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Cycle the Cotswolds
CYCLE THE COTSWOLDS ~ 6 DAY SELF-GUIDED ITINERARY,
From Euro 1095.00 pps
Our Cycle The Cotswolds bike tour offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the best of the Cotswolds and pedal at your own pace. This is a magical mix of must see Cotswolds highlights and the hidden gems that dot this fabulous landscape. Your carefully chosen hotels are the best in the Cotswolds, providing wonderful cuisine and a relaxing environment to rest weary feet at the end of the day.
Day 1: North Cotswolds Introductory Ride
Guests arrive at lunchtime in Moreton in Marsh, a 90 minute direct journey from London Paddington. Our guides will meet you at the station and settle you into your hotel. We give you a full and detailed briefing on the tour and set you off on an introductory afternoon ride around the stunning North Cotswolds.
Mileage: 20 miles
Day 2: Golden Stoned Chipping Campden and Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Guests ride through the beautiful countryside, through Broad Campden, famous for its topiary, and onto to the historic market town of Chipping Campden, with its honey coloured medieval buildings and market hall, built on the back of the wool trade. Our route takes you through to the wonderful Hidcote Gardens and its eccentric series of American inspired ‘outdoor rooms’. For those wishing to cycle further, you can ride down a disused railway line right into the heart of Stratford itself, the birthplace of Shakespeare, and also where he is buried. The route then winds its way back through the Cotswolds to your hotel in Moreton in Marsh.
Mileage: 20-40 miles
Day 3: Broadway Tower, Cotswolds Villages, The Slaughters’ Mill
Guests ride out towards to Broadway Tower, a striking folly perched on the top of the Cotswold escarpment, from where you can see 16 counties and all the way to Wales. Today’s route takes guests through the glorious Cotswold countryside, winding its way through tiny picturesque villages, including the famous Lower Slaughter with its old Mill house and little bridge over the gently flowing river. The route circles back to guests’ hotel in Moreton in Marsh for the evening.
Mileage: 20-33 miles
Day 4: Blenheim Palace ~ Birthplace of Winston Churchill
From Moreton-in-Marsh you cycle out over rolling hills to the palatial country birthplace of Winston Churchill. Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site, is surrounded by a magnificent 2000 acre ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped estate, and you can cycle directly up to the Palace itself along its serpentine lakes and twisting paths. After an afternoon of exploring the palace, our route lead you to your new hotel in the pretty market town of Burford, Gateway to the Cotswolds.
Mileage: 23-38 miles
Day 5: The Windrush Valley, Bourton on the Water, Bibury and Arlington Row
Bike out along the Windrush Valley, commonly known at the “Happy Valley” through beautiful little towns and villages, including Bourton on the Water (the Venice of the Cotswolds), Northleach, Bibury (the village that Henry Ford loved so much he wanted to ship back to the USA!) and circle back to Burford for the evening.
Day 6: Cotswolds, Bampton Village, Oxford, Farewells and Ongoing Travel
Today is a half day on the bike. Guests head out on a wonderfully flat route through the Cotswolds to the beautiful Cotswold town of Bampton, home to the hit show Downton Abbey – the village where all the outside filming is completed! Sadly this afternoon we bid you farewll. Following the morning’s cycle we transfer you to Oxford to continue with their ongoing travel arrangements.
Mileage: 15 miles
Coast to Coast Scotland Bike Tour
A stunning Coast to Coast Scotland bike tour from Aberdeen to Applecross
Quiet roads, testing climbs and superb descents in stunning landscapes.
Scenic Cairngorms National Park.
Boat tour on the Iconic Loch Ness.
Amazing mountains of Torridon.
Aberdeen ~ Cairngorms National Park ~ Lough Ness ~ Applecross ~ Inverness
Duration: 7 Days/ 6 Nights Price: from £1,965 per person sharing
This stunning Coast to Coast Scotland bike tour is not for the faint-hearted. It is a biking adventure that will take you on a coast to coast journey, from Aberdeen to Applecross and Inverness.
