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Distance: 42-58 kmDay 6: Rest day in Volterra with optional bicycle rideHighlights: Etruscan archaeologicalsite, Volterra, optional loop rideThis is a day for cycling into the hills surrounding Volterra, land of the ancient Etruscans, or a relaxing day strolling through town with a visit to the Etruscan archaeological site and museum. Those wanting to bicycle can leave early to make it back to Volterra for lunch or can take it easy in the morning and enjoy lunch in one5
of the small hilltop towns. We'll offer ashuttle late morning for those wanting to avoid the climb back into Volterra! Dinner on your own.Distance: 52-68 kmDay 7: Bicycle from Volterra to SienaHighlights: Cycle through Central Tuscan landscapes and rolling terrain, farewell dinner in historic SienaOur bike ride today takes us through the picturesque clay hills of southwestTuscany. Here, lonely shepherds guardtheir flocks and the occasional cypress tree punctuates the horizon. As we near Siena, olive trees and vineyards carpet the hills. Spend the rest of the day exploring Siena. This fascinating medieval city once rivaledFlorence for supremacy in central Italy, and today retains its old-world charm. We'll enjoy a great farewell dinner together this evening.Distance: 70 kmDay 8: Our bicycle tour ends in SienaHighlights: Create your own cyclingmemories in ItalyYou are on your own after breakfast this morning. It is only a quick train ride from Siena to Florence, where you can catch trains going all directions. Our tour library is availableto you for post-tour planning. Perhapsyou'll go north to Venice, or south to Rome? Whatever your choice, have a 6