Tuscany: Cycle Pisa to Florence

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All about the Tuscany: Cycle Pisa to Florence.

Cycle between two iconic cities; from Pisa to Florence pedal through delightful Tuscan landscapes; rolling hills, olive groves, picturesque villages and renaissance architecture – this itinerary has it all. Add in delicious produce tastings, the beautiful historic town of Lucca with its cobbled streets, a guided tour through the cultural hot spot of Pistoia and you will experience the very best this region has to offer.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

* All breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 evening aperitivo
* All accommodation 
* Local bike hire
* All transport and listed activities
* Tour leader throughout
* Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

  1. Day 1 Start Pisa

    The trip starts in the bustling city of Pisa found in Italy’s Tuscany region. Our hotel is situated 150m from Pisa Centrale train station making it ideal to access independently. Our leader will hold a briefing detailing the week ahead before dinner. *Hotel La Pace *

  2. Day 2 Pisa to Lucca ride

    After breakfast we walk towards the city centre for some sightseeing and free time before starting our first ride. Pisa has a glorious history and the main square Piazza dei Miracoli is a testimony of it. Pisa reached its splendour between XII and XIII century when it was one of the most powerful Maritime republic in the Mediterranean. Not to miss Piazza dei Cavalieri, the Baptistery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and Camposanto, and of course the worldwide known “Leaning tower of Pisa”. If you are interested in visiting inside the tower, we suggest you make a booking for Sunday morning as early as possible. More info on:https://www.opapisa.it/en/tickets/prices-2/After”>https://www.opapisa.it/en/tickets/prices-2/”>https://www.opapisa.it/en/t… regrouping and finalising bike fitting, we leave Pisa. We will cycle past Pontasserchio to then join the popular Puccini cycle path which runs through the area where the famous opera composer’s family originally was from. As we reach Lucca, we will cycle on top of the ancient city wall which offers a fantastic view on Lucca’s beauties literally cycling on top of bastions and gates before checking into our hotel for the next two nights.*Hotel Rex*

  3. Day 3 Lucca Circular ride

    Today we will cycle toward Massacciuccoli which is the largest Tuscan lake, rich with wildlife (mainly birdlife) and home to the annual Puccini Opera Festival. En route we will have the chance to see the remains of the Roman Villa dei Venulei, built at the beginning of the 1st century BC. The Villa sat on the road leading to Rome, one that was later used by the pilgrims as they made their trek to see the Pope, known as the via Francigena. In the afternoon there will be free time to explore the delights of Lucca at your own pace and later a group aperitivo by the city walls; essentially this will be a light dinner with a selection of aperitivos including a delicious selection of local cheeses and meats. Aperitivo is Italians’ favourite time of the day and it’s a great convivial and social occasion after a long day of work or cycling! *Hotel Rex*

  4. Day 4 Cycle from Lucca to Montecatini Terme 

    Leaving Lucca we start making our way towards the heart of the region. We cycle along a panoramic road reaching the small village of Collodi and the town of Pescia pedalling past the historical Villa Torrigiani, dating from the second half of the XVI century. In Collodi, where the author of Pinocchio spent his childhood, you can visit the famous Pinocchio’s Park (created in 1962) and the aristocratic Villa Garzoni. We then carry on reaching Montecatini where we have time to explore art nouveau thermal spa complex and have lunch.In the afternoon a short train journey takes us to our base for the next two nights in Pistoia. Depending on the season and the weather it will be possible to use the hotel outdoor pool and enjoy the ample garden. Upgrades to the historical part of the Villa are available; please ask your sales consultant for further information. *Hotel Villa Cappugi*

  5. Day 5 Circular ride from Pistoia TBC

    The countryside just outside Pistoia is the perfect mix between Tuscan rolling hills and the pre- Apennines region with valleys and hills providing the backdrop to our ride. On route we will enjoy a light lunch with the chance to sample the best local produce. On our return to Pistoia we meet our local guide who will show us the beauties of this off the beaten track Tuscan gem elected Italian Capital of Culture in 2017. Among the highlights the City Hall, Palazzo Pretorio, San Zeno Cathedral, Palazzo dei Vescovi, the Baptistery and the spectacular Bell Tower. Time permitting, we will pay a visit to Pistoia Underground and its secret passages.  *Hotel Villa Cappugi*

  6. Day 6 Pistoia to Florence

    In the morning we set off towards our final destination, Florence. Cycling along the wonderful Arno cycle-path, going past picturesque villages we approach the capital city of Tuscany. Once in Florence we cycle through the San Niccolo area just by Ponte Vecchio and Ponte alle Grazie before our final climb to San Miniato al Monte from where we will enjoy a rewarding spectacular view of Florence skyline. *Classic Hotel*

  7. Day 7 Free day in Florence

    Free day to explore the magnificent city of Florence and its enormous wealth of historical sites, museums, galleries, churches and architectural delights. There are no guided tours organised for the day but there’s an option to join one of the free walking tours in the morning. This will then leave you enough time to visit the Uffizi galleries. If you wish to do so we recommend that you pre-book your ticket online to avoid lengthy queues. An ideal slot time would be around 2pm. It can be earlier if you’re not planning on joining a walking tour in the morning. Tickets can be purchased throughhttps://webshop.b-ticket.com/webshop/webticket/eventlist *Classic”>https://webshop.b-ticket.com/webshop/webticket/eventlist”>https://websho… Hotel*

  8. Day 8 End Florence

    The trips ends on the morning of day 8 after breakfast. If you would like to extend your stay in Florence your sales consultant will be able to help with this.

Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
May 9, 2020
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$1,949.00
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June 20, 2020
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$1,999.00
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August 22, 2020
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$1,999.00
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September 5, 2020
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$2,049.00
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October 10, 2020
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$1,879.00
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