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Siena: Half-day Guided Hike to Monteriggioni

1. Siena: Half-day Guided Hike to Monteriggioni

Give your mind a rest from the noise of the crowded towns, follow your expert guide on a pleasant walk along the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrim route for the first time plotted down by the Arcbishop ‘Sigeric the serious’ of Cantebury on his return from Rome in the 9th century and considered the main artery to Rome throughout the middle ages. This route, that has for centuries been a highway of men and emotions, a spiritual pilgrimage and a wealthy trade route, has been forgotten and almost entirely relegated to history by the modern paved car roads. Only recently the route has been brought back from the grip of modernity and is today enjoyed by many pilgrims and hikers alike. Experience the beauty of the mixture between the Tuscan countryside and the glory of its medieval past, still present in it's wonderfully preserved castles, villages and ruins.  See the Tuscany you would never want to miss before returning home, pass through forests and fields, vineyards and olive groves from Siena to the imposing fortress of Monteriggioni. A medieval walled town located on a natural hillock, built by the Sienese in the thirteenth century as a bastion of defense in their wars against Florence.  Once in Monteriggioni, enjoy a guided tasting of local organic wines before saying goodbye to your guide for the end of the tour. Feel free to explore the village and the surrounding area at your own pace. You will be given a bus ticket to return to Siena.

From San Gimignano: Chianti by E-Bike with Wine Tasting

2. From San Gimignano: Chianti by E-Bike with Wine Tasting

There is no better way than by bicycle to discover the beauty and richness of this part of Italy, sharing in the passion for cycling, art, food and wine. The tour takes place in Tuscany, more specifically, in the magnificent landscapes surrounding Siena. There are, in fact, the most beautiful areas and also the most suitable for a cycling trip through Tuscany. From the seat of your electric bike, you will discover how Tuscany life flow slowly yet incessantly, creating a natural equilibrium among art, culture, and nature. Tuscany is paradise for a cycling tourist, who will be greeted by gently rolling hills embellished with winding dirt roads, curving pathways, vineyards, and shaded country roads. All of these splendors are framed by a surprisingly varied landscape where you will be able to discover abbeys, rural churches and castles. The landscape is characterized by the deep red earth, and alternates between fields of sunflowers and vineyards, and is punctuated by ancient castles and medieval hamlets. Many panoramic views allow you to see all the way to San Gimignano, overlooking forests of beautiful Italian oak and corbezzoli. The tour is crowned with a visit to the splendid medieval for tress of Monteriggioni. 

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4.4 / 5

based on 933 reviews

Yesterday’s hike from Siena to Monteriggione was spectacular. More than I expected. Keko was an incredibly excellent guide. He was kind, helpful and very fun. He shared the complete history of the Via Francigena, which I found very interesting! He then as the hike continued, imparted his knowledge of the plants along the way, taking his time to show us, have us smell, taste and experience the land. He is of the area and also made us feel at home greeting the neighbors with grace and aloha. He left us in the quaint and historic village of Monteriggione in hands of Stefano and darling Margarita to taste wines paired with local cheeses and fresh olive oil. Stellar 5 star tour! I would do it again tomorrow if it were availabile. Obviously I highly recommend this tour. Aloha, Susi

Magnifique journée en vélo électrique dans la région du Chianti. Des souvenirs innobliables: paysages à couper le souffle et repas avec dégustation de vin commentée dans un vignoble. Nous étions deux couples avec le guide alors pouvions allez à notre rythme. Une suggestion pour une prochaine fois: que les batteries des vélos soient rechargées durant le repas car la mienne était épuisée à la fin du parcours.

Leisurely walk to the small fortified town of Monteriggioni imcluded information on local plants and a wine tasting at the end. Back in Siena by late afternoon on local bus.

Best ever tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable, passionate and very interesting. Nest year i will take his tour again!

Fun time. Too much time spent in the wineries we visited.