TRENCH TASTE OF TUSCANY

TRENCH TASTE OF TUSCANY

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ITALY

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19 - 28 Aug 2019

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Approx. US$4,275

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AU$5,934

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GBP£3,415

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€3,650.00

START LOCATION

RADDA IN CHIANTI

END LOCATION

PIENZA

DAYS

10

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

65KM | 40MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1000M | 3300FT

This Trench Tour delights the eye at every turn, and the taste buds at every meal. Our fantastic new tour in the Tuscan hills is ideal for all cyclists. The terrain is undulating, where the rider can set a rhythm that is more leisurely, tempo riding or up the effort on each rise, perfect for improving cycling performance. This tour is definitely not all cycling. The region is too diverse, interesting and delicious to ignore the off-bike fun.

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, visiting the towers of San Gimignano along the way. We spoil you with stopovers in the famous towns of Volterra and Siena and finish in hallowed Brunello territory on the beautiful slopes of Montalcino. This is World Heritage Tuscany, the epitome of the classically beautiful Italy that we all imagine.

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PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE MON 19 AUG | WELCOME DAY TWO TUE 20 AUG | RADDA LOOP DAY THREE WED 21 AUG | RADDA TO VOLTERRA DAY FOUR THU 22 AUG | VOLTERRA TO BOLGHERI DAY FIVE FRI 23 AUG | VOLTERRA TO SIENA DAY SIX SAT 24 AUG | REST DAY IN SIENA DAY SEVEN SUN 25 AUG | SIENA TO PIENZA DAY EIGHT MON 26 AUG | PIENZA LOOP TO SINALUNGA DAY NINE TUE 27 AUG | PIENZA LOOP TO MONTALCINO DAY TEN WED 28 AUG | GOODBYE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL FLORENCE DEPARTURE FLORENCE

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €3,650.00 | SINGLE ROOM €4,050.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE MON 19 AUG | WELCOME

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, light lunch, to shake out the cobwebs 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 TUE 20 AUG | 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 Eroica shop and its interesting owner in this delightful village before the ride back to Radda.
DISTANCE | 60KM | 37MI
ELEVATION | 1200M | 3900FT

DAY THREE WED 21 AUG | 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. Stunning!
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 3600FT

DAY FOUR THU 22 AUG | VOLTERRA TO BOLGHERI

Today we pedal our way through the Bolgheri wine region, stopping for lunch with a panoramic view to the Mediterranean Sea. The return from Castagneto Carducci to Volterra is by van, although those who would like a bit longer in the saddle are welcome to ride.
DISTANCE | 60KM | 37MI
ELEVATION | 850M | 2800FT

DAY FIVE FRI 23 AUG | 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 | 65KM | 40MI
ELEVATION | 850M | 2800FT

DAY SIX SAT 24 AUG | REST DAY IN SIENA

Today we take a day off the bike to visit Siena with a local guide, possibly 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 SUN 25 AUG | SIENA TO PIENZA

We farewell Siena and head towards the famous town of Pienza, crossing the Crete Senesi, the 'badlands' area west of Asciano. An optional 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 MON 26 AUG | 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 TUE 27 AUG | 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. Celebration dinner in delightful garden with valley views.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1300M | 4250FT

DAY TEN WED 28 AUG | GOODBYE

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

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

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

HOW MUCH RIDING DO I HAVE TO DO?

As much or as little as you want. It’s your holiday.  You determine how much you want to ride. You can, on any day, choose to cut a ride short, miss a climb, only do the downhills, have a rest day or ask for more!  The van is always handy if you choose not to ride, and a guide is always willing to do some extra distance if you wish. You just need to ask.

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