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4 NIGHTS

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3* & 4* HOTELS

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LEVEL 2

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199 – 265 KM

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2,500 – 4,000 M

TOUR OF TUSCANY

Welcome to Tuscany! Prepare yourself for breathtaking scenery & a magical landscape of green rolling hills, towering cypress trees and Tuscan villas. Bike along waves of vineyards and into charming villages. Chianti is a quiet region amidst the Renaissance atmosphere of Florence and Siena. The scenery and roads make it a
wonderful place to bike, which is why the Eroica Vintage Bike Race & Strade Bianche World Tour race sprint through here every year. This is a tour for lovers of cycling, great hospitality, fabulous wine & fabulous food. Let the good times roll!

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Meet at Florence Airport for a 1 hour group transfer to Radda in Chianti
Relax at our stunning hotel or join the first ride, the Greve & Volpaia loop, 46 km, 1,160 m
Cycle through the vineyards of Chianti to the ancient fortified village (& home to a cellar of world renowned wines) of Volpaia.
Evening with the group in Radda in Chianti.

Day 2:

Point to point ride to Castelnuovo Berardenga, 34 km, 460 m
Option to extend the ride to 74 km, 1,600 m

Journey south to Castelnuovo Berardenga, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch along the way.
Evening meal with the group in Castenuovo Berardenga

Day 3:

Point to point ride to the spa village of Bagno Vignoni
62 km, 1271 m

Enjoy a taste of the iconic strade bianche & discover the Crete Senesi region. Enjoy lunch along the way in San Quirico. Evening meal with the group in Bagno Vignoni.

Day 4:

Loop ride to Pienza, 57 km, 120 m

Ride to Pienza, a UNESCO site known for its Pecorino cheese. There is an option to extend the ride to Montalcino, known for it’s fabulous wine.

Celebrate the end of the tour with a spectacular evening meal.

Day 5:

Departures – guests can choose to shuttle to Siena (1 hour journey time) or Florence (2 hour journey time)

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

This is a tour designed for anyone who loves to ride! The route is fully supported & e-bikes are available for those preferring a boost up the climbs. The tour is designed for ‘all road’ bikes – routes are mostly paved but there are some sections on the white gravel roads of Tuscany on day 3.

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ANCIENT FORTIFIED VILLAGES
WINE TASTING IN CHIANTI
SPA WATERS OF BAGNO VIGNONI

TOUR OF TUSCANY INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Vehicle Support

Our Italian Tour Leader Mario will take care of every detail of your trip. He’ll give a daily breifing to the group & ensure everyone is comfortable using their navigation device. The support vehicle carries a range of snacks, drinks & ride nutrition to keep you fuelled throughout the day, as well as carrying spares for any mechanicals. The vehicle will be a regular points along each daily route. Our guides know the region well & speak the local language.

Quick Facts
  • Tuscany is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
  • Tuscany is a region in central Italy, it’s 23,000 sq m!
  • There are 8 locations in Tuscany designated as world heritage sites.

OUR ITALIAN TEAM

Mario

Mario is our native Italian guide, he hails from a little town called Conegliano, 40 km from Venice. A lover of the mountains, when he’s not guiding you’ll find him cross-country skiing.

Mario is a regular visitor to Tuscany, he loves to ride the gravel roads & has guided many trips in the region.

Ilaria

Ilaria is our fabulous trip designer who has been leading & designing cycling tours for over 10 years across Italy. In her own worlds she is a lover of fine wine, great food and everything that is first class quality! She’s also a cyclist & has worked for many years in the Italian hospitality industry. She has deep knowledge of this wonderful region & her goal is to make people’s vacation dreams come true!

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Tuscan Cuisine

This is a full board trip. Start the day with a delicious breakfast at our hotel. Ride nutrition, including fresh fruit, snacks & local treats are available throughout the tour from our support vehicle. Lunch is enjoyed en route at our favourite local trattoria’s or prepared by your guiding team & served al fresco in a scenic spot. Evening meals are memorable Tuscan extravaganzas, curated to give you a varied expereince of the region.

Evening meals are served with half a bottle of wine per rider (& unlimited water!). Any additonal drinks are at the riders expense. Impromptu coffee stops are also at the riders expense.

Tuscan Hospitality

Relais Il Vignale* * * *, Radda in Chianti
The perfect balance between prevailing silence and peacefulness. At the Relai Il Vignale you can truly relax in the spa, pool or lay down in the large flower-filled garden, featuring a panoramic terrace overlooking the Chianti Hills. The Restaurant is an authentic example of culinary excellence, paired with their local wines.

Villa Curina* * * * , Castelnuovo Berardenga
Villa Curina Resort stands in a small 16th century village, rich in history and charm. Enjoy its delicious, local products and embrace the terrace overlooking the Chianti hills, with Siena in the background.

Albergo Le Terme * * *, Bagno Vignoni
Le Terme Spa & Resort is in a 15th century building designed by Rossellino and used as a summer residence by Pope Pius II Piccolomini. Located in the beating heart of the village of Bagno Vignoni, the hotel is reflected in the famous Piazza delle fonti, a large thermal bath from the Etruscan era from which water flows at 49 degrees. Time to relax!

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a Basso, handcrafted in Bassano del Grappa in northern Italy, a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike.  All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. When you book your tour you'll receive a discount code for your bike rental, simply browse our collection of beautiful bikes & make your selection. 

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

2023 Trip Dates

13th – 17th May

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,099

Single Supplement €399

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: Meet in Radda in Chianti. We can arrange private transfers for you.

Depart: Finish in teh village of Bagno Vignoni – we can arrange private transfer for you to Siena (1 hour) or Florence (2 hours)

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance.

What's Included?

Cycling: 5 days of supported cycling
Accommodation: 4 nights, 3* & 4* luxury Hotels
Food: Daily breakfast, ride nutrition, lunches & 4 evening meals
Fun: Chianti wine tasting
Bike Hire: Optional – 10% discount available
Transfers: Optional – avialable on request

Group Bookings

Custom & Private tours available: contact us today!

Payment

Deposit: a €500 deposit will secure your place on the tour.
2nd Payment: 50% of the balance is due 6 months before the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

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