ITALIA. Experience the true Tuscany. You'll stay as our guests at a typical (but far from ordinary!) Tuscan Villa. The kind of place were Mama makes handmade pasta & pastries, where the house wine really IS the house wine (and designated Chianti Classico at that!), and your insalata misti e carciofi (green salad and artichokes) is plucked fresh from the garden after you order it.
After a ride, we'll take you to neighboring towns & cities for site seeing, shopping, wine tasting tours, cooking classes, castles & local markets. You tell us what your hobbies & interests are outside of cycling & we will craft the perfect outings. In the evenings, we will then return to your 'Italian Home' to watch the sun set & enjoy a delicious, authentic tuscan meal. Meals you are promised never to forget. You will experience the true Italy by doing the things you love. Your trip. Your Italy. Italia.
BICI. We will rent you a bike, any type you like. Or many bikes. Or we can help you bring your own (we know that your own bike is your best riding companion - we get it). Riding is what we do. We know the best roads, the best trails and the best gravel in Tuscany.
Rides are led by our very own ex-pro cyclist (from 'back in the day'), bike builder/tech, and well, truth be told, all-around bike geek. Mountain Bike, Road, CX & Gran Fondo. He's done it all. Loves it all. Sharing a passion for pedaling & the tuscan countryside, is the reason we do what we do.
Let us know the level, pace, length and types of rides you enjoy. We'll lead you on some amazing rides. Rides you are promised never to forget. No matter the bike, no matter the roads. It's about experiencing the tuscan landscape the best way - by bicycle. In bicicletta. Bici.
At BICI ITALIA, we know that people look for different things in a vacation. As mentioned, our trips are truly custom and all-inclusive according to your specifications. Below are our base packages for a one-week stay. Our Completo or 'complete' tour includes extensive site seeing in the Siena area. This is our most popular trip as we take care of everything. Our other trips have the ability to 'add on' excursions at your request. Furthermore, we cater to cyclists and their non-cycling travel companions, so all packages include activities for all. Since some may like to bring their own bikes, bike rentals are not included in our package pricing, but can be arranged according to your specific needs. All pricing is per person.
We also cater to cycling groups. See our BICI CON CLIENTI trips below.
Unpack once and done
On-site bike shop, mechanical assistance and sag wagon support available
Custom sightseeing excursions - see what you want, when you want
4-Star accommodations; some rooms include kitchens and private outdoor living space
Restaurant on location with commanding views of Siena and her countryside
Fully stocked enoteca/wine shop
Professional pizza oven
Sommelier services available for private tastings
Cooking classes available
Premium bike rentals available
Complete custom trip hosted and led by BICI ITALIA. You tell us what your hobbies and interests are and we plan to your specifications. You want to see all there is to see and do all there is to do in addition to riding. We make it happen. Daily rides and daily excursions. Includes: 7 nights accommodation, all meals (breakfast, light lunch, dinner), transportation*, cycling guide, mechanical assistance, sight seeing admissions, authentic Tuscan cooking class, winery tour & tasting and other according your personalized itinerary. Your trip, your ride, your way.
Starting at USD 3500.
Spend a week just like Italians. Ride a little, relax a little, eat and drink a little. Visit towns and local sites with the idea of 'soaking up the culture' and finding hidden gems. Perhaps you've been to Italy and have already done 'the must see touristy' stuff or that's just not on your agenda. We will craft a trip in which you will master 'il bel far niente'. A mix of cycling, 'off the beaten path' excursions and relaxing down time. Includes: 7 nights accommodation, breakfast & dinners, transportation*, cycling guide, mechanical assistance and activities of your choosing.
Starting at USD 2900.
You just want to ride in Tuscany. We will lead you on some epic rides and provide great accommodations to include meals. After a morning or afternoon riding, you're on your own to explore and do as you like. Included: 7 nights accommodation, breakfasts & dinners, cycling guide and mechanical assistance.
Starting at USD 2000.
You want to plan your own trip. No problem! Stay in our prime location to cycle and visit Tuscany on your own time. Our accommodations are not only a perfect location, but you have your choice of an apartment with a kitchen or stand-alone room. You will enjoy our onsite restaurant, pool, enoteca, and can hire our sommelier and/or chef to provide tastings and cooking classes. We will set you up with a room and let you craft your own trip. Cycling guide, mechanic and bike rentals onsite and available for additional fee. Must book direct through BICI ITALIA to receive best rates.
Starting at USD 120 per night.
