TUSCANY, ITALY

Trip date:
08.10.20 – 13.10.20 

Price from £1300
No. of riders: 6

No. of ride days: 4
Total KM’s: 300 

Accommodation style
Hotels

TUSCANY

Trip date:
08.10.20 – 13.10.20

 

Price from £1300
No. of riders: 6

No. of ride days: 4
Total KM’s: 300 

Accommodation style
Hotels

TUSCANY – GIRO di CHIANTI

Tuscany is a location that we frequently visit and can never get enough of. Its a heady mix of beautiful views, rich history, challenging riding and delicious food. Our bikepacking tour will take you on an adventure through some of the regions most famous landmarks and along plenty of stunning gravel backcountry roads and dusty trails that we have got to know over the years. Each night will be spent in a hotel, allowing you to unpack and freshen up after a challenging day on the bike.

Starting high in the hills from the Unesco heritage town of San Gimignano, we will head North West towards Florence, pass the famous Duomo and back out into the hills. We will then ride south through the Chianti vineyards and stay overnight in Gaiole, a village famous for the original L’Eroica cycling event. We then head south towards Monteroni d’Arbia on some excellent gravel roads, stopping for Espressos and Gelato on the way. The final day takes us along one of our favourite Tuscan gravel roads towards Siena. We will ride up into the famous Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful sights in Italy. It’s then onwards and back to base at San Gimignano for a final dinner at a favourite local restaurant. 

RPM90 have spent may years riding in Tuscany. We have built up an extensive knowledge of the roads and a network of fantastic local people who we work with to bring you an excellent bikepacking style trip through this stunning region. 

ITINERARY

 RIDE STYLE: BIKEPACK : ADVENTURE BIKE / MTB

 RIDE DIFFICULTY: 4/5

 DATES : Thursday 8th October – Tuesday 13th October

 RIDE DAYS : 4

Thursday 8th October : ARRIVE PISA AIRPORT pm. Transfer 90 minutes to San Gimignano

Friday 9th October : Ride 75KM towards Florence

Saturday 10th October : Ride 80KM towards Gaiole in Chianti

Sunday 11th October : Ride 70Km towards Monteroni d’Arbia

Monday 12th October : Ride 75km via Siena to San Gimignano

Tuesday 13th October : Transfer to DEPART PISA AIRPORT

 TOTAL KILOMETRES: 300

We personally speak to all our clients to discuss their suitability for the trip. We specialise in small group cycling trips to achieve a high-quality rider experience. We aim to ride all of our trips as 1 group and our experienced ride leaders can mix up the pace, split the group for a while and bring things back together when we need too. On some trips, we split down to two groups for the afternoon allowing those that want to really stretch their legs to do so. Our ride leaders will always be able to suggest a route back to base if at any time you prefer some time to take in the scenery and ride at your own pace.

All riders are required to bring their own bike and will recieve a full itinerary with GPX files 6 weeks prior to the ride. Sometimes we change the route depending on weather conditions / route closures. 

KIT REQUIRED

Adventure Bike / MTB with a minimum of 40mm gravel / off road tyres

Spares specialist to your bike e.g rear mech hanger, your size inner tube (there are no cycle shops on route)

Bikepacking bags*

Wet weather clothing and spare dry kit ( A full recommended kit list will be included with your full itinerary.)

*APIDURA rental Bikepacking bags are available from Rpm90

KIT NOT REQUIRED

Bivvy Bag / Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Mat

Towels

Cooking Equipment

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights Shared accommodation with Breakfast (single occupancy available on request)
  • Airport transfers at specified times 
  • 2 x Rpm90 Ride leaders
  • Deposit required = 25% of the total amount payable

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to/from your town or country of origin
  • Ride snacks and lunches
  • Dinner (Rpm90 will pre book local Italian restaurants for the group)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Rider Personal Insurance
  • Cost of a transfer to a bike shop in the case of complete bike failure or your choice to withdraw from the Trip. Cost of onward transfer to an airport or return home if you chose to leave the Trip

Interested in this trip?

Who is RPM90?

Rpm90 Cycling Adventures specialise in Road Cycling Tours, Bikepacking Adventures, Gravelbiking trips, Bespoke Cycling Tours, Corporate Cycling events and Cycling Event Consultancy. We work with MASON Cycles. HUNT Wheels, Morvelo clothing and RAWVELO nutrition. We offer Apidura Bag Rental. We are a pioneering cycling Travel company based in the UK.

 
Contact

Old Granary
Bridgers Mill
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1TF

+44 (0)1444 413512

info@rpm90.com

 
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