Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour

Italy
E-Bike
Self-Guided
Panoramic views from Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour

Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour

Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Explore the most iconic Tuscan scenery in Val d’Orcia by bicycle

Cycle through the Val d’Orcia, one of the most beautiful natural areas in Tuscany.

Stay in an authentic Tuscan estate with an onsite spa and an excellent restaurant.

Cycle to ancient medieval towns and through quintessential Tuscan countryside.

Dine on locally produced, organic Tuscan delicacies from nearby farmers.

The Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour is the perfect way to experience the best of Tuscan scenery, food, and culture in an efficient cycling trip.

The Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour begins Buonconvento, a historically rich medieval town. After exploring the town, you’ll be transferred to the farmhouse B&B that will serve as home for the next four nights. Indulge in the first of your delicious Tuscan dinners and relax in the spa-like accommodations before the first day of cycling.

In the morning, a ride through the countryside to Murlo is as perfect as Tuscany gets. Cycling into the woods reveals the Crevole River, and trailing up to the cliffs takes you into a magical oak tree forest. From here, you’ll arrive in La Befa, where you’re treated to picture-perfect Tuscan views.

The next day’s ride takes you through Brunello wine country to the Monte Amiata volcano. The scenery is simply incredible as you pass perfectly-lined vineyards and olive groves. When you arrive in Montalcino, take a moment to explore the 14th-century fortress before cycling back to Buonconvento.

The final day of your Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour begins with a morning transfer to Pienza, where you’ll cycle through some of the most pristine countryside in Tuscany. Halfway through the Orcia valley, make a stop in Lucignano d’Asso to grab lunch.

Finally, you’ll arrive back at the Pieve a Salti farmhouse for an evening of fine food and relaxation. In the morning, a transfer back to Buonconvento marks the end of your stellar Tuscany Val d’Orcia cycling adventure.

Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Buonconvento

Your cycling tour of Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia region begins in Buonconvento, a town rich in culture and history. Spend the evening settling into the B&B where you’ll be staying.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Buonconvento
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Ride Murlo & La Befa

The day starts off in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, and the ride to Murlo is simply incredible. After cycling through the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, you’ll dive into the woods to ride alongside the Crevole River. Ascending towards cliffs brings you through an oak forest to the town of La Befa. Your effort will be rewarded with picturesque views.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Buonconvento
Distance
3.5 hours, 33km, 584m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Montalcino and Brunello Wine Country loop

Today’s ride starts in fields of sunflowers almost too idyllic to believe. In Brunello wine country, the Monte Amiata volcano looms ahead and rows of olive and grape trees line the trail. If you wish to enjoy a longer ride today, cycling to Montalcino gives you the chance to explore a 14th-century fortress town before heading back to Buonconvento for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Buonconvento
Distance
3 or 6 hours, 24 or 23 km, 587 or 1177m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle Pienza to Buonconvento

A morning transfer begins the final day of your cycling tour of Val d’Orcia. Riding through the countryside of the Orcia valley definitely deserves a few photo stops, and a stop in Lucignano d’Asso is a great chance to admire the view. Finally, you’ll arrive back at the agriturismo of Pieve a Salti to relax for the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Buonconvento
Distance
6 hours, 14 km, 227m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Departure from Buonconvento

The end of your Tuscan cycling adventure comes after breakfast, when it’s time to catch the train to the airport. Until next time!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour of Val d’Orcia is always run as a custom tour for your group only, therefore the price only depends on whether you are staying in single, double or triple room.
Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): €725EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers):€450EUR
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Accommodation on the Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour

This tour is based in a farmhouse bed and breakfast, that offers ensuite rooms with rustic decoration. In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Solo travellers must pay a supplement (please check Dates and Prices for more info). However, it’s definitely possible to match single travellers up.

Agriturismo Pieve a Salti in Buonconvento

This farmhouse B&B is within walking distance of some of Buonconvento’s top destinations. The rooms are beautifully decorated in rustic Tuscan style.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour?

Meals

4 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 4 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes pick up and drop off in Buonconvento on the arrival and departure day, one transfer during the tour (day 4) and rental bike pick up and drop off.

Also Included

  • Route guides and notes
  • Maps and detailed information packs
  • 24/7 telephone guidance and support
  • Bike theft insurance

Not included

  • Bike rental
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned as ‘included’
  • Tourist taxes (€1 EUR per person daily)
  • Personal equipment

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour

How hard is the Tuscany Val d’Orcia Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle moderate distances through hilly terrain. Expect daily climb between 350 and 700 m and very little shade on this route.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. You don’t need to carry lots of things with you and can only carry your daypack, as your luggage will be picked up from your hotel daily in the morning and delivered to your destination hotel.

Are meals included on the Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour?

4 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes. You will need to acquire travel insurance that covers hiking/walking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Buonconvento to start this tour?

The best airport to arrive at is Florence (FLR). From FLR, take the bus to Santa Maria Novella train station and then transfer to a train for Buonconvento, which changes once in Siena. Check train schedules here.

Is the Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour guided?

No, you will be provided with maps, route guides, notes, and 24/7 telephone support to complete your self-guided tour.

Where does the Tuscany Val d’Orcia Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Buonconvento, where you can take the train to the airport.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent an electric, hybrid, or mountain bike. Your rental includes a helmet, bags, odometer, padlock, repair kit, and water bottle.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle moderate distances through hilly terrain. Expect daily climb between 350 and 700 m and very little shade on this route.


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