For teams, bike shops and other cycling businesses that want a custom trip for their whole team. You rally the group together (6-10 people), tell us what you want to do and we plan it for you. Want special trip kits (made in Italy)? We got you covered. You want your clients to think YOU planned a trip of a lifetime? You got it (and the organizer's trip is on us). Private label marketing assistance including webpage available.
For teams, bike shops and other cycling businesses (6-10 people) that want to be led on some great Tuscan rides, stay together at a great villa and enjoy some wonderful Italian meals. Accommodations, mechanical assistance, dinners/breakfasts included. Bike rentals and transportation can also be arranged for additional fee. On this trip, ride with us and spend your days however you like (and the organizer's trip is on us).
New in 2017, Nova Eroica takes it's roots from L'Eroica yet differs in that, cyclists find 'the beauty of fatigue and the thrill of the conquest' on modern road, cyclocross and gravel bikes. There are competitive routes and leisure routes from which to choose. This event is held on the strade bianche of L'Eroica as well as additional white gravel roads of the Val d'Orcia. The 27 km route is suitable for children and families, while the 73 km route is also non-competitive, but is open to both classic and modern steel bikes. True heroes can choose from 89, 150 or 206 km, which with its almost 4,000 m of altitude difference, will put even the toughest cyclists to the test. April 22 through April 29. Event is April 28. Contact us today for the ultimate gravel week in Tuscany!
A spin-off of the 'Original L'Eroica' is Eroica Montalcino. This vintage cycling event is much like the original with a swap meet and festival leading up to the vintage ride on the strade bianche. Eroica Montalcino varies in that the routes run through the beautiful countryside and picturesque valleys south of Siena - between Val d'Arbia, Val d'Orcia and the infamous Crete Senesi. Join us for this spectacular Springtime event! This trip is a week long, with practice rides along the routes, and time to explore Tuscany in all it's Spring splendor. While L'Eroica in the Fall is spectacular in and of itself, this event brings its own unique vistas, scents, sounds and seasonal foods making it a totally new and amazing experience. We book quickly for Eroica events, so please contact us today. May 20 through May 27. Event is May 26.
2019 marks the 25th edition of this gran fondo across the idyllic roads of the Siena province. A favorite local cyclist event with 6 routes to choose from: Gravel 83km, Corto 63km, Medio 94km, Lungo 123km, Raduno 195km and Cicloturistico 49km. Join us to experience a true, Italian gran fondo event. May 27 through June 3. Event June 1.
“The toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place”. Join us for the 102nd Giro d'Italia as it traverses through Tuscany region. Spend a week riding our roads and partake in two stages of pro-cycling awesomeness. We book first-come-first-serve for this event-specific custom tour, so contact us today! May 8 through May 15. SOLD OUT.
Join us for a week in Tuscany during the lovely Springtime! Not centered around a fixed cycling event, this trip promises to be a perfect, relaxing Italian holiday. This trip centers around 'la dolce vita' way of life that Italians pride themselves as masters. Whether it's cycling around the tuscan hillsides, exploring Siena area, soaking up the culture & cuisine while Tuscany is in full bloom, it's truly this passion for 'the sweet life' that makes Italy - and your time here - so magical. Pick your week April, May, June.
A passion project of an Eroica founding member, this event brings together all aspects of cycling - vintage, modern gravel bikes, cyclocross bike, mountain bikes and even electric assist - on amazing gravel routes with amazing food stops to refuel and enjoy the Tuscan landscape. Contact us today for more details about this fantastic gravel event! June 10 through June 17. Event is June 16.
Spend a week cycling and experience the Sienese tradition of Il Palio. Ride the historical strade bianche raced by cycling heroes past and walk the 'terra in piazza' raced by contrade for over 800 years. This week promises to be a grand event for cyclists and non-cycling family and friends. Custom Trips available for both July and August Palio. Events July 2 and August 16. JULY PALIO SOLD OUT.
Join us under the Tuscan sun for a fantastic week in Tuscany! Not centered around a fixed cycling event, this trip promises to be a perfect, relaxing Italian holiday. Our goal on this trip is to practice the fine Italian art of 'il bel far niente' - the beauty of doing nothing. Of course, it's not really 'doing nothing' as Americans would translate that to mean. It's the beauty of doing something whilst looking as though you're doing nothing: a relaxed stroll through a piazza, people watching while eating gelato, cycling around the tuscan hillsides, meandering through a museum, napping by the pool, exploring small villages, watching the sun set over Siena as you sip Chianti Classico. It's truly the essence of Italian living and truly how a vacation should be. Pick your week June through August.
