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Guided

Tuscan Coast Bike Tour

The southern Tuscan coast has remained delightfully undeveloped. Away from the region’s well-known beachfront playgrounds lies a more secluded world of hilltop towns, quiet beaches, and national parks. The coast is dotted with ancient villages free of beachgoing crowds. These small towns got their start as Etruscan or Roman fortifications built to keep seaside invaders at bay. Over the centuries these fortresses turned into enchanting hilltop towns with spectacular sea views. We stay in Massa Marittima and Campiglia Marittima delightful coastal towns with "maritime" names. These towns are not as well-known as other Tuscan destinations, but that is exactly what makes them special. On this bike tour we swim in the emerald waters of the Mediterranean, visit Etruscan archeological sites, and tour local wineries. The tour includes two nights at an Italian resort hotel complete with its own private beach and a spa built into a man-made grotto. On this tour you will experience the wonders of the southern Tuscan coast.

​Highlights

  • Overnight in coastal resort with spa

  • Two winery tours with tastings

  • Two Tuscan beach visits

  • Cheese cellar visit

  • Coastal scenary

  • Five spectacular rides

Price
US$ 2,500 per person, double occupancy

High Season Price (Jun 1 - Aug 31)
US$ 2,900 per person, double occupancy 

2021 Dates

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


Single Supplement
+ US$ 900 for single room occupancy
+ US$ 1,200 (high season, Jun 1 - Aug 31)

 

Length
7 Days, 6 Nights


Meet / Finish
Florence / Cecina

Route Rating
Moderate: 10-25 miles (16-40 km) per day over rolling terrain. Extra miles available.

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Daily Itinerary

 

Day 5:  Marina di Castagneto Carducci

Today you can take a day off from from the bike or join us for a scenic ride. After four days of cycling you might prefer to spend the day indulging yourself at the spa or relaxing on the sandy beach. If you want to ride we will be cycling inland to a cheese and cold cuts shop run by two exuberant brothers. We try aged pecorino in their cheese cellar and cured wild boar in a room brimming with Italian prosciutto.

Day 6:  Bibbona

The area north of Castagneto Carducci has become one of the most prestigious winemaking areas in Tuscany. Modern winemakers have planted French varietals on the rich soils that slope gently down to the sea. We visit Ornellaia, one of the most renowned vintners. After a tour and tasting we cycle to the fortified town of Bolgheri for lunch. From Bolgheri a we pedal through gently rolling countryside to a rural estate that has been transformed into a country inn. The inn has a a quiet setting and an inviting swimming pool with great views.

Day 7:  Cecina
On the last day of the tour we will drive you to a nearby train station in Cecina where you can make easy connections to Rome or Florence.

Day 1:  Massa Marittima

Massa Marittima. We meet in Florence and shuttle to Massa Marittima. After lunch a downhill ride leads to an Etruscan archeological site and ancient lake. You can take a dip in the lake before returning to Massa for our welcome dinner.

Day 2 and 3:  Campiglia Marittima

Zig zag on quiet farm roads through sunflowers, olive groves and wheat fields. Along the way we visit the Petra winery, a marvel of modern architecture. We tour the winery and have lunch at the property. Tonight we stay in Campiglia Marittima, a medieval castle set below a 10th Century fortress. Dinner is included on Day 2. On Day 3 we roll downhill to Baratti, one of Tuscany’s prettiest beaches. We have a seafood lunch on a terrace overlooking a large expanse of emerald sea (not included).

Day 4:  Marina di Castagneto Carducci

We roll through three coastal hilltowns and a cork forest on our way to Marina Castagneto Carducci. Our ride ends at a four-star beach resort. Our hotel has an extensive wellness center with pools, saunas, hot tubs, and Turkish baths. After relaxing at the spa, stroll to dinner at a beachside restaurant serving fresh local seafood. 

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.

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

 

Fenice Park Hotel
Massa Marittima (1 night)

The Fenice Park Hotel is an elegant hotel in the center of Massa Marittima. The hotel features large rooms, a swimming pool, air-conditioning and WIFI.

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Il Canovaccio B&B
Campiglia Marittima (2 nights)

This small B&B is located in a medieval building in the center of Campiglia Marittima. The rooms have been beautifully renovated preserving their Tuscan style.

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Tombolo Talasso Resort
Marina di Castagneto Carducci

(1 night)
Tombolo Talasso sits directly on its own beach. The hotel has a large spa with pools, saunas, hot tubs, and Turkish baths.

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Relais Sant'Elena
Bibbona (1 night)

This peaceful country inn has pretty views, an inviting pool, and an excellent restaurant.


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What's Included

Departure from Cecina, End of Tour

  • All lodging (three and four-star hotels)

  • Two nights in four-star hotel with spa and private beach

  • All breakfasts

  • Three dinners

  • One picnic

  • One lunch

  • Two winery tours

  • Cheese cellar tour

  • Private van transfer from Florence on Day 1

  • Private van transfer to train station on Day 7

  • Six beautiful rides

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

  • Van support

  • A friendly bilingual guide

  • Use of a helmet

On the last day of your tour we will shuttle you to the Cecina train station. From Cecina catch a train to Pisa (1 hour), Florence (2 hours) or Rome (3.5 hours).

 

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.

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Dates

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

Suprise!

This tour goes through Bolgheri, one of the most important wine making areas in Italy. This tour includes two nights at a 4-star hotel/spa right on the beach.

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.

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.