Cycling in Tuscany: the Easy way
From Siena to Cortona
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.
Holiday TypeCycling Holidays
Activity Level Moderate
> Visit Montepulciano and Pienza
> Sant’Antimo Abbey
> Cycling in the Valdorcia
> Monte Oliveto Abbey
> Stay in Siena
HOW DOES IT WORK:
We transfer your luggage
Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag and you will find it at your next accommodation.
We book your hotels
We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2* or 3* hotels orxb&b or country Inns.
We supply detailed route notes and maps
At your choice, the route notes can be in English, Italian, French or German and GPS maps
- 7 Nights -3 Star Level Accommodation
- All Breakfast and 2 Dinners
- Luggage transfer
- Road Book & Maps
- GPS File available
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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.
THROUGH TUSCANY ROADS
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.
MONTE OLIVETO MAGGIORE
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.
SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA
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.
Day 6 – Montepulciano – 45 km
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.
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.
Day 1 – Siena
Day 2 – Buonconvento
Day 3 – Monte Oliveto Loop
Day 4 – Montalcino
Day 5 – Montalcino Loop
Day 6 – Montepulciano
Day 7 – Cortona