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Start San Quirico, in the heart of Val d'Orcia.
Start in the hilltop town of San Quirico D'Orcia, one of the most beautiful and charming medieval towns of the Orcia Valley.
Circular ride through classic Tuscan countryside via Pienza, the wine town of Montepulciano and thermal spa village of Bagno Vignoni.
Following an ancient pilgrimage route, the Via Francigena, we head towards Pienza, a charming town full of history and culture. From here we cycle to the wine centre of Montepulciano, famous for its Vino Nobile. We then head towards the mediaeval village of Monticchiello and on to Bagno Vignoni, before making our way back to the hotel.
Ride through vineyards and the walled town of Murlo to Siena.
A classic day's riding, showing Tuscany at its most picturesque. Following quiet roads, we head out of San Quirico with a first stop at Montalcino. We then descend on gravel roads via Castiglione del Bosco and the road to Murlo. From here we ascend the short but steep Rospatoio Pass and take a lovely road section via Ville di Corsano, as we approach the splendid Gothic town of Siena.
Free day in Siena to explore or relax.
Siena is one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns with one of the world's most gracious squares, the Campo.There is plenty to see in Siena and its sights are best explored on foot as the town is compact but hilly. There are many museums and buildings of interest to visit, such as the impressive Duomo. Alternatively you may choose to head out for an unguided ride.
Ride via Gaiole and Radda to Castellina in Chianti.
From Siena we head directly into the heart of Chianti. Our route takes us via some lovely small villages and hamlets, as well as some spectacular vineyards and castles, such as that of Castello di Brolio. Here there is the option to take a wine tasting of the some of the area's finest wines. We then cycle via Gaiole and Radda in Chianti, with options to ride to the abbey of Coltribuono, before our final section to Castellina in Chianti, where we stay for two nights.
Circular ride through the Chianti hills via San Gimignano and Monteriggioni.
From Castellina, we travel through some lovely countryside before taking an amazingly scenic descent into the lower valley. From Poggibonsi we head towards the distant towers of San Gimignano nestling between the hills and small hamlets. San Gimignano is sometimes crowded, but this does not take away from what is one of the most interesting sights in Tuscany. We spend a few hours enjoying the atmosphere, walking by the walls and admiring the town's high towers. Our return route passes through the quieter Colle di Val d'Elsa, and on to the walled town Monteriggioni, before returning to Chianti and the quiet roads leading to our lodge. There is an option to take a transfer back to Castellina from Monteriggioni.
Cycle to Florence via Panzano and Greve in Chianti.
We depart from our hotel and start riding a spectacular road towards San Donato in Poggio and on to Panzano in Chianti. We then take quiet backroads to the walled mediaeval village of Montefioralle and on to Greve in Chianti. Here we have time for lunch and to admire the market square, before heading towards Stada and Impruneta, known for their local terracotta production. We finish by taking a panoramic road towards Florence, cycling all the way to Piazzale Michelangelo for a final group shot. We will arrive in Florence in the early afternoon, giving you time to start exploring this wonderful city of the Renaissance including the Cathedral and Baptistry – the oldest building in the city. Also see the Ponte Vecchio, the superb bridge over the river Arno, lined with goldsmiths and the most famous symbol of the City.
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