A combination of challenging climbs, magnificent descents offering stunning scenery each day. Combine this with along with a variety of quintessential cultural experiences, ranging from castles and distilleries to a fantastic boat trip trip along Loch Ness, this is sure to be holiday to remember.
Day 1: Aberdeen to Ballater
Early morning meet and greet at Aberdeen Train Station this morning. We begin our journey across Scotland. A transfer takes us to our start point, on the shores of the North Sea. We begin with a group welcome, bike fit out and a briefing from your guide. This is followed by a bike ride along the quiet South Deeside roads, arriving at the scenic village of Banchory in time for a riverside lunch. The riverside bike ride continues, along the River Dee, leading us to the village of Ballater. A wlecome dinner awaits. (L, D)
Distance: 64km / 40 miles, Ascent: 670m / 2,189ft
Day 2: Biking in Cairngorms National Park
This morning, there are a few hills, including some challenging climbs rewarded with superb descents. Climbing over the Lecht pass you take a break Tomintoul village, the highest village in the Highlands. It’s also home to one of Scotland’s best whisky shops which is well worth a visit. This is followed with an easy end of day ride to the village of Grantown on Spey and your overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Distance: 93km/ 58 miles Ascent: 1342m/ 4,405ft
Day 3: Grantown-on-Spey to Fort Augustus
Today starts easily with a pleasant ride through the villages of Dulnain Bridge and Carrbridge. Following a fantastic country road, we climb over the challenging Garbole where the views of the Highlands open up. A quick descent to the village of Farr, followed by quiet backroads alongside the iconic shores of Loch Ness. We love our 5 mile descent to end the day, dropping us down to the shores of Loch Ness. From here, we transfer to our accommodation in the village of Drumnadrochit. A well earned dinner awaits. (B, L, D)
Distance: 88km/ 55 miles Ascent: 1009m/ 3,312 ft
Day 4: Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
This morning is a restful start. Mid-morning, we board a zodiac for a high speed trip on Loch Ness, passing historical Urquhart Castle, nestled on the shores of the loch. This is followed with a bike ride along a lovely road alongside the River Glass. We wind our way through the countryside to our accommodation secluded in the hills above Contin. (B, L, D)
Distance: 65km/ 41 miles Ascent: 594m/ 1,950 ft
Day 5: Into West Highlands
This morning we climb away from the shores of Loch a’Chroisg, rewarded with one of the finest views right down the length of the spectacular Loch Maree. This descent is an absolute blast on a perfect road surface arriving at Kinlochewe. Late afternoon we ride through the dramatic Glen Torridon. Here, the scenery offeres us the majestic mountains of Liathach and Beinn Eighe. We gently climb across the watershed, we get our first glimpse of the west coast. We end the day in the village of Shieldaig, your overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Distance: 69km/ 43 miles Ascent: 596m/ 1,958 ft
Day 6: The Applecross Peninsula
This mornings ride is a coastal one from Torridon to Shieldaig. We continue south through the hills on a winding single track road reaching the start of our final, challenging climb: The Bealach na Ba. Alpine in nature, this route crosses the rugged peak of Beinn Bhàn. Starting from sea level and rising through a series of ramps, hairpins and switchbacks to the summit at 626m (2,054ft) over a 6 mile climb. From the summit the views are panoramic, stretching accross the sea downhill all the way to the coast and journey’s end. Your Coast to Coast journey ends with a celebratory lunch at the legendary Applecross Inn. With views over the sea to the Isle of Skye, it’s the perfect end to an amazing trip. (B, L, D)
Distance: 40km/ 25 miles Ascent: 973m/ 3,193 ft
Day 7: Farewell
Sadly today we bid you farewll. This morning we will have a leisurely breakfast before transferring to Inverness. The journey takes us around 1.5 hours, arriving into the city around 12 noon. You continue with your onward journey from here. (B)
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Treasures of the Highlands
MULTI-ACTIVITY FAMILY ADVENTURE
Self Drive Tour with activities 7 days, 6 nights from £1,215 per person sharing
This activity filled family adventure promises to be a big hit for all of the family. Immerse the family is a land of myths and legends, ride the Harry Potter Train, enjoy sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and all with knowledgeable guides. All activities are suitable for beginners.
