Leisure Cycling in Tuscany

 


 

A Cycling holiday in Tuscany is a food, wine and cycling paradise. The landscape of Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and evocative in Europe, with rolling hills laced with green vineyards, and cypress trees lining the roads. You’ll pedal from one incredible view to the next, getting to know the lands of many great artists of the past, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. You’ll have the chance to visit the superb medieval town of Siena, as well as to admire Florence, the cradle of Renaissance. Last but not least, in this tour you’ll discover picturesque villages where you’ll be tempted by the excellent Tuscan cuisine!

Dates

Saturday departures between 24/03 - 09/06 and 25/08 - 20/10/18

Price - £645 

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

 

Single room supplement - £220

Single Traveller Supplement - £85

Bike hire - £95

E-Bike - £190

Helmet - £15

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

in Siena - from £90/£60

in Florence - from £105/£75

 

 

Trip Code

 

GIROB03

Rob's Highlights

  • The historic city of Siena

  • Radda in Chianti

  • The capital of Tuscany, Florence

  • Colle Val d'Elsa

  • The famous wine of the Tuscan region

  • Greve

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Siena

Individual arrival to Sienna and time to preapre for your cycling holiday in Italy. 

Day 2: Siena – Radda in Chianti (45 km)

From Siena you cycle north towards the beautiful village of Radda in Chianti. The remains of its ancient walls show the significance that this town had in the competition between Florence and Siena. Chianti is also famous for it's great red wine!

Day 3: Radda in Chianti – Greve in Chianti (40 km)

Today you pedal to Greve over the rounded hills with beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside. This is cycling in Tuscany at it's best. There are many oppotunities today to turn your pedalling adventure into a food and wine cycling holiday! 

Day 4: Greve in Chianti – Florence (40 km)

You will cycle to Florence, capital of Tuscany, and admire the masterpieces of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Florence is a vibrant small city, and the cultural and artistic capital of the area. 

Day 5: Spend the day in Florence

Today is a a day off the bike. A full day can be spent visiting Florence. The city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was long ruled by the Medici family.

Day 6: Florence – Colle Val d’Elsa (40 km by train + 25 km by bike)

In the morning a short train transfer will bring you to Certaldo. From here, you will then cycle further up to Colle Val d’Elsa.

Day 7: Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena (40 km)

From Colle Val d’Elsa you will cycle to the beautiful town of Siena, which is not only one of the most fascinating towns in Tuscany and in a beautiful position, with lovely surroundings. Your cycling trip round Tuscany ends in Siena

Day 8: Siena

You are free to deaprt at your Leisure after breakfast, and to reflect back on this cycling trip round this beautiful part of Italy.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

 

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Local taxes

Train transfer from Florence to Certaldo (10 euros)

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Local taxes

Train transfer from Florence to Certaldo (10 euros)

Testimonial 

We have just returned from an amazing trip through Tuscany. The routes were well thought out, the maps and directions were very clear and easy to follow and the hotels were nice and in great locations. - Donna

 

 

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