Backroads Tuscan Coast Bike Tours
Tuscan Coast Bike Tour
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Backroads Tuscan Coast Bike Tours
Backroads Tuscan Coast Bike Tour
Backroads Tuscan Coast Bike Tour, Tuscany Italy
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Tuscany by the Sea Bike Tour

Italian Vineyards & Romantic Coast

La natura può più dell'arte: Nature is beyond all teaching—or so the Italian proverb goes. Here, in Tuscany's Maremma, nature abounds. Countryside, vineyards and farms. The clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The untouched Orbetello Lagoon. Like fine wine, Tuscany can be described in great detail. But to be learned, it must be experienced.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $5,099 - $5,699 pp dbl occ
($1,500 for sgl occ)

Italy

Start Orvieto / End Rome

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

Highlights
  • Travel on two wheels from the verdant hills of the storied Tuscan countryside to the crystalline waters of the Silver Coast
  • Bask under il sole at three unique and beautiful hotels, including a hilltop medieval gem, a Medici Villa and a coastal retreat 
  • Admire stunning views of the sea and a blue-green lagoon from the spectacular promontory of Monte Argentario
  • Celebrate with Super Tuscan wines and a private cellar tour at a state-of-the-art winery in Castiglione della Pescaia
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Savor views of the ancient perched town of Montalcino | Ride through enchanting wine country and discover vineyards that produce exceptional Brunello grapes | Sheep-dotted fields and rustic villas make up the iconic inland landscape of Tuscany | A Tuscan lunch awaits at one of the region's premiere wine estates | Stroll through Porrona, a medieval village and home to our boutique hotel.

Castel Porrona Relais, Italy
Castel Porrona Relais
Porrona
| Premiere Hotel

Refined and intimate, this medieval property is set on a hilltop and blends luxurious modern comforts with deep historic roots. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3

Tuscan hills give way to Maremma's high grass and maritime plains as you near the Tyrrhenian coast | Pause in a hilltop village for a farm-to-table lunch | A bike route lined with olive, cypress and pine trees leads to our beautiful resort | Breathe in the sea air on an exhilarating ride through foothills and valleys to the bustling fishing port of Castiglione della Pescaia | Kick back on the beach or indulge in gelato as you stroll the old town center | Sip Super Tuscans before a private cellar tour and gourmet dinner at a renowned local wine estate.

L'Andana, Italy
L'Andana
Castiglione della Pescaia
| Premiere Hotel

Designed by renowned chef and restaurateur Enrico Bartolini, this picturesque inn—once a Medici villa—offers breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Enjoy a scenic ride and take in vistas of the bay during lunch at a beachfront trattoria | Explore Orbetello Lagoon, a World Wildlife Fund oasis, and watch the migrating birds on the quiet shores of Lake Burano | Climb to the hilltop town of Capalbio as the blue ocean shimmers in the distance | Sail across the sea on a historic luxury boat | Relax in Porto Ercole or in the comfort of our sumptuous hotel | Pedal to the summit of Monte Argentario, offering panoramic views of the wooded hills and blue-green lagoon below.

Il Pellicano, Italy
Il Pellicano
Porto Ercole
| Premiere Hotel

Built with stunning views of the bay, this elegant Leading Hotels of the World member boasts private beach access and is a longtime celebrity favorite. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. (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

SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.

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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 17 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 25 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 25 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 49 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 40 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles* | 3500 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Other
Isla Negra Boat Excursion (2.5 hours)
Day 6
Biking
Level 2 | 12 miles | 1500 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

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 your available bike options for this trip.

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. 

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.

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.

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—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

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 dinners, 4 lunches
  • 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.

Roads & Traffic

From the picturesque Tuscan hills to the region's stunning coast, accessing Maremma's contemporary seaside towns and authentic fishing villages requires some riding along busy coastal roads. You should be comfortable riding with traffic or opting to hop in the van. To make the most of the region, we'll start and end our bike rides with strategic shuttles to avoid as much traffic as possible.

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