Round trip starting and ending at Siena to discover one of the most fascinating and beautiful areas of Tuscany. The Val d'Orcia (UNESCO World Heritage site from 1994) with its wide grasslands, hills with villages on their tops, the Mount Amiata and many roads with little traffic is the ideal destination for cyclists.
And also from the point of view of the culinary tradition is exceptional: you can taste the famous wine Brunello di Montalcino, Pienza pecorino cheese, Tuscan oil and many others typical products.
From Siena, passing through Montalcino, you will climb up to Amiata and you will return to Siena through the beautiful lunar landscapes of the Crete Senesi.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR: 6 days / 5 nights | Terrain: Paved roads
Period: everyday from March to November
Overnight stays are scheduled in:
Siena - Montalcino -Abbadia San Salvatore - San Quirico – Siena.
2 - 3 persons: 555,00 € p.p.
4 or more persons: 460,00 € p.p.
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What is included in both the fee:
1. Siena: arrival. Possibility to book extra nights.
2. Siena – Montalcino, 55 km, ascent 850 m. Through the Val d'Arbia you'll arrive in Montalcino in the heart of Val d'Orcia a splendid example of a city perched, which overlooks the entire valley. The owner will accompany you in the only cellar remained within the walls of the town for a visit and wine tasting.
3. Montalcino – Abbadia San Salvatore, 44 km, ascent 1000 m. You will explore the southern area of the Val d'Orcia, characterized by the imposing Monte Amiata. The stage is short, but challenging and full of charm. You will not miss a visit to the beautiful Benedictine Abbey of St. Antimo.
4. Abbadia San Salvatore – San Quirico d'Orcia, 53 km, ascent 650 m. The tour continues to the north for about fifty kilometers, much more simple than those of the preceding days, during which you will visit the most beautiful and famous towns of Val d'Orcia. The first village you come to is Bagni San Filippo, a real jewel spa at the foot of Mount Amiata, where you can stop for a dip in natural thermal pools. Then you will visit the beautiful Pienza and finally the journey will end in San Quirico d'Orcia.
5. San Quirico d'Orcia – Siena, 56 km, ascent 650 m. You will return back to Siena through the famous Crete Senesi, charming valleys clay-colored and creeks.
Difficulty: The tour is quite challenging and is aimed at cyclists average level of training. The ups and downs of the route and the long climb of Mount Amiata require some practice cycling and having already faced of 40-50 miles in a day and climbs of about 10 kilometers.
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