Arrive into Pisa or Florence airport and you will be picked up and taken to the hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the luxurious hotel, spa and its grounds.
This is one of our favourite Tuscan routes as you ride to San Gimignano, a must-see 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.
Todays ride is a short half day taking in the beautiful Tuscan countryside as you ride a loop out to Certaldo. Stop along the route in one of the quiet villages to enjoy a coffee and relax in your surroundings taking in the true Tuscan way of life.
We recommend heading back to the hotel after lunch to enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting in the grounds or relax and indulge in the luxurious ESPA at Castello Del Nero.
This beautiful ride takes you to Castellina in Chianti on some spectacular roads that lead to this hidden Chianti landmark. Castellina’s history goes back to the Bronze Age and like Gaiole, its neighbour, it’s well known for its deep tasting, spicy and peppery olive oil. You will notice the colour and texture changes in the olive oils you taste as you ride through the region.
There is an option to continue to Radda in Chianti, a beautiful medieval town, perched on a hill with stunning views. This only adds 15km and is well worth it if you have the legs.
Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight home.
If there is a better cycling experience than riding through Tuscany then we haven’t 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.
Cypress trees will line your routes and, under the warm Tuscan sunshine, life’s daily stresses just melt away.