Natural spa in Tuscany

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CYCLING
UNSPOILED NATURE
LOCAL CUISINE

Join us in exploring the picturesque natural spas that Tuscany offers unspoiled in its natural environment.

Warm or sometimes even hot water melts the rock massifs while overflowing them, and, at the same time, shapes them into picturesque structures of cascades and hollows that offer comfortable shelter to bathers.

By cycling, we will enjoy wide views of the picturesque landscape of gently undulating hills, so often highlighted on the ridges by tree-lined avenues of typical cypress trees and traditional homestead buildings with bricks ornaments. The evenings we will spend in the homely atmosphere of tourist farms, accompanied by typical Tuscan cuisine, with wines from local cellars, olive oils and other delicacies produced by our hosts.
Lenght:7 days
Total distance:291 km
Avg. distance:42 km
Total height:5.185 m
Bicycle type:trekking or gravel, e-support recommended
Države:Italy
Begin/End:Ljubljana train station
Price:1.120,00 € 

Highlights:

  • natural spas on 7 different locations
  • towns of Murlo, Buonconvento, Sorano, Sovana, Bolsena, La Civita, …

Price includes:

  • 7 days
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • breakfasts, lunchtime snacks and dinners
  • transport from Ljubljana train station and back
  • accompanying support vehicle
  • entrance fees to attractions during the programme

Overall Tour Level

Day
Distance / Gain
Terrain
Surface
Day Level
1asphalt / gravel
251 km / 1050 masphalt / gravel
336  km / 950 masphalt
461 km / 1045 masphalt / gravel
562 km / 780 masphalt / gravel
654 km/ 585 masphalt / gravel
7asphalt / gravel

The trips are planned very carefully, but we cannot predict unforeseen events or road works, so minor deviations or adjustments of routes are also possible.

DAY 1:

From Ljubljana to the starting point

Highlights:

  • the first natural spa near Montepescini

On the first day, we will drive by van from Ljubljana to the starting point near Montepescini. Before arriving at the accommodation, we will stop by the first hot spring to visit it and of course take a bath. Followed by a drive to a nearby organic farm.

Meals:lunchtime snacks, dinner
Accommodation::tourist farm, Murlo

DAY 2:

Val di Merse and Val d’Orcia

Highlights:

  • the Etruscan towns of Murlo and Buonconvento

After breakfast we cycle in the direction of the San Quirico d’Orcia, where the area of the (partially UNESCO protected) picturesque Val d’Orcia valley begins. We will cross the area of the Merse River Nature Reserve and drive past the typical Tuscan settlements of Vescovado, Murlo and Buonconvento. The Etruscans inhabited all of them before the Roman period already. 

Distance:51 km
Gain:1.050 m
Terrain: 
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:
Meals:breakfast, lunchtime snacks, dinner
Accommodation::tourist farm, San Quirico dʼOrcia

DAY 3:

Along the Val d’Orcia valley

Highlights:

  • Vignoni and San Filippo spas

On the third day, double spas await us. At the beginning of our trip we will cycle only a few kilometers along the typical Tuscan “strada bianca”, which is usually a well ridable gravel road. In the first spa, in Vignoni, hot water was caught in the pool, which once “soaked” quite a few famous names, but today it is only on display. The healing thermal water with 52 degrees at the source spills down the slope also behind the settlement, running to the “Mill Park“, where there is a corner for “free tasting”, too. The second natural spas will be waiting for us not many kilometers away, in the village of San Filippo. Here, a real wealth of healing thermal water spills over the beautiful white cascades. 

Distance:38 km
Gain:950 m
Terrain: 
Surface:asphalt
Day Level:
Meals:breakfast, lunchtime snacks, dinner
Accommodation::tourist farm, Radicofani

DAY 4:

Archaeological sites of Etruscan tuff settlements

Highlights:

  • archeological sites of tuff settlements, the towns of Sovana and Sorano

We will keep our swimsuits dry on the fourth day, too, as we will be crossing to the most famous and the largest natural spa, Saturnia. Although, we will cycle through otherwise interesting areas, where the ancient inhabitants carved their settlements directly into the soft local stone tuff. They carved out their streets and homes, as well as watercourses did, and created both pleasant shady gorges. When the dangers of attacks by tribes ceased, they used the same rock to carve the bricks of their masonry dwellings and created villages and towns perfectly in tune with the colors of the surroundings, such as the picturesque Sorano and Sovana are. By the end of the day, we will accommodate only few steps away from Saturnia.

Distance:61 km
Gain:1.045 m
Terrain: 
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:
Meals:breakfast, lunchtime snacks, dinner
Accommodation::tourist farm, Poggio Murella

DAY 5:

Magic Saturnia

Highlights:

  • Saturnia spa, Etruscan archeological remains

In the morning, we will be descending to the bathing area passing by the most beautiful vantage point and enjoy the picturesque view of the famous mill “soaked” in the warm water. On the way to reach the mill, warm water flows along the creek bed, so the bathers, eager for healing water, are “appearing” from all the bushes near it. When we will get tired of the sweetness of the thermal water with a temperature of 37 degrees, we will continue towards Lake Bolsena. On the way, we will pass by some more archeological sites testifying the Etruscan culture. 

