Italy - tuscany

Cycle through the enchanting landscape of Tuscany, one of the most beautiful regions in Europe, with thriving vineyards and rolling hills that provide a stunning backdrop to your tour.

Experience renaissance art and great architecture in the lasn of great artists such as such as Leonardo da Vinci and the composer Giacomo Puccini. You'll cycle from one incredible view to the next.

Explore the famous towns of Pisa and Florence and discover the picturesque villages along the way.

The tour is self-guided and runs on Saturdays between April and September.

Itinerary & prices - see below

Getting here - we can arrange airport transfers from Pisa airport

 

 

  • Day 1: Pisa

    Individual arrival. The city is famous all over the world for its magic Piazza dei Miracoli with the characteristic leaning tower, the bell tower of the city cathedral.

    Part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1987, besides a large number of monuments it also offers the friendly and lively atmosphere of a university city.


  • Day 2: Pisa – Lucca (30/45 km)

    On day 2 you will be pedalling northwards along the river Serchio for an easy stage.

    For those who wish a slightly longer itinerary, there is the option of going towards Massaciuccoli Lake before reaching Lucca.


  • Day 3: Lucca – Montecatini (45 km)

    Through a panoramic road you reach the little village of Collodi and the town of Pescia. In Collodi, where the author of Pinocchio spent his childhood, you can visit the famous Pinocchio’s Park (created in 1962) and the aristocratic Villa Garzoni.

    In Pescia you can enjoy a quiet stroll among churches, palaces, Renaissance mansions and the local flower street market.


  • Day 4: Montecatini – Montecatini (60 km)

    Today’s route offers you again two possibilities. You can relax in one of the most famous thermal cities in Europe and stroll down the narrow lanes of the old city, which is situated on a hill and can be reached by a characteristic cable-railway.

    Otherwise a picturesque itinerary will lead you among villas of the Medici family, olive groves, vineyards and beautiful historical farms, going past Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci’s birthplace (visit to the museum possible).


  • Day 5: Montecatini – Florence (50/65 km)

    Today you have to choose either to start pedalling directly from Montecatini or to shorten the trip through a short train transfer to Pistoia, rich in Romanesque and Renaissance monuments (in particular churches) and having one of the most evocative squares in Italy: Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square). From here back onto the saddle, immersed in the Tuscan flatland, to reach Florence.


  • Day 6: Florence

    Free day.

    It will be up to you to decide how to spend your time in one of the world’s most beautiful cities!


  • Day 7: Florence – Empoli – Pisa (40/65 km by bike + 40/65 km by train)

    Today you can choose if either starting pedalling directly from Florence and reaching Pisa through a train transfer from Empoli or taking a train to Empoli and riding to Pisa along the river Arno.


  • Day 8: Pisa

    Departure after breakfast. 

    If you would like to add some additional days, we can arrange these for you - do get in touch - it is possible to have extra nights in Pisa



  • Cat A Italy Tuscany


    ROOMS FOR 1,2,3 & 4

    All rooms have en suite facilities. All category A hotels have air conditioning

    The hotels are selected based on their comfort, service as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any local sites that will be beneficial to be near - most are of a 3/4* standard

  • Cat B Italy Tuscany


    ROOMS FOR 1,2,3 & 4

    All rooms have en suite facilities. All category A hotels have air conditioning

    The hotels are selected based on their comfort, service as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any local sites that will be beneficial to be near - most are of a 3/4* standard ith the hotel in Lucca being a good 2*.

Cat A Italy Tuscany

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18/05/2019 08/09/2019 On request £821 REQUEST NOW
09/09/2019 27/09/2019 On request £794 REQUEST NOW
28/09/2019 19/10/2019 On request £723 REQUEST NOW

Cat B Italy Tuscany

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18/05/2019 08/09/2019 On request £732 REQUEST NOW
09/09/2019 27/09/2019 On request £706 REQUEST NOW
28/09/2019 19/10/2019 On request £634 REQUEST NOW
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Highlights

  • Leaning tower of Pisa
  • Pinocchio’s Park
  • Lucca
  • Florence - one of the world's most beautiful cities!

Essential info

  • Tours start on a Saturday between April and October
  • Tour starts in Pisa - good range of options in to the airport - prefer to take the train - ask us for a quote
  • Bike hire included - if you are bringing your own, let us know and we can adjust the prices

Whats included

  • 7-nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Luggage transportation
  • Route descriptions+Maps
  • 7-days Hotline service

What we like

  • Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people.
  • This tour features two of the world's most famous cities

Other things to consider

Do also budget for:

  • Local tax
  • lunches
  • flights
  • transfers (if required)

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Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

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