Bike Tour: Southern Tuscany
6 Day Tour. April to October
Good 3-Star Hotel
1. April - 31. October
- DAY 1: Check into your Hotel
- DAY 2: Orcia Valley
Cycle through the picturesque Orcia Valley, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. The tour follows side roads and well-maintained bike paths through the scenic hills, and offers you the opportunity to visit such cultural gems as Penza and Bagno Vignoni.
- DAY 3: The Vineyards of Montalcino
High altitudes present the best views of the Montalcino vineyards and you’ll be cycling amongst defiant castles, medieval villages and noble wineries. At the finish of this tour and being in this region, a wine tasting is almost mandatory!
- DAY 4: The Chiana Valley
Ride through the fields and pastures of this valley (which is known for its white Chianina cattle) all the way up to the southeast corner of Tuscany where you can catch a glimpse of neighboring Umbria. The tour ends in Cortona, an early Etruscan settlement where, today, the medieval architecture provides a backdrop for the lively activity of the town with its nice cafes that all can enjoy.
- DAY 5: Through the Pasturelands of Crete Senesi
The Crete Senesi, south of Siena, is a fascinatingly barren landscape, that impresses with its wide cornfields, large pastures and lunar landscapes shaped by erosion. In no other area of southern Tuscany can you experience such a fascinating panorama from behind the handles of a bicycle. This tour is completed with a visit to the picturesque Benedictine monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
- DAY 6: Homeward Bound