If there is a better cycling experience than riding through Tuscany then we havent found it yet. Explore the medieval fortified towns of San Gimignano and Montepulciano, sip cappuccino in a Chianti town square and roll through the endless olive groves and vineyards.
Luxury Tuscan Accomodation
You will spend the 7 nights in various luxury hotels set in beautiful, picturesque locations all over Tuscany. From the vineyards in Chianti to the boutique residence in Florence, the great accommodation will be a real highlight of the trip.
There is nothing quite as dramatic as the views across Chianti. Olive groves and vineyards stretch out in front of you and the hills roll for miles and miles. Cypress trees line quiet roads and you can cycle on the renowned Strada Bianchi, the famous Tuscan white roads.
8 day holiday Or tailor your trip
Expect to ride an average of 60km per day
Expect to climb an average of 870m per day
- Airport Transfers
- Great Bike Hire
- Baggage Transfers
- Essential Bike Repair Equipment
- Emergency Assistance
Arrive into Pisa or Florence airport and you will be picked up and taken to your hotel in Florence. Spend the afternoon exploring the capital of Tuscany and take an evening stroll on the Ponte Vecchio.
Today you are given a chance to immerse yourself in Florence before you start your ride into the heart of Tuscany. The most important thing to do is find gelato and we know just the place. Marco Ottaviano Il Gelato on Matteo Palmieri is a favourite as they use seasonal fruits and not too much sugar.
Leave your bags at the hotel for collection and begin your ride out of Florence and into the lush Chianti countryside. You will gently climb out of Florence towards San Casciano before another couple of larger hills stand in your way of some lovely gentle downhill through Certalo. Stop along the route in the quiet Tuscan countryside to enjoy a coffee and relax in your surroundings. To blend in, remember cappuccino is a morning drink in Italy and not to be drunk after lunch!
Theres no need to pack your bags today as you will be returning to the same hotel this evening. Today is one of our favourite Tuscan routes. The morning will see you spend most of your time on downhill sections for about 20km. Then its a climb to San Gimignano, a sight for any seasoned traveller, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Encircled by its medieval walls and with its hilltop views, 12th century skyscrapers loom over the Piazza della Cisterna. We recommend a plate of Pappardelle, a favourite in Tuscany, in one of the numerous restaurants and cafes in the town.
You can leave your bags at the hotel as you will be returning there at the end of the day. Todays route is a beautiful 60km loop taking in some climbing and some downhills through this undulating and hilly countryside.
Pack up your bags today and they will be collected from the hotel. Todays ride takes us down through the countryside and into Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Piazza del Campo is the highlight with its open square featuring the Mangia Tower.
Today is a day to rest your legs after a few days on the bike. You are in one of the finest hotels that Tuscany can offer so relax and unwind.
Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight home.
About the operator
We are Love Velo, a cycling travel company that was set up to challenge the concept of cycling holidays. If you've never ridden a bike, or if you ride hundreds of miles a week, we can send you away on new exciting experiences. We have holidays for people who want a beach break with bike hire for a day or two, all the way through to specific overseas training camps. Most of our trips are totally flexible so there is no finding dates to match your holiday. Tell us your holiday dates and we will match a cycling experience for you. We know what we do and how we do it but WHY do we do it. Why do our team come into the office every day aside from it being their job? Why are we so passionate about cycling? Fundamentally, it's because we believe time is precious. Whether it's time for yourself, to clear your head, time with your friends or partner, or time with your children, cycling gives you that time. We believe that we enable our cyclists to have the best time on their bike.