Radda in Chianti, Province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Picturesque Scooter Tour Italy
Join this Vespa tour with Tuscany Tours by Vespa in Tuscany, Italy. Tuscany is famous for its great food, fabulous wines, breathtaking views, and its long history. You drive a Vespa on beautiful picturesque roads and you can satisfy all of your five senses; seeing the spectacular panoramic views, tasting traditional dishes, hearing the musical sound of the Italian language, smelling the scents of the grapes, flowers, fruits, and trees. Lastly, feel the Tuscan countryside as the wind blows across your face. There is no better place on earth to drive a Vespa!
Bike: rental Vespa
Meals: 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches
Starts in Chianti and ends in Florence
Ride to Monteriggioni, Castellina, and Volpaia
Ride to one of Tuscany's most renowned chefs for a half-day cooking class
Ride to Volterra, a walled hilltop town which boasts a Roman theater and Etruscan sites
Go to San Gimignano considered to be the most beautiful Tuscan medieval village
Visit the Via Delle Volte, an ancient tunnel used by guards
You will be accommodated at one of the four-star hotels in Radda in Chianti.
Day 1: Radda in Chianti
Tuscany Tours by Vespa will meet guests in Florence and transport to Radda in Chianti where the tours are based. There will be a hosted arrival dinner.
Day 2: Volterra
Today is history day with a 90-minute ride to Volterra, another walled hilltop town which boasts a Roman theater and Etruscan sites. Lunch will be in a local trattoria.
Day 3: Culinary day
This is the culinary day. After breakfast, you'll take a ride to one of Tuscany's most renowned chefs for a half-day cooking class. You'll discover the secrets of the "Slow Food" movement and Italian cuisine as you create a variety of dishes.
Day 4: Monteriggioni, Castellina, and Volpaia
Today, you will ride to Monteriggioni, Castellina, and Volpaia. Monteriggioni appears much as it did in medieval times with an almost intact outer wall and 14 towers. Castellina is another hill town where you will visit the Via Delle Volte, an ancient tunnel used by guards. Then, you will have lunch on the terrace of a beautiful winery from where you will enjoy the view of the vineyards. Volpaia is declared "the world's most beautiful spot" by the Wall Street Journal.
Day 5: San Gimignano
On the last day of Vespa riding, you will go to San Gimignano which is known for its many towers and considered by many to be the most beautiful Tuscan medieval village. Lunch on your own as you tour the town at your leisure. The dinner this evening is at a famous local restaurant, giving everyone a chance to reminisce about the week's adventures and celebrate the many surprises you all experienced.
Day 6: Florence
There will be a complimentary transfer to Florence for the rest of your stay in Italy or to make connections.
Motorcycle license or riding experience is required to ride the Vespa 125cc.
The itinerary is a sample and subject to change.
Trips may include many optional activities on a user-pay basis.
There will be a return-trip ground transportation on the scheduled times from your hotel in Chianti to the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station. Times outside of this can be accommodated on a user-pay basis.
You will visit the Via Delle Volte, an ancient tunnel used by guards, in Castellina in Chianti.
This tour will take place in Italy including Radda in Chianti, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Castellina, Volpaia, and San Gimignano.