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Tuscany by the Sea

Ebikes Available on this TourDiscover where Tuscany pours into the Tyrrhenian Sea on this Tuscany Bike Tour through Italy’s unspoiled Maremma region and Italian hospitality overflows in ancient towns and at locally-owned agriturismi.

  • 10 Days
  • Activity Level: Easy / Moderate
  • Daily Mileage: 15 - 35 mi
  • Daily Biking: 2 - 5 hr
  • Small Groups: 20
  • Biking Activity
  • Ideal for energetic beginners to more experienced riders.
  • Airfare Packages Available

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Why You'll Love This Tour

Overview

Tuscany by the Sea

Spin through the rolling countryside of the Maremma, one of the least-developed areas of central Italy—and a sleepy coastal jewel abounding in bucolic farms, soothing seascapes and ancient walled cities. Along the way, you’ll admire the view from atop medieval ramparts, ferry across the Tyrrhenian Sea and savor the flavors of Tuscany’s farm-to-table cuisine, locally milled olive oil and rustic Tuscan wines. Our choice of four-star accommodations offers ample amenities for relaxing after your day of cycling—as well as active options like horseback riding and swimming.

Cultural Highlights

  • Stay at an agriturismo resort featured in Condé Nast Traveler
  • Cycle lush Maremma Park, a World Wildlife Fund preserve
  • Savor the famed Morellino and Tuscan wines
  • Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine at Tuscan fattorie lodgings
  • Swim and sunbathe at beaches along the Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Learn to bake Tuscan cantucci almond cookies
  • Visit the Andreini family olive oil mill for a tasting
  • Picnic at a Maremma organic vegetable and cattle farm
  • Cycle a scenic byway across Orbetello Lagoon
  • Find your favorite gelati flavors during ice cream breaks
  • Ferry to Giglio island and walk a panoramic trail with a local guide

What to Expect

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

Average Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 miles
Average Cycling Time: 2 – 5 hours

Climate Information

Average High/Low Temperature (°F) – Rome
March  61º/40º  April  67º/45º  May  72º/53º  Jun  78º/60º  Jul  83º/65º  Aug  83º/65º  Sep 79º/60º  Oct 71º/54º

Average Precipitation (in.) – Rome
Mar 2.7  Apr 2.7  May 1.2  Jun 0.6  Jul 0.6  Aug 1.3   Sep  2.7  Oct 3.7

What’s Included:

Ebikes Available on this Tour

E-Bikes Available on this tour.

Limited quantities — first come, first serve. Learn more.

Bicycle Vacation Only – without Air

  •  6 nights in 4-star country resorts
  • 13 meals – 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 6 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels and country resorts
    PLUS: 1 extra night in Orvieto and 1 extra night in Rome in 3- and 4- star hotels
  • 15 meals – 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • ALL overseas transfers
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Orvieto – 2 nights for only $295 • Post-trip: Rome – 2 nights for only $345

Both Vacation Options Include

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Air Package Plus Single Supplement: $445 | Land Only Single Supplement: $295

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Itinerary & Map
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DAY 1: Depart from home / Fly overnight to Rome

Depart from home for Italy. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

DAY 2: Arrive in Rome / Transfer to Orvieto

Upon arrival at the Rome Fiumicino airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, you must fill out a PIR form before leaving the customs area; VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Also, make sure that your VBT luggage tags are attached to your bags so that your representative can identify you.

VBT’s local representative will meet you outside the customs area in your arrival terminal and will be holding a VBT sign. Your local representative helps you transfer by private car (approximately 2 hours) to your hotel in Orvieto to begin your trip. Your hotel room may not be available until 1:00 p.m. If you arrive early, you may store your luggage with the reception desk.

If you are going to be delayed meeting our transfer representative for more than 15 minutes due to delayed or lost luggage, please let our Airport staff know by calling or sending a text message to +39 335 12 06 921. Our drivers are generally able to wait for up to 45 minutes from the time your flight lands, after which you will be responsible for your own transfer. However, they might be able to reschedule your transfer if they are aware of the delay. You may also contact our One Call travel assistance to advise of your delay, and they will contact our transfer service.

