Greve in Chianti

From the old market town of Greve through the Chianti vineyards, the ancient parish church of San Cresci and the fortified town of Monte- fioralle.

Distance: 10 km / 6 mi

Elevation gain: +460m / +1509ft

Start/End: Greve in Chianti

Time: FULL DAY

Radda in Chianti

Get to know the strategic role of Radda during the medieval fights between Florence and Siena, see the Castle of Volpaia today a winery and the church of Santa Maria Novella.

Distance: 12 km / 7.5 mi

Elevation gain: +620m / +2034ft

Start/End: Raddi in Chianti

Time: FULL DAY

San Gimignano

Admire the unique profile of San Gimignano with its many towers, the best preserved example of a medieval town; a walk in its beautiful surroundings allows the best shots.

Distance: 9 km / 5.5 mi

Elevation gain: +405m / +1328ft

Start/End: San Gimignano

Time: ½DAY (walk) / 1 DAY (w. + town)

Monteriggioni

Built as a military outpost in 1213, Monteriggioni is a cute medieval village preserving its "crown of towers". Walk to the abbey of Abbadia Isola along the "Via Francigena".

Distance: 13 km / 8 mi

Elevation gain: +500m / +1640ft

Start/End: Monteriggioni

Time: FULL DAY

San Quirico & Bagno Vignoni

Pilgrims and merchants walked this way through San Quirico (with its Collegiate Church and the Renai- ssance gardens Horti Leonini), stopping at the spa of Bagno Vignoni.

Distance: 13 km / 8 mi

Elevation gain: +500m / +1640ft

Start/End: Monteriggioni

Time: FULL DAY

Monte Oliveto

From the mediaeval Buonconvento through the astonishing geological shapes of the “clay hills”, reaching the still active Benedictine abbey of Monte Oliveto with its rich artworks.

Distance: 12 km / 7.5 mi

Elevation gain: +470m / +1542ft

Start/End: Buonconvento / M.Oliveto

Time: FULL DAY

Montalcino & Sant'Antimo

The town of Montalcino with its great views, the Fortress and the Brunello wine production is the start of a scenic walk taking to the Romanesque abbey of Sant’Antimo.

Distance: 10 km / 6 mi

Elevation gain: +340m / +1115ft

Start/End: Montalcino / S.Antimo

Time: FULL DAY

Pienza & S.Quirico D'Orcia

The Renaissance town of Pienza is a jewel of architecture surrounded by astonishing landscapes. Walk to the churches of Corsignano and Vitaleta and the town of San Quirico.

Distance: 11 km / 6.8 mi

Elevation gain: +340m / +1115ft

Start/End: Pienza / S.Quirico

Time: ½DAY (walk) / 1 DAY (w. + town)

Montepulciano and Monticchiello

Montepulciano is a town of noble palaces and elegant architecture, as its famous "Nobile" wine reminds; discover Monticchiello, whose towers have protected Siena for centuries.

Distance: 15 km / 9.3 mi

Elevation gain: +650m / +2130ft

Start/End: Montepulciano

Time: FULL DAY


Contact me, let me know where and how much you want to walk and I can tailor the itineraries for you.
Optional Activities (food, wine, tasting etc.)

Prices
Number of Guests € (total price per group per day)
  Half Day Full Day
1 150 230
2 190 270
3 or more 210 290
     





The rolling, long hills of Tuscany are now more accessible to the cyclist. With e-bikes you can enjoy the freedom and the quietness of an ordinary bike, while still getting in the benefits of a physical work-out. When the hill gets too much for you, simply push a button and the silent engine will do the work for you. A real fun experience! E-bikes allow anyone and everyone the opportunity to take on an adventure and attack the many hill-top towns of Tuscany. Carefree and without stress!

The following itineraries have been chosen in order to reach the most interesting towns and landmarks through the safest and quietest roads, avoiding the main traffic as much as possible.

San Gimignano

A great ride around and into the town of the many towers, through "Vernaccia" vineyards and magnificent views.

Distance: 56 km / 35 mi

Elevation gain: +1200m / +3940ft

Start/End: Colle di Val d'Elsa

Time: FULL DAY

Siena and Monteriggioni

From Siena to the "tower-crowned" Monteriggioni through the lower Chianti hills.


Distance: 44 km / 27 mi

Elevation gain: +1190m / +3900ft

Start/End: Siena

Time: FULL DAY

Siena and Chianti

As we leave the medieval gates of Siena, the Chianti countryside opens up, with its vineyards, castles, villas and churches.