DAY 1: ARRIVE FORT WILLIAM
Your adventure begins at Fort William, a great location to use as a base for exploring the West Highlands. As this is a self-drive itinerary, you make your way to Fort William in the West Highlands. If you are coming from Edinburgh or Glasgow, you can drive via the stunning Glencoe valley. Or, if you are starting from Inverness, you will drive along the banks of Loch Ness. Fort William, the largest town in the Highlands and is nestled in the shadow of Ben Nevis. . Settle into your B&B accommodation and overnight.
DAY 2: THE HARRY POTTER STEAM TRAIN
A relaxing day to recover from your journey. After breakfast, don your wizard cloaks and grab your wands and jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train – also known as the Hogwarts Express – the Harry Potter steam train – to enjoy one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. Sit back and enjoy the immense and spectacular landscape as you cross the famous Glenfinnan viaduct on your way west. A lunch stop in the fishing port of Mallaig provides the perfect break before you return to Fort William.
DAY 3: SEA KAYAKING TO DESERT ISLANDS
Your first adventure activity is today’s sea kayaking on the beautiful coastline, in the Sound of Arisaig. Here we will find lots of tiny desert islands, quite possibly with hidden treasure buried somewhere! This beautiful stretch of water offers excellent sea kayaking in fairly sheltered waters. It is also an excellent place for seeing marine wildlife such as seals, otters or even dolphins. You will have lots of breaks during the day to ensure that no-one gets too tired. Late afternoon, return to Fort William. (B)
DAY 4: CANOEING IN THE GREAT GLEN
A fun day, starting and finishing near Fort William. Your first stop will be Neptune’s Staircase – the impressive series of 8 canal lock-gates where the Caledonian Canal meets the shore of Loch Eil. Here you collect your canoe equipment and start with a canal-side briefing on how to paddle canoes. Then jump in and paddle north up the canal, enjoying the easy paddling on the calm canal waters and the beautiful views of the hills, including the north face of Ben Nevis – the highest peak in Scotland. On reaching Gairlochy you’ll be collected and transferred back to the start point. Fort William.
DAY 5: CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK – MOUNTAIN BIKING
Driving east this morning to the Cairngorms National Park, 1 hour & 30 minutes away, you have time to stop for a short walk or visit a whisky distillery. Grab lunch and then you meet your guide and pick up your bikes. We’ll take our mountain bikes on an off-road journey thorugh ancient Caledonian Pine Forests of Rothiemurchus Estate. through the ancient forests, seeking out the wildlife as we ride. The trails are well-known for wildlife, including reindeer, golden eagles, red deer, squirrels and ospreys. All in all la great biking day through magnificent scenery.
DAY 6: HIKING AND TREASURE HUNTING
During the week you will have been collecting clues as part of your great treasure hunt! Today is teh day to find the treasure! So today is the day you try our geocaching – learning basic navigation skills and then using them, combined with the clues we have already gathered, to find the treasure. So today, we take you on a guided hike, geocaching and treasure hunting along the way. Tonight, enjoy your last night in the Cairngorms.
DAY 7: DEPARTURE… OR CONTINUE WITH AN EXTENSION
Sadly today we bid you all farewell. You begin your journey home. Or if you prefer to remain in the area and do some additional exploring, we are happy to be of assistance in planning your extended stay. Contact us at email@example.com for more details and to book.
Our Beautiful Tuscany Bike tour is a luxury, guided bike tour that captures the essence of glorious Tuscany and features some of the best scenery in the region. A stylish and unique experience!
