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6 Days Self-Guided Cycling Holiday in Pelago, Italy
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday Tuscany

Experience a memorable cycling getaway in Tuscany! The Florence Hills Resort & SPA invites you to join their self-guided cycling holiday as you relax and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the warmth of the Italian sun and admire the beautiful view from your saddle. Enjoy relaxing moments in the serene atmosphere of the Italian countryside!

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: Hilly and mountainous
  • Starts in: Pelago
  • Ends in: Pelago
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: from 12 to 50 Kilometers / 7.5 - 31 miles, depending on the route
  • Type of bike: Mountain bike, road bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent
  • Private tour

Highlights

  • Cycle through Italian terrain
  • Opportunity to explore Pelago area
  • Enjoy various routes available around the resort
  • Access to the external pool, free Wi-Fi
  • Daily breakfast is provided
  • 5 nights accommodation

Styles


Airport transfer available:
Pisa International Airport (Galileo Galilei Airport) (US$211 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) (US$129 per person)
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Accommodation

The Florence Hills Resort & SPA rises surrounded by the amazing Tuscan green paradise, among olive tree groves and vineyards. This modern and minimalist luxury resort is close to the picturesque village of Pelago, few kilometers away from Florence. The resort's deluxe accommodations in the crisp clean shades of white will offer a quiet and relaxing environment for the perfect holiday relax.

The Florence Hills Resort & SPA also offering the chance to provide guests with all comforts without having to renounce a relaxing stay: from your accommodation you can enjoy beautiful sunsets with an incomparable view on the neat and harmonious Tuscan countryside, just woken up you can open the window and enjoy the cool, fresh morning air, you will be immersed in the quiet of nature, just a short walk from the town's facilities.

The Florence Hills Resort & SPA is finely furnished with modern and bright rooms and suites, elegant, cozy and monochrome style, provided with all comfort: air conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat screen TVsat, mini-bar, private bathroom with free toiletries, direct dial telephone, and, in the rooms provided with (depending on the room type), thanks to a convenient kitchenette complete with dishes, pots, and tools, you can prepare independently lunch and dinner.

Guests’ cars and motorcycles can be safely parked in a big underground garage, alarmed and CCTV surveilled. Their guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and with a panoramic view; the poolside bar will be at your disposal to taste delicious snacks, appetizers, aperitifs, cocktails, sandwiches or dishes with typical local products.

The resort's brand new Roman SPA comprehends a Thermarium provided with two large pools, Finnish sauna, Hammam, relax area and a massage room, that will offer you relaxing moments! You will be pampered by the expert hands of our qualified staff, who will take care of you and your body, giving you a wide variety of relaxing and modeling massages and treatments.

Authentic flavors from the heart of Tuscany awaits you at our Restaurant Tuscania, where the ancient local culinary tradition combines with international cuisine in refined and tasty dishes, skilfully reworked in a modern key and served with professionalism and competence. Try their restaurant, open from April until October and for New Year's Eve, you will find a simple, welcoming and elegant atmosphere at the same time.

After the rich buffet breakfast, daily served in the veranda above the pool, you can choose if you prefer to relax by our pool or if you want to venture out, but not too far, then you can easily reach tempting areas of Tuscany which promise authentic and genuine Tuscan hospitality, delicious traditional foods and many opportunities to explore the local culture and history without the long lines and mass tourism.

Several cozy restaurants will delight you with typical Tuscan dishes in the surroundings. The famous luxury outlet village “The Mall” is an opportunity to shop in a relaxed setting, surrounded by the green Tuscan hills of Valdarno. It is reachable also with the resort's transfer service, available even to reach Florence, railway stations or places of interest in the nearby.

