Piazza San Michele in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Stefan Jurca

Florence along the Arno River, Tuscany, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Joe de Sousa
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Tuscany - Montecatini to Florence

Italy Bike Tours

Bike in Tuscany, a cyclist paradise!

  • Take a bicycle tour in Tuscany, where the landscape is like a painting! Stylish villas, castles and farmhouses are sporadically scattered atop hills and in cozy valleys. Vast vineyards bear fruit to the region's famed Chianti, and widespread olive groves and historic monuments with age-old mosaics have attracted even the likes of Goethe. Biking in Florence on the cobblestone streets, you will roam the beautiful city that bore such greats as Dante and the Medici's, whose rule made Florence a powerful force during the Italian Renaissance. Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci (who was born in the town of Vinci), Dante, and Raphael all had a hand in making Tuscany the unchallengeable master and treasure of art, science, trade and architecture.

    As far as bucket list biking, Tuscany is on a short list of regions that should not be missed. It's beauty, history, and cuisine are spectacular and there is no better way to experience it than on a bike.

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  •  Country HotelsOption AOption B
    Season 1 £ 848 $ 1,464 954 NOK 8904 kr 8219 $ 1,068 £ 812 $ 1,402 914 NOK 8531 kr 7874 $ 1,024 £ 706 $ 1,218 794 NOK 7411 kr 6841 $ 889
    Season 2 £ 871 $ 1,504 980 NOK 9147 kr 8443 $ 1,098 £ 839 $ 1,448 944 NOK 8811 kr 8133 $ 1,057 £ 724 $ 1,249 814 NOK 7597 kr 7013 $ 912
    Season 3 £ 898 $ 1,550 1010 NOK 9427 kr 8702 $ 1,131 £ 866 $ 1,494 974 NOK 9091 kr 8391 $ 1,091 £ 750 $ 1,295 844 NOK 7877 kr 7271 $ 945
    Single supplement £ 200 $ 345 225 NOK 2100 kr 1938 $ 252 £ 200 $ 345 225 NOK 2100 kr 1938 $ 252 £ 200 $ 345 225 NOK 2100 kr 1938 $ 252

    extra options

    Electric bicycle: £ 84 $ 146 95 NOK 887 kr 818 $ 106

    Extra nights

     Country hotels/Option A:Option B:
    Montecatini: per person/night  £ 58 $ 100 65 NOK 607 kr 560 $ 73 £ 45 $ 78 51 NOK 476 kr 439 $ 57
    Single supplement: £ 16 $ 28 18 NOK 168 kr 155 $ 20 £ 14 $ 25 16 NOK 149 kr 138 $ 18
    Florence: per person/night £ 98 $ 169 110 NOK 1027 kr 948 $ 123 £ 67 $ 115 75 NOK 700 kr 646 $ 84
    Single supplement: £ 76 $ 130 85 NOK 793 kr 732 $ 95 £ 26 $ 44 29 NOK 271 kr 250 $ 32

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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Skill Level

This self-guided tour is classified as difficult cycling, with sloping landscapes dotted with steeper inclines, but not overwhelmingly so. Average daily distance is about 30 miles. Though the daily routes are not too long, they can be strenuous, so we do recommend being in reasonably good physical condition for this tour.

Where You’ll Stay

Option A: Nicer 3-star and 4-star hotels some with swimming pools
Option B: 3 star hotels
Country hotels: Well chosen, Tuscan inns located on the outskirts of the towns. Every hotel has a swimming pool with the exception of Florence.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights in your selected category
  • Welcome briefing
  • Tour information
  • Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • 21 speed hybrid bicycle
  • Bus transfer Greve to Florence with bike
  • Sign posted route
  • Detailed route descriptions & maps (including places of interest)
  • 7 day service hotline
  • GPS tracks available (must be reserved in advance)
  • Bicycle protection

What’s Not Included

  • Visitor’s Tax (to be paid upon arrival) approx. €15-20 per person
  • Lunches
  • Trip insurance

