Introducing our new Italian Softies tour
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We happen to believe that Tuscany and Umbria are destinations best explored by bike. Imagine cycling passed vineyards at dusk, the air warm with a light breeze, on your way to enjoy a traditional Italian meal – holidays just don’t get much better than that.
Our fully guided e-bike tours are the perfect way to discover the countryside and sample the local cuisine in this part of Italy. If you’re new to the concept of e-bikes, read on.
What is an e-bike?
An e-bike is an electric bike, and it has many advantages over a classic bicycle. They’re perfect for beginners (or those who aren’t too keen on working up a sweat on holiday – we’re not judging!) because they do all of the hard work for you. They provide power steadily and smoothly, making them a piece of cake to ride, even up hills. So, you can just relax and appreciate your surroundings without losing your breath.
Your Tuscany and Umbria cycling holiday: the highlights
Your e-bike will take you over the rolling Tuscan hills and into the Chianti wine regions. Here are some of our favourite things you’ll experience along the way:
Some days it will feel as though every turn reveals a new film set – from the old country roads of Gladiator to the villas of Much Ado About Nothing, you'll want to keep your camera firmly in hand. On day two, you'll begin your journey across the Tuscan hills to San Quirico, a charming medieval walled town. The vistas from atop the Chianti hills have to be seen to be believed. Luckily, your e-bike will mean you'll still have plenty of energy to take photos when you reach the top.
One of the best things about Tuscany is indulging in the local cuisine. On day four, in the charming village of Asciano, you’ll get to dig into an authentic wood-fired pizza (trust us: nothing tastes better after a day of cycling). You’ll be travelling through the Chianti region, famous around the world for its fine wines, and there'll be plenty of opportunities to sample some. On day six of your tour, you’ll be able to try a number of renowned DOCG wines, including Chianti, Chianti Classico and Chianti Superiore, and they taste even better out in the sun.
As well as the rolling hills in the countryside, we’ll pass through several quaint towns. On the first day of your tour, the transfer from your chosen airport will take you to Cortona, a hillside town with views of Montepulciano, Lake Trasimeno and the Tuscan hills. Other village highlights during your trip will include Radda and Greve in Chianti, Montalcino and Asciano.Back To Blog
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