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Italy: Southern Tuscany & Giglio Island

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VBT’s captivating Tuscany bike tours takes you along the region’s most unspoiled coastal routes, where you’ll sample local wines, explore medieval towns, and swim in Tyrrhenian sea waters.

Guided Biking

  • Daily Mileage: 15 - 47|
  • Biking: 1 - 4 hr|
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Activity Easy/Moderate
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E-Bikes Available
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10-day Air Package

$3,695

7-day Bike Tour Only

$2,995

Per person, double occupancy

Italy: Southern Tuscany & Giglio Island

Sweeping seascapes, medieval cities, sprawling vineyards… all of this and more await you during VBT’s Tuscany bike tours. This Southern slip of Tuscan countryside is a cycling paradise kissed by Tyrrhenian sea breezes and ensconced in an Etruscan past. Cycle Maremma’s coastal countryside to the quaint fishing village of Talamone. Pause to swim in glittering blue seas and admire castle-dotted horizons. Take a break from your bike as you journey to Giglio Island and explore its fortressed village. In the ancient town of Capalbio, venture through the city’s cobblestone streets, medieval churches, and shops. Savor locally-hosted farm-to-table banquets and learn to make typical Tuscan desserts. Enjoy guided tours and tastings at family-run olive oil and wine vineyards. This breathtaking route showcases Tuscany’s coastal splendor, medieval roots, and famed rustic culture.

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. Most accommodations on this tour are on country estates that are not in or near towns. Please note there is one non-biking day to explore Giglio Island.

  • Daily Mileage: 15 - 47|
  • Biking: 1 - 4 hr|
  • Group Size: 20
Activity Easy/Moderate Easy / Moderate
Cycling
Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
Cyclists
Vehicle Support Vehicle
Support

Tour Highlights

  • Savor fresh farm cuisine during stays at fattorie lodgings
  • Dip your toes, lounge in the sand, or swim in Tyrrhenian Sea beaches
  • Learn from a Tuscan chef how to prepare cantucci almond cookies
  • Taste locally pressed olive oil at a local family mill
  • Walk a panoramic trail with a local guide on Giglio Island

Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

May72º/53º

Jun78º/60º

Jul83º/65º

Aug83º/65º

Sep79º/60º

Oct71º/54º

Average
Precipitation:

May1.2 in

Jun0.6 in

Jul0.6 in

Aug1.3 in

Sep2.7 in

Oct3.7 in

Air Package

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One night in Orvieto and one night in Rome in conveniently located hotels with daily breakfast Check
6 nights in small country estates Check Check
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners Check Check

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Biking Packages Include:

Custom VBT Bike and Helmet

Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders

Vehicle Support

Luggage Transfers

Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes

Welcome Reception

Facilitated Cultural Experiences

Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Fri, Mar 25 to Sun, Apr 3 - 2022

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All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Air Packages, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed for an unforgettable trip.

A VBT representative will greet you at the Rome airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your conveniently located hotel in Orvieto.

Accommodation: Hotel Duomo, Orvieto

After an included breakfast, meet your VBT representative at the hotel in Orvieto at 10:00 a.m. Transportation by motorcoach (approximately two hours) will be provided to Antica Fattoria La Parrina. Note that you will walk approximately .5 mile from the hotel to the motorcoach, as large vehicles are not allowed to circulate in the old town. Arrive at La Parrina by approximately 1:00 p.m. There you can purchase your lunch (for €15), as the hotel will prepare a buffet meal with organic vegetables and cheese produced on the grounds. If you prefer, buy lunch in Orvieto before meeting the VBT representative, and eat it at La Parrina.

Your Tuscany bike tours begin at Antica Fattoria La Parrina, a welcoming, four-star agriturismo resort, featured in Conde 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 available 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.

Today’s Ride Choice

Afternoon: Warm-up – 17 km (11 miles)

What to Expect: An easy loop ride in the countryside past La Parrina’s orchards and working farmers and into the small village of Albinia. A short stretch is on an unpaved but well beaten track, otherwise the roads are paved and quiet.

