Pearl of Tuscany

Pearl of Tuscany
On traces of Leonardo on the way Nonantolana


You can buy the Weekend Tours Pearl of Tuscany

€ 290 per person
2 Mountain bike tour + 1 night with breakfast 
The offer is directed to a minimum of 4 people
Special rates for groups of 8 or more people


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PEARL OF TUSCANY

On traces of Leonardo on the way Nonantolana

From San Miniato a Vinci up to Artimino between a glass of Chianti and one of Carmignano for an itinerary that allows us to discover the Tuscan countryside that was the birth place  of the great Leonardo. 

 

WEEKEND TOUR

 

From the street Francigena across Nonantolana through the Barco Reale Mediceo a hunting reserve established officially by the Grand Duke Ferdinando II de 'Medici we will continue riding the bike to the "Villa dei Cento Cammini"

 

ROUTE

Our journey begins from the historic imperial city of San Miniato along the paths of Via Francigena. Immersed in the rolling hills of Tuscany on the first day of the tour will follow cycling a route that allows us to discover the Tuscan countryside that is birth place of the great Leonardo. An area imbued with history and art Renaissance, home of fine wines that come close to the massive hill of Montalbano dotted with olive groves that give life to a precious extra virgin olive oil. At the end of the path we will make the experience of being at the table and enjoy the Tuscan cuisine with a countryman family still involved in tradition but also able to turn to the future. The second day of the tour takes us to the farm Bentivoglio, in direct contact with the animals that live in the open air, then we climb on the bike for the most naturalistic stage of this tour towards the city of Vinci, going on slopes of Montalbano. We will stop at the birth place of Leonardo and then plunge into the rustic countryside where the Medici had their summer and hunting residences , until you reach the church of Faltognano and its monumental holm tree. On the way we will encounter in the forests of Montalbano with ravines and slopes covered with conifers, where there are the olive trees that grow on the terraces. From the ridge of Montalbano, which has the taste of real mountain, falling back towards the village of Carmignano to the Villa La Ferdinanda, called 'Villa dei cento Camini ". A magical place that will enchant. 

 

STAGES
First day
35 km - Estimated time cycling 5 hours - difference in height 400 meters
San Miniato, Via Francigena, Tenuta di Colle Alberti (visit the historical museum of agricultural tools and tasting), Cerreto Guidi (short stop), Farm Days (visit, tasting and lunch). 

 

Second day
40 km - Estimated time cycling 6 hours - difference in height 600 meters
Farm Bentivoglio (introduction to stray animals), Vinci, birth place of Leonardo, Pieve di Faltognano, massive hills of Montalbano (up to the summit of the Boulder Gonfolina), Pietramarina, light lunches packed, visiting the village of Carmignano and the Medici Villa the Ferdinanda. 

 

Tour for amateurs, preparation is necessary for the length of the path.
You can personalized  paths to the level of preparation and specific needs. 

 

Timetables:
◦ informative briefing every day before departure
◦ Saturday departure tours 9.00 16.00 end of tour and return to accommodation
◦ tour starting Sunday 9:00 am tour end at 16.00

The courses are aimed at a minimum of 4 persons.

You have to book your weekend to allow the construction of personalized itineraries. Participants can also organize themselves for accomodation  , paying only the cost of the tour € 250 

Services included:
Winemaker and environmental guide
Mountain bikes and helmets
insurance participants
Informative material
lunch
Van service to assist the group for technical support
Pick up service included the conditions that are here

Visit to a historic or natural site

Visit to the winery and wines tasting

 

 

 

By Dinamo Cms