E-Bike Tuscany Vacation
7 Days 6 Nights
Embark on an extraordinary 7-day, 6-night all-inclusive e-biking vacation, meticulously crafted to offer you an immersive exploration of the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of central Tuscany. Our e-bikes, known for their friendliness and ease of use, provide the perfect means to traverse the undulating hills and charming countryside that define this iconic Italian region.
This meticulously curated itinerary promises an authentic and enriching experience. Venture off the beaten path as you visit family-run farms and wineries, gaining insight into the traditional agricultural practices that have shaped Tuscany's renowned food and wine culture. Each night, unwind in carefully chosen resorts and hotels, reflecting the warmth and hospitality for which Tuscany is celebrated.
Indulge your senses in the heart of the Chianti and Montalcino wine regions, sampling world-class wines amid the picturesque vineyards. Explore the historic center of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where medieval charm and architectural wonders await at every turn.
Immerse yourself in Tuscan culinary delights with a cooking class, mastering the art of crafting local specialties. The e-bikes allow you to traverse secondary roads with minimal traffic, offering a serene and easy ride through Tuscany's breathtaking scenery. Revel in the tranquility and immerse yourself in the beauty of the region, enhanced by the silent hum of your e-bike.
Your journey is expertly guided by a knowledgeable local biking guide, ensuring you uncover hidden gems and cultural nuances along the way. With the support of a dedicated vehicle, this adventure becomes accessible to all, regardless of biking experience. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a novice, this all-inclusive e-biking vacation promises an up-close encounter with Tuscany's timeless allure, creating memories that linger long after your wheels have come to a rest
Discovering Chianti's Tranquil Beauty
11:30 am - Departure from Florence:
Your e-biking escapade commences with a pick-up from the heart of Florence. As you leave the city behind, anticipation builds for the adventures that await in the serene landscapes of Tuscany.
12:30 pm - Arrival at Le Mandrie Di Ripalta:
Immerse yourself in the heart of the Chianti region as you arrive at the charming Le Mandrie Di Ripalta, a farmhouse holiday resort near Montespertoli. Nestled in the rolling hills, this hidden gem comprises two historical country houses dating back to 1725. The careful renovations seamlessly blend modern comforts with the authentic charm of a typical Tuscan country farmhouse.
1:00 pm - Light Lunch at On-site Restaurant:
Savor a delightful light lunch at the accommodation's own on-site restaurant, a culinary haven serving Tuscan specialties. Relish the flavors of the region, setting the tone for the gastronomic delights that await you throughout your stay.
3:30 pm - E-bike Familiarization and Exploration:
Embark on a captivating adventure, as you familiarize yourself with the capabilities of your e-bike. Our experienced guides will guide you through the intricacies, ensuring you feel confident and at ease on your electric steed. The exploration begins with a 2.5-hour ride through the enchanting hills, vineyards, and panoramic views that surround your accommodation.
6:00 pm - Return to Accommodation:
As the day's exploration comes to an end, return to the welcoming embrace of Le Mandrie Di Ripalta. Take in the tranquility and breathtaking scenery as you relax after a day of discovery.
7:30 pm - Dinner in the Garden:
As evening descends, gather in the cool air of the garden (particularly delightful in the summer months) for a delectable dinner. Admire the spectacular views of three castles nestled in the hills surrounding the property as you savor the authentic flavors of Tuscan cuisine. This culinary experience under the stars is the perfect conclusion to your first day in Chianti.
Biking the Enchanting Hills of Chianti Fiorentino
9:00 am - Departure for a Full Day of Biking:
Awake to the promise of another day filled with exploration as you depart for a full-day biking extravaganza. Today's adventure unfolds in the captivating hills of Chianti Fiorentino, where open views and meticulously tended landscapes of vines, olive groves, and medieval castles await.
12:30 pm - Light Lunch at a Local Farm:
Pause to indulge in a light lunch featuring seasonal products at a farm nestled in the heart of the area. Delight your taste buds with the freshest flavors of the region, a perfect interlude before continuing your two-wheeled journey.
Resume your biking adventure, navigating the picturesque terrain that Chianti Fiorentino offers. The afternoon is a symphony of rolling hills and panoramic vistas, providing the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable cycling experience.
