Tuscany Bike Tour of Chianti
Tuscany Bike Tours offer a one day bike tour in the Tuscany Hills - or Colli Fiorentini around these parts - just south of Florence in the heart of the Chianti wine region. They offered me a chance to go out with them, take some video, try some wine and olive oil, get some great views, eat a nice lunch and, oh yes, do some cycling.
Castello di Poppiano
Castello di Poppiano is a hill-top Tuscan castle that is the base for Tuscany Bike Tours. After meeting at the bike shop in the centre of town (on Via Ghibellina), we went on a short minibus ride into Tuscany. The journey out of Florence takes you through some spectacular scenery along the Via Senese - or Siena Road - which winds itself through steep curves out of the city. To the south, the town of Galuzzo quickly gives way to a rustic rural setting with olive groves and grape vines that have been grown here for centuries.