Tuscany Wine Route and Coastline Pisa
Price : £573
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 121-133m/195-215km
Tour Code : EB002
Duration : 6 nights

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Overview

This cycling tour perfectly combines the typically impressive hilly landscape of Tuscany, with its amazing mixture of colours and scents and striking scenery of the Etruscan coastline. Quiet and well maintained cycling paths lead you from one cultural highlight to the next; from Pisa, Livorno, Piombino and several archaeological excavation sites. Treat your lungs to the warm Mediterranean sea breeze whilst pedalling along beautiful white sandy beaches and thrilling steep cliffs. To top all that, the tour also leads you into the hinterland and along the ‘Costa degli Etruschi’ wine route, relished by many a foodie and lined with vineyards and silvery olive trees.

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This cycling tour perfectly combines the typically impressive hilly landscape of Tuscany, with its amazing mixture of colours and scents and striking scenery of the Etruscan coastline. Quiet and well maintained cycling paths lead you from one cultural highlight to the next; from Pisa, Livorno, Piombino and several archaeological excavation sites. Treat your lungs to the warm Mediterranean sea breeze whilst pedalling along beautiful white sandy beaches and thrilling steep cliffs. To top all that, the tour also leads you into the hinterland and along the ‘Costa degli Etruschi’ wine route, relished by many a foodie and lined with vineyards and silvery olive trees.

The grand finale of this cycling holiday is your venture over to the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba. A leisurely ride along some of the coastline draws you into a number of secluded coves and beaches, a relaxing and idyllic way to end this incredibly scenic and energising tour of this impressive part of Italy.

  • White sandy beaches, olive groves and romantic cork oak forests

  • Flat to slightly hilly terrain and all cycle paths are asphalted or well maintained trails

  • Boat trip to the tiny beautiful island of Elba on your final day;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Pisa

Day 2: Trip to the sea approx: 30 km + train journey

Day 3: Pisa – Castiglioncello approx: 40 km + train journey

Day 4: Castiglioncello – Marina di Castagneto approx: 50 km

Day 5: Marina di Castagneto – Piombino approx: 60 km

Day 6: Day trip to the island of Elba approx: 15/35 km

Day 7: Piombino

Day 1: Arrival in Pisa

Arrive in the city of Pisa and check into your hotel before the evening tour information meeting and collection of hire bikes. If you arrive during the day, take the opportunity to explore the charming old part of town.

Day 2: Trip to the sea approx: 30 km + train journey

From the Piazza dei Miracoli, home of the Leaning Tower, you will head north along lovely trails winding through the national park‚ Macchia Lucchese directly towards the coast. After around 25/30km you will reach the charming sea side town and spa Viareggio where you can take a break and a dip in the refreshing waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In late afternoon you will head back to Pisa for your second night via a short train ride.

Day 3: Pisa – Castiglioncello approx: 40 km + train journey

In the morning you will hop on board a train for a short ride to Livorno, the historic harbour town. Stray away from the busy streets of the town centre and explore the Venezia district – Livorno’s version of ‘little Venice’ – offering a glimpse of historic Livorno as it was in the 17th and 18th centuries. Once past the Belle Epoque villas along the river promenade, the bike tour continues deep into the hinterland (directly translates to ‘the land behind’). An extended ascent leads through to the Livorno Hills provincial park, ‘Monti Livornesi’, passing through traditional Tuscan villages until descending towards the sea and your home for the evening, the village of Castiglioncello.

Day 4: Castiglioncello – Marina di Castagneto approx: 50 km

Today’s section is all about the Etruscan coastline, via the famous white sandy beaches of Vada. Today, you will pass through some of the most striking pine forests in all of Italy, the nature park‚ ‘Tomboli’ and then on to Bibbona. From there your journey takes you to the well known wine region of Bolgheri and it is here where the top Tuscan grapes are pressed! Continue along tree lined paths towards Marina di Castagneto, a classic Italian sea side town with its many beach café’s and promenades.

