Tuscany’s rolling hills and valleys are covered in grape vines, cypress trees, olive groves, old stone farm houses and medieval hilltop villages. Although the terrain can be varied, we have provided for this by arranging all E-Bikes for this special program (electric bicycles, also known as “Booster Bikes”). E-bikes have an integrated electric motor which can be turned on and off whenever the cyclist needs a boost. Why not have the pleasure of cycling this fantastic region with the benefit of some extra power when you need it? In combination with the cycling excursions there will be scenic coach travel and enriching walking tours in the main city centres. A specialized bike guide will accompany us for all our cycling adventures and the walking tours will feature local guides who will enlighten us as to all the wonderful highlights unique to each city we visit.
The total distance we will cover will be 160 kms. (averaging 40 kms per cycling days) with a total ascent of 1500 meters. Sightseeing will include the spectacular Chianti region, medieval Siena, the charming village of Monteriggioni, traditional Lucca, Pisa with its leaning tower, the typically Tuscan towns of San Gimignano and Volterra, and romantic Florence.
Our home base will be Tavarnelle Val Di Pessa, a village in the middle of the countryside with rows of vineyards and cypresses surrounded by spectacular views. It is ideally situated midway between Florence and Siena, near to the “must see” towns of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. We will stay 7 nights at the Hotel Bogo Di Cortefeda, a 4-star superior property with spacious and comfortably furnished guest rooms. The hotel restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine and regional wines.
*** The tour will be limited to 25 participants who must be fit and active.