Val d’Orcia by bike: 3 itineraries for everyone

Val d’Orcia by bike: 3 itineraries for everyone

Tuscany represents the perfect destination for all bike enthusiast and for cyclists of all levels. If you or your group are looking for adventures on two wheels in the Tuscan hills, between the most beautiful medieval villages or among the Brunello vineyards, you can choose from many fantastic itineraries.
At Podere Salicotto all the bikers will find services and facilities just for themselves and after your bike tour through breathtaking landscapes you can relax in our charming countryhome. Take a dip in the panoramic pool, choose the wines to taste in the cellar and enjoy the sunset.
Here are 3 fantastic bike itineraries in the most beautiful corner of Tuscany: Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Podere Salicotto is the ideal base for starting out on two wheels to discover Tuscany.

Val d’Orcia by bike: 3 indipendent bike tours in Tuscany

Montalcino – Sant’Antimo

Starting and finishing point: Montalcino
Length: 27 km
Elevation: 500 m
Difficulty: Medium

The route from Montalcino to Sant’Antimo is a truly suggestive itinerary. A journey through the vineyards where Brunello is produced which has made this land famous all over the world. Not only wine and landscape but also culture and history. Sant’Antimo is one of the most suggestive places in this area. A monastic complex completely surrounded by greenery. The origin of the abbey is lost in legend, a place of meditation that deserves a stop before returning to Montalcino. The return will be slightly challenging with a long stretch uphill to Passo del Lume Spento. A pleasant itinerary for average trained people.

From Pienza to Montepulciano

Point of departure and arrival: Pienza
Length: 30 km
Elevation: 500 m
Difficulty: Easy

Pienza is the perfect example of a Renaissance town but Montepulciano is also well worth a visit. In this easy itinerary you can visit two of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany, perhaps giving yourself a stop in Montepulciano where you can taste a good glass of Vino Nobile. The entire itinerary is on asphalt road and is truly suitable for everyone.

Val d’Orcia from above

Starting and finishing point: Castiglione d’Orcia
Length: 80 km
Elevation: 1,400
Difficulty: Difficult

This is a very challenging itinerary for trained cyclists. A route with a great elevation but that will fully repay the effort with breathtaking views of the typical Val d’Orcia landscape, between cultivated fields and medieval fortresses. You will touch many places of interest that are worth a stop such as Castiglioni d’Orcia and Radicofani.

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