Cumulative Distance Range: 17 km (11 miles)
Accommodation: Antica Fattoria La Parrina, Albinia
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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 be time during the morning’s ride to swim in the glittering blue sea. The medieval hilltop town of Talamone overlooks the Mediterranean and 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. Your tour leaders will facilitate your option and you will need to call in advance to book.

Today’s Tuscany bike tours culminates with a special treat. Tonight, join your hosts at La Parrina on the terrace for a hands-on cooking class. 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.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Parrina to Talamone – 32.5 km (19 miles)
Afternoon: Talamone to Parrina – 24 km (15 miles) OR Talamone to Parrina Plus – 35.5 km (22 miles)

What to Expect: Ride country roads in typical Tuscan landscape. After the initial 0.8 miles on unpaved terrain, today’s route is entirely on paved road with very limited car traffic. The route features a couple of easy short hills. The support vehicle is available back to the hotel if you prefer to pass on the afternoon ride.

Cumulative Distance Range: 24 – 68 km (15 – 42 miles)
Accommodation: Antica Fattoria La Parrina, Albinia
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, ride through the countryside toward the coast and Ansedonia, passing elegant villas and gardens and enjoying splendid views of the sea and the old watchtower that once defended this coast. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way at a typical Maremma family-run country farm that grows its own organic vegetables. This afternoon, you’ll cycle through a thick pine forest, and then roll alongside a sandy beach; if you wish, you can pause here for 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. 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.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Parrina to Orti di Capalbio – 32 km (20 miles) OR Parrina to Carige to Orti di Capalbio – 43 km (27 miles)
Afternoon: Orti di Capalbio to Orbetello – 33 km (20 miles)

What to Expect: Our morning route is easy, surrounded by vineyards and sunflower or wheat fields on paved roads with little car traffic. A longer easy to moderate loop takes you on a panoramic route on the hills near Capalbio. In the afternoon, the ride is almost all flat, with the exception of a short steep climb to Ansedonia. It is followed by a 5-mile stretch in a nature reserve near the sea and beach where the terrain here is packed unpaved. After, a flat, well-paved bike path follows a shallow lagoon, leading to our final destination in Orbetello. You can take our support vehicle to avoid the climb to Ansedonia.

Cumulative Distance Range: 29 – 75.5 km (18 – 47 miles)
Accommodation: Antica Fattoria La Parrina, Albinia
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, take a pedaling break from your Tuscany bike tours to enjoy the tranquility of the Giglio island. You’ll start this morning with a warm goodbye to your hosts at La Parrina before traveling to the bustling harbor and quaint village of Porto Santo Stefano. From this port town, 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, where you’ll explore the imposing Rocca Pisana fortress. Giglio Castello is the oldest inhabited center on the island and still retains much of its medieval atmosphere.

After, 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 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, our small local country resort and your home for the next three nights, you’ll have time to relax by the pool and enjoy the sunset from the landscaped gardens. Dinner is at the hotel.

Today’s Ride Choice

Non-Biking Day: Short hike on Giglio Island or relax at beach, guided tour of castle and along the sea on the cliffs.

Accommodation: Fattoria di Magliano, Magliano di Toscana
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, cycle to the medieval town of Capalbio. Dating to the 11th century, historic Capalbio is surrounded by massive walls. Stroll along these ancient ramparts above the city and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Then 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 ride all the way back to the hotel. If you prefer, you may hop our 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 changed the Italian wine industry. Dinner is at our agriturismo tonight, where your chef has prepared a delicious soup, local cheeses, fresh vegetables grown locally and gelato!