You have the rest of the day free to explore this wonderful, historic city. Situated in the Paglia River Valley high atop a dramatic volcanic rock, Orvieto boasts centuries of history and architecture, including towers, palaces and noble houses. It began as an important Etruscan center and became prosperous in Roman times thanks to its production of ceramics. After being overrun by several invasions, Orvieto enjoyed the status of a free state in the 11th and 12th centuries. In 1354, it became a city of the Church Estate until 1798. After brief Napoleonic domination, it was finally annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1860. During your stay, be sure to visit Orvieto’s impressive Gothic cathedral, with its multi-colored façade of mosaics, stained glass and sculpture. You can also see many Etruscan artifacts at the Archaeological Museum.

In the evening, relax in one of the city’s restaurants and sample the local cuisine.

Hotel: Hotel Duomo

DAY 3: Bicycle Vacation begins / Transfer to Parrina / Albinia

VBT Bicycle Vacation Only guests: Meet your VBT Trip Leaders and the rest of the group in the Orbetello-Monte Argentario train station at 2:15 p.m. Your Trip Leaders will be wearing VBT staff garments. Please plan to buy some lunch on your own before this meeting. If your arrival at Orbetello-Monte Argentario train station is scheduled later than 2:15 p.m. or if you are delayed, you must take a taxi at your own expense (approximately 30 euros) to Antica Fattoria La Parrina (approximately 10 minutes). Contact the hotel if you need help to get a taxi.

If you prefer, you can meet your group at your hotel in Orvieto (Hotel Duomo, Vicolo Maurizio 7, Orvieto, phone +39 0763 341887) at 11:00 am. You will transfer by motorcoach (approximately 2 hours) to Antica Fattoria La Parrina. The coach will make a stop so that you can buy lunch on the way to the hotel in Parrina/Albinia. If your arrival at our Orvieto hotel is later than 11:00 a.m. or if you are delayed, you must take a taxi  at your own expense to Antica Fattoria La Parrina (approximately 250 euros/2 hours). Please contact Antica Fattoria La Parrina to advise of any travel delays or changes, and the staff will pass your message on to your VBT Trip Leaders.

VBT Air Package and Pre-Trip Extension guests: Meet your VBT Trip Leaders at the hotel in Orvieto at 11:00 a.m. They will be wearing VBT staff garments. You will transfer by motorcoach (approximately 2 hours) to Antica Fattoria La Parrina. The coach will make a stop so that you can buy lunch on the way to the hotel in Parrina/Albinia.

Antica Fattoria La Parrina is a welcoming, four-star agriturismo resort that has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it produces its own wine, cheese, yogurt, vegetables, oil, balsamic vinegar and flowers. Organic pasta, delicious jams and sauces, and cosmetics are also partly prepared and marketed here. All products are made with natural and healthy ingredients. In the afternoon, you’ll join our Trip Leaders for a safety and bike-fitting session followed by a short warm-up ride over the estate along quiet country roads. Later, gather with the group for a welcome cocktail reception on the terrace. Dinner is at the hotel.

Hotel: Antica Fattoria La Parrina
Meals: B (included for Air Package guests only), D
Daily Options: 5 miles (8 km)

DAY 4: Cycle by the Maremma Park / Talamone / Cooking demonstration

After breakfast, you’ll leave La Parrina and cycle to the coast and Talamone, where you’ll discover the many Greek legends linked to this little fortress village. There’ll also be time to swim in the glittering blue sea. This medieval hilltop town overlooking the Mediterranean is set in the rolling countryside of the Maremma, one of the least-developed areas of central Italy. Its skyline is dominated by an ancient Sienese castle. This little town of fishermen originally stood on Talamonaccio Hill and served as an ancient Etruscan port. Currently, Talamone is set inside a World Wildlife Fund nature reserve known as Parco Regionale della Maremma (Maremma Park), which features an incredible variety of protected flora and fauna. Lunch today is a delicious picnic prepared by your Trip Leaders.

In the afternoon, you’ll cycle back to your hotel, where you can relax at the wonderful pool or take a walk on the mapped trails that weave through the estate. Or you may opt for horseback riding in the area, well known for its local breed of Maremma horses.

Tonight, your hosts at La Parrina conduct a cooking class. Out on the terrace, learn how to prepare typical Tuscan cantucci—delicious almond cookies that are best when dipped in sweet Vin Santo wine. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Antica Fattoria La Parrina
Meals: B, L, D
Daily Options: 15 or 30 miles (25 or 49 km)

DAY 5: Cycle to Feniglia and Orbetello

This morning, ride through the countryside toward the coast and Ansedonia, passing elegant villas and gardens and enjoying great views of the sea and the old watchtower that once defended this coast. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way at a typical Maremma country farm that grows its own organic vegetables and breeds cattle. This afternoon, you’ll cycle through a thick pine forest, and then roll alongside a sandy beach where you can take a refreshing swim. This is one of the most beautiful routes of the week.

