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Italy - Tuscany - Sacred Routes - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Stay in a Tuscan farmhouses overlooking stunning landscapes
  • Ride The Montagnola trails, location of a well-known Sienese MTB race
  • Sample the best wines of Chianti, Montepulciano and Montalcino
  • Riding down the “Creti Senesi” on a roller coaster ridge ride
  • Enjoy the journey across Tuscany on a variety of terrain
  • Visit the famous hilltop towns of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, San Quirico d‘Orcia, Pienza

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival Pisa and transfer to San Gimignano Non Riding Day   D  
2 San Gimignano to Monteriggioni 27 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. 1000m B L  
3 Monteriggioni to Siena 21 Miles / 35 Kms Approx. 820m B L  
4 Siena to Buonconvento 31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx. 1000m B D  
5 Buonconvento to Pienza 24 Miles / 40 Kms Approx. 1110m B L  
6 Pienza loop, San quirico d'Orcia, Bagno Vignoni 27 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. 1050m B L  
7 Departure - Pisa Non Riding Day   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

The Tuscan landscape hosts a fantastic mountain bike holiday in Italy. The famous sights of Tuscany are combined with great biking exploring woodlands, hills and valleys with some great tracks and routes that link famous hilltop towns such as San Gimignano, Siena, Pienza. This biking holiday in classic tuscany will enchant with its natural beauty as well as reward with the quality of the riding. While perhaps more well know for the rolling hills and quiet roads, Tuscany's long history of trade and agriculture has resulted in an extensive network of trails of all kinds. Thrilling forest singletrack is mixed with scenic country lanes and the rolling landscape gives us challenging climbs and fun descents.
After arrival in Pisa we will drive through the beautiful Tuscan Landscape, arriving at our first accommodation in the countryside of San Gimignano. Here we are staying in a stunning Agriturismo surrounded by vineyards where our host treats us to our first Tuscan banquet. Over the next 3 days we bike across forested hills, through vineyards, down river valleys, across streams, past abandoned farmhouses and up to tiny fortified villages. Some rides follow the ancient Via Francigena pilgrimage and the Eroica roads, hence we called this trip the “Sacred Routes”!! The Via Franchigena was a trail which once connected Canterbury to Rome, while the Eroica routes are gravel roads used in the Giro d'Italia before tarmac was common.
Midway we arrive in Siena, steeped in Italian renaissance atmosphere.  Scattered with great restaurants and superb Gelateria, this is a prefect place to end the first part of the trip. For the next three days we enter the Creti Sienesi,  where we are in for some thrilling riding along steep valleys, dense forests, rivers and the legendary “badlands” eroded clay slopes around Siena and Val D'orcia. Here the riding is a roller coaster of tracks and trails riding from lowlands to open ridge views, enjoying descents that will leave you smiling all day!

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6 nights Agriturismo/hotel

75% meals provided

5 days of biking

Guided & Vehicle supported

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