Overview

This private luxury bike tour of Tuscany is fully guided by professional Italian cycling guides, includes a titanium 21 speed bike or E-bike, and is available from April to October for private groups of two or more.  The accommodations are definitely premier level, with nothing less than 4-Star and 4-Star Luxury inns, and all of your breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included as well.  Enjoy private guided tours of wine estates, the city of Florence, even learn how to make cheese! You’ll have a support van and luggage transfers, even your arrival and departure transfers from Florence airport are included.  Truly a luxury cycling holiday in one of the most classic landscapes on the planet!
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8 Days

An unforgettable experience in the wonderful Tuscany. You will ride through the famous hills, cypresses and old medieval villages between Florence and Siena.  See unique places like Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Pienza, Volterra, Montalcino and many others cities and villages in Val d’Orcia and Chianti.  Overnight in luxury hotels complete with a Spa to enjoy after the cycle tours. During this week you’ll taste delicious products and drink famous wines of this beautiful area.  In addition, you’ll visit important cities like Siena with its “Palio” and the beautiful capital city of the Rennaissance…Florence, where you’ll spend an unforgettable night.

Tour Dates & Pricing

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Itinerary

Day 1    Ben Venuti in Italia!

Arrive in Firenze airport and a private transfer will take you to your hotel, the Etruria Resort,  in Montepulciano.  Enjoy some free time to relax in the spa after your long journey. This afternoon you'll have a short briefing with your guide and get your bike for the week. Tonight you'll feast on a wonderful dinner with local products, and then slip into bed to rest up for your big adventure tomorrow!

Day 2   Montepulciano / Monticchiello / Pienza

The day will start with you and your guide riding through the soft rolling Tuscan hills  to visit the famous town of Montecchiello, and then pausing at Pienza for a light lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon you'll visit the medieval town of Pienza and on the way back to the hotel you'll stop to visit a local producer of typical cheese and organic olive oil.  Another wonderful Tuscan dinner tonight and then a restful sleep at your hotel.

Distance: 35 km (21 miles) – Ascent: 730 m (mix of descents and ascents, not a single climb)

Day 3    San Quirico d’Orcia / Bagno Vignoni / Castiglione d’Orcia

Today features a magnificent bike tour through the beautiful landscapes of the Val d’Orcia which is a UNESCO heritage site. You'll visit important and picturesque towns like San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni and Castiglione d’Orcia. After a short transfer to Montalcino you will visit a gorgeous winery where you'll (of course) have the opportunity to have a taste session. You can look forward to yet another relaxing evening at your hotel spa, followed by  yet another delicious Tuscan dinner.

Distance: 35 km (21 miles) – Ascent: 700 m (mix of descents and ascents, not a single climb)

Day 4    Colle Val d’Elsa

Today is all about relaxing, recharging, and exploring.  This morning after breakfast you'll have a private transfer to the famous town of Volterra, which was once an important Etruscan city that pre-dated the Romans.  Here you will visit the Roman Theatre, Palazzo dei Priori with its beautiful square and the Cathedral. After having lunch in typical restaurant, you'll transfer to the elegant Palazzo San Lorenzo hotel for a relaxing spa visit, followed by a delightful dinner.

Day 5    Monteriggioni / San Miniato / Siena

Today you'll ride through the classical Tuscan landscape, past numerous tiny ancient villages to the majestic walled city of Siena.  Here you'll find the charming Piazza del Campo, arguably the most beautiful square in all of Italy, and home of the famous Palio di Siena horse race. You'll enjoy a light lunch in a typical restaurant in Siena and a guided tour of the city.  Tonight you'll find yourself back at the Palazzo San Lorenzo Hotel for relaxing evening.

Distance: 32 km (19 miles) – Ascent: 550 m (mix of descents and ascents, not a single climb)

Day 6    Colle Val d’Elsa / San Gimignano

You and your guide will start your day with a bike ride to reach the quirky but wonderful city of  San Gimignano, with its distinctive skyline full of imposing towers.  Here you'll visit the city and the its main monuments.  After working up an appetite you'll find yourself at Fattoria Il Palagetto where you can admire its beautiful winery, vineyards and olives groves.  Enjoy a light lunch in the fattoria, with a typical Tuscan farm meal featuring products from the fattoria.   Then relax for your private transfer back to the Palazzo San Lorenzo for relaxing evening in the spa, followed by dinner and a well-deserved sleep. 

Distance: 35 km (21 miles) – Ascent: 700 m (mix of descents and ascents, not a single climb)

Day 7    Firenze

After breakfast this morning you'll have a private transfer to the magnificent city of Florence for a guided tour of the Capital of the Renaissance.  You'll explore all the fascinating sites of this classic city, including the stunning Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria.  You'll enjoy dinner in typical Florentine ristorante, have time to wander the magical streets of the city, and then overnight in Hotel De La Ville.

Day 8    Arrivederci Italia

After breakfast today you'll have a private transfer to the Florence airport.

 

What´s Included

  • 7 nights in a double room in 4* and 4*Superior hotels
  • 7 dinners in typical Tuscan restaurants
  • 6 light lunches
  • Guided visit to a typical cheese producer, with tasting
  • Visit to a typical vineyard, with tasting
  • 1 Volterra card
  • Guided tour of Il Poggetto Farm, with tasting
  • Guided tour of Firenze
  • Private transfer from/ to Firenze airport and all the transfers included in the program
  • 21 speed bike, or E-bike if you prefer
  • Staff monitoring daily
  • Support van for luggage transfer and for water, minerals, cereals bars, sandwiches and fruits, support for small repairs
  • professional cycling guide for 6 days
  • daily 24 hour English-speaking assistance

What´s not Included

  • Air flights
  • Lunches
  • Beverages during meals
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel room taxes (approx 1-3 Euros per day)
  • Trip Cancellation/Interruption and Medical Insurance (strongly recommended, call for details)
  • Single Supplement
  • Anything not quoted above in (see included).

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