The Romanesque secrets by e-bike

2 Days

Two days E-bike itinerary to discover the Romanesque parish churches and the rural landscape of Monte Pisano

This itinerary winds along the slopes of Monte Pisano and will take you to visit some of the most beautiful religious buildings of medieval art. On your bicycle saddle and accompanied by an expert environmental and tourist guide, you will discover the still little known landscape of rural Tuscany, with pleasant stops along the way to visit local organic farms and taste their products.

Difficulty: Medium
Route development: Dirt roads and cycle paths
Length: About 50km per day
Total ascent: 670m first day; 360m second day.
Total time on bikes: 5 hours first day; 4 hours second day (pedaling times)

Meeting: 9.00 am – Bike Village – Agnano (Pi)

Rates available in the “Info and conditions” section

The return to San Giuliano Terme is expected at approximately 4.00 p.m. on the following day.

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Route

Day 1:

Day 2

Itinerary

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Meeting with the environmental hiking guide with an introduction to the route, the use of E-bikes and baggage claim. Along the stretch of road from San Giuliano to Gattaiola you will find the first religious buildings: the Pieve di San Marco in Rigoli and the Pieve di Santa Maria and San Giovanni Battista in Pugnano

Arrival in Gattaiola with a stop at the Pieve di Sant’Andrea Apostolo and meeting with the tour guide for a brief introduction to the Romanesque architectural style of Monte Pisano.

Stop at the Fratelli Urbani farm: welcome in the vineyard and technical / historical illustration of the company, visit to the small and charming family cellar, lunch with wine and local products tasting.

Lunch

Back in the saddle towards the nearby Pieve di San Michele Arcangelo , then the itinerary continues entering Compitese, a side of Monte Pisano characterized by the silent and green villages of Vorno, Pieve di Compito, Sant’Andrea and San Ginese di Compito where an overnight stay is foreseen.

In March the Compitese is animated by the Antiche Camellie della Lucchesia exhibition . In this period it will be possible to take advantage of the many activities offered, from the tea ceremony to the visit to the Camellietum Compitese and enjoy the flowering of the centuries-old camellias.

Arrival in S. Andrea di Compito and on request guided tour of the ‘Camellietum Compitese’. On the way from S. Andrea di Compito to San Ginese we can admire the Pieve di San Leonardo in Treponzio.

Arrival at the accommodation

Dinner in a family atmosphere prepared by the managers of the facilities who will welcome you. Overnight.

Breakfast in accommodation.

9.00 am departure for Ruota, short visit to the village and to the Pieve San Bartolomeo . From Ruota the route resumes in the direction of Vicopisano: passing through Buti you can visit the Pieve di San Francesco and immerse yourself in the village atmosphere for a coffee.

About a stop in Vicopisano. Meeting with the tour guide and visit to the Pieve San Jacopo in Lupeta , a Romanesque building immersed in the green olive groves that mark the surrounding landscape.

About a stop in Vicopisano. Meeting with the tour guide and visit to the Pieve San Jacopo in Lupeta , a Romanesque building immersed in the green olive groves that mark the surrounding landscape.

After lunch, visit the Pieve di Santa Maria and the village, the Clock and Brunelleschi Towers, the Palazzo Pretorio.

the itinerary resumes until it reaches the Arno river. You will skirt the river bank to the beautiful Pieve di Santa Giulia , immersed in the Pisan countryside, located just outside the town of Caprona. This evocative church, built in different phases and with different materials, tells a story that is almost a thousand years old.

The last part of the itinerary will wind along the Medici Aqueduct, an ancient hydraulic system for capturing water that supplied spring water to the city of Pisa.

Expected arrival in San Giuliano Terme. Baggage claim and welcome drink or ice cream.

Rates and services

The rate includes

  • Accompaniment with an environmental hiking guide for the entire duration of the trip
  • 1 wine tasting lunch at a farm (drinks included)
  • 1 night in a B&B or Agriturismo in a double room with breakfast
  • 1 dinner at the host structure (drinks included)
  • 1 visit to an organic farm with lunch / tasting of extra virgin olive oil (drinks included)
  • 1 introduction to the Romanesque and guided tour of the village of Vicopisano led by an authorized tour guide
  • Luggage transport service.

The rate does not include

  • Daily E-bike rental, helmet included € 45.00
  • Transfers
  • Unscheduled food expenses
  • Tourist tax if due
  • Extras and tips
  • Optional from March to May: "Visit to the Camellia Exhibition"
  • Anything not mentioned in "the price includes".
Usefull info

We recommend the use of shoes and clothing suitable for cycling activity;
The Guide has the right to cancel the excursion in case of bad weather or uncertain weather;
The Guide has the right to vary the route and / or the destination of the excursion in relation to weather conditions, the type of group accompanied or any other reason that the Guide considers valid to justify such variations;
It is the Guide’s responsibility to calibrate the pace of the excursion according to the level of training of the group, even to the detriment of reaching the intended goal;
Minors can participate in the excursions only if accompanied by one or more adults directly responsible for them; minors are under the direct responsibility of parents, teachers, carers of all qualifications and grades or whoever is on their behalf.

Type of offer

2 days / 1 night offer valid after checking the availability of services and upon reaching the minimum number of participants.

Rates

Rates with accommodation in a double or twin room:
€ 240 / per person (group of 8 people)
€ 275 / per person (group of 6 people)
€ 347.00 / per person (group of 4 people)
Single room supplement € 20.00

Terms of cancellation

Maximum booking limit: 5 days before the date of the event. Deposit of 50% of the total amount upon booking confirmation. Balance due 5 days before the start of the tour. Cancellations: from 15 to 7 days before the start of the tour: 50% penalty; from 6 to 1 day before the tour: penalty of 75% no show or less than 24h before the start of the tour: penalty of 100%
In the event that the excursion is canceled by the agency due to bad weather, the customer will be fully refunded
In case of bad weather, it will be necessary to change the date of the activity. If the customer is unable to change the date, a refund equal to 50% of the amount paid will be provided (for the costs of opening the file)

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The Romanesque secrets by e-bike