Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Tuscany Biking (6 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Sinalunga, Italy To Sinalunga, Italy

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Sinalunga, Italy
Locanda dell’Amorosa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Ride to Montisi and Pienza, with lunch at olive guru Signor Bindi’s estate. Take in the sunset with a glass of prosecco in a romantic courtyard.

Day 2
Sinalunga, Italy
Locanda dell’Amorosa Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Spin across the Val di Chiana countryside to a very special lunch at Casa Lungarella. Tonight, we regroup for an informative tasting of Tuscan reds before head to the neighbouring town of Bettole for dinner at Chef Walter’s villa.

Day 3
Siena, Italy
Grand Hotel Continental Siena Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Ride the quintessential Tuscan road through the crete leading northwest to Siena. Enjoy an evening guided city walk followed by a night on your own to explore the town.

Day 4
Pianella, Italy
Le Fontanelle Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Pedal out into the vine-covered hills of Chianti and try its namesake wine in the place it was invented. Enjoy a lazy afternoon relaxing in the hotel’s two swimming pools before dinner.

Day 5
Pianella, Italy
Le Fontanelle Breakfast, Dinner, Snack

Spend the morning winding through iconic Tuscan villages such as Radda and Gaiole-in-Chianti. Finish off with a visit to a private wine estate for a tasting and dinner prepared by an exclusive chef.

Day 6
Sinalunga, Italy
None Breakfast

Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel in Chianti, then arrivederci in Florence.

Tour Features

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Description

One of Italy’s most beautiful and beloved regions, Tuscany has earned every accolade and exaltation bestowed upon it. While some come for the sun and to be seen, we’ve got better plans: sumptuous spreads laid out by close friends, behind-the-scenes tours of medieval towns, wine tastings with award-winning oenologists, and spectacular biking through picturesque hills. As much as we appreciate the comfort of its fine hotels, it’s the rustic charms that capture our imagination. Tuscany is magical. Believe the hype.

About Us

Butterfield & Robinson pioneered biking and walking trips in 1966. Today, the company offers year-round biking, walking and custom private adventures of the highest quality. Their trips are not strenuous expeditions, but leisurely explorations of regions that include Europe, Latin America, Africa, Canada, the United States, Asia and the Pacific. Accommodations are based at unique, premium hotels with excellent regional dining and cultural events. Most trips have an average of 14 participants, and with a collection of ready-to-book itineraries, private travel is easier than ever.

Insider Tip

Travelers cover an average daily distance of 8 to 10 miles by foot or 25 to 45 miles by bike. Custom bikes on request.

Sustainability

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Terms & Conditions

Prices, Reservations and Payment

*Our prices are in U.S. dollars.

We charge a single supplement to individual travellers who wish to ensure that they have private rooms throughout a trip.

To reserve your trip, we require a deposit of US$1,000 per person.

The balance of your payment is due 95 days prior to departure.

If reserving your trip within 95 days of departure, full payment is required.

To complete your reservation, you must complete, sign and return a Traveller Information Form and an Acknowledgement of Risk, Release and Indemnity within 14 days of the receipt of your confirmation package, which will include these forms. These forms include additional terms and conditions of travel, including limitations of our obligations to you.

Prices for our ‘Bespoke’ trips are quoted as part of the trip design process, and are not final until final payment has been received.

Cancelling/Switching Trips

*If you must cancel your reservation, the fees for doing so are as follows:

DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE CANCELLATION FEE

270+ Full refund in cash of US$1,000 deposit

96-269 Refund of US$500, or US$1,000 trip credit

61-95 25% of trip price

31-60 50% of trip price

0-30 100% of trip price

Should you cancel your reservation more than 95 days in advance of the departure date, the entire US$1,000 per person deposit is transferable as a future trip credit to be used by the same traveller towards a B&R trip departing within 24 months of the original trip cancellation date. This credit cannot be extended beyond 24 months but may be transferred to another trip only once.

Between 61-95 days prior to your original departure date, you may transfer to a different trip in the same calendar year upon payment of a fee of US$250 per person (this fee will be waived for Premier Cru & Grand Cru travellers). If you cancel this subsequent reservation, then the cancellation fees applicable shall be the higher of the cancellation fee on your original reservation or the cancellation fee on the trip to which you transferred.

Within 60 days of departure, the regular cancellation fees will apply.



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The best way to see the world

By: SueandRoger


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2015

This is our 10th Butterfield Trip. It remains the best way to see a region. Nothing beats vigorous activity during the day and luxury at night. Bespoke trips for a large group are cost-effective and totally your own. We loved our guides Denis and Jerome this month in Loire, France. Amazing trip. With B&R you have access to private homes, private experiences, and people and places you would never meet otherwise.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman

Sicily

By: Debi


Reviewed on: 26 May 2017

Fantastic! They make it seem effortless.
Travel Advisor:  Ralph Iantosca

Burgundy Biking

By: Rick


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Excellent. Absolutely a spectacular trip. Route planning, accommodations, food, and especially the wine were all great. Olivier, Denis and Zoe were knowledgeable, extremely helpful, patient ... and lots of fun.
Travel Advisor:  Louisa Gehring

Greece by Boat and Bike

By: Greece by Boat


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017

Only the best guides, only the best accomodations, and only the best food! Wouldn't travel with anyone else. We've been using them for almost 20 years!
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman

Mallorca

By: Rob


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Love this company. They really have their act together. Attention to detail is a strongpoint. We have travelled with them extensively and will continue to do so.
Travel Advisor:  Gloria Welles

India

By: Rob


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2018

Great trip! The guide was personable, extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented.
Travel Advisor:  Gloria Welles

Fantastic

By: Jillian


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

Everything about our honeymoon was perfectly planned and executed, the way we wanted it, with little extra touches along the way!
Travel Advisor:  Carissa Gulyas

Butterfield & Robinson Tuscany

By: Rita C


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

My experience with B&R in Tuscany was first-rate. The guides we had were enthusiastic, knowledgeable , and professional. The accommodations were intimate and top notch. Meals at both restaurants and at the home of locals residents were outstanding. The cycling equipment was new and state of the art, including ebike and gps assist. My entire group had a wonderful time and we all agree that we will recommend Butterfield & Robinson and consider future trips with them.
Travel Advisor:  Lois Moran

Mexico City and Baja California

By: Rob


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2019

Always a great experience with Butterfield & Robinson. Attention to detail is their area of expertise.
Travel Advisor:  Gloria Welles

Uruguay biking

By: Lynn


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2019

Trip was grea but a few things were not up to B& R quality due to the fact that this was a brand new trip and there were some kinks.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Saiger Machowsky

B & R Rocks!!!

By: John Craddock


Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

We are already big B & R fans. We’ve cycled with them in the past on their Dordogne and their Burgundy trips. This trip to Bordeaux was a custom or bespoke trip. It was even more fun than their regular itineraries since it was completely tuned to our desires. Our guide, of course, made the trip such a blast. Stéphane was funny, athletic, savvy, and remarkably resourceful. He listened to us and made sure we were doing what we hoped to do. His gifts for us were totally unnecessary, but just exemplary of his joyfulness and desire to please the guests. He knew my wife likes to paint so he gave her a tablet of water color paper and paints and a brush so she could draw along the way. We opted to have Stéphane join us for all of our meals so communicating with the French-speaking waitstaff was never a problem, and we seemed to uncork more and more of the most amazing Bordeaux vintages at lunch and dinner each day.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas