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Glass of sparkling wine in Tuscany
Tuscan vineyard at sunset
Bikers among red flowers in Tuscany
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Rolling green hills of Tuscany
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Tuscany's Chianti Bike Tour - For Families with Adult Kids 20s & Beyond

Quintessential Tuscan Town & Country

Family — 20s & Beyond

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,999 - $6,199 pp dbl occ

($1,500 for sgl occ)

Tuscany is not only a destination, it's a sublime experience. Pause on the cypress-lined roads that overlook the vineyards and take it all in. You'll think that no view will compare to that view, until you round the next bend and see another. It's a wonder anyone ever finishes the rides. And this is only a preview of what you'll see. Imagine the wines, flavors and luxuries your family will discover.

Tuscany Chianti Family Biking Tour
Tuscany Chianti Family Biking Tour

Italy

Start Arezzo / End Florence

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

Highlights

  • Ride our favorite Tuscan roads—with ample van support, of course—as we wind our way from breathtaking Chianti to remarkable Crete Senesi and beyond
  • Luxuriate at handpicked hotels that represent Tuscany's finest, from unforgettable Castello del Nero to elegance in Castelnuovo Berardenga
  • Taste Chianti Classico and Vernaccia, among other critically acclaimed regional wines that have been cultivated in the region for hundreds of years
  • Discover idyllic hilltop towns like San Gimignano and Siena, brimming with character and stunning examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture
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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 journey with your family on scenic bike routes in the verdant countryside | Bike to Colli Fiorentini, northern Tuscany's slice of Chianti wine production | Follow cycling routes in the lush Elsa River Valley to the spectacular World Heritage town of San Gimignano, crowned by 13 towers | Visit picturesque neighboring villages like Panzano, Greve and Castellina in Chianti | Learn the nuances of Tuscany's renowned red wines and taste 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)  

Days 4-6
Description

Ride the ridge to ancient hilltop Radda, former capital of the Antica Lega del Chianti (Old Chianti League) | Explore Siena's medieval back streets and stunning Piazza del Campo, home to Italy's most important horse race, Il Palio | Bicycle into the Crete Senesi, an area known for its lunar landscape | Sample local specialties at an organic agriturismo before biking past olive orchards and vineyards | Celebrate in Tuscan style with a superb family dinner.

Accommodations
Aerial view of hotel Borgo Scopeto
Borgo Scopeto
Castelnuovo Berardenga
| Premiere Hotel

Nestled in the Tuscan hills of Chianti Classico, discover an enchanted oasis within a medieval hamlet, surrounded by lush vineyards. (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.

Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 2900 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 2200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles | 3200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 42 miles | 4300 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 23 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 42 miles | 4000 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 23 miles* | 2700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles | 4400 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles* | 2900 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 2 | 12 miles* | 1100 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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. 

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 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+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$400 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

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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