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The Tuscan Coast

The exquisite beauty of Tuscany’s coastline and the Tyrrhenian Sea unfold before you as we cycle along breathtakingly scenic routes including the Strada del Vino, one of the most beautiful wine roads in Italy.

  • 10 Days
  • Activity Level: Easy / Moderate
  • Daily Mileage: 18 - 45 mi
  • Daily Biking: 2 - 5 hr
  • Small Groups: 20
  • Biking
  • Easy / Moderate
  • Plane

2016 departure dates now available below!

Why You'll Love This Tour

Overview

The Tuscan Coast

Cycle into the heart of Tuscany’s fertile Costa degli Etruschi on this popular VBT itinerary. Here, breathtaking vistas roll out before you, from the sweeping coast to sprawling farmland to hilltop castles. We’ll take it all in during exhilarating reels along stunning routes, including the wine road locally known as Strada del Vino. Along the way, get to know the Tuscan people who flourish amidst such beauty as we sample local wines and olive oils, share a meal in the home of a renowned expert in Tuscan cuisine, and experience the welcoming abbondanza spirit of two the region’s famed agriturismi.

Cultural Highlights

  • Savor tasty meals prepared by the world-class chef/owner of the Agrihotel Elisabetta
  • Taste the best varietals of the Agrihotel Elisabetta's wine cantina
  • Admire panoramic views and a picnic lunch at Casale Marittimo
  • View vineyards along the Strada del Vino, a beautiful wine road
  • Visit a renowned expert on Tuscan cuisine in her home and sample her delicious cooking
  • Sample olive oil at a family-owned mill
  • Cycle along one of the most picturesque routes in Europe, from Sassetta to Suvereto
  • Learn a few Italian phrases from our Trip Leaders
  • Relax on Tyrrhenian Sea beaches and in seaside towns

What to Expect

This tour offers a combination of easy terrain and moderate hills. Our VBT van support shuttle is always available for those who need assistance with the hills and is ideal for beginning and experienced cyclists.

Average Daily Mileage: 18-45 miles
Average Cycling Time: 2-5 hours

Climate Information

Average Daily Temperature (°F) – Florence
Apr 68°  May 75°  Jun 84°  Jul 89°  Aug 88°  Sep 81°  Oct 69°

Average Rainfall (in.) – Florence
Apr 2.9  May 3  Jun 2.7  Jul 1.5  Aug 1.9  Sep 3.3  Oct 4

What’s Included:

Bicycle Tour Only – without Air

  • 6 nights in 4- and 5-star hotels and two agriturismi
  • 11 meals – 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 8 nights in 4- and 5-star hotels and two agriturismi
  • 13 meals – 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transfers
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Florence – 2 nights for only $395 • Post-trip: Rome – 2 nights for only $395

Both Vacation Options Include

  • FREE use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • FULL VAN SUPPORT
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount
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2016 departure dates are available! Click on 2016 under "Departure & Return Dates" and start planning your 2016 vacation today!


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