SHORT HOT SPRINGS TUSCANY BIKE TOUR
You will spend 3 days riding in the south of Siena through the Crete Senesi area where the distinctive colouration of the soil gives the landscape of sculpted curves an appearance described as lunar.
You will be based in Rapolano Terme, a natural hot springs area in the middle of the Crete.
The beauty of this Land is not only in the Landscape but also in the nature and its history: hills lined with cypress trees, vineyards, olives groves, medieval villages and historical sites.
Starting from Rapolano you will discover Pienza, San Quirico, Cortona, the Chianti area and Siena
DAY BY DAY
We will meet you in the Hotel in Rapolano Terme.
After bike fitting and orientation we will take a short test drive around Rapolano Terme.
Before having dinner in the hotel restaurant you can relax in the SPA area.
Ride to Pienza across the Crete Senesi via San Quirico d’orcia.
You will pass through the Parco naturale della Val d’orcia – an Unesco site, cycling up and down in a painting scenery until you reach the town of Pienza where you can stop for tasting the delicious “pecorino” cheese or a great organic ice cream.
From here you will ride back to Rapolano Terme through an amazing secondary road .
Total distance: long 90 Km/ short 45 km.
Ride to Cortona.
Today is mostly flat until the foot of the hill , from there you will have 4,5 km of climbing to reach the medieval hill town of Cortona, made famous by Frances Mayes in her bestselling novel “Under the Tuscan Sun”.
Take a stop to admire the mail piazza and the Renaissance architecture of Cortona and get ready to enjoy the downhill riding to the medieval town of Lucignano and then back to Rapolano Terme .
Total distance : about 100 km/short 50 km.
You will spend the last day riding through the most famous Chianti towns and vineyards – Castelnuovo Berardenga, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and finally will reach Siena.
You will have time to visit the medieval art city of Siena, Piazza del Campo square, Torre del Mangia and the famous Duomo. Back to Rapolano Terme you can relax in the SPA area of the hotel
Total distance :about 110 km/ short 50 km.
Breakfast & End of Hot spring bike tour: Arrivederci.
Price & Inclusions
Cost 2150€ per person in double occupancy
single room supplement euro 550
Inclusions 4 nights in hotels with private bath and breakfast and all dinners.
Free access to hot springs and spa.
Snacks and cold water along the way
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Services experienced guide
Airfare to Italy, train to Rapolano Terme , 3 lunches, 2 dinners, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses, bike and items of a personal nature bike for the tour
Bike Rental Tour
Carbon Gravel Bike € 250
Carbon road bicycle € 200
E-bike € 200
Guide bike tour paved or gravel
Custom groups any time
Hotel Due Mari
Hotel Terme San Giovanni
Rapolano Terme Siena
Rapolano Terme Siena
March 28th – 01st
April 25th – 29th
May 23th – 27th
June 27th – 01st
July 25th – 29th
August 29th – 02nd
September 26th – 30th
October 24th – 28th
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