be able to enjoy a full buffet. 

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • Gym
  • Hotel Executive Siena

    Hotel Executive Via Nazareno Orlandi 32 Siena, Italy Tuscany

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    Hotel Executive is in the Scacciapensieri residential district of Siena, a 10 minute walk from the train station. All air-conditioned rooms feature an LCD TV with satellite channels.

    Next to a large green park, this hotel has a quiet location and offers free parking and excellent bus services into Siena's historic centre, one mile away.

    Rooms at the Executive Hotel have a modern and elegant design. They feature a private bathroom, a minibar and some even have a small balcony.

    A buffet breakfast is served each morning, and the coffee shop is open throughout the day. The restaurant offers traditional Tuscan cuisine with a choice of meat or fish.

    Your stay here is on a half board basis so with breakfasts and evening meals included. You can keep your bike inside your room.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • On-site Catering

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