Tuscany straddles the gentle Apennine hills in the heart of Italy, where cypress trees, olive groves, vineyards, and soft, verdant hills create a landscape reminiscent of Renaissance paintings. Giotto, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci traveled the same landscapes centuries ago, and fortunately, not much has changed. Their influence is evident in many towns and villages along the route, and as you ride quiet routes along sun-drenched ridges, you will enjoy expansive views over the landscape of their inspiration.
Beginning near Florence with a pickup at Poggibonsi or Siena, you will spend the first two nights in spectacular San Gimignano, famous for its abundance of stone towers. You will then cross to the Chiantigiana route through the premier wine region of Chianti. On your way toward the hills of Southern Tuscany, you will have ample opportunity to sample wine and honey, as well as being fuelled by the gastronomic indulgence of some of the region’s finest chefs.
After visiting Montepulciano and Montalcino, tasting what are perhaps Italy's most complex wines-the Vino Nobile and Brunello di Montalcino, and stopping to listen to the Gregorian monks chanting in an awe-inspiring cathedral, you will enjoy the evening ambience of your peaceful hotel in Pienza. Custom groups any time. If you can spare some extra time, we recommend that you plan to spend a day or more in Siena or Florence before or after your adventure, to see the riches this ancient these cities have on display.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Start: Siena train terminal 15:00, or Poggibonsi train terminal 16:00, day one
- Finish: Chiusi train terminal near Montepulciano 10:00, day eight
- Guided Cost: $3695 (per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, 5 light picnic lunches, 4 dinners, guide and van support, maps and route notes, luggage handling, taxes)
- Self-Guided: $2995 (per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, maps and route notes, luggage transfers, 2 required transfers, taxes)
- Single Occupancy: $685
- Bicycle Rental: Hybrid or Racing: $250
All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.
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