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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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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

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

FROM: $5,199 pp dbl occ
($1,400 for sgl occ)

Italy

Start Arezzo / End Florence

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

Dolce Tempo 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 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. 

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6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

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.

Il Borro
Il Borro
San Giustino Valdarno
| Premiere 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)

Days 2-3

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.

Borgo San Felice
Borgo San Felice
San Felice
| Premiere Hotel

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)

Days 4-6

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.

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

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)  

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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

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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.

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.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Touring Bike

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.

Performance Road Bike

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

Straight talk

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.

Air-Conditioning

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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Have a question and need expert advice? Our team of Trip Consultants is here to help! You can also visit our FAQ's.

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