Activities and Attractions in Chianti
• Bike the Chianti Wine Region
Discover this corner of Tuscany by bike is the starting point of an extraordinary trip. Biking on roads for those who would like to enjoy a slow life at 20km per
hour; a land made of routes and trails which go through hamlets, gentle hills, cities of art and untouched places. Our Holiday Home is part of the Route of L’Eroica hotel selection and we can offer privileged access to be signed up or to get all the information you need to ride out of season the Eroica route. Our selected partner are the ideal solution for renting all kind of bycicles from the classic ones, to the mountain bike or the latests Power assisted Hybrid Bike. We are able also to organize bike tour to discover wineries and trails with certified guide. With your own bike or a rented one, Borgo Argenina is a real paradise for bikers of all ages.
• Horse Back Riding
Discover our region on horseback means be completely immersed in the nature leaving the usual itinerary. The selected horseriding centres around Borgo Argenina are able to provide different solution for beginners or experts and special activities for kids. We will be happy to give you all the information you might need before your arrival or during your stay.
• Hiking from Borgo Argenina
How about hiking from Borgo Argenina to Brolio Castle? For most of our guests this is a ‘MUST’, and a great way to experience the very special Chianti atmosphere. This leisurely walk on a country road through the vineyards takes you past Lucignano Castle dating back to IIX A.D., Torricella, a gorgeous house where Galileo Galilei lived, Nebbiano Church, with its beautiful porch, and the breathtaking stone farm house where Bertolucci shot ‘Stealing Beauty’.
If you set off after breakfast at about 10:00, you should reach Brolio Castle (Chianti Classico’s birthplace) at around 12:30, just in time to visit Barone Ricasoli’s winery and have lunch at the Castle’s restaurant, ‘Osteria del Castello’. They serve delicious Tuscan delicacies accompanied by their Chianti Classico wines.
• ‘Go with Flo’ Your Tour Guide in Tuscany
City walking guided tours and countryside tours
Discover the best of Siena and its Province with a city walking tour with Flo: San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and more! Siena and countryside tours can be tailored to your personal interests, city highlights, history, art, culture, artisan crafts and to the delicious food and makers of this region. Wherever she goes, go with Flo!
Arrangements can be made for a hotel pick-up.
• Transfer services and private driver
If you prefer not to drive during your Tuscany stay, or just need suggestions for a private transfer we can help you with driving services. Please contact Fiorenza here: Email here
• Tours by Roberto
Joinable Minivan Countryside tours in Tuscany
Spend a wonderful day touring with Roberto Bechi and his excellent and knowledgeable team. Roberto is Rick Steve’s favorite guide and his company Tours by Roberto creates wonderful off-the beaten path experiences inside the Tuscan hills.
Arrangements can be made for a hotel pick-up in the morning and you’ll be back to Borgo Argenina at about 4pm, ready to enjoy a glass of Chianti Classico wine in the sunset or to cook with us.
• Go Truffle Hunting with Giorgio
During your stay with us at Borgo Argenina, walk 2 km to Monti and go taste Paola & Giorgio’s delicious Tuscan specialties at La Taverna del Tartufaio. Paola & Giorgio are great cooks and gracious hosts.
Giorgio is also an expert truffle hunter. During truffle season, he often ventures out with his son and his dogs, looking for truffles in his secret places in the Chianti woods. It’s a wonderful experience to accompany them, but I can’t intervene, as I know Giorgio is very jealous of his secret spots. Ask him face-to-face if you want to go, and if you’re lucky…he might take you with him! Another word of warning: he will pick you up at Borgo Argenina at 5:00 in the morning!
Giorgio is hunting truffles. We #love to eat at his restaurant in Monti. Book truffle hunting with him, but be prepared to wake up at h5.00 in the morning!Posted by Elena Borgo Argenina on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
• Don’t miss a Gelato!
When wandering through the narrow streets of the Tuscan hill towns, be sure to include a stop at a gelateria artigianale to taste the best gelato of your life! The local gelaterie make their gelato on site (you can even watch them do it!), from all-fresh ingredients. Don’t miss their bacio, a super-creamy milk chocolate with nuts, the pistacchio, the frutti di bosco, and the zabaione with marsala are to die for!
• Tuscan Wine School – Siena
If you want to learn more about Tuscany’s wines, join the Wine School for an interesting wine tasting session. You will learn more about our wines from beautiful Tuscany, steeped in tradition and unique flavours. Don’t miss the walking tour of Siena with stops in some of the best food shops.
Reviews from Tripadvisor:
“Fantastic!” by Joanne M.
We usually do walking/food/culture tours in the cities we visit. This one was terrific. The best patisseries, gelato, coffee, wine, etc. The guide was very knowledgeable. Well worth our time and money. Thanks.
“Enjoyable evening” by Anne B.
Learned a lot about wine. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the class and will try to use what we learned
“Great Learning Expereince” by Gerod B.
It was a tremendous amount of fun starting off our week of wine tours at the school. It was very educational and helped us as we went to the different regions around Tuscany. The wine we got to try was amazing as well!
• Ballooning in Tuscany
Drift above Siena and Chianti in a Balloon
Welcome to Ballooning in Tuscany! Let us show you the real authentic Tuscany from a wicker basket thousands of feet up in the air, looking down at forests, vineyards and historic towns. Then let us serve you a glass or two of our wine and, to make your day even more memorable, breakfast with pastries freshly made by our local bakery.
• Relax in the Roman Hot Springs
There are a number of natural hot springs located in hill towns in our area: Terme di Rapolano, Terme di Petriolo, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and others.
The thermal baths have been used since Etruscan and Roman times and are known to have been a favorite relaxation spot for Lorenzo de Medici the Magnificent. Stop for a couple of hours and take a dip in the hot springs like a VIP from the past!
• A fascinating stop at the Chianti Sculpture Park
The Chianti Sculpture Park is immersed in 17 acres of woods, and houses works from all over the world. It was conceived and built by Rosalba and Piero Giadrossi, both passionate about contemporary art. After five years of hard work, the park was opened to the public in May 2004. Take a relaxing walk along the path and admire international modern art set in the beautiful backdrop of the Tuscan landscape.