4:40 pm - Wine Cellar Visit and Chianti Tasting:
Immerse yourself in the rich viticultural heritage of the region. Stop to visit a renowned wine cellar and partake in a tasting of Chianti wines. Let the nuances of the wines tantalize your palate as you gain insights into the artistry behind these celebrated vintages.
6:00 pm - Return to Accommodation:
As the afternoon's adventures draw to a close, pedal back to the comfort of your accommodation at 6:00 pm. The journey back allows for reflection on the day's discoveries and a sense of fulfillment from the landscapes traversed.
7:30 pm - Dinner at the Accommodation:
Relax and rejuvenate as you return to your accommodations. At 7:30 pm, gather for a sumptuous dinner served at the heart of Le Mandrie Di Ripalta. Allow the day's flavors, scents, and sights to linger as you share stories with fellow adventurers, anticipating the wonders that the following days in Tuscany hold.
Exploring San Gimignano's Medieval Charm
8:30 am - Departure for San Gimignano:
The day kicks off with departure for the medieval gem of San Gimignano. Saddle up for another invigorating bike ride through tranquil hills, reveling in the captivating views of San Gimignano and its iconic skyline adorned with medieval towers.
1:00 pm - Lunch at a Tuscan Farm:
By lunchtime, you'll find yourself at a small bucolic Tuscan farm, a hidden treasure producing saffron and olive oil. Indulge in a delectable, freshly prepared lunch featuring seasonal dishes crafted from the farm's own produce. Immerse yourself in the authentic flavors of the region, connecting with the essence of Tuscan agriculture.
3:30 pm - Arrival at New Accommodation:
Arrive at your new accommodation, where a blend of comfort and tranquility awaits. Take some time to settle in, refresh, and unwind. The hotel beckons with its spa facilities, offering a perfect respite for relaxation.
7:00 pm - Transfer to San Gimignano:
As the evening approaches, at 7:00 pm, embark on a comfortable van transfer to the medieval hill town of San Gimignano. Experience an Italian aperitivo, included in your journey, in the charming setting of this historic town. Enjoy leisure time as the day's crowds disperse, and San Gimignano transforms into a quaint and idyllic haven.
Evening - Dinner in San Gimignano or Return to Hotel:
The evening unfolds with choices – relish dinner in one of the many inviting restaurants in San Gimignano, savoring the unique ambiance of the town, or opt for a return to the hotel for a tranquil dinner and rest. (Dinner in town not included.)
10:00 pm - Return to Accommodation:
As the night settles in, conclude your day's adventures with a comfortable return to your accommodation. Let the day's experiences linger as you prepare for another day of exploration in the heart of Tuscany.
Journey through Chianti Classico to the Splendors of Siena
8:30 am - Departure from San Gimignano:
Departure from the medieval charm of San Gimignano. Set your sights on the picturesque Chianti Classico as you embark on a scenic journey through the neat countryside adorned with olive groves and vineyards. Transition into the more forested hills of Chianti Classico, where nature unfolds in all its glory.
12:30 pm - Lunch at a Family-Run Estate:
By midday, pause at a family-run estate nestled in the heart of Chianti Classico. Delight in a light lunch crafted from seasonal products, each dish a testament to the farm's dedication to authentic flavors. Immerse yourself in the agricultural richness with a tour of the estate, gaining insights into the time-honored traditions that define Tuscan farming.
2:00 pm - Journey to Siena:
Resume your journey, making your way to the captivating city of Siena. Check into your accommodation conveniently located near the city center. Enjoy leisure time to rest, freshen up, or explore the immediate surroundings.
7:00 pm - Transfer to Siena's Historical Center:
As evening descends, embark on a transfer to Siena's historical center. Indulge in a gastronomic adventure at a typical Tuscan trattoria, where the renowned dishes of the area are paired with the famous wines of Tuscany. Savor the flavors and ambiance of this unique dining experience.
10:00 pm - Return Transfer to Accommodation:
Wrap up the evening's festivities with a return transfer to your nearby accommodation. Allow the echoes of Siena's historical charm and the day's culinary delights to accompany you as you prepare for more enchanting discoveries in the days ahead.
Savoring the Richness of Siena
10:00 am - Guided Walking Tour:
Meet up with a knowledgeable local guide at 10:00 am for a captivating walking tour of Siena's main sights. Wander through the historic streets, marvel at architectural wonders, and delve into the rich history that permeates every corner of this medieval gem.
