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Tuscan Monasteries e-bike tour 7-day

e-bike tour away from chaos, ethereal landscapes. Mainly unpaved.

Cycling experience that combines the silence with ethereal landscapes of these spiritual places. Simplicity and spirituality. A true unique opportunity to discover “another” Tuscany. Accommodations? Simple cells with simple furnishings, narrow beds and few frills.

Lunches in restaurants as we go. Dinners? Sometimes with monks.


 

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Tuscan Monasteries – What’s included

  • Small group of 4-8 people (min/max). All tours and admissions at no extra cost
  • All group transportation. From Arezzo to Florence
  • 7 lunches, 6 dinners-breakfasts-nights (shared double). One glass of wine/beer with meal according to monastery rules
  • All tips for guides and drivers
  • Guaranteed tour price locked in the moment you make your deposit
  • Free consulting appointment with our in-house experts to assist with your pre- or post-tour travel plans (1 hour)
  • Top quality e-bike, bike helmet, bottle of water
  • Free “best moments” video (camera & drone)
  • Flexibility should you need to transfer or cancel your tour
  • Free storage of extra-luggage
  • Optional: luggage transfer by van
  • Note: flight arrangements including passport and visa requirements to be managed directly by the customer, not in scope of Tuscany Quintessence SRL

Tuscan Monasteries – The itinerary (mainly unpaved)

  • Day 1 – 9 am. Welcome to Florence, orientation, bike setting. Florence guided bike tour. From Florence to San Miniato al Monte. Construction of the present church was begun in 1013
  • Day 2 – 8 am. From San Miniato al Monte to Montesenario – built in 1234 by seven noble Florentines and the founder of the Servants of Mary
  • Day 3 – 8 am. From Montesenario to Vallombrosa immersed in a centuries-old forest
  • Day 4 – 8 am. From Vallombrosa to Camaldoli founded by San Romualdo in 1012
  • Day 5 – 9 am. From Camaldoli to Chiusi della Verna. This is one of the most important Franciscan sanctuaries in the world. St. Francesco d’Assisi received the stigmata here in 1224
  • Day 6 – From Chiusi della Verna to Arezzo
  • Day 7 – From Arezzo to Francescan hermitage Le Celle Cortona – founded by Saint Francesco d’Assisi in 1211. Transfer to Florence

Frequent stops to take pics & relax. Every day, free time for relax and sightseeing

Physical demands

  • Bike skill: you are comfortable riding a variety of singletrack, capable of riding an e-bike for multiple days in a row at a moderate pace for an average of 4-6 hours
  • The tour is self-contained: you will carry your own gear and there will be no vehicle support
  • Avg biking distance per day 32km/19.9mi in all weather conditions

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