8 days / 7 nights in beautiful Tuscany Prices are per person based on Double or Single Occupancy
This Tour is similar to our famous Chianti Tour just more Challenging every day and with a Gran Fondo as part of it to test yourself.
The magnificent medieval walled city of Siena (UNESCO World Heritage Site) will be our base for the 8 days duration of our ITALY CYCLING Chianti Tour. A Villa style 4 star hotel will invite for a good rest, fun social hours, great meals and magnificent views from the Terrace.
We will ride through the hilly quiet Tuscan roads. Expect hills, hills and more hills. The Chianti region is filled with valleys and incredible towns that will take you back in time. We will stop and visit the famous walled medieval town of San Gimignano with its 13 magestic towers; Radda, home of the Chianti Classico Consortium and the host of the Giro d'Italia's 2016 Time Trial Stage; Gaiole in Chianti where you can visit the vintage L'Eroica shop; the tini charming town of San Gusme; Greve in Chianti with its renewed Museo del Vino and wine festivals and many more.
Inviting caffe bars are all over the region. You will have plenty of time and places to enjoy a real espresso and get your pump back. Also you will be invited to try the best gelato in the Siena Province.
During the tour we will have time to visit some vineyards where you will have the opportunity to sample some Chianti wines accompanied with prosciutto, pecorino cheese, salumi and crostini.
The Tour includes a 2 hour visit at the renowned Tuscan and Wine School in Siena, where you will taste and learn about the Tuscan cuisine and famous wines.
Finally you will have the opportunity to ride either the Gran Fondo or Medio Fondo del Gallo Nero in Chianti celebrating more than 300 years of Chianti tradition.
What are my transport options getting to the event?
The closest international airport is Florence (Peretola).
From Florence you can take the bus or train to Siena. It takes aproximately 1.30 minutes but its a beautiful ride.
If you need special arrangements we will be happy to help you with suggestions and options
The Tour starts in SIENA May 16, 2017 at 12.00 am and ends in SIENA MAY 23, 2017 after breakfast
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes you can transfer your registration to somebody else. There is a $100 fee that will apply. Just shoot us an email and we will take care of it.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information logging into your Eventbtite account
Do I have to take my own road bike or can I rent one in Italy?
Most participants bring their own bikes to our tours. However, If you prefer not to bring your own bike, we'll be happy to suggest and recommend our partner bike shops in Siena. They carry top of the line Wilier, Bianchi and other brands. They also include, as part of their service, delivery and pick up of the bikes at the hotel. Arrangements for rental bikes must be made directly with the bike rental shop and are solely the responsibility of the trip participant renting the bike.
What is the weather like in September?
The weather in Siena and surrounding areas for the month of September ranges from highs in the mid 60s°F to mid 70s°F. Low temperatures range from the upper 50s°F to mid 60s°F. There is usually a 12% chance of showers.
If I don't want to do the Gran Fondo can I do the Medio Fondo?
Of course. You can decide if you want to do the 91 mile GF or the 55.6 mile MF.