The bike tour called Crete Senesi, in Tuscany, is an ideal option for passionate cyclists of all levels.
If you are looking to pedal quietly along the gentle roads of this beautiful region, or to challenge yourself on the same hills where cycling legends have trained – including Bartali, Cipollini and Bettini – Tuscany can truly be called a land of cyclists , and much, much more. On the tour of the Crete Senesi, you will enjoy a wide range of bicycle itineraries for Tuscany.
There are itineraries through the Unesco site of the Val d’Orcia, along paths through the harsh but gentle landscape of the Crete Senesi, or alleys that cut through the vineyards of Chianti and Montalcino.
You will also have the opportunity to stroll through the consecrated hills where Chianti wine was born, or to stroll in such renowned and beautiful cities as Siena and Pienza.
You will be warmly welcomed for all 6 nights of your bike tour at Alle Terme B&B, a stay in a family-run establishment. This is a great way to discover the most real and authentic Tuscany. Alle Terme B&B features premium-level accommodations furnished with antiques — perfect for couples and lone travelers.
Alle Terme B&B is a sustainable structure, having decided to offer its guests only eco-friendly and socially sustainable products.
Ecological sensitivities are fully respected also on this bike tour among the greenest in Tuscany.
A complete cultural immersion in the Tuscan lifestyle – together with warm hospitality – is guaranteed by Michele and Sabrina.
Welcome to Tuscany! Our meeting point is at Podere LA CHIUSELLA farmhouse in Rapolano Terme.
We will meet at 12.30 at the Quadrifoglio restaurant for lunch and a brief explanation of the tour.
In the afternoon, after a bicycle test, we will go around Asciano.
KM 28 m 375 altitude variation
Val Di Chiana
Today we will cycle along the Val di Chiana, reaching Cortona, a beautiful location famous for the film “UNDER THE SUN OF TUSCANY”
Val di Chiana is a large and fertile plain between Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. It has an important agricultural production becoming the symbol of the lands of Sierna and the whole region.
Km 106 mt 1268 altitude variation
Today we will dive in Val d’Orcia, considered one of the most beautiful UNESCO sites in Italy. Medieval castles, sinuous hills, isolated villages at the top of the hills, scattered and isolated country houses, cypress avenues, and golden wheat fields, are just some of the elements of the fantastic and harmonious landscape of this area.
We will stop in Pienza, another Unesco site for a walk through the village.
Km 93 m 1581 altitude variation
Rapolano Terme, Siena and tour of the Crete Senesi
Today is the day off!
If you want you can take an optional tour along the Crete Senesi, the most photographic panorama in the world!
Those who do not want to pedal can spend the morning at the spa and at the natural springs of the Rapolano thermal baths.
Hot springs are naturally produced by the emergence of geothermal underground water heated by the earth’s crust
In particular Terme San Giovanni is a natural terrace from which to admire the sea of hills of the Crete Senesi, where you can relax in the pools, having lunch enjoying a breathtaking view of this beautiful landscape.
KM 73 m 1408 m altitude variation
Today we will cycle through the famous Chianti Classico area.
We will cycle along the Brolio Castle, built around 1000 AD. and owned since 1141 by the Ricasoli family, the oldest winery in Italy and the second in the world.
Continuing on we will stop for lunch in Gaiole in Chianti, the starting point of L’Eroica and we will walk the ancient “Strade Bianche” in search of a selection of artisan products. In the late afternoon we will return to LA CHIUSELLA, for a tasting of olive oil.
Km 95 m 2071 altitude variation
Our last tour will take you to Montalcinjo, the city of the famous Bunello di Montalcino DOCG wine. We will cycle along the Pecorile road, along the heart of the Crete Senesi and the Asso valley. Montalcino renowned worldwide for the production of the precious Brunello red wine, has undergone few changes since the sixteenth century. When you are in the highest part of the country, a magnificent spectacle will appear to your eyes
Km 91 m 1506 altitude variation
Monte San Savino
Today we will take a short tour of Monte San Savino, which was one of the first urban settlements in Tuscany and Italy.
Its origin dates back to around 1100 but another century had to pass before Monte San Savino could be considered a center of social, political and cultural importance in Tuscany of that time.
But the time has come to re-enter and the last part of the tour is mainly downhill!
Km 58 m 851 altitude variation
After breakfast at 9 a.m. It is possible, on request, to have a ride to Siena station from where you can reach Florence in Rome
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Informative tourist guide for the whole program
Van in tow
Guide by bike
Welcome & Last dinner
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
all overnight stays
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Shuttle service except as specified in the program
Lunches and dinners (except the welcome and last dinner)
Central location from which to make 7 spectacular bike rides in 7 different parts of the province of Siena.
Breakfast with local and sustainable products
DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights
TOTAL KM: 544 Km
DAILY KM: 78 Km
TERRAIN: Rolling with hills
START / END LOCATIONS: RapolanoTerme
From March to November private groups always