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Self-Guided Cycling in Tuscany: Pisa to Florence
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Cycle through beautiful Tuscan landscape
Trip Highlights
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What's included
  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All luggage transfers
  • Route notes and maps
  • Local bike hire

7 breakfasts are included. However, please note that the typical Italian breakfast consists of a cup of coffee and a cream-filled or jam-filled croissant. It is always advisable to visit a local shop or supermarket before riding to pick up water and snacks for the day. Suggestions of what to do for lunch and dinner are given in the cycling route notes.

Day 1
Start Pisa. Free time to explore this beautiful city and visit the iconic leaning tower.
Make your own way to Pisa. This UNESCO World Heritage city is known all over the world for the iconic leaning tower but offers a whole host of other monuments, museums and galleries to discover. If you have time be sure to take in a walking tour of the city, and enjoy an aperitivo in one of the cities lively bars.
Day 2
Cycling along the River Serchio, pedal towards the well-preserved Renaissance town of Lucca. Optional ride towards Massaciuccoli Lake.
Easy cycling as you pedal northwards along the River Serchio. For those who would like to extend their route, it is possible to cycle to Massaciuccoli Lake before reaching the well-preserved Renaissance town of Lucca. The town is well known for it's high quality olive oil produced in the region, and there are plenty of places in which you can choose to sample some of the delicious rustic cuisine.
Day 3
Panoramic cycling through the small village of Collodi, optional visit to the famous Pinocchio's Park. Spend the night in Montecatini Terme.
Cycling along a panoramic road you reach the small village of Collodi and the town of Pescia. 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. In Pescia there is time to enjoy a stroll around the town, discovering churches, palaces, Renaissance mansions and the local flower street market.
Day 4
Free day; relax in one of the most famous thermal cities in Europe, or take a circular ride (60km) to Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace.
Free day on which you can relax in one of the most famous thermal cities in Europe; taking the cable-railway to the top of the hill and strolling along the narrow lanes of the old city. Alternatively cycle a picturesque itinerary (approx. 60km) through beautiful countryside, discovering olive groves, vineyards and historical farms. Highlights of this route include the villas of the Medici family, and Vinci which is Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace and has a museum dedicated to the artist.
Day 5
Take a short train transfer to the pretty town of Pistoia and then head back in the saddle to reach Florence. Alternatively ride all the way from Montecatini.
You have two choices today; either cycle directly from Montecatini, or take a short train transfer to Pistoia, a city rich in Romanesque and Renaissance monuments with one of the most evocative squares in Italy: Piazza del Duomo. From here get back on the saddle, through the Tuscan flatland to reach Florence, where some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world are housed in the city's museums, palaces and churches.
Day 6
Free day in Florence. Meander down enchanting streets, marvel at the cathedral or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte for a spectacular view.
Enjoy a free day in Florence. Meander down enchanting streets, marvel at the cathedral or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte for a spectacular view. The historical city centre is surprisingly small, but incredibly rich in detail, architecture and monuments, so you will be spoiled for choice!
Day 7
Take a short train transfer to Empoli and cycle along the River Arno to return to Pisa.
Today you can choose to either pedal directly from Florence to Empoli and take a train on to Pisa, or take a train from Florence to Empoli and ride to Pisa along the river Arno. Arrive in Pisa with time to enjoy this lively, friendly city.
Day 8
End Pisa.
Departure after breakfast.
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