Cycling Trip in Tuscany
Leaning Tower and Ponte Vecchio
- Pisa – Florence
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The hilly Tuscan countryside is characterised by its pines, columns of cypresses, olive trees and vines, the latter being particularly famous through Chianti. In terms of history and culture, the Etruscans and the Medici have particularly left their mark. Experience Pisa and its leaning tower, Lucca with its impressive fortifications and the Montecatini Terme. The highlight of this cycling trip is, of course, Florence, Tuscany’s capital city and internationally known because of its Uffizi gallery and Ponte Vecchio.
- Booking Code
- Start / Destination
Pisa / Florence
7 days / 6 nights
approx. 210 km
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between 30 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
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- Parking opportunities
Hotel garage, approx. EUR 15 per day, payable on site.
No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
- Returning to Pisa
Return transfer in a mini-van on request on Saturdays, payable on site, a reservation is necessary.
Alternative on your own by train, half-hourly, duration approx. 1 - 1,5 hours, without change.
- Tour operated by
Local cooperation partner
Day 1: Individual arrival in Pisa
You start in Pisa, which used to be one of the rich maritime republics. It is known throughout the world for its leaning tower. It presents itself to visitors as one of the original Tuscan towns, all the more special because of being a university town. The Knights’ Square is considered to be one of the most beautiful renaissance squares, built by the Medici, in Europe. Pre-booked rental bikes are waiting for you at your hotel.
Day 2: Pisa – Lucca, approx. 35 km
Setting off from Pisa, you cycle northwards and reach the Serchia river, which takes you to Ripafratta. The small town has a castle and holds a strategically important position, situated as it is between Pisa and Lucca. For the more athletic, we have a longer and more challenging route along the east side of the Monti Pisani. Today’s destination has a rich and confusingly varied history.
Day 3: Lucca – Montecatini Terme, approx. 40 km
You will leisurely cycle through the lowland plain before you reach the panorama road, which will take you to Collodi. Visit the Pinocchio Park and have a look at the aristocratic villa Garzoni. The former Lombard settlement Pescia thrives on paper production and flower cultivation. The flower market is especially worth seeing. Now it is not much further to your destination Montecatini.
Day 4: Excursion to Vinci, approx. 55 km
If you feel like taking a relaxing break, you can let yourself be pampered in one of Europe’s most famous thermal spa towns. Alternatively, you can get back onto your bike and cycle to the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, the brilliant philosopher and natural scientist. The Tuscan landscape through which you will cycle has not changed much since his lifetime.
Day 5: Montecatini Terme – Pistoia, approx. 30 km
Today you will master the highest ascent of this journey on your bike. In Montevettolini you will be rewarded with a fantastic view. The small town is typical for Tuscany: Narrow, winding alleys lead you from the charming Piazza through the medieval town centre. After your break you will cycle to Pistoio, which is also known as Little Florence – a well-earned title.
Day 6: Pistoia – Florence, approx. 50 km
Before you get back onto your bike, take some time to marvel at the cathedral square and the Baptisterium in Pistoia. Afterwards your route will be comfortably flat. The plain in front of you is known for its fertile soil and plant diversity. In Florence, magnificent art, culture and architecture await you. Your cycle path will take you all the way to the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge.
Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay
Your cycling trip in Tuscany ends after breakfast. We would be happy to extend your stay here if you wish.