Travel Guides: Italy Travel Guide: Overview
In Southern Europe—right in the heart of the Mediterranean—lies a boot-shaped country stuffed to the brim with culture, history and fine cuisine.
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
Start Orvieto / End Rome
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
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.
Refined and intimate, this medieval property is set on a hilltop and blends luxurious modern comforts with deep historic roots. (pool, spa)
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.
Designed by renowned chef and restaurateur Enrico Bartolini, this picturesque inn—once a Medici villa—offers breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside. (pool, spa)
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.
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)
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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.
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.
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.
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.