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Tuscany, Pisa to Florence

Cycling through beautiful Tuscany

Pisa
Pisa Airport

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Pisa
Pisa Airport

From the leaning tower to Ponte Vecchio across the lands of Leonardo, Puccini, Pinocchio and of several other artists, sculptors, composers, inventors and painters who were inspired by the beauty of the Tuscan landscape.

The landscape of Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and evocative in Europe, with rolling hills laced with verdant vineyards and cypress trees lining the roads. You will pedal from one incredible view to the next, admiring Renaissance art and architecture and getting to know the lands of many great artists of the past, such as Leonardo da Vinci and the composer Giacomo Puccini. The towns of Pisa and Florence do not need any further presentation, but in this tour you will discover also picturesque villages where you will be tempted by the excellent Tuscan cuisine.

  • Type of tour Self-guided
  • Level 3
  • Duration 8 days
  • Distance 50 km, average per day
  • Pisa
  • Montecatini Terme (spa town)
  • Florence
  • Vinci

Daily Program

1 km = 0,62 miles
Day 1

Pisa, arrival

Pisa, arrival

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

45KM
Pisa – Lucca

Today you are pedalling 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

45KM
Pisa – Lucca

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 fl ower street market.

Day 4

Montecatini, roundtour Vinci

60KM
Pisa – Lucca

Today’s route offers you again 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 among 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

55KM
Pisa – Lucca

Today you have to choose either to start pedalling 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, to reach Florence.

Day 6

Florence, rest day

Pisa – Lucca

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

65KM
Pisa – Lucca

Today you can choose if either starting pedalling directly from Florence and reaching Pisa through a train transfer from Empoli or taking a train to Empoli and riding to Pisa along the river Arno.

Day 8

Pisa, departure

Pisa – Lucca

Your cycling holiday ends today after breakfast.

Travel Dates

Date Availability Departure Accomodation Category  
3/23/2019 - 3/30/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
3/30/2019 - 4/6/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
4/6/2019 - 4/13/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
4/13/2019 - 4/20/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
4/20/2019 - 4/27/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
4/27/2019 - 5/4/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
5/4/2019 - 5/11/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
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5/18/2019 - 5/25/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
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6/8/2019 - 6/15/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
6/15/2019 - 6/22/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
6/22/2019 - 6/29/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
6/29/2019 - 7/6/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
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7/20/2019 - 7/27/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
7/27/2019 - 8/3/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
8/3/2019 - 8/10/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
8/10/2019 - 8/17/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
8/17/2019 - 8/24/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
8/31/2019 - 9/7/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
9/7/2019 - 9/14/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
9/14/2019 - 9/21/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
9/21/2019 - 9/28/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
9/28/2019 - 10/5/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now
10/5/2019 - 10/12/2019 Available Pisa Hotels Pisa to Florence 2*/3*/4* hotels Book now

Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
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Cat. A: 3*/4* hotels, with 2 nights in a 5* hotel in Pisa 0 0
Cat. B: 3* hotels, with a family-run 2* hotel in Lucca 0 0
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Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. A: Double room March 23 - April 12 and Sept. 28 - Oct. 12 € 1460,- 0 0
Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. A: Double room April 13 - May 17 and Sept. 8 - Sept. 27 € 1620,- 0 0
Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. A: Double room May 18 - Sept. 7 € 1680,- 0 0
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Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. B: Double room March 23 - April 12 and Sept. 28 - Oct. 12 € 1260,- 0 0
Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. B: Double room April 13 - May 17 and Sept. 8 - Sept. 27 € 1420,- 0 0
Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. B: Double room May 18 - Sept. 7 € 1480,- 0 0
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Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. A: Single room March 23 - April 12 and Sept. 28 - Oct. 12 € 950,- 0 0
Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. A: Single room April 13 - May 17 and Sept. 8 - Sept. 27 € 1030,- 0 0
Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. A: Single room May 18 - Sept. 7 € 1060,- 0 0
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Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. B: Single room March 23 - April 12 and Sept. 28 - Oct. 12 € 850,- 0 0
Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. B: Single room April 13 - May 17 and Sept. 8 - Sept. 27 € 930,- 0 0
Hotels Pisa to Florence Cat. B: Single room May 18 - Sept. 7 € 960,- 0 0

