The gently rolling Tuscan countryside is ideally suited to exploration by bike. Fully immersed in the beautiful natural environment, the sensorial experience is immensely rewarding. In the Val d’ Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, travellers can explore Montalcino’s sun-dappled vineyards, discover charming farmhouses and tiny medieval villages, and visit the historic Abbey of Sant’Antimo near Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.
An itinerary can include a stop at the spectacular Crete Senesi and Monte Oliveto Abbey, follow the ancient pilgrimage road from Canterbury to Rome - Via Francigena - through the heart of the valley, or opt to cycle a section of the legendary L’Eroica bike racetrack, the renowned vintage cycling event originally from the Tuscan village of Gaiole in Chianti.
Old souls can hit the road and experience the Eroica itinerary on bicycles built before 1987, to rediscover the beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest. Exhilarating guided bike tours are also available with modern road and mountain bikes.
The bike tour can end with a delicious Italian Merenda, pic-nic style to reward avid bikers.
The excursions are offered in easy, moderate and advanced level options and include bike rental, helmet, water, transportation to the starting point.
Duration: up to five hours.
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco guests can take a tour of Siena’s weekly food market and Florence Street Food to discover the most iconic hotspots to eat street food.
In addition to teaching participants how to create a delectable three-course Tuscan meal, this lesson includes tips on advanced preparation and storage, a subject every host can appreciate.