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.

​Highlights

  • Hands-on cooking class

  • Winery and olive mill tour with guided wine and oil tasting

  • Castle visit

  • Towns of Greve, Radda, and Siena

  • Beautiful Tuscan cycling (peaceful roads and van support)

Price
US$ 1,300 per person, double occupancy

2020 Dates

Email us your dates. We can schedule the tour when you want.

Single Supplement+ US$ 200 for single room occupancy

 

Length
5 Days, 4 Nights


Meet / Finish
Florence / Siena

Route Rating
Moderate: 15-20 miles (24-33 km) per day over hilly terrain. Extra miles available.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 4 and 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. Tour the grounds of the Brolio castle and sample their best red.  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.

Day 1 and 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 In Chianti

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.

 

Siena Hotel Supplement During Palio

During the Palio (Siena's horse race) hotel prices triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 per person will apply for if you stay in Siena Jun 29-30, Jul 1-2, or Aug 13-16.

What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

Siena Hotel Supplement During Palio

During the Palio (Siena's horse race) hotel prices triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 per person will apply for if you stay in Siena Jun 29-30, Jul 1-2, or Aug 13-16.

What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

Siena Hotel Supplement During Palio

During the Palio (Siena's horse race) hotel prices triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 per person will apply for if you stay in Siena Jun 29-30, Jul 1-2, or Aug 13-16.

What if it Rains?

On self-guided tours there is no van support. But, we do move your luggage. If it rains you can catch a ride with us when we move your bags, just call to make arrangements.

Siena Hotel Supplement During Palio

During the Palio (Siena's horse race) hotel prices triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 per person will apply for if you stay in Siena Jun 29-30, Jul 1-2, or Aug 13-16.

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Lodging

Albergo del Chianti
Greve in Chianti (1 night)

Located in an 11th Century building on the main piazza of Greve, this family-run hotel has a salt-water pool, air-conditioning, and a restaurant.

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Hotel San Niccolo'
Radda in Chianti (2 nights)

This four-star hotel is located in a 15th Century palace. The rooms feature wooden ceiling beams, terracotta floors, and marble bathrooms.

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Hotel Athena
Siena (1 night)

A modern four-star hotel with all of the comforts. The Athena is located in the historic center and offers a beautiful terrace with views of Siena.

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What's Included

  • All lodging (three and four star hotels)

  • All breakfasts

  • Two lunches

  • Cooking class with lunch

  • Winery visit and wine tasting

  • Private van transfer from Florence on Day 1

  • Four beautiful rides (extra miles available)

  • Van support

  • Friendly bilingual guide

  • Use of a high-end bicycle (hybrid, road bike or e-bike)

  • Use of a helmet

  • Souvenir water bottle to keep

Departure from Siena, End of Tour

The bike tour ends in Siena. Siena is well connected to Florence and Rome by trains and busses. We will be happy to assist you with your post-tour travel plans.

Want to Save?

Consider one of our self-guided bike trips. We can schedule a self-guided bike tour whenever you want March 1 to October 31.

Our Dates Dont Work?

We may be able to offer the dates you want. Email us with the dates you prefer.

Siena Hotel Supplement During Palio

During the Palio (Siena's horse race) hotel prices triple. A surcharge of US$ 100 per person will apply for if you stay in Siena Jun 29-30, Jul 1-2, or Aug 13-16.

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