Fall in love with provincial Italy on this cycling adventure through Tuscany.
Encounter the picturesque hills and olive groves of Tuscany on this cycling adventure from Florence to Pisa. Be rewarded after a day of pedaling through quaint villages with inspiring mountain views in Barga. Explore the frenetic streets of Pisa before laying eyes on a certain lopsided tower. Visit one of the oldest bakeries in Italy for a taste of their delicious biscotti. Wander the ramparts of the imposing Verrucole Castle in Garfagnana.
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Pedal through the rolling green hills, vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany on this classic journey from Florence to Pisa
From Lucca's tree-lined city walls, follow the gentle Serchio River to the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa
Retrace the steps of Leonardo da Vinci around his home city, Vinci
Sample the local Tuscan delicacies and a glass (or two!) of vino after a rewarding day in the saddle
Sit and watch the world go by with a cappuccino at Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
Get away from tourist crowds and experience the 'real Italy' in Garfagnana
To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
While the cycling distances on this trip are relatively short– the longest ride is only 55 kilometres – while stunning the terrain of northern Tuscany is naturally hilly so you’ll need a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy the trip – but remember we will always have the support vehicle on hand if you need to take a break for an hour or a day.
As our riding is done mostly on sealed roads with the occasional gravel cycle path there are no technical cycling skills required – but given the hills involved we do suggest practicing riding downhill so you are comfortable with this once the trips begins.
There’s the possibility of a few hiccups along the way – a puncture here and there – but there’s no doubt this is an incredibly rewarding adventure.
As there are potholes and cobblestones in many European cities, it's recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/cases at home and bring a backpack instead. As this is an eight-day trip, a large backpack should be enough to carry all of your belongings.
As accommodation on this trip is multi-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details, and please note that in some hotels a single supplement exclusion applies where single rooms are not available. Also, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
If you feel like doing all the riding but with less effort we have the option of hiring an electric bike (e-bike) on this trip.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Cycle Tuscany trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
3. This trip includes an option of an electric-motor assisted bicycle (e-bike) at an additional cost. Please inquire at time of booking.
4. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
Our Cycle Tuscany trips score an average of 4.93 out of 5 based on 14 reviews in the last year.
Our tour guides Kent and Tomi were very enthusiastic and made the tour a lot of fun. The roads we took were safe and not too difficult. The weather was great so was the food! Be sure you are comfortable on a bike as you’ll be cycling most of the day. Great active tour.
Review submitted 03 Nov 2017
This was my first tour with Intrepid, and it was delightful. I loved the small size of the group, getting to know people from other countries while sharing this unique, intimate cycling tour of Italy. As I said to our group leader Kent, it should be called "Cycling Adventures in Italy" because each day is a new adventure, new terrain, new town...always refreshing and eye opening. I had a wonderful time and only hope I have the good fortune to repeat a trip with Intrepid in the next few years.
Review submitted 24 Oct 2017