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6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS
Level 1 to level 4
All meals included except 3 lunches and 1 dinner.
Culture & History, Romance &/or Honeymoon, Fine Wine
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A Taste of Tuscany North of Siena
Tuscany is a riot of
colors, sounds and aromas, a magical place for bicycling. In
spring, fields are aflame with red poppies and pink begonias.
Fall is harvest time when the air is rich with the scent of thyme,
rosemary and fennel. Tomatoes hang heavy in gardens, and vineyards
burst with purple grapes. Come bike the hills, explore medieval
villages and enjoy the cultural and culinary wealth of this glorious
Day 1 Monteriggioni
Meet in Siena Enjoy a
picnic of Tuscan treats at our hotel Warm up your legs with a
spin to the hilltop town of Casole dElsa and explore the
tiny walled hamlet of Monteriggioni, mentioned in Dantes
Days 2-3 San Leonino
Traverse the rolling
hills of Tuscany en route to inviting San Gimignano, renowned
for its beautiful 12th- and 13th-century towers Take some time
to shop and be sure to try the best gelato in Tuscany In the
heart of the Chianti region, spin to San Leonino on a route that
includes stops in charming hilltop villages such as Radda in
Chianti, home of the Chianti Classico Consortium Sample local
vintages during a wine tasting at a 15th-century palace and wine
cellar in Castellina.
Days 4-6 curina
Pedal past the famous
vineyards of Castello di Brolio, the castle home of the Ricasoli
family, who created the original Chianti Classico recipe in 1874
Admire a quintessential Tuscan landscape of olive and cypress
trees Cool off in our hotels sparkling swimming pool before
dinner Pedal the captivating clay hills of the Crete Senesi and
reward yourself with an extra slice of pizza in Asciano Bid farewell
to the Tuscan hills on an early morning ride before shuttling
back to Siena.