Discovery Chianti is the most natural way to explore the wonderful land of Chianti.Chianti Discovery is a group of professionals who organizes hiking and biking tour in Chianti and the rest of Tuscany, consisting of Environmental Hiking Guide (L.R. Toscana 14/2005) and of teachers of Mountain Bike with great experience and animated by a great passion for their work.
Only those who are native to this beautiful region can help you discover and really appreciate all its unique full beauty and charm.
Discovery Chianti is a team of pluriennal experienced professionals that projects and leads for many years walking and biking tour in Chianti and in all the main interesting places of Tuscany. We are Environmental Guides (approved by the Regional Law) and Mountain Bike Masters all with a great passion for our land and our work.
Our mission is to transmit our passion for the history, the nature and the countryside of this unique territory, to share the secrects and the less known aspects of our marvellous country with our guests.
We organize hiking and biking tours in Chianti and in any other part of Tuscany.
We organize hiking and biking wine tours to visit the most famous wineries of Chianti Classico.
Our excursions are suitable for all kind of groups (2+ people, family), for both experienced trekkers and bikers, or just to have a nice guided hike around the countryside. All our proposals are modular: starting from half-day long to the full immersion of a 7 days more complex travel, and are tailor-made on demand of our customers.
Amongst the possible Itineraries:
- Tour of Chianti Castles
- The Orcia Valley, Montalcino and Montepulciano
- Fiesole and the Florentine Hills
- Surroundings of San Gimignano
- The Hermits Route around Monteriggioni - Siena
- Crossing Firenze-Siena
- Along the itinerary of "L'Eroica" race
- Via Francigena: the Medioeval Pillgrims Route
- The Colors of Tuscan Islands and Coasts
- Discovering the Hills of Sassicaia Wine and the Etruscan Coasts
- The Silver Coast and the Green Hills of Maremma
The territory of Chianti is made up of a broad hilly area situated in the centre of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena. It is famous in the world over for its excellent wine, the Chianti landscape is characterised by a continues alternation of valleys and gentle hills cloaked in vines and olives, but also of harsh peaks covered in woods of oaks, cypresses and pines. The entire area is scattered with ancient hamlets, churches and abbeys, turreted castles and fortresses, farmhouses and villas. It is an architectural landscape made up of simple and warm materials such as limestone, pietra serena and terracotta. Inhabited since ancient times by the Etruscans, who it appears were the first to grow the vines and many archeological traces of whom survive, the area also underwent a significant domination by the Romans. In the mediaeval period it was at length the scene of violent clashes between the republics of Florence and Siena, wich only ceased in the mid sixteenth century with the defeat of the Sienese Republic.
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