7-Day Tuscan Villa Cycling Retreat: Authentic Exploration and Serenity

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Day 1: Kick-off & Easy Ride 🚴

Landing in Florence ✈️
Your adventure starts with your touchdown at Florence Airport (FLR). Need a hand getting from another Italian airport? We’ve got you covered! A comfy shuttle ride will whisk you away to Il Molinello, ready for your Tuscan biking journey.

Chill & Chat 🍴
Once you’re at the villa, take it easy and settle in. There’s a casual lunch lined up where you can mingle with your guide and the rest of the crew. It’s a great time to get acquainted and vibe with everyone.

Bike Setup & Test Ride 🚲
Post-lunch, it’s time to get your bike dialed in with a chill bike fitting session to make sure everything’s just right for you. Follow that up with a relaxed test ride to get the lay of the land and feel comfy with your two-wheeled buddy.

Mill Tour & Aperitivo Time 🍷
In the evening, the villa’s family has a cool tour planned of their ancient mill – you’re doing this with a wine in hand, by the way! After the tour, kick back with an all-Italian aperitivo and chat about the exciting rides coming up.

Ride Details 📊
Distance: 34 km / 21 miles
Elevation Gain: 544 meters / 1785 feet
Terrain: A bit hilly with one main climb to tackle

About the Villa:

Historic Roots & Transformation 🏡

Located about 19 miles from Siena in the heart of Tuscany.

From Ancient Mill to Beloved Agriturismo 🍇
The journey of our villa/Agriturismo began in the 1300s as a mill. Fast forward to 1996, a local family was captivated by its charm and transformed it into a farmhouse. Their love for this enchanting place inspired them to open its doors to guests eager to explore Tuscany and the Crete Senesi area.

Accommodations with Charm & Comfort 🛌
The villa boasts 8 separate apartments, each equipped with the modern comforts you’d expect, ensuring a stay that blends historical allure with contemporary ease. Additionally, there are 4 rooms that promise a delightful and intimate experience, making each moment spent here truly special. The package includes a room. You may upgrade to an apartment for an additional cost.

Day 2: Exploring Crete Senesi 🚵‍♀️

Today’s ride is what Tuscan dreams are made of – it’s all about those iconic hills! These hills aren’t just any hills; they’re the soul of Tuscany, having inspired countless books, movies, and wanderers. They’re the kind of scenic marvels you want to discover slowly, taking in each turn and every quaint road. Your journey today delves into the Crete Senesi, offering breathtaking views and that quintessential Tuscan vibe.

After immersing yourself in the beauty of the landscape, take a break the Italian way with a coffee stop to recharge before heading back to the villa for some lunch.

The afternoon has something special in store – a deep dive into the Tuscan tradition. Get ready for an oil tasting session that promises to tantalize your taste buds. But that’s not all; there’s also a workshop where you’ll learn how to craft unique and practical items using our very own lavender. It’s a day of authentic experiences, connecting with the land and its traditions.

Ride Info 🚵
– Morning Stretch:
Distance: 34 km / 21 miles
Elevation Gain: 544 meters / 1785 feet
Terrain: Hilly, featuring one main climb

Full Day Challenge:
Distance: 71 km / 44 miles
Elevation Gain: 1071 meters / 3514 feet
– Terrain: Hilly, with three main climbs to conquer

 

Day 3: Valdichiana Voyage 🌍

Exploring Valdichiana 🚴
Today’s ride weaves through the Valdichiana, a Tuscan gem where you’ll encounter the echoes of the Etruscans, an ancient civilization shrouded in mystery and rich in history. The journey is mostly flat, but get ready for a thrilling ascent as you approach Cortona. Conquering this climb rewards you with breathtaking views over Valdichiana and a well-deserved, scrumptious lunch at the summit.

Wine Tasting & Dinner at Casanova 🍷
Post-ride, a shuttle whisks you back to the villa, where an afternoon of oenological discovery awaits. An expert sommelier will guide you through a tasting of Tuscany’s finest wines. The day culminates with a dinner at Casanova, indulging in the authentic flavors of the renowned “chianina” beef.

Ride Details 🚵
Distance: 55 km / 34 miles
Elevation Gain: 848 meters / 2782 feet
Terrain: Mostly flat with two challenging climbs

Day 4: Recovery Day 😌

Take a breather today because every great tour includes some well-deserved rest! You have options to keep the day as relaxed or active as you prefer.

