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Tour de Tuscan Villages – Cycling Holiday Tuscany

Style:Group Difficulty: Medium Length:7 days

This wonderful cycling holiday Tuscany seeks to give you the authentic Tuscan experience: the lesser known but equally beautiful villages, the local food & wine and the deep history of this understandably popular region of Italy. Filled with highlights, it’s no wonder Tuscany has captured the heart and soul of so many travellers.

Modern Italians have re-discovered this scenic area for its landscapes and spas, and we’re happy to offer you an opportunity to discover both of these elements and more.  Our cycle holiday in Tuscany is a tour through history as we visit small medieval towns and Etruscan sites, and then relax in resorts and thermal spa hotels. Bicycle this remote region of Italy from north to south through low vineyard and olive-clad hills along the Etruscan coast.  A cycling holiday in Tuscany is the holiday of a lifetime.

Cycling Holiday Tuscany 2015 Tour Dates: May 3-9, Sept 6-12 & Sept 27 – Oct 3

Tour Highlights

  1. Thermal spas, brilliant after a days riding with wine in hand!

  2. Fabulous Tuscan food with olive oil, tomatoes, basil & rosemary.

  3. Ridge rides with views across vineyards, cypress & olive trees & the Tyrrhenian Sea

  4. Etruscan ruins & age old Italian villages, off the beaten tourist path.

  5. 3 x 2-night stays means less time packing & more time exploring.

Itinerary at a glance   

Day 1
Arrive in Casciana Terme, take an optional ride or enjoy the natural spa in this renowned spa town, before our first group dinner.

Day 2
A loop ride through classic Tuscan villages & Pisan hills, including Lari with 16th century architecture. Cycling distance 41-49kms

Day 3
Today we head south to Pomaia, via beautiful Tuscan scenery, and a short but steep hill to the village of Castellina Marittima, before descending for a well earned group dinner. Cycling distance 41kms

Day 4
Following coastal Tuscany dotted with gorgeous less touristed villages, we head north via Bolgheri, a town famous for its' red wines. The hotel pool is welcomed before our group dinner. Cycling distance 64kms

Day 5
An easy or optional loop ride today. Perhaps a visit to the port town of Populonia, a walk around the village or lunch by the sea. Optional cycling distance between 25-60kms available.

Day 6
A ridge ride through quiet Tuscan villages ending at an agriturismo, a working farm of olives and wines, with gourmet cuisine and great accommodations.  A swim in the pool before our final group dinner. Cycling distance 55kms

Day 7
Say our sad farewells, swap some great pics and exchange emails and make arrangements for our onward journeys.

Testimonials & reviews

"What was your favorite experience on this trip? My husband would say the eating, especially the dinners which included all the local cuisine and made us branch out and try things we never would have. I would say the swimming pools and the thermal hot springs pool at the hotels. They were all beautiful! We also both enjoyed the curvy, beautiful roads through the hill-top towns, especially the cobbled towns, so picturesque!"  Willow L., Denver, CO

"We had a fantastic trip. Hotels were excellent. We thought the chalk markings to find the route were really great".   Sandra L., Miami, FL

 

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