Tuscany's Chianti Easygoing E-bike Tour
Dolce Tempo Journey through Tuscan Vineyards & Hill Towns
Couples, Friends & Solos
6 days 5 nights
Activity Level: 1-3
From: $6,099 - $6,699 pp dbl occ
($1,950 - $2,300 for sgl occ)
A visit 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.
Start Arezzo / End Florence
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Ride quintessential Tuscan roads, coasting through hilltop towns to the open countryside where olive groves and elegant vineyards line our way.
Explore 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 including the unforgettable COMO Castello del Nero, and savor authentic Tuscan cuisine.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Embark on a quintessential Tuscan e-bike journey through landscapes of Italy's Chianti Classico wine region | Prepare yourself for unmissable panoramic vistas and photo ops | Coast along bike routes in the verdant Val d'Elsa | 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-turned-Renaissance villa steeped in Tuscan charm and situated on a hilltop overlooking rolling vineyards and olive orchards in the Colli Fiorentini. (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 | 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 | Pay a visit to an organic agriturismo to meet some locals and sample regional specialties | 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.
Stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and exceptional hospitality await at this elegantly restored castle-hotel. Leading Hotels of the World property. (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.
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Activity Level: 1-3
Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.
Though this is a hilly area the e-bike makes it easier to handle the climbs. The low traffic and generally good pavement make this area a perfect destination for beginners and expert cyclists alike.
Daily Activity Options
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.
- 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
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.