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.
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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 20 October 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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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 4.9 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.
Excellent trip around Tuscany. Provided a great insight into real Italian life (we ate in small restaurants/cafes). We found the bike riding not too tough but the ability to hope into the van a great relief.
Review submitted 15 Oct 2017
The bike riding tour I highly recommend! You must have a good fitness background to be able to tackle some the hills in Tuscany! Excellent visit to local restaurants and hotels! Food was amazing! Best way to experience the incredible views and scenery while on the bikes! So much fun meeting new people and making long life friends!😊 Visit you local winery highly recommended! Fantastic support, encouragement from both tour leaders! Support car always available if needed!
Review submitted 05 Oct 2017