TUSCANY BICYCLING TOUR
7 days 6 nights • 4 days of bicycling the country side • Wine tour and tasting • Cooking lesson • Opportunity to paddle board the Arno river • A day off the bike to explore Pisa and Lucca
LADIES, IT'S TIME TO GO TO TUSCANY!
You are invited to be one of ten women for this irresistible bicycling and cultural experience. Whether you’re a bike novice, or advanced rider, you will be encouraged at every turn.
There’s nothing quite as breathtaking as Italy from your bike. The unobstructed view provides an intimate experience with the rolling hills, ancient buildings, and oh-so charming culture. You’ll see endless sights along the way, and what you might be surprised to find is yourself!
The villa B&B La Rocca is located in a historical Tuscan Villa dated XVI-XVI century and is recognized by the province administration of historical interest.
IN THE B&B YOU WILL FIND
Historical living room with ancient billiard table, library, wi-fi, and games
5 rooms in rustic/romantic style (3 double bedrooms and 2 family size rooms)
Tower and terrace with magnificent views of garden with olive groves overlooking Florence
Artwork covers the walls from Isabella’s grandfather. He was inspired by the Villa and surrounding area to paint some beautiful pieces
The Toti family
The Villa is over 500 years old and has been lovingly cared for. Do not expect luxury but an authentic and romantic/rustic experience. This tour is an intimate experience and will only have room for ten women.
Please read tips on what to expect in Italy.
You will be staying at a cozy 500-year-old villa owned and operated by the Toti family. Isabella Toti will be giving our group Italian cooking lessons in her kitchen and sharing other delights of the Tuscan culture. You will have time for daily reflection; wine sipping, a day off the bike for sightseeing and so much more.
Rides will be between 30 to 50 miles and will be adjusted to meet the group. A guide will be with us on every ride and a support vehicle following the group. You will be riding in the wine region of Tuscany and there will be rolling hills and extended climbs. Group rides will be organized for those close to Portland Oregon and certainly a great deal of information on how to prepare for cycling and travel.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Helmet and cycling shoes (specify pedal preference at sign-up)
Travel insurance: Strongly recommended! It covers medical, travel disruption, damage to belongings, and more. We never travel without it.
Stand-up paddleboard on the Arno river (extra activity)
Guided walking tour of Florence (extra activity)
Transportation to and from Villa. (We can help coordinate)
WHAT IS INCLUDED
All Dinners listed
Road bike (provide measurements at sign-up)
Local guide on rides 4 rides total - Intermediate level (guides will evaluate group ability and will determine length and difficulty of rides to suit the group needs. Rides range 30 to 50 miles per ride)
Italian cooking lesson
Wine tour and tasting
A visit to Lucca and Pisa off the bike to explore and shop
Closest airport is Florence, Italy (FLR)
Destination Carmignano (province of Prato) Approximately 15 miles by car
Bike set up and aperitivo
Ride - Carmignano to Vinci
Dinner in the village of Carmignano with locals at Osteria dei Mercanti
Ride - Chianti Greve and Radda area
Cooking lessons with Isabella
A day off the bike to explore the beautiful cities of Lucca and Pisa
Dinner at villa
Ride - San Gimignano
Vineyard tour and tasting
Dinner at Villa
Ride - Chianti area
(Extra fun) Ponte Vecchio paddleboard on the Arno or guided tour of Florence. Option to shop on own