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Tuscany Bicycle Tours

Introduction

Tuscany is renowned throughout the world for its art, history, wonderful architecture and beautiful landscapes. Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. Tuscan wines have legendary status. It is a region where the past and present coexist to a remarkable degree.

Situated in central Italy, bordered by the regions of Emile Romagna, Le Marche, Umbria and Lazio, Tuscany is a region of rolling hills, mountains and rugged coastlines. Handsome palaces testify to the region’s wealth while medieval town halls bear witness to a long-standing tradition of democracy and self-government. Independent Tuscans are fiercely proud of their ancestry which they trace back to the Etruscans.

The Tuscan countryside is in many respects a cyclist’s dream – a heady mix of vineyards, olive groves, poplars and cypresses, rolling hills and charming hill towns steeped in atmosphere and tradition. Tuscans have a tradition of cycling, so cyclists are held in esteem and treated with courtesy by other road users.

It would be well worth visiting Tuscany just to enjoy the food and drink for which the region is justifiably famous. Tuscans love to cook – and locally produced fruity olive oils, pecorino (sheep’s) cheese, and truffles feature widely on the menus. The vineyards of Tuscany yield Brunello, Chianti Classico and Vino Nobillo.

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Map of the Region

You may find it helpful to view and print off a copy of the regional map and cross reference with the description.

Tuscany Route Map