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Fattoria to Capalbio – 29 km (18 miles)
Afternoon: Capalbio to La Sgrilla to Shuttle – 20 km (12 miles) | La Sgrilla to Fattoria – 19 km (12 miles)

What to Expect: After an exhilarating downhill from our hotel on a paved road with little car traffic, you cycle along a slightly rolling road before a gradual uphill to Capalbio. Loop back on a different route, mostly downhill on a very scenic road. You may take the support vehicle back to the hotel from La Sgrilla or continue on a rolling road with little traffic. The longer option includes a final 1.5-mile challenging climb.

Cumulative Distance Range: 20 – 68 km (12 – 42 miles)
Accommodation: Fattoria di Magliano, Magliano di Toscana
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast, set off 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 stop at the Magliano olive oil mill to enjoy a hosted tour of the facility and indulge in an interesting olive-oil talk and tasting. After a specially prepared picnic lunch, continue cycling through Magliano. In the Middle Ages, this walled city was the winter home of the Aldobrandeschi court. Some of its 14th-century city walls are still intact.

From Magliano, those who wish to sample the hills of Tuscany on two wheels can join an optional, gentle-but-steady climb to the lovely villages of Pereta and Scansano.

Tonight, enjoy an aperitivo as the sun sets behind the Tuscan horizon one final time during your trip. Prepare to share stories of your Tuscany bike tours during a festive farewell dinner at a local farm, featuring organic vegetables from the garden and local wines.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Fattoria to Oil Mill 21 or 26 km (13 or 16 miles)
Afternoon: Oil Mill to Fattoria – 11 km (7 miles) | Oil Mill to Scansano and Fattoria – 36 km (22 miles)

What to Expect: The entirety of today’s route follows rolling terrain as we cycle toward the Oil Mill, our lunch stop. Two options are offered in the morning (13 or 16-mile ride) depending if you want to push your bike into the town of Magliano di Toscana before lunch. After lunch you continue by the walled city of Magliano and the hotel with the short option. Or make a wider and hillier route by Scansano. While it is only 2 miles back to the hotel, the shorter route includes a very challenging climb, but a five-minute shuttle will allow you to bypass it. The longer loop to Scansano features a long but moderate climb and rewards riders with breathtaking Tuscan vistas.

Cumulative Distance Range: 21 – 62 km (13 – 38 miles)
Accommodation: Fattoria di Magliano, Magliano di Toscana
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an included breakfast, complimentary transportation is provided by private motorcoach (approximately three hours) to our centrally located Rome hotel for a 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 cafes.

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. If you have chosen the independent Post-Trip Extension to Rome, you’ll remain at this hotel for the next three nights.

Accommodation: Hotel River Palace, Rome
Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Rome airport will be provided (an approximately 40 to 60 minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Meet your VBT trip leaders 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) to Antica Fattoria La Parrina (approximately 10 minutes). Contact the hotel if you need help getting a taxi.

If you prefer, you can meet your group at the hotel in Orvieto (Hotel Duomo, Vicolo Maurizio 7, Orvieto, phone +39 0763 341887) at 10:00 a.m. You will travel by motorcoach (approximately two hours) to Antica Fattoria La Parrina. If you arrive at our Orvieto hotel later than 10:00 a.m. or if you are delayed, you must take a taxi at your own expense to Antica Fattoria La Parrina (approximately €250/two 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.

Your Tuscany bike tours begin at Antica Fattoria La Parrina, a welcoming, four-star agriturismo resort, featured in Conde 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 available 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.

Today’s Ride Choice

Afternoon: Warm-up – 17 km (11 miles)

What to Expect: An easy loop ride in the countryside past La Parrina’s orchards and working farmers and into the small village of Albinia. A short stretch is on an unpaved but well beaten track, otherwise the roads are paved and quiet.

Cumulative Distance Range: 17 km (11 miles)
Accommodation: Antica Fattoria La Parrina, Albinia
Included Meals: Dinner

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 be time during the morning’s ride to swim in the glittering blue sea. The medieval hilltop town of Talamone overlooks the Mediterranean and 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. Your tour leaders will facilitate your option and you will need to call in advance to book.

