VISITING THE GREAT CITIES OF NORTHERN TUSCANY
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Forget the steep Tuscan hills as you and your family effortlessly cycle along the meandering Arno river cycle paths that take you from one monumental artistic city to the next. Visit some of Italy’s most famed cultural centre such as Pisa, Lucca and Florence as well as its lesser know and more intimate corners, such as Calci, where a world-famous Natural History Museum is housed and Vinci, where Leonardo da Vinci was born. Pedal through a quintessential Tuscan landscape, taste the many local specialties and stay in 3 comfortable, family run, hotels.
- The magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa with the leaning tower and Cathedral
- Quintessential Lucca, with its imposing city walls and a riddle of narrow streets
- Vinci, the charming medieval town where Leonardo da Vinci was born
- Florence, the cradle of the renaissance
- Quiet country roads, cycle paths and tree lined avenues
- Delicious Tuscan culinary specialties
- Warm, welcoming locals
Day 1 - Arrival in Pisa
Pisa on BB basis Arrive at your hotel in San Giuliano Terme, located 3,5 km from Pisa centre town, and settle in to the comfortable 3* hotel with swimming pool.
Day 2 – Pisa loop to the Certosa of Calci
Pisa on BB basis Begin your day cycling through the inspiring countryside around Pisa, stopping for a visit to the grandiose Certosa of Calci monastery. It was founded in 1366 and houses a magnificent, renowned Natural History Museum. The second part of the day is spent in Pisa, visiting its many outstanding monuments
Day 3 - Cycle from Pisa to Lucca
Carignano on BB basis Today’s ride is very scenic and nearly all flat.
The route follows the Serchio River to reach the charming town of Lucca. Once in Lucca, take your time to visit the wonderful city centre, ride along the imposing tree-lined perimeter walls and explore its splendid gardens, majestic bell tower and impressive Piazza Anfiteatro, a 2nd century Roman amphitheatre.
Day 4 – Loop tour of Lucca’s villas
Carignano on BB basis Today you cycle upstream along the Serchio River cycle path that takes you to the Lucchese foothills where there are many beautiful and famous palaces and gardens to be visited. Stop to admire the monumental gardens full of luxurious and extraordinary vegetation of Villa Reale and Villa Grabau before heading back towards town.
Day 5 - Cycle from Lucca to Vinci
Vinci on BB basis Today you with your bikes and luggage will be transferred to Altopascio where you start the ride through the Padule of Fucecchio nature reserve. This is one of the largest inland wetlands of Europe. Depending on the time of year the area will be wet or dry. Marvel at the delightful all-encompassing greenness and to spot some migratory birds enjoying a well-deserved rest on their way south why not leave the road and head into the vegetation. The day ride ends at a farm in the outskirts of the village of Vinci, where the famous inventor/artists
Leonardo da Vinci came from.
Day 6 - Vinci round trip
Vinci on BB basis Gain insight on the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as you explore his birthplace and the two remarkable, child friendly and hands –on museums dedicated to his inventions. Admire his original designs and inventions and ride up to the house where he was born, for some spectacular views and quintessential Tuscan scener
Day 7 - Cycle to Cerreto Guidi or go for a day-tripping to Florence Vinci on BB basis Today you can chose to either do a round tour near Vinci, to the village of Cerreto Guidi visiting its imposing Medici Palace/Villa. Or you can cycle to Empoli train station from where a 30 minutes train ride takes you into downtown Florence the cradle of the Renaissance. Spend the day strolling its wonderful streets and admiring the innumerable wonders before returning to Empoli the afternoon and cycling back to your accommodation in Vinci.
Day 8 - Arrivederci Toscana!
The trip and our services end after breakfast. If you have rented a bike with us, leave it at the accommodation in Vinci.
|TUSCANY FAMILY CYCLING - PISA TO FLORENCE, 8 days 7 nights.
|Pris per person
|Pris per person
|Pris per person
|€60 Inkludert 6 dager. €11 for hver ekstra dag.
|€75 Inkludert 6 dager. €10 for hver ekstra dag.
|Barnesete til sykkel
|€10 Inkludert 6 dager.
|Hybrid sykkel + 1 bag + kilometer teller for hver andre sykkel
|€95 Inkludert 6 dager. €12 for hver ekstra dag.
|Betales lokalt hvis de lokale myndigheter krever det.
|Florence airport to San Giuliano Terme Florence airport to San Giuliano Terme 53km Pisa airport to San Giuliano Terme 12km
|Vinci to Pisa airport 57km Vinci to Florence airport 42km
|Utstyr og tjenester
|Minimum 2 persons
|Easy to moderate (Daily climb easy trip between 100—300m)
|The rides follow mostly well asphalted country roads and secondary roads. There are some dirt-road cycle paths around Pisa and Lucca. There are some small hills on the way to Vinci. Near larger towns, the roads have more traffic
|Best arrival & departure airport
|Pisa, Florence Airports
|Best arrival & departure stations
|Lucca, Pisa, Florence or Empoli train stations
|Any day from 01/03 to 30/11
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