Tuscany: Pisa to Florence Cycling
Discover quintessential Tuscany on two wheels. From the world-famous city of Pisa and its iconic tower, you pedal through the Tuscan landscape, past scented vineyards and verdant olive groves towards Florence: birthplace of the Renaissance and city of timeless beauty.Gorgeous golden hillsides, rich artistic heritage, gentle cycling paths and great food and wine at the end of a dayÔøΩs cycling make this holiday a perfect mix of what makes Tuscany great. This tour is available as either a five or seven day trip and each cycling day has a short, easier option as well as a longer, more challenging route, giving you maximum flexibility. You will cycle along quiet country and secondary roads, cycle paths and tracks as well as slightly busier roads close to larger towns.After your first night in Pisa, just minutes from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, your first cycling day is spent exploring the beautiful architecture and historic monuments of Pisa, with an optional longer route through the countryside and past the grandiose Certosa di Calci Monastery.The following day you pedal to the red-hued walled city of Lucca, either along the flat banks of the River Serchio or a more challenging ride through the Monti Pisani mountains. The next day is your chance to explore the Lucca further, with a circular ride past Renaissance villas and their luxurious gardens, after which you can look forward to your second night in Lucca at a beautiful country hotel or agriturismo.Then itÔøΩs on towards Vinci, passing the fascinating Padule of Fucecchio nature reserve, the largest inland wetlands of Europe, a bird-lovers paradise. Your final cycling day is a circular route of Vinci, birthplace of the renowned Leonardo Da Vinci. Spend the afternoon viewing his original designs and inventions at the two museums dedicated to his work. You can drop your bikes off at the hotel ready for your transfer to Empoli, where you catch the train Florence for a night in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
- 7 Days
- Tour Language:
- Cost From:
- GBP 525
Tour Distance & Dates
- 140 Miles
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
B&B, guesthouse and country hotel accommodation including breakfast in twin/double ensuite rooms wherever possible.
Transfer from Newcastle to Whitehaven and from Tynemouth back to Newcastle.
Door to door baggage transfer.
A detailed info pack, route notes and map for the group leader.
Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem.
Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks.
Bike Hire (unless booked by ourselves)
Taxi transfers or public transport should you decide to skip a stage
Extra nights before, after or during your cycle.
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