NEW!! Get you e-bike and cycle around Chianti, from Florence to Siena and then Florence again.
The territory of Chianti is famous in the world over for its excellent wine, the Chianti landscape is characterised by a continues alternation of valleys and gentle hills. The entire area is scattered with ancient hamlets, churches and abbeys, turreted castles and fortresses, farmhouses and villas.
Activity Level: Moderate | Mileage: 250 km | Daily Cycling: 2 – 5 hr
Duration: 8 Days – 7 Nights
Day 1 – Arrival in Florence
Easy to reach and great to visit. Take a tour of town, meet your guide and have a bike fitting. Free supper and overnight Hotel Fortezza.
Day 2 – Firenze – Greve in Chianti.
Get a transfer to Firenze Ponte a Ema, your starting point and cycle to Greve in Chianti via Impruneta, a leisurely ride through the first Chianti vineyards, leading to one of the famous town of the area. Your hotel is on the main square, a peaceful spot unless it is market day, in which case it is crowded, but fun.
Km 34 level easy to moderate
Overnight Hotel Verrazzano
Day 3 – From Greve to Castellina in Chianti
You are now in the very heart of “Chiantishire” cycling from one to the next small town. These little town ( Greve/ Panzano/ Volpaia/ Badia/ Coltibuono/ Radda/ Castellina) have a common history as they were all part of the Chianti League in the Middle Ages and are now associate in the Gallo Nero consortium which produces the “Chianti Classico” wine.
Km 49 – level moderate
Overnight Villa Godenano
Day 4 – From Castellina to San Gimignano
( Lilliano/ Lecchi /Staggia /Colle Valdelsa / Bibbiano). A day that starts with a breathtaking descent, then take a small detour to visit Monteriggioni, the small village enclosed inside perfectly round walls; the day continues through windings roads that climb first to Colle di Vald’Elsa, then to San Gimignano, called the Manhattan of the Middle-ages, because of its many towers, the highest of which is 54m high.
Km 40 – level moderate
Overnight Hotel Belsoggiorno
Day 5 – From San Gimignano to Siena
(Quartaia/ Abbadia Isola/ Monteriggioni/ Badesse ). Meander through soft hills covered with olive trees and vineyards to reach Siena, one of the most famous town of Italy. Its main square,”Piazza del Campo” is famous throughout the world because the “Palio”, during which different parts of town compete on horse back. Remember to savor an ice-cream while sitting at one of the many cafés that surround the square, admiring the “Torre del Mangia” and the crowd of tourists strolling by.
Km 55 level moderate
Overnight Hotel Chiusarelli
Day 6 – From Siena to Panzano in Chianti
( San Sano/ Radda/ Pieve /Panzano). Because this tour is a loop today we start on our way back to Florence, Chianti hills are tough, but by now you should have got used to them and the ups and downs of the road will seem light. In Panzano, pay a visit to the famous Cecchini butcher shop, if only to meet the character.
Km 54 level moderate
Overnight Fattoria Valle – dinner included
Day 7 – From Panzano to Florence
(with final transfer to avoid city traffic) – We are back where we started with some time for the last shopping occasions in the many boutiques of this beautiful town.
Km 50 level moderate
Overnight Firenze Hotel Fortezza – dinner not included
The Bike chosen for you:
Sinus B3 antracite 27-G Dual Drive, opaca ( made in Germany)
Model B3 27-G Dual Drive antracite opaco
Battery Bosch Porter battery 36V, 400Wh power, lithium
Front fork : Suntour NCX-DLO lockout, 63mm
Magura HS 11 hydraulic brake / Magura HS 11 hydraulic brake
Gears Sram Dual Drive, 27-speeds
60/90 km a day with a battery charge
weight : 24 KG with battery
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