• Two distinct and beloved regions of Italy in one amazing trip
  • Hike the Cinque Terre's spectacular coastline, with brightly colored cliffside villages
  • Outstanding seafood by the Mediterranean and simple hearty fare in Chianti
  • Stroll through archetypal Tuscan villages, vineyards and cypress-flanked lanes
  • Taste crisp Ligurian white wines and full-bodied Tuscan reds

To prepare for this trip, practice stopping suddenly while you walk. So you'll be ready for the remarkable views. Then pick the most delectable vino you can find. Finally get your fill of just-off-the-boat fresh seafood, friendly people, warm sunlight, the azure sea, cypress trees and hill towns. You've got a good start.

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

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This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

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Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip.
https://vimeo.com/97188922 Biking in Netherlands, May 2014

https://vimeo.com/97536546 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Days 1-2: Explore two distinct regions of Italy in one amazing trip

Hike through the dramatic landscape to Portovenere, taking in sweeping vistas of the Golfo della Spezia  Feast on fresh seafood on Palmaria Island Get to know the Cinque Terre's spectacular coastline, a World Heritage site, by foot and train  Well-groomed paths lined by ancient stone walls lead from stunning Riomaggiore through cliffside Manarola, quiet Corniglia and colorful Vernazza to inviting Monterosso al Mare.

Day 3: Pass trompe l'oeil-adorned villas

En route to pretty Portofino, playground of the rich and famous  A walk along Portofino's postcard-perfect waterfront is a must before heading inland to Chianti.

Day 4: Stroll through quintessential Tuscan villages

Vineyards and cypress-flanked lanes  Enjoy the distant views of Siena as you walk from historical Badia a Passignano Abbey to Greve in Chianti, and perhaps shop for local delicacies  A classic Tuscan landscape, with vistas of the medieval hamlet of Montefioralle, spreads out before you Sip regional wines at a fun and informative tasting.

Days 5-6: Savor full-bodied Chianti reds

Tuscany's simple hearty fare  Bold balsamic vinegars dance across your tongue in ancient ridgetop Radda, the epicenter of Chianti Classico  Visit Volpaia, a medieval village-turned-winery  Soak up grand pastoral panoramas from the strada bianca (white road), surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

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$ 533 per day
  • Deposit Price: $ 600
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 480
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Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group

Hotel Belvedere: Portovenere (1 night)

This modest seaside hotel offers superb vistas of Palmaria Island and the Gulf of La Spezia from its terrace and balconies.

Hotel Continental: Santa Margherita Ligure (2 nights)

Enjoy expansive views of the bay of Santa Margherita and old town from this art nouveau-style hotel.

Villa Le Barone: Panzano in Chianti (2 nights)

Owned by the same family since the 1500s, this former manor house offers vistas of the surrounding countryside, olive groves and vineyards of Chianti Classico. (pool, tennis)

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Cancellation fees may vary based upon departure date

156+ days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

126-155 days, , then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

96-125 days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

61-95 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 30%

31-60 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 60%

0-30 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 100%

Note: ** Rather than paying the cancellation fee, you may choose to keep your trip deposit ($600) in a holding account to use on a future Backroads trip with no expiration date.

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