Crete Senesi e-bike Tour & SPA – Florence Day Trips

Experience the unparalleled beauty of Crete Senesi on our e-bike tour, which concludes with a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs. Discover the charming medieval town of Asciano, cycle along the scenic panoramic road Via Lauretana, and witness the stunning countryside on two wheels. Immerse yourself in the centuries-old routes and breathtaking landscapes of the Crete Senesi region before enjoying the warm and mineral-rich waters in Rapolano Terme.

Crete Senesi e-bike tour, the Itinerary

Starting from Asciano, the tour offers a spectacular view of the Crete Senesi landscape. The itinerary includes a segment of the famous Eroica bike race, a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Tuscany. 

Crete Senesi is a stunning area characterized by rolling hills, isolated farmhouses, and treeless terrain, creating a unique and captivating view. The name Crete in Italian translates literally to “clay hills,” and the area is named for its distinctive clay-rich soil that has eroded over centuries, resulting in a stunning landscape of soft, undulating slopes that range in color from beige to burnt sienna.

We will also stop in front of the Leonina castle which dates back to the 1200s. The castle has been restored over the years and now offers luxurious accommodations.

The tour ends in Asciano where you will enjoy a delicious light lunch with organic products. 

The overall distance by bike is 42.8km/26.6mi, with an elevation gain of 1085mt/3560ft. 

Crete Senesi, highlights

We will visit the “Site Transotoire”. Back in 1993, the renowned French artist Jean-Paul Philippe conceived a stone sculpture by assembling several components. This incredible sculpture comprises a seat that warmly welcomes travelers, offering them an opportunity to repose, stand, or recline as they interact with it. This singular work of art features a large window that concentrates sunlight during sunset, precisely on the summer solstice, resulting in an astounding spectacle that leaves a lasting impression. Jean-Paul Philippe fondly recounts how his work depicts the boundaries of a house that comprises light and space, an invisible and boundary-less residence, which rests on a few stone slabs and an all-embracing sky rooftop. 

After the exhilarating e-bike tour, we will treat ourselves to a rejuvenating soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters of Rapolano Terme. These natural hot springs have been flowing for centuries through the heart of Tuscany, providing therapeutic benefits and a serene ambience amidst the stunning view of the surrounding landscape. It’s the perfect way to unwind and revitalize, immersing ourselves in the beauty and tranquility of this remarkable corner of Italy.

Overall cycling distance 42.8km/26.6mi, elevation gain 1085m/3560ft.

The Tour is Suitable for

This tour is suitable for all ages as long as you are in good physical shape, all ability levels and photography enthusiasts too!

Crete Senesi e-bike tour, what’s included?

Our Chianti e-bike tour includes a knowledgeable guide, e-bike and helmet rental, a bottle of water, a delicious light lunch in Asciano and a super rejuvenating soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters of Rapolano Terme.

Crete Senesi e-bike tour, the logistic

Our e-bike tour starts at 9am sharp from Asciano and typically concludes around 1pm, always returning to Asciano. From there, Rapolano Terme can be reached in just 10 minutes by car. Once we arrive at the spa, we can take advantage of the changing rooms and showers before fully immersing ourselves in the wonderful natural whirlpool tubs. The spa is available for the remainder of the day, providing ample time to complete relaxation.

Remember to bring your swimsuit, sunglasses and solar cream.

Book your spot on our e-bike tour today and witness some of the most breathtaking scenery that Tuscany has to offer.

Day trips from Florence – Bike & relax could work?

The location for this bike tour is in the middle of Crete Senesi; you will enjoy the most fascinating panoramic road in Tuscany: Via Lauretana. This road will take us to Ascianoa small medieval town rich in history. Back to the starting point, we will maximize the pleasure of the bike ride with a relaxing and warming SPA. Please, take a look at the pics to get the flavor of what I am talking about!

This centuries-old route, which crosses the Crete Senesi, connects the Via Francigena with the Sanctuary of the Santa Casa di Loreto. During the course of the years, this old rout has always been crossed by merchants, pilgrims, and artists.

Itinerary 3D video

Payment methods

  • PayPal or Bank transfer (Tuscany Quintessence bank account – Italy).

Included With Trip:

  • All food and beverages*
  • All activities included in the program (museum, SPA, etc when included in the program).
  • e-bike Fantic XF2 Integra
  • Pre/post-trip lodging is not included
  • *Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges

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