After picking you up in Florence, we move by van to the starting point of your ride.
Passing through some of the most famous, charming Tuscan towns, we’ll stop in Radda in Chianti, the ancient walled medieval village. Before starting your adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit the old village and immerse yourself in the rural atmosphere, so typical to this unique part of the world.
Once on the road, the soft rolling hills will capture your hearts and you’ll realize that cycling is truly the best way to soak up the Tuscan nature.
We’ll see the signs of some of the most historical and prestigious Tuscan wineries while we’re passing through ancient villages along the open country roads with low traffic. Here, where life is slow, you can lose yourself in the same breathtaking views that have belonged to this countryside for centuries.
A land with this spirit won’t let you conquer it too easily but all you need is a little bit of effort to enjoy pedaling along the flowing back roads toward the origins of Chianti, following in the footsteps of Baron Bettino Ricasoli!
We’ll visit his castle and the Renaissance gardens that dominate the southern part of the Chianti Classico countryside.
The gardens are stunning with their typical, geometric shaped bushes and English woods overlooking an impressive panorama of the Chianti area with Siena in the background.
And now… make youself at home! Your well deserved lunch will complete this sensational morning.
We’ll be happy to welcome you to discovering simple and true flavors: this means Tuscany!
The emotions don’t stop here, though. We can’t leave the castle without tasting the most historic Chianti Classico wines. The tasting room will welcome us with a warm and sophisticated ambience. The recipe for our famous Chianti wine was written right here, almost 200 years ago!
Ready for the grand finale, you’ll hop back on our bikes and retrace the beautiful road that brought us to the castle, this time heading downhill, lively and entertaining, while the final even part of the road will bring us to Gaiole in Chianti, the last town of our ride. Gaiole was named number one in Forbes’ list of “Europe’s Most Idyllic Places to Live”.
We’ll have time for a satisfying espresso before continuing our tour in the van.
Euro 155 per person for min. 2 people.