Today’s Tuscany bike tours culminates with a special treat. Tonight, join your hosts at La Parrina on the terrace for a hands-on cooking class. 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.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Parrina to Talamone – 32.5 km (19 miles)
Afternoon: Talamone to Parrina – 24 km (15 miles) OR Talamone to Parrina Plus – 35.5 km (22 miles)

What to Expect: Ride country roads in typical Tuscan landscape. After the initial 0.8 miles on unpaved terrain, today’s route is entirely on paved road with very limited car traffic. The route features a couple of easy short hills. The support vehicle is available back to the hotel if you prefer to pass on the afternoon ride.

Cumulative Distance Range: 24 – 68 km (15 – 42 miles)
Accommodation: Antica Fattoria La Parrina, Albinia
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, ride through the countryside toward the coast and Ansedonia, passing elegant villas and gardens and enjoying splendid views of the sea and the old watchtower that once defended this coast. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way at a typical Maremma family-run country farm that grows its own organic vegetables. This afternoon, you’ll cycle through a thick pine forest, and then roll alongside a sandy beach; if you wish, you can pause here for 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. 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.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Parrina to Orti di Capalbio – 32 km (20 miles) OR Parrina to Carige to Orti di Capalbio – 43 km (27 miles)
Afternoon: Orti di Capalbio to Orbetello – 33 km (20 miles)

What to Expect: Our morning route is easy, surrounded by vineyards and sunflower or wheat fields on paved roads with little car traffic. A longer easy to moderate loop takes you on a panoramic route on the hills near Capalbio. In the afternoon, the ride is almost all flat, with the exception of a short steep climb to Ansedonia. It is followed by a 5-mile stretch in a nature reserve near the sea and beach where the terrain here is packed unpaved. After, a flat, well-paved bike path follows a shallow lagoon, leading to our final destination in Orbetello. You can take our support vehicle to avoid the climb to Ansedonia.

Cumulative Distance Range: 29 – 75.5 km (18 – 47 miles)
Accommodation: Antica Fattoria La Parrina, Albinia
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, take a pedaling break from your Tuscany bike tours to enjoy the tranquility of the Giglio island. You’ll start this morning with a warm goodbye to your hosts at La Parrina before traveling to the bustling harbor and quaint village of Porto Santo Stefano. From this port town, 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, where you’ll explore the imposing Rocca Pisana fortress. Giglio Castello is the oldest inhabited center on the island and still retains much of its medieval atmosphere.

After, 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 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, our small local country resort and your home for the next three nights, you’ll have time to relax by the pool and enjoy the sunset from the landscaped gardens. Dinner is at the hotel.

Today’s Ride Choice

Non-Biking Day: Short hike on Giglio Island or relax at beach, guided tour of castle and along the sea on the cliffs.

Accommodation: Fattoria di Magliano, Magliano di Toscana
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, cycle to the medieval town of Capalbio. Dating to the 11th century, historic Capalbio is surrounded by massive walls. Stroll along these ancient ramparts above the city and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Then 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 ride all the way back to the hotel. If you prefer, you may hop our 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 changed the Italian wine industry. Dinner is at our agriturismo tonight, where your chef has prepared a delicious soup, local cheeses, fresh vegetables grown locally and gelato!

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Fattoria to Capalbio – 29 km (18 miles)
Afternoon: Capalbio to La Sgrilla to Shuttle – 20 km (12 miles) | La Sgrilla to Fattoria – 19 km (12 miles)

What to Expect: After an exhilarating downhill from our hotel on a paved road with little car traffic, you cycle along a slightly rolling road before a gradual uphill to Capalbio. Loop back on a different route, mostly downhill on a very scenic road. You may take the support vehicle back to the hotel from La Sgrilla or continue on a rolling road with little traffic. The longer option includes a final 1.5-mile challenging climb.

