Italy

Tuscany

Idyllic riding through the Italian countryside
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  • From $4345
  • Location Tuscany, Italy
  • Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Rider Level 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Ride from village to village on an immersive Italian cycling adventure.

If your idea of a Tuscan bike vacation evokes visions of rolling golden hills, mid-ride espresso stops, climbs to medieval hilltop villages, wood-fired pizza, and a nightly glass of Chianti, and you’re spot on for what you’ll experience during this cycling camp. We’ve curated our favorite routes, ranging from 40-70 miles, to showcase a variety of areas in the Tuscan countryside, with options to go fast, slow, long, or short. Don’t worry; there will be plenty of downtime to enjoy this spectacular region. Wine tasting, a cooking class, soaking in a natural hot spring, and touring Siena are all on the itinerary.

Highlights

  • Bike among vineyards and olive groves on daily guided and supported rides
  • Enjoy family-prepared meals by our Italian hosts, including pizza made in a wood-fired oven
  • Stay in cozy bed-and-breakfast accommodations off the beaten path
  • Explore Siena, taste wine and try the local cuisine
  • Take part in an authentic Italian cooking class

Food

It doesn’t get more authentic than this: Our food in Tuscany is prepared fresh by the Italian family who runs Palazzo a Merse, the bed and breakfast where we stay. Many of the meats are sourced from a farm down the road, and the veggies are grown in the field behind the property or by the neighbors across the street. Meats are cooked over an open flame, and pizzas are prepared in a 500-year-old wood-fired oven. Family B&B meals are balanced with dining out to enjoy the local cuisine.

Accommodations

Meet your new extended family at Palazzo a Merse, a restored 18th-century farmhouse where we’ll spend the week. Owned by our guide Andréa Rossi and his wife and sister’s family, the rustic Tuscan B&B is about 10 kilometers from Siena in the quiet countryside of Val di Merse. Relax in the spacious, shady garden, or enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine as you lounge around the outdoor pool. Family-style meals are cooked by our hosts and served outside when weather allows.

DATES & PRICES

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DETAILS

What's Included

  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Airport transfers to/from Florence International Airport (FLR)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Wine tastings, walking tour, cooking class!
  • Mechanical support (including bike build and breakdown)
  • Professional trip guides
  • Daily sag support
  • Ride nutrition products
  • High-quality ride photos

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Bike rentals
  • Gratuity for guides
  • Mid-ride café stops
  • Personal shopping

Optional Activities

  • Wine tasting
  • Tuscan cooking class
  • Siena walking tour in the evening
  • Visit to San Galgano Abbey

Questions?

Have more questions? View our FAQ page or call us at 406-312-5770.
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BIKE OPTIONS

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Rent A Bike

Traveling through the airport with a bike—and paying for it to fly—is not everyone’s idea of a fun way to start a vacation. Fortunately, we offer high-quality, full carbon bikes on all of our trips across the United States and Europe. Want to just show up and ride? Just bring your shoes, pedals, helmet, and saddle (if you want), and rent one of ours.

Available this trip:
ParkPre Kroad
Manufacturer: ParkPre
Type: Road
Cost: $300 / trip
Italian E-Bike
Manufacturer: Univega
Type: E-Bike
Cost: $350 / trip
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Bring Your Own

Your bike is yours—we get it. Bringing your own bike has obvious advantages in terms of individual comfort. Before your trip, we suggest getting a tune-up at your local bike shop so it’s ready to roll for your week of riding. Once you arrive, we’ll be sure to have our mechanics build it and help with any necessary tweaks. Check out some helpful resources here:

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Flying with your bike.

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Skip The Bike

If you or your travel partner want to enjoy the trip and explore a new destination without a bike, drop us a line and we’ll discuss options. Some trips are better suited for non-rider participants than others.

