Your wish list is empty


Vintage Retreat - L'Eroica

29th September - 2nd October 2017

A special end-of-season weekend in Tuscany to enjoy the history and culture of cycling. A pure experience to connect with the history of the sport and enjoy the white roads.

Join Rapha Travel at this unique celebration of the history of cycling. Bring your finest vintage bicycle, or hire a Stelbel through the Rapha Travel partnership. Based at the Borgo di Vescine this relaxing weekend in Tuscany is a chance to explore the white roads of the chianti classico, enjoy great Italian wine and cuisine and indulge in the culture of cycling.

Single occupancy — DKK14,500 per person
Double occupancy — DKK11,900 per person

Request a call back

Please only pay the balance when prompted.

Who is it for?

Rapha Travel pioneered the idea of the cycling Retreat, a luxurious break where the emphasis is as much on unwinding and enjoying stunning surroundings as it is on challenging yourself on the bike. With exclusive accommodation in which to stretch out, and the best regional specialities, local wines and culture, the Retreats set a standard that other trip providers cannot match. Rapha Retreats are always based in one stunning location, for the ultimate in stress relief, and you can tailor-make the riding itinerary to suit you. Choose 150km over the high mountains, or a gentle coffee spin before an afternoon of relaxation; guided or solo, it’s up to you. Non-riding partners are welcomed along to share the experience with you.

How Hard is it?

Retreats suit all types of riders, except for those who want packed days and relentless riding. Although you will have the chance to do big days in the saddle and test yourself on amazing roads, your time can be as demanding or as gentle as you like: wine tastings, market trips, swimming and massages are examples of indulgences that are positively encouraged. You’ll return home fitter and happier, and recharged in mind and body.

All Retreats include

  • Airport transfers
  • All meals including alcohol
  • On-road food
  • Daily massage
  • Laundry

Double occupancy as standard

All trips include

  • Expert planning and guide support from guides and vehicles
  • Pre-trip discounts on Rapha apparel
  • High guide-to-client ratios
  • Unique routes
  • Top-level mechanics

Flights, bike hire* and travel insurance are not included
*Bike hire only available for EU trips

Day Distance Climbing
Arrival Day Flights to Florence 25 KM 300m
Day 1 White Roads and the Vintage Fayre 50 KM 1000m
Day 2 L'Eroica 50 - 209 KM 1000 - 2500m
Departure Day

See full itinerary

Arrival Day

Flights to Florence

Arrive to Florence before lunch. For the afternoon choose between a trip into Florence including a visit to the Bartali Museum at Ponte a Ema, or head directly to Il Borgo di Vescine for a short spin on the vintage bikes. Stelbel vintage bicycles are available to rent for this unique event. Please submit your details as soon as possible as these are limited quantities. If you would like to purchase a limited edition Rapha x Stelbel please contact Rapha Travel to be connected to the team at Stelbel - this bike is custom built for you and therefore your order must be placed by June for delivery to the event.


25 KM




Il Borgo di Vescine

Day 1

White Roads and the Vintage Fayre

This morning we will take a ride on the vintage bikes,with the team from Stelbel, preparing for the big day. We'll take in some white roads and a coffee stop before arriving to lunch. After lunch we'll shuttle to Gaiole in Chianti where you'll experience the atmosphere of the vintage market. As part of this edition, you'll have the opportunity to purchase Stelbel jersey, shorts and cap (made in limited quantities in Italy) to suit for riding in Eroica. Please let Rapha Travel know if you would like to purchase the full set.


50 KM




Il Borgo di Vescine

Day 2


Choose your distance from the 5 options available in the Eroica event. Those on the longer rides have an early start but will be well rewarded with a excellent route and stunning vistas across Tuscany. The ride atmosphere and cameraderie is what sets this event apart, enjoy the home cooked food at the feed stops and enjoy a glass of chianti!


50 - 209 KM


1000 - 2500m


Il Borgo di Vescine

Departure Day

Choose a flight departure to suit in the afternoon from Florence airport

Request a call back

Please only pay the balance when prompted.

Customer Testimonials

It can’t have been easy to make a week away abroad so seamless with a diverse group of riders, but you made it so. The rides each day, the bike set-ups, the coffee stops, the lunches, the trips out to the Monastery and Siena were all delivered with accuracy and style. But I never felt I was on a conveyer belt, having to hit a tight schedule.

— Rider - Retreat Tuscany, 2016

Absolutely brilliant trip. Entire team looking after us were fabulous and made everything run extremely smoothly. Can't wait till my next trip with Rapha!

— Rider - Retreat Tuscany, 2015


Can I bring a non-riding companion?

We welcome non-riding partners on our Retreats, but not on other trips.

Can I rent a bike?

We have a fleet of top-specification hire bikes available for rent on our European departures. They cost £50 per day. We ask that guests requiring a bike tell us as far as is possible in advance, so we can guarantee the right size is available, and also to send us your fit measurements, so our mechanics can set up the bike for you ready for the start of your trip. If you’re renting a bike you need to remember to bring your helmet, pedals and saddle to your trip start.

See all FAQ

Contact Us



Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)



Telephone: 877.907.2742

Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm (PDT)

Asia Pacific


Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)