Later, you’ll continue to the old town of Orbetello, traversing a cycling path built on the lagoon. You’ll explore the lush byway around the lagoon, then rejoin your Trip Leaders and follow them to a great gelato spot. A short shuttle ride will take you back to your hotel.

Tonight, you’ll shuttle to Orbetello for a stroll and maybe some shopping before enjoying dinner on your own; you can opt to remain at your hotel if you prefer.

Hotel: Antica Fattoria La Parrina
Meals: B, L
Daily Options: 20, 33, or 39 miles (33, 53, or 62 km)

DAY 6: Porto Santo Stefano / Ferry to Giglio Island

This morning, you’ll say goodbye to your hosts at La Parrina and transfer to the bustling harbor and quaint village of Porto Santo Stefano. From this port town, you board a ferry to Giglio Island, arriving in the village of Giglio Porto. With a local guide, you’ll shuttle to the walled hilltop town of Giglio Castello, dominated by a fortress called the Rocca Pisana, and explore the site. This town is the oldest inhabited center on the island and still retains much of its medieval atmosphere.

Afterward, you’ll continue westward to Campese Beach for an informal lunch in one of the restaurants. You have free time to swim or relax on the beach. If you prefer, opt for a hike along the Faraglione cliffs: learn about the 700 different species of wildflowers and plants that grow in this remote little corner of Tuscany. On your way back to Giglio Porto, stop for a gelato before ferrying back to the mainland.

This evening at Fattoria di Magliano, you’ll have time to relax by the hotel pool and enjoy sunset from the landscaped hotel gardens.

Dinner is at the hotel tonight.

Hotel: Fattoria di Magliano
Meals: B, D
Daily Options: Non biking day

DAY 7: Capalbio / Wine tasting

Today you’ll bike to the medieval town of Capalbio. Dating to the 11th century, historic Capalbio is surrounded by great walls. Stroll along these ancient ramparts above the city, and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Enter the historic center through one of two gates—the Sienese or the Porticina—and visit the city’s Romanesque Castle of Saint Nicholas, with its dramatic bell tower. The tower features two rows of mullioned windows dating to the 12th century. Explore the town’s winding cobblestone streets, medieval churches and shops. Finish your day with a rewarding bike ride all the way back to the hotel, or hop in our van shuttle.

Back at the hotel this afternoon, relax or swim in the pool before sipping local wines—produced right on the farm—during an included wine tasting. Fattoria di Magliano is one of the region’s most renowned producers of the Tuscan wines that have rocked the Italian wine industry. Dinner is on your own. You can opt to follow your Trip Leaders to Magliano, where you can choose an area restaurant, or dine at the hotel.

Hotel: Fattoria di Magliano
Meals: B
Daily Options:  18, 30, or 42 miles (29, 48, or 67 km)

DAY 8: Follow the Wine Road / Magliano / Olive-oil tasting

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll ride on quiet country roads, passing fields of poppies and sunflowers and vineyards gently sloping down to the sea. Tour the wine roads south of Scansano, famous for red Morellino wine. Then, you’ll join the Andreini family for a picnic lunch at their olive-oil mill. Before lunch, you’ll tour the facility and participate in an interesting olive-oil talk and tasting. After lunch, cycle through Magliano, a walled city that in the Middle Ages was the winter home of the Aldobrandeschi court. Some of the 14th-century city walls are still intact.

From Magliano, cyclists who wish to have a taste of hilly Tuscany can take an optional, gentle-but-steady climb to the lovely villages of Pereta and Scansano. Tonight, enjoy an aperitivo watching the sunset. Our festive farewell dinner at a local farm features organic vegetables from the garden and local wines.