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Phil R., Washington DC
September 17, 2019
Wonderful balance between seeing the sights and enjoying Tuscan culture and riding. The B&B was very comfortable. The garden is amazing, I enjoyed my R&R time there.
James R., Murfreesboro, TN
September 12, 2019
I have been on other cycling trips with other companies and this trip was the best-supported trip I have had. The Cycling House team was terrific and the Rossi and Parini families were a delight. The food was excellent and fortunately, the weather was spectacular. I did not find a shortcoming in the trip. I will readily recommend it to my cycling friends.
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Phil R., Washington DC
September 17, 2019
Wonderful balance between seeing the sights and enjoying Tuscan culture and riding. The B&B was very comfortable. The garden is amazing, I enjoyed my R&R time there.
James R., Murfreesboro, TN
September 12, 2019
I have been on other cycling trips with other companies and this trip was the best-supported trip I have had. The Cycling House team was terrific and the Rossi and Parini families were a delight. The food was excellent and fortunately, the weather was spectacular. I did not find a shortcoming in the trip. I will readily recommend it to my cycling friends.
Scott S., Cherry Hill, NJ
June 25, 2019
The experience was amazing, from the rides, the food, the B&B, the guides, the bike rental. I enjoyed all of the stops in the cities and towns. I liked that there were excursions after the rides. The stories and history told were great also. I would recommend the trip as is to anyone!
Mike P., Missoula, MT
June 26, 2019
The Italian experience is so much more than the bike. TCH has done well collaborating with an amazing Italian family and their incredible surroundings. Riding through historic medieval villages while experiencing local Italian culture and history is something everybody should get to experience. We stayed in the beautiful countryside, in a stone mill built in 1200s. And a pool, with a view of lemon trees, palm fronds and birds buzzing overhead. And a beer fridge. Easy Living.
Les P., Jackson, WY
June 25, 2019
Great staff! Loved the family home cooked meals and the outdoor setting in the country. The guides did a nice job at managing the different paces of all the riders.
Paul D., Denver, CO
June 6, 2023
Always great food, great riding, and wonderful staff leadership with The Cycling House! Thank you a thousand times to Cory, James, Guido, and the B&B Palazzo a Merse for the fantastic experience in Tuscany!
Margarett S., Missoula, MT
May 29, 2023
I have just returned from a Tuscany trip. As a non-cyclist, I was apprehensive about going. Between the e-bikes and the outstanding guides, my trip exceeded my expectations. The food was outstanding the entire time. The villa we stayed during the visit is quite comfortable and the family that runs it makes you feel as part of the family. I recommend it even to us non-cyclists!
Susan B., Helena, MT
September 30, 2023
Truly the best cycling tour we have taken!!! We took the Tuscany cycling trip three weeks ago. Every detail about the tour was perfect from the BnB lodging to the cycling routes to the guides to the food!!! We especially appreciated the professionalism and attentiveness of the guides. They were funny, personable, full of local knowledge and focused on the needs of each cyclist. Stops on the routes were well placed for coffee, snacks and breaks. The routes were perfectly challenging. We also loved the 'side activities' to the local winery, the pasta cooking class, Guido's agrotourisma inn, and especially the nightly ping-pong and foosball matches! We loved this experience so much, we immediately signed up for the Tucson tour in the spring. More riding to come with the Cycling House. Many kudos and thanks to you, Owen and team!!! ps: We got married on this trip in a 'surprise/pop-up ceremony'! The CH team pulled it off spectacularly! It was exactly the wedding I dreamed of! Love you guys!
Kathy H., Washington, DC
September 17, 2023
I was a long time user of another company but so so glad we found cycling house!!! I am now a stalwart member of the cycling house fan club. In the last 15 months, my friends and I have done Glacier, Arizona, and Tuscany. All were beyond wonderful. We are now working on our next adventure with Cycling House.
Cristi S., Missoula, MT
September 21, 2022
The Cycling House trip to Tuscany was a bucket-list level trip. Everything- from the rental bike quality to the food and wine and views to the genuine warmth of the Italian family and cycling guides hosting the entire crew- was TOP level. I can’t imagine a better trip for biking in Italy than this one.