Tuscany, Italy Mountain Bike adventure
With its postcard landscapes, worldclass art, celebrated wines and a superb cucina contadina (farmer's kitchen), the Tuscan experience is in symbiosis with the land. We’re convinced there’s no better way to experience Tuscany than by mountain bike. The hilltop town of Massa Maritima and it’s surroundings, located in a quiet region of South-Western Tuscany, is a perfect area for cross-country riding with fun hand-built singletrack and doubletrack trails just minutes from our accommodation. For the duration of this trip we're based at a 19th-century villa on a 700-hectare estate of vineyards, olive groves and orchards. And there’s lots to do when you’re not riding: relax by the pool, visit one of Italy’s best beaches, enjoy dinner in town and a wine tasting, explore nearby Siena and it's sights...and much more. Join our Big Mountain guide and local guide on this riding adventure designed for strong intermediate (and above) level riders. It’s time to put your riding skills to the test, get fit and enjoy the finer things!
Note: This trip is available with more luxury style accomodation upgrade. Also, e-bikes rentals are available for this trip. Please contact us for more details.
Day 1: Arrival to Rome
Arrive to Rome airport and transfer two-hours north to the town of Massa Marittima.
Day 2: Ride Marremma — 27 KM
A warm-up ride through classic Tuscan landscapes of cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves, rolling fields and forests. Stop for an olive oil tasting at the end of today's ride at an olive oil farm.
Day 3: Ride La Pesta — 30 KM
This super-fun network of trails features quick climbs and descents including Canyon Trail, the most bermed and swoopy trail you’ll ever ride. Mandatory cappucino stop at Agriturismo Il Felciaione.
Day 4: Ride Bandite di Scarlino. Swim at Cala Violina beach — 15 KM
Short transfer to the seaside, then pedal to the Bandite di Scarlino Nature Reserve’s smooth singletrack then swap chamois for swim trunks and a dip on one of the best beaches in Italy, the Cala Violina. Then ride down the beach to the town of Follonica's beach bar Pagni for a drink and tasty gelato.
Day 5: Ride Canyon Trail and Capanne. Afternoon visit to Siena — 15 KM
Quick laps on the super-fun Canyon Trail then transfer to the small city of Siena for an afternoon of exploring in this varitable open air-museum of the Gothic, and an extraordinary art collection.
Day 6: Ride Monte Arsenti, evening wine tasting & cooking class — 30 KM
Take your pick of four sweet roller coaster trails on Monte Arsenti. This evening we have a wine tasting at the local enoteca with a sommelier in Massa Marritima followed by a cooking class at a nearby agriturismo with Antonella, Vanessa & their nona.
Day 7: Transfer to Rome airport, flights home.
Depart this morning for Rome Airport for flights home. Arrivaderci!
What our Guests Say:
"This trip is a true holiday! Worldclass cuisine, wine and culture paired with just enough riding to keep you excited, but not exhausted."
- Jory W.
See the approximate route of the trip on Google maps. Register today!