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Here in Tuscany the landscape constantly varies in all directions: from the white marble of the Apuan Alps in the north, to the Maremma marshes in the south, from the beaches and cliffs of the Tyrrhenian Sea, to the crest…

Here in Tuscany the landscape constantly varies in all directions: from the white marble of the Apuan Alps in the north, to the Maremma marshes in the south, from the beaches and cliffs of the Tyrrhenian Sea, to the crest of the Apennines in the east, traversing the hill ranges that have made Tuscany renowned for its unique landscape.
Its asphalt, dirt or cobblestone roads have always been the cradle of great champions who have striven and lived here. Tuscany has always been a region devoted to cycling, with an extraordinary cycling tradition: Bartali, Magni and Nencini – and more recently Ballerini, Bettini, Cipollini – are just a few of the great Tuscan cyclists. It’s not by chance, in fact, that the claim of the World Cycling Championships Toscana2013 was “Tuscany Land of Cyclists”.

But here even mountain bikers are the norm. In this corner of paradise, between the Apennines, the Maremma, the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Ribollita is one of the most popular Florentine soups, which has stale bread as the common denominator with other characteristic local dishes. A particularly tasty winter dish, the soup is prepared by boiling a number of vegetables: potatoes, tomatoes, beans, celery, carrots, onions and black cabbage. It is then served with croutons and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil; some people also add raw diced onion.


Characteristic Maremma dish, the ciaffagnone is nothing more than a thin and light crepe, made with water rather than milk. It’s truly tasty, but not very easy to find in restaurants. The most characteristic of all is pecorino-based, but there are also sweet versions, made with sugar.


An old Sienese Christmas dessert (which you can find all year round). Particularly nutritious, panforte is made with boiled honey, to which candied fruit, flour, spices, whole almonds and hazelnuts are added. It seems there are two versions of this spiced bread, the margherita panforte, in honour of Queen Margherita di Savoia who visited Siena in 1879, and a type of gingerbread panforte, which adds cocoa powder, candied melon and pepper to the classic recipe.


Those who have travelled along the Tuscan coast will surely have heard of this characteristic chickpea cake from Versilia, also known as farinata di ceci, made with cold water and chickpea flour. The traditional method of cooking is in a baking pan in a wood oven, which gives it a beautiful golden colour.

History & Culture

Tuscany has, without a doubt, always been one of the most visited Italian regions. Its irresistible charm, which attracts millions of tourists every year from all over the world and from other Italian regions, is also reflected in the long list of places that are protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, but also small villages such as Massa Marittima or San Gimignano, are alone worth a trip.

It is a concentration of beauty and unique works of art, evidence of the Etruscan civilization scattered throughout the region.

Bike hotels in Tuscany

All prices are per person, per night, in B&B
Borgo Hotel Pieve a Salti Montalcino

Montalcino, Tuscany

Open from 23.03.24 to 02.11.24

from € 67,98

Agriturismo Il Molinello

Asciano, Tuscany

Open from 01.03.24 to 30.10.24 and December 2024

from € 80,00

Salvapiano Holiday Ranch

Riotorto, Tuscany

Open from 22.03.24 to 21.10.24

from € 69,00

Ideal for Hotel Residence Esplanade

Viareggio, Tuscany

Open all year round

4 offers available

from € 58,00

Borgo Capitano Collection

San Quirico d’Orcia, Tuscany

Open all year round

from € 120,00

Ideal for Hotel Casolare Le Terre RosseS

San Gimignano, Tuscany

Open from 21.03.24 to 03.11.24

from € 85,00

The best cycling routes in Tuscany

TuscanyBike touring & E-Bike65 kmEasy
TuscanyMTB & E-MTB
Italy’s most beautiful dirt roads
TuscanyBike touring & E-Bike
Mount Marcello
TuscanyBike touring & E-Bike75 kmEasy
The Vestito Pass
TuscanyRoad cycling88 kmMedium
TuscanyMTB & E-MTBMedium
Bandite di Scarlino
TuscanyMTB & E-MTBMedium
Val d’Orcia
TuscanyRoad cycling96 kmMedium
TuscanyRoad cycling58.6 kmMedium