It doesn't take a genius to know that Tuscany scores top marks for family fun. Enjoy miles of smiles on kid-approved routes. Discover ancient hill towns and climb a medieval tower (fueled by gelato, of course!). Chianti tasting for the adults. Hands-on pizza making for the younger set. Your perfect family adventure... in Tuscany!
1 Family-friendly routes past cypress trees, vineyards, grazing sheep and stone farmhouses Savor your first taste of Tuscany at an agriturismo (country retreat and working farm) Enjoy a warm-up spin through the picturesque countryside and quaint towns of the Val di Chiana.
2 Savor classic local delicacies, including truffles, pasta and gelato Visit the famous hilltop town of Montepulciano and wander the medieval streets After lunch at a local café, kids take to a high ropes course, while adults spin their way through the picturesque Montepulciano countryside.
3 Discover iconic hill towns brimming with history Pedal your way through the Umbrian valleys to the crested town of Castiglione del Lago, with 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside and Lake Trasimeno Kids enjoy some time lakeside while the grown-ups spin along the rolling terrain to Cortona, where Etruscan ruins tell of the city's storied past.
4 Adults taste notable regional wines and dine at a trattoria, while the budding chefs put together a well-rounded meal—pizza and biscotti! Spin along the Strada dei Castelli (Road of the Castles) to Radda in Chianti, part of l'Antica Lega del Chianti (The Ancient Chianti League), known today as a major center for Chianti Classico wine production.
5-6 Visit Badia a Coltibuono (Abbey of the Good Harvest), a private estate producing its own olive oil and honey
Wonderful vistas abound during a ride through the heart of Chianti Explore ridgetop Castellina, an ancient village with a unique arcaded passageway and hit the shops and gelaterie in town.