Day 1 – Travel day and warm up loop 55km & 180m ascent
We fly into Tuscany airport and transfer to our hotel. You will have a chance to meet the rest of the pie crew over lunch before having a briefing and getting out on your bikes with our guides for a few hours in the afternoon.
Day 2 – Castiglione del Lago to Arezzo: 112km & 1260m ascent
Today we enter Umbria and our first climb of the day; Monte Castiglione. Our routes takes us into the Pratomagno mountain range in the centre of Italy as we cycle towards Arezzo. We cycle around the medieval city walls before reaching our destination for the night, Casteluccio, where we stay in a Tuscan villa with a very inviting swimming pool.
Day 3 – Arezzo to Siena: 121km & 1250m ascent
While some groups head south west through quiet rolling hills and vineyards to the town of Monte San Savino, others head north into the foothills of the Alpe di Catenaia, taking on two impressive climbs; Monte Capannino, and Monte Calco. The latter gives us an awesome descent to join up with the other groups for the afternoon and into Siena to cycle around its famous square.
Day 4 – Siena to Florence: 100km & 1480m ascent
The final day takes us through the rolling countryside of Tuscany towards Florence, through the valley of San Casciano and passing through the beautiful wine country of Chianti. The stunning view of rolling vineyards accompanies us throughout the day as we tackle Tuscany’s unique landscape in the knowledge that the Giro greats have been here before us! Tonight the Barolo will be flowing as we celebrate our achievements.
Day 5 – A chance to relax after the trip
Today is a free day to enjoy all the historic town of Florence has to offer before your return flight back to the UK.