11 March 2019

The Strade Bianche route joins cycle tourism project

On Friday 8th March, at the start of the weekend of the Strade Bianche pro race and gran fondo, the Terre di Siena Slow (TSS) project was presented in Siena. It is promoted jointly by the Provincial Administration of Siena, the Municipality of Siena (leading body), 32 Municipalities of the Province of Siena and local sports associations such as the Bici Club Terre di Siena, ARI Association, FIAB Siena and the Eroica.

The TSS project promotes the development of the territory through a “homogeneous tourism product” organised and dedicated to cycle tourism and “soft mobility”. The following routes were presented as part of the project:


  • The route of the Strade Bianche, 180km long with its start and finish in Siena, crossing the Chianti, the Val di Merse, the Crete and the Val d’Orcia
  • La Francigena Ciclabile, 110km, from San Gimignano to Radicofani
  • The Sentiero della Bonifica (“Path of Reclamation”), 62km long, between Chiusi and Arezzo, crossing the Val di Chiana Senese and Aretina along the bank of the Canale Maestro della Chiana
  • The permanent route of L’Eroica, 200km across the Chianti, the Val di Merse, Siena, the Crete and the Val d’Orcia
  • The Grand Tour of the Val di Merse, a 147km route that crosses the municipalities of Monticiano, Murlo, Sovicille and Chiusdino, Radicondoli and Casole d’Elsa