Enjoy an e-bike tour for a weekend in the Tuscan countryside and a ride that will take you through the most breathtaking spots, staying in a charming apartment surrounded by lush vegetation and nestled in the quiet countryside.
The farm lies on the lush and rounded Tuscan hills. and will offer you comfortable stone apartments, exposed ceiling beams and typical Tuscan-style wooden furniture; with a terrific landscape made up of vineyards and olive groves all around. You will also enjoy a beautiful view of the countryside and the high towers of San Gimignano.
Podere Mezzastrada is strategically located in the heart of Tuscany, close to Florence and Siena, which both can be reached in 30 minutes by car.
The 18th-century Podere Mezzastrada was part of the Castle of Santa Maria Novella which, still today, overlooks these fertile and luxuriant lands, as it did back in centuries. You will admire four splendid buildings, perfectly blending with the surrounding landscape, which still convey the irresistible charm of the past, although they were renovated and equipped with every kind of comfort.
On your stay, an expert cycling guide will lead you on two fantastic tours: once arrived, on the late afternoon, you will be able to ride your bike admiring the wonderful fall shades of the Tuscan countryside at sunset.
The guide will stop off several times at the most panoramic spots to tell you about the history of the area and the original formation of Tuscan landscape, that today confers its astonishing beauty.
You will stop at a deli shop along the way to taste local products.
When the sun goes down, you will be taken back to the Podere, for some relax and chill and to get good suggestions about where to have dinner in a typical restaurant.
On the second day, your guide will pick you up in the morning to lead you to Montespertoli, where you will collect your e-bike and leave for a fantastic tour lasting about five hours throughout the villages and castles of the Florentine Chianti region. It is an easy e-bike tour suitable for everybody enjoying a ride on a hilly ground. The route is about 35 km (22 miles) long.
This tour is perfect for those wishing to explore the most authentic soul of Tuscany. Riding a comfortable e-bike, you will cycle across the wonderful Tuscan hills, visiting churches, farmhouses, villa-farms and castles of noble Florentine families who once reigned in vast areas of Tuscany and shaped the landscape as we see today.
You will travel along quiet and peaceful country roads between hills and valleys, passing by ancient hilltop villages, olive groves, stone farmhouses, lone cypresses and vineyards.
The tour includes a stop in a historical farm with a visit to the ancient cellars, a wine tasting experience and a light lunch in a simple but truly authentic restaurant.
You will have the chance to admire the landscape depicted by the famous painters of the Renaissance in their most beautiful paintings.
In the early afternoon, you will be back to Montespertoli. After leaving your e-bikes, you will be taken back to the Podere to take some rest at the end of a full day of sport activities.
This is what you will find:
- Two nights at Podere Mezzastrada, in a Superior two-room apartment.
- Final cleaning and sanitization of the apartment
- E-bike (electric bicycle) rental, including a side bag and a helmet
- Bike tour at sunset with an expert guide
- E-bike tour – about five hours long – across the Tuscan countryside together with an expert guide
- Tastings, a visit to an ancient farm and a light lunch throughout the tour
- Transfer from the Podere to Montespertoli and back, both on Friday and on Saturday