Grade

Easy

Accommodation

3* and 4* Hotels

Price 3* and 4* Hotels

From €710

Bike hire

€230 E bike

Bike hire

€115 Trekking bike

Bike hire

€235 Carbon Wilier GTR

Rear bags

€18

Front bags

€28

When

March 1- October 31

From: 710

Description

Classic Tuscany Cycle Trip

Self guided Classic Tuscany Cycle Trip. From March 1 until October 31
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Self guided Classic Tuscany Trip on E bike or Trekking bike

Cycle a wonderful bike trip in Tuscany. This E Bike or Trekking bike trip features all the highlights of Tuscany. This Classic Tuscany trip allows bikers to cycle “off the beaten path” which is especially relevant because you see Tuscany from a completely different point of view. Besides the art and the glory of Pisa, Florence and Lucca this cycling trip combines exploring charming villages in the countryside with some physical action! You cycle due to enchanting towns where nature’s charms combine with the wonders of art and the pleasure of the excellent Italian cuisine. The classic Tuscany bicycle Trip begins in Pisa and from here you cycle to the medieval town of Lucca. The last stop will be in Florence. This city is world famous for its art and Italian culture. On your way through Tuscany you will find characteristic old villages and of course the rolling Tuscan countryside.

Visit the best of Tuscany on your bike in 8 days

  • Charming (3* and 4* hotels) where you will be able to relax
  • Baggage transport- The base in Lucca guarantee a direct assistance
  • Cycle through medieval villages, small inhabited towns, and spectacular landscapes that’s Tuscany!
  • Lucca and its countryside deserve another sightseeing tour along the local roads
  • The new Lucca-Montecatini stage is mostly developed along the local wine roads of Lucca
  • Montecatini Terme is well known for its ancient thermal baths and wellness centres
  • The medieval town of Lucca; Lucca “the town of 100 churches”
  • Visit the UNESCO world Heritage city of Pisa
  • Discover the world famous city of Florence
  • Fantastic scenery, perfect roads and fine food makes Italy a road cycling paradise!
Day 1
Check in
Check in around 14.00 at your charming hotel in Lucca. There will be a briefing, bike setting, GPS and maps delivery. Airport - railway transfers from Pisa or Florence airport (on request). Overnight in Lucca.
Day 2
Lucca to Pisa - Lucca 58 km - altitude flat
The tour starts from Lucca, leaving the Lucca walls behind you and cycle along Arno river to reach an ancient aqueduct. You will start biking on Puccini's bike way up to San Giuliano Terme (ancient thermal baths) and Monti Pisani which separate Lucca from Pisa. Following over quite country roads you will finally reach Pisa historical centre. Time to visit the town and leaning tower so time to take some important pictures. On your way back you will see charming villages like Nozzano Castello an ancient hamlet maintaining. Soon you will seeing the famous walls of Lucca again.
Day 3
Lucca to Montecatini Terme 48 km - altitude 250m
The new Lucca-Montecatini stage is mostly developed along the local wine roads of Lucca and Montecarlo d.o.c. areas. Its a nice opportunity to taste good wines and taste local Tuscan specialities. Montecarlo is a medieval village on a short hill famous for its wines, different from Chianti thanks to a large cultivation of French grapevines, coupled with Sangiovese. The road to Montecatini goes then over very low traffic roads on the plains and soon you arrive Montecatini Terme where you need to enjoy the famous night-life and excellent local restaurants.
Day 4
Montecatini Terme to San Miniato 47 km - altitude 170m
We were speaking about Montecatini Terme night-life, but the town is mainly known because of its famous and ancient thermal baths and wellness centres. So we suggest to enjoy the hot natural baths or relax in a swimming pool before starting the next tour. This stage will bring you to San Miniato biking along the Padule di Fucecchio trough marshy areas with special fauna rich in migratory birds. The last stretch is along the Arno river via Francigena. Besides the historical art interest, San Miniato is also famous for its annual festival devoted to the precious white truffle which is harvested in this area. Try some at the local shops and restaurants.
Day 5
San Miniato to Vinci to Poggio alla Malva 45 km - altitude 250m
Today's ride is a great tour around the rural scenery where Lonardo Da Vinci was born and his genius developed. Your will cycle from San Miniato to Cerreto Guidi and Vinci over light rolling hills; In Vinci you cannot miss the chance to visit Leonardo Da Vinci museum, Who loves can go uphill a little more to the country house where Leonardo was born. Come back down to the river and follow the banks of the Arno River again, you will arrive at Montelupo Fiorentino, a nice small village. From here continue along the river until the feet of Poggio alla Malva, an old hunting estate by Medici of Florence. Here a steep climb will lead you Poggio alla Malva. At the latter you can enjoy the view overlooking the Arno and Pesa valley. Because of the rolling hills this is the most challenging cycling day of your Classic Tuscany cycling trip.
Day 6
Poggio alla Malva to Firenze 22 km altitude 50m
Poggio alla Malva is not far from Florence, the first part of today you cycle over the local road to reach Parco dei Renai, a green area with a nice lake. From here starts the path along the river far away from the busy roads ending at Parco delle Cascine, a green quarter of Florence, where the bike way starts following the Lungarno (street following the Arno river inside the town – they are both in Florence and Pisa). Once in the city centre you will have the time to visit all the attractions, historical squares, buildings, museums and churches. You stay 2 days in Florence.
Day 7
Firenze circuits 20 km - altitude 250m
Florence would deserve a lot of time to be complitely enjoyed...you can take advantage of this additional day to relax and walk in freedom through the hundreds narrow streets of the city center or have a chance to ride up the hills around to see the town from a different point of view. We suggest two different itineraries one in the south and one in the north. The first circuit will bring you along the Arno park and then up to Piazzale Michelangelo - a terrace over Florence with fantastic views – San Miniato al Monte and down to Palazzo Pitti, the residence of Medici family. The second itinerary goes up to an highest point of view, to Fiesole, a beautiful village which offers a magnificent panorama of the city from its hilltop position. Only one climb, in this case, but longer...Fiesole unites the beauty of the landscape with a remarkable cultural heritage evidenced in the Etruscan and Roman remains (18-20 km).
Day 8
Departure day
After enjoying Florence again in the morning, you can easily go back to Pisa in an hour by train or leave directly from Florence (leaving the bikes at the hotel) unless you prefer to extend your holiday relaxing some more days in the countryside or in one of the main towns of the tour. Transfers to the railway station or the airports of Pisa & Florence can be made (on request).

