Port Giglio Island on the Tuscan Coast, Italy. Photo via TO

Sunset over Orbetello on the Tuscan Coast, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Gianfranco Vitolo

Guided Tuscan Coast and Islands Bike Tour

Italy Bike Tours

Bike Italy’s Tuscan Coast through seascapes, nature, and archaeology

  • This unique bike tour in Tuscany is like no other. Usually, we hear about the wines and cuisine of this region, but this unforgettable guided experience will showcase archaeological sites, sculpture, nature, and birdlife. From the World Wide Fund oasis of Orbetello, to the remains of the Roman city of Cosa, to the island of Giglio, this is not your typical Tuscany. As you gaze from cliffs overhanging the sea, view the colorful coves, bike and hike the isolated trails scented with balsamic, learn the history and art, this is the other side of Tuscany revealed.

    An added delight will be your visit to the island of Giglio, a hidden treasure surrounded by the Tyrrhenian sea.


    • Ansedonia: Archaeological site of city of Cosa (III BC), Archaeological Museum, Etruscan gorge, and Spacco della Regina (Queen's Splash) (III-II BC)
    • Monte Argentario: Convent of the Passionist Fathers
    • Porto Santo Stefano: Spanish Fortress (XVI c.)
    • Giglio Island: Ruins of Roman Villa (II c.), Giglio Castello (XII c.), Rocca (Fortress) Aldobrandeschi (XII c.), Church of St. Peter (XV c.), Treasure of Pope Innocent ( XVIII c.).
    • Giannutri: Remnants of Roman Villa and the ancient Port (II c.)

    Don’t forget that Tripsite also provides other amazing bike tours in Italy as well as many other bike tours in Europe.

  • Twin/double: $ 3231 £ 1599 $ 2,794 1749 $ 3298 kr 19713 $ 1,992 Single supplement: $ 818 £ 405 $ 708 443 $ 835 kr 4993 $ 505

    extra options

    Electric bike: $ 285 £ 141 $ 246 154 $ 290 kr 1736 $ 175 Extra night (s):
    Monte Argentario:
    Double/twin: $ 137 £ 68 $ 118 74 $ 140 kr 834 $ 84 Single supplement: $ 74 £ 37 $ 64 40 $ 75 kr 451 $ 46 Giglio Porto:
    Double/twin: $ 176 £ 87 $ 152 95 $ 179 kr 1071 $ 108 Single supplement: $ 92 £ 46 $ 80 50 $ 94 kr 564 $ 57

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Closest international airport to Orbetello-Monte Argentario is Rome Fiumicino (FCO) at 145 km distance.

    Local Travel

    From the airport, you can take a train to Roma Trastevere, at which you will transfer to the train to Orbetello. We can arrange a transfer (included) from Orbetello Train Station to your accommodations in Argentario.


    The climate in Tuscany is generally mild with differences depending on the geography of each area. The coast and valleys tend to have hotter summers than the hills or mountains although the coast benefits from breezes off the sea for cooler temperatures even in those warmer months. Please check local conditions before you travel. A good website to visit to explore regional weather conditions is weatherbase.com.


    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.

Skill Level

This is a guided hotel to hotel tour that comprises a hilly terrain with some challenging climbs on dirt and paved roads with little traffic. Bike lanes are being developed around Argentario. Total distance is 135 km over six days of cycling. Daily mileage is not excessive to allow you time to explore the archaeological aspects. Secondary roads are used and traffic is low in the period off season May/September when this tour is offered.

Where You’ll Stay

Your accommodations include an agriturismo in Argentario and boutique style hotels.

