Tuscany is known to be a land dedicated to the tradition of great biking, always supported by a genuine passion for the sport of two-wheelers, renowned to have been the place of birth of famous bicyclists such like Gino Bartali and Fiorenzo Magni, Gastone Nencini and Franco Bitossi as well as charismatic personalities such as the multi-titled coach Blue Martini Alfredo and his successor Franco Ballerini.
As further confirmation, a new exciting event looms on the horizon on the weekend of 9 and 10 March 2013, bringing back the great cycling in San Gimignano and Siena, with a program that conveys the atmosphere of a truly heroic cycling of the past.
The city and hotels of San Gimignano
are already prepared to welcome the many cyclists enrolled in the “Randonnée between Sagrantino and Vernaccia,”, an unimaginable “ride” for anyone who does not have a workout in the long run, which proposes in a section of 420 km, almost two Gran Fondo in one fell swoop, with a vertical drop of 4,720 meters!
This event of great value sport and tourism will take its participants to discover the territory between Umbria and Tuscany and its excellences, starting and ending in Montefalco Perugia , after spending the evening and the night of Saturday, March 9, 201 and sleeping in San Gimignano, home of the “turning point.” .
Thanks to the arrival in the afternoon, there will also be time to visit the historical center of San Gimignano, one of the most beautiful medieval villages
For those cyclists who are feeling able to shoulder challenges of other times such as the category “Randonnée” , increasingly popular in Italy, a charming historic residence in San Gimignano is the ideal place to rest your legs and refresh themselves with good food and wine!
Both cyclists and companions joining the “Randonnée” who already arrived in their 3-star hotel in San Gimignanoafter traveling more than 200 kilometers of track overall, can taste the best dishes of Tuscan cuisine and above all have a glass of Vernaccia wine of excellence with its correlative Umbrian Sagrantino gives its name to the event.