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Tuscany Family Biking: North of Siena

Tuscany Family Biking:  A Taste of Tuscany North of Siena Europe Italy Tuscan, Italy

from $2,998* per person 6 Days June-August
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 6
Operator: Backroads 26 people max
  • Florence, italy
  • Family & Friends trips

Is this the trip on which your kid develops an eye for Etruscan figurative art? Or learns the key features of Quattrocento Renaissance architecture? Maybe not. But it doesn't take a genius to know that Tuscany scores top marks for family fun. Enjoy miles of smiles on kid-approved routes. Discover ancient hill towns and climb a medieval tower. (Fueled by gelato, of course!) Taste truffles - and meet the dog that sniffs them out. Chianti tasting for the adults. Hands-on pizza making and watercolor lessons for the youngsters. Enjoy your perfect family adventure in Tuscany.

  • Iconic hill towns of San Gimignano and Radda in Chianti
  • Family-friendly routes past cypress trees, vineyards, grazing sheep and stone farmhouses
  • Tour a medieval abbey, now a private estate producing its own olive oil and honey
  • Savor classic Tuscan indulgences, including truffles and gelato
  • A night of pizza- and cookie-making for the kids, and wine tasting and feasting for the adults

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Tuscany Family Biking: A Taste of Tuscany North of Siena Europe Italy Tuscan, Italy

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Itinerary

Day 1 Family-friendly routes past cypress trees, vineyards, grazing sheep and stone farmhouses Enjoy a warm-up spin from the 16th-century chapel of San Vivaldo through picturesque countryside and quaint towns.

Day 2 Savor classic local delicacies, including truffles, pasta and gelato It's a quick downhill ride to Corrazzano, with a stop at Tartufi Nacci to learn about truffles Adults can taste this local delicacy in its many forms (think truffle oil, cheese and pasta), while kids accompany a truffle-sniffing dog on a hunt! Stop for a Backroads picnic in the town of Palaia.

Day 3 Iconic hill towns brimming with history En route to San Gimignano, pedal through Volterra, known for its alabaster and wealth of Etruscan and Roman ruins Kids dabble in watercolor techniques with a local artist, while grown-ups take in spectacular views of San Gimignano's towers from our scenic country abode.

Day 4 A special meal just for kids, and wine tasting and feasting for the adults After reaching Monteriggioni on two wheels, sit down to a leisurely lunch on your own Explore the shops in Castellina and treat yourself to a gelato Youngsters put together a well-rounded meal - pasta and cookies! - while adults taste notable regional wines and dine at a trattoria.

Days 5-6 Tour a medieval abbey, now a private estate producing its own olive oil and honey Wonderful vistas abound during a ride through the heart of Chianti Take a tour of Badia a Coltibuono (or "Abbey of the Good Harvest") before a gourmet picnic lunch A festive final evening provides the perfect ending to our trip.

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