Airport

  • Florence international Airport is named after one of the most famous Italians – Amerigo Vespucci. There is no train connection with the airport. From Florence railway station there are good connections to all kinds of cities in Italy. The airport is lies only four kilometers away from Florence. Shuttle buses leaving every 30 minutes. Florence airport is only 80 kilometres away from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei.
  • Pisa Airport is 2 kilometres from Pisa, 20 kilometres from Lucca and 80 kilometres from Florence. You can find the train station just outside the terminal. Pisa Airport lies directly on the highway Florence-Pisa-Livorno. Because the airport is so close to the city a ride to the center of Pisa does not take more than 10 minutes.

Trains

  • Lucca’s train station is situated on the south side of town in Piazza Ricasoli. Lucca is on the Florence-Viareggio train line, with frequent service to Florence. The ride takes one hour and 10 minutes to Lucca from. Also Buses run daily to Lucca as well, and leave from Piazza Verdi next to the tourist office.



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  • March: €710,00
  • April, July, August, October: €785,00
  • May, June, September: €805,00

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  • 7 nights in 3* and 4* star hotels
  • Lucca (x2), Montecatini Terme, San Miniato, Signa, Firenze (x2);
  • All breakfast
  • Gps (with batteries) and maps
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Emergency numbers
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Insurance & Airfares
  • E bike Lady-Men Models €230
  • Trekking bike €115
  • Carbon Wilier GTR € 235
  • Helmet €10
  • Front bags €28 & Rear bags €18
  • Single supplement from € 290
  • Third person -30 %

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