ITALY | SUPER TUSCANY ROAD BIKE EXCLUSIVE

Super Tuscany

Road Bike Private Exclusive Package

 

Where great tastes and great biking meet! An amazing extensive road bike holiday to the best locations that Tuscany has to offer plus great food and wine and incredible add ons. This tour has it all:

  • Chianti region , probably the most famous wine region in the world;
  • Amazing towns like Monteriggioni , San Gimignano, Montepulciano , Pienza, Volterra and many more;
  • Mount Amiata the highest mountain in Tuscany, an old volcano;
  • Siena, the city with the best square in the world;
  • Val d’Orcia and Crete Senesi, the iconic landscapes symbol of Tuscany;
  • Great wine like Vernaccia , Chianti, Montepulciano , Brunello , Morellino;
  • Hot Spas, Saturnia and Bagni San Filippo.

Mileage / Gain

402 km (250 m) /  7300 mt (24.000 ft)

Longest day: Day 6 - 93 km (50 miles)

Highest climb: Day 5 - 1750 m (5600 ft)

When to go

April, May, June, September, October

Level

Enthusiast

Difficult tours with more than one mountain stage and steep downhills.

Duration

7 days, 6 nights, 6 days cycling

Price per person

2-3 People

8990 €

4-5 People

7490 €

6+ People

6490 €

990 € single room supplement

You only need van support?

Our “Exclusive Package” includes one guide in the van and one on the bike. We like to take great care of our clients and believe that a guide on the bike is essential for you to get the best our of your trip. But of course we understand if you would like to be alone with your partner or family. In this case we would just support you with the van and all the logistic and give you a professional Garmin gps with loaded tracks and a road book. In this case the price of the package would be also lower.

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Day by day

DAY 1 - Chianti Classico ride

70 km / 1300 mt ascent (44 miles / 4160 ft ascent)

 

(45 minutes shuttle from Florence to Greve del Chianti)

We pick you up at your hotel in Florence and we transfer you to Greve in Chianti , the center of Chianti wine region. From there we start grinding immediately a few big hills. We will ride through Radda and Castellina , two of the most iconic wine town of the Chianti region. In Castellina we will have a nice lunch and wine tasting in a local winery. After that, a short ride will take us to Monteriggioni , one of the most impressive walled Medieval towns in Italy, and later we will get to our hotel, the castle of Casole

Inclusions: breakfast, lunch with wine tasting.

 

DAY 2 - From San Gimignano to Volterra

45 km / 920 mt ascent (28 miles / 2944 ft ascent)

 

(25 minutes shuttle from hotel to starting point . Can be avoided starting from the hotel)

Today we can start riding from our hotel or shuttle a bit. A wonderful net of small minor roads will lead us to San Gimignano. With it multitude of towers sticking out against the horizon, San Gimignano is one of the most iconic and recognizable destinations in Tuscany.
In every corner of the world, there lives someone with a dream to visit this ancient village and to feel the experience of stepp ing into a perfect Medieval postcard. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, San Gimignano , also called the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages,” owes its fame to the incredible quantity of towers that rose above the rooftops of the small town, as many as 65 during the days of the town’s heyday. After a gelato at the world champion local gelateria or a wine of Vernaccia wine we keep riding toward Volterra . Volterra is an etruscan hill top medieval town, famous for alabaster. Return to our hotel, same as yesterday, by van.

Inclusions: Breakfast, dinner in Siena.

 

DAY 3 - Crete Senesi & Montalcino

79 km / 1170 mt ascent (49 miles / 3744 ft ascent)

(40 minutes shuttle from Castello di Casole to starting point in Arbia)

In the collective imagination, Tuscany is seen as hectares of hilly countryside,
gentle hills dotted with wheat, cypress and olive trees. Of course, there’s much more to Tuscany than this, but there is a place where this perfect image of Tuscany is a fact: the Crete Senesi, or Sienese Crete. An amazing ride through this land will take us to Montalcino. Montalcino is a great medieval town on the top of a hill but mostly is famous for its wine production, particularly the Brunello. In addition to exquisite wines, the countryside around here also produces honey, extra virgin olive oil, meats and cheeses. We will enjoy a great wine tasting in a local winery and, if after that we still feel like riding, we will keep cycling all the way to our boutique hotel. If not, we just jump in the car.

Inclusions: breakfast, lunch with wine tasting in Montalcino.

 

DAY 4 - Exploring Val D’Orcia, iconic Tuscany

62 km / 1110 mt ascent (39 miles / 3552 ft)

In the area near Siena the landscape is so pure, characteristic and imprinted on our minds as the quintessential image of Tuscan y that it’s part of UNESCO World Heritage site list. Hills and ravines comprise the countryside, but it’s the cypress trees that steal the scene, surrounding isolated hilltop hamlets and marking roads in tidy rows. The name of this area is Val D’Orcia and today we are going to ride through some of the most remarkable sites. Highlights of the day are the town of Pienza , where we will taste the famous local Pecorino cheese, and Montapulciano where guess what? We are going to taste some other world class wine.

