TUSCANY: CYCLE SIENA & CHIANTI

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

We had a very good group - guides and fellow travellers. This helps a lot, but in the end it's the quality of the itinerary that makes or breaks a trip, and it was in my view a very good one. I particularly liked the way it was set up so that we had one night in the starting point hotel, then 2 nights each at each hotel with loops on the second day at each. 

What did you think of your group leader?

Guido was excellent, as was Emanuele. Both thoroughly decent people, with excellent local knowledge and always ready to help. Their recommendations for, and organisation of, meals were much appreciated. 

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take less warm clothing if you go in mid September. My cold weather gear came back with me entirely unused. Do some hill training before you go. 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I recommend this trip to anyone who wants a relatively relaxed touring holiday but wants a bit of a challenge to go with it.