Meet your authorized English speaking guide and fellow travelers for this small group bike tour at the Siena Train station at 9:00am (in front of the pharmacy)
. Hop on to a comfortable van and head into the Chianti to the starting point for the bike ride. Before heading off, familiarize yourself with the E-Bikes and equipment. These bikes make biking in Tuscany, one of the world’s most famous cycling areas, accessible to all!
Easily set the difficulty of your ride and decide whether you would like the bike to do most of the work, or do the workout yourself. The silent electric motor, allows you to enjoy the smells, sounds and tranquility of the Tuscan countryside.
Finally begin your ride on quiet roads away from traffic for a 20km long cycle. During the 3 hour ride, cross neat rows of vineyards, pretty olive groves, dense and shaded forests, and sleepy villages. Be surprised here and there by modern art installations
in among the vegetation and along the road that add a touch of quirky modernity to an otherwise very traditional Chianti landscape. Throughout the morning, stop frequently to take in the views, breath the clean Chianti air and stretch your legs.
Before arriving to our lunch place, stop to visit a beautifully restored ex-monastery, dating back to the XV century. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the cloisters, see the neat renaissance gardens and admire the stunningly beautifully chapel rich with frescoes
, known as the 'little Sistine'. Here you can also savour a small tasting of local wines (optional). After having visited the monastery, jump on your bikes one last time for a short ride to a family run winery
where you will tour the estate's cellars and vineyards learn about the wine making process before sitting down to a delicious tasting of the farms's Chianti Classico wines
and olive oil
accompanied by platters of tasty local products. After lunch get back on the van and visit a second smaller producer
for a tour of the cellars and tasting of more delicious wines before jumping back on the van and returning to the Siena train station after a 8 hour beautiful and up close experience of some of the best that Tuscany has to offer.On some occasions the itinerary may vary a little. In case of excessively bad weather, the tour will be held in the minivan. The day, however, will maintain a similar general imprint, have the same duration and inclusions.
Height of each participant must be communicated. Minimum age is 14 years. Adult pricing applies to all travelers. Possibility of requesting standard bike instead of e-bike.Have a look at our Activities Calendar to see what tours are running during your stay in Tuscany!
- The comfort of easy-to-use electric bikes and helmets
- Explore a beautiful, historic Monastery rich in art
- Enjoy the Monastery's Renaissance gardens and fully-frescoed chapel
- Savour a Chianti Classico tasting with lunch at a family-run winery
- English speaking professional driver and guide
- Round-trip transfer from Siena train station
- Use of electric bikes and helmets
- Chianti Classico wine tasting and lunch