Traversing the Chianti Region, the GF Gallo Nero is a spectacular event open to amateur and pro cyclists alike on the best roads in Tuscany. Train the week before with our local guides and enjoy the ride - for competition or for fun. Two routes offered for the event: Granfondo 135 km and Mediofondo 83km. September 23 through 30. Event September 28.
Our annual signature for all cycling enthusiasts! L'Eroica, is a period cyclotouristic rally on the infamous Stradi Bianche (white gravel roads) of the Chianti region. Truly a unique event that takes a step back in time to the heroic early days of cycling. Amazing atmosphere and camaraderie for race participants as well as spectators. Charity registration for L'Eroica is still open. You'll need to act fast if you want to participate in this event! COMPLETO, SOLO BICI or DIY accommodations. Click here for our dedicated L'Eroica page. September 30 through October 7. Event is October 6. SOLD OUT.
Cycling + Culinary. Fall is a perfect time to ride in Tuscany. After a week of cycling, join us for the famous food festival offering uniquely Italian street food you can 'eat with your fingers'. A true 'insider' event and opportunity to live like an Italian cyclist for a week. October 7 through October 14.
Similar to Summer, our early Fall trips are not centered around a cycling race. They are centered around full emersion into the Italian lifestyle with a little of everything - cycling, winery tours and tastings, cooking classes, shopping, exploring quaint towns and relaxing. Tuscany is bountiful during harvest season and the weather is ideal for cycling. Pick your week September through October.
BICI ITALIA tours are all custom-tailored to our clients needs for the ultimate Italian cycling vacation. We offer complete all-inclusive packages with airport pick-up/drop-off, transportation to all site-seeing events, accommodations, and food (breakfasts and dinners). Professional mechanics on staff to assist as needed in our on-site bike shop and sag wagon is available. Ride in the morning and experience Tuscany off the bike in the afternoon. We cater to cyclist and their non-cycling family & friends. Our tour packages are designed to offer unique cycling and site-seeing experiences in Italy without the stress of doing everything yourself.
Contact us to start planning your Tuscan cycling holiday!
Want to plan a GROUP TRIP? Learn more about our CON CLIENTI trips, available to groups of 6 or more.
Been to Italy before and want to DO-IT-YOURSELF? Why not book a stay with us at our vila apartments. Bike shop and experts on hand to assist with mechanics, route planning, etc. Contact us and mention DIY today!
At BICI ITALIA, your accommodations are chosen carefully. Our partners are family and you will be welcomed and embraced as dear friends. Unpack once and you're done. All that is left for you to do is to relax and become part of our extended Italian family - for the duration of your stay and beyond.
Our accommodations are typically Tuscan - warm, welcoming, and unpretentious. Each room has it's own en suite bath, mini frig and TV. Most of the room have king-sized beds, some break away into twin beds. Most rooms are housed within apartment units and have shared use of a kitchen. Many rooms also have their own private patios. Furthermore, for larger groups or families, we offer large multi-room apartments. It is quiet and comfortable for a great night's rest.
We have a restaurant and enoteca (wine shop) on-site, two pools and a spectacular patio to enjoy a meal or simply relax in the sun. From the patio, one can view miles of vineyards and olive groves with a commanding view of Siena in the distance. Book through BICI ITALIA, and you have access to our bike shop, mechanic, and bike rentals.
Centrally located in the Chianti region, we are a short distance from all the quaint villages and wineries that dot the Tuscan landscape. And of course, we are minutes from the famous 'Strade Bianche', the permanent route of the ‘heroic’ L'Eroica, and some of the world's most scenic cycling.
We are proud to be an exclusive partner with Villa di Sotto, in Villa A Sesta, Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI). Awarded a Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence, Villa di Sotto is our partner of choice for many reasons. We live onsite, above our BICI ITALIA bike shop, and provide your concierge-style service during your stay.
We offer complete tour packages, 'live like an Italian' packages and cycling only packages. All trips include transportation, accommodations as well as breakfast and dinner for the duration of your stay. We even welcome DIY trips which allow you simply plan accommodations at our bike-friendly B&B. For more detailed information on our packages, visit our Tour Packages page. Email us today to receive your custom trip information.
For best rates, and to best utilize our services, it is required to book direct through BICI ITALIA.
We look forward to welcoming you to Toscana! Andiamo!
Ready to ride? Want to share the real Tuscany with your family & friends (even those that don't ride)? Have a Question? Want a brochure? Send us a line. We'll get back to you right away.