View of Tuscan town - Italy

Tuscany – Italy

Tuscany Discovery: From Hills to the Sea Bike Tour

Guided 7 days € 2,350

From splendid Siena to the unique Elba Island. This 7-day road bike tour is an exciting journey through the beautiful Tuscan countryside down to the majestic coastline and the Mediterranean Sea.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
> 2000 m
Distance
325 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

The spectacular Tuscan countryside awaits

This fantastic seven-day road bike tour starts in the wonderful town of Siena, travels over the spectacular Tuscan countryside before crossing the Mediterranean to the island of Elba, Italy’s third largest island after Sardinia and Sicily. 

We’ll cycle over the region’s green undulating landscape, from Tuscany’s vineyards down to the Mediterranean Sea, before exploring Elba during two full days of cycling. Experience the landscape from within and discover the sights and smells of each unique area from the saddle of a bike. What better way to immerse yourself in nature and in the local culture. 

As part of the Classic Tuscan Experience tour, you’ll stay in fantastic hotels and eat at carefully selected restaurants known near and far for their incredible cuisine. It is the perfect opportunity not only to discover local food and wine, but also to fuel up for each day on the bike. The Tuscany Discovery tour is best enjoyed out of the peak season in spring and autumn, when the roads are quieter and the days are not as hot. The tour is divided into stages, which are best suited to cyclists with an intermediate level of training. But rest assured that you will be accompanied throughout the trip by a minibus and our expert guides, in case any unforeseen issues arise.

Start point
Siena
End point
Procchio
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Siena Airport
Flying out
Siena Airport

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Traditional spanish tapas selection

Incredible Cuisine

Sample some of the most delicious Italian cuisine, which, if it’s possible, will taste even better after a long day in the saddle. Many of our routes also take us through world-famous wine regions where we’ll get the chance to taste some of Italy’s best wines.

Luxurious Stays

Each night you’ll sleep in a different luxurious, top-quality hotel along the route, offering a very pleasant stay after each full day of riding. The hotels are chosen specifically based on their location in charming coastal villages as well as their proximity to the start and end of each route, so you can focus on some well-deserved R&R.

Sunset in Asciano Tuscany - Italy

Incredible Landscapes

Italy is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, from soaring mountain peaks to vast green vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see, as well as stunning coastlines that invite you to sit back, relax and soak up the sunshine.

Tour destination

TUSCANY - ITALY

Tuscany is at the top of many road cyclists’ bucket list. It is a dream riding location given its long empty roads that sweep across undulating countryside, and some of the Strade Bianche routes come along these very roads. It is home to world famous cities such as Florence and Pisa, as well as countless romantic Renaissance villages, perched atop the hills and mountains overlooking the vast green countryside below. We’ve planned this tour in order to show you the best of the best of Tuscany and the island of Elba, the largest of the Tuscan archipelago.

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  • Weather

    Italy has a wonderfully pleasant climate with mild sunny winters and hot steamy summers. It is a fantastic year-round location for cycling, especially during the off season, when you can enjoy quieter roads and cycle all day long without having to avoid the midday heat.

  • Terrain

    From undulating green fields of vineyards to soaring mountains and glistening coastline, this area of central Italy really has it all. It is home to some tough climbs and beautiful descents, but also flatter landscapes and sweeping roads that make for a much calmer riding experience. Hot summer days can get quite dusty, so make sure to pack your glasses and a face covering in case you find yourself in the middle of the peloton!

  • Culture

    Italian culture and people are known around the world for being warm, welcoming and friendly. Not only will we get to see some incredible sites and meet some wonderfully kind people, we will also get to taste some of Italy’s best food and wines, grown and produced in the very regions we’ll be riding through. This tour really is an all-round Italian experience and adventure, certainly one that will leave you wanting to extend your stay!

Accommodation during your tour

Luxury Accommodation

Throughout the tour

Each night we’ll be staying in luxurious, top-quality accommodation along our route, offering a very pleasant stay after each full day of riding. The hotels are chosen specifically based on their location in charming coastal villages as well as their proximity to the start and end of each route, so you can focus on some well-deserved R&R. They are small and cosy locations with a traditional Italian feel. Breakfast and dinner are included in fabulous restaurants near the hotels, selected by our local team who know exactly where we will find the most delicious local and fresh cuisine.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Siena – Chianti Hills Loop
  • Distance
    72 km

Today’s route: Siena to Chianti Hills Loop

Distance: 72 km

The first day of your tour will kick off with a wonderful ride around the Chianti Hills, famous around the world for producing the spectacular wine of the same name. We will set off from the hotel in Siena and ride north in the direction of Gaiole in Chianti. These rolling hills create the perfect backdrop for the first day of our tour, a true Italian welcome surrounded by vineyards in an extraordinary landscape.

From Radda in Chianti we’ll head to Castellina in Chianti, where we’ll enjoy a cappuccino and ice cream. We’ll then continue to ride over the undulating landscape amidst breathtaking views and passing through romantic mediaeval villages. Once back at the hotel, spend the afternoon relaxing in the swimming pool and getting ready for our delicious dinner in Siena.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Siena

When best to fly in: in the morning on the first day of the camp

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport best option: Siena

When to leave: last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Luxury Accommodation

    6 nights in charming 4* hotels, in a double/twin bedroom with breakfast included.

  • Transfers

    Transfer from the arrival airport to start of the tour and transfer from the end of the tour to the departure airport

  • Daily Luggage Transfer

    The support vehicle will transport your luggage to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials with you.

  • Bike Guide and Assistance

    There will be a guide riding with you as well as also having access to mechanical assistance throughout the tour.

Cycling bottle
Extra
Bike rental
Only €190 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, quality carbon road bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every hire so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

Giant TCR Advanced 2
Giant TCR Advanced 2

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Single room
    €350 for the entire tour

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €350 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

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Sunday 25 September 2022
Saturday 1 October 2022
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