Montepulciano ~ Pienza ~ Val d’Orcia 7 Day / 6 Night, Guided Tour
This tour has captured the essence of glorious Tuscany and features some of the best scenery in the region. Starting at the beautiful Villa Marsili, in Cortona, this tour lets you discover Montepulciano, Pienza and Val d’Orcia through a landscape of sculpted curves created over the centuries by wind, rain, and man. The mystique of this land lies not only in its landscape, but also in its nature, its vineyards and its history: oak woods, olive groves and vineyards overlook enchanting hillsides, medieval villages and historical monuments. Each day you rise, enjoy excellent coffee, cycle for five or six hours in the fresh air and spend the night in a warm, welcoming inn. The tour ends on a high note in the magnificent city of Siena.
Day 1: Cortona
Nice to meet you! Transfer from Chiusi station to the charming Villa Marsili where your bike fitting and tour introductions take place. Explore this delightful hill town, made famous by Frances Mayes in her bestselling novel ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. Stroll through the winding narrow (and steep! ) medieval streets, then enjoy a fabulous welcome dinner at Le Loggette in main square.
Day 2: Lake Trasimeno and Val di Pierle
Your bike tour to Trasimeno lake begins with cycling to Val di Pierle and its splendid castle or “Rocca”. The castle was built prior to the 10th century and belonged to the marquises of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina. Then enjoy an uphill cycle to the top of Cima di Tuoro from where you will be able to enjoy a stunning view of the Lake and its islands before beginning your welcome descent. Distance 52 km/32.5 miles.
Day 3: Pienza and Montepulciano
Today you bike to Montepulciano and explore rolling hills before climbing to Pienza. Ride from Cortona to Montepulciano, a jewel in southern Tuscany and stop in the village of Monticchiello, the quintessential Tuscan hill town. Bold cypress trees line our route to the Orcia valley where you bike through the fields that inspired Renaissance painters. Distance 50 km/ 31 miles…
Day 4: Val d’Orcia and Radicofani
Enjoy a loop bike tour in the Orcia valley and a climb to Radicofani, a medieval and enchanting village with ‘Rocca’ dating to 1200. Then head downhill to Contignano. On the way back have a “pecorino” – sheep milk cheese tasting – at Pianporcino organic farm. Distance 66 km/41 miles.
Day5: Montalcino and Brunello wine
Cycle downhill to the fairy-tale like Bagno Vignoni, a miniature spa and unique town, then push on to the monastery of Sant’Antimo. The famed wine town of Montalcino is a highlight: from its fortress see a breathtaking view of the entire valley you’ve just biked. Once back in the saddle you are on your way to a winery where you will enjoy the local brunello. Distance 45 km/28 miles.
Day 6: Monte Oliveto Abbey & Siena
Enjoy the downhill ride from Montalcino, stop at Giovanni d’asso, an ancient borgo (burough) famous worldwide for its valuable white truffle, is rich with farms, hamlets and castles, reminiscent of the colours of the paintings of the Renaissance. Afterwards, you’ll travel through the fascinating area called Le Crete, Tuscany’s answer to the Badlands. Distance 55 km/34 miles.
Day 7: Siena
Arrivederci! Your bike tour has ended – explore Siena on your own before leaving by train for your next destination in Italy.
Treasures of Tuscany
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.
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
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Villa Boscarello is private villa ideally located for visiting the most famous art and historical cities in Tuscany including Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Cortona as well as the Chianti wine towns of Castellina, Radda and Greve.
The Villa is a great example of a large traditional Tuscan Villa dating back to the 1700’s. it is situated in the area of the Crete Senesi, 35 km south east of Siena, on the top of a hill commanding extensive views over the surrounding Tuscan countryside to the towns of Montalcino, Radicofani, the cathedral of S.Anna in Camprena, Montisi, Trequanda, the Gallico castle, Serre di Rapolano, the Mount Amiata and Siena.
The villa is part of a large wine producing estate but is completely independent and private. The surrounding land is organically farmed and guests staying at Villa Boscarello are welcome to take part in wine and olive oil tastings and tours of the estate. Moreover, for those interested in truffles, this is an area where the precious and rare “white truffle” grows naturally. Morning truffle hunting in private truffle fields can also be arranged.
