2021
Cycling Trip in Tuscany

Cycling Trip in Tuscany

From Leaning Tower in Pisa to Ponte Vecchio in Florence

Pisa – Montecatini Terme – Florence

  • Leaning Tower in Pisa, thermal spa town Montecatini Terme, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, Ponte Vecchio in Florence
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

days
7

km / day avg.
45

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.

Cycling Trip in Tuscany
  • Booking Code
    IT-PF6
  • Start / Destination
    Pisa / Florence
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 210 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○

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.

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Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Sundays from 28.03.2021 to 10.10.2021

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season A

28.03. - 11.04.
20.09. - 10.10.

Season B

12.04. - 16.05.
30.08. - 19.09.

Season C

17.05. - 29.08.

Single room supplement 319

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 4* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Florence
  • Welcome meeting
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the altitude profile we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

319 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Pisa

69 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Florenz

115 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Pisa

105 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Florenz

205 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
85 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
189 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.85 m)
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

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Rental Bike

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

85 €

E-bike

189 €

Cycling Trip in Tuscany
  • Booking Code
    IT-PF6
  • Start / Destination
    Pisa / Florence
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 210 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking opportunities
    Hotel garage, approx. EUR 15 per day, payable on site.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Pisa
    On your own by train, half-hourly, duration approx. 1 - 1,5 hours, without change.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
7

km / day avg.
45