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1834: Cycle Tuscany: A Food & Wine Tour

Date and Time

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

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. We base for four nights in Pienza/ San Quirico 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/ San Quirico 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 several vineyards where we learn about wine production and have the option of wine tastings. On the day we change hotels our luggage is transferred for us and we cycle.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $2,490 member / $2,490 non-member
*includes 7 nights in 3* hotels, 7 breakfasts and dinners, 1 lunch, two cooking classes, bike rental, luggage transport. Not included: airfare approx. $1,200 and land transfers.

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1834 Prospectus


Tuscany

Activities

Bicycling - Touring
Cultural

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Lisa Graves 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.

Leader



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David Allen leads three season hikes for the Excursions Committee of the AMC New Hampshire Chapter. He specializes in peak bagging day trips, longer hut to hut adventures and telling bad jokes. David has summited all 48 of New Hampshire's 4000 foot peaks and hiked the Long Trail form Massachusetts to Canada. When David isn't hiking he can be found on his beloved road bike cycling through the hills of New England.