Tuscany, between Pisa and Florence Pisa
Price : £577
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 139m/225km
Tour Code : GL015
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

Known across the world for it’s monumental leaning tower, the ancient university town of Pisa presents a most magical starting point from which to explore the countless delights of the stunning region of Tuscany on a cycling holiday. A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is just one of over 20 historic churches that lie within the twelfth century city walls. A lively atmosphere and culture by the bucket load, the tone for this tour is set right from the outset as you make your way through vast rolling landscapes towards the ever beautiful city of Florence.

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Known across the world for it’s monumental leaning tower, the ancient university town of Pisa presents a most magical starting point from which to explore the countless delights of the stunning region of Tuscany on a cycling holiday. A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is just one of over 20 historic churches that lie within the twelfth century city walls. A lively atmosphere and culture by the bucket load, the tone for this tour is set right from the outset as you make your way through vast rolling landscapes towards the ever beautiful city of Florence.

As you pedal inland across the birthplace of Renaissance, it will soon become clear that Pisa is just the tip of the historical iceberg that makes up this wonderful region. From Montecatini – one of the most famous thermal cities in Europe – to Florence – ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world – this tour is bursting with opportunities to experience the rich history and culture that attracts millions of tourists to Tuscany each year.

Cycling through olive groves and vineyards, along riverbanks and among beautiful historic farms, the tour provides an array of remarkable natural scenery on which to feast your eyes. Add all of that to a country known for its delectable food and wines and we’re sure that this cycling holiday in Tuscany will be at the very top of your holiday short list.

  • Pisa – The ancient university town renowned for its iconic Tower, a UNESCO Heritage Site

  • Montecatini Terme This charming spa town in the hills has attracted visitors for centuries

  • Florence – Cradle of the Renaissance and relished by art lovers worldwide;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Pisa

Day 2: Pisa – Lucca: 30/45 km

Day 3: Lucca – Montecatini: 45 km

Day 4: Montecatini – Montecatini: 60 km

Day 5: Montecatini – Florence: 50/65 km

Day 6: Florence: Free Day

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

Day 8: Pisa – Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Pisa

Arriving in the world famous city of Pisa and with time permitting, explore just some of the numerous historical sites here at your disposal. Most famously, the leaning tower of Pisa lies in the magical Piazza dei Miracoli and provides a fantastic photo opportunity to commemorate the start of your tour. The city has a friendly and lively atmosphere with lots of great places to eat and drink before you set off for Lucca on day 2.

Day 2: Pisa – Lucca: 30/45 km

A nice easy stage to start the tour takes you northwards along the river Serchio to the ancient city of Lucca. Among its many beautiful sites, a walk up the clock tower provides a stunning panoramic view of the city and the surrounding area. For those wishing for a slightly longer stage, there is the option of going towards Massaciuccoli Lake before reaching Lucca.

Day 3: Lucca – Montecatini: 45 km

Today you’ll cycle along a stunning panoramic road that takes you through the little village of the Collodi. Here, author of Pinocchio Carlo Lorenzini spent his childhood and you can visit the famous Pinocchio’s Park (created in 1962) and the aristocratic Villa Garzoni. Continuing on into the town of Pescia, a quiet stroll among churches, palaces, Renaissance and mansions and the local flower street market is highly recommended before finishing the stage in Montecatini.

Day 4: Montecatini – Montecatini: 60 km

Today you have two options. You can relax here in Montecatini, one of the most famous thermal cities in Europe, strolling down the narrow lanes of the old city, which is situated on a hill and can be reached by a characteristic cable railway. Alternatively, a picturesque itinerary will lead you among the villas of the Medici family, through olive groves, vineyards and beautiful historic farms, going also through Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci where you have the opportunity to visit the museum with time permitting.

Day 5: Montecatini – Florence: 50/65 km

Today you can either choose to cycle directly from Montecatini or shorten the trip through a short train transfer to Pistoia. Pistoia is rich in both Romanesque and Renaissance monuments (in particular churches) and is home to one of the most evocative squares in Italy – the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square). From here the cycle immerses you in the Tuscan flatlands before arriving in Florence.

Day 6: Florence: Free Day

Florence is rightly regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and today you have the opportunity to explore at you own free will. Among the innumerable historic sites of the city, many museums and art galleries such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti come highly recommended, as well as many wonderful cafés and restaurants to enjoy some famous Italian delicacies as you take in the bustling atmosphere of Tuscany’s thriving capital.

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

Today you can choose to cycle directly from Florence to Empoli where a train transfer will take you to Pisa, or taking a train from Florence to Empoli and riding back to Pisa along the River Arno.

Day 8: Pisa – Departure

After breakfast the tour ends. For those of you wanting to extend your trip, there is the opportunity to book extra nights in Pisa or to combine this tour with our Umbria tour. Buon Viaggio!

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire

  • Local taxes (approx €10-15)

  • Train transfers: Montecatini–Pistoia (approx. 20 min, €6 per person)

  • Florence–Empoli (approx. 30 min, €8 per person)

  • Empoli–Pisa (approx. 30 min, €9 per person)


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra 3/4* B&B night in Pisa

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Pisa

From Pisa airport get a taxi to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Pisa

From your hotel get a taxi to Pisa Airport.