If you feel tired and want to recovered before tomorrow’s big day, you can just take today off. We can visit Val d’Orcia by van and then you can enjoy half day at the world class spa that your hotel offers.

Inclusions: breakfast and dinner

 

DAY 5 - Mount Amiata, the old volcano

58 km / 1750 mt ascent (37 miles / 5600 ft ascent)

 

Italy’s oldest extinct volcano is in Tuscany and it is also the highest mountain of the region. It is called Monte Amiata and we surely are going to climb it! This is a big ride for the local race bikers. On the way down from the top we will ride to Bagni San Filippo It is known as one of Tuscany’s most stunning spa towns, largely due to its trademark backdrop of white calcareous deposits, which make a lasti ng visual impact. After visiting the natural spa, we will transfer by van to our hotel.

Inclusions: breakfast, dinner.

 

DAY 6 - Maremma, Tuscan wild side

93 km / 750 mt ascent (50 miles / 2400 ft ascent)

 

Today we will explore Maremma. Maremma is the wildest area of Tuscany. Etruscan and medieval villages, vineyards and woods, sand beaches and blue sea characterize this region. There are many beautiful things to see and to do. We will access this amazing region through Scansano the last of the iconic wine town that will make our trip a perfect eno-cycling adventures. The final dinner tonight will be in an amazing winery and it will come with a wine tasting.

 

Inclusions: breakfast, dinner with wine tasting.

 

DAY 7 - Arrivederci!

Arrivederci! After breakfast we will transfer you to Florence and we will depart to Prague

 

 

We make customization our secret ingredient.

Feel free to ask for changes.

Included

 

Accomodations

  • All hotel accommodation in 5 star hotels (6 nights)

Food and Drinks

  • Full board: breakfasts, lunches and dinners, drinks*
  • Snacks and fresh fruit on route

Support

  • 1 English speaking guide on the bike
  • 1 English speaking guide in the van (Soigneur)
  • Van support with luggage transport
  • All transportation from randez vous to drop-off
  • Daily cleaning and bike maintenance
  • 1 Laundry service for biking clothings

Bikes & Gear

  • Carbon road bike rental (Giant Defy)  + helmet + pedals
  • Official BIKO jersey, cycling cap, bidons and bag

Activities

  • 2 hour guided tour of Siena
  • All gratituities for baggage, porters and hotel service
  • Wine tasting (with lunch) in a winery in Chianti
  • Wine tasting (with lunch) in a winery in Montalcino
  • Wine tasting (with dinner) in Maremma (last day)

 

Not included

 

  • International flights
  • Cancellation insurance and travelling insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Massages
  • Gratituity for your bicycle guide
  • Transfers not specified on the tour description
  • Extra activities not specified on the tour description

*Drinks consumed beyond normal amounts and away from group activities (cocktail hour) not included

Road racing carbon bikes | INCLUDED

 

Model: GIANT DEFY ADVANCED 1- CARBON

 

Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. It’s smooth, it’s efficient, and it’s fast.

Available in M and L size

Group: Shimano Ultegra

Frame : Carbon

Brakes: Disc brakes

FESTKA Road racing bike upgrade | 100 € per day

 

You can upgrade and rent this bike for the Holiday.  Festka is a manufacturer on  the sharp edge of bicycle development. Utilising the best carbon in the modern-day market, each frame is assembled by hand with a clear vision for whom it is created.

 

Renting a Festka is cool but...

having one built for you and delivered for your Holiday is the ultimate trip!

Read more about the Amazing Festka Project.

Accessories

 

We are happy to prepare your bike according to your bike fitting measurement, if you wish to and we will provide you with accessories to make your trip more comfortable. All you have to do is to fill our "Mesurements & Accessories Form" below.

 

Gel seats, mud guards, gel seat covers and many other things are  FREE OF CHARGE. We also have a wide variety of pedals to choose from in adition also FREE OF CHARGE. Shimano SPD, Shimano SL, Look Keo Classic, Classic pedals with possibility to add toe cages.

 

Check out the "BIKE MEASUREMENTS & ACCESSORIES FORM"

Hotel Castello di Casole 5*

Experience the ultimate luxury Tuscan resort at Belmond Castello di Casole, an enchanting hideaway 1000 years in the making. Castello di Casole has been voted the No. 1 Resort in Europe for four straight years.

Adler Resort Thermae 5*

The 5-star spa hotel in the countryside near Siena surrounded by a natural landscape combines Tuscan flair and a charming luxurious atmosphere. Unique thermal bathing experience in 37 C mineral spring water, an extraordinary SPA builds on a travertine quarry.

Hotel Saturnia 5*

The most exclusive SPA Hotel in Tuscany. Located above a crater of volcanic origin, feeding water straight into the heart of the resort.

Hotel Andana 5*

Set in the heart of the Maremma countryside, L'Andana was a private residence of the Great Duke of Tuscany and it still maintains the old times' flair. Going through a large iron gate, walking along a road of pines you will arrive at the “Tenuta La Badiola” which extends for 500 hectares of vineyards and olive orchards.

