- A minimum of two participants is required for the tour to proceed.
- Quad bike tours are available throughout the year.
- Tours start and end from the train stations in Siena or Arezzo or Florence.
An Unforgettable Journey
This once-in-a-lifetime tour allows you to experience a section of the famous ‘L’Eroica’ (literal translation: ‘the heroic’) as you take to a quad bike and drive freely through the Tuscan countryside before stopping to sample the mouth-watering local produce.
You can choose to be picked up from the train station at Siena, Arezzo or Florence, from where your driver will take you to what is widely regarded as the pièce de résistance of Tuscany: Crete Senesi. It is here at this mesmerizing place, which is located just 20 minutes’ drive from Siena, that you will pick up your quad bike and be provided with a brief overview of the planned activities. Once you have become accustomed to your machine, we will hit the road and start our awe-inspiring journey across undeveloped landscape and mountainous paths that shine in the bright sun of Tuscany. On this remarkable four-hour tour, you will head deep into the Tuscan countryside, where you have an opportunity to learn more about the history and geography of this fascinating area while also viewing some truly memorable landscapes.
Lunch will be time well spent at a local winery, where you can sample some of the area’s delicious wines and enjoy some sumptuous local fare that has been lovingly produced with ingredients direct from the nearby farms. You will then be returned to your meeting point, where the tour will conclude, and we will bid you a fond farewell.
The world that you encounter to the south of Crete Senesi and southeast of Val d’Orcia and Siena is a place that will remain with you for the rest of your life. Due to the grey appearance of the gently sloping clay hills in the region, many people have compared it to the surface of the moon. These mounds are what remains of the Pliocene sea, a vast area of water that was formed millions of years ago by the unremitting erosion of sediment. You will be greeted by the past at every corner you turn in Crete Senesi. Also known as the Desert of Accona, in this fascinating area, you’ll encounter what remains of ancient cultures and medieval towns from eras gone by. You will also have a valuable opportunity to engage in a range of activities and celebrate local festivals as you enjoy everything this area of Tuscany has to offer.
- Experience a 4 hours adventure by Quad bike on the Tuscan’s hills
- Be a free spirit in nature and explore the biggest biodiversity in the world, Tuscan landscapes near of Siena
- Enjoy the delicious Tuscany food and wine from the local winery
- Departures-Guarantee with a minimum of 2 guests
- Available every time of the year
- Starts/Ends from Siena/Arezzo/Florence train station
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:
The prices are per person:
pick up/drop off
Deposits and balance of payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal.
25% deposit to confirm
Balance due 30 days before the starting of the tour
A payment of the tour indicates an acceptance of all the conditions.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:
Pick up at 8:00 am. The tour is a 4 hours tour.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per tour to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority. Minimum of participants: 2 people.
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:
1) Professional bi-lingual tour guide for the whole time to assist you for any issue.
2) Wine tasting at the local winery
3) Lunch to a local Tuscany farm
4) Pick up and drop off
5) Transport by a quad bike.
6) Insurance for the vehicle
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST
All items not detailed in inclusions
All transfers other than to the local train station
– Children must be accompanied by an adult
– Minimum age is 18 years
– Adult pricing applies to all travelers
– May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
– Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
– A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
– Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
– A maximum of 8 people per booking
– Not recommended for pregnant women
– Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
To drive a quad, you must have a valid Driving Licence, that must be shown at the beginning of the tour. The age limit to your passenger is 3 years. The quad does not require any special skills, a guide will carry out a short briefing, if the same results indicating a potentially hazardous situation due to inexperience and / or irresponsibility of the driver in driving the vehicle will have full authority to interrupt the excursion.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per week to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority.
Tours and tariffs are subject to change.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
The value of the transaction may be subject to taxes, duties, foreign transaction, currency exchange or other fees.
Prices and tariffs quoted for the tours are subject to change without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as significant currency fluctuations.
You are required to purchase your own travel insurance to cover cancellation coverage, airline tickets, trip delay, lost luggage or any potential medical expenses, personal accident and sickness, emergency repatriation and personal liability. It is advisable to take specific cover for ambulance through the respective State ambulance providers or through their own private health insurance.
Please note that travellers on Tuscany Untouched tours must have comprehensive travel insurance. We will require evidence including policy number, insurers name and emergency contact number before we finalise your booking.
Most medieval towns were built as hilltop fortifications, so you will find some challenging climbs. There is a lot of walking on our tours and you will spend a lot of time on your feet while sightseeing. Age is not important as long as you are physically fit and a strong walker. Our tours are not suited for anyone who has problems with knees, back, heart or obesity
Our recommended tours and dates, as listed on our web site, are guaranteed once a booking is confirmed. Your additional expenses will be for non-included meals, moderate tipping where appropriate, and personal sightseeing or shopping.LIMIT OF LIABILITY:
No responsibility is accepted for any loss, expense, accident, injury, or damage to any person or property due to the actions or omissions of any person, or any cause, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of terrorism, war, strikes, defects in machinery, breakdown of equipment, weather, quarantine, negligence, loss of baggage, or other causes beyond our control, such losses being the responsibility of the guest.
MEMBERSHIP ON TOUR:
Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd reserves the right to accept, reject, or not retain any person as a tour participant whose condition or general deportment impedes the operation of the tour or, in the opinion of the tour manager, affects the rights and enjoyment of other guests. A guest not retained on tour shall have no cause for complaint or refund, and shall bear any and all extra expenses that ensue.
All information on this website is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. However, we reserve the right to make changes in accommodations, visits, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable. Delays or itinerary changes caused by strikes, bad weather, traffic, or other unforeseen circumstances are beyond our control and we are not obliged to pay guests compensation.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Just a reminder that travel on Tuscany Untouched trip requires a degree of flexibility, and you should understand that the trip’s route, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Tuscany Untouched PTY LTD deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or re-routing any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to you if the reason for any alteration is outside Tuscany Untouched’ control.
While travelling with Tuscany Untouched you agree to accept the authority of the leader at all times. You are aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. You understand that Tuscany Untouched reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain any person as a member of the group at any time. To the best of Tuscany Untouched’s knowledge, these third parties are qualified to perform the duties they are contracted to perform. However Tuscany Untouched will not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the behaviour of these third parties. Tuscany Untouched will not accept responsibility or liability for any traveller who contravenes any law or regulation of any country visited. No employee, servant or agent of Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd has authority to vary these conditions.
CONFIRMATION BOOKING FORM
All Tuscany Untouched travellers on group trips must sign a Booking Form. Please note that signing the form is a pre-requisite of travelling with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd. The wording of this form follows.
“I understand that touring with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd may involve risks (and rewards) above and beyond those encountered on a more conventional holiday, and that I am undertaking a physical trip with inherent dangers. I understand that I am travelling to geographical areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard I am used to at home or would find on a conventional holiday. I have read and understood the Tuscany Untouched tour notes for the trip I am undertaking and have provided details of any pre-existing medical conditions I have to Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd representatives. I accept these risks and obligations and I fully assume the risks of travel. I release Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd from any liabilities connected to these risks to the maximum extent permitted by law.”
Our tours are not pet friendly