On this tour you immerse in the culture of beautiful southern Tuscany. Here, all senses are stimulated: hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting – combined with a little physical activity. Our journey starts in Florence, also called the "Pearl of Renaissance". From here, we head southwards through one of the loveliest landscapes of Italy, the Chianti. This region is known for its "slow food", which is not a fast-moving trend, but a century-old tradition.
The following day you will be astonished by San Gimignano’s medieval skyscrapers, also called the "Manhattan of Tuscany". Other architectural masterpieces can be found in Siena with its Gothic cathedral and its world-famous Piazza. With some luck, we can even hear the Gregorian chants of the San Antimo monks, as we relax in the warm thermal pools of Bagno di Filippo – just as the pilgrims did thousands of years ago. Through Val d`Orcia we then reach Lake Bolsena and eventually, Orvieto with its countless cultural treasures, which are only waiting for us to be discovered.
|Route:||safe and well-maintained cycle paths, forest roads and streets|
|Accommodations:||charming and carefully selected hotels|
|Highlights:||Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena, Montalcino, Abbazia Sant'Antimo|
|Minimum number of participants:||6
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|DAY 1:||Arrival in Florence
Please arrive at the hotel before 4pm for our welcome get-together.
|DAY 2:||Florence - Castellina in Chianti
Today we will ride into the area of Chianti Classico, a region as beautiful and lovely as can be. Part of today’s exploration will be a visit to a vineyard, as well as a stopover in one of the hidden Slow Food restaurants.
[distance: 53 km, uphill: 1120 m; 33 miles, uphill: 3675 ft]
|DAY 3:||Castellina in Chianti - San Gimignano
Highlights such as San Gimignano, the "Manhattan of Tuscany" and Castellina in Chianti will delight us on the second day.
[distance: 55 km, uphill: 970 m; 34 miles, uphill: 3182 ft]
|DAY 4:||San Gimignano - Siena
Today we will cycle along the old Francigena path, the "Via Francigena".
[distance: 53 km, uphill: 950 m; 33 miles, uphill: 3117 ft]
|DAY 5:||Siena - Pienza
We will continue our journey to „Il Crete“, which is located south of Siena. We will cycle past rolling hills filled with cypresses and driveways. A landscape you may already have seen on calendar pictures. Brunello, one of the most expensive wines in the world, grows in the nearby Montalcino.
[distance: 68 km, uphill: 1370 m; 42 miles, uphill: 4495 ft]
|DAY 6:||Pienza - Città della Pieve
We are heading south towards the Etruscan thermal baths. In the olden days Bagno Vignoni was the place where pilgrims used to relax and recover from their pilgrimage hardship. We will also take some time to relax and dive into the natural pools of Bagno San Filippo.
[distance: 47 km, uphill: 1210 m; 29 miles, uphill: 3970 ft]
|DAY 7:||Città della Pieve - Orvieto
Lake Bolsena is an almost circular lake, surrounded by the Volsine mountains. Here we will make the first acquaintance with the cuisine of the Lazio. By now we are only 90 km from Rome. Orvieto lies high on a tufa massif before us. It looks impressive yet almost threatening. Our day ends in this ancient Etruscan city.
[distance: 59 km, uphill: 870 m; 37 miles, uphill: 2854 ft]
|DAY 8:||Departure from Orvieto
After breakfast we will bring you to the train station of Orvieto. To fly home the airport in Florence or Rome are convenient. Both are about 100km away from Orvieto.
Price for rider in double room
|Own Bike||$ 2.580,-|
|Riese & Müller Nevo||$ 2.830,-|
|Single room supplement||$ 370,-|
Price for rider in double room
|Own Bike||$ 2.580,- *|
|Riese & Müller Nevo||$ 2.830,- *|
|Single room supplement||$ 370,- *|
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2020 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2020 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2020. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2019 without any cancellation fee.
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Thank you very much for a wonderful week all you tough riders. Thanks a well for all the coffees, wines and the nice ...