Cooking courses can be organised. Participants can learn how to prepare simple, tasty dishes with seasonal local ingredients. Recipes are explained step by step with a translation in English upon request so guests can get ‘hands on’ experience of preparing a complete Tuscan meal from the starters to the dessert. At the end of the cooking course guests are treated to a delicious dinner where they can taste all the dishes they have made.
The medieval village of Trequanda, with its ruined castle dating back to 1200, is just a few minutes drive. The village, with a restaurant, shops, small supermarket and petrol station, is picturesque on its hill surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves.
A large private garden surrounds the property. The swimming pool is private to this property and along with fabulous views, has plenty of poolside furniture including loungers and umbrellas.
The villa can be rented out to a maximum of 16 people or the villa plus Bellaria to a maximum of 20 people. Please contact us at email@example.com for more details.
Our Enchanting Puglia Bike Tour is a luxury guided tour to a beautiful part of Italy. Puglia, the spur and heel of Italy’s boot, is an ideal cycling territory due to its mainly flat terrain. It is also a food lover’s paradise, with a cuisine closely linked its local produce such as great olive oil and wine, sea food, chicory and fava beans.
Foodie Adventure Highlights
* Unbeatable views of ancient olive groves, whitewashed villages and age-old
* Ride on quiet one-lane orchard roads, cooled by sea breezes, under big blue skies
* A sommelier-led tasting of full-bodied primitivo and other notable Pugliese vini
* The World Heritage sites of Alberobello with 1,500 trulli and overnight in
Alberobello ~ Ostuni ~ Lecce
Luxury Guided Tour, 7 Days/ 6 Nights, Euro 2900.00 per person sharing
On this food and wine bike tour you will experience and learn how to cook regional specialties with a local chef including handmade Orecchiette pasta. With dishes enlivened with seafood, fruity green olive oil, fresh green vegetables and huge, bursting tomatoes, it is easy to see why Puglian cuisine is considered to be one of the most enviably healthy diets in Europe!
Here you will find wine produced from the Primitivo di Manduria, a distant cousin of California’s Zinfandel grape and Salice Salentino, a powerful red wine made primarily with Negro Amaro.
Discover the unique trulli dwellings in the Itria valley, roaming the rural countryside: whitewashed houses with conical stone roofs which blend into the well-tended orchards and vineyards of this vast and historic landscape.
Day 1: Welcome to Puglia!
Welcome to Puglia! We meet at Bari train station at 11.00 am and transfer to your villa. Mid-morning briefing and a custom fitting for your bikes. Take a short test ride and first cooking lesson of the tour. After the class, we will all enjoy a delicious dinner together paired with some of our favorite local wine.
Day 2: Alberobello
This morning we bike out to Cisternino, one of the most lovely and chic hilltop towns in Puglia, soaking in sweeping views of the beautiful Itria Valley. Enjoy the peaceful countryside while riding past olive groves and rock-scattered fields to the UNESCO world heritage site of Alberobello with its fascinating trulli – stone houses with conical roofed topped with pinnacles or spheres. A guide will introduce in the trullo world. Once you have explored enough ride back to trulli resort – only 14 km or transfer by van – Tonight dinner in Locorotondo – pizza
Distance 55 km/33 miles.
Day 3: Martina Franca & olive oil tasting
Your highlight today is Martina Franca and olive oil tasting at Frant’Olio.
We start from the resort using small, country roads. We pass the village of Noci and arrive at Martina Franca, a must-see town for its marvelously intact historic center, beautiful Baroque architecture, and stunning palazzo. Our first stop is to get a cappuccino from apasticceria in the town center!
Back in the saddle and reaching Cisternino, one of the most lovely and chic hilltop towns in Puglia, you will soak in sweeping views of the Itria Valley. Here you can see firsthand why this town is starting to gain some serious international repute.
Now is time to go to frantoio d’Amico where we have the olive oil tasting and lunch. Shuttle back to Resort or cycle in time to be ready for a memorable cooking class followed by dinner!
Distance 69km/43 miles.
