Crete Senesi and Val d'Orcia weekend
  Duration

  3 Days/2 Nights

  Price

390,00 €

  Level

  Active rider

Small group cycling weekend to discover with a local guide the Crete Senesi region, located south-east of Siena, between Chianti and the beautiful Val d'Orcia. A full immersion into the uncontaminated nature, biking surrounded by beatiful landscapes, vineyards and rolling hills.
The first day you will biking direction Montalcino, small medieval village and wine region where the famous Brunello di Montalcino is produced. Then you'll reach the Val d'Orcia region and Pienza, UNESCO protected region.
The second day you'll be surrounded by the typical lunar landscapes of the Crete Senesi region, where you can also discover nice villages like Asciano and Chiusure, or visit the Benedictine monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
Part of the itinerary proposed will be on secondary gravel roads, typical of the region.
DURATION: 3 Days/2 Nights
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: 390,00 €
WHERE: Tuscany - Crete Senesi - Brunello di Montalcino - Val d'Orcia
DATES 2021: 9-11 April | 25-27 June | 22-24 October

Itinerary

1

Day 1 - Benvenuti in Toscana

Individual arrival, welcome aperitif, meet and greet with our staff where you'll receive all the informations about the cycling weekend in Tuscany.

Dinner and accommodation in agriturismo.

2

Day 2 - Via Francigena, San Quirico and Pienza

59 km – Elevation gain: 1090 meters

Breakfast and start of the first guided tour along the Via Francigena, surrounded by the famous vineyards of Brunello di Montalcino.
In the second part of the stage we'll discover the landscapes of Val d'Orcia region, UNESCO world heritage site. We'll then take a break to visit San Quirico d’Orcia, one of the most interesting village of the whole Val d'Orcia, before to ride a panoramic road direction Pienza. Visit of Pienza, the "ideal" city of the Renaissance time, also famous for its Pecorino cheese.
Before to come back to the agriturismo, we'll stop in a local osteria for a lunch.
The last part of the tour will lead you along a beautiful gravel segment of the Eroica route.

At the end of the bike tour, enjoy a wine tasting (I.G.T., Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino) before dinner.

Dinner and accommodation in agriturismo.

3

Day 3 - Asciano, Chiusure and Abbazia di Monte Oliveto

56 km – Elevation gain: 860 meters

Second stage to discover the Crete Senesi region, where badlands and biancane characterize the landscape in this part of Tuscany.
Ride through the medieval village of Buonconvento, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. A panoramic road with amazing views over the Crete Senesi will lead you to Asciano, with its churches and museums.
The town of Chiusure, tiny tuscan village and perfect stop for a typical lunch.
Lunch in local osteria and we'll finally visit the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, one of the most important and best preserved monastic complexes in Tuscany.

Back to the agriturismo in the afternoon and individual departure.

Otherwise you can extend your stay or have the late check-out with an extra charge.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 2 Nights stay with breakfast
  • 2 Dinners, drinks not included
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Wine tasting (I.G.T., Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino)
  • Meet & greet with our staff on day 1
  • Maps and information for your daily stage
  • GPX tracks for GPS system
  • English speaking bike guide
  • Van support during the ride 
  • Phone assistance by Anima Toscana staff
NOT INCLUDED
  • Tourist city tax
     
  • Drinks
  • Medical insurance
OPTIONAL SERVICES (PRICES ON REQUEST)
  • Medical insurance
  • Double room for single usage
  • Late check-out
  • Extra nights
  • Bike rental: E-Bikes, Gravel, Trekking or MTB
  • Flights
  • Activities for non-cyclist (cooking class, truffle hunting, guided tours, horse back riding, trekking, wine tours)
  • Private transfer: airport, train station or other hotels
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
390,00 €
 
 
*Tour and prices guaranteed with a minimum of participants.
LODGING
FATTORIA PIEVE A SALTI
The Borgo of Pieve a Salti is nestled in the rolling hills of Siena, in a beautiful natural setting, rich in history, art and sacred traditions. Its houses, inside the old village overlooking the surrounding hills, offer you hospitality in comfortable rooms with bathroom or typical apartments of various sizes. 
The Borgo of Pieve a Salti is equipped with restaurant, spa, horse riding, outdoor pool, indoor pool, conference center, tennis, biking, natural truffle zone for the famous white truffle of the Crete Senesi.
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