Sport, wellness and culture
For those who love walking outdoors, bike rides, relax at the spa or the many cultural offers, the Crete Senesi and Tuscany in general offer all this within a territory of timeless charm, where mind and heart find safe refreshment.
A bike ride with the family, a walk through the olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields is an experience to be tried.
From the Crete Senesi you can easily and quickly reach many villages and different cities full of secular history that offer cultural events of the highest quality.
Trekking along the Via Francigena
A unique experience for body and mind: chasing horizons, between clay formations and rolling hills, isolated farms, and works of art, evidence of a landscape shaped by time and man.
Going along secondary roads, dirt roads with asphalted stretches, and paths, it will still seem today to experience the ancient origin of this territory, an excursion that will take you through one of the most characteristic and authentic landscapes of Tuscany, the Crete Senesi.
The experience can become extraordinary with the crossing in search of the nearby Via Francigena, one of the roads that led from Western Europe to Rome and from here proceeded to the ports of embarkation for the Holy Land, a destination for pilgrims and crusaders, which will discover endless landscapes.
A day at the spa: relax and wellness
Rapolano Terme: is a must for all those who want to breath the authentic and genuine atmosphere that even today the Crete Senesi can give and perhaps restore their body with the waters of the Terme di San Giovanni or Terme the Antica Querciolaia.
Bagno Vignoni: is one of the most evocative medieval villages of the Val d'Orcia, a thermal oasis where you will feel treated and pampered, surrounded by the feeling of relaxation and well-being that characterizes this corner of Tuscany.
Train and nature through the south of Tuscany
Travel on the vintage train with steam locomotive through breathtaking landscapes of the hilly landscape of the Crete Senesi and Val d'Orcia, each season has a different color, with excursion on the ground to participate in village festivals.
The Crete Senesi by bike
Crossing the Crete Senesi by bike is a unique experience, one of the most interesting itineraries of Tuscany in terms of landscape. One has the sensation of going out of the time, in a landscape made of gullies and fields immersed in absolute silence where time and space seem to expand indefinitely.
The route of the Eroica leads from Asciano to Castelnuovo Berardenga following a dirt road, with hils and descents, immersed in the typical colors of the clay through a landscape of beauty that is difficult to find elsewhere.
You can rent bicycles at the Borgo La Pievina Agritourism (reservation required).