This single-center cycling tour introduces you to quintessential Tuscany; it has all the ingredients to create a wonderful lasting impression of this rightly famous region: the landscapes, the food, the people and, of course, perfect cycling routes.
This is not just a cycling holiday it is an immersion into local Tuscan life, from a cooking class to hot spa baths and the chance to taste local wines and olive oils. Sample the Vino di Nobile of Monepulciano, rich Pecorino cheese in Pienza or take a bath in Roman Bagno Vignoni.
The cycling cross-crosses the UNESCO World Heritage Val d'Orcia and the rich fertile Valdichiana. You'll pass nature reserves, glistening lakes, the fortress of Radicofani, sitting dominantly on a rock on the highest point in the region and cycle through medieval towns, all on quiet roads or countryside tracks.
Your base for the week is the modest but comfortable Agriturismo La Pietriccia, which stands on a hill with great views of Chianciano Vecchia. Stefano who runs the agriturismo will welcome you with his enthusiasm for everything to do with nature in the surrounding area. He will also lead the cooking course for you during your stay, and teach you all about the artisan products in the local area. The hotel produces 65% of what it serves on your table, and is surrounded by its own farm and orchards. There is a lovely terrace and swimming pool and lovely shady grassy area that looks out across the valley, where in the heat of summer you can take your dinner outside. If you wish to do both cycling and walking please call for details.
|Meals||Buffet breakfasts and 4-course evening meals. Wine and olive oil tasting included, cooking class included.|
|Tour Starts||Chuisi train station (Pick up) 14:49, transfer to hotel, 25 minutes.|
|Tour Ends||Chiusi train station (Drop off) by 10:54|
|Rail Options||Rome Termini to Chiusi 13:00/14:49. Return: Chiusi to Rome Termini 10:54/12:48.|
|Rail Supplement||Inquire for details and prices.|
|Singles||Add $65 per night|
|Other details||This tour is not suitable for children. Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.|