We bring you to the Valdichiana, an area in Tuscany known as the Land of Waters and the perfect destination for cyclists and those who love relaxation. Of the most famous towns in the region, there’s Chianciano and its celebrated thermal baths, as well as Montepulciano and San Casciano dei Bagni, both with their own beneficial waters.
The beauty of the Valdichiana can be traced back to the impressive reclamation work commissioned by Grand Duke Leopold of Tuscany, which transformed the area into a thriving agricultural centre. Still today, the local economy is strongly rooted in farmed products, including cheese, oil and wine. Montepulciano, for example, is the homeland of the Vino Nobile and is an unmissable stop for lovers of slow tourism in cities.
Chiusi, meanwhile, boasts ancient roots dating to the Etruscan era: fascinating mysteries are hidden underground, made of catacombs and tunnels, like the Labyrinth of Porsenna. Our journey into the past continues to the Museum of the Prehistory of Monte Cetona, the Belverde Archeological - Natural Park, and the museums in Chianciano Terme and Sarteano.
Now that we’ve given you a few ideas for your holiday, let’s explore 4 cycling itineraries you can choose from to discover the wonders of the Valdichiana.