Cumulative Distance Range: 20 – 68 km (12 – 42 miles)
Accommodation: Fattoria di Magliano, Magliano di Toscana
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast, set off 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 stop at the Magliano olive oil mill to enjoy a hosted tour of the facility and indulge in an interesting olive-oil talk and tasting. After a specially prepared picnic lunch, continue cycling through Magliano. In the Middle Ages, this walled city was the winter home of the Aldobrandeschi court. Some of its 14th-century city walls are still intact.

From Magliano, those who wish to sample the hills of Tuscany on two wheels can join an optional, gentle-but-steady climb to the lovely villages of Pereta and Scansano.

Tonight, enjoy an aperitivo as the sun sets behind the Tuscan horizon one final time during your trip. Prepare to share stories of your Tuscany bike tours during a festive farewell dinner at a local farm, featuring organic vegetables from the garden and local wines.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Fattoria to Oil Mill 21 or 26 km (13 or 16 miles)
Afternoon: Oil Mill to Fattoria – 11 km (7 miles) | Oil Mill to Scansano and Fattoria – 36 km (22 miles)

What to Expect: The entirety of today’s route follows rolling terrain as we cycle toward the Oil Mill, our lunch stop. Two options are offered in the morning (13 or 16-mile ride) depending if you want to push your bike into the town of Magliano di Toscana before lunch. After lunch you continue by the walled city of Magliano and the hotel with the short option. Or make a wider and hillier route by Scansano. While it is only 2 miles back to the hotel, the shorter route includes a very challenging climb, but a five-minute shuttle will allow you to bypass it. The longer loop to Scansano features a long but moderate climb and rewards riders with breathtaking Tuscan vistas.

Cumulative Distance Range: 21 – 62 km (13 – 38 miles)
Accommodation: Fattoria di Magliano, Magliano di Toscana
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an included breakfast, complimentary transportation is provided back to the Orbetello-Monte Argentario train station by private motorcoach, arriving at approximately 9:30 a.m. If you prefer, you are welcome to board our coach to Rome and continue with your own travel plans from our Rome hotel.

Important: Flight departures from the Rome airport prior to 3:30 p.m. are not recommended. If you depart earlier, you must make transportation arrangements from the last hotel at your own expense. Taxi cost to the Rome airport is approximately €300 (travel time approximately 3.5 hours). Taxi cost to the Orbetello-Monte Argentario train station is approximately €50 (travel time approximately 30 minutes).

Accommodation: Fattoria di Magliano, Magliano di Toscana
Included Meals: Breakfast

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

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.

The representative will be waiting outside the customs area at Meeting Point #4 in the international arrivals terminal and will be holding a VBT sign. Then transfer by private car (approximately two hours) to your hotel in Orvieto. The rest of the day is free to explore the city, using VBT’s City Information as your guide. Choose a restaurant for dinner on your own.

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 representative know by calling or sending a text message to +39 335 12 06 921. Please type VBT Guest at the beginning of your text. Our representatives 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 Allianz Global Assistance to advise of your delay, and they will contact our transfer service.

Please note: 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Duomo, Orvieto

After breakfast, meet your local guide at 9:00 a.m. at the hotel for an orientation tour of the city, including a visit to the remarkable cathedral with its striped façade of white and green stones and remarkable sculptures. Visit its Chapel of San Brizio, adorned by Luca Signorelli’s masterful fresco, Last Judgment, inspiration for the more famous work by Michelangelo. Throughout your tour, be sure to get insider tips on what to see and do in Orvieto as you explore on your own this afternoon and tomorrow. Perhaps you’ll take a two-mile (3.2-km) hike to the Etruscan necropolis or join an optional guided visit to the city’s underground caves. The rest of the day is free for your own discoveries. You will find ample opportunities to shop for fine pottery and crafts and enjoy delicious dishes at simple trattorias that feature local truffles.

