Tuscany is a cyclists’ fairyland. Every road appears to have been paved in the last year. You’re never riding in a straight line. The climbs are short, some steep, and descents are always long. Should you choose to look away from the road, the scenery grabs you at every corner. It will be green and gorgeous, with a castle here and a vineyard there.
At every intersection signage points your way and the cars are few and far between and always courteous. Should you need a little something to keep you going a café is never far away and they NEVER make bad espresso in Tuscany. Check out our 2012 Tuscany camp pictures here.
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, fantastic weather, and rich history- regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance… and Mario Cipollini. The Cycling House Tuscany is located in the heart of this great region in a small hilltop village called Montisi.
The village and surrounding area are within the Val d’Orcia, designated a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. The area is characterized by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages. Click here to view our Tuscany Camp Brochure.
WHEN NOT ON THE BIKE
Montisi is located smack in the middle of a Tuscan treasure land. Two UNESCO World Heritage cities are within an hour (or a bike ride) from the house- Siena and Pienza.
Siena is the prime example of medieval architecture. It has ample shopping, fantastic dining and nightlife opportunities. It is also the site of a twice daily horse race that is held in the center square. Siena has several museums, a cooking school that offers single and mutliple-day lessons, and numerous wine courses and tastings.
Pienza, which is roughly 10 miles away, is regarded as the “ideal Tuscan town” and was the result of the first application of modern urban planning concepts. Pienza has long been an example of Renaissance ideas successfully put to motion.
See pictures from The Cycling House Tuscany 2012 Camp here.
May 26th – June 1st, 2013
- All-Inclusive European Cycling Camp
- 6 Nights in a Tuscan Villa
- Located in a UNESCO World Heritage area
- Tour a historic olive oil processing facility
- Tuscan cuisine
- Visit Montalcino, Pienza, Siena, many more.
- Guided & Supported Rides
- Bike Rentals Available
- Much, much more