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Tuscany, A Food and Wine Cycling Tour (#2160)

Date and Time

Sunday, September 12, 2021 - Sunday, September 19, 2021

Location

Tuscany,
International,
Italy

Registration

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

Overview

This 8 day, 7 night cycle trip combines daily moderate to advanced cycling through Italy's gorgeous rolling countryside with emphasis on enjoying and learning about the famed Tuscan food and renowned wines. We ride approximately 30 miles a day with elevation gain of 2500' to 3000'. There is the option each day for additional cycling mileage with one of the leaders. The trip is rated 4/ Moderate We base for four nights in Pienza and three nights in Montalcino. Staying in these medieval towns allows participants to stroll the town, sight-see and shop after the day's ride. Both hotels have a sumptuous breakfast buffet and also expansive views across the valley. In Pienza our focus is on food. Our out and back rides take us past farms, vineyards and olive groves. We visit a working farm and have a cooking class in which we prepare our lunch with fresh farm ingredients. We also have a cooking class at a villa where we prepare our dinner. In Montalcino our focus is on wine. Our out and back rides take us past vineyards of the Sangiovase grape which makes the famous Brunello wines. We tour two vineyards where we learn about wine production and have the wine tastings. On the day we change hotels our luggage is transferred for us and we cycle to our new destination.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $2,500 member / $2,600 non-member
*Includes 7 nights in 3* hotels, 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners, two cooking classes, 2 wine tours, bike rental, luggage transport. Not included: airfare and land transfers.

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2160 Prospectus

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Italy

Activities

Bicycling - Road
Cultural

Status

Open

Difficulty

biking 4 Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader


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Lisa is a member of the Maine Chapter of the AMC. She regularly cycles, hikes, climbs and kayaks in Maine and New Hampshire. She has adventure travelled extensively including a six month cycle tour from Athens to Amsterdam, trekking in Nepal and rock climbing in the US and Europe.

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