How about cycling in the company of friends and cycling enthusiasts in the fantastic region of Tuscany in Italy? The setting is inviting: gentle hills amidst medieval villages, with the right to taste the best Italian wines in the region’s traditional wineries. This itinerary has just been carried out by a group of clients of the Açoriana Turismo Agency, in Florianópolis. The group of five people left the capital of Santa Catarina with an air destination to Milan, following by train to Florence and related cities last September: a six-day tour to fulfill a route of 278 kilometers, on average 52 kilometers per day. The itinerary counted on specialized guide and adapted bicycles for the weight and height of each participant, included inside the package.”It’s an unforgettable experience,” says Jane Balbinotti, The director of the Agency. And that already has date to repeat itself: in May of 2015 in the French region of Provence, where another group already realized the tour this year; In September 2015 again in Tuscany and a third version in Portuguese lands.
The success of this type of work is due to the customization of the itinerary, associated with the proposal of joining a leisurely cycle ride with incursion into historical cities of high cultural value, such as San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena and Montepulciano. The stay in old houses that have become typical inns is another attraction, as well as special visits to the wineries like the Brunello, of Montalcino, village of about 5 thousand inhabitants in the province of Siena. “Everyone can take this tour as long as there is minimal physical training,” says Jane. This is because the daily schedule includes stops for the contemplation of the landscape and a mileage compatible with the journey.
Experience A true travel expert, businesswoman Jane Balbinotti met 53 countries throughout the almost 30 years of the Azorean’s existence. The service of more than 100 thousand clients refined the service of the Agency, which seeks to indicate the route most appropriate to the profile of each interested. The Agency also markets the traditional packages to Brazil and abroad, in addition to having recently started selling tickets online. “But the focus on the customization of roadmaps remains one of the differentials of the Agency,” he summarizes.
Bike Through Tuscany Values Land: U $ 2400,00 (in double room) AIRLINES – Florianópolis – Guarulhos – Rome – Florence / Florence – Rome – Rio de Janeiro – Florianópolis. Rate in Economy Class Starting at U $ 1663,00 + U $ 229,00
PACKAGE INCLUDES: Transfer from / to airport; Bikes of high quality, duly revised;helmet; Latches and padlocks; waterproof jacket; canteen; Coupled side pouch; Basic maintenance kit for your bike; Detailed map and spreadsheet of the region; Breakfast and dinner all over the circuit; Baggage transport between stops; Wine tasting at all vineyards visited; Guide with experience; Accommodation in a 3 star hotel.