TUSCANY G&M TOUR

TUSCANY G&M TOUR

Water

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ITALY

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07 - 16 Jul 2018

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START LOCATION

RADDA IN CHIANTI

END LOCATION

PIENZA

DAYS

10

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

60KM | 40MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1000M | 3300FT

This custom group have returned to make our Tuscany tour their very own. A special Tuscan cycling holiday that delights the eye at every turn, and the tastebuds at every meal.

We take you on a journey that begins in the hills of Chianti tasting wines of the same name. Then on to the Bolgheri area famous for Sassicaia wines, and finish in hallowed Brunello territory on the beautiful slopes of Montalcino. Join Peter and Max for a hill top heaven, cycling and wining adventure.

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | DINNERS | WELCOME LUNCH | FULL GUIDE AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GARMIN GPS LOAN UNIT | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING JERSEY, BIB-KNICKS, SOCKS | DAYPACK | GROUP TRANSFERS FROM AND TO FLORENCE | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE SAT 7 JUL | WELCOME RIDE DAY TWO SUN 8 JUL | RADDA LOOP DAY THREE MON 9 JUL | RADDA TO VOLTERRA DAY FOUR TUE 10 JUL | VOLTERRA TO BOLGHERI DAY FIVE WED 11 JUL | VOLTERRA TO SIENA DAY SIX THU 12 JUL | REST DAY IN SIENA DAY SEVEN FRI 13 JUL | SIENA TO PIENZA DAY EIGHT SAT 14 JUL | PIENZA LOOP TO SINALUNGA DAY NINE SUN 15 JUL | PIENZA LOOP TO MONTALCINO DAY TEN MON 16 JUL | GOODBYE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL FLORENCE DEPARTURE FLORENCE

FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE SAT 7 JUL | WELCOME RIDE

Early morning group transfer from Florence to Radda in Chianti. Check in to our delightful hotel, followed by bike set up. A wonderfully easy ride after a delicious, introductory lunch, to get the body moving again after travelling. We take a winding route through the vineyards surrounding Radda with views across the Chianti hills. Welcome to Tuscany!
DISTANCE | 28KM | 18MI
ELEVATION | 400M | 1300FT

DAY TWO SUN 8 JUL | RADDA LOOP

An enchanting ride in the Chianti hills to Gaiole, famous for being the start of the legendary Eroica Race. This race is where you have to ride a vintage bike on the unsealed roads of Tuscany, the 'Strade Bianche'. We'll visit the bike museum in this delightful village before the ride back to Radda.
DISTANCE | 60KM | 37MI
ELEVATION | 1200M | 3900FT

DAY THREE MON 9 JUL | RADDA TO VOLTERRA

This a beautiful ride in the heart of the Chianti region, winding up and down through vine clad hills to San Gimignano. After stopping to explore a little of this famous village of towers, we ride the final climb of the day to the ancient, hilltop town of Volterra.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 3600FT

DAY FOUR TUE 10 JUL | VOLTERRA TO BOLGHERI

Today we pedal our way through the Bolgheri wine region, stopping for lunch and superb wine tasting. The return from Monteverdi Marittimo to Volterra is by van, although those who would like a bit longer in the saddle are welcome to ride.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 1000M | 3300FT

DAY FIVE WED 11 JUL | VOLTERRA TO SIENA

We say goodbye to Volterra and hello to Siena! The ride is fantastic, winding through charming villages, until the intriguing city of Siena is before us. We'll have time to wander through Siena before dinner.
DISTANCE | 68KM | 42MI
ELEVATION | 900M | 2950FT

DAY SIX THU 12 JUL | REST DAY IN SIENA

Today we take a day off the bike to visit Siena with a local guide, climbing up the Torre del Mangia which will give you a bird's eye view of the town. In the afternoon there is the choice of an optional trip to the Terme di Rapolano, and some relaxation in the spa, or free time for shopping!

DAY SEVEN FRI 13 JUL | SIENA TO PIENZA

We farewell Siena and head towards the famous town of Pienza, crossing the Crete Senesi, the 'badlands' area west of Asciano. We'll stop to visit the beautiful Abbey of Monte Oliveto before we arrive at out final destination, gorgeous Pienza.
DISTANCE | 78KM | 48MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 3600FT

DAY EIGHT SAT 14 JUL | PIENZA LOOP TO SINALUNGA

Today's route takes us to the delightful village of Montepulciano, famous for wine and its steep little streets. Then a relatively flat course to Sinalunga before a lovely, undulating course back to Pienza.
DISTANCE | 60KM | 37MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 3600FT

DAY NINE SUN 15 JUL | PIENZA LOOP TO MONTALCINO

We've saved the best ride for last with the spectacular scenery of the heritage listed Val d'Orcia. This is the Tuscany you have imagined. We visit Montalcino, home of one of Italy's finest wines, the renown Brunello.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1300M | 4250FT

DAY TEN MON 16 JUL | GOODBYE

Group transfer to Florence.
Time to say farewell, until next time!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | LUNCHES | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | GUIDE GRATUITIES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

WHAT KIND OF CYCLISTS TAKE YOUR TOURS?

There is no mold! We have had cyclists from 18-72 years of age, some choosing easy, others choosing extremely challenging tours. We firmly believe we have something for almost all cycling abilities. Use the Element and Difficulty Rating to help you select a tour that suits what you want.  We're happy to talk it over with you if you're unsure.

CAN I HIRE A BIKE?

You can!  Check out the details of hiring one of our high-end Cipollini road bikes.

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