The list of add ons in Tuscany is very long.

It is a land that offers so much. Here below are just a few examples. But there is so much more, like for example gelato workshops, hot air balloon flights, Ferrari experiences, cooking courses, off road safaris, Vespa experiences. It will be our pleasure to recommend you the activities that suite you the most.

Professional video by BIKO Media

 

In BIKO we are not only cyclists..Filippo and Toby are also professionale video makers.

We make videos a strong added value to our holidays. We are able to offer two different packages that will help you remembering your trip forever.

 

- Essential Video Package: we will shoot the video while guiding the holiday. This way we can keep the price reasonable. We know already where the best shots are so while guiding we shoot without you even "feeling it".

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price : 500 euro

 

 

- Ultimate Video Package: you will have a dedicated team of videomakers that will follow your group and your guides independently. The result will be a true Hollywood action movie.

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price: depends on the route and on the group size. Starting from 3000 euro

Essential Video Package

Ultimate Video Package

Tuscany Strava Cup

 

Are you traveling with your (very competitive) friends? So let us organize a competition for you!

We will chose 2 or 3 Strava segment every day. Climbing , time trial and descent. We will measure your time via Strava and give you the temporary ranking every day.

At the end of the tour there will be a winner and a prize (for each of the participants)

 

Price: 200 euro + 25 euro per person for prizes

Vintage car ride! 

 

Imagine driving along the Tuscan roads in this mechanical wonder: the immense pleasure to enjoy the most spectacular views, which have made Tuscany one of the most famous regions in the world, will be enhanced by driving this spectacular machine. We recommend this on day 4 or on day 5, after riding the big mountain, we can have the cars delivered and you can drive all the way to your hotel, about 1 and half hour driving.

 

Price: 950 euro per car (includes delivery and pick up and petrol)

Make your own wine

 

It is not just about tasting. This unique, original experience will allow you to create your own wine with the help of expert oenologists when visiting some of the best wineries of Tuscany, choosing amongst five different grapes and create your own customised bottle with cap and tailor-designed label.

This is a unique, fun and easy way to learn more about the Tuscan wines.

A memorable tour through the wine places where history, tradition, production, sale and tasting undertake a universal journey. Experts will guide customers step by step, learning how to give a certain character to your very personal wine. Inside an ancient room under the '700 villa, our winemaker will describe the different characteristics of the 5 grapes sampled directly from the oak barrels.

Then, guided by our winemaker but following your personal taste, you will try several blends and try then to create your “perfect” wine. The amount of bottles ordered will be placed on a bottle rack for the maturation, which will take about 25 days.

One extra bottle will be immediately given to be taken with you. During the time of maturation, you may prepare and send us a digital file with your personal label. Once the maturation has been completed, the wines will be packaged with your personal label and shipped directly to your home. A full typical Tuscan lunch may be set up in the old Villa, after or before the experience, accompanied by Monterinaldi's wines. The lunch is included in the cost of the experience.

 

Price: varies according to number of people and bottles ordered. Ask for a quote.

Fiat 500

 

Fiat 500 represents the epitome of Italian style. Rush no more, no need to run around: you are in Tuscany. Let your mind focus on all the beauty surrounding you, instead: old trees, ancient hills, country roads. Drive through Tuscany's iconic landscapes, be part of a magical experience that will throw you back in history and immerse yourself in some breathtaking landscapes. We recommend this activity on day 4.

 

 

Price: 450 euro per car (includes delivery, pick up and petrol)

Extra day of sightseeing: Siena 

 

Would you like to take a rest and spend a whole day exploring Siena? It is not a bad idea!

Siena is likely Italy's loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Tuscany for just a few days. Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer.

You would spend the night at Grand Hotel Continental 5*

Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Extra day off in Val d'Orcia: Enjoy your spa hotel

 

If you would like to enjoy a day off in one of the best italian hotels at the bottom of a volcano where hot springs come out just in the hotel premise, we are happy to organize it! We would just extend your stay one night extra so you would stay in Adler 3 nights all together.
Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Extra day at the seaside: Castiglione della Pescaia

 

If you didn't have enough and would like to ride more or if you would like just to relax at the seaside, one extra day in the Tuscan riviera at the end of the tour could be a great idea. Castiglione della Pescaia is an old fishermen’s village, whose picturesque harbour is still the mooring place for sailors every night with their vibrant catch, making way for the countless yachts that cast anchor in this sought-after resort. The town is nestled in greenery, home to many animals. In the area there are also many Etruscan sites.
Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Reservation, payment and cancellation

 

To reserve the trip we ask 50% of the total price via bank transfer or cash.

 

The remaining balance must be paid in cash or with credit card the day before the beginning of the trip or via bank transfer 12 days before the departure.

 

No refund of the deposit if the tour is cancelled less then 31 days before the departure (working days).

 

100 percent of the tour will be charged if the tour is cancelled less then 3 days before the departure.

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