Costa Rica Traverse

I have postponed sending this letter until now so as to be uninfluenced by post-trip emotions, as it were. But even 9 months on, I still cannot help but praise this expedition. It was a wonderful mixture of guides & people. The grade was enough to focus you on the task in hand, and to get a real feeling & respect for the land. The kindness & generosity displayed by ALL of the WE representatives on the trip all complimented the experience, turning it away from a regular organised expedition and into something more - something that has fed and quickened soul - and for adventure. Thank you.

Simon Stuart | Gloucester

Tuscany Backroads Guided

Follow the backroads on this bicycle journey of Tuscany's highlights. Discover Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace, see the leaning tower of Pisa and indulge in the ancient thermal resort of Casciana Terme. Wind your way through vine-covered countryside to San Gimignano, a beautifully preserved medieval city where only 14 of the original 72 towers remain. Explore the enchanting and classic Tuscan city of Siena with its Gothic architecture. Cycle through the vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti region, the centre of Tuscany's world famous wine industry.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Montecatini Terme
DAY 2 Round trip cycle to Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci's birth place (55km)
DAY 3 Train to Lucca and cycle to Pisa for city tour (50-70km)
DAY 4 Cycle to spring town Casciana Terme (40km)
DAY 5 Cycle through vineyards to San Gimignano (55km)
DAY 6 Cycle to Siena (45km)
DAY 7 Cycle via Chianti-region and bus to Florence (50km)
DAY 8 City tour and trip concludes

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Trip Code: TUG
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling
Next Trip:  06 September 2014
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price: £1,090.00 GBP

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