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Tuscany Val D'Orcia short break
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Tuscany Val D'Orcia short break

Tuscany Val D'Orcia short break

  • Stay in a quintessential Tuscan Estate with onsite wellness resort
  • Enjoy their own farmed organic food served in the Estate restaurant
  • Visit the natural, artistic and cultural treasures of the Val d'Orcia, on the UNESCO world-heritage list
  • Wonderful landscapes, wide open fields, cypress lined hills and vineyards
  • Incredibly well preserved medieval and renaissance villages and hilltop towns
  • Peaceful country roads, friendly Tuscans and delicious regional culinary specialties
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Moderate trip on hilly terrain, very little shade on roads (Daily climb 350 to 750m). The rides follow mostly well asphalted country lanes and smooth turf roads (approx. 35% of the time) with very little traffic. More traffic near larger towns. 

Start: Buonconvento                       Finish: Buonconvento

Day 1: Arrive in Buonconvento
Day 2: Murlo and La Befa round tour (33 km)
Day 3: Montalcino Land of Brunello wine round trip (42.5 km, 24 km)
Day 4: Pienza to Buonconvento via Lucignano d'asso (24 km)
Day 5: Arrivederci Val d'Orcia

Day 1:    Arrive in Buonconvento

Upon arrival in the charming medieval town of Buonconvento, rich in history and architecture with 700-year old walls, a transfer will take you to the agriturismo (farm house) where you will stay for the next four nights. A delicious Tuscan dinner awaits you! If you have rented bikes with us, they will be waiting for you at the accommodation.

Day 2:    Murlo and La Befa round tour (33 km)

Ride through the bountiful, uncontaminated countryside to Murlo and immerse yourself in the dense woods as you ride by the Crevole River. Continue past steep cliffs to the sweet smell of bright yellow flowers and through an enchanting oak tree forest to La Befa. A short part of the trail is too narrow or rocky to cycle (about 300m) however the exhilarating views are more than worth the effort.

Challenge: 3.5 hours, 33 km, 584m ascent, 675m descent

Day 3:    Montalcino Land of Brunello wine round trip (42.5 km, 24 km)

Pedal through vibrant fields of sunflowers past Buonconvento to the heart of the Brunello wine district. The Monte Amiata volcano lures above as the surrounding countryside transforms into endless olive groves and vineyards. Ride steeply up to the fortified city of Montalcino where you can visit its magnificent 14th century fortress and Palazzo Comunale, then return to Buonconvento along remote back roads.

Challenge: 6/3 hours, 42.5/24 km, 1177/587m ascent, 1177/587m descent, optional extention to Montalcino 6 km

Day 4:    Pienza to Buonconvento via Lucignano d'asso (24 km)

After breakfast clients are transferred to Pienza. The ride today is mostly on gravel road, gentle rolling hills in the most beautiful countryside of the Orcia valley.  Half way you can stop in Lucignano d'Asso, a tiny village on the L'eroica cycle route.  Then you ride back to the organic farm of Pieve a Salti where you stay tonight.   

Challenge: 2.5 hours, 24 km, 400m ascent, 654m descent

Day 5:    Arrivederci Val d'Orcia

After breakfast a short transfer takes you down to Buonconvento where you can catch the local bus or train to the airport, unless you have booked a transfer or extra services with us.

'standard' hotels

The accomodation has been carefully selected because of its location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.

You can find below the standard hotel of this trip. If the hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight: You can book additional night(s) 

Agriturismo Pieve a Salti (Buonconvento
Agriturismo Pieve a Salti (Buonconvento)

The farmhouse Pieve a Salti is located 5km from Buonconvento it's housed in a restored Tuscan farmhouse. Immersed in the Tuscan countryside, the farmhouse is set on two buildings located 1km away from each other offering rooms with a rustic style with wooden ceilings and wrought iron beds. It offers TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, indoor and outdoor pools. Abundant buffet breakfast with local products.

practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between March 26th and October 31st

Florence airport (FLR) has regular international flights. Several low cost carriers serve Pisa (PSA) and Bologna (BLQ).

From Florence airport (FLR), take the bus to Santa Maria Novella train station and then a train to Buonconvento (change in Siena).

From Pisa airport (PSA), take the train to Buonconvento (with 2/3 changes, depending on time. You always have to change at Pisa Centrale).

From Bologna (BLQ), take a bus to Bologna Centrale train station then a train to Buonconveto (change in Florence and in Siena).

Check train timetables on


Univega Terreno 5.0 Cross

  • 27 gears
  • 28'' wheels
  • frame size S, M, L, XL
  • suspension: Suntour NEX fork with remote lockout
  • hydraulic Schimano BR-M396 disk brake


Focus Whistler 27R 2.0

  • 27 gears
  • 27.5'' wheels
  • frame size XS, S, M, L, XL
  • suspension: Suntour XCM with hydraulic lockout
  • Shimano BR-M396 hydraulic disk brake



 Focus Whistler 29R 2.0

  • 27 gears
  • 29'' wheels
  • frame size S, M, L
  • suspension: Suntour XCM with hydraulic lockout
  • Shimano BR-M396 hydraulic disk brake


Univega Summit E LDT (Bosch)

  • FrameUnivega Bosch Hydroformed 6061 Alloy
  • ForkSR Suntour XCM RL, w/ remote lockout, 100 mm
  • EngineBosch Performance
  • DisplayBosch Intuvia, with Control panel and push asstisance
  • BatteryBosch Li-Ion 11 Ah, 400 Wh removeable
  • BrakesTektro Auriga, adjustable, 180/180
  • Brake leverTektro
  • Rear derailleurShimano Deore, low profile
  • ShifterShimano SL-M370
  • CranksetUnivega Bosch ISIS, w/chainring protector
  • Gear ratiofront: 16, rear: 11-34
  • HandlebarConcept, flat
  • StemConcept
  • SaddleConcept EX
  • SeatpostConcept
  • WheelsetConcept QR, Concept EX rim
  • Tires  Schwalbe Smart Sam, 54-622


GPS tracks are available on request.



  • 4 Nights in selected B&Bs, hotels and agriturismo
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • Bike delivery to Pieve a Salti (Buonconvento), theft insurance and collection from Pieve a Salti (Buonconvento)
  • Private transfer (+ luggage) from Buonconvento train station to Agriturismo Pieve a Salti on DAY 1
  • Private transfer (+ bikes) from Agriturismo Pieve a Salti to Pienza on DAY 4
  • Private transfer (+ luggage) from Agriturismo Pieve a Salti to Buonconvento train station
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps with tracks on
  • 24/7 telephone support 

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Touristic city taxes
  • Bike rental
  • Travel to/from Buonconvento
  • Trains, busses wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners not specifically mentioned
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment


  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Bike rental: mountain, hybrid or electric bike. It includes: bags, 1 odometer every 2 bikes, helmet, water bottle, 1 repair kit, 1 padlock)
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Transfer from airport to Buonconvento
  • Transfer from Buonconvento to airport


"The accommodation was great! People were friendly and everything was perfect! Very friendly staff, good food, good atmosphere. The small villages of Luciano and Murlo were beautiful and not touristic, really a recommendation!. The valleys we passed on the strada bianca's (that you would never visit by car) were very beautiful and quiet"

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