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Tuscany - Italy

Classic Tuscany Road Bike Holiday – Self Guided 🇮🇹

8 days | Italy | $2231

Immerse yourself in the purest beauty. This memorable bike holiday takes you to the heart of Tuscany, among superfine red wines, olive groves, and hills designed by cypresses. Simply breathtaking.

Distance
302 km

Gain
5488 m

Road
Road

Temp
24°C

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Overview

Overview

EXPLORE CLASSIC TUSCANY BY BIKE AT YOUR OWN SPEED

Flying in:

Florence

Start point:

Asciano

Flying out:

Florence

End point:

Asciano

Immerse yourself in the purest beauty of Italy. This memorable road bike holiday takes you to the heart of Tuscany, among superfine red wines, olive groves, and hills designed by cypresses, wonderful historic centres, and cheerful locals.

You will ride from the Crete Senesi to the lands of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino, passing the “ideal city” of Pienza. Then the medieval atmosphere of Siena and San Gimignano will welcome you. And finally, the Chianti Classico and the romantic routes of the Eroica will close your wonderful journey.

This self-guided tour includes GPS tracks and detailed maps on all the routes for you to follow the itinerary at your own pace. All your luggage is transported from hotel to hotel by our support van. If you run into any issues, the helpful team will be there to assist.

Highlights of your trip

Rolling Landscapes

Tuscany's landscape is dreamy and alluring for every road cyclist. These rolling roads beg to be ridden, surrounded by some of Italy's best countryside. Trust us when we say you will definitely fall in love with Italy here.

Charming Accommodation

Each hotel is carefully selected in dreamy locations. You'll feel well rested after each day in the saddle throughout your trip. Every hotel is of a high standard with fantastic facilities to make the trip even more memorable.

Self Guided

Pedal at your pace following the maps and tracks provided during the pre-tour briefing at your arrival. We'll advise you where to stop for lunch and sightseeing along the way. Technical assistance will be available throughout if needed.

Destination

Destination

TUSCANY - ITALY

Dusty roads and rolling countryside – Tuscany is a dream to ride. Road cyclists should be adding this Italian gem to their hit list. After all, if it's good enough for the pro's then it's good enough for us! Pedal the same routes that are used in the Strade Bianche and discover why we're mad about Tuscany.

Weather

Boasting warm and mild weather all year round, Tuscany really is a dreamy destination. The height of summer can get too hot for some in the midday sun. So if you prefer slightly cooler temperatures, perhaps book for spring or autumn dates for a more comfortable ride.

Terrain

Dusty, hilly, and rolling. The roads run beautifully through Italy's interior with tough climbs and fun descents to tackle. Hot summer days really do kick up the dust. Don't forget your glasses and a face covering if you are normally at the back of the peloton!

Culture

Warm and welcoming. Italian hospitality is famous across the globe. Be prepared to be blown away by hearty food and rich flavours, incredible wines, and the all important family feeling that runs throughout the region. Tuscany will leave an imprint on you after your visit.

43.7711° N, 11.2486° E

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Il Molinello Agriturismo

4* Hotel, Asciano

Localita Molinello 148, 53041, Asciano Italy

Il Molinello is a cosy accommodation in the rolling hills east of Siena, better known as the Crete Senesi. Alessandro and Elisa produce high-quality extra virgin olive oil. If you want a super local experience, this is definitely the place!

This family-run farm is the perfect place to start your Classic Tuscany tour.

Accommodation

Hotel Corsignano

4* Hotel, Pienza

Via della Madonnina 11, 53026, Pienza Italy

Beautiful, functional and, above all, ecological. This is our comfortable 4-star hotel, set in the frame of Tuscany’s most beautiful and unspoilt area, reaching from Pienza to the Orcia-Valley, passing along the colourful roads you have always dreamed of.

Another beautiful stop along the journey of this Classic Tuscany tour.

Program

Program

Day 1

Welcome and warm up ride

Tour briefing, bike fitting and warm up ride

Arrival in Tuscany, shuttle or individual arrival at our accommodation in Asciano countryside. Tour explanation, delivery of tour documentation, and careful bike fitting, then possibly warm up ride to the pretty medieval town of Serre di Rapolano.

Overnight: Asciano
Included: Dinner

Day 2

Asciano to Pienza

Distance

50 km

Climb

1098 m

Distance

50 km

Climb

1098 m

Day 3

Pienza to Montalcino

Distance

43 km

Climb

890 m

Distance

43 km

Climb

890 m

Day 4

Montalcino to Siena

Distance

55 km

Climb

850 m

Distance

55 km

Climb

850 m

Day 5

Siena to San Gimignano

Distance

60 km

Climb

950 m

Distance

60 km

Climb

950 m

Day 6

San Gimignano to Gaiole in Chianti

Distance

54 km

Climb

1100 m

Distance

54 km

Climb

1100 m

Day 7

Gaiole in Chianti to Asciano

Distance

40 km

Climb

600 m

Distance

40 km

Climb

600 m

Day 8

Recovery ride in Asciano

Essentials

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport options: Florence

When best to arrive: in the morning the day the tour starts

Where the tour starts: we meet in the afternoon in Asciano

Transfers: included from Florence

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Florence

When best to depart: in the evening of the day the tour ends after 17:00

Where the tour ends: in the afternoon in the town of Asciano

Transfers: included to Florence

What’s included in your trip

Breakfast and Accommodation

Standard accommodation is shared with one other person on the tour with ensuite facilities and some meals (breakfast and some dinners)

GPS Tracks Access

Access to tracks of the route through the RIDE WITH GPS mobile application

Transfers

Transfer in and out from Florence Airport is included

Daily Luggage Transfer

Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials

Extra

Bike rental

Only €220 for the entire trip

High quality carbon bikes are available for rental from €220 for the tour duration as not always is getting your own gear to another country suitable for you. To make sure you get the maximum from your tour, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of kit.

Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. Price includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.

CARBON ROAD BIKE

Made fit for you and in perfect condition

More things to maximise your trip

EXTRA

Single accommodation

€252 per person for entire trip

If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €252 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

What's not included.

Flight

Flights are not included in the tour package. Please follow our advice about which flights will be best suited for this tour. Reach out to us if you have any questions about flights.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is essential and we always recommend you carry out your own insurance search for your specific needs.

Choose when you want to travel

After selecting the date of travel, you will be able to enter the detail of who is traveling and see further options for accomidation and cycle hire, subject to the operator.

Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

Saturday

21 May 2022

Saturday

28 May 2022

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Price

$2,231

Saturday

4 Jun 2022

Saturday

11 Jun 2022

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$2,231

Saturday

18 Jun 2022

Saturday

25 Jun 2022

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$2,231

Saturday

3 Sep 2022

Saturday

10 Sep 2022

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Price

$2,521

Saturday

17 Sep 2022

Saturday

24 Sep 2022

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$2,231

Saturday

1 Oct 2022

Saturday

8 Oct 2022

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$2,231

Saturday

15 Oct 2022

Saturday

22 Oct 2022

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$2,231

Saturday

29 Oct 2022

Saturday

5 Nov 2022

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$2,231