Day 4: Coastal Biking and Ostuni
Today we cycle by the ocean, the starting point for a perfect, easy, flat ride which heads north past ancient olive groves and along the Adriatic coast to the archaeological site of Egnazia, once the location of a Greco-Roman town dating as far back as the 4th century BC.
From your Trulli Resort you will reach Savelletri on the coast, then Torre a Canne also on the coast. You will be instantly charmed by the sky blue of the sea, that melts onto the white of the calcareous rock dotted here and there by the fichi d’india prickly pears. Finally, the last section of the day is an uphill ride to get to Ostuni village. Your lodging tonight is the Ostuni Palace. We dine at Taverna della Gelosia.
Distance 55 km/ 32 miles.
Day 6: Lecce and wine tour in Salento
We could not let you spend a week with us in Puglia without sampling one of its most sensational and up-and-coming products – wine!
Bike ride from Ostuni to Cellino San Marco where winery is. The cycling is easy: all flat, all secondary road pasing through San Vito dei Normanni and Mesagne.
Liveli is one of Puglia’s most renowned wineries in Salento area.
After a fascinating tour with the vineyard’s expert oenologist, we will be treated to a private lunch and wine tasting in a dining room overlooking the ageing barrels of wine.
After lunch transfer to our Masseria just out of Lecce, the pink city, the Florence of the Baroque, the gleaming gem of Apulia. Lecce: is known as the “Lady of the Baroque” unmistakable style that characterizes this city of art and architectural heritage is the value reported to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Tonight dinner is at Osteria degli Spiriti and your Lodging is the Masseria & spa hotel LuciaGiovanni
Distance 56 km/35 miles
Discover the best flavors of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, through all stages of cooking, from the choice of ingredients through to preparation. In addition to cooking classes, reserved for you with the most renowned chef of the island, we will take part in Sardinian olive oil, wine and cheese tasting. While cuisine is a focus of this trip, there are also historic and natural highlights to enjoy. Work up an appetite while cycling through fantastic scenery, such as the Montiferru or the plain of Arborea and explore the Punic-Roman ruins of Tharos and the famous archaeological site of Barumini, where there is the Nuragic town Su Nuraxi.
Day 1: Santu Lussurgiu & bue rosso
Meet at Oristano, before taking a private transfer to Santu Lussurgiu for your bike fitting! Take an optional bike tour test or walk: the village is developed around the small rustic church of Santa Croce (built in 1158) with characteristic historic structures such as an amphitheater and steep narrow cobbled lanes making it an ideal spot for exploration! This evening, treat yourself to your first gourmet dinner of the tour – taste the local cheese and the fabulous ‘Stinco di Bue Rosso’
Day 2: Cuglieri & Malvasia
Today we will bike along country roads passing through small villages such as Magomadas and Cuglieri before reaching the famous Siete Fuentes water sources in San Leonardo, where we can relax in the woods. Soon we will arrive on the top of Montiferru, admiring the great plateau of Ghilarza while descending. Return to Santu Lussurgiu and prepare for your first cooking class. Our chef Riccardo Porceddu will introduce you to the preparation of ravioli Culurgiones and capocollo di suino . Distance: 64 km/40 miles.
Day 3: Oristano & Vernaccia
After breakfast you’ll have time to visit the village before we set of on our bikes: in the morning it is filled with scents of homemade sweets. First we’ll pedal downhill in the region of Montiferru, a dormant volcano, passing through small towns rich in medieval history history, admiring the Campidano plain and the sea of the Sinis peninsula from the top. Finally we will arrive in Oristano, a town of fishermen and horsemen. After a wander through the cobbled streets of the city, a short transfer will take us to Cabras village, famous for the production of bottarga (Sardinian caviar), where we’ll have wine tasting at “Cantine Contini”, and will try the delicious dry wine of the area: Vernaccia di Oristano. Distance: 54 km/ 33 miles.
