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Below you can discover some of the various activities to participate in when staying with us at BelSentiero. Feel free to ask us for advice or for assistance to book these activities for you.

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Cooking with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients is a tradition that runs deep in the Val d'Orcia. Let us help to arrange a cooking lesson for you with a local instructor!

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We are very close to the top Italian wine regions of the Brunello and Montepulciano. Depending on your preferences we can advise on which wineries to visit or you can join one of our Food & Wine Experience or wine packages!

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Cheese farm

The Val d'Orcia and in particular Pienza is famous for its pecorino sheep's cheese. So what better than to visit a cheese farm and try the different cheeses available!

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Every year we arrange a number of Food & Wine Experience tours that are one week long and show-case the very best that the area has to offer. We also have a number of short-stay packages available, either on a self-driving or with driver basis.

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The Val d'Orcia is a fantastic area for walking and trekking, with the Francigena pilgrim route running through the middle of the valley. Guided walking tours of cities such as Siena can also be arranged.

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Spa days

The Val d'Orcia contains a number of spa towns built around hot water thermal springs. Some of the spa hotels in these towns are open for day visitors, perfect for a spa day where you can enjoy the thermal pools and also get a massage!

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Italy has numerous festivals celebrating everything that life has to offer, from cultural and religious festivals to food and wine festivals (especially in fall after the harvest). So be sure to check what festivals are taking place at the time you're visiting.



The Val d'Orcia is popular both for competitive cycling as well as leisure cycling (especially e-biking in the valley and mountain biking on Mont Amiata). So take your pick as to which you prefer!

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Every year in May the Tuscan Crossing series of marathons take place in the beautiful setting of the Val d'Orcia. The low undulating hills of the valley are also a popular training ground for runners.

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