Toscana

Toscana (Tuscany) is among Italy’s best-known and raved-about areas. There are some of Italy’s great cities: Firenze (Florence), Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Arezzo … and the list goes on.

Beyond the great cities Toscana offers a rich variety of landscapes including the unique and iconic landscapes of the World Heritage-listed Val d’Orcia. Although the Chianti is a beautiful place to cycle - especially the unsur­faced strade bianche (‘white roads’) in the hills near Siena - there are other lesser-known areas like the Maremma near the coast and the Mugello and Val di Merse.


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Siena Duomo

Siena Duomo

Vineyards near San Gimignano

Vineyards near San Gimignano

Countryside between Volterra and Siena

Countryside between Volterra and Siena


Featured tours in Toscana

cyclists on the road between Volterra and Siena

Heart of Toscana

This tour takes you through through the heart of Toscana: the Chianti, the Crete Senese, and the Val d'Orcia. Great cycling between some of Italy's great art cities. It links the UNESCO world-heritage listed cities of Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pienza, as well as the Val d'Orcia. It also takes you to Volterra another of the great Tuscan cities. There are lots of other places to see and visit in Toscana, but these would probably figure on most people's must-see list.

Read more: Heart of Toscana: tour overview.

Seafront cycleway near Follonica

The Tuscan coast

A relaxed 317-kilometre tour following the coast of Toscana using a combin­ation of quiet roads and cycleways. Taking you through coastal pinetas and the Bolgheri wine country. Very little climbing. A good way to start if you need a bit of a warm-up before tackling the more hillier terrain of inland Toscana and Lazio. Or you might use it as a chance to get some time at the beach - possibly on the island of Elba - before returning home. There's also a more challenging option taking in the hilltop towns that overlook the coast.

Read more: Tuscan coast: tour overview.