Val d’Orcia


94kmย โ†”๏ธ

1 dayย ๐Ÿ“…

43% unpavedย ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ

1410m D+ย โ†—๏ธ

1410m D-ย โ†˜๏ธ

530m aslย โ›ฐ

๐Ÿ—บ San Quirico d’Orcia (SI)

๐Ÿ“… March – September


๐Ÿ”Ž Overview

This cycle tour takes you through a truly magical place: the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany. ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น โฃ๏ธ

Ever seen pictures from Tuscany? They were certainly taken here: olive groves, long stretches of vineyards and endless tree-lined avenues where you can ride for hours.
Also, the famous wine Brunello di Montalcino is produced in this territory. ๐Ÿท

The route starts and ends in San Quirico d’Orcia, a small village in the province of Siena that dates back to Etruscan times.

Throughout the countryside there are several highlights to visit, including the Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta, surrounded by golden fields of wheat. ๐ŸŒพ

There are many cycling routes , this one, created by @Francesco Caltran, is a circular route particularly suitable for gravel lovers. ๐ŸคฉโœŒ๏ธ


๐Ÿ‘€ Must know

We recommend a minimum tire size of 32mm
This tour features 3 passes, for this reason we recommend to do it only if you have an adequate fitness (you could do the Dolce Vita Variante instead, with 2 passes only)
We recommend not to do this tour in winter as it is possible to find snow

๐Ÿ“ธ Points of interest

Vitaleta Chapel

S. Quirico village

Natural Thermal Bath
โ€”in the Bagno Vignoni village

Spedaletto Castle

Pienza village

Castiglione village

โ€”a “must see” that is just 14km away from San Quirico

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