Published on: 20 March 2016 | Last updated: 9 January 2020
Heart of Toscana
This tour takes you 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.
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.
Gran Tour della Maremma
A 405-kilometre circular signposted route in the south-west of the Toscana.
Read more: Gran Tour della Maremma
Grand Tour della Val di Merse
Another signposted route, this time on blissfully quiet roads in the hills to the west of Siena.
Read more: Grand Tour della Val di Merse.
A race and cycling event for riders of vintage bikes, but also a 205-kilometre signposted route in the Chianti
Read more: The Eroica race and signposted route
National parks of the Apennines
A 770-kilometre route along Italy’s Great Divide riding through the chain of national parks along the Apennines of central Italy. It starts in Abruzzo and ends in Toscana taking in Umbria and Le Marche.
Read more: National parks of the Apennines
National and international routes in Central Italy. Click on the route for links to go direct to the guide or to the theme page (links open in a new window).