Everyone has heard about the beautiful Tuscany landscape in Italy. Besides its history and excellent wines, is an excellent choice for a cycling holiday. Whether you are interested in road biking or mountain biking.
Everyone has heard about the beautiful Tuscany landscape in Italy. What maybe someone doesn’t know is that, besides its history and excellent wines, Tuscany is an excellent choice for a cycling holiday. Whether you are interested in road biking or mountain biking, going fast or at an easygoing pace, hard work or e-bikes to help on the ups and down. There is an option for you.
Among Tuscany regions, Val d’Orcia is a special one. Located south of Siena, this is that kind of place where time moves smoothly. Renaissance painters celebrated its landscape. Also, UNESCO added it was to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2004. There are plenty charming and picturesque medieval towns, and its historical sites to visit, as San Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza, Montalcino among others. Not to mention the terrific wineries all around.
Cycling, Great Food, and Wonderful Wynes
As told above you can plan your cycling the way that best suits you. First, you need to choose a place to stay. I like the idea of staying in San Quirico d’Orcia. Tip: Palazzo del Capitano is a must! Then you will decide how far you want to go: for example, from San Quirico d’Orcia to Pienza (around 10km o.w.) or up to Montepulciano (approximately 24km o.w.). And, finally, if you will ride on paved, gravel or dirt roads.
It is worth taking Val d’Orcia in consideration for a relaxed, healthy, cycling and stress-free holiday. Of course, you’ll have great meals sided by wonderful Tuscany wines.