“Loved the variety, from country setting to urban landscape to Old World charm.” – Zachary, recent guest
“Best trip I’ve ever taken.” – Joseph, recent guest
Tuscany is one of the most celebrated regions in Italy. So how do you experience the Tuscany known the world over but also get off the beaten path to explore the Tuscany only locals know. Get on a bike of course! With the help of our native local guides, we’ve spent years perfecting our Tuscany bike tour Assaggio Toscana into the perfect introduction to Tuscany. It is the Tuscany you’ve dreamed of (rolling hills, plenty of wine and pasta, ancient villages) and the Tuscany you won’t believe until you see. We stay at some of our favorite hotels in Italy including a hilltop fattoria (mill or farm) with pool, tennis courts and horseback riding, and a restored 8th-century villa.
But it is the places and experiences we’ve chose for Assaggio Toscana that make this bike tour unique:
Where the Artists Thrived – While Tuscany is synonymous with so many things, it is celebrated for the artists it has produced and art will star in our travels. In Arezzo, we will see the great works of Piero della Francesca. As we cycle to Ponte a Buriano, we will see the place where Leonardo da Vinci painted the background of Mona Lisa.
Lucignano – Fortified in the 16th century, this enchanting village represents medieval town planning at its best. As we explore, Lucignano’s hilltop fortress, we will also take in the impressive views it offers of southern Tuscany.
Wine and Oil – These are the mainstays of Italian life and no visit to Tuscany would be complete without visiting an olive mill and vineyard. We will bike to both and taste these exquisite products of the Tuscan land.
Cortona – This is the Tuscan hill town made famous in the bestselling book Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. You can dream of living here yourself as we get off our bikes and take a walking tour of Cortona, exploring Roman arches, Etruscan tombs and Renaissance palaces.
Slice of Umbria – The region next to Tuscany (often called the green heart of Italy) isn’t as famous but no less mesmerizing. We bike over the border to Umbria’s Lake Trasimeno. Locals love this lake for its quaint villages, tasty seafood and picturesque cycling routes.
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