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Cycle Siena and Tuscany

8 day/7 night self-guided cycling tour $1529 per adult share twin
Flights are additional
 

8 day/7 night self-guided cycling tour
$1529
per adult share twinFlights are additional

Cycle Siena and Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside is a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves, ancient forests, fields of wheat and barley. There are wonderful views over rolling hills, many crowned with medieval cities and villages – San Gimignano, Pienza, Monterrigioni and Colle Val D’Elsa. There is wealth of art and architecture which all starts on your first day in Siena, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities. Your journey takes you through the Val d’Arno, Val d’Orcia, the old Roman Road - the Via Francigena, and Chianti.

Cycle through some of Italy’s best wine-producing areas with many opportunities to taste at the friendly ‘enoticas’ - Brunello from Montalcino, Vino Nobile from Montepulciano and Chianti from Chianti of course! In the evenings enjoy typical Tuscan fare of game, steaks, wild mushrooms, beans, truffles and homemade pasta. Sight, taste, smell, touch, sound-this tour is a sensory sensation.


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8 day/7 night self-guided cycling tour

From $1529 per adult share twin
Travel: 01 Mar-20 Apr & 01 Sep-15 Oct 18

From $1615 per adult share twin
Travel: 21 Apr-31 Aug 18

Bike is not included.

Note:
Add on a 24 Speed bike with pannier & tool kit from $219 or update to an Electric bike with pannier & tool kit from $399 per adult. 
Helmets are not available for hire. If you wish to wear one, please take one with you.

Itinerary
Day 1: Siena
Visit the fabulous Duomo with it’s marble floors and the Piazza del Campo where the centuries-old Palio horse races are held annually.

Day 2: Siena – Castelnuovo Berardenga – Asciano (cycling 49km)
Cycle through the typical southern Siena landscape known as the 'crete senesi'.

Day 3: Asciano – Monte Oliveto – San Giovanni d’Asso – Pienza (cycling 52km)
Cycle to the great abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore where an ancient order of monks survives.

Day 4: Pienza – San Quirico – Montalcino - Buonconvento – Murlo (cycling 56km) 
Cycle along Via Panoramique on strada bianca to the medieval walled town of San Quirico. Steep climb to Montalcino among the famous Brunello vines then delightful roll down to the tiny town of Murlo.

Day 5: Murlo – Radi – Sovicille – Montriggioni – Colle Val D’Elsa (cycling 64km)
Cycle the outskirts of Siena through woods and open farmland with views towards Siena. Stop at the tiny 13C walled village of Monteriggioni with its distinctive watchtowers. Continue to Colle Val D’Elsa and stroll in the evening through the cobbled streets of the charming Old Town

Day 6: Colle Val D’Elsa – Casole d’Elsa – Ulignano – Volterra (cycling 47km) 
Cross a valley and two ridges to Volterra

Day 7: Volterra – Il Castagno –San Gimignano -Certaldo (train to Siena) (cycling 47km)
Cycle through forests and over hills of almost unchanged medieval landscape to San Gimignano a walled medieval town whose ‘towers’ are a landmark. Continue to the hill town of Certaldo. Transfer by train to Siena (not included)

Day 8: Siena

Inclusions
• Standard tour: 7 nights accommodation in rooms with bathroom in 3 star hotels (1 night in 4*) 
• Breakfast included daily 
• Luggage transfers between tour hotels 
• Detailed cycling notes and route maps (1 set per room) 
• 7 day service hotline 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

Valid for sales to 30 Sep18. Travel Mar-Oct 18. Price is based on self-guided 8 day/7 night cycle tour. Bike hire is additional due to the different choices of bikes. Please ask us for other itineraries and prices. Prices are correct as at 16 Oct 17 and subject to change without notice and may vary due to currency exchange rates • All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation • Prices are per adult in NZ dollars based on payment by cash or cheque • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Specific booking conditions apply, please ask your House of Travel specialist for full details. We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking – ask your House of Travel specialist for information.  Contact House of Travel on 0800 838 747 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.

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Sale Period

Until 30 Sep 18

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