Discover the beauty and splendour of the ancient heart of Tuscany by bicycle!
Enjoy the gentle magic of this region and its scenic beauty. Experience a stunning countryside with lush green hills dotted red with poppies, picturesque valleys with farm houses, olive groves, vineyards and many medieval villages and hill towns.
Taste the famous Chianti wine and exquisite local cuisine, visit Pisa’s Square of Miracles and the leaning tower and let yourself be amazed by Florence, the centre of the Italian renaissance, with highlights including the Duomo and the Baptistry.
Mostly on flat terrain with some hilly parts which do not require particular athletic skills. Most of the path is on asphalt roads of low traffic, some parts are on natural paths but not demanding. All the cities are connected by trains with bicycle transport and in case of bad weather or if you need a day of rest you can reach the next city without cycling. You can shorten the tour by train on day 3, 5 and 7.
Day 1: Pisa
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 a friendly and lively atmosphere of a university city.
Day 2: Pisa - Lucca, approx. 30 - 45 km
Today you are pedaling 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, approx. 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 could visit the famous Pinocchio’s Park (created in 1962) and the aristocratic Villa Garzoni. In Pescia you could enjoy a quiet stroll among churches, palaces, Renaissance mansions and the local flower street market.
Day 4: Montecatini Roundtrip, approx. 60 km
Today’s route again offers 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 through 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, approx. 50 - 65 km
Today you have to choose to either start pedaling 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 into the saddle, immersed in the Tuscan flatland, to reach Florence.
Day 6: Florence, Day of RestFree 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 - Pisa, approx. 65 km by bike + 40 km train ride
Today you can choose between two options:
1) train ride to Empoli (not included, approx. € 8,- per person + bike, duration approx 10min.) and then follow the flat track in direction of the Arno back to Pisa.
2) cycle from Florence to Empoli and then take the train to Pisa (not included, approx. € 9,- per person + bike, duration approx. 30min.)
Day 8: PisaDeparture after breakfast or extension.
Arrival day: every Saturday, April 08- October 07
every Monday, June 26 - July 24
ARRIVAL BY PLANE
Airport: Pisa (PSA)
ARRIVAL BY CAR
Parking: free parking lot outside the first hotel, for the whole duration of the tour (or in the hotel garage about 10 €/day, reservation not possible)
ARRIVAL BY TRAINTrain station: Pisa
For children from 15 years on.
No dinner option available for this tour.
Local taxes are not included in the tourprice, payable locally (approx. € 10-15 p.pers.)
Train rides not included - please see "prices"
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- 7 nights hotel accommodation incl. breakfast buffet
- welcome briefing in English
- luggage transportation
- 7-day Hotline service
- maps and information material per room
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Discount extra bed (in double room with 2 full paying adults) for the 3rd person in the room* -100 *for additional nights on request Bicycle & equipment 27-speed-bike unisex 75 Electric-bike0 170 Helmet 15 Additional nights Pisa 3-4* (dbl/sgl) 60/90 Florence on request Train rides Montecatini-Pistoia (approx. 20 min.)** approx. € 6,- Florence-Empoli (approx. 30 min.)** approx. € 8,- Empoli-Pisa (approx. 30 min.)** approx. € 9,- **price per person & bike
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Nice and cozy 3-4* Hotels (sometimes a cosy 2* hotel in Lucca)
Bicycles inclusive panniers:
The offered bikes are citybikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres. E-bikes are also available for this tours, while kids’ bikes and accessories are at hand for all family-friendly holidays.
You can choose between the following bikes:
- E-bikes unisex
- children seat, children trailer, tagalong
By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the Great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain. Our research has led us to:
Kalkhoff, Agattu model
Motor: 36 volts, 540W/H Impulse, located centrally.
The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube.
Gears: Nexus 8-speed.
Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).
With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.