The knights who freed Val d’Orcia from Ghino di Tacco robberies (Cycling in Tuscany)

Meeting Place:

via Santa Caterina da Siena, in front of Hotel Palazzuolo, S. Quirico d'Orcia


3.00 pm - 7.00 pm



How we move:

By bycicle

Artès Michele

Economist, Primary teacher, Guide for cycling tourism and mountain bike Guide, passionate for history, nature and food


Michele is glad to share with you his passion for bike tours, photography, places of history, nature and cooking.


Families and individuals, bike riding lovers, nature fans, people interested in legends and appreciators of good Tuscany cooking. This tour suits people trained at middle level in bike riding.


  • The participants are assigned as “Knights of this Mission” in front of the house of His Lordship Michele
  • The group, photocamera at hand, discovers, riding on "cycling horses" the amazing landscapes of Valdorcia and in the trip shoots images and picks wild fruit offered by the earth useful to feed all the village starving population
  • A complete course of 28 Km and 700 metres with difference of altitude, and of approximate duration of 2h 30m
  • Following the success of the venture, everybody takes part in a feast with a typical aperitif at the House of Lord Michele
  • At the end everyone will receive the gratitute of his Lordship and a certificate for the shown courage
  • Photos and videos are shared on Artés social networks, where you can share further knightly adventures!


1400: Gino di Tacco, the sanguinary robber, ravages the area preventing the delivery of food supplies to the village: people are starving and the village lordship is engaging brave heart knights to get the food back and save their folks. The knights ride through Valdorcia territories, avoiding to be seen by Ghino. The knights manage, with a wise strategy, to provide everything needed, and return to the village to feast together the mission triumph.
Let also you be one of the knights who contributes to feed the village folks and frees them from the terrible robber!
His Lordship of the village, Michele, comes with you to discover Valdorcia, riding on your “cycled horse“ and in the end you will feast, making toasts together with the other knights taking part in the venture, all united at house of Michele.


Children under 14 must be accompained by an adult during all the experience time
If you have allergies or intollerances, please inform us in advance


Animation of the Artès operator and cycling guidance through Valdorcia, aperitif and final participation award.


everything that is not clearly included
It is partecipants’ responsibility to arrive at the venue with their own bicycles and cameras