Assaggio Toscana

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6 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
130 Miles
avg 26 Miles
Guided

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Our six-day “taste” of Tuscany bike tour is the perfect introduction to Italy’s much-loved region of sublime landscapes, fine cuisine, and even finer wines! Starting on the banks of the Arno in Malva, our Tuscany cycling routes follow delightful, twisting roads, past stone-built hamlets, and through fertile landscapes warmed by the sun. We pedal through the dramatic Pratomagno mountains, famed for their myriad microclimates, passing tiny historic towns as we cruise down byways lined with cypress trees and flanked by ripening vineyards. On the Sette Ponti (Seven Bridges) road, we’ll cross the Ponte a Buriano, renowned as the rustic backdrop to the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile. Along the way, you’ll get to savor the best of the region’s cuisine, attend authentic Tuscan wine tastings, and visit ancient Etruscan ruins.

Our magical Tuscany cycling adventure ends in Cortona, a hill-top town gifted with spectacular views, which was brought to life in the acclaimed motion picture, “Under the Tuscan Sun!” A myriad of treasures await you on this unforgettable Tuscany cycling tour. You’ll be immersed in the history, heritage, and mystique of this alluring land, as our Tuscany bike tour winds through the region’s exquisite landscapes. Our biking route takes in medieval Loro Ciuffenna, with its elegant gorge-spanning bridge, the fortified village of Lucignano, and the Renaissance gem that is Arezzo. Known for its many artistic treasures, Arrezzo was the beautiful backdrop for the Oscar Winning Film “La Vita e’ Bella” (Life is Beautiful). Crossing the border into Umbria, the “Green Heart of Italy,” our cycling adventures take us to the deep-blue waters of Lago Trasimeno, where we’ll see the site of the epic clash of Hannibal and his elephants with the Roman legions. Along the way, we’ll learn how Tuscan vintners create world-class wines and explore Roman ruins, Etruscan tombs, and Renaissance palaces. Each day’s biking in Tuscany will end with wining, dining, and relaxing in specially selected luxury accommodations.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Italy
From:
Malva
To:
Cortona

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
6 Days
Level:
Easy-Moderate
Terrain:
Flat (mostly)|(Some) Hills
More Options:
Custom or Private|Point to Point|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3995

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
130 Miles
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
May|June|July|August|September|October
Departure:
15 Apr, 6+13 May, 2 Jun, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 2+9+16+23 Sep, 7 Oct 2019

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: $600

Inclusions

All accommodations
All breakfasts
2 lunches + 1 picnic
4 dinners

Van support
Expert, bilingual guides
1 wine tasting
1 olive oil tasting
1 cooking demonstration
Guided walking tours of Arezzo and Cortona
Shuttles at both the beginning and the end of the tour
Use of carbon road bike, fully-equipped with a Garmin Edge Touring GPS
Ciclismo jersey and water bottle
Two water bottle holders
Map holder on handlebars and a Garmin Edge GPS
Handlebar bag
Tire pump
Combination bike lock
Gel-padded saddle
Choice of pedals
Card with your tour leaders’ mobile phone numbers

Exclusions

Helmet

Options

Clipless pedals with shoes
Your own saddle
Any of our tours can be made private
Electric bike, Tandem or Carbon Road Bike

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