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!
Meet at Florence Airport for a 1 hour group transfer to Radda in Chianti
Relax at our stunning hotel or join the warm-up ride, 19km, 300m
Enjoy a welcome meal with the group.
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.
Gaiole in Chianti loop, 52 km, 911 m
Option to extend the ride to 72 km, 1,300 m
A wonderful ride to the east of Radda in Chiante to the village of Gaiole. Enjoy lunch at a seafood trattoria (the chef is from Sourthern Italy!) & return home. Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting at the home of Chianti Classico. Enojy a free evening in Radda in Chianti.
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
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.
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.
In the afternoon there is an option to sign up to a traditional cooking class near to Pienza.
Celebrate the end of the tour with a spectacular evening meal.
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 5.
WINE TASTING IN CHIANTI
SPA WATERS OF BAGNO VIGNONI
TOUR OF TUSCANY INFORMATION
Enjoy full support from our team. You’ll be guided on the road by our local guides. 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. Our guides know the region well & speak the local language.
- 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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Osteria dell Orcia* * * *, Bagno Vignoni
Situated in the UNESCO countryside, Val d’Orcia is a 16th Century, historic building. The hotel will give you a Tuscan experience with its traditional food & Tuscan wine. Book a massage and embrace the green oasis.
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.
Arrive: Meet in Florence. A group transfer to Radda in Chianti is included & takes 1 hour and 10 mins. The transfer departs Florence train station at 11:00 am.
Depart: Choose a shuttle to Siena (1 hour) or Florence (2 hours). The transfer departs at 11:00 am.
Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance.
Cycling: 6 days of guided & supported cycling
Accommodation: 6 nights, 4* luxury Hotels
Food: Daily breakfast, ride nutrition, lunches & 5 evening meals
Fun: Chianti wine tasting
Bike Hire: Optional – 10% discount available
Transfers: Group transfers as described
Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.
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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