The Chianti Valley: bikes,
hot air balloons and excellent wines

  • DESTINATION: Florence Area, Tuscany
  • MACROZONE: Central Italy
  • COLLECTION:
  • THEME: Sport & Nature
  • ACCOMODATION:
  • DURATION: Escape - 3 days/2 nights

The time has come to unplug from everyday life, leaving behind your frenetic life style and heavy traffic. Take back your life and gift yourself the multi-sensory experience of this journey through the nature and culture of the Chianti Valley: a mix of hills covered with vineyards and olive trees, enchanting streets, lush forests and evocative medieval villages that go back to ancient times.

day 1

Welcome to Tuscany

Your experience in the heart of Tuscany can only start from marvellous Florence, known all over the world for its history and for the infinite amount of treasures hidden in its historic centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

You will take a pleasant stroll, with the relaxed rhythms of the past, to discover the city’s main monuments and places of interest.

From the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its scenic fa├žade in polychrome marble and the wonderful Brunelleschi Dome, to the dizzying Giotto Bell Tower; from the ancient Ponte Vecchio bridge, to the prestigious collections of statues, busts and paintings of the famous Uffizi Gallery: your eyes will be overcome with beauty!

And when you start to feel peckish, you can take a refreshing break in a wine shop, to taste some delicious Tuscan specialties such as salami and bruschetta, whilst enjoying a glass of great Chianti.

day 2

Cycling in Chianti

It’s time to get on your bike and get ready to experience a wonderful day outdoors to discover the colours, sounds, scents and flavours of the scenic Tuscan countryside.

Kilometres and kilometres of enchanting streets, far from the noise of engines and speed, which will take you through fields of flowers, picturesque villages hidden in the hills, centuries-old olive trees and rows of vineyards as far as the eye can see.

You will then get to discover the delightful world of Tuscan wines with a very interesting visit to two important wineries of the Chianti Valley, to understand more about the techniques of production, aging, storage and bottling of wine; and to taste one of the most appreciated red wines in the world: Chianti.

day 3

Hot air balloon flight to San Gimignano... see you at the next Experience

Set in the Sienese hills, discover the village of San Gimignano, a small medieval jewel included by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage; famous for its imposing towers, the beautiful old town, Saffron and for Vernaccia, a delicious white wine that for centuries has been produced in these hills.

And then you will get to experience a spectacular hot air balloon trip. Once you take off, in the company of the crew, you will be able to take in the majestic views of the towers and the characteristic architecture of the village; before taking hundreds of beautiful photos of one of the most beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside.

Firenze

Firenze, FI, Italia

Chianti

Chianti, Greve in Chianti, FI, Italia

San Gimignano

San Gimignano, SI, Italia

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hot air balloons and excellent wines

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