Day 5: Marina di Castagneto – Piombino approx: 60 km

The day starts with an ascent towards the medieval town of Castagneto Carducci. Upon arrival you can enjoy a well deserved rest and cappuccino whilst enjoying the breathtaking views. With the caffeine coursing through your veins, your ride continues upwards along a meandering mountain road through romantic cork oak forests and characteristic stone built traditional villages. The afternoon brings the reward of a comfortable descent through olive groves to the well known beach of ‘Golfo di Baratti’, and from here you are but a few kilometers from Piombino. Piombino will be your resting place for the night so we urge you enjoy this impressive seaside town with its beautiful seaside Piazza.

Day 6: Day trip to the island of Elba approx: 15/35 km

Your penultimate morning will be spent visiting the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba. The 10 kilometre, 1hour, ferry ride will take you to the largest settlement on the island, Portoferraio. Once on Alba, you will hop back on your bikes and enjoy a leisurely cycle around the coastline leading you to several secluded bays and coves, with the option of extending to take you through the hilly hinterland. On your return journey to Piombino you should be perfectly timed to witness a picturesque and glorious sunset at sea. A perfect ending to your last full day of your cycling holiday.

Day 7: Piombino

Your tour ends in Piombino.

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:

  • 6 nights accommodation B&B

  • Luggage transfer between hotels

  • Train journey Viareggio – Pisa incl. bike

  • Train journey Pisa – Livorno incl. bike

  • Return Ferry to Elba incl. bike

  • Detailed travel info (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)

  • GPS tracks available

  • 24hr emergency phone number;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the tour

  • Bike & helmet hire

  • Tourist taxes


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

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

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

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 Seat Hirechild seat

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

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.

Extras:

  • Parking spaces available in hotel garage for approx €10 per day

  • eturn transfer to Pisa every Saturday, approx €55 per person including bike, reservation required

  • Extra B&B night in Florence

  • Extra 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 Piombino get a train to Pisa Centrale via Campiglia Marittima, and then a bus to Pisa airport (1 1/2 hours)

Price : £573
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 121-133m/195-215km
Tour Code : EB002
Duration : 6 nights

Book Now

Overview

This cycling tour perfectly combines the typically impressive hilly landscape of Tuscany, with its amazing mixture of colours and scents and striking scenery of the Etruscan coastline. Quiet and well maintained cycling paths lead you from one cultural highlight to the next; from Pisa, Livorno, Piombino and several archaeological excavation sites. Treat your lungs to the warm Mediterranean sea breeze whilst pedalling along beautiful white sandy beaches and thrilling steep cliffs. To top all that, the tour also leads you into the hinterland and along the ‘Costa degli Etruschi’ wine route, relished by many a foodie and lined with vineyards and silvery olive trees.

Read More

This cycling tour perfectly combines the typically impressive hilly landscape of Tuscany, with its amazing mixture of colours and scents and striking scenery of the Etruscan coastline. Quiet and well maintained cycling paths lead you from one cultural highlight to the next; from Pisa, Livorno, Piombino and several archaeological excavation sites. Treat your lungs to the warm Mediterranean sea breeze whilst pedalling along beautiful white sandy beaches and thrilling steep cliffs. To top all that, the tour also leads you into the hinterland and along the ‘Costa degli Etruschi’ wine route, relished by many a foodie and lined with vineyards and silvery olive trees.

The grand finale of this cycling holiday is your venture over to the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba. A leisurely ride along some of the coastline draws you into a number of secluded coves and beaches, a relaxing and idyllic way to end this incredibly scenic and energising tour of this impressive part of Italy.

  • White sandy beaches, olive groves and romantic cork oak forests

  • Flat to slightly hilly terrain and all cycle paths are asphalted or well maintained trails

  • Boat trip to the tiny beautiful island of Elba on your final day;

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Pisa

Day 2: Trip to the sea approx: 30 km + train journey

Day 3: Pisa – Castiglioncello approx: 40 km + train journey

Day 4: Castiglioncello – Marina di Castagneto approx: 50 km

Day 5: Marina di Castagneto – Piombino approx: 60 km

Day 6: Day trip to the island of Elba approx: 15/35 km

Day 7: Piombino

Day 1: Arrival in Pisa

Arrive in the city of Pisa and check into your hotel before the evening tour information meeting and collection of hire bikes. If you arrive during the day, take the opportunity to explore the charming old part of town.

