Adventure Unpaved & Escape the Crowds
Val d’Orcia to Siena on gravel road
Most people choose to ride gravel to escape traffic and get off the beaten roads, exploring the hill town tahta made Tuscany so famous. The amount of pavement varies from destination to destination, but one thing holds true, once you are on gravel, you’ll encounter minimal traffic.
This is a short escape – 4 nights in case you do not have entire week or you want just to test gravel bikingmin the legendary white roads
Gravel Tuscany Bike tour’s Wow Moments
- Shadow the hilly path of L’Eroica, Tuscany’s internationally recognized vintage bike race.
- ancient cellars, taste superb Tuscan wines, from Vino Nobile di Montepulciano to Brunello di Montalcino.
- Experience the serenity of the Tuscan countryside and savour the flavours of authentic pasta fresca.
- Explore the undulating white gravel roads of Tuscany—the famed strade bianche—and immerse your self in Italy’s most classic cycling local.
- Caffé espresso, cappuccino & best gelato.
Pienza & Montefollonico
If you arrive in time there will be a First test bike ride to Palazzo Massaini, Montefollonico
Distance 25 km /15 miles
12 km asphalt and 13 km gravel - Easy to Moderate
Montepulciano & Bagno Vignoni
Spring brings red poppy blossoms to the vibrant green wheat fields of Tuscany, and nowhere is the bloom more brilliant than the hills of the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As we pedal through these corridors of proud cypress trees, the scenery may look familiar from such films as Gladiator and The English Patient. Follow the gravel tracks off the beaten path through a timeless slice of Tuscany. You'll come to Montepulciano, the jewel of southern Tuscany, full of Renaissance palaces. After relaxing a while, you will face a incredible breathtaking yet challenge gravel section that bring you to Monticchiello, the quintessential Tuscan hill town.
back in the valley, next destination is Bagno Vignoni, a thermal spa town that dates back to Roman times, Madonna di Vita Leta chapel is on the way back to Pienza
distance 52 km /31 miles : 17 km asphalt and 34 km gravel - moderate difficulty
Pieve a Salti to Brunello Land
Tonight dinner is included so you can reward yourself at least a glass of Brunello - we have a list of our favorite.
distance 41 km /25 miles
17 km asphalt and 24 km gravel - moderate difficulty
Castiglion del Bosco & Siena
Distance 56 km /35 miles
32 km asphalt and 24 km gravel - moderate to challenge
il Chiostro - PienzaIl Chiostro di Pienza is housed in a 15th C convent and sits protected and quiet right in the center of this tiny town. It has been renovated but all the beamed ceilings frescoed walls and ancient tile floors have been preserved, nice garden overlooking val d’Orcia with pool.
La Bandita Townhouse - PienzaLa Bandita Townhouse is a luxury boutique hotel tucked inside the historic center of Pienza. The building is a rambling Renaissance-era palazzo where nuns have lived for over 500 years. the property itself blends in completely with the Renaissance character, is a comfortable, and stylish place
Hotel Giglio - MontalcinoA charming retreat in the heart of town, hotel Giglio, family-run, in a warm and quiet building, facing a gorgeous landscape, the best part is the view of the cliff-clinging houses of Montalcino to your left and the rumpled patchwork of green valleys stretching out below. Plus a great restaurant where enjoy gourmet tuscan dinner
Vecchia Oliviera - Montalcino
Villa STR - SienaVilla STR is a converted 19th-century villa that retains the charm and ambiance of its former origins as a private residence. The decoration in the recently renovated public areas bears the hallmarks of Italian classical design, with a quiet Garden for relaxing . Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Piazza del Campo
Price & Inclusions
Cost: Euro 1090 per person – Price based on double accommodations
single room supplement euro 300
Four nights in excellent five, four & three-star superior hotels
All Baggage transfers
RideWithGPS App: tracks, route notes, off-line navigation
Trip notes: Sightseeing & meals suggestions
Maps with elevation gain
Delivery bike at Pienza hotel & bike fitting
Pick-up of bikes and gear in Siena
Keepsake Cicloposse water bottle
Bike Rental per entire tour
GRAVEL OR E-Bike euro 140