Bartali 180 - Riding in the  Hero’s Path

June 12-16, 2020



From Florence to Assisi in honor of Gino Bartali

Bartali 180 - Riding The Hero’s Path 2nd Annual Event June 12-16, 2020, is a truly unique opportunity to honor the heritage of legendary Gino Bartali and find inspiration to share with future generations.

In this one-of-its-kind event, participants experience the incredible journey which Gino rode as part of his role in saving hundreds from the grasp of the Nazis.

“Il bene si fa ma non si dice”
“Good is something you do, not talk about.”

Bartali 180 Ride - The Route

The Bartali 180 Ride features a beautiful rolling road out of Florence, where you can catch a peak of the Apennine Mountain Range in the distance.

The route continues on Via Sette Ponte, a particularly beautiful road that is used by many riders as a part of their daily riding. Along the route, the participants stop in “Rada in Chianti” for light lunch, before heading to Terontola – where Bartali’s monument is placed.

The last part of the ride, before reaching Assisi includes a few good climbs, sometimes windy and challenging, making the post ride massage extremely welcomed!  For those who would like to have a shorter day, the option of jumping on the event bus would be available at this spot. The ride finishes with a short scenic ascent up into Assisi, before the final finishers ceremony at Piazza Santa Maria Degli Angeli in Assisi.

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The first sunshine
Fully Supported Ride
Bartali 180 Ride is a fully supported experience. Participants will have the amenities and support exactly like the professional riders do and get to enjoy:

  • Support cars with spare wheels, sports nutrition supply and everything a rider may need along the ride

  • Bike build and dismount by professional mechanics

  • Optional massage at the evening pre/post effort

***High-End Carbon bikes are available for rent upon demand

The 2019 Event schedule as a sample


  • 13:00 - Riders welcoming in Florence
  • 14:00 - Bike setup and participation package handout
  • 16:00 - Light afternoon guided cycle 30 km (optional)
  • 18:30 - Event opening “Aperitivo” (Cocktail) and presentation
  • 20:00 - Dinner
  • Overnight stay in Florence


  • 06:00 - Breakfast
  • 07:30 - Hotel Checkout
  • 08:00 - Departure for the ride from Florence (180km, including stops along the route)
  • 16:00 - Estimated arrival to Assisi
  • 17:00 - Closing Ceremony at Piazza Santa Maria degli Angeli, in Assisi.
  • 19:30 - Finishers Dinner in Assisi
  • Overnight stay in Assisi

Participants Transfer from Assisi to Florence or to Rome

***For participants who wish to arrive earlier to Italy or prolong their stay after the event, we offer additional packages that includes wonderful cycling and touristic sightseeing.

Weather in the region in June tends to have highs in the low 80’s, and lows in the upper 60’s, with some precipitation. Be sure to pack your spring riding gear, as you may want to start off with arm warmers, a base layer, and a wind vest,  before removing them (and handing to the support car) and enjoying the day time temperatures. Rain Jackets are always a good item to have along!  

About the Bartali 180 ride
  • The “Bartali 180” is a non-competitive cycling event that takes place in Italy; departing from Florence and ending in Assisi.
  • The first edition of the event will be open to a maximum of 150 participants who will also include influencers, journalists and several pro and former pro cyclists who will honor the event in their participation.
  • The event is non-competitive and is dedicated to commemorating Bartali’s legacy, in addition to celebrating life and designed to enjoy the beauty, the tastes and the scenery the stanning regions of Tuscany and Umbria offers.