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On the Via Francigena by e-bike

Gran Tour of ancient wetlands to reach the Hermitage of S. Leonardo al Lago, Monteriggioni, Abbadia a Isola

Price: starting from €140
When: From: 01 Mar. 2017 to: 13 Nov. 2017
Where: Siena - Via Francigena Siena Siena
CONTACTS: How to book: e-mail or telephone tel Phone: +393776704235 webWebsite:
A day tour immersed in the Montagnola Senese, a site of community interest which is largely covered by evergreen oaks.
Guide: Bike Guide
Program: Starting from Siena during the ride, on dirt roads and paved, you will visit the 12th century hermitage of San Leonardo al Lago which houses beautiful frescoes by Lippo Vanni. Skirtting around the fairytale Castello della Chiocciola you will climb the hill overlooking the valley which is dominated by the intact city walls with 15 fortified towers of Monteriggioni, a bastion of the Republic of Siena. ‘’For just as at Montereggione the great towers crown the encircling wall; so the grim giants whom Jove still threatens when the thunder roars’’ (Dante, Inferno XXXI, 40-41) Then ye shall press to the underlying romanesque complex millennial of the Abbey of Badia a Isola. On the return journey the tour includes a visit to the vineyards and cellars of of a farm makers of fine Chianti wine to be followed by a wine tasting. The tour include in collaboration with Ride Tuscany of Anima Toscana: E-bike hire - Bike Guide - Wines tasting - Transport of person and e-bike to and from departure point.
Meeting Point: You will be notified at time of booking