Day 4: Tharros & Bottarga
Our day will start in a special way: we will go with the chef Pierluigi to choose fresh products directly in Oristano open market and we’ll go on a loop with him which will take us first to the inside of the land and then to the picturesque peninsula of “Sinis”, where there are plenty of ponds and lagoons: if yo are lucky, depending on the season, you will have the chance to see wonderful pink flamingos. We’ll pass through Cabras the tour continue on to Marina di Torre Grande to taste unforgetable peppered mussels for lunch Distance: 55 km / 34 miles
Day 5: Barumini & Malloreddus
After breakfast we’ll take a relaxed ride in the region of Monte Arci. A highlight today will be a stop at Barumini in the Marmilla area, a Nuragic city which is home to the most important and well known archeological area of the island: the Bronze Age Su Nuraxi complex. Continue on to Siddi where the chef Roberto Petza will welcome us at his renowned cooking school at the restaurant “S’Apposentu di casa Puddu” (Michelin Guide starred). We’ll have the chance to cook our own gourmet dinner with cook pasta such as saffron malloreddus, ravioli with lettuce or tallutzas! Distance 67 km / 41.5 miles, rolling hills.
Day 6: Costa Verde & Sheep milk Cheese
Starting from Guspini we’ll cross the Campidano by cycling along a completely flat road until Sant’Antonio di Santadi. At this point we are warmed enough to face the hills of Costa Verde. Continue on until we reach the little fishing villages of Porto Palma, Tunaria and Portu Maga; here we will stop for a cheese tasting at Funtanazza farm, to try the pecorino cheese which is only produced from the black sheep of Arbus area. Afterwards we will take our last climb to Montevecchio, an old mining village. The mines of Montevecchio are now an important site of industrial archaeology and a part of the historic Parco Geominerario Distance: 70 km/43.5 miles
Day 7: Arrivederci al prossimo bike tour!
After a farewell breakfast all together we will arrange for your private transfer to Cagliari airport or town
Explore the extraordinary Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark.
Ailwee Cave and Birds of Prey, Burren Perfumery, Cliffs of Moher Cruise
Step back in time to Inis Meain for an elemental travel experience in the Aran Islands, Ireland
Sky Road, Kylemore Abbey, Pearse Interpretative Centre, Roundstone harbour
Discover the true heart of Connemara with its breathtaking wild and natural landscapes
Our Ireland Private Bike Tour is a wonderful coastal adventure. This trip includes unique and luxury accommodations. Experience exquisite, award winning local cuisine and seafood. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Guided Luxe Tour: 7 days / 6 Nights
From Euro 2,695,00 per person sharing.
Ireland is a land of poets, revolutionaries, musicians, and storytellers, Here, the landscape has a mythical quality. As such, the country’s history still very much in evidence in every day life. Its people are undoubtedly charming, providing a warm, genuine welcome to visitors. ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ and a hundred thousand welcomes! Each day will bring a fresh adventure with your own local guide.
Join us on your very own Ireland Private Bike Tour!
ANCIENT TRAILS AND WILD COASTLINE
Little, if anything, can compare to the limestone plateaus of the Burren. As the sun sets on Galway Bay, it casts pink and purple shades upon the stony hillsides. The essence of the first settlers, over 5,000 years ago, still remains. The landscape is infused with stories just waiting to be told. The Cliffs of Moher tower majestically 700 ft out over the Atlantic Ocean. This is a UNESCO Geopark and is waiting to be explored.
AN ISLAND DRAMA
Inis Meain is an inspirational Island. It has been described as “a raw limestone slab in the wild Atlantic.” It offers unparalleled natural beauty, culture, and history in a living community. Here, you still feel as if you are exploring something almost undiscovered. Inis Meáin has been the inspiration for many well-known works including JM Synge’s The Aran Islands and Martin McDonogh’s recent The Cripple of Inishmaan. It is best described as an elemental travel experience like no other.
Escape to Connemara to the rustic settings, small village pubs and off the beaten track. Fishing villages, stunning coastline, and sheep farm visits abound. And of course, there’s always our unique Irish produce, such as delicious wild smoked salmon, golden whiskeys and exquisite items hand crafted by local Irish artisans.