Distance: 32 km / 20 mi

Elevation gain: +720m / +2360ft

Start/End: Siena

Time: HALF DAY

Siena and the "Crete"

The southern part of the Sienese countryside is characterized by scenic clay hills and rural villages.

Distance: 36 km / 22 mi

Elevation gain: +850m / +2790ft

Start/End: Siena

Time: HALF DAY

Montalcino Tour

Riding through the Brunello wine hills, from the magnificent Montalcino to the ancient abbey of Sant'Antimo.

Distance: 27 km / 17 mi

Elevation gain: +720m / +2360ft

Start/End: Montalcino

Time: HALF DAY

Pienza and San Quirico

The scenic landscape around Pienza includes points of interest like the abbey of Sant'Anna in Camprena (set for The English Patient) and the town of San Quirico d'Orcia.

Distance: 56 km / 35 mi

Elevation gain: +1290m / +4230ft

Start/End: Pienza

Time: FULL DAY

Pienza and Bagno Vignoni

Riding south of Pienza, exploring the slopes of Monte Amiata, reaching the fortress of Rocca d'Orcia and relaxing by the hot springs of Bagno Vignoni.

Distance: 34 km / 22 mi

Elevation gain: +820m / +2690ft

Start/End: Pienza

Time: HALF DAY (only ride) or FULL DAY (ride + towns)

Pienza and Montepulciano

See the main Renaissance towns of this area, the hill-top Monticchiello and the manicured landscape around Villa La Foce.

Distance: 45 km / 28 mi

Elevation gain: +850m / +270ft

Start/End: Pienza

Time: HALF DAY (only ride) or FULL DAY (ride + towns)


Contact me, let me know where and how much you want to ride and I can tailor the itineraries for you.
Optional Activities (food, wine, tasting etc.)

Prices
Number of Guests € (total price per group including bike rental)
  Half Day Full Day
1 190 270
2 240 320
3 290 370
4 330 410
5 370 450
6 410 490
7 450 530
(For more guests please ask)    

The above prices do not include transportation of the bikes to places different from the starting/ending points.
If you would like to start right from where you are staying, please ask for a quote.










If you’d rather discover Tuscany on your own, I can provide all the necessary for a self-guided walking or bicycling tour, from one single day to a whole week:

  • an accurate description of the itinerary;
  • digital maps;
  • GPS tracks for your mobile device;
  • road-books;
  • bike rental (if needed);
  • luggage transportation;
  • phone assistance;
  • organization and logistics;
  • accommodation booking, in cooperation with the best local travel agents.
Please contact me for a quote.
Are you thinking about an all-inclusive
8 days self-guided cycling tour of Tuscany
?
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Extra activities can be added to your walking/cycling tour, like:

  • visit to a winery and/or wine tasting;
  • visit to a cheese farm and degustation;
  • visit to an olive oil press and degustation;
  • visit to a honey producer and degustation;
  • visit to a saffron cultivation;
  • truffle hunting;
  • lunch in a typical restaurant.
Please contact me for a quote.




I was born in Siena and grew up in Murlo, a small town of Etruscan origins in the Tuscan hills.

When I was asked to guide a walking tour for the first time in my area, it was for a fairly big Canadian group and I was only 23. Although shy and inexperienced, I had a great time as well as everybody else; that's when I got my nickname as "The Etruscan Tuscan"! Later I received my MA in Foreign Languages and Literature so I could start a teaching career but, by then, what began as a temporary job had become a passion; I decided that I could not give it up for anything else! I attended the first available training course to become a licensed Nature Guide and I started to take more and more people from various countries, walking or cycling, through my region.

Travelling and knowing other cultures are also my passions (that's why I recently received an MA in Ethnology from the University of Siena). Tuscany remains for me the centre of the world! Sharing my culture, history and nature with anyone who is willing to learn in an active way, is now my aim.

I work both for tour companies and directly with independent travellers.

Lorenzo




CONTACTS

Email: murlorenz@gmail.com
Mob.: (+39)339 233 7336
Skype: lorenzodellabandita

LEGAL NOTICE

I am a licensed nature guide according to the Tuscany Regional Law #42, 2000.
As the profession of guide is regulated by this law, please make sure about this requirement
any time you book a guide service; this is important for the quality and the safety of your trip.

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