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Selfguided cicling tour in Tuscany south of Siena
Selfguided tour at Tuscany, Latio and Umbria
Trace Europe´s history as you follow old shepherd trails and ancient roman roads which connect Rome at the Thyrenian coast to Pescara at the Adriatic Coast.
The Appennines are Italy’s mountainous backbone, an eternal backdrop to the historic fortresses, inspiring art, and rich culinary traditions that grace these regions.
Ride through peaceful farmland to Pienza • Enjoy a guided walk through Pienza • Visit Sant’Anna in Camprena, the church where The English Patient was filmed • Stop for a cappuccino in the piazza of Lucignano • Enjoy a picnic with a charming local family at their home Guided walk with a local expert, who relates the history and politics of the famed Palio horse races • Do some shopping before we drive on to the Florence train station, where we say our farewells CasaBianca, Crete Senesi
Cross by private launch from Naples to the island of Capri • Warm-up walk around stylish Anacapri past lemon groves, vineyards, tiny 18thC churches and lush gardens • Swim in the island’s famous Blue Grotto • Guided visit to Villa Jovis, the ancient summer home of Roman Emperor Tiberius • Coastal walk in Anacapri •Dine al fresco at a secret setting
Bike past vast stretches of beautiful vineyards • Visit the birthplace of the renowned Chianti Classico • the secrets of authentic Tuscan cooking at a country home • Sample wine, olive oil and honey • Dine at a small family-owned trattoria in main piazza For dinner, Tuscan favorites as panzanella, pappardelle al sugo and acquacotta.Ride to Asciano, Montepulciano and the Val di Chianti • Tour Pienza, a great architectural gem of Tuscany • Sample local specialties at a family-run trattoria • View the Renaissance frescoes at Monte Oliveto Maggiore monastery
Walking • ride to the rolling hills near Cortona • Walk along winding roads in the Val di Chiana, past forgotten villages and over landscapes steeped in history • Authentic Tuscan lunch with a charming local family • Visit picturesque Lake Trasimeno with a historian, and learn about its bloody past •
A Tuscan Sampler South of Siena You’ll quickly understand the allure of southern Tuscany as you pedal between villages so intimate, you experience the sounds and aromas of pranzothe midday mealas it’s being prepared inside cottages of ancient stone. As holds true on all Hans Rey trips in Tuscany, there are hills to climb. But your efforts will be well rewarded. After spinning through rolling vineyards, golden wheat fields and chalky white hills by day, savor pecorino cheese, white truffles, fruity olive oils, celebrated Tuscan wines and the warmth of Italian hospitality each evening.
Hans Rey Biking Vacations believes mountain biking is the best way to experience Italy. Most travellers to Italy focus on traditional tourist destinations, missing out on seeing the charming villages of the Italian countryside or connecting with local people. Hans Rey Biking Vacations gives you the real Italy. You will have direct contact with the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and people of Italy while riding through breathtaking landscapes on your choice of moderate, mid-range or extreme terrain.
You can choose to ride on ancient Roman roads and see some of Italy´s most important historical and archeological sites by bike. Visit the breathtaking cathedral of Orvieto and the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, with its cloister frescoes by Sodoma and Signorelli and beautiful wooden choir stalls.
Selfguided tour starts already with 2 people every saturday from april - november.
Nature South of Siena is one of Italy´s most fascinating regions, with beautyfull hilltowns in the classic tuscan landscape
Kandersteg Meet in Kandersteg • Stroll through Kandersteg, an important mountaineering center and favored destination of Europe's well-to-do • A chairlift whisks us up the mountain, where we follow a ridge trail, admiring wildflower-filled meadows and majestic waterfalls.
In Pienza, one of Tuscany’s Renaissance gems, marvel at architectural masterpieces, shop for ceramics and sample delectable pecorino cheese •
Zermatt Embark on one of Europe’s most spectacular train routes, the Glacier Express, en route to Zermatt • Get to know this history-rich mountaineering center, then take the Gornergrat railway up • Experience a traditional Swiss meal in the walliser restaurant • Matterhorn, impressive glacier • Spend time among Zermatt’s shops and boutiques or soak up some sun on the terrace, surrounded by towering mountain peaks.