Add and exceptional, historical Castle Experience with an overnight stay in Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Galway. Ireland’s oldest working castle in a fairtale location and the Leading Luxury hotel in Ireland.
Or consider adding 2 additional days in Dublin Bay’s Biosphere, leading the way in natural adventure.
Spend an additional night in Galway City, the city of the Tribes and experience this vibrant and cultural harbour city. Come join us in Ireland this summer!
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Cycling Tuscany’s Wine Country
Our luxury Cycling Tuscan Wine Country bike tour offers a sunny Mediterranean ambiance and a spirited flair for hospitality. Tuscany nourishes the soul and leads you to rejoice in the earthly pleasures of daily life.
Pienza ~ Montalcino ~ Chianti Self Guided Tour, 7 Days/ 6 Nights,
Start any day, Sept or Oct.
Definitely our best selling bike tour in Italy, this memorable cycling tour lets you experience the region’s world famous wine culture. Bike along tranquil country lanes, tracing the expanses between farmland crowned with walled villages, ancient monasteries in secluded valleys and medieval forts. Staying in Pienza, Montalcino, Siena and heart of Chianti, you are sure to experience the true essence of Tuscany, where history, beauty and, of course, wine abound.
Day 1: Pienza
Meet & Greet in Pienza, widely known as the “ideal city of the Renaissance” for your welcome, orientation and bike fitting. Pienza exemplifies Take a stroll through the beautiful cobblestone streets ~ the town streets are full of small charming shops selling typical local products, such as fine wines, pecorino, spices, pici (handmade pasta) and so on. We recommend stopping and tasting! Optional test ride to San Quirico d’Orcia. Distance 20km /12.5 miles.
Day 2: Montepulciano & Vino Nobile
Today’s bike ride takes you on a looped ride to Castelmuzio, Montichiello and Montepulciano ~ the jewel of Southern Tuscany. Stop along the way to visit the convent where parts of The English Patient were filmed, and in the enchanting hamlet of Castelmuzio. Arrive in Montepulciano for lunch before returning to Pienza with a stop in the village of Monticchiello. Distance 55km/34 miles.
Day 3: Montalcino Brunello Land
Ride from Pienza to Montalcino, with a pause in the fairy-tale like Bagno Vignoni, a miniature spa town. Lunch in Castiglione d’Orcia, then push on to the monastery of Sant’Antimo before heading on to your destination Montalcino, a town renowned for its wine. Visit the 14th century fortress to see a breathtaking view of the entire valley you’ve just biked. Distance 46 km/ 28,5 miles
Day 4: Siena & Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey
Start today’s cycling offers a long downhill followed by a gentle ride to Monte Oliveto Maggiore, a Benedictine abbey built in the 13th century. Following this, discover the fascinating area of Le Crete, Tuscany’s answer to the Badlands, where the verdant hills give way to little domes of clay and Tuscany reveals another face of its identity. Distance 58 km/ 36 miles
Day 5: Chianti Hills
Reach Castellina in Chianti following the “Chiantigiana” road. Along the way you can stop at the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga before a ride through the vineyard of the famous Chianti Classico wine and a stop at Castello di Brolio. Arrive in Radda for light lunch and enjoy the last 10 km of gentle rolling hills before arriving in Castellina. Distance 50 km/31 miles
Day 6: Greve in Chianti & Panzano
Today’s bike ride takes you on a loop to Panzano. Cycle along quiet roads to the three villages that formed the Chianti Alliance centuries ago, visit Tuscany’s forgotten abbeys and hamlets and then enjoy a winery tour. Have a stop at Greve’s main piazza before heading back via Panzano with its preserved old walls and gate. Distance 52km/32,5 miles
Day 7: Monteriggioni and Arrivederci!
On your last day, take a looped bike trip to Monteriggioni, literally a town-in-a castle. Barely two hundred yards across, its eighty residents all reside within the picture-perfect round turreted walls that crown the hilltop visible for miles around. Distance 30km/18,5 miles.