Grade

Moderate

Accommodation

3* and 4* Hotels

Price 3* and 4* Hotels

from €435

Bike hire

€150 E bike

Bike hire

€80 Trekking bike

Bike hire

€175 Carbon Wilier GTR

Rear bags

€10

Front bags

€16

When

March 1- October 31

From: 435

Description

Lucca to Florence cycling Tour

Lucca to Florence cycling Tour. From March – October
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Lucca to Florence cycling Tour on E bike or Trekking bike

Lucca to Florence is the “Classic” Tour of Tuscany. You will cycle from the Tuscan city of Lucca all the way to the most beautiful Tuscan city of Florence. On this 5 days 4 nights cycling tour trip you will be provided with a GPS and information pack. You will experience the best scenery and emotions that Tuscany offers.

The Tour goes from Lucca to Montecatini Terme due to Montecarlo, providing magnificent panoramas that takes your breath away. Spend some time enjoying the thermal waters of Montecatini Terme. From here you jump on your bike again to San Miniato . On your last cycling day you will cycle a fantastic journey due to the rural countryside that surrounds Florence. You will get spectacular views over the Arno and Pesa valley, stretching out to the Chianti region. You will ride due to the vineyards, olive groves and pass the remains of historic buildings! Finally you arrive in Florence, immerse yourself among the countless, squares, palaces, museums, churches, shops and boutiques. Furthermore with your Gps you will easily guide you from one destination to another. The staff in Lucca will always be on hand to help you to get the most out of your holiday.

Watch and cycle the Lucca to Florence Tour on your bicycle due to Tuscany

  • The medieval town of Lucca; Lucca “the town of 100 churches”
  • Florence or Firenze: the birthplace of the Renaissance and capital of Tuscany world famous for its art and Italian culture
  • Lucca and its city walls (perfect for cycling)
  • DOC wine region of Colline Lucchesi, Montecarlo, an excellent excuse for a break to taste delicious regional wines
  • Visitors love Montecatini Terme for its lively atmosphere, thermal baths, spas and wellbeing centres
  • 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 Montecatini Terme 48km altitude: 250m
After enjoying Lucca and its city walls (perfect for cycling), it is time to start your cycling adventure. This first stage principally follows country roads, which are punctuated with traditional villas, farms and vineyards. This area is the DOC wine region of Colline Lucchesi e Montecarlo, an excellent excuse for a break to taste delicious regional wines and produce. Montecarlo is a medieval village situated on the summit of a green and pleasant hill; it is famous for its wines which differ from those of the Chianti region due to a large cultivation of typical French grapes that complement the Sangiovese vines. The road leading to Montecarlo is full of ups and downs, providing magnificent panoramas that will take your breath away. The scenery changes completely between Montecarlo and Montecatini Terme: you will find yourself in a plain – until Pistoia, renowned for its waters – that is surrounded by plants and flowers grown in traditional regional farms and greenhouses.
Day 3
Montecatini Terme to San Miniato - 47km, altitude: 170m
Visitors love Montecatini Terme for its lively atmosphere, thermal baths, spas and wellbeing centres. We would therefore suggest that you spend some time enjoying the thermal waters and relaxing in a wellbeing centre to help you overcome the tiredness of the day and prepare yourself for the next tour. The second stage will take you to San Miniato along the Padule di Fucecchio – a half-marshy zone with great wildlife, including a large number of migrant birds – and through the plain around the Arno River, not far from Via Francigena. There is an easy climb in the middle of the stage leading to the highest point of the tour, San Miniato itself, 150m above sea level. San Miniato is a point of historic and artistic interest; it is also famous throughout the world for its annual festival dedicated to the exquisite white truffle. Collected in the neighbouring areas, the white truffle has a strong influence on both local cuisine and daily life.
Day 4
San Miniato to Florence - 54 km, altitude: 300m
The third stage will take you on a fantastic journey through the rural countryside surrounding Florence. Following the banks of the Arno you will arrive at Montelupo Fiorentino, where a steep climb will lead you to Artimino and Poggio alla Malva. At the latter you can enjoy the view overlooking the Arno and Pesa valley, stretching out to the Chianti region, sitting among vineyards, olive groves and the remains of historic buildings. The Medici family – who ruled Florence for centuries – used to come to this area to go hunting. Artimino is a perfect location for tasting traditional Tuscan cuisine. You will then head back down the valley and towards Florence, following the river right into the heart of the city. Once you have arrived at your destination, you can stow away your bike and lose yourself among the countless courtyards, squares, palaces, museums, churches, markets, shops and boutiques, pretending, just this once, to be a "normal" tourist.
Day 5
Departure day
After enjoying Florence in the morning, you can easily back to Pisa in an hour by train or leave directly from Florence (leaving the bikes at the hotel) Time to say goodbye...., a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Italy

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 kilometres away from Florence. Shuttle buses leaving every 30 minutes. Florence airport is only 80 km away from the airport of Pisa, Galileo Galilei.
  • Pisa Airport is 2 km from Pisa, 20 km from Lucca and 80 km 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 1 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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  • Price: April to October: €480,00
  • March: €435,00

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  2. Once we receive your request we contact the local tour operator if the tour is available.
  3. When the tour operator confirms to us. We confirm to you and charge you’re a deposit fee of € 220 per person plus a € 15 booking fee.
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  8. The balance payment is due 60 days before the start of the tour.
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  • 4 night in 3* and 4* star hotels
  • Lucca, Montecatini Terme, San Miniato, Florence
  • Breakfast
  • Gps with 3 tracks and maps
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Emergency numbers
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Insurance & Airfares
  • E bike Lady-Men Models €150
  • Trekking bike €80
  • Carbon Wilier GTR € 175
  • Helmet €7
  • Front bags €16 & Rear bags €10
  • Single supplement from €165

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