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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Gelato for them. Chianti for you. Perfection for everyone.
With lush rolling hills, medieval towns and nary a costumed character for miles, Tuscany is our kind of theme park. Explore hilltop towns that have stood watch since the Middle Ages. Bike the famed Crete Senesi along carefully-selected routes suitable for all ages, stay at top-notch hotels that welcome rather than just tolerate children. Take part in hands-on pasta making workshops and sample Chianti with an expert (that last one is, of course, just for the folks). Welcome to the Italy of your dreams.
*The activities on our Tuscany Family Biking trip are recommended for children age 12 years and older.
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Day by Day
Ride through the Val di Chiana and enjoy a wine tasting at the Tre Rose estate. Adults embark on a ride through the rolling hills and the kids take the shortcut to the hotel for an afternoon swim.
Bike to Sanguineto, home of Attila the Hun’s famous battle against the Romans and enjoy lunch at Mamma Dina’s home, sampling some of her to-die-for homemade pasta! Spend the afternoon in the waters of Lago Trasimeno.
Pedal across quiet country roads lined with sunflowers towards the Lungarella family’s country house for lunch. Kids stop by Pienza for a gelato tasting, while parents tackle the famed rolling hills of Tuscany.
Bike to a noble home for a taste of their homemade prosciutto and a dip in their pool. Early evening the kids will rendezvous for a round of bocce will adults regroup for a tasty lesson on Tuscany's famed reds.
Embark on our final ride towards our friend Mauro and Marta's agriturismo, a working farm and winery. Go truffle-hunting before enjoying some fantastic home cooking.
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Florence where we say our goodbyes at the train station. Buon Viaggio!
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Villa di Piazzano, Cortona
This 16thC hunting lodge of a Tuscan cardinal has been beautifully restored and overlooks olive groves and wheat fields. We are warmly welcomed by the Italian-Australian owners, whose garden hosts the perfect spot to take in the sunset after a good day’s adventure. View hotel website »
Palazzo di Capitano, San Quirico d’Orcia
This recently restored property is located in the heart of the village of San Quirico and features an exclusive private garden, an indulgent spa and a fabulous restaurant. View hotel website »
Locanda dell'Amorosa, Sinalunga
When Carlo Citterio set out to restore the property that has been in his family for centuries, his first step was to convert the stables into a superb restaurant. Soon other buildings were refurbished: your bedroom may well have been a clock tower or the hunting lodge. Literally translated as “lodging of romance,” the Locanda exudes just that, and has long been a favourite B&R retreat. View hotel website »
Guides were friendly, approachable, and always willing to cater to any/every need. Rides were challenging and picturesque, and for those of us that wanted more kilometers and sites route suggestions were plentiful. Children were spoiled with all of the positive attention, bravo!— David Black
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— George Butterfield
Since most towns in Tuscany are perched on magnificent hilltops, most days include some challenging climbs. Total daily biking distances average 44 km (27 mi.) with shorter distances for family rides. We’ve also planned lots of fun alternatives for young travellers. The B&R van is always nearby for those looking to hitch a ride. The activities on this trip are geared for children 12 years old and up.
“I bike about once a week at home.”
Gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, five lunches, four kids’ dinners, four adult dinners including wine
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Kids’ afternoon and evening supervised activities
- Services of B&R guides and support vans
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- All baggage transportation
- Children’s equipment, including tandems, helmets and bikes (Please note: parents wishing to pull a tandem must use a hybrid bike)
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Downloadable GPS routes, provided via RideWithGPS (app available for Apple or Android)
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
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In Tuscany, Home is Where the Hospitality Is
Travel Two Ways
In Tuscany, A Resplendent Reward
Insider’s Guide: Florence Hotels
Insider’s Guide: Things to Do in Florence
In Deep: Siena
Rave Reviews: Tuscany
Tuscany Biking: The Tour of a Lifetime
Video: Three Minutes in Tuscany
An Enchanting Encounter at Villa La Foce
A Few Lessons in
Dinner with (the Woefully Underdressed, if Impressively Sculpted) David
Vines 101: Chianti Wine
Cuisine 101: An Introduction to the Cuisine of Tuscany
Immersion Kit: What You Need to Know About Tuscany
Definitive Guide to Adventure Travel
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