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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

Tuscany Biking Routes

Tuscany Biking Routes

Route
Start
Finish
Route options
En route
A
SIENA
San Gimignano
   
Colle di Val d'Elsa; Monteriggioni; Chianti
B
San Gimignano
Marina di Bibbona
   
Volterra; Montecatini Val di Cecina; Metalliferous Hills
C
Marina di Bibbona
Marina di Bibbona
   
Montescudaio; Guardistallo; Monteverdi Marittimo; Castagneto Carducci
D
Marina di Bibbona
Massa Marittima
   
S.Vincenzo; Venturina; Suvereto; Montioni
E
Massa Marittima
Monticiano
   
Lago Accesa; Ghirlanda; Montieri; Chiusdino
F
Monticiano
SIENA
   
Belagaio; Montagnola
G
Monticiano
Montalcino
   
River Merse valley; St Antimo
H
SIENA
Montalcino
   
Ville di Corsano; Buonconvento; Monte Oliveto Abbey; St Antimo
I
Montalcino
Montepulciano
 
S. Quirico d'Orcia; Pienza;Montisi; Catelmuzio; Radicofani; Sarteano
J
Montepulciano
Montepulciano
   
Monticchiello; Pienza; La Foce; Bagno Vignoni; Petroio
K
Montepulciano
Monte San Savino
   
Terme di Rapolano; Val di Chiana
L
Montepulciano
Cortona
   
Val di Chiana; Lake Trasimeno
M
Monte San Savino
SIENA
   
San Luciano; Val d'Ambra; Castelnuovo B.ga
N
Monte San Savino
Cortona
   
Val di Chiana; Foiano; Pozzuolo; Lake Trasimeno
N
Cortona
Monte San Savino
   
Val di Chiana; Foiano
O
Cortona
Cortona
   
Lake Trasimeno; Val di Chiana
P
Cortona
SANSEPOLCRO
   
Alto Tevere Umbro; Città di Castello; Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
Q
SANSEPOLCRO
SANSEPOLCRO
Anghiari; Città di Castello; Montedoglio; La Verna

Note:

Towns above in CAPITALS are Trailhead towns.

^ = Public transport option available for part or all of route

* = Route can be divided into two shorter options (with an additional overnight)