Hotel services

  • Rich daily breakfast buffet with seasonal local products served in the veranda near the pool
  • Bar service available, with the possibility of service by the pool or in your room
  • Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and little pool for children, the area equipped with sunbeds, chairs, and umbrellas. Available on request: bath towels
  • Reception opening: from 7.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. (for arrivals after the opening hours of the reception, please specify an estimated time of arrival in the notes of your reservation)
  • The Roman SPA (with slippers and cotton bath towels offered free of charge)
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi access available throughout the hotel
  • Bicycles rental service reserved to the guests of the Resort
  • Covered and closed parking with video surveillance
  • Outdoor parking spaces available adjacent to the property
  • Children’s playground adjacent to the property
  • Relax Area, nail art and beauty treatments and massages on request
  • Reservations of tours, museums visits, exhibitions, events, and visits of various kinds available upon request at the reception
  • Transfers to and from airports, stations, and major tourist attractions
  • Your pets are welcome! (information to be communicated at the time of reservation)

Please note that some services upon request and subject to availability.

Room options

Comfort Room (one to two people)

The eight Comfort Rooms at The Florence Hills Resort & SPA are 16 sqm spacious and are perfect for a romantic holiday in Tuscany, surrounded by an elegant atmosphere. They have a double bed and a single one is disposed in the antechamber, where you will also find a kettle at your disposal to prepare teas and herbal infusions in total autonomy. The Comfort Rooms are equipped with all the comfort you may need: air conditioning/heating, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVsat, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, and free toiletries.

Room Facilities: courtesy kit in the bedroom, linings and towels, private bathroom, wifi in common areas and in the bedrooms, access to the external pool (seasonable service), with daily continental buffet breakfast.

Junior Suite with kitchenette (two to four people)

The four Junior Suites represent the best compromise between the generous spaciousness of a suite and the intimacy of the resort's smaller rooms. On two floors, they are equipped with a king size bed and two single beds, air conditioning/heating, a bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer, and a kitchenette with dining area.

If you choose to stay in the Junior Suites you will discover every comfort of The Florence Hills Resort & SPA: you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes that surround us and prepare a meal in the kitchenette provided with all the tools you will need.

Room Facilities: equipped kitchenette, courtesy kit in the bedroom, linings and towels, private bathroom, wifi in common areas and in the bedrooms, access to the external pool (seasonable service), with daily continental breakfast.

Program

Route 1

  • From the hotel passing in front of Quartino Frescobaldi up to Nipozzano Castle and continuing to Borselli back to the hotel.
  • Type of route: self-guided, ring route
  • 12 kilometers

Route 2

  • From the hotel passing in front of Quartino Frescobaldi up to Nipozzano Castle and continuing to Borselli, Diacceto and up to Consuma, and back.
  • Type of route: self-guided, way and back
  • 26 kilometers

Route 3

  • From the hotel passing in front of Quartino Frescobaldi up to Nipozzano Castle and continuing to Borselli, Diacceto and up to Consuma, then reaching Vallombrosa and passing through the forest of Vallombrosa, until Tosi, Raggioli (stop to Raggioli for a visit) then from Raggioli direction Paterno and back to Pelago
  • Type of route: self-guided, ring route
  • 34 kilometers

Route 4

  • From the hotel passing in front of Quartino Frescobaldi down direction Pontassieve, then climbing up on Volognano towards Torri, down to Bombone, Rignano, Sant Ellero up to Donnini, Tosi, Raggioli (stop to Raggioli for a visit) then from Raggioli direction Paterno and back to Pelago
  • Type of route: self-guided, ring route

Route 5

  • L’Eroica Route: to reproduce the itinerary of this famous Ciclostorica. From Pelago to Gaiole, Brollo, Pianella, Vagliagli, Dievole, Meleto and back to Gaiole
  • Type of route: self-guided, ring route

Location

This holiday takes place in Pelago, Florence, Italy.

Features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

Food

Daily breakfast is included in the price. For lunch and dinner, there is a restaurant available onsite from April to October, and there are several restaurants nearby.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Spa

Access to The Roman Spa incurs an extra cost of 25 EUR per person. The fee comprehends the use of the thermarium provided with two large pools, Finnish sauna, Hammam, and relax area. Slipper and cotton towels are included in the price.

Massages and treatments with high-quality devices (to combine holistic practices and science, also pre and post-sports activities, or for body remodeling and facial rejuvenation) available on site upon advanced reservations.

