Biking tours and cycle holidays -
    • Travelcode: 392

    Tuscany by Bike + Boat

    from/to Porto St.Stefano

    • Look forward to this sail & bike tour through Tuscany and its breathtaking scenery. Cycle in the foot-steps of the Etruscans, and enjoy the Italian ‘Dolce Vita!’. Cypress trees, wine fields and olive trees spread across the rolling hills characterizing the typical Tuscan landscape. Picturesque medieval towns with small cobbled streets and colorful houses invite curious visitors. Beautiful sandy beaches and remoted bays beckon for a swim in the glistening blue water.

      Tour profile - Level 3

      Daily tours in hilly terrain at distances of 15 - 24 mi./25 - 40 km and 2132 – 3937 ft/650 - 1200 m of eleva-tion. The terrain ranges from hilly to mountainous with single trails at varying levels between S2 and S3. The diversity of the riding is as diverse as the landscape of the islands and mainland and requires a good physical condition. The bike tours take place on all kinds of roads, paths, trails and natural ground; there are very few unrideable points. Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required). Furthermore, we recommend riders to carry arm and leg protectors during the bike tours. The daily program depends on the weather and the captain’s orders. You are free to set aside a half or full day to spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bike-tour.

      Day 1: Porto St.Stefano

      Individual arrival in Porto St. Stefano, a wonderful, lively harbor town on the northern side of the Monte Argentario peninsula. Boarding the boat takes place from 6pm onwards. Should you arrive earlier, you are welcome to leave your luggage on board from 2pm onwards. With a short stroll through the medieval old town, painted in a wash of pink and beige, you will quickly realize that you are now on holiday. Additionally we can recommend a walk to the Fortezza Spagnola, built in the 17th century as a means to pro-tect the city, it rests on the hill above the old town. The first evening meal on board is a great way to get to know your fellow travelers, guides and crew. Overnight in Porto St. Stefano.

      Day 2: Porto St.Stefano - Monte Argentario - Talamone, approx. 33 km

      Your first  cycle tour leads us from Porto Santo Stefano through the old train tunnels.  Crossing a stone quay, we reach the historical town of Obetello. Later in the afternoon we arrive in Porto Ercole with its two Spanish fortresses where we park our bikes at a nearby beach bar and have the chance to swim. After the refreshing stop, we return to Porto Santo Stefano where the Atlantis awaits our arrival for a crossing to Talamone.

      Day 3: Talamone - Castiglione della Pescaia,, approx. 43 km

      After breakfast we start on a tour through rolling landscapes characterized by grape vines and olive groves. Past the Poggio Perotto Lake you arrive in the medieval town of Magliano. The town icon is a 2000 year old olive tree; the oldest in Tuscany. The picturesque town, with its two beautiful city gates invites you to linger and stay a while. On your ride back to Talamone you able to enjoy the beauty of the Tuscan landscape once more. If the weather is calm, the Atlantis will set sail for the well-known beach town of Castiglione della Pescala where you anchor for the night.

      Day 4: Castiglione - Island Elba, Cavo, approx 55 km

      Today’s tour leads us form Castiglione della Pescala along quiet country roads into the Tuscan hinterlands. We find ourselves surrounded by incredible vineyards as far as the eye can see. A gentle climb brings us to the former Etruscan village of Vetulonia. In a rustic family run restaurant we stop to enjoy some house-made pasta and try some other local specialties. After the break we turn back towards the coastal plains with their expansive vineyards. In the afternoon we board the Atlantis and set sail for the north-eastern peninsula of Cavo on the Island of Elba.



      Day 5: Island Elba , Vavo - Porto Azzuro, approx. 21 km

      The third largest island after Sicily and Sardinia, Elba, is charming and abundant in nature and history. On our first ride on the island in the morning we have plenty of time to enjoy the islands diversity, take a coffee break and enjoy a swim in the ocean. Our destination is the former fishing village of Porto Azzuro. You will find the Atlantis on anchor in the bay. In the afternoon you can explore Porto Azzuro and its surroundings by yourself or enjoy a relaxing drink on board the Atlantis. 

      Day 6: Island Elba, Porto Azzuro - Island Giglio, approx. 20 km

      In the morning we set off on a ride to the hilltop village Capoliveri. In the historical town center, with its quaint allyways and peaceful atmosphere, we have time for a cappuccino break. Afterwards we can head back down to the coast and take a swim in the sea before heading back to Porto Azzuro where the Atlantis awaits. With the right wind, we can look forward to a longer sailing experience from Elba to the Island of Giglio. A beautiful Sunset dinner on the deck would be the perfect end to an exceptional day.

      Day 7: Island Giglio - Porto St. Stefano , approx. 20 km

      The Island Giglio lies in the far south of the Tuscan Archipelago and is a true gem. Mountains, forests, untouched nature, crystal clear water! Today’s tour offers us a challenge with a great reward as we ride from Giglio Porto to the central town of Giglio Castello – surrounded by an impressive medieval town wall. A rapid descent takes us to the other side of the island to Giglio Campese where the local sandy beach invites us for a splash. A switch back serpentine leads us back to Giglio Porto. Enjoy the last cruise on board the Atlantis as you set sail in the direction of Porot Santo Stefano. A celebratory evening meal in the company of fellow travelers, crew and guides offers a great atmosphere in which to enjoy the last evening together reflecting on the week. 