Extra Stay

Extra night in Florence and Montecatini Terme available by request.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillDifficult
Length8 days
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Tour Dates

Arrival possible on Saturday from April 1 to Ocotber 14, 2017

Season 1: April 1 to April 28 and September 30 to October 14
Season 2: April 29 to May 26 and September 2  to September 29
Season 3: May 27 to September 1 

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Tuscany - Montecatini to Florence Map

Day 1: Arrival in Montecatini Terme
Day 2: Montecatini Terme – Vinci – Montecatini Terme, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 3: Montecatini Terme – Pisa, 25 to 56 mi. (40 to 90 km)
Day 4: Pisa – Casciana Terme, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 5: Casciana Terme – San Gimignano, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 6: San Gimignano – Siena, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 7: Siena – Florence, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 8: Departure from Florence.

All distances are approximate.

DAY 1: Montecatini Terme
Arrival in Montecatini Terme, the starting point of this bike tour in Italy. In the evening, there will be a tour review and additional tour materials and tourist information will be handed out.

DAY 2: Round tour, Montecatini Terme - Vinci - Montecatini Terme, 34 mi. (55 km)
Via small paths, you continue to cycle through Tuscany past the  vast agricultural plains and olive groves of the  Valdenievole Valley through Tuscan villages from Montecatini Terme to Vinci and back again to Montecatini Terme. Vinci is the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci. Recommended  is a visit to the museum in the castle since it houses one of the largest and most original collections of machines and models of the inventor.

DAY 3: Montecatini Terme - Pisa, 25 to 56 mi. (40 to 90 km)​
On your way to Lucca, you will pass the small, medieval wine town of Monte Carlo where Tuscany's few white wines flourish. You can go by bike or train to Lucca. A bike ride on the historic city walls offers magnificent views of churches and towers that rise above the rooftops of the city. Then it is on to Lake of Massacciuccoli (also known as Lake of Giacomo Puccini) with a panorama of the sea and Pisa. 

DAY 4: Pisa - Casciana Terme, 31 mi. (50 km)
Many fertile fields line the way on the route from Pisa along the River Arno as you continue the tour through the hills. The gentle slopes are draped with grape vines, olive groves and peach trees. Quiet paths lead through medieval villages until the final destination is reached, the spa town of Chianni.

DAY 5: Casciana Terme - San Gimignano, 34 mi. (55 km)
Cycle past vineyards and over soft hills in the direction of San Gimignano, the landscape today is like cycling through a Fattori painting. In earlier times here, each noble family owned his own tower - these towers now give San Gimignano it's unique flair.

Day 6: San Gimignano - Siena, 31 mi. (50 km)
Today your bike tour in Tuscany will take your through the wonderful landscape and architectural paradise of Siena. Each hill top view en route makes you forget the ascent. Once you reach the small fortified village of Monteriggioni, you will feel as if you have been transported back to the Middle Ages. The tour ends in Siena, a city that sits on three hills. The heart of the city, the huge piazza known as Il Campo, is where the Roman forum used to be.

DAY 7: Siena - Florence, 31 mi. (50 km)
Through the hilly Chianti-region, where the Chianti Classico comes from, you’ll then head towards Greve, first passing through the charming wine village of Castellina.  From here follows a bus transfer to Florence (cost is included).

DAY 8: Departure

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Customer Feedback

  • Claire Radcliffe 1 year ago

    We loved our Tripsite journey! We would love to do another ride one day, maybe next year! It was better than what we expected! Challenging and scenically! We trained hard beforehand and we're thankful that we did! I would recommend a Tripsite journey for anyone who is considering its! Thank you!

  • Jennifer Clarkson 2 years ago

    I loved the trip, I would go again in a heart beat!

  • M.C. Radcliffe 2 years ago

    Everything surpassed my expectations. I would be happily do it again! Thank you for your good services!
    I want to know where I can find a bike seat like the one I used on your tour . . . it was the most comfortable bike seat I've had the pleasure to sit on! ;-)

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