Distance:62 km
Gain:780 m
Terrain:
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:
Meals:breakfast, lunchtime snacks, dinner
Accommodation::tourist farm Tuscania

DAY 6:

To Viterbo and Lake Bolsena

Highlights:

  • hot thermal springs near Viterbo, Lake Bolsena

On the penultimate day, we will pamper ourselves in three natural thermal pools, all of them not far from the town of Viterbo. Here, the healing water at the spring reaches a temperature of 56 degrees even and must be cooled for use. In the afternoon, we will cycle to the nearby Lake Bolsena, where we will spend the night in a tourist resort right by the lake.

Distance:54 km
Gain:585 m
Terrain:
Surface:asphalt / gravel
Day Level:
Meals:breakfast, lunchtime snacks, dinner
Accommodation::tourist resort,, Bolsena

DAY 7:

From Lake Bolsena to home

Highlights:

  • the picturesque medieval village of La Civita

On the last day, we will give up the bike and leave back to Ljubljana with the vans already loaded. Not far away from lake, we will make a short stop to visit the extremely picturesque village of La Civita, raised on a high rock of a tuff above the surrounding hills. It used to be a very safe shelter for its inhabitants, but today it is just a picturesque artifact, with its amazing views and landscape like the moon attracting thousands of tourists.

Meals:breakfast, lunchtime snacks
DO NOT FORGET BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO TRAVEL:

Upon registration:

  • pay the mandatory 30% of advance payment at the time of booking
  • check the contents of the confirmation email
  • meet any requirements from the confirmation email

At least one month before the trip:

  • arrange insurance (Coris or similar)
  • carefully read the travel confirmation email, as it may contain very important information
  • pay the last installment

The trip takes place in places with limited accommodation capacity, so in some cases we will be accommodated in three or four bedrooms. Participants who want a single room will be catered for when feasible and their single room allowance will be reduced accordingly with a lower standard install.

PRICE IN DETAILS

Guided travel is suitable for those who want their trip to be as carefree and relaxing as possible: we take care of your accommodation, arrange for you in advance cyclists tailored, indigenous and healthy meals, book tours (even in attractions that are open only on request or occasionally), we transport your luggage and come to the rescue in case of technical problems with the bike or other equipment.

An experienced cycling guide take care of you not to lose your way and helps you communicate with the locals. Above all, the advantage of traveling within a guided group is to meet new, similar cycling enthusiasts and make contacts for possible later gatherings.

The price of a guided trip "Natural spa in Tuscany" is:  1.120 €


The price INCLUDES;

  • 5 days of cycling
  • 6 nights in tourist farms or tourist resorts 
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 7 lunchtime snacks
  • 6 dinners
  • a professional and experienced tourist and cycling guide throughout the trip
  • entrance fees for tours in Sovana and La Civitta
  • transport of luggage between accommodation
  • accompanying support vehicle
  • a comprehensive guide to the path in digital form

The price of the trip is valid for 1 person in a double room and for a pre-determined departure date in period of season from June to September. . If you would like to travel at another time, contact us for a customized offer.


Surcharges:

  • surcharge for single room 180 €
  • rental of bicycles or other equipment (on request)

NOT INCLUDED in the price

  • accident insurance and travel cancellation insurance
  • personal safety and cycling equipment
  • drinks with meals included in the package
  • anything else that is not stated to be included

Do you want a trip tailored to your capabilities and desires?

Would you like to choose another starting point or the end of the route; are you worried that your fitness routine is not sufficient?

Send us an inquiry to our e-mail address or via the website and we will do our best to meet your wishes and expectations. 


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    Mostly flat terrain, only shorter lower hills are possible
    Slightly hilly terrain, ascents and descents are shorter and technically and fitness-wise undemanding
    Hilly terrain, ascents and descents can be longer and steeper
    Hilly terrain, ascents and descents can be very long and technically demanding
    Mountainous terrain, very demanding ascents and descents on single tracks, tows or otherwise demanding trails that require a high level of fitness and technical skills
     EASY: Relaxed cycling, suitable for beginners and families who want cycling experiences. There is a lot of time and opportunities on the way to stop and relax, and the terrain is undemanding in terms of altitude – mostly flat or with gentle slopes. The road surfaces are also undemanding – asphalt or well-paved and smooth gravel. As a rule, the lengths of daily sections do not exceed 35 kilometers.
    MEDIUM EASY: Suitable for cyclists with an active lifestyle who cycle regularly. The cycling sections are longer and more demanding in terms of fitness. Medium-demanding terrain can also contain longer and steeper ascents and descents. The lengths of daily sections of mostly road-cycling tours are on average between 45 and 75 kilometers, and touring-cycling tours more than 30 kilometers.
    MEDIUM DEMANDING: Suitable for occasional cyclists – mostly undemanding cycling, but some days can also contain longer easy ascents or descents or shorter ascents that are more demanding or descents. The lengths of the daily sections are on average between 25 and 55 kilometers per day.
    DEMANDING: Suitable for very active and well-prepared cyclists who want cycling challenges that are more demanding. Medium to very demanding terrains can also contain longer and steeper ascents and descents. The lengths of daily road and cycling sections are on average between 65 and 85 kilometers, while touring cycling sections are correspondingly shorter, but at least more than 40 km.
    VERY DEMANDING: The most demanding cycling challenges. Suitable for excellent cyclists with high fitness level for longer cycling tours. These can be either typical road-cycling tours with daily sections longer than 85 kilometers or cycling tours on demanding terrains where the daily sections are shorter, but in any case longer than 50 kilometers and demanding in both height gain and surfaces.
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