Day 2: Trip to the sea approx: 30 km + train journey

From the Piazza dei Miracoli, home of the Leaning Tower, you will head north along lovely trails winding through the national park‚ Macchia Lucchese directly towards the coast. After around 25/30km you will reach the charming sea side town and spa Viareggio where you can take a break and a dip in the refreshing waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In late afternoon you will head back to Pisa for your second night via a short train ride.

Day 3: Pisa – Castiglioncello approx: 40 km + train journey

In the morning you will hop on board a train for a short ride to Livorno, the historic harbour town. Stray away from the busy streets of the town centre and explore the Venezia district – Livorno’s version of ‘little Venice’ – offering a glimpse of historic Livorno as it was in the 17th and 18th centuries. Once past the Belle Epoque villas along the river promenade, the bike tour continues deep into the hinterland (directly translates to ‘the land behind’). An extended ascent leads through to the Livorno Hills provincial park, ‘Monti Livornesi’, passing through traditional Tuscan villages until descending towards the sea and your home for the evening, the village of Castiglioncello.

Day 4: Castiglioncello – Marina di Castagneto approx: 50 km

Today’s section is all about the Etruscan coastline, via the famous white sandy beaches of Vada. Today, you will pass through some of the most striking pine forests in all of Italy, the nature park‚ ‘Tomboli’ and then on to Bibbona. From there your journey takes you to the well known wine region of Bolgheri and it is here where the top Tuscan grapes are pressed! Continue along tree lined paths towards Marina di Castagneto, a classic Italian sea side town with its many beach café’s and promenades.

Day 5: Marina di Castagneto – Piombino approx: 60 km

The day starts with an ascent towards the medieval town of Castagneto Carducci. Upon arrival you can enjoy a well deserved rest and cappuccino whilst enjoying the breathtaking views. With the caffeine coursing through your veins, your ride continues upwards along a meandering mountain road through romantic cork oak forests and characteristic stone built traditional villages. The afternoon brings the reward of a comfortable descent through olive groves to the well known beach of ‘Golfo di Baratti’, and from here you are but a few kilometers from Piombino. Piombino will be your resting place for the night so we urge you enjoy this impressive seaside town with its beautiful seaside Piazza.

Day 6: Day trip to the island of Elba approx: 15/35 km

Your penultimate morning will be spent visiting the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba. The 10 kilometre, 1hour, ferry ride will take you to the largest settlement on the island, Portoferraio. Once on Alba, you will hop back on your bikes and enjoy a leisurely cycle around the coastline leading you to several secluded bays and coves, with the option of extending to take you through the hilly hinterland. On your return journey to Piombino you should be perfectly timed to witness a picturesque and glorious sunset at sea. A perfect ending to your last full day of your cycling holiday.

Day 7: Piombino

Your tour ends in Piombino.

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:

  • 6 nights accommodation B&B

  • Luggage transfer between hotels

  • Train journey Viareggio – Pisa incl. bike

  • Train journey Pisa – Livorno incl. bike

  • Return Ferry to Elba incl. bike

  • Detailed travel info (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)

  • GPS tracks available

  • 24hr emergency phone number;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the tour

  • Bike & helmet hire

  • Tourist taxes


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

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

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

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 Seat Hirechild seat

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

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.

Extras:

  • Parking spaces available in hotel garage for approx €10 per day

  • eturn transfer to Pisa every Saturday, approx €55 per person including bike, reservation required

  • Extra B&B night in Florence

  • Extra 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 Piombino get a train to Pisa Centrale via Campiglia Marittima, and then a bus to Pisa airport (1 1/2 hours)

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