2-day Tuscany Bike & Terme tour from Florence – details
Tuscany Bike Tour, day 1 – Discover Chianti
From Florence: 8:30 a.m. transfer to our accommodation in Chianti (about 1 hour). After a quick briefing on tour planning, ground rules (including health and safety, security, environment) and electric bike fitting, we will enjoy a wonderful ride on the backroads of Tuscany.
From Greve in Chianti we will proceed to a wonderful place; Montefioralle castle claimed to be the birthplace of Amerigo Vespucci.
From Montefioralle we will cycle on beautiful “white-roads” towards Badia a Passignano. This old abbey (build in 890) is really amazing. Guided tour to explore its secrets and its ancient interiors rich in history.
Delicious lunch with a stunning view.
Our slow bike tour proceeds and on our way to get to Greve in Chianti we stop again to visit a unique place called “Residence for artists”. we will stop to visit an old villa that today is called “The house of artists”. They offer artists an opportunity to work for an extended period of time in a social environment that is quite different from the standard. Great opportunity to see artists coming from everywhere at work.
The rest of the day will be dedicated to relaxing. The Tuscan dinner will help us to refill the energy for the next day.
Ride in numbers: distance 30km/18.6mi, elevation gain 900m/3000ft.
Tuscany Bike Tour, day 2 – Crete Senesi & SPA
Departure at 9:00 to reach Rapolano (province of Siena); transfer will take about 90 minutes. The tour will depart from Asciano, a wonderful small medieval town in the middle of Crete Senesi.
From Asciano, we will take a fascinating Tuscany backroad that is also part of the famous Eroica bike race. The second half of the ride will be on the famous Leonina fascinating road, in the middle of Crete Senesi. This is going to be a memorable ciclying experience that will enchant you. Frequent stops to take pics.
We will close this Tuscany Bike Tour with a very relaxing pause in a SPA resort with natural thermal spring waters which fill the pools from the source at 39°C/102°F, rich in Sulphur and calcium bicarbonates. Light lunch at SPA.
SPA after the bike ride? … A really rewarding experience.
Ride in numbers: distance 41km/25.5mi, elevation gain 500m/1600ft.
Biking with family and friends is more fun! Thanks e-bike…
IMPORTANT – Above all, this Tuscany Bike Tour will allow you to feel the Tuscany Quintessence together with your family and/or friends. Electric bikes do take some of the pain out of climbing; this is a great enabler to live this experience in harmony and safely otherwise impossible. Trust us, we will exceed your expectations!
2-day Tuscany Bike & Terme tour – Highlights
- Accommodation: typical Tuscany 4 stars Villa (shared double).
- Group size: min 4, max 8, dedicated tour leader. Solo travelers are welcome, discount for groups.
- Good physical fitness is required as well as the ability to ride an e-MTB.
- Safety: we reserve the right to modify/cancel the tour in case of adverse weather.
- Touring pace (this is not a race), stopping often to see, touch, smell, and taste the area around us.
- Free “best moments video”: video and photos from the drone and WIFI during the tour.