Biking trip to the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore • Lunch at a homey trattoria • Valley biking into Switzerland • Discover the heights of fine dining, Swiss-style • Ride a cog railway to the top of Mt. Bré • Guided tour of cosmopolitan Lugano, checking out the myriad shops, museums and gelaterias boat cruise to Amalfi for an expert-guided tour • Walk through lemon groves and along rushing rivers and waterfalls • Explore chestnut groves, secluded villas and 19thC paper mills • Learn how to make Italy’s most ancient pasta • Special all-night affair to celebrate your trip
Culture & History: Gothic hilltown of Siena, abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, with its big cloister with frescoes by Sodoma and Signorelli and the incomparably beautiful wooden choir-stalls. Renaissance palace of Pienza, Montalcino and it´s medieval castle,
Wine: Visit of Winery and Brunello Winetastings, Chianti.
Cuisine: Included: rich breakfast-buffet, five 3-4 course dinners. Indulge fantastic Tuscan cuisine, with bruscetta, hand rolled pastas, bistecca fiorentina and irresistible desserts such as Panna Cotta.
Etruscan monumental graves of Tomba Ildebrando, Etruscan roads carved into tufa-stone, exploring the underground catacombs of Orvieto, explore the shores of Lake Bolsena,visit the historic 8th-century Crypt of Abbadia San Salvatore.
Wine:light white wines of Orvieto and Pitigliano, robust reds of Montepulciano and Chanti Etruria. Winetasting directly from the barrel.
Biking, trials-show and workshops with Hans Rey.
Hans Rey has a reputation as not only one of the worlds best bike handlers, but he also understands how to communicate and teach his skills to others in a relaxing but effective way.
Hans has a lot of experience in communicating his knowledge and experience. He has done his own books and video and he even taught a monkey how to ride a bike. Not only will he teach you basic and advanced biking techniques, but hexll also improve your body-language and mental attitude; all in his fun and easy-going way.On the traces of Europes history you follow old shepeard trails and antic roman roads, which connects Rom at the Thyrenian coast to Pescara at the Adriatic Coast.
Thyrenian Coast and Adriatic
Coast, pristine Alpine scenery and crisp, fresh mountain air
Gran Sasso, Campo Imperatore,
three National Parks.
Culture and History:Tivolis Roman imperial villas, Roman amphitheater of Alba Fluenc, visit to Castelli, come to off-the-beaten-track villages
Wine: Montepulciano dxAbruzzo , Cerasuolo dxAbruzzo and Trebbiano
Cuisine: All meals included, rich breakfast-buffet, lunch picknick-style, 3-4 course dinners. Indulge fantastic Abbruzzo cuisine, with 4-6 typical appetizers, hand rolled pastas with Zafaran, fishsoup, finest lamb and irresistible desserts such as Tiramisu.
A perfect balance of advanced bike rides and a good portion of cultural highlights.
Nature: Tuscany´s highest summit
Culture & History: De la Robbia Terracotta in Santa Fiora, 8th-century Crypt of Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel of Radicofani
Wine: Brunello di Montalcino, Monte Cucco, Chianti, Orvieto Classico. Winetasting directly from the barrel.
Cuisine: All meals included, rich breakfast?buffet, lunch picknick-style or pasta-dish, 3-4 course dinners. Indulge fantastic Tuscan cuisine, with hand rolled pastas, truffles, wild boar and irresistible desserts
Learn everthing about the precious process of olive oil making, and take home your own handpicked, cold pressed "Extra Vergine" oil. Harvest in Hans Rey´s award winning orchard amongst 250 olive trees, many of them are as old as his three-hundred year old farmhouse. The green color of the oil is from the high percentage of green olives, which contributes to its rich taste and high content of vitamins and minerals. All olives are organically grown.
A highlight will be to take your own harvest to the famous Mancianti Olive Mill in San Feliciano near Lake Trasimeno. Like the other farmers, who bring their crop, we´ll attend every step of the pressing which takes about 2 hours. As soon as the first drops run of the press, we´ll toast some bruscetta bread and taste our fresh oil with a glas of wine.