Scenic mountain bike and road bike guided tours

biking excursions in tuscany
For all lovers of cycling,  Villa le Ginepraie organizes in collaboration with “Biking Tuscany”, half-day or full-day excursions to explore the surroundings of the villa by bike.
Here are the excursions proposed:

GENERAL INDEX
1) CASTELVECCHIO NATURAL RESERVE
2) SAN GIMIGNANO AND THE CASTELVECCHIONATURAL RESERVE
3) THE VOLTERRA LOOP
4) SAN GIMIGNANO AND THE VERNACCIA WINEROAD
5) SAN GIMIGNANO AND THE VIA FRANCIGENA

1) CASTELVECCHIO NATURAL RESERVE
20 km. (15 on dirt roads) – total vertical : 450 m.
The route : Circular loop across the woods of theCastelvecchio Natural Reserve to the evocative ruins of themedieval village Castelvecchio.
Bike tour starting point : Villa Le Ginepraie

2) SAN GIMIGNANO AND THE CASTELVECCHIO NATURAL RESERVE
35 km. (19 on dirt roads) – total vertical : 800 m.
The route : Circular loop across the woods of theCastelvecchio Natural Reserve to the famous medieval townof San Gimignano, where we’ll take our time for a gelatoand a short sightseeing. On the way back we’ll be passingthe evocative ruins of the medieval village Castelvecchio.
Bike tour starting point : Villa Le Ginepraie

3) THE VOLTERRA LOOP
33 km. (18 on unpaved roads) – total vertical : 1150 m.
The route : Scenic ride across the picturesque hills of Vald’Era to the evocative hilltop Etruscan town of Volterra,where we’ll take our time for a well-deserved gelato and ashort sightseeing, before cycling back to Borgo Pignano following a different (but not less scenic) unpaved road.
Bike tour starting point : Villa Le Ginepraie

4) SAN GIMIGNANO AND THE VERNACCIA WINE ROAD
26 km. (11 on unpaved roads) – total vertical : 500 m.
The route : Circular loop ride along the scenic ridge of thehills around San Gimignano, following the famous wine roadof Vernaccia di San Gimignano across an endless sea ofvineyards and olive groves. At the end of the ride we’ll takeour time for a gelato and a short sightseeing.
Bike tour starting point : San Gimignano, at 25 minutesdrive from Villa Le Ginepraie

5) SAN GIMIGNANO AND THE VIA FRANCIGENA
19 km. (12 on dirt roads) – total vertical : 800 m.
The route : Evocative circular loop ride that follows part ofthe ancient Via Francigena route, returning back to SanGimignano along part of the scenic Vernaccia wine road. Atthe end of the ride we’ll take our time for a gelato and ashort sightseeing.
Bike tour starting point : San Gimignano, at 25 minutesdrive from Villa Le Ginepraie

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIKE TOURS :
– Duration : Half or full day
– Number of participants : 1 to 6
– Good quality hard tail 27 speed mountain bikes withhelmets and water bottles are available for rent (only forguided tours)
– Different length options available for each ride
– Road bike versions for each tour listed below areavailable upon request, as well as custom versions forbigger groups and other services such as wine tastingswith guided visits of the cellars in local wineries ortransfers from Villa Le Ginepraie to the chosen bike tourstarting point and back, sag wagon equipped withbicycle racks, and so on

We remain at your disposal for further information:

Paola and Valerio
Villa le Ginepraie
www.leginepraie.com
www.villaleginepraie.com
0039-338-2138464
0039-333-8885857

Biking Guide Bruno Baldini
info@bikingtuscany.it
0039 – 3397682984