Tuscany Quintessence: a bike tour to discover the alchemy of Tuscany
Tuscany Quintessence is an artisan touring company who provides private tours for small groups (4/8 pax). Each tour can be customized to satisfy special needs.
A Tuscan distillate, an alchemy of adventure, art and history, nature, wellness and food: five essences that engage the senses, unleash unknown energies and create unforgettable experiences.
If you are looking for something a bit more difficult, you could opt for the self-contained tour. In this case each biker will carry his/her own gear.
Tour 1: Tuscany cost e-cycling tour – 5 days.
Difficulty: easy (you can enroll if you have some experience of riding a bike).
The route, almost flat, goes from north of Tuscany to south, mainly following the coast. Mostly paved track, it includes some trails within some Tuscany Natural Parks. You will visit Tuscany jewels like Lucca, Pisa, Livorno, Populonia and top cultural and artistic spots like Certosa di Calci. You will swim in the open sea and in the crystal-clear water of a river in Maremma. Food and wine at the top; a stop in Bolgheri is a must.
Tour 2: e-biking all around Tuscany – 5 days.
Difficulty: easy (you can enroll if you have some experience of riding a bike on an unpaved path).
This tour will allow you to ride through Tuscany and to enjoy this region like a local. Starting from Florence, every day we will have a short transfer to the starting point of the e-bike tour. You will visit amazing places like old abbeys and castles in the heart of Chianti, tasting excellent food and wine, and relaxing in a natural spring in the wonderful scenario of the Crete Senesi. Amazing experiences, like cooking classes in a private villa, are also part of the package.
Tour 3: Via Francigena e-bike adventure – 5 days.
Difficulty: moderate (you can enroll if you are generally comfortable riding most types of terrain in different conditions).
Via Francigena is an ancient route that leads to Rome from Canterbury. Even if it is mostly known as a walking itinerary, it's possible to ride it by bicycle, too. Via Francigena e-bike tour will allow you to experience the sweet taste of Tuscany gentile hills that you have always seen in the pics. This intense experience is perfect for those that are looking for something special, willing to perceive something impossible to catch behind the window of a car. The path, mainly unpaved, crosses Tuscany jewels like Lucca, San Miniato, San Gimignano, and Siena, with dozens of places to explore in between.
In case of a short stay, you can choose a daily e-bike tour. Few examples:
Chianti e-bike tour and wine tasting - daily tour.
This is the best bike tour to explore Chianti and enjoy an amazing wine tasting experience. Mostly unpaved but easy to ride, this tour will allow you to visit Greve in Chianti and Badia a Passignano. Badia a Passignano is an old abbey rich in history where also Galileo Galilei had the honor to teach math for a while. In the monk’s dining room, there is a fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio. This abbey is in the middle of Chianti hills and it is just amazing.
Crete Senesi e-bike Tour & natural spring - daily tour.
The spectacular Crete Senesi, along the white road of the historic Eroica cycling race and the millennial Via Lauretana is the landscape of this spectacular e-bike tour. At the end of the bike tour, you will relax in natural hot spring water at Rapolano terme. If you think you are in heaven, do not worry, this is just a “side effect” of this daily tour.
e-Bike tour with Leonardo da Vinci – daily tour.
This e-bike tour is dedicated to the genius of Da Vinci. In about ten kilometers, you will to visit the house of Leonardo in Anchiano in the middle of a large olive grove and the Leonardian museum in Vinci. An excellent wine tasting will complete this cultural daily tour in the right way.
Sky Sailing – daily tour.
The location of the sky sailing experience is Mugello. This area is in northern Tuscany, few kilometers out of Florence. Frequently known for the famous GP race track is also the place where Giotto lived his artistic adolescence. The Medici family was native from here and Lorenzo il Magnifico used to stay in the villa of Cafaggiolo to enjoy the Mugello’s tranquility. If you are looking for pure emotions, aboard of the glider that furrows the skies of Mugello, you will enjoy a stunning view of this amazing land, sailing in the sky. A once in a lifetime experience.
With our experiences, we aim to generate positive side effects in the spirit of those who are taking part of our tours. Real catharsis within everyone's reach, to be tried again and again in search of the personal quintessence.
Support van in case of need.
*For the tours 2 and 3, the van will also convey the luggage from one hotel to the next every day.
Approximately 6 hours riding. The rest of the day is dedicated to exploring the city and relaxing.