Tuscany, Italy – Cycling Tour
About the Riding…
What makes Italy every cyclist’s dream? Could it be the Italian’s love of cycling & pasta? Or could it be the exhilarating terrain and spectacular landscapes?
See yourself cycling along tranquil roads and winding your way past old stone villas snuggled in the Tuscan hills. With your bike you’ll ride over rolling hills, vineyard after vineyard. True of all Tuscan terrain, there are hills to climb, and plenty of views to savor. We’ll ride into the heart of Chianti, discovering medieval hilltop towns, artisan shops and family run cafes who serve coffee as a form of art . We’ll visit local wineries, as well as the birth place of Chianti wine at Castle di Brolio.
About Tuscan Cuisine and Wines…
If you have a passion for pasta, this is the trip for you. Tuscany is known for it’s incredible food and it lives up to it’s reputation night after glorious night. Enjoy some of the ‘locals’ favorite restaurants as well and upscale dining at the best restaurants. After our rides, you’ll sample Chianti and Super Tuscans wines from local villages. A perfect combination of riding – food – wine, make this trip special.
About the Accommodations…
Service – Style – Excellence
Siena – Villa il Vignale: Luxurious self-indulgence, is what you’ll feel as you arrive to this 4-star, restored mansion in the heart of Tuscany. The rooms are incredibly spacious and the restaurant serves only fresh, organic ingredients. Post bike enjoy a massage in the wellness center or a swim in the pool.
Radda – Relais Poggiale: This beautiful, 17th Century hotel is in the heart of Radda & in the center of the best Chianti vineyards. The swimming pool and restaurant are nestled in the vineyards, making this 4-star hotel an experience to remember.
San Gimignano – Relais il San Gimignano: All the magic of the Tuscan countryside walking distance fron San Gimignano.
WHAT LEVEL RIDER DO I NEED TO BE?
The best riding & quietest roads in Tuscany are in the hills. Our trips are for “lifestyle” cyclists that love to ride. 40-60 miles per day average.
IS THIS A GOOD TRIP FOR A NON-RIDER?
If your companion rides only a small amount we offer shorter rides. This is a great trip for non-cyclists, as the best of Tuscany can be experienced via tours in Florence, Siena, cooking classes & walks in the vineyards.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?
We’ve lived in Europe for over 20 years, researching, riding and choosing the best locations for your vacation. Marty Jemison has ridden over 250,000 miles as a professional cyclist and will share the best riding roads with you. Our guides are well traveled and have an attention to detail that is unparalleled by another other cycling tour company in the business. We’re focused on giving you a cycling vacation of a lifetime.
“There is no doubt that the hills of Tuscany challenged me more than expected. However, the pasta – the wines – and your staff – made it one of my favorite cycling trips of my life…And, I’ve taken over 15 cycling trips, so that is a compliment. Looking forward to my next cycling trip with Jemison Cycling. Thank you!” Peter
[box title=”Included” color=”#3373b8″] European Knowledge: Jemison Cycling is owned & operated by a pro cyclist whose ridden over 250,000miles on European roads
All Transfers to and from Florence Airport
Van Support & Luggage Transfers
Ride Food – Drink Mix
One Guide per 4 Guests
Snacks on the Fly
Most Dinners (1-2 free nights)
[/box] [box title=”Not Included” color=”#f0f0f0″] Airfare
Bicycles (Rental Bikes available)
Personal incidentals & Guide Gratuities
*Travel Insurance strongly suggested (www.TravelGuard.com)
Location: Florence, Italy
Date: June 4 - 9 (4 person minimum)
Dates: October 1 - 6 (4 person minimum)
Cost: $3497 per personSign Me Up