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Active holidays in Val di Chiana: 4 things to do in the surroundings

19 June 2017

Active vacations are highly sought after by tourists who visit Tuscany: this is due to the pleasant landscape, the endless expanses of woods, hills, lakes and mountains that enclose many natural treasures.

The activities that can be done around Montepulciano are an invitation to book a stay as a a mark of sport, well-being and fun, in other words a way to be the protagonists of an exciting travel experience in Tuscany.

Follow our suggestions to choose which activities are best suited to your taste and start exploring Val di Chiana in an unusual way.

E-bike tours in Montepulciano, Pienza and Monticchiello

Active holidays in Val di Chiana

Monticchiello: By LigaDue (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Bicycle is ideal to reach in the shortest time the most beautiful locations between Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia while keeping in shape at the same time.

Electric bikes allow, as opposed to traditional ones, faster shifts with less effort, and are also very easy to use and suitable for anyone who doesn’t ever ride bikes, so you rely on Urban Bikery to follow a guided tour by e-bike from Montepulciano and then head to Monticchiello, Montefollonico and Pienza, located at 15 km from the town of Noble wine.

The electric bikes provided by Urban Bikery are handcrafted and, besides being easy to use, they are uniquely designed objects that are perfect for getting to know while riding the streets of these enchanting medieval hamlets.

By taking part in a guided tour, you can enjoy biking, discovering the history of the places you will visit, and take amazing photos that will remain among your most beautiful memories.
For bookings and further details visit www.urbanbikery.it.

Horseback riding trails in Tuscany

Horseback riding in the historic center of Montepulciano

Credits Centro di equitazione Tre Laghi: http://www.trelaghi.net/passeggiate-cavallo/

If you have never been on horseback, your stay in Montepulciano is a nice opportunity to take a walk in the greenery, and look at the world from another perspective riding a horse.
Tre Laghi Horseback Riding Center offers a wide range of guided tours around Lake Chiusi, Montepulciano, Pienza, Chianciano Terme, Città della Pieve, Castiglione del Lago and Lake Trasimeno.
We recommend a 2-hour tour to beginners, in order to get in touch with nature as travelers once did.
We advise you to dress up comfortably and follow the tips of experienced riding guides. After your first tour, you will feel comfortable riding across Tuscan countryside.
For information: www.trelaghi.net.

The water route in Sarteano

Sarteano borgo medievale

Sarteano Credits: Dennis Kleine https://flic.kr/p/ohT7Be


Sarteano is a town whose origins date back to the Etruscan era, between IX and I century BC, on a plateau in Val d’Orcia, bordering the Val di Chiana.
One of the available routes to be followed is the water itinerary, as there were numerous mills and a thermal spring that gives rise to the open-air pool located not far from the center of the hamlet.
Before the visit, however, we recommend an itinerary that starts from the churches of Sarteano, in particular the Churches of San Martino, San Lorenzo and San Francesco, including the halls of Palazzo Gabrielli dating from the XVI century and the Peschiera Giannini, where there are the remains of the 36 meter fortified walls, and the necropolis of Pianacce, one of the most important archaelogicla finds from the Etruscan age.

At parco delle Piscine, the water flows at 24°, so we suggest taking advantage of it to regenerate yourself after a day spent exploring the hinterland.
For information on Sarteano, you can visit www.sarteanoliving.it.

Playing golf in Val di Chiana

Golf Club Val di Chiana

Golf Club Credits: www.golfclubvaldichiana.it/?page_id=2276


Imagine a great golf course immersed in the green of Val di Chiana and think about playing a match in this breathtaking scenery.
Thanks to the Golf Club Val di Chiana all this is possible, just reserve the 9-hole course or book a lesson with an instructor to learn the principles of this refined sport.
The Golf Club is located near Bettolle and is a pleasant diversion to spend a sporting day very close to our hotel.

To contact the Golf Club, visit the official website www.golfclubvaldichiana.it.

Monte Cetona

Monte Cetona Credits: Di Ketil3 (Opera propria) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), viaWikimedia Commons

These activities are available all year round and are recommended especially on sunny days as an alternative to those who have already visited the center of Montepulciano and the most famous destinations in the area.
It’s always a good time to go and spend an amazing vacation in Val di Chiana!

Credits preview photo: valdichianaliving.it.


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