What’s Included

  • Accomodation for 7 nights with breakfast
  • 6 dinners (not included on Day 3)
  • One bilingual english-italian speaking tour leader on bike
  • Bike rental
  • Luggage transfer
  • Ferry to/from Giglio Island
  • Technical assistance
  • Informative material
  • Guided visits to archaeological site of Cosa, archaeological site “Il Tombolo di Feniglia”, Orbetello, and Giglio Castello
  • 30 gear hybrid trekking bikes with pannier bags

What’s Not Included

  • Travel to/from the point of departure/end of the tour,
  • 1 dinner
  • Drinks and lunches
  • Excursion to Giannutri Island
  • Entrances to parks and museums
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Local taxes
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance
Length8 days
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Tour Dates


Saturdays, May  23, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, September 5, and September 12, 2020
*Minimum number of participants to confirm a departure is 4. If your booking is for less than 4, please do not hesitate to ask us what the status of any departure is.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Day 1:  Argentario 
Day 2:  Argentario-Feniglia-Ansedonia-Argentario, 16 mi. (26 km)
Day 3:  Loop ride Argentario, 23 mi. (38 km) 
Day 4:  Porto Santo Stefano – Isola del Giglio, 10 mi. (16 km
Day 5:  Isola del Giglio – Giglio Castello – Punta Capel Rosso, 19 mi. (30 km) 
Day 6: 
Isola del Giglio – Giannutri – Isola del Giglio
Day 7:  Isola del Giglio – Campese, 16 mi. (25 km) 
Day 8:  Isola del Giglio – Porto Santo Stefano  

All distances are approximate.

Day 1:  Argentario 
Check in, settle in and enjoy your afternoon At 6 pm, you will enjoy a welcome aperitif and presentation of the tour followed by dinner with your group. Once an island, this rugged promontory became linked to the mainland by three slender, 6 km-long accumulations of sand, one of which now forms the isthmus of Orbetello. 

Day 2:  Argentario-Feniglia-Ansedonia-Argentario, 16 mi. (26 km)
Let the biking begin. First on the agenda is Feniglia, Ansedonia and the archaeological site of the city of Cosa. A visit to the archaeological excavations of the citadel and the National Archaeological Museum is on the agenda.  You will explore Orbetello, built on thin strip of land in the centre of a lagoon, it is a very unique location. The lagoon which surrounds Orbetello is part of a protected nature reserve and is one of the most uncontaminated areas of natural beauty in Tuscany. This day could be up to 50 kms if the group agrees. In this case, you can visit the sculpture park of Nikki de Saint Phalle. The two options are presented at the tour briefing and you can decide. The group can also split into two groups since there are two cycling guides.

Day 3:  Loop ride Argentario, 23 mi. (38 km) 
Today you will ride a loop around Argentario, beginning at the hotel at 9 am with visits to the Convent of the Passionist Fathers and Porto Santo Stefano included in the day's agenda.

Day 4:  Porto Santo Stefano – Isola del Giglio, 10 mi. (16 km) 
Biking begins at 9 am to Porto Santo Stefano. At 10:30 am, you embark on a one hour ferry transfer to the island of Giglio. You will visit  the Roman port and enjoy excursion to the beaches and coves of the east side of the island. It is a day with few km biking but intense and beautiful landscape. Dinner and overnight. 

Day 5:  Isola del Giglio – Giglio Castello – Punta Capel Rosso, 19 mi. (30 km) 
At 9 am, you depart to Giglio Castello, with its medieval fortification atop a mountain, after a visit there, you continue with a bike ride to explore the southern tip of the island from the lighthouse to the coves at Punta Capel Rosso. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Isola del Giglio – Giannutri – Isola del Giglio
Free day or enjoy an excursion by boat, departing at 10:30 am to the Isle of Giannutri, the southernmost island of the Tuscan Archipelago.You will enjoy a walking tour with a visit to the ruins of the Port and the Villa Domitia of the Roman era.  Dinner is not included this evening.  

Day 7:  Isola del Giglio – Campese, 16 mi. (25 km)  
9 AM we depart for the exploration of the west side of the island. The beaches of Cala Campese and the Allume. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8:  Isola del Giglio – Porto Santo Stefano 
1:30 pm ferry to Porto Santo Stefano.

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