Tuscan lifestyle bike tour
Welcome to the bike trip combining fantastic moderate rides and cooking lessons; we add special tasting: olive oil, wine and cheese. Of course is la cucina Toscana – simplicity in its purest form. Tuscany cooks take advantage of the freshest seasonal products and tamper with their natural state as little as possible. The cooking and the cycling aspects will please anyone who has a strong interest in one or both of these great passions.
You will explore gorgeous loop rides in the beautiful val d’orcia: Pienza, Montalcino, San Quirico. Across Val di Chiana to reach Cortona, Discover Crete Senesi, a rolling sea of land and sightsee Siena town.
How much cooking will we do?
After you have worked up an appetite, we will feed you very well! Most days include a hands-on cooking class or a visit to taste local food artisan. Our dining-out experiences range from a simple osteria, to a family trattoria, and an elegant restaurant. You will come home inspired, not only with new recipes, but also with the enthusiasm to cultivate these lessons into your lifestyle.
2017 Departure guarantee: September 23rd
- Return from your trip with actual know-how to create a Tuscan dinner back home—it’s the ultimate keepsake!
- Pedal rolling hills past Sangiovese vineyards
- Brunello wine tasting at acclaimed bike oriented winery Ciacci Piccolomini
Saturday: Welcome to Val d'Orcia
Sunday : Pienza, Montepulciano
Monday: Montalcino & Brunello
Wednesday: Radicofani & pici
Thursday: Siena & Le Crete
Arrivederci al prossimo bike tour
Podere Palazzo Dell'OrciaThe Palazzo dell’Orcia farmhouse was built in the thirties by the Marchesa Origo - La Foce - replacing an old inn where the Eminences used to rest when they were going through the nearby Francigena road.
Podere Palazzo Dell'Orcia - RoomFurnished with rustic antiques, the Villa has a warm atmosphere of an authentic villa with Tuscan charm.
The Villa has 9 double/twin bedrooms With en suite facilities with both showers and baths
Podere Palazzo Dell'Orcia - GardenThe Villa stands in the centre of the natural reserve of Lucciola Bella, in the heart of the Orcia valley - Unesco site sicne 2004
Podere Palazzo Dell'Orcia - OverwievThis marvelous 17th century Villa belongs to a large estate property of Nardi enzo
Podere Palazzo Dell'Orcia - PoolThe pool will be open May through September.
Podere Palazzo Dell'Orcia - BreakfastNowadays, the Company owns 100 ha cultivated with cereals and wheat which is mainly used for the Chianina-breeding. This activity is, among others, the most important one.
Podere Palazzo Dell'Orcia - roomFrom the vineyards a wonderful red DOC Orcia wine is produced. Of course, it is available to be tasted for all our kind guests. They produce wine, olive oil, Chianina meat.
Price & Inclusions
Cost: Euro 2800 per person in double occupancy
Single room supplement euro 490
Six nights in villa with all breakfasts
Six dinners & two lunch
Three cooking classes
two wine tasting
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Experienced English speaking guide
Cicloposse water bottle
Transfer on day one from station
Transfer on day seven to the station
Airfare to Italy, train to Chiusi, 5 lunches, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature
Bike Rental per entire tour
Hybrid bike euro 140
Race bike euro 180
E-bike euro 210