Cycling Tuscany: Chianti & Siena

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8 Day(s)
Moderate
243 Km
Self-guided

Experience the very best of classic Tuscany on a self-guided cycle tour. Take to two wheels and cycle bella Italia, discovering picture-postcard Medieval and Renaissance hill-top villages, accompanied by sumptuous cuisine and the famed Chianti, Brunello and Nobile wines.Each day you will be cycling at your leisure through impossibly pretty scenery, characterised at first by vineyards and verdant farmland which lead to contrasting cypress-lined country roads, the UNESCO World Heritage Landscape-listed Val dÔøΩOrcadia and the grey hues of the ÔøΩCreteÔøΩ region.Your Tuscan adventure starts with an incredible first dayÔøΩs cycling; visit the fortified town of Monteriggioni, before heading to one of ItalyÔøΩs most spell-binding locationsÔøΩSan Gimignano with its many towers. Each day youÔøΩll reach traditional villages perched atop rolling hills filled with stunning red brick and earthen-coloured buildings, with roofs baked by the Tuscan sun. Highlights include magical Siena, the thermal-spa town of Bagno Vignoni and Pienza, as well as photogenic Montichiello and Montepulciano.Cool churches, abbeys and monasteries await you, where Gregorian chants drift through the air and create a special ambience. Take time to reflect at the Monte Oliveto monastery and peaceful abbey of SantÔøΩ Antimo. YouÔøΩll also pass through towns located on the route of the ancient Via Francigena pilgrimage. And the end to each perfect dayÔøΩs cycling? YouÔøΩll certainly have earned a glass or two of full-bodied Italian red accompanied by a dish garnished with local pecorino cheese and truffles! Tuscany is well known for its steep hills and therefore this trip will appeal to those with a good level of fitness, with daily distances ranging from 35 to 46 kilometres.


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Tour Location

Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
From:
Poggibonsi
To:
Chiusi

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Moderate
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
GBP 995

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
243 Km

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

6 Nights in 3* and 4* hotels (5 nights in a 3* and 1 night in a 4*)
6 Breakfasts
Baggage transfers
A transfer from Porto Airport to first hotel
A transfer from the last hotel to either Porto or Lisbon Airport
Orientation meeting
Detailed information pack, route notes, local maps, GPX tracks and loan of a GPS unit
Organisational assistance and backup from our team
24/7 Emergency Support

Exclusions

Flights to Porto and from Porto or Lisbon
Dinners and lunches
Bike rental
Admissions or entrances
Drinks and snacks
Personal equipment
Travel insurance

Options

Additional nights before or after the tour
Solo traveller supplement (if applicable)
Bike rental

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