Nearby activities

  • Local wine tasting with a guided tour of the local wineries and cellars (Marchesi de ‘Frescobaldi, Winery Travignoli, Castle of Nipozzano etc.)
  • Several castles, farms, churches, and museums are in the immediate vicinity of the resort
  • Excellent wine bars and restaurants partners of the resort are housed in the immediate vicinity of the resort, where guests can taste local products according to seasonality
  • Shopping centers and outlets (the famous luxury outlet “The Mall”, “Fashion Valley” and “Fashion Groove” are only 15 minutes from Pelago)
  • A recently renovated chemist is located in the center of Pelago
  • Two different banks are housed in the center of Pelago
  • A supermarket is located in the center of Pelago, and it is reachable in a 5 minutes' walk from The Florence Hills Resort

Please note that services upon request and subject to availability.

What's included

  • Daily buffet continental breakfast
  • Internal and web-surveilled parking space
  • Daily cleaning
  • VAT
  • Courtesy kit in the bedroom, linings and towels
  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to the external pool (seasonable service)
  • 5 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Bike hire

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Peretola Airport (Florence) (25 kilometers, 45 minutes)

  • From Viale Guidoni, along which is located the International Airport “Amerigo Vespucci”, take Viale Gori towards Florence center.
  • Once you have turned in Viale Gori, turn right on the Viadotto dell’Indiano in the direction of SGC Florence-Pisa-Livorno.
  • Once at the entrance of the highway, follow the right direction Pisa-Livorno for about 1.5 km.
  • Exit at the junction with the A1 highway and follow direction Rome for about 15 km.
  • Then leave the A1 at Firenze Sud, proceeding from via Marco Polo /via Agnelli towards Bagno a Ripoli, Pontassieve on Highway 67.
  • After about 12 km, arrived near Pontassieve, continue towards Consuma and exit at Pontassieve Est.
  • At the next junction, turn right and then left towards Consumes/Pelago, on Regional Road 70.
  • Continue for about 5 km towards Pelago; once you reach the village, along Viale Rimembranza, turn left on Via il Bagno. At number 24-26 you will find The Florence Hills Resort.

Driving directions from Pontassieve Railway Station (6,8 kilometers, 12 minutes)

  • Leaving Piazza Stazione in Pontassieve, turn right on Via Garibaldi and continue to the next intersection on Via Gori. Follow via Forlivese/SS 67 Tosco Romagnola.
  • At the roundabout, in San Francesco, take the first exit and take Regional Road 69, continuing for 1 km. Turn left onto Regional Road 70 State direction Pelago/Consuma.
  • Continue for about 5 km towards Pelago; once you reach the village, along Viale Rimembranza, turn left on Via il Bagno. At number 24-26 you will find The Florence Hills Resort.

Driving directions from the south (exit Incisa/Reggello) (20 kilometers, 27 minutes)

  • At the exit Incisa/Reggello, take the right on Regional Road 69 / SR69 towards Via dei Ciliegi, and head towards Pontassieve.
  • After about 15 km, after passing fraction Massolina, turn right onto Regional Road 70 Consuma.
  • Continue for about 5 km towards Pelago; once you reach the village, along Viale Rimembranza, turn left on Via il Bagno. At number 24-26 you will find The Florence Hills Resort.

Driving directions from the north (exit Firenze Sud) (22 kilometers, 29 minutes)

  • From the exit Firenze Sud continue from via Marco Polo/Via Agnelli towards Bagno a Ripoli, Pontassieve on Highway 67 (SS 67).
  • After about 12 km, arrived near Pontassieve, continue towards Consuma and exit at Pontassieve Est.
  • At the next junction, turn right and then left towards Consuma/Pelago, on Regional Road 70.
  • Continue for about 5 km towards Pelago; once you reach the village, along Viale Rimembranza, turn left on Via il Bagno. At number 24-26 you will find The Florence Hills Resort.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR). An airport transfer service is available at 110 EUR per way. You can also book your fight to arrive at Pisa International Airport (PSA). Transfer service is available for 180 EUR per way. Apart from the transfer service, you can reach the resort by rented car.

Airport: Pisa International Airport (Galileo Galilei Airport) Airport transfer available: Pisa International Airport (Galileo Galilei Airport) (US$211 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) Airport transfer available: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) (US$129 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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