Cycling The Tuscan Hills

8 Day Biking Tour

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OVERVIEW

Cycle from San Gimignano to Montepulciano on this trip through time, from the Etruscans tombs to Romans remains, from Medieval hill towns to renaissance basilicas.

 It also offer a great diversity of landscapes, from the vineyards covered hills of Chianti and Brunello to the barren geometrical cypress-crested moulds of the "Crete".

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN POGGIBONSI

Arrival in Poggibonsi, where you will be met by our representative who will drive you to your villa in Staggia near Castellina in Chianti.

DAY 2 - VILLA LECCHI/COLLE VALD'ELSA/SAN GIMIGNANO - KM 35

Departing from villa Lecchi, first you encounter the fortified town of Monteriggioni, its round distinctive shape dominating the surrounding plain; then Colle Val d' Elsa and its glass blowing artisans some of which you can visit. San Gimignano with its towers will request more time and a couple of hours of window shopping before starting back to Villa Lecchi.

DAY 3 – VILLA LECCHI/CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI/SIENA - 52 KM

A nice day through winding Chianti roads, in a landscape of luscious, vineyards and superb wineries to end in Siena to have an icecream on one of the most famous squares in Italy the Piazza del Campo.

DAY 4 – SIENA /BUONCONVENTO - KM 32

A nice day through winding Chianti roads, while the landscape is changing from luscious, vineyards to the more linear cypress-crested hills of the "Crete" near Buonconvento. Murlo is a nice little village on your way to the nice farm where you are spending the night. In summer you will be glad to get a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or in autumn a relaxing massage and a sauna at their beauty farm.

DAY 5 - BUONCONVENTO/MONTALCINO - KM 46

Rather difficult start, with fairly steeps slopes until you reach the asphalt. Then you head for The Monte Oliveto monastery. You will spend the night in a nice hotel in Montalcino the Brunello home land.

DAY 6 – SANT’ANTIMO ABBEY

Enjoy this fortified town from the bastions of which you will enjoy of a 360° view. The descending trail road lead you to the beautiful and peaceful church of Sant’Antimo where you may be able to listen to Gregorian chants.

DAY 7 – MONTALCINO/PIENZA/MONTEPULCIANO – KM 45

A very full day as from the thermal square of Bagno Vignoni, to Pienza, the renaissance jewell redesigned by the pope Pio the II to become a "liveable" town; Visit the town which is also an agricultural centre well known for pecorino cheese, and truffle production. A dirt road will take you to Montichiello a nice little village immersed in the "Crete". you can stop ther for a nice lunch or just for a cappuccino before continuing to Montepulciano known for its "Nobile" wine.

DAY 8 DEPARTURE.

Transfer to Chiusi train station.

PRICE ON REQUEST

This holiday is guaranteed with a minimum of two persons. The price will change should you wish to include additional sightseeing or extend your stay.

TYPICALLY INCLUDES

  • POA 7 nights accommodation sharing twin/double room
  • POA 7 nights accommodation in a single room
  • POA 6 days hybrid bike rental
  • POA 6 days road bike rental

Prices are for private arrangements and are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

Your holiday inclusions:

  • 5 nights Bed & breakfast accommodation at selected hotels/inns
  • 2 nights on a half board (breakfast & dinner) at selected hotel
  • Transfers as detailed in the Walking programme
  • Luggage transfer at each change of lodging
  • Detailed road book and maps

CYCLING THE TUSCAN HILLS - 8 DAYS BIKING TOUR
CYCLE HOLIDAY IN TUSCANY FROM SAN GIMIGNANO TO MONTEPULCIANO (CODE: SIR)

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