The easy tours try to give you the best of the area while keeping at the lowest both uphill rides and prices still maintaining our high standards for lodging and assistance.
Activity Level: Easy / Moderate | Mileage: 192 Km | Daily Cycling: 2 – 5 hr
Duration: 7 Days – 8 Nights
Day 1 – Siena – Arrival and settling in
Arrival in Siena and transfer to the hotel by your own means. The hotel is very centrally located and will make it easy to visit this very famous town and its superb square: Piazza del Campo. One of our representative will meet the clients next morning before 9 o’clock.
Day 2 – Siena – Buonconvento – 42 km
A nice day through winding Tuscany roads, while the landscape is changing from luscious, vineyards to the more linear cypress-crested hills of the “Crete” near Buonconvento. Murlo is a nice little village on your way to the nice farm where you are spending the night.
Day 3 – Monte Oliveto Maggiore – 38 km
Today, a nice loop day will allow the visit of one of the most imposing monastery of central Italy : Monte Oliveto Maggiore with its frescoes by Luca Signorelli. Night at the same farmhouse.
Day 4 – Buonconvento – Sant’Antimo – Montalcino – 35 km
The day starts riding towards San Quirico d’Orcia a lovely small town with many very old churches then procedes to Bagno Vignoni, an ancient thermal town where the main square is a steaming pool. You will spend the night in a nice hotel inMontalcino the Brunello home land.
Day 5 – Sant’Antimo Abbey loop – 34 km
Enjoy this fortified town from the bastions of which you have a 360° view. The descending road leads you to the beautiful and peaceful church of Sant’Antimo where you may be able to listen to Gregorian chants. Come back to Montalcino by a different road.
A very full day with the visit of Pienza, the renaissance jewel redesigned by Pope Pio the II. A dirt road will take you to Monticchiello a nice little village immersed in the “Crete”. you can stop there for a nice lunch or just for a cappuccino before continuing to Montepulciano known for its “Nobile” wine.
Cooking classes available!
Day 7 – Montepulciano – Cortona – 40km
The road meanders through vineyards and cypress crested hills, passes the Farneta abbey before climbing to Cortona. It is tough at the end of the day, but it is worth it. This little town is full of charm.
Day 8 – end of our service.
Trasfert to Terontola station.
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