EXCURSIONS

THROUGH VINEYARDS, OLIVE GROVES AND PINE FORESTS

HIKING
In spring when the fruit trees are blossoming and the vineyards awake from hibernation, Tuscany is best discovered by foot. Peace surrounds the soul and from the tuscan hills the world looks like a different one. Majestic, graceful and harmonic.

Just throw on your hiking boots and start walking upfront your doorstep right beneath the olive trees. Obey the beautiful colours, following the well-known pilgrimage path ‘Via Fracigena’ while picking cherries from the trees or just enjoying the view on a medieval town. Hiking can be so special and diverse. And so distinct is spring in Tuscany. And if you tell us what you would like to discover, we are more than happy to help out with information, recommendations and maps. We might accompany you for a little while, since we also enjoy the smell of nature, blossoming meadows and the vital forests.

For your hikes we recommend planning in some more time since you could pass by a remote farm which invites to stay. Take off you hiking boots and have a sip of wine. Leave words behind and let emotions be your guidance. Feel small amidst the immensity of the region and at the same time as the world is yours. Enjoy this special feeling of freedom. Everything is as it should be.

OUR HIKING RECOMMENDATION
Walk along the ‘Via Francigena’ the oldest and most important pilgrimage route in the world. With its lengths of 1600km it already connected Canterbury with Rome in early medieval times. It was used for pilgrims from all over Europe as a connection to visit the grave of apostle Peter. In general the ‘Via Francigena’ is one of the main testimonials of medieval times. It strengthened the exchange of different cultures as a connection between Italy and the rest of Europe.

The old pilgrim’s path from England to France, Switzerland and Italy to Rome was declared cultural route by the Council of Europe in the year of 1994. The Via Francigena also passes by San Gimignano and that is why you can start straight from the villa i pini.

BIKING
Biking through unique Tuscany. Passing by abandoned ruins and lonely country houses. Along vineyards and green meadows. Through silent valleys and breathtaking hills including impressive views. Over soft forest soil, at ground level hills or loose gravel. The mountain bike trails in Tuscany are diverse and challenging.

Taking a break. The different colours and smells. Followed by a cold drink on the piazza of a medieval town. Biking in San Gimignano is that beautiful.

SAFE BIKING VACATION IN SAN GIMIGNANO
Tuscany is a biker’s paradise including altitude differences. You should bring along a little bit of physical fitness and the appropriate outfit. We take care of everything else. A professional mountainbike including delivery at i pini. A safe place to store your bike. Help in choosing your route. Fresh. home-made and healthy lunch bags to go. And if you want our winemaker Marco will accompany you to some of the most beautiful spots. Exciting conversations included. This only exists at the villa i pini in San Gimignano.

OUR TRAIL RECOMMENDATION
Begin at the organic – agritourism i pini and pass by our vineyard. A gravel road bringst you to the most northern part of San Gimignano. From there you can bike further to Pancole to reach Certaldo. Rest a little in this tiny town, which is located off the beaten track on a hill. Leave Certaldo into the direction of San Gimignano and Petrogano.  Follow the signs to Cusona and Montefalconi. Afterwards the Via Vecchia will guide you back to i pini. Around San Gimignano there are plenty of trails, since who wants to ride the same route twice?

Make a reservation for your biking vacation in San Gimignano and discover the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany on two wheels.

RESTAURANT

PLANT BASED
AND ORGANIC

LIVING

AT HOME WITH
WINE MAKERS