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Autunno nella Foresta del Teso

Take to the countryside this autumn

Trails for hikers, cyclists and more

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Its gently rolling hills and enchanted valleys make Tuscany a perfect spot for year-round excursions. Those who are looking for a great hike or bike trail are sure to find myriad opportunities in this culture-rich territory that’s considered one of the loveliest natural environments in the world! In Valdichiana don’t miss an extraordinary bike ride that spotlights natural beauty and cultural treasures. Check out the The 'Bonifica' trail and get to know more about the 62-km trail that connects Arezzo and Chiusi. Or go on an amazing art tour where you can view the works of Piero della Francesca, the ‘Resurrection’ in Sansepolcro’s Civic Museum and the Pregnant Madonna in Monterchi’s Church of Santa Maria a Momentana. Learn more about Etruscan tombs and other cultural gems, while sampling the area’s local delicacies thanks to the Wine Road of Arezzo.

In Lucchesia, you’ll want to discover the area’s Renaissance villas, thermal baths and medieval hamlets. How about taking some time to relax at the Thermal baths of Lucca or learning more about the Lucchesia villas? Those who are up for a healthy toast will want to visit the cellars of Montecarlo and sample some of the town’s famous DOC wines. If you’re looking for a more spiritual journey, then you’d best venture along the Via Francigena which will take you all the way to Versilia.  In the Maremma, try an exciting tour by mountain bike or on horseback along the Maremma waterways. Otherwise, check out the  Medici Villas in Valle del Bisenzio or try cycling along one of the many bike trails throughout the Prato countryside: Bike trails. In the territory surrounding Siena, you’ll be able to enjoy 34 CAI hiking trails. Why not view the miraculous waters of the Amiata or take a stroll through the hamlets of Chianti: See all itineraries. Those cycling with the whole family will be interested in viewing these tours which are perfect for children: See all itineraries.

5 good reasons to visit Tuscany in Autumn