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
27-gear unisex Citybike 27-gear unisex Citybike Shimano Deore €80
Electric bike Electric bike Kalkhoff, Agattu model €190
Bike Helmet Bike Helmet €15

Included

  • 7 Nights hotel in chosen category. Cat. A: 3*/4* hotels, with two nights in a 5* hotel in Pisa; Cat. B: 3* hotels, with a family-run 2* hotel in Lucca
  • Season supplement
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Luggage transportation
  • Guide book, Maps, Roadbook
  • 7-Day Hotline service

Not included

  • Reservation costst € 20,- per party
  • Local taxes: (approx € 10,-/15,-)
  • Train transfers: Montecatini–Pistoia (10 min., € 6,- per person); Florence–Empoli (approx. 30 min., € 8,- per person); Empoli–Pisa (30 min., € 9,- per person).
  • Bicycle rent
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • Personal insurance / cancellation insurance (optional)

Special details

  • Operated by local partner.
  • Please take good notice of our booking conditions.
  • Parking: Pisa free parking place at the first hotel, for the whole duration of the tour.
  • Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.
    Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

How to get there

Pisa is connected with the following airports:
Pisa: 2 km, Florence: 90 km.

Trains
For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com.

Accommodation and meals

We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites. The hotels of this tour are:
Category A: 3/4* hotels (sometimes a cosy 2* hotel in Lucca)

All rooms have en suite facilities and air conditioning.

When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:
– double room is a room with one double bed
– twin room is a room with two single beds
– triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

Bikes and accessories

The citybikes are available in various sizes in men’s, women’s or unisex models:
City bike 27-gear Shimano Deore

Features:

– aluminium frame
– mudguard
– rack
– comfort gel saddle
– anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres

Accessories:
1 cycle computer
1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
1 front bar bag or 1 map holder
a water bottle (0.75 l)
1 repair kit per room (which includes 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers)
1 combination bike lock

We remind you that you are responsible of the rental bikes during the whole tour. Bicycles must be always locked and possibly secured to a pole, even for short periods.

The Information Pack includes:

– roadbook describing the cycling route stage by stage
– bike maps
– information on the cities, towns and villages of the tour
– final hotel list: due to overbooking or organisational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
– luggage labels to be fixed at each piece of baggage, which has to be carried
– hotel vouchers to be given to the reception of each hotel on your arrival.

Route profile

Total length: 225/280 km
Total vertical up: 1,110/1,640 m
Terrain: 88% asphalt, 12% unpaved
Train connection among the overnight stays: every day
Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 3, day 5 and 7.

The itinerary runs mostly on a flat area with some hilly parts which do not require particular athletic skills.
Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What biking level is the Tuscany bike tour?

    The itinerary runs mostly on a flat area with some hilly parts which do not require particular athletic skills.

    Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people.

  • When are the rental bicycles delivered?

    The rental bicycles are as a rule delivered on the evening of the day of arrival and must be returned upon arrival at the last hotel.

  • What can I expect of the hotels along the way?

    For our trips, we generally utilize good 2-3 star hotels with a bathroom in each room. The accommodations vary a great deal, ranging from a simple Bed & Breakfast to a very luxurious hotel and from a family hotel to a former cognac estate.

  • Can I bring along my own bicycle?

    Yes, you may. On most tours this has no bearing on the total cost of the trip, however, please mention this at time of booking. Sometimes an additional charge may be requested for the bicycle when transferring from one place to another.

More questions

Price starting from € 630,- * * There are no extra's included in this price

Accommodations

Hotels Pisa to Florence
Hotels Pisa to Florence

According to your category of choice you will be accommodated in:
- Cat. A: 3/4* hotels, with two nights in a 5* hotel in Pisa
- Cat. B: 3* hotels, with a family-run 2* hotel in Lucca

All rooms have en suite facilities and air conditioning.

When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:
- double room is a room with one double bed
- twin room is a room with two single beds
- triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

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