SIENA & SOUTH TUSCANY
8 days / 7 nights in beautiful Tuscany Prices are per person based on Double or Single Occupancy
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 Crete Senesi region is filled with valleys and incredible towns that will take you back in time. You will be impressed with the Lunar landscape that seems out of this world.
We will visit the famous medieval towns of Rapollano Terme, Asciano, Buonconvento, Pienza and Montalcino where the famous Brunello wine is made.
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 wont resist the temptation to try some of the best gelato in Siena
During the tour we will have time to visit some vineyards where you will have the opportunity to sample some Brunello 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 regional wines.
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 May tour starts in SIENA May 16 at 12.00 am and ends in SIENA May 23, 2017 after breakfast. For the September tour we start in SIENA September 21 at 12.00 am and end in SIENA September 28, 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 May and September?
The best months to visit and ride in Tuscany are the months of May and September.
The weather in Siena and surrounding areas for the month of May ranges from highs in the mid 60s°F to mid 70s°F. Low temperatures range from the mid 50s°F to mid 60s°F. There is usually a 16% chance of showers.
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.