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Cycling – San Gimignano & Chianti 8 Days

Self-guided Individual Cycling Tour: Level of difficulty: 1-2.

Day 1—

Arrive in San Gimignano & transfer to farmhouse. Day at leisure to explore the tiny medieval village of San Donato & take a stroll along the rolling hills, marvelling at the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity.

Day 2—

Today cycle through vineyards towards Ulignano & Certaldo, hometown of the renowned Italian writer Boccaccio. The ascent to Certaldo is either by funicular or by a very steep climb. After visiting its ceramic-decorated main square and stunning churches, you can choose an extended ride to Barberino and Tavernelle in the Chianti classico area, offering magnificent views across the Elsa and Pesa valleys. Challenge: 31.9 km or 67.1 km.

Day 3—

Take a circle tour around the highest hill, Poggio del Comune. Pedal along country lanes to Castel San Gimignano and stop at the local bar for a panino. Continue through a nature reserve of woods and cow pastures as you return to San Gimignano. Challenge: 40.9 km.

Day 4—

Today choose the ride that suits you best. Transfer to Colle Val d’Elsa and cycle through the gentle, undulating hills of the Val d’Elsa to the perfectly preserved medieval hamlet of Monteriggioni. Continue uphill past abundant vineyards and stimulating woods, either towards Lilliano or directly up to Castellina in Chianti, where the views are spellbinding. Challenge: 25.5 km to 67 km with the extensions.

Day 5—

Free day to relax and go sight seeing, to either Siena or Florence, both easy to reach with public transportation.

Day 6—

Transfer to the magical and mysterious Ancient Etruscan city of Volterra, where you can explore its alabaster artisanry shops, Roman theater, superb palaces and alluring city walls. Then bike for an exhilarating downhill ride into the valley, through a patchwork of wheat fields and impressive villas, followed by a delightful ascent to return to San Gimignano. Challenge: 27 km.

Day 7—

The romantic landscape between Castel San Gimignano and Casole d’Elsa is mostly open pasture used for sheep gazing and wheat cultivating. The essence of the Montagnola area shall captivate you with its quiet, peaceful countryside. Cross kilometers of beautiful rolling green hills and marvel at the small local churches and quintessential Tuscan farmhouses. Challenge: 31.1 km.

Day 8—

After breakfast, arrivederci San Gimignano!

Dates & Prices:

  • Code: SCCSGC15
  • Dates: Mar – Oct 2015
  • From: $950.00 CAD p.p. based on double
  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Self-guided Individual Cycling Tour: Level of difficulty: 1-2

Included:

  • 7 nights accommodations at B&B Tuscan farm house with swimming pool
  • One welcome dinner at B&B (drinks excluded)
  • All rooms have private bathrooms
  • Bike delivery and pick up to and from the accommodation
  • People and bike transfer to and from Colle Val d’Elsa on Day 4; Volterra on Day 6 and Casole d’Elsa on Day 7
  • 24-hour telephone assistance
  • Detailed maps and road book in English

Not Included:

  • Flights and public transportation
  • Hybrid or Trek electric e-bikes
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Daily room cleaning service
  • Admissions and entrance fees of any kind
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal extras and expenses
  • Simple bike repair & puncture not covered
  • City tax at hotel (per person per night, to be paid locally). Amount subject to change
  • 21 speed hybrid bike hire (helmet, puncture repair kit, pump, lock, odometer, bar bag with map holder, side bag). Bike is delivered to accommodation
  • Airport arrival and/or departure transfers
  • Guided tour of Siena and/or Florence with a local private English speaking guide
  • Additional night(s) at farm or any other destination in Italy
  • Cooking class in Siena or Florence
  • Any item that has not been mentioned in the “Included”

Optional Services:

  • 21 speed hybrid bike hire (helmet, puncture repair kit, pump, lock, odometer, bar bag with map holder, side bag). Bike is delivered to accommodation
  • Airport arrival and/or departure transfers
  • Guided tour of Siena and/or Florence with a local private English speaking guide
  • Additional night(s) at farm or any other destination in Italy
  • Cooking class in Siena or Florence
  • Half board service

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Price per person in CAD Dollars. Price indicative of Euro Exchange, CAD price subject to change.
Minimum 2 passengers. Rates & hotel availability subject to change.
High season surcharges may apply.


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