Sign up for our newsletter and be one of the first to hear about our special offers …


call us +353 (0)91 877323

email tours@cyclewest.com

Sovana is a beautiful, hilltop medieval village offering a unique view of the Tuscan Hills and its Romanesque Cathederal as well as the olive groves in the village park, in Maremma, Tuscany.

Italy Experiences

Treasures of Tuscany

Discover Pienza, Montalcino, Scansano

Itinerary

Pienza~Montalcino~Val d’Orcia~Sorano~Sovano
7 Day/ 6 Nights Guided Tour, from Euro 2590.00 per person sharing

One of the top ten bike tours of Italy, our Treasures of Tuscany introduces you to the treasures of southern Tuscany, such as Montalcino and Pienza and then ride into a vastly unknown, wild and remote tuscan region: Maremma, the Wild West of Tuscany. Here we introduce you the famous Brunello and the Morellino wines of Tuscany.

Tuscan-Scene

Day 1: Pienza

We meet at Chiusi and transfer to your hotel in Pienza, the purest renaissance town in the world, welcoming meet and greet and bike fitting. Your hotel occupies a 15th-century convent in the center of town. Meet your guides and get to know the rest of the group for the bike tour. Overnight at La Bandita Townhouse, a luxury hotel tucked inside the hostoric centre of Pienza. Dinner at la Bandita restaurant.

Day 2: Montalcino & Brunello Wine

Start the bike trip on a long descent into the rolling green pastures of the Val d’Orcia, followed by a hearty uphill stretch that takes us to picturesque Bagno Vignoni, the main square is actually a thermal pool! Continue on to secluded country Sant’Antimo Abbey, pedaling through the fortress walls into Montalcino. Distance: 70 km/43 miles. Dinner at la foce Dopolavoro ~ excellent!

Day 4: Orcia Valley and San Casciano dei Bagni Hot Springs

Today is a rustic and rural bike ride ~  for the first 15 km your bike tour is downhill and after easy gentle rolling hills. We ride to Radicofani, an old little town on a top of a hill that overlooks the Orcia Valley and it is situated along the ancient Francigena road. The Orcia Valley is listed on UNESCO World Heritage for its well-preserved landscapes. After lunch at the hill town continue to Celle sul Rigo we visit the San Casciano Bagni hot spring. Dinner  at local restaurant ‘da Daniela.’ Overnight at San Casciano’s Fonteverde resort, an exclusive 17th century property. Distance: 53 km/ 33 miles

Day 5: Sorano & Sovana

This morning brings a lovely bike ride through tiny villages and borgos. The highlight today is Sorano, a collection of small and ancient homes gathered around a fortress erected in the 16th century by the Orsini family. The castle is one of the best surviving examples of Tuscan military architecture. Overnight in Sovano, at the Sovano Resort, an elegant and intimate hotel.  Distance: 51 km/31 miles

Day 6: Scansano & Pitigliano

Today we visit Pitigliano~ a pristine warren of elegant palaces and surprisingly broad cobble stoned streets, nicknamed Tuscany’s Little Jerusalem in honor of the vibrant Jewish community. Back on your saddle and continue to Scansano which is set in a scenic location between Saturnia and the sea. Most famous for Morellino, a ruby red wine with a full bodied bouquet. We visit the wine cellars at the Erik Banti Winery. Return to Sovano for our farewell dinner. Distance 45km/28 miles

Day 6: Farewell!

After a farewell breakfast all together we arrange transfer to train station

Contact us at tours@cyclewest.com for more details or to book this trip.

What’s Included?

Inclusions:
Five nights in superior luxury hotels with breakfast
Five dinners
Two wine tasting
Snacks and drinks along the way
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Van Support
All baggage transfers
Experienced english speaking guides
Cicloposse water bottle
Sales taxes

What’s not included?

Not included: Airfare to Italy, train to Chiusi, 5 lunches, 2 dinners, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature

Dates and Pricing

Dates 2017:  
September 29th to October 3rd

Dates 2018:

June 8th to June 14th
September 7th to 13th

Price: Euro 2,590 per person (double occupancy)
Single supplement euro 600

Bike Rental: 
touring/hybrid bike euro 140
high-end race bike euro 170

Helpful Notes

TOUR TYPE: Guided

TOUR LEVEL: Moderate to Challenging

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: Spring and Fall

HOTELS: Luxury 4 & 5 Stars

BEGINS: Pienza

ENDS: Sovana