Take it Easy or Stay Active 🚴‍♂️🚶
Feel like pedaling lightly? Opt for a recovery ride to keep your legs moving without the strain. Or, switch gears and explore the local scenery with a leisurely hike. If you’re still energized and raring to go, there’s a regular ride heading towards Siena to keep your adrenaline flowing.

Relaxation and Culinary Delights 🍝
Post-activity, enjoy a leisurely lunch back at the villa. Spend the afternoon unwinding further, perhaps with a massage to soothe those muscles. As the day eases into the evening, dive into Tuscan culinary traditions with a cooking class, followed by a dinner where you can savor the fruits of your labor.

Recovery Ride:
Distance: 55 km / 34 miles
Elevation Gain: 848 meters / 2782 feet
Terrain: Mostly flat with two main climbs

 

Day 5: Chianti Challenge 🍇

Today, brace yourself for the iconic Chianti region, a cyclist’s dream with its undulating hills and mesmerizing landscapes.

Tackling the Chianti Hills 🚵
You’ll tackle longer climbs through the Chianti hills, less steep but equally rewarding, with unforgettable vistas at every turn. After conquering the route, a shuttle will carry you back to Il Molinello for some light refreshment.

Exploring Siena 🏰
In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to explore Siena, a medieval jewel, with a guided tour of its historic treasures and free time to roam the charming city center.

Ride Details 🚴‍♀️

– Regular Ride to Siena:
Distance: 59 km / 36 miles
Terrain: Hilly with longer climbs

Day 6: Val d’Orcia Epic 🌄

Today’s ride is nothing short of legendary, presenting the ultimate test through the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its quintessential Tuscan landscapes and historic ties to the Renaissance.

Conquer the Hills 🚴‍♀️
Prepare to tackle the region’s most majestic hills, offering challenging ascents and rewarding vistas. These are the hills that dreams are made of, and conquering them is a crowning achievement. Celebrate your triumph with a laid-back barbecue and chilled drinks back at the villa.

Relaxation & Farewell Pizza Party 🍕
The afternoon is yours to rest and soak in the last moments of this Tuscan adventure. The highlight? A farewell pizza night with the Molinello team, featuring homemade pizzas baked in the traditional wood oven. It’s the perfect way to cap off an unforgettable week.

Ride Details 🚵‍♂️
Distance: 77 km / 48 miles
Elevation Gain: 1300 meters / 4265 feet
Terrain: Hilly

 

Day 7: Departure Day 👋

Final Tuscan Farewell 🌤️
Enjoy one last taste of Tuscan hospitality with a homemade breakfast before we organize your shuttle trip back to Florence Airport. While it’s time to say goodbye, we’re already looking forward to our next encounter.

Extend Your Journey 🌍
Interested in keeping the adventure alive? We can assist in extending your tour, crafting a longer journey filled with more unforgettable experiences.

Pre-Tour Recommendation in Florence 🏰
To maximize your cycling tour, consider arriving in Florence a few days early. This pre-tour stay helps you adjust to the local time zone and recover from jet lag, ensuring you’re fully energized for the biking adventures ahead.

Departure Dates

Departure Days:

  • Any day April to early October. 

 

Prices

Pricing is in Euros and is per person. 

Euro (€) 3,298 per person based on two people traveling together. 

For single rates, please inquire.

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Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Tuscany, where cycling meets serene living at a cherished family villa. This Agriturismo, nestled in the picturesque Tuscan landscape, serves as a sanctuary from the hustle of urban life. It has evolved through a profound love for the region, offering guests a harmonious blend of homely comfort and cultural immersion. Here, the essence of Tuscany unfolds through its organic cuisine, intimate connection with nature and animals, and a rich tapestry of history, culture, and art.

Your stay at this enchanting villa isn’t just about comfort; it’s about experiencing a genuine Tuscan lifestyle. Each apartment within the villa offers a peaceful haven, ensuring a sense of belonging and ease throughout your adventure. The true spirit of the region comes alive through the people you’ll meet, crafting memories that will linger long after your departure.

Exploring Tuscany on two wheels with an expert guide becomes an adventure through the region’s heartlands, from the undulating Crete Senesi to the lush Val d’Orcia, the renowned Chianti vineyards, and the fertile Valdichiana. Every day promises a new route, tracing the paths of famed cycling races like the Strade Bianche and Eroica, amidst landscapes that have inspired for centuries.

Tasting sessions of Tuscany’s legendary wines are interwoven with your journey, both at the villa and in the revered cellars of our trusted producers. Savor the authentic flavors of home-cooked meals, prepared with the finest local ingredients by the villa’s culinary team. Beyond the palate, immerse yourself in the artistic and cultural heritage that defines this storied land.

