The new event conceived by Paolo Bettini, to be held in Pomarance from 22 to 24 September, will also be a journey to discover typical Tuscan delicatessen, prepared for everyone by the 'Ganesh' restaurant in Pomarance.
GeoGravel Tuscany is a journey into the warm heart of Tuscany, that place between the Etruscan Coast and the Chianti, where the geothermal wind blows. It is an area that, in addition to its breathtaking scenery, offers many excellent food and wine products, which GeoGravel Tuscany will let its members and all those who wish to participate in the festival appreciate.
On the evenings of Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd, in the GeoVillage set up at the "Piazzone" of Pomarance, everyone will be able to enjoy typical local dishes prepared by the skilful hands of Cesare Dell'Omo, owner of the Ganesh restaurant in Pomarance.
In the 400-square-metre tensile structure set up for the occasion, Cesare will propose genuine local specialities: stuffed tortelli, tripe, grilled meat, stuffed sandwiches and other delicatessen. All of that accompanied by wine, exclusively from local wineries. The beer, on the other hand, will come from a little further afield, but it will be a true example of Made in Italy excellence.
Indeed, it will be the kegs of Birra Dolomiti, brewed with Dolomite barley from the famous Fabbrica in Pedavena, that will quench the thirst of the participants. GeoGravel Tuscany is more than just a three-day sporting event, it is a real gravel festival to discover the Colline Metallifere and Tuscan geothermal energy.
The event will begin on Friday 22nd September in the afternoon with the inauguration of the GeoVillage at the "Piazzone" - a beautiful area near the centre of Pomarance - which will host the GeoFestival, the heart of the whole event, the site of the evening concerts and where local food and wine stalls and special shops will be set up.
It will also be the starting point for the various rides scheduled for Saturday 23 (Ultra route) and Sunday 24 (Long, Medium and Short routes).