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Tuscany

Florence, Pisa and Chianti wine

Itinerary

Route

Tour profile/Level 2

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

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 a friendly and lively atmosphere of a university city.

Day 2: Pisa – Lucca, approx. 25 - 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 - 60 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 Rest

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, approx. 40 - 65 km by bike + train

Today you have two options: you can cycle from Florence and reach Pisa by train from Empoli, or you can choose to take the train from Florence to Empoli first and cycle to Pisa from there.

Day 8: Pisa

Departure after breakfast or extension.

Services

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation

  • Daily breakfast buffet 

  • Luggage transportation 

  • 7-day Hotline service

  • Cycling tour app with digital maps and information material, GPS data. We recommend bringing a mobile phone holder to enable smooth use of the app.

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   30.03. - 19.04.24
    Category A
    S2   20.04. - 10.05.24
    Category A
    S3   11.05. - 06.09.24
    Category A
    S2   07.09. - 27.09.24
    Category A
    S1   28.09. - 12.10.24
    Category A
    S1   30.03. - 19.04.24
    Category B
    S2   20.04. - 10.05.24
    Category B
    S3   11.05. - 06.09.24
    Category B
    S2   07.09. - 27.09.24
    Category B
    S1   28.09. - 12.10.24
    Category B

    Extras

    Discount extra bed (in double room with 2 full paying adults)
    Cat. A -200
    Cat. B -170
       
    Bicycle & equipment
    27-speed-bike 110
    E-Bike 270
    Helmet  15
       
    Additional nights
    Pisa Category B (dbl/sgl) 78/122
    Pisa Category A (dbl/sgl) 78/122

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A
    chosen 3-4* hotels

    Pisa: Hotel Repubblica Marinara 
    Lucca: Hotel Bernardino 
    Montecatini: Hotel Ariston Montecatini 
    Florence: Villa Royal, Home Hotel Florence


    Category B
    Beautiful and cozy, mostly centrally located 3* hotels (exception Lucca: 2* hotel)

    Pisa: AC Hotel Pisa
    Lucca: Hotel Melecchi
    Montecatini: Hotel Parma e Oriente
    Florence: Home Hotel Florence


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle


    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:

    • 27-speed-hybrid-bike women/men
    • 9-speed E-bikes unisex
    • child seat, child trailer, tagalong

    The rental bikes are equipped with a spacious waterproof side bag, lock, handlebar bag or card holder. Each room receives a repair kit.


    E-bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelcs

    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. E-Bikes are great development and let people of different fitness levels enjoy a ride together.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Pisa (PSA)
    Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.


    Arrival by car

    Parking: parking lot outside the first hotel, for the whole duration of the tour about € 10 -15,-/day, reservation not possible.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Pisa
    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following websites: www.trenitalia.com or www.bahn.com


    Additional information

    For children from 15 years on.
    Local taxes are not included in the tourprice, payable locally. (approx. € 10-15,- p.P.)
    Special departure dates possible on request from 5 persons on.

    Videos

    Travel stories

    4,7 of 6 Stars | 8
    I’ve never done a bike trip before, but after our Rad + Reisen trip through Tuscany, I will do many more! I loved that the company managed the hotel reservations, shuttled our luggage, and provided routes for us...E.W. 09/18
    4.6 19.09.2022 | Duncan B. Tuscany

    Good trip but hotel selection for Cat A was poor

    Hotel in Pisa is a long way from the town centre. Really need to be able to walk to the centre but it took a over 35 mins to walk Hotel in Lucca - hotel Bernardo was very poor and we would not recommend and would not travel with R+R again if we thought ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 3
    • Board 3
    • Luggage transport 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 3
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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    5.8 03.05.2022 | Tom L. Tuscany

    Pisa to Florence

    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    5 13.09.2018 | Elayne W. Tuscany

    The best way to see a country!

    I’ve never done a bike trip before, but after our Rad + Reisen trip through Tuscany, I will do many more! I loved that the company managed the hotel reservations, shuttled our luggage, and provided routes for us. The little arrow stickers on sign posts ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 3
    • Board 4
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 3
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    more
    5.3 12.09.2016 | Chris S. Tuscany

    Hot days in Tuscany

    Apart from one day of thunderstorms, we found the cycling very hot. A few more seats under shady trees would have been much appreciated! The navigational instructions were most detailed and the print was big enough for my old eyes to read without glasses ...
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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