Tuscany – Italy Cycling Holiday

Take a self guided cycling tour through the beautiful Italian town of Tuscany. Spend your days cycling the cultural jewel of Tuscany and relax in the evening in a cosy tavern with spaghetti al pesto and a glass of chianti.

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Mixed
  • Start/Finish: Vinch / Florence
  • Distance: 350km / 217 miles
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Availability: Please call for details
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This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival in Montecatini Terme

Welcome get detailed information on the tour and your bikes. Afterwards, we recommend taking a walk in the spa park or taking the historical rack railway train to Montecatini Alto.

Day 2: Vinci approx. 55 km

At the beginning of your tour, you will cycle through the vast plains of the valley Valdenievole, which is characterized by a lot of agriculture. You will continue through the first Tuscan villages, through olive groves to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo. We recommend visiting the museum in the castle since it is home to one of the largest and most original collections of machines and models of the inventor. Then, you will take quiet roads back to Montecatini Terme.

Day 3: Montecatini Terme – Pisa approx. 40-90 km

On your way to Lucca, you will pass the small, medieval wine town of Monte Carlo, where one of the few white wines of Tuscany flourishes. (Alternatively, you can take the train to Lucca). A bike ride on the historic city walls offers magnificent views of churches and towers that rise above the countless roofs of the city. Afterwards, you will continue to Lake Massacciuccoli (also called Lake of Giacomo Puccini) with stunning views of the sea and Pisa with its Court of Miracles (“Piazza dei Miracoli” – Leaning Tower).

Day 4: Pisa – Casciana Terme approx. 50 km

First, the bike path leads you along the river Arno. Many fertile fields line your way and you will continue your tour through the Pisan hills, on whose gentle slopes sweet wines, olives and juicy peaches grow. You will see small medieval villages located on the hilltops and soon you will have reached today’s destination, the spa town Casciana Terme.

Day 5: Casciana Terme – San Gimignano approx. 55 km

Today, you will cycle on beautiful trails through vineyards and rolling hills to San Gimignano. On your way, you will see images of the original Tuscany as they have been painted many times. Just before you reach today’s destination, the silhouettes of the famous medieval towers appear in front of you. Each aristocratic family once had their own tower here – and these towers still dominate the townscape.

Day 6: San Gimignano – Siena approx. 50 km

The beautiful Tuscan landscape on today‘s stage makes you forget the small climbs on the route. Once you reach the small fortified village of Monteriggioni, you will feel as if you were in the Middle Ages. Today’s highlight undoubtedly is the architectonic paradise of Siena.

Day 7: Siena – Florence approx. 50 km

The tour takes you into the midst of the wide Chianti region. Only here the world-renowned “Chianti Classico” wine, which is much respected among wine connoisseurs, is grown. The charming wine village of Castellina is on your way to Greve. Thanks to its famous wine and olive production, it is called the capital of the Chianti region. From here you will get back to Florence by bus.

Day 8: Departure or extension

Afterwards: individual departure, extension of your trip, or combination with the tours “Venice-Florence” and “Florence-Rome”.

Key details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Vinch and end in Florence.
  • The entire distance of this cycling tour is approximately 350km / 217 miles.

Essential Information:

 

  • Category A and Country Hotels: garage costs approx. € 45 per week
  • Category B: hotel parking costs approx. € 5 per day
  • Return transfer per minibus to Montecatini on request, € 25 per person incl. your bike, reservation is necessary. Private bikes will be transferred for free from Greve to Florence resp. Montecatini Terme.
  • Good train connections from Florence to Montecatini Terme

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday in Italy including:

  • Authentic Italian dining
  • Birthplace of Leonardo Di Vinci
  • The leaning tower of Pisa
  • Medieval wine town of Monte Carlo
  • Italian lakes
  • Beautiful countryside 

Getting to Italy:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Italy.

By Car – Italy can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Italy and a number of airports including Leonardo da Vinci International Airport and Verona Airport.

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack 
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Bus transfer from Greve – Florence incl. your bike
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Transport to and from Tuscany
  • Bicycle Hire

This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival in Montecatini Terme

Welcome get detailed information on the tour and your bikes. Afterwards, we recommend taking a walk in the spa park or taking the historical rack railway train to Montecatini Alto.

Day 2: Vinci approx. 55 km

At the beginning of your tour, you will cycle through the vast plains of the valley Valdenievole, which is characterized by a lot of agriculture. You will continue through the first Tuscan villages, through olive groves to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo. We recommend visiting the museum in the castle since it is home to one of the largest and most original collections of machines and models of the inventor. Then, you will take quiet roads back to Montecatini Terme.

Day 3: Montecatini Terme – Pisa approx. 40-90 km

On your way to Lucca, you will pass the small, medieval wine town of Monte Carlo, where one of the few white wines of Tuscany flourishes. (Alternatively, you can take the train to Lucca). A bike ride on the historic city walls offers magnificent views of churches and towers that rise above the countless roofs of the city. Afterwards, you will continue to Lake Massacciuccoli (also called Lake of Giacomo Puccini) with stunning views of the sea and Pisa with its Court of Miracles (“Piazza dei Miracoli” – Leaning Tower).

Day 4: Pisa – Casciana Terme approx. 50 km

First, the bike path leads you along the river Arno. Many fertile fields line your way and you will continue your tour through the Pisan hills, on whose gentle slopes sweet wines, olives and juicy peaches grow. You will see small medieval villages located on the hilltops and soon you will have reached today’s destination, the spa town Casciana Terme.

Day 5: Casciana Terme – San Gimignano approx. 55 km

Today, you will cycle on beautiful trails through vineyards and rolling hills to San Gimignano. On your way, you will see images of the original Tuscany as they have been painted many times. Just before you reach today’s destination, the silhouettes of the famous medieval towers appear in front of you. Each aristocratic family once had their own tower here – and these towers still dominate the townscape.

Day 6: San Gimignano – Siena approx. 50 km

The beautiful Tuscan landscape on today‘s stage makes you forget the small climbs on the route. Once you reach the small fortified village of Monteriggioni, you will feel as if you were in the Middle Ages. Today’s highlight undoubtedly is the architectonic paradise of Siena.

Day 7: Siena – Florence approx. 50 km

The tour takes you into the midst of the wide Chianti region. Only here the world-renowned “Chianti Classico” wine, which is much respected among wine connoisseurs, is grown. The charming wine village of Castellina is on your way to Greve. Thanks to its famous wine and olive production, it is called the capital of the Chianti region. From here you will get back to Florence by bus.

Day 8: Departure or extension

Afterwards: individual departure, extension of your trip, or combination with the tours “Venice-Florence” and “Florence-Rome”.

Key details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Vinch and end in Florence.
  • The entire distance of this cycling tour is approximately 350km / 217 miles.

Essential Information:

 

  • Category A and Country Hotels: garage costs approx. € 45 per week
  • Category B: hotel parking costs approx. € 5 per day
  • Return transfer per minibus to Montecatini on request, € 25 per person incl. your bike, reservation is necessary. Private bikes will be transferred for free from Greve to Florence resp. Montecatini Terme.
  • Good train connections from Florence to Montecatini Terme

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday in Italy including:

  • Authentic Italian dining
  • Birthplace of Leonardo Di Vinci
  • The leaning tower of Pisa
  • Medieval wine town of Monte Carlo
  • Italian lakes
  • Beautiful countryside 

Getting to Italy:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Italy.

By Car – Italy can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Italy and a number of airports including Leonardo da Vinci International Airport and Verona Airport.

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack 
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Bus transfer from Greve – Florence incl. your bike
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Transport to and from Tuscany
  • Bicycle Hire
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