Alternatively, this can be run as a private guided tour, in which case you choose your own dates, as well as the levels of hotels and number of meals included. Ask us for a quote!
A ride in-between green hills, cypres trees, vineyards and medieval villages, one for the bucket list!
7 Unesco world heritage sites on our itinerary: Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, Florence, Pienza, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Val d’Orcia
from the 15th to the 22nd of May 2021
from the 19th to the 26th of June 2021
from the 10th to the 17th of August 2021
A fairy-tale journey to discover the Middle Ages charm and delights in Tuscany, amid medieval burgs, ancient tastes and fragrances, up and down between on the legendary Tuscan hills with their hundredths of shades …
Tuscany is probably the Italian region that is most famous around the world. The reason is simple: it is enchanting!
|Start / end place||Duration||Riding days||Hotels||Included meals|
|6||4 stars||7 breakfasts|
|Rest day||Total distance||Min-max /day||Tour /day||Route grading|
|Possibly day 4 in Florence||1250 km|
|6 – 8 hours||moderate|
Tour program details
Day 1: Meeting in Rome (Roma)
We meet in the afternoon in our hotel in Rome and go together to pick up the rental bikes. We all meet up before dinner for a short but important briefing, the time to explain a few simple rules for organizing and synchronizing things, thus ensuring that everyone has a safe holiday that is unforgettable for all the right reasons. Then we’ll break the ice and start forging some group spirit over a classic Italian pre-dinner aperitivo.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Rome; included meals: D.
Day 2: 220 km
Our tour begins with a beautiful ride beside Lake Bracciano and a look around the dying town of Civita di Bagnoregio, before venturing into the classic Tuscan landscapes of the Val d’Orcia (a UNESCO world heritage site). Lunch in a traditional trattoria is included, while you’re free to choose your own eatery in the gorgeous mediaeval town of Montepulciano, deep in wine country, where we overnight.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in area Montepulciano; included meals: B,L.
Day 3: 160 km
Today promises to be a real classic, with a ride among the famous vineyards and mediaeval hill towns that define Tuscany’s character. We roam through the beautiful Val d’Orcia and the Chianti hills, stopping to explore two absolute gems in this breathtaking area, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites: magnificent Siena and the pocket-sized masterpiece that is Pienza. The day concludes in the most sumptuous and romantic of all Italian cities: Florence. Time is a relative concept here, where every nook and byway takes you back to the court of the Medici with the Italian Renaissance in its glorious pomp. We spend two nights here.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Florence; included meals: B, D.
Day 4: 240 km
A great ride awaits through the Apennine mountains of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The motorcycling feast is topped off by two especially evocative visits to two spiritual havens nestling in the ancient forest: a monastery where St Francis spent much of his life, and Camaldoli Hermitage, where the tranquil atmosphere is balm for the soul. Then, to restore your equilibrium with some bodily sustenance, we tuck into a hearty mountaineers’ lunch of game and mushrooms. Back at base, you’re free to find your own place for dinner in Florence.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Florence; included meals: B, L.
Day 5: 200 km
There are two more UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the menu today. First is the beautiful mediaeval town of Lucca with its magnificent Renaissance heritage, notably the fully intact city walls. Next we head for Pisa to visit Piazza dei Miracoli and the famous Leaning Tower, not forgetting the cathedral, baptistery and monumental cemetery. To conclude the day, we chug into the timeless mediaeval gem that is Volterra, our billet for the night.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Volterra; included meals: B, D.
Day 6: 220 km
Tuscany’s coast is as lovely as its mountains, so it would be a shame not to have a day by the sea. So today we’ll be exploring the south-west of the region, starting with the impressive abbey ruins of San Galgano and a selection of the pretty villages freckling the fine landscape. A traditional Tuscan lunch is included, and you’re free to choose your restaurant in the magical atmosphere of the fairy-tale cliff-top village Pitigliano for dinner.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Pitigliano; included meals: B, L.
Day 7: 230 km
This is the last day of our tour and – like all the others – it’s packed with great biking and fascinating sights amid an endless supply of hills, bends and stunning scenery, including an important UNESCO-listed Etruscan necropolis. The route is a delight for the eyes and a thrill for the spirit, and it leads us back where we began, to our hotel in Rome. After returning the hire bikes, we round off our adventure together with a worthy farewell evening meal.
Overnight in 4-star hotel in Rome; included meals: B, D.
Day 8: Farewells in Rome
We say our goodbyes after breakfast, leaving you free to go home or explore further the magic of Italy on your own. There are plenty of opportunities to continue your trip that we can help you planning!
Included meals: B.
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