Hotel: Fattoria di Magliano
Meals: B, L, D
Daily Options: 16.9, 19.4, or 36.1 miles (27, 31, or 57.8 km)

DAY 9: Transfer to Rome / Free time / Bicycle Vacation ends

VBT Bicycle Vacation Only guests: After breakfast, transfer back to Orbetello-Monte Argentario train station by private motorcoach, arriving at approximately 9:30 a.m. Important: Flight departures from the Rome airport prior to 3:30 p.m. are not recommended. If you depart earlier, you must make transfer arrangements from the last hotel at your own expense. Taxi cost to the Rome airport is approximately 300 euros (travel time approximately 3½ hours). Taxi cost to the Orbetello-Monte Argentario train station is approximately 40 euros (travel time approximately 30 minutes). If you prefer, you are welcome to board our coach to Rome and get off at our Rome hotel.

VBT Air Package & Post Trip Extension guests: After breakfast, you’ll transfer by private motorcoach (approximately 3 hours) to our centrally located Rome hotel for our final overnight stay. You’ll arrive at approximately 11:30 a.m. and have the rest of the day to shop or relax in one of the city’s outdoor cafés.

If you have chosen the independent Post-Trip Extension to Rome, you’ll remain at this hotel for the next three nights. Upon your arrival, a VBT Rome representative will be there to answer your questions. Optional walking tours of Rome, including an interesting tour of the Vatican City, will be offered. Check your VBT City Information for all the options.

Hotel: Hotel River Palace
Meals: B

DAY 10: Depart for home

After breakfast* this morning, you will transfer to the Rome airport (approximately 40 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic) for your departing flight**. Please ensure you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated time.

* Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.

** Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

Meals: B

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Hotel Giulio Cesare

The Giulio Cesare is a family-run hotel in Rome’s Prati section, quietly located a few steps from the Tiber River and a 10-minute walk from Piazza Del Popolo. Once a patrician villa, this hotel has recently been redecorated in an elegant, classical style. You’ll enjoy the garden, where breakfast is served, and a quiet lounge with an antique fireplace. These and other touches keep this four-star hotel feeling very much like a family home. Breakfast is said to be one of the best in Rome, because many of the products are grown by the owner in his fields north of the city. Internet is available for guests at the reception desk, and a free WiFi connection is available throughout. VBT reserved only the best Superior rooms. A/C is available.
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Hotel Duomo

This historic property, centrally located and set off of a quiet side street, is just steps from Orvieto’s Duomo and other sights and local restaurants. Its 17 rooms and common areas are all tastefully decorated with fanciful contemporary paintings, wood sculptures and mosaics by local artist Livio Orazio Valentini. All rooms have a private marble bath with hairdryer, satellite television, minibar and telephone. Some rooms look out toward Orvieto’s famous Duomo. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. A/C is available.
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Fattoria Di Magliano

This ancient farm estate, set in a secluded location in the Maremma, boasts many amenities for its visitors—even its own cantina! The Fattoria was one of the early producers of the so-called “Super Tuscan” wines, and today, the estate practices 100% organic viticulture. The original farmhouses have been converted into a comfortable hotel that has a warm, welcoming feel, with terra-cotta tile work and designer furniture. The Fattoria offers extensive park grounds for exploration, well-manicured gardens and a large outdoor swimming pool with panoramic views of the countryside—perfect for a refreshing dip after the day’s ride. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. A/C is available.
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Antica Fattoria La Parrina

This Tuscan treasure is a classic agriturismo. The owner, Marchesa Franca Spinola, makes her guests feel at home on her century-old, 1,200-acre (485.6-hectare) farm, which produces wine, olive oil, vegetables, fruit, flowers and tasty cheeses. The main villa is part of a four-star country resort, featured in Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The hotel is in a large park in the bucolic Maremma area, a few miles from a white-sand beach. You’ll find fresh ingredients on your plate during your delicious meals. It truly is tranquility personified, as you’ll discover fully when you stroll the mapped walking trails and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. A/C is available.
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River Palace Hotel

Located in the heart of Rome, a few steps from Piazza del Popolo and the wonderful Santa Maria del Popolo Church (with paintings by Caravaggio), this charming property is intimate and refined. It features a very good restaurant called Caravaggio, a pleasant breakfast room, a stately bar and a friendly staff. VBT has reserved only superior rooms, which are larger than the otherwise rather small standard bedrooms. All guest rooms have a private bath, air conditioning, an LCD-screen satellite TV, minibar and safe. You’re sure to find this a great spot from which to discover the “Eternal City,” with the Vatican just a ten-minute walk away and a metro stop only 300 feet (91.4 meters) from the front door. WiFi is available throughout, and an Internet terminal is also available in the lobby.
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