Cycling Italy coast to coast
From the Adricatic to the Thyrrenian Sea
You will begin at the sparkling beaches of the Adriatic Coast. From there you’ll enter the mountains & flowering meadows of Sibillini National Park, with a breathtaking mountain landscape. Beyond the park lies the vine-covered hills of Tuscan wine country, where you can enjoy the charming medieval towns & taste the rich, diverse wines at beautiful vineyard estates. Continue to the medieval fortress overlooking the picturesque Lake Bolsena & onwards to the shores of the Meditarranean Sea.
Along the way you will also be able stop in the small towns to experience the best of Italian culture & cuisine: the Renaissance Palazzo Ducale of Urbino, the ancient Roman amphitheater of Spoleto, the churches of Assisi, the medieval streets of Pienza, the wineries of Montalcino & the magnificent piazza of Siena.
> Città di Castello
> Montalcino and Brunello
> Pitigliano and the Etruscan Mysteries
HOW DOES IT WORK:
We transfer your luggage
Just leave it at the reception desk with your name tag & you will find it at your next accommodation.
We book your hotels
We will book double rooms with private bathrooms in 2- or 3-star hotels, boutique B&Bs, or agritourism estates. You will find the vouchers to each hotel in your welcome package.
We supply detailed route notes & maps
The route notes can be in English, Italian, French, or German. All maps have GPS tracking.
From San Gimignano to Montalcino
7 NIGHTS ( in 3 Star Accommodation )All breakfast ( dinners on demand )Emergency number 24/7Gps Files AvailableLuggage TransferRoad Book & Maps
5 Dinner package ( On Request )Pilgrim's "Credenziale" ( Stamp book )
Day 1 – Arrival in Pesaro
Day 2 – Urbino
Day 3 – ride to S Angelo in Vado
Day 4 – ride to Citta di Castello
Day 5 – ride to Cortona
Day 6 - Cortona to Montalcino
Day 7 – Ride ti Siena
Distance: 50 Km
Day 8 – Siena to St. Antimo
Day 9 – Montalcino to Sovana
The first half is easier as it is a long slow descent among a sea of vineyards. Down from Montalcino to the peaceful St Antimo abbey The second part is the hardest as we get to the mountains area: cool chestnut woods and oaks groves makes this area pleasant even in the warm early summer days. We leave the mountains and start our way toward the sea. Leaving the mountains the landscape opens up and there are some nice views of the valleys.
We reach Semproniano, a lovely hamlet on the top of a steep hill, then we descend toward Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano, one of the most interesting Etruscan area. Of volcanic origin, the soft stone called “Tufo” could easily be carved both by wind and water, shaping a landscape of high perched cliff towns the Etruscan have also carved this soft stone into tombs, cellars and the amazing “Vie cave”(man carved canyons). We spend the night in Sovana. Sovana Resort
Day 10 – Etruscan land: Sovana loop
Day 11 – Sovana / Pitigliano / Porto S. Stefano
Day 12 - Transfer to Grosseto train station
Day 1 - Pesaro
Day 2 - Urbino
Day 3 - Sant'angelo
Day 4 - Città di Castello
Day 5 - Cortona
Day 6 - Montalcino
Day 7 - Siena
Day 8 - Castelnuovo dell'Abate
Day 9 - Sovana
Day 10 - Sovana Loop
Day 11 - Posto Santo Stefano