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Tuscany: Siena, Chianti, Florence 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 3
The landscape of Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and evocative in Europe, with rolling hills laced with verdant vineyards and cypress trees lining the roads. You’ll pedal from one incredible view to the next, getting to know the lands of many great artists of the past, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. You’ll have the chance to visit the superb medieval town of Siena, as well as to admire Florence, the cradle of Renaissance. Last but not least, in this tour you’ll discover also picturesque villages where you’ll be tempted by the excellent Tuscan cuisine.
Heavy, with sloping landscapes dotted with steeper inclines, but not overwhelmingly so. The daily distance is about 40km. Though the daily routes are not too long, they can be strenuous, so we do recommend being in reasonably food physical condition for this tour.
If you would like to hire a bike (85 EUR) or e-bike (195 EUR) or helmet (15 EUR), please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
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Individual arrival at hotel
Siena – Radda in Chianti 45km
From Siena head north towards the beautiful village of Radda in Chianti. The remains of its ancient walls show the significance that this town had in the competition between Florence and Siena.
Radda in Chianti – Greve 40km
The route brings you to Greve over the rounded hills with beautiful views.
Greve – Florence 40km
You will cycle to Florence, capital of Tuscany, and admire the world famous artworks of Leonardo and Michelangelo.
Florence – Tavarnelle 40km
The village of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa has Roman origins. It is named after the ancient taverns offering accommodation and refreshment located along the road which linked Florence to Siena and thence to Rome.
Tavarnelle – Colle Val d’Elsa 45km
From Tavarnelle you cycle to Colle Val d’Elsa, which lies in the heart of Tuscany, in a strategically favourable position near the towns of Siena and Florence. It is situated on the via Francigena that connects Rome with the North. On the way you pass Certaldo, whose upper part has remained as it was in the Middle Ages. Further on you come across San Gimignano, which rises on a hill dominating the Val d’Elsa with its towers.
Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena 40km
From Colle Val d’Elsa you will cycle to the beautiful town of Siena, which is not only one of the most fascinating towns in Tuscany but is also in a particularly beautiful position, with lovely surroundings.
Departure after breakfast
Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen
in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.
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