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Under the Tuscan Sun (#2150)

Date and Time

Sunday, August 29, 2021 - Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Location

Tuscany,
International,
Italy

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Biking in Tuscany is an ever increasing passion for many who come to the Tuscan region, as this vast land offers an infinite number of itineraries through hills, farmhouses, villas and vineyards. Whoever comes to Tuscany for biking, either for the first time or as a yearly ritual, will always find a new path to explore, a new landscape to admire, a new cultivated field to pass through. Starting in the town of Pisa (with that world famous tower!) and winding through Lucca we will eventually join the Via Francigena which is the common name of an ancient road and pilgrim route running from France to Rome (though the road actually begins in Canterbury, England). We will pedal past abbeys, castles as we head to San Gimignano and on to Siena. We will push on to Florence where we shift gears from exercise to culture and enjoy some of the most spectacular art of the masters including Michelangelo's amazing David. Our 10-day trip offers you the opportunity to explore the beautiful towns of Tuscany and partake of the great food, wine and friendliness of this area. It will also allow you time in Florence to enjoy the culture and art of this world-famous city. This trip has been rated Moderate (moderate - 4 out of 6) due to the many hills you will climb. The expected pace is 10-12 mph. All bikers should be comfortable with this type of biking. There is an E-Bike option for an additional $172. Whether it's your first time to Italy or a return visit, this trip will provide you the opportunity to enjoy Tuscany as it was meant to be enjoyed. Our trip is an 10-day journey through this breathtakingly beautiful section of Italy. A balance of biking and sightseeing will make this trip a memory of a lifetime.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $3,275 member / $3,375 non-member
*includes 9 nights in hotels; all breakfasts and 8 dinners, English-speaking guide on a bike, bike rental with route descriptions and maps, luggage transport, 2 wine/oil tastings and basic medical and evacuation insurance. The trip does not include airfare.

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2150 Prospectus

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tuscany

Activities

Bicycling - Road
Cultural

Status

Open

Difficulty

Biking moderate 4

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Dick has been an AMC-AT leader since 2007 and has lead or co-led trips to Yosemite National Park, Mongolia, Sicily, mainland Italy, France, Czech Republic, Nepal and many other countries. He is an education programming specialist and teaches spinning and group exercise.

Leader



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Joe has an avid interest in health and fitness which has paved the way to adventure travel. He participated in bike trips through the Po Valley of Italy and the Camino de Santiago in Spain and recently co-led trips to Machu Picchu/ Easter Island and the Puglia area of Italy.