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ROAD • ITALY 22 TRIP 8 days inc. flights from £1099 Landscapes around San Quirico d’Orcia Italy 1 2 3 4 Activity Level MODERATE Trip Code MWI At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Pisa; transfer to San Quirico. 2 Circular ride through classic Tuscan countryside via Pienza, the wine town of Montepulciano and thermal spa village of Bagno Vignoni. 3 Ride through vineyards and the walled town of Murlo to magnificent Siena. 4 Free day in Siena to explore or relax. 5 Ride via Gaiole and Radda to Castellina in Chianti. 6 Circular ride through the Chianti hills via towers of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. 7 Cycle to Florence via Panzano and Greve in Chianti. 8 Transfer to Pisa; fly to London. Call Tuscany: Cycle Siena & Chianti Ride quiet roads l Siena and Florence l Enjoy local Chianti wine • 5 days cycling with 100% vehicle support (with limited seats) • 85% tarmac, 15% easy gravel roads • Group normally 6 to 16, plus leaders. Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights comfortable hotels • All breakfasts included Blessed with one of Europe's most evocative landscapes, Tuscany is strewn with olive groves, vineyards, ancient hill-top towns and, of course, classic Renaissance cities. This twowheeled adventure takes us through diverse areas of Tuscany, such as the hills of Chianti and the beautiful area around Montepulciano. Heading north we enter the 'Crete Senesi', a wonderfully scenic region, before moving on to Siena's magnificent Campo, past the towers of San Gimignano and onto the premier Italian city of art, Florence. Following quiet roads, we mix point-to-point and circular rides to make a perfect cycling tour of southern Tuscany. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT LAND START END FLIGHT LAND INC ONLY INC ONLY 2 Pisa Florence Chianti San Hills Gimignano Castellina in Chianti ITALY Siena TUSCANY Murlo San Quirico Montepulciano cycle/drive transfer 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code 2016 14 May 21 May 1149 899 28 May 04 Jun 1229 929 18 Jun 25 Jun 1129 899 30 Jul 06 Aug 1299 949 20 Aug 27 Aug 1299 949 03 Sep 10 Sep 1199 929 17 Sep 24 Sep 1129 899 01 Oct 08 Oct 1099 899 2017 13 May 20 May 1179 929 27 May 03 Jun 1249 949 17 Jun 24 Jun 1149 929 29 Jul 05 Aug 1349 979 Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £240 • Land only start San Quirico day 1, end Florence day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Ridgeback Element hybrid bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 HIGHLIGHT Enjoy a full free day in beautiful Siena for self-guided rides into the countryside, or to explore the UNESCO World Heritage city on foot. Visit the impressive gothic Cathedral, take in views at Piazza del Campo (home of the famous Palio horserace), winetaste at the Siena Wine School or simply sit and enjoy a plate of pici (oversize spaghetti). 61 3 60 5 55 6 56 7 62 Daily Distance (km) Please see our website www.exodus.co.uk for all dates and prices. COMBINE WITH TRIP: MET SEE PAGE 23 BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 “A wonderful tour of a beautiful region, using quiet roads and enjoying authentic Italian cuisine.’ Susan Coupe


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