      Day 8: Porto St. Stefano

      Departure at 9am after breakfast followed either by an extended stay in Tuscany or an individual journey home.

      Important information

      We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Depending on the direction of the prevailing winds, this tour can also take place in reverse order.


      Airport: Rome Fiumincino (FCO), Pisa (PSA)

      Arrival from Rome

      A) Flixbus from Airport FCO – Orbetello approx. 1:45 h travels several times each day, continue with the local bus from Orbetello – Porto St. Stefano approx. 20 min:

      B) Flixbus from Airport FCO – Grossetto approx. 2:10 h, continue by train from Orbetello approx. 40 min:; or per local bus from Orbetello – Porto St. Stefano approx. 20 min:

      C) train from Airport FCO to Roma Termini 32 min (10-15 euros):,
      bus from Airport to Roma Termini 45 min (4-5 euros): ,
      Shuttle from Airport to Roma Termini 1 h (6-8 euros): – continue by train to Orbetello 2 h (10 – 25 euros)
      – continue by local bus from Orbetello – Porto St. Stefano approx. 20 min

      More options can be found and compared at:

      By private transfer: from 250 euros/car/one way, approx. 2 hours travel time

      Arrival from Pisa

      By public transport:

      Shuttle train from Airport PSA to Pisa Centrale 5 min (from 1,10 euros), departure between 6.53 a.m. and 9.03 p.m.:
      – continue by train from Pisa Centrale to Orbetello (Monte Argentario): approx. 2 hours, from 16,10 euros:
      – continue by local bus from Orbetello – Porto St. Stefano approx. 20 min:

      By private transfer: from 250 euros/car/one way, aprx. 2 hours travel time


      Minimum: 16
      Maximum: 34


      Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Cycle helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

      We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.30 m (4”3’)

      Characteristic features of Harbours & Places to drop anchor
      Our Tallship mostly does not fit into small fishing harbors and therefore spends the majority of their nights on anchor. This means that a dinghy transfer is necessary to get to land. Surefootedness and a certain degree of agility are required to get on and off the boat. Needless to say, our tour guides will lend you a helping hand. In general: Wind, swell and tidal differences have a significant influence on a Tallship journey

      Bringing Own Bike:
      Please be informed that only bringing normal trekking-/touring-/city-bikes is allowed. It is NOT possible to bring own E-bikes - those have to be rented; depending on availability.


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    • Included services:

      •    8-day-trip on a tallship with crew

      •    7 nights on a tallship in a standard double cabin with shower/toilet

      •    7 x halfboard

      •    Guided or individual cycling tours as described in itinerary

      •    Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)

      •    Bed linen and towel (incl. change of towel once a week)

      •    English and German speaking tour guide

      •    maps- and information matierial /cabin


    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit


      child until 16,99 years in own cabin -25%
      Bicycle & Equipment
      21-speed 80
      E-bike 180
      Additional nights
      (price upon request) -

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Welcome on Bord the Tallship ATLANTIS !

      At 57 x 7.5 m, 14 sails and over 750 sqm sail surface the Atlantis is a guaranteed eye catcher in every har-bour. Built in 1905 and christened Elbe 2, the Atlantis served faithfully as a light vessel in the North Sea, Germany.

      Afterwards she was elaborately restorated as a tallship for passenger cruises. The renovation featured a classy salon, a spacious upper deck including seats and a cocktail bar as well as 17 comfortable air conditioned guest cabins including a shower and toilet.

      The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the loving care of the inventory and to a helpful and greatly experienced crew.


      The 17 cabins of the Atlantis offer space for up to 34 guests. All cabins are equipped with two seperate ground-level beds as well as private shower and toilet. The cabin's interior is convenient and elegant.

      It provides enough space for storing your luggage and gives the cabin a maritime atmosphere. Central heating and air conditioning is available in every room.


      This tour includes half board. Due to the differing daily programs, some days will have no warm meals included while others will include both lunch and dinner on board. Breakfast is available on board every day.


      German, ENglish

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      We provide you the following bicycles:


      (Men- and Ladyframes in 4 different frame sizes:

      46 cm and 52 cm for ladies, 56 cm and 60 cm for men). Please be informed that we are only able to offer rental bikes starting with a body height of 150 cm.

      All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong "bite", 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable Selle Royal touring saddle

      Please Note: If you won´t be without your own saddle (without the post) or your own click pedals, please bring them with you and let your tour guide attach them to your rental bicycle..


      The e-bikes are characterized by their light weight (20kg without the battery installed) and their ability to ride in varying terrain. This model is fitted with a performance motor, the most advanced e-bike motor on the market. The range of the 500 WH battery is noticeably better than that of the previous model; Delhi Hybrid Pro 400. The 9 gears are perfectly in tune with the motor and are easy to operate

      Insurance for bike rental, payable locally

      Insurance against theft and damage of rental bikes:

      21-speed-hybrid-bike         10 Euro/week

      E-Bike Cube            20 Euro/week

      (not covered: wilful damage)

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.


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