Italy Tuscany bicycle region

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Tuscany  bicycle like a fine wine, has been some time in the making

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If you are thinking about Tuscany you can not think about cycling!!! The Italy Tuscany bicycle region tour is the tour you are looking for.

Just the mention of the region conjures images of superb Renaissance art and landscapes famous for rolling hills, olive groves and cypress trees.

Italy Tuscany biclycle region tour include tasting wine in Chianti and relaxing in the piazzas of medieval towns. Whatever you do, the combination of great art, sumptuous countryside and memorable food and wine makes a cycling trip to this enchanting part of Italy unforgettable.”

For a truly unique vacation, let Bike Riding Tuscany introduce you to a world of history, beauty and amazing culinary riches during our Tuscany bicycle region tour. You will pass through the charming towns of Pienza, Greve, San Gimignano, Siena and Montalcino — to name just a few.

Our itinerary provides ample opportunity to explore these incredible places, and to taste food and wine so savoury and fresh that it will be hard not to return for more.

The Italy Tuscany bicycle region tour is all this and more enjoy this tour with us!!

DAY BY DAY

Day One — 10-20 km (easy; 1.6 km = 1 mile)

We’ll meet you early afternoon at the train station in Chiusi and shuttle you to our first night’s lodging,
San Gregorio Residence, the starting point of your unforgettable adventure. 
Once you’re settled in your rooms, you’ll have your bicycle adjusted and then you’re off for a short warm up ride.
Pienza was believed to be the perfect Renaissance city when it was created in 1459 so we have decided to stay here for the first two nights of your tour.
Lodging: Hotel Corsignano or San Gregorio Residence 

Day Two — 70 km (easy to moderate)

You will start the day with a wonderful downhill ride through amazing countryside en route to Radicofani, which dates back 1,000 years.
It houses one of the most impressive fortresses in all of Tuscany. After a stroll around this hilltop town, it is back on the bikes to cycle by cypress-lined roadways with a stop at a pecorino cheese factory for a tour and light lunch.
After the tour, you will finish the day with a climb back up to Pienza.
Lodging: Hotel Corsignano or San Gregorio Residence 

Day Three — 46 km (moderate to sometimes challenging)

Today’s bike ride takes us from Pienza to Montalcino, via Bagno Vignoni, Castiglion d’Orcia and Sant’ Antimo, where mass is still said in Gregorian Chant.
The abbey is one of the most precious remains of Romanesque architecture in Italy.
According to legend Sant’ Antimo was founded by Charlemagne at the end of the 8th century.
After visiting the abbey, and afterwards enjoying a light lunch, it is off to Montalcino through a sea of vineyards where the Sangiovese grapes are grown for the famous Brunello di Montalcino red wine.
We will have a chance to taste Brunellos at the vineyard Costanti before dinner.
Lodging: Hotel il Giglio.

Day Four — 60 km (moderate)

We leave Montalcino en route to Siena, via Buonconvento, Monte Oliveto abbey, Asciano and Le Crete area.
The Monte Oliveto Maggiore is still a functioning monastery founded in 1313 by Bernardo Tolomei, a famous professor of law who later devoted his life to God at the age of 40.
Afterwards, we continue to the town of Asciano down main street past a number of churches before finishing the day in the Gothic city of Siena.
Lodging: Hotel la villa 

Day Five — (Day off in Siena)

Today you are on your own to explore Siena, a charming city distinguished by it’s medieval architecture.
The fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall and Torre del Mangia — a slender 14th century tower with sweeping views from distinctive white crown.
Today will be a day not soon forgotten.
Lodging: Hotel la villa 

Day Six — 50 km (moderate)

From Siena, your ride today will take you through the Chianti red wine countryside to Castellina via San Felice, Castello di Brolio and Radda following the Via Chiantigiana.
To this day, Castellina is still a very active village with locals and tourists mingling in the small narrow streets.
Before dinner you will enjoy another wine tasting at Squarcialupi where varieties such as Merlot are grown but the fields are mostly covered with Sangiovese grape.
Lodging: Hotel Palazzo Squarciualupi.

Day Seven — 58 km (moderate to sometimes challenging) 

Today is the last ride in Tuscany bicycle tour.
Leaving Castellina you will cycle past Monteriggioni, literally a town in a castle, as you make your way to San Gimignano.
The castle is barely 200 meters across and its 80 residents all reside within the picture-perfect round turreted walls.
More vineyards await us today but you will be amazed at how different they look once you get in to the district of San Gimignano.
Also known as the City of Towers, it was founded around the 8th century and at one time home to more than 15,000 people.
After visiting the town, we will cycle the last few kms to our agriturismo.
Lodging: Fattoria Poggio Alloro

Day Eight — Farewell

Today is our last chance to savour the scenery together before departing. We’re always sad to part, but we know the friendships we make in Tuscany will continue to enrich our lives in the years ahead!

