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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Aug 31, 2014
  • From $3,298 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Top-notch Wine, rich culture, impressive history, pastoral countryside, and world-renowned cuisine await you on this 6-day bike tour through Tuscany.

  • Biking
  • Cultural
  • Wine / Gourmet

Activity Level: Difficult

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Welcome to your classic Tuscan adventure – to six full days of mouth-watering food, rolling vineyards, weathered hillside villas, and vibrant cities brimming with art, history, and old-world charm.

  • Pedal the vineyard-clad hills of Chianti Classico, soaking up a quintessential golden-green Tuscan landscape dotted with sheep,castelli, cypress trees, and olive orchards
  • Visit the marbled Duomo in Siena on a guided walk and savor a homemade lunch served by Mamma Licia in the village of Chiusure
  • Bike to Monteriggioni, a village surrounded by 14 medieval towers, and explore the quaint streets, art galleries and gelaterie in San Gimignano
  • Dine as the Medici family once did on crostini ai funghi porcini (a Tuscan specialty: toast with mushrooms), ossobuco alla Toscana and homemadetorta, washed down with a glass of bold Chianti or crisp Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Group of bikers in Tuscany
Photo: Group of bikers in Tuscany

One of my favorite lunches in Tuscany is in a tiny village where the tables are set in a narrow square, just for us. Mamma Licia brings our hard cheeses, cold meats, breads, salads and vino rosso, or course. The best are the tomatoes - they taste just like they were meant to. When I look around - at the happy face of soon-to-be friends, at the perfect little square - the world comes to a standstill.

Ron van Dijk European Expert

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6 days/5 nights

Florence, Italy (FLR)

Day 1: Siena
Day 2: Siena
Day 3: Siena
Day 4: San Gimignano
Day 5: Artimino
Day 6: Florence (departure)

Nights 1 - 3: Hotel Villa Scacciapensieri

A heaven of greenery and peacefulness, the Hotel Villa Scacciapensieri is located in the city, yet it’s surrounded by its own garden and a luxurious park of oak trees. Its peaceful and traditional setting is ideal for relaxing the mind and body.

Night 4: Hotel la Cisterna

Located in San Gimignano, a town of fairytales with medieval towers, the Hotel la Cisterna is an atmospheric four-story hotel housed in a stone-walled 14th-century palace. Youʼll be surrounded by splendid views and the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Night 5: Hotel Paggeria Medicea

Rustic style meets maximum comfort at the Hotel Paggeria Medicea. Situated on a peaceful location, this hotel offers stupendous views of the surrounding hills while offering the highest level of hospitality.

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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Aug 31, 2014
  • From $3,298 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Departure Dates

  • Apr 06 2014
  • Apr 13 2014
  • Apr 20 2014
  • May 11 2014
  • May 18 2014
  • Jun 08 2014
  • Aug 31 2014
  • Oct 12 2014
  • Oct 19 2014

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. The vineyards: the Tuscan region is universally acclaimed for its classic wines and natural beauty.
  • 2. The shopping: The picturesque open air markets are the perfect place to find leather goods, paper goods, stunning jewelry and marvelous art.
  • 3. The gastronomical delights: The finest extra-virgin olive oil comes from Tuscany. It's one of the main ingredients of the region's cuisine as well as beans, herbs, ham and salami.
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