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Easygoing E-bike Tour Tuscany's Chianti
Tuscany Bruschetta, Italy
Easygoing E-bike Tour Tuscany's Chianti
Easygoing E-bike Tour Tuscany's Chianti
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Easygoing E-bike Tour Tuscany's Chianti
Easygoing E-bike Tour Tuscany's Chianti
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Tuscany's Chianti Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey through Tuscan Vineyards & Hill Towns

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,999 - $6,299 pp dbl occ

($1,500 for sgl occ)

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.

Italy Tuscany Chianti Easygoing Biking Tour
Italy Tuscany Chianti Easygoing Biking Tour

Italy

Start Arezzo / End Florence

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

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.  

Immersive Travel
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 world-class hotels and wellness spas from Hotel Le Fontanelle, World Luxury Hotel Awards winner, to unforgettable Castello del Nero, and savor authentic Tuscan cuisine. 

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Introducing Dolce Tempo From Backroads
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3
Description

Embark on a quintessential Tuscan e-bike journey through landscapes of Italy's Chianti Classico wine region | Pay a visit to an organic agriturismo to meet some locals and sample regional specialties | Descend into the heart of the Chianti, passing through legendary wine villages like Gaiole in Chianti and Castelnuovo Berardegna | Be inspired by the Crete Senesi, an area known for its lunar landscape | Explore Siena's medieval back streets and the 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.

Accommodations
Hotel Le Fontanelle
Hotel Le Fontanelle
Castelnuovo Berardenga
| Premiere Hotel
Experience the essence of Chianti at this hilltop retreat encircled by the quiet Tuscan countryside. World Luxury Hotel Awards winner. (pool, spa)
Days 4-6
Description

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 bike routes in the verdant Val d'Elsa | Prepare yourself for unmissable 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.

Accommodations
Castello del Nero
Castello del Nero
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
| Premiere Hotel

A castle-turned-Renaissance villa steeped in Tuscan charm and situated on a hilltop overlooking rolling vineyards and olive orchards in the Colli Fiorentini. (pool, spa)  

Dates & Prices

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 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 electric-assist bikes* allow you to pedal effortlessly.

 

Route notes

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.

*Prefer to pedal without power? Regular road bikes are available by request, ask your Trip Consultant.

What's Included

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. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Also Included

  • 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

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