This eight night cycling holiday is, quite simply, outstanding in every way: the rich scenery, the fantastic hotels, the local cuisine, the exceptional wines... the list goes on!
You'll start off in Volterra, a beautifully preserved hilltop gem whose eclectic mix of Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance art and architecture has inspired artists and writers for centuries. From here, you pedal northeast along quite, rolling country lanes as you coast towards honey-colored Pancole, nestled in the Tuscan hills. The cycling is truly glorious as you continue via fortified towns and hill villages, to medieval Colle , from where you can also head to Florence and Siena for day trips. Then to Pescille, which is perfectly positioned overlooking San Gimignano. Your final strech takes you through a timeless and kaleidoscopic landscape of ochre-colored hills and verdant vineyards and gives you a real sense of achievement as you loop back to Volterra for your final night.
Superb *** and **** contrasting hotels, all with sparkling swimming pools, are an added highlight throughout this holiday. In Colle di Val d'Elsa, you stay in a fabulously restored C12 Benedictine abbey, complete with original frescoes, while in Volterra, your **** hotel has a panoramic infinity pool, with stunning sweeping views over the Tuscan countyside. Of course, you are in the heart of some of Europe's finest wine country too, so you'll never be short of tasting opportunities.
Note: This tour is rated 2 bike+ meaning that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging that an overall 2 bike rating.
|Meals||Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Pisa airport at 12:00 (pick up); transfer to hotel, 75 min, provided.|
|Tour Ends||Pisa airport by 11:05 (drop off, transfer provided).|
|Rail Options||Inquire for rail prices. Alternate airport, Florence and train to Pisa airport.|
|Singles||Add $56 per night.|
|Other details||We rate this tour 2 bike+, meaing that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging that the overall rating. Extra nights: we recommend Colle di Val d'Elsa, Florence, Siena or Volterra. Prices from $118 per person, per night, B&B ba|
|Hotels||**** (4 nights), *** (4 nights)|