The landscapes of Tuscany are some of the most beautiful and evocative in Europe, with rolling hills dotted with verdant vineyards and cypress trees lining the roads. Your cycling trip in Tuscany offers you incredible discoveries, discovering the art and architecture of the Renaissance. You are in the lands of great artists of the past, such as Leonardo da Vinci and composer Giacomo Puccini. The cities of Pisa and Florence are part of this exceptional stay. You will also visit picturesque villages where you can enjoy excellent Tuscan cuisine.
Points of interest:
- Pisa and Florence
- The history of art
- Gastronomic discoveries
- Panoramic landscapes
- Pinocchio park
Day 1: Arrival in Pisa
Individual arrival in the Tuscan city of Pisa. The city is famous worldwide for its Piazza dei Miracoli and its characteristic leaning tower and the bell tower of the city's cathedral. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, it notably offers a large number of monuments, a friendly and dynamic atmosphere.
Day 2: Pisa - Lucca (30/45 km)
Today you cycle north along the Serchio River for an easy stage through the landscapes of Tuscany by bike. For those who want to take a slightly longer route, you can reach Lake Massaciuccoli before reaching Lucca.
Day 3: Lucca - Montecatini (45 km)
Via a scenic road you drive to the small village of Collodi and then to the town of Pescia. In Collodi, where the author of Pinocchio spent his childhood, you will have the pleasure of visiting the famous Pinocchio Park (created in 1962) and the aristocratic Villa Garzoni. In Pescia you can stroll through the town among churches, palaces, Renaissance mansions and the local flower market.
Day 4: Tour of Montecatini (60 km)
This stage in the heart of Tuscany offers you two possibilities:
- You can relax in one of the most famous spa towns in Europe: Montecatini and stroll through the narrow alleys of the old town, located on a hill and accessible by a characteristic funicular.
- Follow a picturesque cycling route that will allow you to discover the Medici family villas, olive groves, vineyards and beautiful historic farms, passing through Vinci, Leonardo's birthplace (museum visit possible).
Day 5: Montecatini - Florence (50/65 km)
You can either reach Montecatini by bike or shorten the journey with a short train transfer to Pistoia, a city rich in Romanesque and Renaissance monuments and which has one of the most evocative squares of Tuscany: Piazza del Duomo (Piazza del Duomo) of the Cathedral). You reach Florence by bike at the end of the day to enjoy the city.
Day 6: Visit of Florence
You are in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and one of the most beautiful, rich in monuments and works of art. You won't have too much of this day to enjoy Florence, the capital of Tuscany. On this free day in Florence, you can visit:
- Piazza della Signoria and the monuments that line it
- the gallery of offices
- the Palazzo Vecchio
- Orsanmichele church
- the Duomo
- the Arno river and its famous Ponte Vecchio.
Day 7: Florence - Empoli - Pisa (40/65 km by bike + 40/65 km by train)
Today you can either leave Florence by bicycle to reach Pisa via a train transfer from Empoli or take a train to Empoli and travel to Pisa along the Arno River.
Day 8: Pisa
End of your cycling trip in Tuscany and departure after breakfast.
For reasons of organization, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and / or during your vacation. For example, along the way, you may encounter temporary deviations caused by road works, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the directions you will find on site.