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Tuscany Cycle Siena & Chianti
Tuscany is quintessential northern Italy and is characterised by beautiful rolling hills, picture perfect ancient towns and wonderful cuisine. This cycling tour includes Tuscany’s major attractions and the little known rural villages that are often a real highlight of travelling in the region.
- Style: Guided Small Group Cycling Tour
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Pisa
- San Gimignano
Day 1 San Quirico d’Orcia
Arrive in Pisa and transfer for three hours to your hotel in San Quirico D’Orcia, your home for two nights.
Day 2 Via Francigena
Follow an ancient pilgrimage route on this morning’s circular ride. Head ﬁrst to the charming town of Pienza before making your way to Montepulciano, famous for its Vino Nobile. Finally, cycle through the medieval village of Monticchiello and the spa town of Bagno Vignoni to complete a memorable ride through rural Tuscany.
Day 3 San Quirico d’Orcia to Siena
Today’s route includes quiet rides and begins with a short ride to Montalcino. Then descend on gravel roads to the walled town of Murlo, before ascending over the steep Rospatoio Pass reaching the beautiful and historic city of Siena.
Day 4 Siena
Siena is a marvellous city and today is free for you to explore at your own leisure. It’s full of historic treasures and hidden coffee shops and is a delight to wander around. If you prefer to cycle, you may choose to head out of the city on an unguided ride.
Day 5 Siena to Castellina in Chianti
Leave the city behind and head into the heart of the world-famous Chianti region. Pass through lovely small villages and enjoy views of the spectacular vineyards and castles. You’ll also visit Gaiole and Radda in Chianti, two of the region’s best loved villages. The last stop is Castellina in Chianti where you’ll spend two nights.
Day 6 San Gimignano
The highlight of today’s circular ride is undoubtedly San Gimignano. Enjoy a scenic ride to this small town, where there’s a few hours free to discover the sights for yourself. On returning to your hotel, stop by at Colle di Val d’Elsa and Monteriggioni.
Day 7 Castellina in Chianti to Florence
Enjoy a ﬁnal ride in this beautiful landscape to Panzano and Greve in Chianti where there’s time for lunch. From here, head towards Florence and cycle all the way to Piazzale Michelangelo where there’s time to pose for a celebratory group photo. You’ll arrive early afternoon, giving time to explore this magniﬁcent city.
Day 8 Florence
Your tour ends this morning in Florence.
Departs:Selected departures Jul-Oct 2020 & May-Oct 2021.
- Return airport transfers in Italy
- 7 nights simple accommodation
- Bike Hire
- 7 breakfasts
- International flights
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