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Guided Siena Bike Tour

Guided Siena Bike Tour
A Tuscany bike tour is perfect for foodies and cyclists alike. Our Guided Siena Bike Tour features culinary delights and breathtaking rides. You cycle from Renaissance Florence to Medieval Siena. You pedal through Chianti, Italy's most famous wine making region. While known for its wines, Chianti also produces smooth flavorful olive oils as well as fresh cheeses. You visit a 16th Century villa, tour their winery, and sample their full-bodied wines. You learn about Tuscan cuisine during a hands-on cooking class. You visit the Castello di Brolio a fairy tale castle with endless views. On this guided tour you have constant van support for refreshments, a lift up a hill, or just a place to stow a colorful piece of hand painted majolica pottery.
Day 1-2 Greve  Meet your guide in the center of Florence and drive to our bicycle storage in the Chianti countryside. A short bike ride takes you to a 16th Century villa where they make a ruby red Chianti Classico. You tour the winery and enjoy a guided wine tasting and lunch. After lunch a panoramic downhill leads you to the village of Greve. Your hotel is right on the central piazza. On Day 2 you pedal to a Renaissance villa for a hand’s-on cooking class. Using fresh local ingredients you prepare an antipasto, primo, secondo, and dessert.

Day 3 Radda  Pedal at your own pace to Radda. Along the way tour the picturesque village of Panzano. The landscape is classic Tuscan with gentle rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves. For lunch we ride to the Abbey of the Good Harvest (La Badia a Coltibuono). This 11th Century abbey is now privately owned. Enjoy a meal at their spectacular restaurant and tour their gardens and wine cellars. In Radda you stay in a four-star hotel in the historic center.

Day 4-5 Siena  Leaving Radda you bike south to Siena, a perfectly preserved Medieval town. Stop at a family-run ceramics shop and see colorful creations coming out of the kiln. The ride takes you off the beaten track past castles, sleepy villages, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Siena is best known for its bareback horse race known as the Palio. Your hotel is in the historic center and within easy walking distance of Siena's main sights.

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Price

US$ 1,300 per person
($200 Single Supplement)

Tour prices are based on double room occupancy. A single supplement is required for single room occupancy. Please note that in Italy single rooms are frequently smaller than double rooms. Groups of three can book triple rooms and avoid the single supplement.

(Siena Palio Surcharge)

During the Palio (Siena's famous horse race) hotel prices
triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 (per person) will apply if you stay in Siena 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/2, 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, or 8/16.

2017 Dates

October 2-6
October 24-28

5 Days, 4 Nights
Route Rating
Moderate: 10-20 miles (15-30 km) per day cycling over hilly terrain.

Meet / Finish
Florence / Siena
Highlights
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Winery visit with guided wine and oil tasting
  • Towns of Greve, Radda, and Siena
  • Beautiful Tuscan cycling (peaceful roads and van support)

What's Included
  • All lodging (3 and 4 star hotels)
  • All breakfasts
  • Two lunches
  • Cooking class with lunch
  • Winery visit and wine tasting
  • Private van transfer from Florence on day one
  • 4 beautiful rides. Extra miles available.
  • Use of high-end hybrid bicycle
  • Van support
  • Friendly bilingual guide

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Tour Summary
Map and Distances
Hotels
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Bicycles


Wineries and Castles
Dates don't work?
Consider one of our self-guided bike trips. We can schedule a self-guided bike tour whenever you want March 1 to October 31.

Have a group of four or more?
With a group of four or more we can schedule a guided bike tour when you want.