With a commitment to your safety and enjoyment, each cycling route is accompanied by an expert guide and a supportive assisting van, equipped to meet your needs throughout the adventure. This ensures a worry-free experience, allowing you to fully engage with the beauty and exhilaration of your Tuscan cycling retreat.

Fitness Disclaimer for Cyclists 🚴‍♂️

Physical Fitness Requirement 💪
Daily Cycling Distance: Participants must be capable of cycling at least 30 miles (approximately 48 kilometers) per day. This tour is designed to challenge and satisfy the serious cyclist, offering daily rides through Tuscany’s varying terrain.

Serious Cyclist Advisory 🚵
Tour Intensity: This tour is tailored for the serious cyclist. It demands a good level of physical fitness and cycling proficiency. Participants should be prepared for multiple days of extensive cycling, encompassing hilly and sometimes challenging terrains.

Ensure you are in suitable physical condition to embrace the full experience of this cycling adventure.

What's Included

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What’s Included in Your 7-Day Tuscan Villa Cycling Retreat: Authentic Exploration and Serenity Adventure

To ensure an unforgettable experience, Italy4Real has meticulously curated a selection of services and offerings for your 8-day adventure through Rome, Florence, and La Spezia.

Inclusive Services and Offerings:

Expert Local Guidance 🧭
Service of Local, Professional Tour Leaders: Benefit from the expertise and insights of professional tour leaders throughout your journey.

Charming Accommodations 🏡
Stay in a Historic Mill Turned Villa: Experience the unique charm of lodging in an old mill from the 1300s, beautifully transformed into a lovely villa.

Gastronomic Delights 🍽️
All-Inclusive Meals: Savor the flavors of Tuscany with all meals included during your stay.
Cooking Lesson: Dive into the culinary traditions of the region with a hands-on cooking class.
Oil Tasting: Explore the nuances of local olive oils through guided tastings.
Lavender Workshop: Engage in a workshop where you learn to create products using locally grown lavender.
Wine Tastings: Discover the renowned wines of Tuscany through expert-led tastings.

Cultural Experiences 🖼️
Guided Walking Tour of Siena: Uncover the historical and cultural treasures of Siena with a guided walking tour.

Convenient Transfers 🚐
Shuttle Service: Enjoy hassle-free transportation with shuttle services at the beginning and end of your tour.

Fitness Disclaimer for Cyclists 🚴‍♂️

Physical Fitness Requirement 💪
Daily Cycling Distance: Participants must be capable of cycling at least 30 miles (approximately 48 kilometers) per day. This tour is designed to challenge and satisfy the serious cyclist, offering daily rides through Tuscany’s varying terrain.

Serious Cyclist Advisory 🚵
Tour Intensity: This tour is tailored for the serious cyclist. It demands a good level of physical fitness and cycling proficiency. Participants should be prepared for multiple days of extensive cycling, encompassing hilly and sometimes challenging terrains.

Ensure you are in suitable physical condition to embrace the full experience of this cycling adventure.

Not Included

What’s Not Included: For Your Information

  • Airfare to and from Italy. However, we offer free research and pricing services for finding the best airfare—an exclusive service only for Italy4Real customers.
  • Travel insurance, which we strongly recommend for your peace of mind.
  • City taxes to be paid directly at the villa.
  • Bike – You may bring your own bike or rent a bike for the week at an average cost of Euro 280 for the week.

Pricing Transparency: Our Euro-Centric Approach

We place a premium on offering extraordinary value in concert with exceptional services, hence all our package prices are stated in Euros. Here’s why this matters:

Clarity in Financial Dealings

By presenting prices in Euros, we ensure you receive the most straightforward and competitive rates, devoid of hidden costs that often lurk in U.S. Dollar quotations due to ever-changing exchange rates.

Staying Ahead of Currency Trends

Our team of Travel Specialists is perpetually monitoring the value of the Euro against other principal currencies. This proactive approach enables us to guide you on the ideal moment to lock in your payment, thereby maximizing your financial well-being.

Billing Made Clear

Each invoice you receive is meticulously crafted to display the current exchange rate, ensuring absolute clarity in your financial transactions. With Italy4Real, what you see is what you get—no hidden fees or unanticipated charges.

Payment Flexibility Tailored For You

We solidify the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the Euro solely at the time of your concluding payment, allowing you the leeway to capitalize on favorable exchange rates as they arise.

Your choice of Italy4Real as your European tour partner is deeply valued. We consider your satisfaction and the value we provide to be the cornerstone of our service.

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