Love to visit spas? Love to ride bikes? If you gave an answer of “yes” to both questions, then this is the perfect Tuscany bicycle tour for you. You will find yourself cycling along some of the most scenic roads in the world, sipping cappuccinos in the mornings, relaxing in spas in the afternoon, and savoring sumptuous regional foods by night. The lauded natural beauty and romantic scenes of Tuscany have not been overstated. What better combination for a romantic getaway or family vacation? Come and discover Tuscany for yourself with our 6-night bicycle vacation! See full itinerary below. Or please click here to learn more about our other Tuscany bike tours.
- General Details
- Guide/Concierge Info
- Rental Bikes Available
- GPS Availability
- Register For This Tour
Dates: Your pick! We offer tours in Tuscany as early as March and as late as October and into November.
Length: 7 days, 6 nights
Service: Supported, Private, “Self Guided” tour. GPS Guidance! For more about how our Self Guided tours work CLICK HERE.
Type of riding: Rolling & hilly terrain.
Bikes suggested: Road bikes, e-bikes, or hybrids
Average daily riding: 48km
Start location: Siena
Finish location: Rapolano Terme
Suggested transport: Fly into Florence (FLR) and then train to Siena.
We work with only local guides, cooperating with those that have a love for cycling, and a desire to show guests the beauty of the land they call home. On our self guided tours we do not bring in guides from other destination to work with you. Having the local perspective only enhances your experience, providing insider knowledge and opportunities that only a local resident can offer. From greeting guests when they arrive, to personally handling luggage transfers, to curating excursions, to problem-solving (e.g., flat tires and other unforeseen issues) our concierges assist guests daily. They also set you up on your rental bikes, and can help with routing and simple questions. Need help finding a good lunch spot? Is it raining too hard or you’re too tired to continue? The concierge is a phone call away and are there to help you! Each tour group works with a single, dedicated concierge who can be called upon for in-person assistance at any time.
We generally target 3 and 4-star hotels, which we hand select to maximize comfort while minimizing cost. The star rating is using a French rating system, which has proven to be the standard around the world. Therefore we use the same standards in France and beyond. Over the years we have developed relationships with many amazing 3 and 4-star properties that distinguish themselves as providing much more than their rating suggests. We have loved getting to know these hotels and sharing them with our guests. For tour groups wishing to upgrade their accommodations, we can provide custom pricing for four and five-star hotels, pending availability. Below are an example of some of our favorite hotels in the region that we target using on our tours, pending availability.
|Albergo le Terme|
|Terme San Filippo||Hotel Terme San Filippo|
|San Casciano dei Bagni||Hotel Fonteverde|
|Chianciano Terme||Grand Hotel Terme|
|Rapolano Terme||Hotel Terme di San Giovanni|
All bikes come with helmet, repair kit, pump (or CO2 cartridges), lock, and water bottles. During the registration process, you will be asked for sizing specifics to ensure we have the correct sized bike waiting for you. We can supply a number of styles of pedals – please ask if you don’t see the pedal type you’re looking for on the registration form.
Road Bikes: Our rental road bikes are a racing style with drop handlebars.
- Type – Full Carbon Road Bikes
- Sizes – 50, 53, 55, 58, 61
- Components – Mixture of Shimano components with a compact double crankset.
Hybrid Bikes: Our rental hybrid bikes are a relaxed style with flat handlebars.
- Type – Hybrid
- Sizes – XS, S, M, L, and XL
- Components – Mixture of Shimano road and mountain components with a triple crankset.
eBikes: These semi-powered bikes allow for non-riders to share the experience with their friends and family who are stronger cyclists.
- Type – eBike
- Sizes – S, M, L
- Components – Mixture of eBike components and Shimano Altus.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- All hotel accommodations – mostly 3 and 4 star but ask for custom accommodation requests.
- An OBT cycling jersey!
- The use of a Garmin Touring GPS during the tour for worry-free routing.
- Detailed route notes, maps, and tourist information. This includes standard cue sheet, and GPS courses to upload to your own GPS device.
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel.
- Meals as explained in the tour itinerary pages. Usually this means all breakfasts, no lunches, and some dinners.
- Access to your personal guide/concierge (See Guides/Concierge tab).
