Riding your racing bike towards the home town of Leonardo through the Tuscan typical landscape
DURATION OF THE STAY: 4 days / 3 nights
Arrival at the Hotel in Montecatini Terme and accommodation. Quick tour by bike of the spa town that dates back to the second half of the 18th century, whose water sources are now part of spa locations. The theme that we are trying to focus on is mainly based on parks and Liberty style: you will visit the town hall, decorated by the painter and potter Galileo Chini, who is also popular because he was the scenographer of the works by the renowned musician Giacomo Puccini, the Tettuccio Spa building, where you can find the wonderful and unique works of art by the potter Basilio Cascella, finally you will have the pleasure to sip a tasteful cocktail at the historical café to go back in time.
Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure by bike to the village of Vinci, the home town of the great Leonardo, through olive groves and vineyards. You can visit the museum, where it is possible to admire the prototypes of the main inventions by Leonardo, then tour of the village. When finished, back on your bike towards the house where Leonardo was born in Anchiano. After visiting the house, lunch with oil and wine tasting at a local farm holiday. Then a bit of relax before heading towards Montecatini Terme, passing through the hill of San
Baronto, Lamporecchio and Monsummano. Before reaching Monsummano, it is possible to visit the unique village of Montevettolini, located in a picture postcard landscape. Evening fully dedicated to relax at the SPA with a massage under the water stream, a relaxing massage under the hot thermal water stream. The hot thermal water and the relaxing massage release muscle tension caused by stress, enhancing wellness and calm. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.Medium-high difficulty: demanding ascents and descents.
Tot.50km long, mt600 ascent. Duration: from 5 to 6 hours.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure by bike to the marshy area of the so called Padule di Fucecchio, a ideal habitat for the marshy fauna which extends between white roads and small paths along the canals. The itinerary is mainly dedicated to those who like naturalistic photography (egrets, herons, coots, etc). You can reach the Lake of Crocialoni by bike. Lunch at the natural reserve with local typical menu. Return to Montecatini and possibility to take a bath at the thermal swimming pool of the Redi Spa. (about 1 hour and a half). Finally tour of the village of Montecatini Alto that can be reached by the historical funicular. Dinner with typical Tuscan menu in the medieval small square.
An easy itinerary, 35 km long, mt. 150 ascent.
Breakfast at the hotel and return home.
- 2 half board and 1 bed and breakfast at a 3 star hotel in Montecatini
- entry to the Tettuccio Spa
- evening cocktail at the Tettuccio Spa
- entry to the museum in Vinci
- lunch at a farm holiday
- relaxing massage under water stream
- brunch at the Natural Reserve of Padule di Fucecchio
- entry to the thermal swimming pool of the Terme Redi
- round trip ticket for the funicular back and forth Montecatini Alto
- dinner at a restaurant in Montecatini Terme
- GPS Garmin 705 (1 total valid for all days of excursion)
- transportation during excursions
- what is not explicitly mentioned in the list of what is included
WITH EXTRA CHARGE
- professional guide during all excursions by bike
- rental of bikes and sport equipment