Bartali 180

  • 5 days/4 nights
  • Tour Type: Event
  • Level: 3/5
  • Price From: €2.500

Bartali 180 Bike Tour

  • 5 days/4 nights
  • Tour Type: Event
  • Level: 3/5
  • Price From: €2.500

About Bartali 180

Bartali 180 – The Hero’s Path – is an annual ride from Florence to Assisi in commemoration of Gino Bartali. Gathering cycling enthusiasts from all over the world, the ride is non-competitive and serves as a fundraiser to support the Gino Bartali Youth Leadership School. The event, which is organised by ChronoPlus in collaboration with the municipalities of both Florence and Assisi, will take the participants along the mythical path that Bartali used to ride while smuggling fake documents hidden inside his bicycle frame. In this one-of-its-kind event, you will live and experience the incredible journey which Gino rode as part of his role in saving hundreds of Jews from the grasp of the Nazi’s on behalf of the Assisi Underground. 

Bartali 180, “The Hero’s Path”, is not only a commemoration event, but also a celebration of life. And let’s not forget: A cycling challenge. This unique cycling experience will afford the participants the opportunity not only to relish some of the most beautiful parts of the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside but also to visit and learn about the places that were fundamental to Gino Bartali’s heroic past. 

The participants of Bartali 180 will be provided with all the logistic services they need to enjoy the event. Among the participants, you will also find special guests of honor: Gioia Bartali, the granddaughter of the legendary Bartali and an avid cyclist herself, and the young students of the Gino Bartali Youth Leadership School.

Bartali 180 Itinerary

– Guests welcoming in Florence

– Transfer to the event hotel at Montecatini Terme

– Bike set-up and warm-up ride around Montecatini Terme

– Shabbat Dinner

– Overnight stay in Montecatini Terme

Meals: Dinner

Cycling: distance 35 km, elevation 400 meters

Pick-up location: Florence Airport

– Breakfast at the Hotel

– Optional coffee ride around the Tuscan hills with the Gino Bartali School staff and students

– Relaxing afternoon in Montecatini Terme

– Welcome reception and pre-ride briefing

– Pre-ride “Pasta Dinner”

– Overnight stay in Montecatini Terme

 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cycling: distance 50 km, elevation 600 meters

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Transfer to Florence

– 1st stage of the “Bartali 180” ride: Florence – Arezzo, 80 km

– Arrival to Arezzo in the early afternoon, hotel check-in

– Relaxing afternoon in Arezzo, optional guided walking tour of Arezzo 

– Dinner in Arezzo

– Projects presentation of the Bartali School students

– Overnight stay in Arezzo

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cycling: distance 80 km, elevation 1.000 meters

– Breakfast at the hotel in Arezzo

– 2nd stage of the “Bartali 180” ride: Arezzo – Assisi, 120 km

– Arrival to Assisi in the early afternoon

– Closing ceremony in Assisi, by the Basilica of St. Francis

– Hotel check-in, optional

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cycling: distance 120 km, elevation 1.400 meters

– Breakfast at the hotel in Assisi and check-out

– Drop-off and arrivederci!

Meals: Breakfast

Drop-off location: Florence Airport

What’s included and Details

  • All lodging (Four Star Hotel or equivalent)
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • High-end Carbon bike
  • Daily bike tune-ups and washing
  • Professional cycling guides
  • Support cars with escort mechanic, spare wheels, sports nutrition and everything the riders may need along the ride
  • Luggage transport
  • Transfer to and from Florence airport 
  • Lunches
  • High-end E-Bike (on request and charged separately)
  • Flights to and from Italy
  • Transfer from and to Milan or Rome
  • Anything not listed will be charged separately

Pick-up: Florence Airport 

Drop-off: Florence Airport 

Four-star Hotel or equivalent

 

Upcoming Tours

June 2021

From € 2.500

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Team

Gabriele Mirra

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Paladino Meschi

Co-Founder and Chief Cycling Officer

Fabiana Luperini

Former Champion and Professional Riding Guide

Cristiana Vinardi

Professional Riding Guide

Francesca Natalini

Professional Riding Guide

Daniele Colli

Former Pro and Riding Guide

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