Price : £577
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 139m/225km
Tour Code : GL015
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Known across the world for it’s monumental leaning tower, the ancient university town of Pisa presents a most magical starting point from which to explore the countless delights of the stunning region of Tuscany on a cycling holiday. A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is just one of over 20 historic churches that lie within the twelfth century city walls. A lively atmosphere and culture by the bucket load, the tone for this tour is set right from the outset as you make your way through vast rolling landscapes towards the ever beautiful city of Florence.

Read More

Known across the world for it’s monumental leaning tower, the ancient university town of Pisa presents a most magical starting point from which to explore the countless delights of the stunning region of Tuscany on a cycling holiday. A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is just one of over 20 historic churches that lie within the twelfth century city walls. A lively atmosphere and culture by the bucket load, the tone for this tour is set right from the outset as you make your way through vast rolling landscapes towards the ever beautiful city of Florence.

As you pedal inland across the birthplace of Renaissance, it will soon become clear that Pisa is just the tip of the historical iceberg that makes up this wonderful region. From Montecatini – one of the most famous thermal cities in Europe – to Florence – ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world – this tour is bursting with opportunities to experience the rich history and culture that attracts millions of tourists to Tuscany each year.

Cycling through olive groves and vineyards, along riverbanks and among beautiful historic farms, the tour provides an array of remarkable natural scenery on which to feast your eyes. Add all of that to a country known for its delectable food and wines and we’re sure that this cycling holiday in Tuscany will be at the very top of your holiday short list.

  • Pisa – The ancient university town renowned for its iconic Tower, a UNESCO Heritage Site

  • Montecatini Terme This charming spa town in the hills has attracted visitors for centuries

  • Florence – Cradle of the Renaissance and relished by art lovers worldwide;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Pisa

Day 2: Pisa – Lucca: 30/45 km

Day 3: Lucca – Montecatini: 45 km

Day 4: Montecatini – Montecatini: 60 km

Day 5: Montecatini – Florence: 50/65 km

Day 6: Florence: Free Day

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

Day 8: Pisa – Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Pisa

Arriving in the world famous city of Pisa and with time permitting, explore just some of the numerous historical sites here at your disposal. Most famously, the leaning tower of Pisa lies in the magical Piazza dei Miracoli and provides a fantastic photo opportunity to commemorate the start of your tour. The city has a friendly and lively atmosphere with lots of great places to eat and drink before you set off for Lucca on day 2.

Day 2: Pisa – Lucca: 30/45 km

A nice easy stage to start the tour takes you northwards along the river Serchio to the ancient city of Lucca. Among its many beautiful sites, a walk up the clock tower provides a stunning panoramic view of the city and the surrounding area. For those wishing for a slightly longer stage, there is the option of going towards Massaciuccoli Lake before reaching Lucca.

Day 3: Lucca – Montecatini: 45 km

Today you’ll cycle along a stunning panoramic road that takes you through the little village of the Collodi. Here, author of Pinocchio Carlo Lorenzini spent his childhood and you can visit the famous Pinocchio’s Park (created in 1962) and the aristocratic Villa Garzoni. Continuing on into the town of Pescia, a quiet stroll among churches, palaces, Renaissance and mansions and the local flower street market is highly recommended before finishing the stage in Montecatini.

Day 4: Montecatini – Montecatini: 60 km

Today you have two options. You can relax here in Montecatini, one of the most famous thermal cities in Europe, strolling down the narrow lanes of the old city, which is situated on a hill and can be reached by a characteristic cable railway. Alternatively, a picturesque itinerary will lead you among the villas of the Medici family, through olive groves, vineyards and beautiful historic farms, going also through Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci where you have the opportunity to visit the museum with time permitting.

Day 5: Montecatini – Florence: 50/65 km

Today you can either choose to cycle directly from Montecatini or shorten the trip through a short train transfer to Pistoia. Pistoia is rich in both Romanesque and Renaissance monuments (in particular churches) and is home to one of the most evocative squares in Italy – the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square). From here the cycle immerses you in the Tuscan flatlands before arriving in Florence.

Day 6: Florence: Free Day

Florence is rightly regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and today you have the opportunity to explore at you own free will. Among the innumerable historic sites of the city, many museums and art galleries such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti come highly recommended, as well as many wonderful cafés and restaurants to enjoy some famous Italian delicacies as you take in the bustling atmosphere of Tuscany’s thriving capital.

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

Today you can choose to cycle directly from Florence to Empoli where a train transfer will take you to Pisa, or taking a train from Florence to Empoli and riding back to Pisa along the River Arno.

Day 8: Pisa – Departure

After breakfast the tour ends. For those of you wanting to extend your trip, there is the opportunity to book extra nights in Pisa or to combine this tour with our Umbria tour. Buon Viaggio!

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire

  • Local taxes (approx €10-15)

  • Train transfers: Montecatini–Pistoia (approx. 20 min, €6 per person)

  • Florence–Empoli (approx. 30 min, €8 per person)

  • Empoli–Pisa (approx. 30 min, €9 per person)


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra 3/4* B&B night in Pisa

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Pisa

From Pisa airport get a taxi to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Pisa

From your hotel get a taxi to Pisa Airport.

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