Tuscany bike tour: from Pisa to Florence

8 Days

Your trip

Tuscany awaits you with one of the most impressive landscapes in Europe, thanks to its hills with picturesque vineyards, olive slopes and cypress avenues.

Map PisaWhile cycling you will enjoy diverse views and admire Renaissance art and architecture. Tuscany is also the land of numerous artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci or Giacomo Puccini. Cities like Pisa or Florence need no further presentation, but you will also discover beautiful castles and villages where you can taste Tuscan cuisine.

Please note: Compared to most of our other tours, this one goes more through cultural than natural landscapes. The Pisa – Florence region is beautiful, highly praised and immensely interesting. However, it is also relatively densely built-up.

Are you looking for history and culture in free nature – you are exactly right here.

Are you looking for rest and relaxation? Maybe take a look at our trip from Venice along the Adriatic?

Accommodation

Hotels

For this bike tour we offer 2 different hotel categories, from which you can choose when booking:

> Category A (“Comfort”): mostly 4**** hotels with some 3*** hotels

> Category B (“Standard”): 3*** hotels with a family run 2** hotel in Lucca.

All rooms have shower / WC and are also equipped with air conditioning.

When booking the trip we offer different types of rooms:

> A double room is a room with a double bed

> A 2-bed room is a room with two separate beds

> A 3-bed room is usually a room with a double bed and a bed/sofa bed

The route

> Easy cycling on mostly flat terrain, with only a few short climbs.

> In 6 stages you will cover 225 to 280 km. Depending on the route chosen. Elevation profile uphill: 950 / 1.190 m

> They mostly ride on paved roads, sometimes (about 12%) on dirt roads. On day 2, 3, 5 and 7 there is a possibility to shorten the cycling stages by train. Every day there are train connections between the overnight places.

The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.

Please note: For organizational reasons, due to weather conditions or according to regulations of local authorities, some changes in the tour itinerary could occur before or during the vacation. Along the route, for example, you might find detours due to construction work that we cannot foresee. Please follow the instructions on site.

Bicycles

Rental bikes: If you want to rent a bike from us, you will get a very good unisex city bike with Deore Shimano 27 speed derailleur. Also available as a men’s bike.

Electric bikes (pedelecs): You can also rent an electric bike for this trip. These are equipped with 9-speed gears and assistance up to 25km/h. Performance: approx. 90 km (depending on driving style)

All bikes are equipped with mudguards, puncture-proof tires, single-sided waterproof pannier, handlebar bag (1 x per room), bike computer, repair kit (1 x per room) and bike lock.

The bikes of sizes S – XL and the corresponding equipment such as repair kit, air pump, spare tube, bike lock, saddle bag, handlebar bag, bike computer are ready for you at the arrival hotel. At the end of your bike tour, simply drop off the rental bike at the last hotel. Return transportation is provided. Models may vary depending on region and availability.

Please indicate your age and height when booking!

Own bikes

It is possible to bring your own bikes, but at your own risk. For possible damages etc. on the own bike during the whole bike trip as well as during transport trips can not be liable.

Bitte beachten Sie: In Italien besteht keine Helmpflicht. However, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours. You are also welcome to rent it for the duration of the trip.

Arrival

by train:

Pisa is easily accessible by train. Information about the timetables can also be obtained from the travel information of the German railroad.

by plane:

> is accessible from Germany with several airlines.

> From the airport you can quickly get to the city center by cab, bus or train.

Country information and tips on package tours

Information on entry requirements to Austria and Italy can be found on our page under country information. Please read our notes on package tours on the ARB page.

Please note: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. We recommend that you take out international health insurance and travel cancellation insurance.

Day by day

Individual arrival to Pisa :
Day 1

Individual arrival to Pisa

Individual arrival. Pisa, world famous for the magical “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its spectacular Leaning Tower, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and also has the friendly and lively vibe of a university town.

Dinner
Hotel
Pisa - Lucca :
Day 2

Bike tour Pisa – Lucca, about 40 km

Through the Pisan countryside you will follow the river Serchio northwards on your bike tour today and reach Lucca. If you want to extend the stage a bit, you can cycle to Massaciuccoli Lake before reaching Lucca.

Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel
Lucca - Montecatini :
Day 3

Bike tour Lucca – Montecatini, about 45 km

A panoramic road will take you to the small towns of Collodi and Pescia. In Collodi, where the author of Pinocchio spent his childhood, you can visit the famous Parco di Pinocchio and the noble Villa Garzoni.

In Pescia, small churches, palaces, Renaissance mansions and the flower market invite you to take a walk.

Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel
Cycling tour Montecatini - Vinci :
Day 4

Cycling tour Montecatini – Vinci, about 60 km

Today you have two options: You can relax in the thermal waters of one of the most famous thermal spas in Europe and stroll through the alleys of the old town, which you can reach by funicular.

Or you can follow the route description through olive groves, vineyards and past Medici villas and old farms to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci (museum visit possible).

Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel
Aquileia - Trieste, about 50 - 70 km :
Day 5

Bike tour Montecatini – Florence, about 65 km

Today you have the option to start cycling immediately from Montecatini or shorten the stage with a train transfer to Pistoia. Pistoia is characterized by the Romanesque and Renaissance styles and is home to one of the most impressive squares in Italy, Piazza del Duomo.

From here we continue by bike through the Tuscan plain to reach Florence.

Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel
Florence :
Day 6

Florence

Free day! You can decide for yourself how you want to spend your time in one of the most beautiful cities.

Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel
Florence - Empoli :
Day 7

Bike tour Florence – Empoli, about 40 km + about 60 km by train to Pisa

Today you have two options:

  • You can cycle from Florence and reach Pisa by a train ride from Empoli.
  • Alternatively, take the train Florence-Empoli and from there blame to Pisa.

Please note that train tickets are not included in the price of the trip.

Congratulations on the arrival!

Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel
Departure :
Day 8

Individual return journey

Individual departure or extension in Pisa.

Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel

Services

contain

  • 7 x overnight stays with breakfast in the selected hotel category
  • Luggage transport
  • App with maps, route description, points of interest and GPS data
  • Digital tour information
  • Service hotline (partly in English)

not included

  • Tourist tax, approx. 10-15 €
  • Train rides
  • Everything that is not listed under the indication "Included in the price

Dates and prices

Arrival days 2024: Saturdays in the …
Season 1 30.03. – 19.04. and 28.09. – 12.10.
Season 2 20.04. – 10.05. and 07.09. – 27.09.
Season 3 11.05. – 06.09.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room w. breakfast 850 € 980 € 1.030 €
Single room w. breakfast 1.150 € 1.280 € 1.330 €
Third person in shared room 680 € 810 € 860 €
Double room w. breakfast 950 € 1.080 € 1.130 €
Single room w. breakfast 1.280 € 1.410 € 1.460 €
Third person in shared room 750 € 880 € 930 €
Extra nights
Extra night in Pisa double room standard with breakfast 70 € 70 € 70 €
Extra night in Pisa single room standard with breakfast 110 € 110 € 110 €
Rental bicycles
E-bike 300 € 300 € 300 €
Touring bike 150 € 150 € 150 €
Bicycle helmet 15 € 15 € 15 €
Please note: Depending on the accommodations we book for you, the overnight stops may differ from those indicated in the route plan. Please refer to your individual hotel list for accommodation locations! Also, in many places you have freedom to shorten the path or make it different. The proposal presented here is therefore more for inspiration and rough orientation than for compulsive imitation. If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer.

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