Price & Inclusion

Price

€ 3150 per person based on double occupancy

€ 450 single supplement 

Inclusions

7 nights’ accomodation

6 dinners, 1 lunch, 7 breakfasts

Van support, guides, snacks and refreshments

Wine, oil and cheese tastings

Not Included

Airfare to Italy, lunches,alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature.

Bike Rental Tour

Hybrid bicycle € 245

Carbon road bicycle € 280

 E-bike € 280

Trip Details

Type 

Guided Bike Tour

Level

7 nights’ accomodation

6 dinners, 1 lunch, 7 breakfasts

Van support, guides, snacks and refreshments

Wine, oil and cheese tastings

Best Time

May

June

July

September

October

Go Private

Custom groups any time

Accommodation

1 day & 2 day Hotel Corsignano or Hotel San Gregorio Pienza 

3 day Hotel Il Giglio Montalcino

4 day & 5 day Hotel La Villa Siena

6 day Hotel Palazzo Squarcialupi Castellina C.

7 day Fattoria Poggio Alloro San Giminiano

Begin

Pienza

End

San Gimignano

 Availability

May 12-19 

September 19-26

* Details subject to change. 

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Excellent
Based on 96 reviews
Manuel König
Manuel König
08/03/2024
I rented the Canyon Gravel bike for the Strade Bianche and felt I had made the optimal choice. The booking process was very easy, Luigi is extremely kind, knowledgeable and helpful, the bikes are beautiful, perfectly maintained and adjusted to your needs and the price is more than fair compared to competitors. 5/5 stars. I would come back any time.
Silvia Dagnoli
Silvia Dagnoli
11/01/2024
Top! Professionalità e disponibilità al 100%. Ho preso una Canyon Gravel a noleggio, mi sono trovata molto bene.
William
William
03/12/2023
Very friendly, speaks good english. The bikes themselves are great. The bikes are nog insured by default.
Matthew Ng
Matthew Ng
04/10/2023
We had 5 excellent days of gravel riding (self guided Tuscany tour). The routes that Luigi provided us were a good mix of paved and gravel, and of course hills! The bikes (Canyon Grizl) were very nice and the luggage was always waiting for us at the next hotel. Luigi was accomodating, modifying the routes based on my requests. I would definitely recommend doing a trip with this company.
Robert Head
Robert Head
15/09/2023
The route was wonderful, with amazing scenery and history at every turn. Our guides, Sarah and Gigi were the best. They are both very accomplished and personable riders, provided interesting history of Tuscany during the tour, and emphasied safe riding while keeping everyone within sight. They are also great dinner companions!
James Twidale
James Twidale
05/09/2023
Luigi and BikeRiding Tuscany were an absolute pleasure to deal with. The bike was in incredible condition, delivered to my hotel and Luigi even arranged for a local mechanic to help with a small mechanical issue after my first ride. The experience from start to finish was brilliant. The communication friendly and quick. Simona was equally helpful on collection of the bicycle. I would love to join Luigi for a cycle tour as he seems very knowledgeable about the area and a good rider. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to explore Tuscany or Siena.
Mark Gatha
Mark Gatha
05/08/2023
Exceptional self guided tour. I highly recommend for all levels (but especially for a road cyclist). This is the tour company to book with! Bikes - excellent high end bikes. I rode a Canyon Ultimate CF SL Ultegra - light and fast and we'll tuned with new tires. My wife road the e-mountain bike which she really enjoyed. Routes - beautiful. We did 50-60km a day. Rapolano de Terme, Pienza, Montalcino, Siena and Castellini in Chianti. Varied terrain, vineyards, great climbs and beautiful medieval towns. Extremely well thought out. All on quiet roads. Hotels - all 3 and 4 stars with loads of character. The ones with pools were our favourites. All of the hotels were able to let us check in very early (it was hot so we rode as early as we could manage). Hotels all came with breakfast. Really great. Service - Luigi was a gem. Easy to contact, quick to communicate (before we came and during the tour) and passionate about cycling. He gave us a lot of great recommendations to help maximize our tour. I cannot say enough positive things about this trip and Bike Riding Tuscany. This was truly memorable. Highly recommended.
Bruce Jenkins
Bruce Jenkins
24/07/2023
I was on a trip around the world and stopped in Italy. A friend recommended BikeRidingTuscany to me for an unforgettable experience and it didn’t let down. They planned a custom 1 day gravel ride for me that took us from Rapolano Terme to Sienna and back. The pace was perfect and they were gracious with any requests for breaks or stops for water/food. I enjoyed myself so much that I extended my stay to do a run on the gravel amongst the beautiful sunflowers. If you’re adventurous, and seeking some safe fun riding, this is your team
greg luckos
greg luckos
16/07/2023
Great rental service! Nothing is a problem for Luigi. All bikes are set up tubless. Thank you

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