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Transportation to start location and from finish location.
- Bikes, but we have rental bikes available.
- Travel and Health Insurance.
- Admission to sightseeing venues, unless explicitly mentioned as included.
Included in your tour fee is the use of one of our Garmin Edge Touring GPS units for the duration of your tour. These easy to use GPS units provide an excellent worry-free routing method that you can depend on throughout your tour. When you arrive the daily routes will be pre-loaded, and ready for you to use each day of your tour. All you have to do is start the daily route at the beginning of your riding day, and follow the highlighted line! At the beginning of your tour your local guide will show you how to use the unit. We will also provide instructions that you can reference when needed. As a backup and supplement to the GPS, we will also provide a local map as well as routing instructions. One unit will be provided to each four guests. If you need additional units they will cost $125 per unit per tour for rental.
Tour Cost Per Person:
- Double Occupancy: US$2,595
- Single Occupancy: US$3,045 (for single room occupancy on multiple person tours)
- Solo Tour: Please contact us
Bike Rental Per Person:
- Road Bike: US$325
- eBike: US$325
- Hybrid: US$240
What’s Next? Registering for your tour!
Questions: First, please feel free to ask us any questions about the tour. We are happy to help clarify any details.
Registration: Once you are ready to register please go to https://outfittertours.com/registration/ and complete the registration form. EACH tour participant will need to complete the form. At the end of the registration for you will be asked for a US$800 deposit. You can pay the deposit by bank check, wire, or credit card. Once we have all registrations we will secure all of the details of your tour – hotels, bikes, etc.
Final Payment: 60 days prior to your tour we will invoice you for the balance of the tour.
Tour Packet Delivery: Once the balance is paid and approximately 30 days before your tour we will send you a complete tour packet containing all details of your tour – accommodation information, detailed routing, a suggested packing list, maps, tourist guide, and much much more!
For more information on our Terms & Conditions please CLICK HERE.
Day 1: Transfer from Siena to Buonconvento then ride to Bagno Vignoni – 45km
Our guide will meet you in the morning in Siena, and you’ll have a short transfer to the medieval walled town of Buonconvento. After being fitted properly to your rental bike, you will hit the road! Riding across the vineyards of Brunello you’ll reach the hilltop medieval town of Montalcino, before heading to the next highlight of the day, the evocative Sant’Antimo Abbey. The scenic downhill that will follow will lead you to the next gradual but steady climb of the day. You’ll be riding this climb along quiet and picturesque country roads where you will eventually reach Bagno Vignoni. There you’ll find a cozy medieval town built around a thermal water pool. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 2: Bagno Vignoni – Terme San Filippo – 49km
Your second day in Tuscany centers around a ride through the medieval walled town of San Quirico d’Orcia (don’t miss a visit to the evocative Collegiata church) and the picturesque renaissance town of Pienza. Riding across the very heart of Val d’Orcia you’ll eventually reach Bagni San Filippo and its famous White Whale, a limestone formation with natural pools filled by running thermal water. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 3: Terme San Filippo – San Casciano dei Bagni – 50km, or less
A glorious 50km ride of traffic-free backcountry roads is in store for you today, with highlights of the ride including the imposing castle of Radicofani (a fortress built during the 10th century on top of a scenic basalt rock formation), the well preserved hilltop medieval castle of Sarteano, the picturesque village of San Casciano dei Bagni, and the famous for its thermal waters since Roman times. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Day 4: San Casciano dei Bagni – Chianciano Terme – 41km
RToday you ride to Chianciano Terme, across the scenic eastern slopes of Monte Cetona. Enjoy the great views over Val d’Orcia and the Trasimeno lake, passing the medieval village of Cetona with its picturesque fortress on top. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Day 5: Chianciano Terme – Rapolano Terme – 62km
The last ride of this tour will get you gradually out of Val d’Orcia passing the medieval hamlet of Monticchiello to the lunar-like landscape of Crete Senesi. The hot springs of Rapolano Terme will be the final well-deserved reward of the day. Dinner is included.
Day 6: Rapolano Terme Departure
Depart Rapolano Terme from the local train depot. It is a 30-minute train ride back to Siena, or you can take the train on to other destinations. We can help you coordinate your departure.