11:30 am - Leisure Time or Return to Accommodation:
Following the walking tour, at 11:30 am, the day unfolds with leisure time in Siena. Explore the town at your own pace, reveling in its charm and cultural significance. Alternatively, return to your accommodation for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
4:00 pm - Wine Class and Tasting at the Tuscan Wine School:
Reconvene for a delightful interlude at the Tuscan Wine School. Engage in a short wine class, delving into the intricacies of local wines, followed by a tasting session. Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the region's winemaking traditions.
6:00 pm - Hands-On Cooking Class and Dinner:
As the evening approaches, at 6:00 pm, participate in a hands-on cooking class. Immerse yourself in the art of Tuscan cuisine, preparing a full meal under the guidance of skilled chefs. Enjoy the fruits of your labor as you sit down to dinner in the convivial atmosphere of the cooking school.
9:30 pm - Return to Accommodation:
Cap off this culinary and cultural journey and return to your accommodation. Let the experiences of the day linger as you rest and recharge, preparing for the remaining adventures that Tuscany has in store for you.
Culminating the Cycling Odyssey in Montalcino
8:30 am - Panoramic Ride to Montalcino:
Embark on the final day of your cycling adventure with a panoramic ride south of Siena, tracing the scenic contours of the Val d'Arbia. Pedal along the ancient pilgrim route of the Via Francigena, directing your wheels toward the renowned town of Montalcino.
2:00 pm - Lunch and Brunello Wine Tasting:
Find yourself at a family-run Montalcino winery, a welcoming haven surrounded by vineyards. Delight in a leisurely lunch, featuring local delights paired with the prestigious Brunello wines. Let the flavors of Montalcino envelop your senses during an enriching wine tasting experience.
4:00 pm - Arrival at Montalcino Accommodation:
Reach your accommodation in Montalcino, a place of comfort and tranquility. Enjoy leisure time to freshen up and savor the serene atmosphere of this historic town.
7:30 pm - Final Tuscan Feast:
As evening descends, relish a final full Tuscan meal in a renowned restaurant within the heart of Montalcino. Indulge in the rich flavors of the dishes, thoughtfully paired with the exquisite wines of Montalcino and Tuscany. This culinary experience serves as a grand farewell to your cycling odyssey.
9:30 pm - Return to Accommodation:
Conclude your last evening in Montalcino with a return to your accommodation. Let the day's experiences settle as you prepare for a well-earned night of rest, cherishing the memories of your remarkable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Tuscany.
Farewell to Montalcino
Morning - Rise at Your Own Pace:
Wake up to the leisurely pace of Montalcino on your final day. Enjoy the luxury of rising at your own pace, allowing the tranquil atmosphere of this charming town to embrace you. Savor a delightful breakfast, perhaps accompanied by the panoramic views that have become a familiar backdrop during your stay.
10:30 am - Transfer to Your Onward Destination:
Comfortable transfer back to your chosen destination, be it the historic city of Siena, the art-filled Florence, or the eternal city of Rome. Reflect on the memories of your e-biking vacation in Tuscany as you journey through the scenic landscapes that have become a part of your story.
As you return to your chosen destination, carry with you the vibrant experiences, the flavors of Tuscan cuisine, the aromas of its vineyards, and the echoes of ancient paths explored on your e-bike. Your cycling adventure may conclude, but the timeless allure of Tuscany will linger, inviting you to return and create new memories in this captivating region.
6 Days of Fully catered E-Bike Trips
1 Chianti Winery visit and Tasting
1 Guided Siena Walking Tour
1 Wine Class in Siena
1 Cooking Class in Siena
1 Brunello Winery visit with Tasting
2 Nights in Chianti Resort
1 Night Hotel and SPA near San Gimignano
2 Nights in Siena Hotel
1 Night in Montalcino Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation in Double or Twin Room, Single Room Supplement Available
6 Breakfasts in Hotels
1 Light Lunch at Chianti Resort
4 Lunches on Farm/Winery
1 Cooking Class Dinner
Transportation in Comfortable 8 Seater Vehicle with AC
Assisting Vehicle available throught the E-Bike tours and throughout the 7 days
Rental of Comfortable E-Bikes (Mountain Bikes)
Transfer to and from Hotels for evenings in town
Comapny of Experiences English Speaking Escurtionist Guide and a Second Guide driving the support vehicle
Authorized City Guides for Siena Tour