What a fantastic experience – a few days in Tuscany thanks to travel experts G Adventures – one of which involved a long cycle ride around the countryside. Some steepish hills, gravel canal-side paths, vines and vineyard vistas, lakeside fishermen, woodland paths and a most welcome local food lunch at the conclusion. Actually it wasn’t the end, after lunch, the die-hards carried on the final 8 kilometres or so. Fired no doubt by the refreshing qualities of a spritzy Orvieto this final section, sans-camera, was undertaken at quite a pace. Invigorating.
Farming, Tuscany – site believed to be an Etruscan village
Road side, Tuscany
Cycling In Tuscany
Farm Vehicle; Tuscany
Cycle Path, Tuscany
Lake Fishing, Tuscany
Tuscan Lunch – local
“In a country famed for its extensive (not to mention delicious) culinary traditions, Tuscany is top dog. And what better way to work up an appetite for all those gastronomic delights than by taking a leisurely ride through some of the most gorgeous countryside you’ll find anywhere? On this trip, you’ll explore the gently rolling hills and tiny villages of this idyllic patch of Europe from the seat of a bike, then dig in to expertly prepared meals and flavourful wines drawn from the land you’ve spent all day traversing. If you really are what you eat, expect to become exquisite.” G Adventures.