Today, in Florence, it was a warm sunny day: during lunch break I went out for a walk and I didn’t put my jacket on, so it was impossible not to feel the spring, even if we’re still in February. So I started to look for some interesting info to post for all the tourists who will be so lucky to spend their spring vacation in Tuscany and… is there anything more energizing than bicycling in the Tuscan countryside? Here’s some ideas for all those of you that are sporty!
Bicycle Tour of Chianti
Bike paths in the Chianti countryside will drive you along breathtaking panoramic views of olive fields, vineyards, medieval castles and villas all around you. A full day spent riding in the Tuscan landscapes will surely positively impress you for the rest of your life.
But what’s the REAL PRO of a Chianti bike trail? The answer is simple…
During a cycling holiday through the Chianti rolling hills you can (ride, of course, but moreover you have the possibility to) rest and taste the most famous Tuscan wines and oils and learn their techniques of production before enjoying a lunch, where you will get a carbo-load on bruschetta and pasta. After your meal, in an agriturismo or in a wine producer’s shop, no “siesta” is allowed: you should jump on your mountain bike again and start pedalling, in order to burn all the calories you ate during the food and wine tastings in the Chianti region.
So you can combine a healthy lifestyle with an unforgettable enogastronomic itinerary in Chianti.
Be sure to bring your helmets with you, camelback or bottles of water, sunglasses and skin protection, mobile phones and power bars!
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