NOVA Eroica is an event dedicated to gravel , cyclo-cross and modern road bikes along a portion of L’Eroica’s usual route. This year it takes place on April 29th in Buonconvento, Siena.
It starts off with five timed sections on the 145 km Long Route to select first the best 150 male cyclists, and then the 150 female competitors. This route takes participants from the Crete Senesi to the Chianti area. Those selected go on to do the 36 km Road Race.
There is also a Medium Route, 89 km totally immersed in the beautiful scenery of the Crete Senesi, with three timed sections. This route is recommended to those who have never participated in a race with modern bikes on gravel roads, but who are physically fit.
The 48 km Leisure Route, instead, is the perfect choice for those who wish to experience some of the legendary sections of the L’Eroica long route, such as Montalcino, while the 27 km Family Fun Route is best suited to families with even small children.
Furthermore, from April 27th to May 1st the beautiful medieval village of Buonconvento will be hosting the second edition of the Nova Eroica Festival where bicycles, art, nature, food and wine are guaranteed. For five days visitors can discover local producers and artisans in the Open Market or taste either street food or local dishes in Piazza Matteotti. There will also be nature walks, open air museums, concerts and lots more.