Tuscany bike tours: Siena

Tuscany bike tours: Siena

The areas around Siena offer a fantastic scenery for bike lovers of any level: from the quite ride on two wheels enjoying the amazing landscapes, to the competitive runs of the Eroica (the spring appointment with the professional race famous all over the world). If you are in Siena and you want to go for a small adventure on the pedals, there are plenty of itineraries to do, from the cycle footsteps in asphalt to the off road away from the automobiles. Adventures  to face with a mountain bike, a classical bicycle or with pedaled assisted one, according to your skills and degree of preparation. The point is still the same: in this land you will find routes rich of marvelous places, framed by extraordinary panoramas.


The best period for cycling tourism is from March to June, and from September to November. It does not mean you cannot ride in July or August, even if they are very hot months, a ride in the early morning or in the late afternoon can be magnificent as well. You will be dropped into the countryside fragrances, from the dew on the cut wheat to the picked hay in sheaf’s. actually, Tuscany is fantastic all over the year for bike lovers. 

Our soft smooth hills attract plenty of bicycling fans every year, and in whichever route you to take it will be very easy to meet other bikers and get immediately in touch with them, in this amazing, non-virtual and with no borders community.  You will always find someone saying hello from the other side of the street with a smile or a wave of the hand, helping you in case of need, because of a flat tyre or broken chain.

You can also ride a bike into the historical center. According to the city Council web site, a free circulation is possible the limited traffic area (excluding Piazza del Campo and same streets around), following the direction of motion and with low speed (10 km/h) for the safe of pedestrians and other bikers. There is a map which can be helpful to understand if we are circulating in a forbidden area 


In the outskirts, as already said, there are many itineraries to do. Keeping the city as departing and arrival point, you can go to the north, towards Monteriggioni’s towers, Colle Val d’Elsa or Sangimignano, to the west, direction Sovicille, visiting the medieval parishes., or to the south, passing by Monteroni and riding to the magnificent Val D’Orcia, along the Crete. Finally to the east, where you can also have a rest in the natural thermal baths of Rapolano.

If you like to organize your own route, there are some web site which will help you like: or like Eventually, if you want to challenge with the Eroica (Gran Fondo Strade Bianche as it is called now) to emulate the performance of great champions like Sagan or Froome, so click on 

And if you do not have a bike? No worries, you can easily rent one. If you are a bike lovers, Palazzetto Rosso staff will help you in any aspect of you adventure.


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