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TUSCANY HARVEST BICYCLING TOUR

OCTOBER 13th-19th 2019

7 days 6 nights  •  4 days of bicycling the country side  •  Wine tour and tasting  •   Olive harvest & pressing  •  Cooking lesson  • A day off the bike to explore the ancient city of Lucca

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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!


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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)

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Tower and terrace with magnificent views of garden with olive groves overlooking Florence

  • Farmyard animals

  • Artwork covers the walls from Isabella’s grandfather. He was inspired by the Villa and surrounding area to paint some beautiful pieces

  • Local Toti family are present and available on site

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. There will be no availability of a single room due to space.

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 and sharing other delights of the Tuscan culture. You’ll have time for daily reflection; wine sipping, and a day off the bike for sightseeing. You will also take part in the harvest of the olive by picking and bringing to press the “green gold” to experience a cultural treasure.  

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

  • Airfare

  • Lunches

  • Helmet and cycling shoes (specify pedal preference at sign-up)

  • Tips for Guides

  • Travel insurance: Strongly recommended! It covers medical, travel disruption, damage to belongings, and more. We never travel without it.

  • Guided walking tour of Florence (extra activity)

  • Transportation to and from the villa that is outside of scheduled times (We can help coordinate)

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Lodging

  • Breakfast

  • 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)

  • Support vehicle

  • Italian cooking lesson

  • Wine tour and tasting

  • A day off the bike to explore the ancient city of Lucca

  • Transport to and from Florence airport at designated times


FLIGHT INFORMATION

  • Closest airport is Florence Italy (FLR)

  • Destination Carmignano (province of Prato) Approximately 15 miles by car


AGENDA

Sunday

  • Arrival day

  • Meeting by 5pm at the Villa

  • Bike set up and aperitivo

  • Welcome dinner at the Villa


Monday

  • Ride - Vinci

  • Afternoon olive harvest


Tuesday

  • Ride - Chianti Greve and Radda area

  • Cooking lessons with Isabella


Wednesday

  • A day off the bike to explore the ancient city of Lucca


Thursday

  • Ride - San Gimignano

  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting


Friday

  • Ride - Chianti area

  • Olive press and tasting

  • Celebration dinner


Saturday

  • Departure day


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We have two room options available, double occupancy and triple occupancy. (No option for single due to space)
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$500.00 holds your spot. Full payment due by August 31st, 2018. Payment plans available upon request.
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