Welcome to the picturesque Chianti region, a perfect place to be introduced to Tuscany. Ride out to the quaint and charming villages of the region. In Greve, discover the architectural history and extrordinary Italian food & wines that make this region so unique. Gaiole offers a preview of what were the battles for local power that dominated these lands for over a hundred years. Pedal through the stunning vineyards and villages of Castelnuovo Berardenga as well as the UNESCO Siena hills. You’ll ride the “Crete Senesi” and a section of “Le Strade Bianche” passing through Asciano and San Giovanni D’Asso. This experience will allow you to fully emerse yourself in the beautiful Tuscan region of Italy.
The tour takes you to luxurious hotels across the Tuscan region. The first three nights are at the Realis Il Vignale in Radda in Chianti with a panoramic terrace overlooking the Chianti Hills. The Restaurant is an authentic example of culinary excellence, paired with their local wines. The next hotel, Villa Curina is situated in Castelnuovo Berardenga. The hotel 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 is the final hotel for the tour in Bagno Vignoni it is situated in the UNESCO countryside, Val d’Orcia and is a 16th Century, historic building.
Dine out each evening at local restaurants and at your hotel on the more challenging ride days. The team will ensure you get to see and taste the best parts of the region. Each restuarant offers something different & our selection is designed to showcase the best food in the region. Lunches are served by your guide team in scenic locations along each route and feature healthy, fresh, seasonal produce designed to keep you riding all week.