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Sep. 15-23, 2018


First Publication: 1706            Last Publication: 1808

Web Instructions: July 17, cultural, road bicycling 

Web Notice:

This 8 day, 7 night cycle trip combines daily moderate to advanced
cycling through Italy's gorgeous rolling countryside with emphasis on
enjoying and learning about the famed Tuscan food and renowned wines. We
ride approximately 30 miles a day with elevation gain of 2500 ft. to
3000 ft. There is the option each day for additional cycling mileage
with one of the leaders. We base for four nights in Pienza / San Quirico
and three nights in Montalcino. Staying in these medieval towns allows
participants to stroll the town, sight-see and shop after the day's
ride. Both hotels have a sumptuous breakfast buffet and also expansive
views across the valley. In Pienza / San Quirico our focus is on food.
Our out and back rides take us past farms, vineyards and olive groves.
We visit a working farm and have a cooking class in which we prepare our
lunch with fresh farm ingredients. We also have a cooking class at a
villa where we prepare our dinner. In Montalcino our focus is on wine.
Our out and back rides take us past vineyards of the Sangiovase grape
which makes the famous Brunello wines. We tour several vineyards where
we learn about wine production and have the option of wine tastings. On
the day we change hotels our luggage is transferred for us and we cycle.
$2,490 includes 7 nights in 3* hotels, 7 breakfasts and dinners, 1
lunch, two cooking classes, bike rental, luggage transport. Not
included: airfare approx. $1,200 and land transfers. For more details
please see the Prospectus below.

Info Tag:

For details contact: L, Lisa Graves,, CL, David

Trip Prospectus