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An unforgettable tour in Tuscany, well known for its sweet hilly landscapes, its art treasures, its culture, its great wines and its delightful cuisine.
This route conducts you through extraordinary valleys like Val d’Elsa, Chianti, Val d’Arno, Val d’Orcia, Crete senesi, via Francigena (ancient pilgrims´ route), across wonderful vineyards and hills. Cycling along pleasant minor roads in continuous sweet ups and downs, you will pass through Certaldo, birthplace of the novelist Boccaccio, San Gimignano with its one hundred towers, Volterra ancient and perfectly preserved medieval village on top of a hill and, last but not least, Siena, with its marvellous Piazza del Campo, a round space where the famous “Palio” takes place, its typical cathedral and the  noble palaces overlooking narrow medieval raods.

Technical info:
The routes are mostly wavy, with easy ups and downs; sometimes you find some steep slopes. Medium-easy, the route is predominantly asphalted; the dirty routes are in good conditions, there are 5-15 km of dirty road every day.

Day 1 Arrival and overnight in Siena.

Day 2 Siena – Brolio – Castelnuovo Berardenga – Asciano (km 49)
Highlights: Brolio Castle, the village of Villa a Sesta, the town of Asciano; the panorama of Chianti region with its vines and woods.

Day 3 Asciano – Monte Oliveto – San Giovanni d’Asso - Pienza (km 52)
Highlights: The monastery of Monte Oliveto, the medieval town of San Giovanni d´Asso, the monastery of Sant´Anna in Camprena and Pienza, the jewel city of the Renaissance.

Day 4 Pienza – S.Quirico – Montalcino – Buonconvento – Murlo (km 56)
Highlights: the old town of San Quirico, the town of Montalcino, the medieval village of Murlo

Day 5 Murlo – Radi – Sovicille – Monteriggioni - Colle Val d’Elsa (km 64)
Highlights: the walls of Monteriggioni and the old town of Colle Val d´Elsa

Day 6 Colle Val d’Elsa – Casole d’Elsa – Ulignano - Volterra (km 47)
Highlights: the town of Casole d´Elsa and Volterra

Day 7 Volterra – Il Castagno – San Gimignano – Certaldo (km 47)
Highlights: the city of San Gimignano and the old town of Certaldo
Transfer by train to Siena (not included)

Day 8 Departure.

What´s included:

  • Standard tour - 6 nights in 3* hotel and 1 night in 4*
  • Deluxe tour - 6 nights in 4* hotel and 1 night in 3* hotel with swimming pool (superior room)
  • Bike rental
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Insurance
  • Road book, maps, tourist information in English
  • Telephone assistance

The rate doesn’t include:
Ticket train from Certaldo to Siena, City tax where applicable, Meals and anything not mentioned in "What´s included"

Self Guided Bike Holidays

 

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