Accommodation: Hotel Duomo, Orvieto
Included Meals: Breakfast

Continue your discovery of Orvieto. The city boasts many medieval palaces along narrow cobblestone streets, such as the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and Fortezza dell’Albornoz. Perhaps you will also visit Saint Patrick’s Well. A masterpiece of engineering, this well was constructed in 1527 by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. It is 175 feet (53.3 meters) deep and has double-helix spiral staircases with 248 steps each. This ingenious design allowed mules to cart water up the stairs without having to pass those who were going down for more. You may return to your hotel by funicular.

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Accommodation: Hotel Duomo, Orvieto
Included Meals: Breakfast

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2022 Pre-Trip Extension - Orvieto

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  • 2 nights at the Hotel Duomo
  • Airport car service for arrival and departure
  • Half-day guided tour and visit to the Duomo
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Air Packages, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed for an unforgettable trip.

A VBT representative will greet you at the Rome airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your conveniently located hotel in Orvieto. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Duomo, Orvieto

After breakfast, meet your local guide at 9:00 a.m. at the hotel for an orientation tour of the city, including a visit to the remarkable cathedral with its striped façade of white and green stones and remarkable sculptures. Visit its Chapel of San Brizio, adorned by Luca Signorelli’s masterful fresco, Last Judgment, inspiration for the more famous work by Michelangelo. Throughout your tour, be sure to get insider tips on what to see and do in Orvieto as you explore on your own this afternoon and tomorrow. Perhaps you’ll take a two-mile (3.2-km) hike to the Etruscan necropolis or join an optional guided visit to the city’s underground caves. The rest of the day is free for your own discoveries. You will find ample opportunities to shop for fine pottery and crafts and enjoy delicious dishes at simple trattorias that feature local truffles.

Accommodation: Hotel Duomo, Orvieto
Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Accommodation: Hotel Duomo, Orvieto
Included Meals: Breakfast

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2021 Post-Trip Extension - Rome

2 Nights From $345 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $245

  • 2 nights at Hotel River Palace with daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Hospitality Desk and Orientation Tour
  • Airport transfers

Today’s opportunities in the Eternal City are endless. You might visit the Forum, the political and commercial center of ancient Rome when the empire was at its greatest power. Various emperors constructed the temples, monuments and other buildings here over a period of nine centuries. Today, you can still see the Curia where the Roman Senate met. Walk up Palatine Hill, where tradition says the first settlers of Rome built their huts under the direction of Romulus, and which was later the home of Caligula, Nero, Tiberius and Domitian. Or you can step out of Italy while you’re still in Rome with a visit to the Vatican, an independent state. The Vatican museums are filled with magnificent art that goes far beyond such well-known pieces as the Michelangelo’s Pieta and Sistine Chapel ceiling. After a full day of independent exploration, enjoy one of Rome’s fine restaurants.

Please note: Italian museums are closed on Mondays. Vatican museums are closed on Sundays.

Accommodation: Hotel River Palace, Rome
Included Meals: Breakfast

Continue your independent exploration of Rome today. Perhaps you’ll tour Rome’s famous Catacombs, located in tunnels carved out of rock along the Via Appia (Appian Way). Or spend an idyllic afternoon in the gardens of the Villa Borghese, one of Europe’s most elegant parks. For dinner, you might sample one of the lively trattorias in the Trastevere district. Then, perhaps enjoy a nightcap in the gorgeous Piazza Navona. And by all means, do as the Romans do—sip espresso, savor Italian wine and take the time to enjoy la dolce vita.

Accommodation: Hotel River Palace, Rome
Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast* this morning, 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Airplane

Air Package Only

2021 2022

2022 Post-Trip Extension - Rome

2 Nights From $295 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $245

  • 2 nights at Hotel River Palace
  • Hospitality desk
  • Orientation tour
  • Airport car service for departure
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Accommodation: Hotel River Palace, Rome
Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Accommodation: Hotel River Palace, Rome
Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Rome airport will be provided (an approximately 40 to 60 minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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