Easygoing E-bike Tour Tuscany's Chianti
Dolce Tempo Journey through Tuscan Vineyards & Hill Towns
A Dolce Tempo visit with Backroads to the heart of Tuscany will lead to moments of “am I really here right now?” wonderment. Perhaps when you’re coasting along a cypress-lined road in the sunshine and a local schoolchild on a Vespa passes you with a smile. Or maybe as you’re sipping wine on your hotel balcony watching the golden light of sunset drift over a panorama of vineyards and scattered centuries-old farmhouses. Yes, you’re truly here, and this is the life.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Start Arezzo / End Florence
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Explore quintessential Tuscany on rural roads, coasting through hilltop towns to the open countryside where olive groves and elegant vineyards line our way.
Explore authentic hilltop towns far away from the tourist hot spots, where locals gather in the central square to trade gossip and indulge in a creamy gelato.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Luxuriate at two world-class Relais & Châteaux hotels and wellness spas. Savor authentic Tuscan cuisine throughout our journey, from agriturismo picnics to Michelin-starred restaurants at our 12th-century castle hotel.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Embark on a quintessential Tuscan e-bike journey through the countryside of Arezzo | Pay a visit to an agriturismo to meet some locals and sample regional specialties | Ride the Via dei Sette Ponti (Road of Seven Bridges), passing through photogenic villages to our historic hotel | Cool off with a refreshing dip in one of the many swimming pools at our Tuscan estate hotel.
This family-owned hotel resides in a stunning setting atop a narrow ridge and features an acclaimed winery. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
Descend into the Arno River Valley as you ride toward the heart of the Chianti, passing through legendary wine villages like Gaiole in Chianti | Be inspired by the Crete Senesi, an area known for its lunar landscape | Explore Siena’s grand Piazza del Campo, home to Italy’s most legendary horse race, Il Palio | Learn the nuances of Tuscany’s renowned red wines at an exclusive sommelier-led tasting | Enjoy a picnic of prized local delicacies, including piquant pecorino, Tuscany's prized sheep milk cheese.
Described by the Hideaway Report as an "enchanting resort enclave set within a restored medieval hamlet fringed by olive groves and vineyards in the Chianti Classico region." A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
E-bike into the heart of Chianti Classico to the hilltop towns of Radda and Castellina, along some of the most alluring roads in all of Italy | Coast along easygoing bike routes in the verdant Elsa River Valley | E-bike to Radda in Chianti for panoramic vistas and photo ops | Visit one of Tuscany’s crown jewels, the spectacular World Heritage Site of la città delle belle torri (the town of beautiful towers), San Gimignano | Toast la dolce vita with a glass of refreshing Vernaccia, Tuscany's most famous white wine.
A castle with a Michelin-starred restaurant steeped in Tuscan charm and situated on a hilltop overlooking rolling vineyards and olive orchards in the Colli Fiorentini. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.
Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our dedicated e-bike tours make adventuring by bike a breeze—perfect for beginners, occasional bikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world by bike. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS supported routes, your day unfolds according to your agenda, not someone else's. Easygoing daily routes are typically 2-4 hours of biking per day, approximately 10-30 miles. Our custom electronic-assist bikes* allow you to pedal effortlessly.
Though this is a hilly area the e-bike makes it easy to handle the climbs. The low traffic and generally good pavement make this area a perfect destination for beginners (and expert cyclists) alike.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
- On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
- Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
- Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
- Park and other entry fees
- Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
- Select coach transfers
- Baggage transfers and porterage
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
Il Borro is a Premiere Hotel. While it offers outstanding service and amenities, please note that it is not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.
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