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Tuscany Biking: The Timeless Landscapes from North to South

Italy

from $4,298* per person 6 Days April-October
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 6
Operator: Backroads 26 people max
  • Florence, italy
  • Active & Adventure trips
Few things in this world live up to the hype. But everything you've ever heard about Tuscany is true. It's not a destination. It's an experience. Rides lined with cypress trees overlooking the patchwork vineyards below will stop you on your bike. And no view will compare to that view. Until you round the next bend and see another. It's a wonder anyone ever finishes the rides. And that's only what you'll see - imagine the wines and the flavors you'll experience.

  • The quintessential Tuscan journey - great for cyclists of all levels
  • Pedal our favorite Tuscan roads with ample shuttle support
  • Handpicked hotels that represent Tuscany's finest
  • Taste the region's finest wines with a local sommelier
  • Visit and dine with a Tuscan chef in his home

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Itinerary

Day 1 The quintessential Tuscan journey - great for cyclists of all levels  Sample fresh cheeses at an agriturismo before biking quiet roads past olive orchards, farmhouses and wheat fields At Relais La Suvera, succumb to la dolce vita with a swim, an aperitivo and a feast of exquisite Tuscan cuisine.

Days 2-3 Pedal rolling hills in the heart of Chianti to Monteriggioni, an impeccably preserved 13th-century walled village  We're welcomed guests at the private estate of Badia a Coltibuono to taste olive oils crafted under the care of Lorenza de'Medici Ascend to the ancient hilltop of Radda, the center of Chianti wine production Visit and dine with a Tuscan chef at his lovely villa.

Day 4 The narrow streets of Montepulciano, Italy's highest hill town, are yours to discover  Point your wheels toward southern Tuscany, where stately cypresses crisscross open rolling hills Our route leads through the chalk hills of the Crete Senesi, often depicted in 14th- and 15th-century Florentine paintings.

Days 5-6 Taste world-famous Brunello  In the lovely Val d'Orcia, climb through a sea of vineyards to Montalcino  Discover Pienza, renowned for pecorino cheese, exquisite ceramics and Renaissance architecture.

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