About the area
Gaiole in Chianti is situated in a strategic position , is a good starting point for various half day excursions, beginning with a visit of the Castles, pride of the locals, Rocca di Castagnoli, Castello di Cacchiano, Castello di Meleto, Castello di Spaltenna, Castello di San Donato in Perano and Castello di Brolio of course.
Changing destination but not the wonderful scenario of the countryside, is a visit of the lovely, tiny stone hamlet of Vertine, of San Sano with houses adorned with colorful geraniums, or Radda in Chianti a beautiful, small medieval town with defensive walls, tower houses and narrow streets or Badia a Coltibuono, an Abbey lived by Vallombrosan friars until the end of the 17th century and an hotel nowadays .
Why not mention the Terme di Rapolano, a small town in the province of Siena, famous for its thermal baths, a perfect place to relax and recharge body, mind and spirit Vineyards, countries with castles and abbeys, but above all a dense network of dirt roads, make the Chianti, like other areas of Tuscany, a perfect place for simple trips, for beginners or children, for the athletic training of cyclists.
The routes can be practiced with racing bikes, hybrid bikes and mountain bikes, although the topography of the area lends itself to be traveled by mountain bike or good trekking bikes.
The white roads allow to keep a low speed and then to enjoy the view and the historical and artistic beauties that are encountered along the route. The ideal is to also stage the various wineries or farmhouses, where you can taste wine and typical products of Tuscan cuisine.