Biking in Chianti is a fantastic activity to enjoy the Tuscany landscapes.
Hotel Villa le Barone, a 4 star hotel in the Chianti countryside is happy to host cyclists coming on their own to bike in Tuscany, as well as a number of small groups of bikers, coming with specialized tour operators in Chianti:
Bernard Dugdale, the owner of the Chain Gang Cycle Tours, says about one of their stay at Villa le Barone: “The most important thing about our small groups is the atmosphere at the dinner table. We’ve cycled all day, we’ve visited vineyards and enjoyed the amazing scenery of Tuscany, but it’s really important that we have a good time at dinner time. It’s what makes a good week great, and that’s what makes our customers book again.
The level of friendliness here is amazing – we arrive tired and demanding, and nothing is too much trouble. We usually spend a few minutes in the ‘Honesty Bar’. It’s so cool – we help ourselves from the bar and make a note. No fuss, they just assume you’re honest.
The ambience around dinner is also memorable. This is where I had my favorite ever dessert. It was ‘only’ fresh figs and cream, but they were figs from the hotel’s garden and it was simply the best dessert I’ve ever eaten”
However, not everyone is willing to cycle the Tuscan hills every day of the week. This is why many of Villa le Barone’s guests choose to be based in this charming country hotel and cycle around it at their leisure. Self guided biking itineraries of different lengths and difficulties are given to the guests and 2 mountain bikes are available. Other types of bicycles can be rented nearby ….or you can bring your own!
And, if you are tired of biking, you can go hiking and discover Chianti with the beautiful hiking itineraries that will also be provided, or go swimming in the pool, or play tennis on Villa le Barone’s private tennis court!