Welcome! After meeting at a convenient location in Rome (please refer to arrival details for more information on where to meet), we proceed by train to Chiusi and then by private transfer to our agriturismo just outside the charming hill town of Chianciano Terme. On arrival after settling in, our host Stefano, will welcome us with the first of our many wonderful meals comprised of local, often organic, produce.
Enjoy a local Italian breakfast before a cycle into the village of Chianciano Terme. The route takes us through gently undulating hills and through country paths en route to the village. Free afternoon to relax around the pool or explore the grounds of the agriturismo. This evening, watch a cooking demonstration of some local dishes, using ingredients from the area, and enjoy them for dinner. In the early evening, our host Stefano will take us through a cooking demonstration of some local specialties, which may include gnocchi with ricotta cheese or savory faro - the local regional grain)which you will then enjoy for your evening dinner.
Today we cycle up to the hill town of Pienza. Considered to be the epitome of a Renaissance town, and rebuilt in this style, the cycle up to this town is well worth the reward. We cycle up through the winding paths that cover many of the Tuscan hillsides and through hill-lined streets before we arrive. There is time to relax and wander around the town before we return to Chianchiano Terme. Approx. distance cycled - 22 km.
Today we rest our legs and enjoy an excursion to the beautiful Tuscan towns of Siena & Montalcino. Depart at 9.30am to travel 1hr by minivan to Siena. Take your time and stroll around the historic streets, maybe stopping for a gelato in one of the many beautiful Piazzas. In the afternoon we make a visit to the small hilltop town of Montalcino, where you will have time to enjoy the incredible picturesque views of this area of Tuscany.
Experience the quintessential Tuscan landscape with our cycling tour, during which we will stop in the classic medieval hilltop town of Montepulciano. This is the landscape you have dreamed of, with rolling hills, cypress trees and flower-bedecked villages - and cycling is an excellent way to appreciate it. Though getting up those slopes texes the legs and lungs somewhat, the appreciation of the soul-stirring views is all the greater for having worked to get them! Approx. distance cycled - 15km.
Enjoy a full day bike tour of the Tuscan lakes. Depart at 9.30am in the direction of Lake Chiusi. Cycle around the lake and then follow a cycle path through the Tuscan countryside to Lake Montepulciano. Stop for lunch at a natural oasis by the Sentieri della Bonifica, before returning to the agriturismo by 3.30pm. We return to Chianciano Terme for the evening. Approx distance cycled - 20km
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