The Knights who freed the Val D’Orcia from Ghino di Tacco

The Knights who freed Val D’Orcia</p> <p>from Ghino di Tacco

Siena – Tuscany

Where it takes place

San Quirico d’Orcia, Siena

Meeting place

Entrance of the Hotel Palazzuolo,
Via Santa Caterina da Siena


by bike


from 4 to 7 hours


Bicycle, photography, nature and cuisine


According to the needs of cost and duration for adults, families, individuals and groups up to 8 people. Possibility to rent e-bikes

The Story to live together

1400: Ghino di Tacco holds the territory in check preventing the kitchens of the village being supplied. The Lord of the village hires a handful of valiant knights to recover food and feed the population. The knights, through the fields of the Val d’Orcia, run through less traveled streets, without being found by the terrible Ghino. They can in this way get everything they need to celebrate the success of the mission after they return to the village.
Join the knights who want to help feed the village and get rid from the evil feudal lord!

Michele, Experiential Tourism Operator

Hi, I’m Michele, I’m cycle tourist guide. I will take you to the discovery of the marvelous Val d’Orcia riding your “cycled horse”, with your camera you will be able to capture postcard panoramas and the fruits of this land. Finally you will learn how to cook an ancient recipe typical of my area to celebrate the challenge together.

Lingua parlata ItalianoInglese

Artès MIchele

What we can do together

  • Meeting with Michele and appointment of the “Knights”
  • Departure by bicycle for the Val D’Orcia. Total route of about 28 km and 700 meters of elevation gain, approximate duration 2h 30m
  • Cooking class of a typical Tuscan recipe
  • Typical lunch or aperitif
  • Awarding and celebrations



Please note

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.
Bicycles not included, possibility to rent them on the spot, upon request at the time of booking

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