Cycling is the perfect way to explore Tuscany, especially if you’re sporty. In fact, it’s perfect if you want to enjoy the surrounding nature and delightful landscapes. It doesn't matter if you like mountains or beaches, countryside or city centres, Tuscany has it all and we want to offer you some different routes. If you come to Tuscany without a bike, don't worry: there are plenty of shops and places where you can rent one. There are different kinds of routes: cultural, panoramic, nature, culinary... Just choose the one that suits you best! The Etruscan coast by bike Pedalling the Etruscan coast means discovering the stretch of coastline from Livorno to Piombino. It’s worth a visit because this area is home to some incredible natural settings and hidden medieval villages where time seems to have come to a standstill. It is a bike-friendly place where you can mix different kinds of scenery: from the wonderful pine-woods of Cecina to the little harbour in San Vincenzo, from rolling hills and rural views to vineyards, olive groves and the clear, blue sea. You can also visit the Cornia valley parks, Casale Marittimo, Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci and Suvereto. Plus, don't forget to taste the products of the ‘Wine Road’, known as “Costa degli Etruschi". In fact, this is where some of the world’s best wines are produced. Val di Chiana by bike This is an area deeply connected to well-being: just think about Chianciano’s famous natural hot springs and the steaming waters of Montepulciano and San Casciano dei Bagni. Montepulciano is the home of the famed Vino Nobile and is a must for lovers of slow-tourism. So, if you love spas, slow life and bikes, this is the place for you! In this area we suggest 4 itineraries:
- Hills and vines from Torrita di Siena, an easy 32km-long itinerary that passes through the small medieval town of Montefollonico and the town of Montepulciano.
- From Montepulciano to Fondovalle, a medium 47km itinerary that gets difficult towards the end during the uphill portion to reach Montepulciano.
- From Chiusi to San Casciano dei Bagni, a medium 51km panoramic itinerary of varying gradients. It winds its way through the eastern part of Monte Cetona.
- Riding the Monte Cetona, a medium-hard itinerary that rides along a beautiful dirt track through the heart of the mountains.