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Tuscany by the Sea Bike Tour

From Montalcino to the Coast

  • Travel on two wheels from the hills of the Tuscan countryside to the Silver Coast
  • The geographically unique promontory of Monte Argentario provides stunning ocean views
  • Enjoy a luxurious private beach at Hotel Il Pellicano
  • Taste famed Super Tuscan wines at world-famous Le Mortelle winery
  • Explore the bustling fishing town of Castiglione della Pescaia

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 Tyrhennian. The untouched Orbetello Lagoon. Like fine wine, Tuscany can be described in great detail. But to be learned, it must be experienced.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Ride through enchanting wine country and discover vineyards that produce exceptional Brunello grapes  Sheep-dotted fields and rustic villas make up the picturesque inland landscape of Tuscany  Savor great views of the ancient perched town of Montalcino  Pedal past high grasses and maritime plains as we near the coast  A bike route lined with olive, cypress and pine trees leads to our country retreat  A private cellar tour and dinner with wine pairing awaits at Le Mortelle, a renowned Antinori estate.

Day 3 Breathe in the sea air on an exhilarating spin through foothills and valleys to the bustling fishing town of Castiglione della Pescaia Kick back on the warm beach or indulge in gelato as you stroll through shops and markets in the historic town center  Sip Super Tuscans on a hilltop while the sun sets over rows of grapevines.

Days 4-5 Enjoy a scenic ride to the crystal clear Silver Coast  Take in vistas of the bay during lunch at a typical seafront trattoria  Explore the saltwater paradise of the Orbetello Lagoon and trace the quiet shore of Lake Burano If you're lucky, you might enjoy the company of flocks of migrating birds  Relax in the comfort of luxurious Hotel Il Pellicano, with its ocean vistas and private VIP dock for sunbathing.

Day 6 Ride to the summit of Monte Argentario, offering spectacular views of the wooded hills and blue-green lagoon below Wind down in style on our hotel's private beach.

This trip was amazing! The way it was organized from start to finish unfolded new and exciting places each and every day. Ending at Il Pellicana was genius!
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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. Read the Straight Talk

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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..
$4,598 - $5,898
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Castel Porrona Relais

Castel Porrona Relais

Porrona (1 night)

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

L'Andana

L'Andana

Castiglione della Pescaia (2 nights)

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

Il Pellicano

Il Pellicano

Porto Ercole (2 nights)

Built with stunning views of the bay, this elegant hotel boasts private beach access and is a longtime celebrity favorite. (pool, spa)

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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.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

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Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 14* 1000 19* 1600 26 2000
2 16* 1000 19* 1500 27* 1900 45 2300
3 28* 800 37 900 49 2300
4 16* 1000 24* 800 34* 1500 49* 3100
5 20* 500 26* 1100 33* 1800 40 2300
6 18 2200
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Tuscany

Park Your Bike, Hang with Stars

Backroads is the only active travel company that stays at one of Tuscany's most celebrated hotels; elegant Il Pellicano, with its Michelin-starred restaurant and stunning views of the bay at Maremma, is a long-time favorite of royals, artists, film stars, fashion designers and other luminaries, real and self-proclaimed.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Tuscany trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Tuscany trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—both are included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders. See the bike options for this trip.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

Navigate Your Way in Tuscany

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Tuscany. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Tuscany—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

The Best Leaders in Tuscany

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Tuscany, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Tuscany live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 8 or more. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,898 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,398 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,198 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $7,198 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $8,398 pp dbl occ

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