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You can stop looking for the ultimate bike trip and join us on a 7 day tour you will never forget. With miles of scenic landscapes and Tuscan gravel roads, the best wine tastings of your life, and authentic Italian food after every ride, this is a once-in-a-lifetime tour that can be enjoyed by experts and locals alike. novices. From the historic route of L’Eroica to the picturesque country roads of San Gimignano, Tuscany is the epitome of the Italian lifestyle: art, history, landscapes, good wine, good food and, moreover, a tradition and a love of the bike like no other place.

During this 7 day trip, Cycling Test editor Dan Chabanov will accompany you as you immerse yourself in the adventure and discover a new perspective that may make you fall in love with cycling again. Through guided bike tours and culinary experiences, join us on an essentially Tuscan and exclusive expedition Ride a bike.

October 16-22, 2022 (7 days, 6 nights)
Tuscany, Italy

For more details or to book Ride Toscane, call 855-890-5317 or click here.

Highlights of the trip include:

  • Travel through the most picturesque landscapes of Tuscany, over the hills, along country roads with vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees filling the surrounding landscape
  • Cycle hassle-free – bikes are prepared, repaired and transported for you, allowing you to enjoy the euphoria of cycling
  • Taste good food and wines from central Italy
  • Roll up your sleeves for a cooking class on local dishes
  • Stay in perfectly located Tuscany Relais della Rovere
  • Travel the vintage L’Eroica route, which includes some of the routes featured in Strade Bianche

    Choose your equipment:
    Climb aboard the Giant Defy Advanced 2 or upgrade to the KOM TCR Advanced Disc 1 for an additional charge of $ 180.

    The bikes can be fitted with the pedals of your choice: flat, anti-theft, Shimano SPD, Shimano SPD SL or Shimano SPD double. Customers can choose to have one of these types (to be communicated at time of booking) or they can bring their own pedals.

    Helmets are also included, however, guests must bring their own riding shoes.

    The route

    Day 1: Arrival in Florence

    • Group transfers from Florence airport to hotel (45 minutes -1 hour drive)
    • Welcome reception and briefing
    • Welcome dinner at the hotel

      Meals included: Dinner, Reception
      Accommodation: Relais della Rovere

      Day 2: Chianti

      • Breakfast
      • Cycle of Colle Val d’Elsa – Poggibonsi – Castellina – Panzano – Greve: 38 miles – 940m ↑ – 90% asphalt / 10% gravel
      • Wine tasting with cheese and salumi at Enoteca Falorni in Greve
      • Minibus transfer to the hotel (30 minutes)
      • Free time at the hotel
      • Dinner at the hotel

        Meals included: Breakfast, Wine tasting, Dinner
        Accommodation: Relais della Rovere

        Day 3: Eroica part I

        • Breakfast
        • Minibus transfer to Siena (20 minutes)
        • Cycling from Siena – Castelnuovo Berardenga – Monteoliveto Maggiore (visit to the abbey – Buonconvento: 38 miles – 750m ↑ – 70% asphalt / 30% gravel
        • Wine tasting with cheese and salumi in Montalcino
        • Transfer by minibus back to the hotel (1 hour)
        • Free time at the hotel
        • Dinner at the hotel

          Meals included: Breakfast, Wine tasting, Dinner
          Accommodation: Relais della Rovere

          Day 4: Eroica part II

          • Breakfast
          • Minibus transfer to Radda (30 minutes)
          • Cycle from Radda – Gaiole – Castello di Brolio and back to Radda: 36 miles – 760m ↑ – 60% asphalt / 40% gravel
          • Wine tasting with cheese and salumi at Bar- Ucci (40 minutes) Transfer by minibus back to the hotel
          • Free time at the hotel
          • Dinner at the hotel

            Meals included: Breakfast, Wine tasting, Dinner
            Accommodation: Relais della Rovere

            Day 5: San Gimignano

            • Breakfast
            • Minibus transfer to Tavarnelle (20 minutes)
            • Cycle de Tavarnelle – Certaldo – San Gimignano – Poggibonsi – Colle Val d’Elsa: 34 miles – 410m ↑ – 70% asphalt / 30% gravel
            • Ice cream tasting at the famous Gelateria Dondoli in San Gimignano
            • Drive (30 minutes) to Colle Val d’Elsa for a wine and cheese tasting at a local Osteria in the old town
            • Transfer by minibus back to the hotel
            • Free time at the hotel
            • Dinner at the hotel

              Meals included: Breakfast, Wine tasting, Dinner
              Accommodation: Relais della Rovere

              Day 6: Cooking in Florence

              • Breakfast
              • Transfer to the center of Florence.
              • At Borgo Machiavelli, enjoy a welcome glass of prosecco before taking a guided tour of the house-museum where Niccolo Machiavelli lived, including the study where he wrote his seminal work The prince. Stroll through the Italianate gardens with views of Florence
              • Roll up your sleeves for a cooking class of local dishes (fettuccine, pappa al pomodoro, panzanella and cantucci), then sit down to enjoy a sumptuous lunch
              • Free time in Florence in the afternoon.
              • Return to the hotel in the early evening.
              • Dinner at the hotel.

                Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
                Accommodation: Relais della Rovere

                Day 7: Departures

                • Breakfast
                • Transfer to Florence airport for individual return flights

                  Meals included: breakfast

                  Accommodation

                  Relais della Rovere

                  The hotel is a charming 4 star country hotel with swimming pool outside Colle Val d’Elsa. This historic villa was once a Benedictine convent and the residence of Cardinal della Rovere. The 30 rooms have been refurbished with all modern amenities while retaining the historic charm of Tuscany. The 30 rooms have air conditioning, TV, minibar, free Wi-Fi and views of the surrounding park and the Tuscan countryside. The hotel restaurant offers local specialties and excellent wines.

                  Price

                  $ 7,650 / person in double occupancy

                  $ 8,100/ person in single occupancy

                  Booking details

                  For more details or to book Parisian Discoveries, call 855-890-5317 or click here.

                  ** Book with confidence. RIDE A BIKE and our travel partner, Academic Travel Abroad, offer lenient cancellation policies during this unprecedented time. The health and safety of our travelers is our number 1 priority and we are committed to the highest safety standards while providing world-class hospitality. **

                  REMARK: Space is limited to 24 people. Travelers manage the costs and logistics associated with airline tickets, airport transfers, meals, and activities not described in the itinerary above. Trip to be organized by a third party operator: Academic Travel Abroad. The itinerary is preliminary and subject to change.

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