Tuscany Italy Women's Only | Big Mountain Bike Adventures

Tuscany Italy Women's Only

Tuscany Mountain Bike adventure

With its postcard landscapes, worldclass art, celebrated wines and a superb cucina contadina (farmer's kitchen), the Tuscan experience is in symbiosis with the land. We’re convinced there’s no better way to experience Tuscany than by mountain bike. The hilltop town of Massa Maritima and it’s surroundings, located in a quiet region of South-Western Tuscany, is a perfect area for cross-country riding with fun hand-built singletrack and doubletrack trails just minutes from our accommodation. For the duration of this trip we're based at a 19th-century villa on a 700-hectare estate of vineyards, olive groves and orchards. And there’s lots to do when you’re not riding: relax by the pool, visit one of Italy’s best beaches, enjoy dinner in town and a wine tasting, explore nearby Siena and it's sights...and much more. Join our Big Mountain guide and local guide on this woman’s only adventure designed for strong intermediate (and above) level riders. It’s time to put your riding skills to the test, get fit and enjoy the finer things!

Note: This trip is available as a regular  (not Women’s Only) or private departure, and with more luxury style accomodation upgrade. Also, e-bikes rentals are available for this trip. Please contact us for more details.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Rome

Arrive to Rome airport and transfer two-hours north to the town of Massa Marittima.

Day 2: Ride Marremma — 27 KM

A warm-up ride through classic Tuscan landscapes of cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves, rolling fields and forests. Stop for an olive oil tasting at the end of today's ride at an olive oil farm.

Day 3: Ride La Pesta — 30 KM

This super-fun network of trails features quick climbs and descents including Canyon Trail, the most bermed and swoopy trail you’ll ever ride. Mandatory cappucino stop at Agriturismo Il Felciaione.

Day 4: Ride Bandite di Scarlino. Swim at Cala Violina beach — 15 KM

Short transfer to the seaside, then pedal to the Bandite di Scarlino Nature Reserve’s smooth singletrack then swap chamois for swim trunks and a dip on one of the best beaches in Italy, the Cala Violina. Then ride down the beach to the town of Follonica's beach bar Pagni for a drink and tasty gelato.

Day 5: Ride Canyon Trail and Capanne. Afternoon visit to Siena — 15 KM

Quick laps on the super-fun Canyon Trail then transfer to the small city of Siena for an afternoon of exploring in this varitable open air-museum of the Gothic, and an extraordinary art collection.

Day 6: Ride Monte Arsenti, evening wine tasting & cooking class — 30 KM

Take your pick of four sweet roller coaster trails on Monte Arsenti. This evening we have a wine tasting at the local enoteca with a sommelier in Massa Marritima followed by a cooking class at a nearby agriturismo with Antonella, Vanessa & their nona.

Day 7: Transfer to Rome airport, flights home.

Depart this morning for Rome Airport for flights home. Arrivaderci!

What our Guests Say:

"This trip is a true holiday! Worldclass cuisine, wine and culture paired with just enough riding to keep you excited, but not exhausted."

- Jory W.

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Details

Dates: October 13-19, 2019

October 11-17, 2020
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Joining In: Rome, Italy
Skill Level: 2 fitness, 2 technical
Type: Cross-Country
Land Cost: €1995 /person | Currency Conversion ?

Ride Map

See the approximate route of the trip on Google maps. Register today!

Skill Levels

To make sure that you are well prepared for your trip, please read the following ability guidelines carefully. It is important that you speak with us prior to booking your trip. Call us Toll Free in North America: 1-866-894-0220 or drop us an email: info@ridebig.com.

Each trip’s ability level is the minimum level required for that trip.

Fitness

Level 1

Exercise regularly. Are comfortable with sustained output at a relaxed pace for 3-4 hours a day for 2-4 consecutive days.

Level 2

Exercise 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes or more. Are comfortable with sustained output at athletic pace with occasional short anaerobic periods. Can ride 4-6 hours per day for 2-4 consecutive days and are comfortable pushing and hiking with the bike for sections.

Technical

Level 1

Have ridden a mountain bike for at least ten times, are capable of controlling bike speed and direction on smooth doubletrack and rolling singletrack trails. Would embrace more riding time and would consider taking a lesson to help prepare for the trip.

Level 2

Have been mountain biking for at least one year, can climb and descend under control on moderately steep singletrack with loose rocks. Can ride with mild exposure at times. Would embrace more riding time and would consider taking a lesson to help prepare for the trip.

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