January - December
From March, the temperatures are already very pleasant for bike tours. By the start of May, temperatures of over 30° during the day are not unusual. In September it gets milder again.
Racing bike holidays in Tuscany
Tuscany: some think of medieval towns and magnificent palaces, others think of gentle hills, olive groves and cypresses and still others think of a wonderful winegrowing area with delicious natural products like wine, truffles, olive oil and Pecorino cheese. Cycling enthusiasts will find that the Massa Marittima, south of Siena, and UNESCO World Heritage Site Val d’Orcia is an attractive and challenging biking paradise all year round.
Racing cycling in Tuscany
Many signposted and more than 1.000 kilometres of GPS-guided tours lead through Southern Tuscany. Racing cyclists have the choice: simple, flat routes with just a few metres in altitude or sophisticated tours with real challenges, short circular or long distance tours. Cycling is a well-loved and lived sport here. The mild climate and the picturesque natural landscape offer the best conditions for a delightful bike holiday.
Tour Paradise: Tuscany
It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy short round trips, or long tours; here, nestled between the Crete Senesi region in the North and the Monte Amiata, you are rewarded with breathtaking views and lots of cultural and culinary highlights.
Racing bike training on holiday
For experienced riders, the King’s stage “Monte Amiata” comes strongly recommended. With its challenging gradients and its leisurely valley descents, the route is very popular. You start from Bagno Vignoni and head to Castiglione d’Orcia, through impressive chestnut trees until you get to your destination, the volcanic mountain Monte Amiata, at 1738 m above sea level.
m altitude: 562
Time: approx. 3 h
m altitude: 662
Time: approx. 2 h
m altitude: 761
Time: approx. 3 h
m altitude: 509
Time: approx. 1 h
The best condition for racing cyclists offers the region from mid-September until the end of June.
Tuscany may not have any high mountains but plenty of leg muscle power is still needed to conquer this part of Italy by racing cycle. The roads through this hilly landscape go constantly up and down thus adding quite some metres in altitude.