Tuscany: Chianti Classico Women’s Week

$4,950

In honor of International Women’s Day 2020, we’ve created an unforgettable week of riding and smiling that is just for the ladies. Our very own Katie Bolling will be hosting at our Tuscan HQ in Chianti, in the same village where inGamba was first conceived back in 2010, and it will combine our extensive local knowledge and attention to detail with the cuisine, culture and beautiful landscapes that make this part of Italy so famous. 

There will be plenty of winding quiet roads and wide open panoramas, challenging climbs and exciting descents. There will also be a fleet of pristine Pinarellos, not to mention world-class mechanics and soigneurs. But this trip isn’t just about the best cycling experience you’ve ever had. It’s about connecting with new people through cycling, and building bonds with like-minded women on and off the bike. Over the course of this unforgettable week we’ll introduce you to the real Tuscany, and together we’ll make the kind of memories that last a lifetime. 

You can get a taste of what an inGamba Women’s Week is like by checking out this great piece from Heidi Swift, published in our 2019 magazine. 

 

Included With Trip:

  • All lodging*
  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk with SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Daily Bike Wash
  • One Giordana FRc custom inGamba cycling kit
  • Daily post-ride massage from a professional soigneur
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

*Pre/post-trip lodging is not included

**Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges

Trip at a Glance

Start Location:

Florence

Finish Location:

Florence

Days Riding:

7

Group Size:

8 – 12

Total Distance:

416km

Total Elevation:

7,446m

Longest Day:

Day 4. Gargonza. 87km

Biggest Climbing Day:

Day 3. Dudda. 1,778m

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Day by Day Breakdown

1

Il Giro del Barone

Benvenuti in Italia! Our first ride is an easy spin to shake off the cobwebs, but it’s also very pretty, heading south through the quiet Chianti countryside until San Giusto Alle Monache. There, we’ll loop back north, passing the stunning Castello di Brolio on the hill above San Regolo and finishing on our home climb up to Lecchi. This is the time to make sure everything with your bike is perfect – if something’s not quite right, let a mechanic or a guide know and we’ll be sure to fix it before the tough riding begins.
2

Castellina

This morning we will climb toward the town of Radda before turning to Castellina. The earliest definition – in 1716 – of the wine area of Chianti, Lega del Chianti, is the region we explore on today’s ride. This will be a day of truly incredible views from the bike, especially after our left turn in the town of Colombaio at 35km, where the roads open up to provide plenty of quintessentially Tuscan views.
3

Dudda

Although this region is always hilly, today’s ride includes more sustained climbing. After reaching the town of Panzano, we’ll start to really climb, rolling on some tiny roads with great views to the north towards Florence. After the summit, our Cima Coppi of the week, there’s a long, technical descent out of Albola that will test even the most-experienced riders. Don’t forget to enjoy the scenery.
4

Gargonza

Today’s ride takes us south towards Rapolano, an area just beside Crete Senesi that’s famous for its natural thermal spas and for the beauty of its rolling landscape. You can expect plenty of picturesque medieval towns and some stunning panoramic views along the way, but there’ll be some testing terrain too so this is much more than just a sightseeing loop. The day’s biggest climb comes just after the midway point, but it’s undulating throughout so you’ll need to manage the efforts carefully.
5

Siena

This relaxed route starts out heading north as far as Radda before turning around through Castellina in Chianti and heading south to Siena, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it dates back to Etruscan times and is famous for the annual Palio horse race — which is run around the Piazza del Campo, right in the heart of downtown.
6

Crete Senesi

Today’s ride will take you south toward the town of Montalcino where the rolling Tuscan clay-colored views of postcards will be in full effect. This is the Crete Senesi, a region known for its production of white truffles. The highlight of our ride is the ridge south of Arbia.
7

Badia a Coltibuono

This loop always reminds us how lucky we are to be able to ride here. After an enjoyable 7km climb to Badia a Coltibuono, there’s a rhythmic descent to Radda as a reward for your efforts.

BIKE OPTIONS

PINARELLO DOGMA F12 DISK

FRAMESET:

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk

COCKPIT:

ZIPP Service Course SL

GRUPPO:

SRAM RED eTap AXS

PEDALS:

Speedplay (or your own)

SADDLE:

Selle Italia

WHEELSET:

Zipp 302 Carbon Clinchers

TIRES:

Vittoria Corsa CX

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite Custom Race

BIDON:

Elite Corsa Team

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 820

PINARELLO NYTRO

FRAMESET:

Nytro E-Road Bike (available for an additional fee)

COCKPIT:

Zipp Service Course SL

GRUPPO:

SRAM Force

PEDALS:

Speedplay (or your own)

SADDLE:

Selle Italia

WHEELSET:

Zipp

Tires:

Vittoria

BOTTLE CAGE:

Elite

BIDON:

Elite

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 820