Level 3, hilly region, some uphill and downhill stretches, side roads. Entering and exiting the cities may be with some traffic. For bikers with condition and experienced bikers.
From Siena you start to head north towards the beautiful village of Radda in Chianti. This town is situated on a hill covered with woods and extensive vineyards. In Radda the best olive oil of the region is being produced.
Today on your bike leg leads you through the gentle hills of the Tuscany. A breathtaking view and landscape will accompany you through the famous wineyards of the Chianti region.
Florence - the capital of Tuscany - is located on the banks of the river Arno, in the very heart of Italy. Enjoy this very unique city when drinking your café latte on the Piazza della Signoria with the sculpture of David by Michelangelo in your sight. Don't miss a visit of the world famous "Uffizi Gallery".
The village of Tavernelle Val di Pesa has Roman origin; it is named after the ancient taverns offering accomodation and refreshments - located along the road which connected Florence to Siena and then onto Rome. The territory of Tavernelle, like the entire Chianti region, has a particularly rich heritage of rural buildings: churches, oratories, chapels, villas and farms.
San Gimignano, which is located on a hill will enchant you today - its towers (built in the 11th and 13th centuries) are dominating the entire Elsa Valley. You continue on to Certalod, where you can visit the "Palazzo Pretorio". Your aim today - Val d'Elsa, is situated on the Via Francigena - a is a historical itinerary leading to Rome from Canterbury, a major route which in the past was used by thousands of pilgrims on their way to Rome.
From the Val d'Elsa valley you cycle back to the beautiful town of Siena. Siena preserves its medieval character to a remarkable degree, and has been largely unspoilt by new buildings. Its beautiful Gothic buildings include the Cathedral and Palazzo Pubblico on the cahracteristic Piazza del Campo with its tower (La Mangia), as well as numerous churches.
Individual departure or extension.
Arrival days: every saturday
Dates: Apr 19 - September 27, 2014
extra dates from 6 persons possible on request.
Airport: Pisa, Florence
Train station: Siena
Parking: free parking place about 1 km far away from hotel, reservation necessary
Transfer: bus + train, Florence airport - Siena, about 2 hours, € 15
bus Pisa airport - Siena, about 2 hours, € 15
Accomodation: 2-3* hotels, inns
+ 7 nights in room with private facilities, bed & breakfast
+ luggage transport
+ handle bar bags with maps and information material per room
Bicycles incl. panniers:
27 speed Unisex and gents bikes, with lock, cyclometer and repair kit.
Extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults: EUR - 100
minimum number of participants: 2
dinner option: dinner is mostly served in restaurants.
3-course meal, drinks are not included, payable on site.
6x dinner included (no dinner in Florence!)
visitor´s tax not included in price: payable on site! (€ 10-15), no e-bike possible.
If you book an extra night in Florence: ON REQUEST, because extra luggage transfer!
PRICES PER PERSON IN €
BICYCLE INCL. PANNIERS
cycle helmets rental (reservation necessary)
children bikes, trailer, tagalong, children seats
*6x dinner, in Florence breakfast only