Cathedral Santa Maria in Florence
Tuscan landscape with yellow flowers
Statue of Davide by night

Pisa - Florence

Slow-paced cycling in Tuscany.

If you are looking for an introductory cycle tour through Tuscany, then you are on the right track between Pisa and Florence. The route includes all the interesting places in Tuscany while not being too demanding. You have enough time to visit Pisa, Lucca Vinci and Florence. So it is easy to succumb to the charms to Italy.

Details of the cycle tour from Pisa to Florence

The route from the beautiful city of Pisa in the west, to Florence in the centre of Tuscany will take you seven enjoyable days. In between? Lots of sights, scents, taste sensations and memories to be made. For example, the romantic spa town of Montecatini, a class of fine wine or the typical Tuscan scent of olive trees. You can look forward to 210 kilometres of cycling, which you will remember fondly for a very long time.

Highlights of the cyling holidays in Tuscany

  • Tuscany, the easy way: Always hilly – that’s how you know Tuscany. This route will surprise you however, because it will cause no problems to hobby cyclists.
  • Culture in Pisa, Florence and Vinci: Culture lovers will get their money’s worth in these cities! Museums, historic squares and historic buildings – it’s worth taking a trip on your beloved bike.
  • Luggage service and travel preparation: Thanks to the Eurobike luggage service you can cycle luggage free every day. Your suitcases will be ready and waiting for you in the next accommodation. In addition, the extensive documents such as maps or GPS data ensure your holiday gets off to a good start.

Useful information about the cycle tour to the west of Tuscany

For seven days, beginning in Pisa, every day you get closer to your destination. Finally landing in Florence with its historic flair. The cycle tour is especially for recreational cyclists with few gradients and runs mostly on side roads and dirt roads. About 35 to 55 kilometres are covered daily. Incidentally, you don’t have to worry about your luggage. The Eurobike luggage service brings your luggage to your next accommodation so you only have to cycle with your day bag.

Classic

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

In the evening welcome briefing and bike fitting. We recommend an initial visit of the magnificent old part of town that day.

From the square Piazza dei Miracoli, home of the ‚leaning tower’, you cycle on lovely paths towards lake Massaciuccoli. Here, you can enjoy the amazing views from a panorama road onto the lake and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Past countless olive groves until the river Serchio and continue along its cycle path to the centre of Lucca. You will not only enjoy the historic old part of town but also a circular cycle ride on top of the city wall.

Note several Baroque villas situated directly along the cycle route to Montecarlo. Located on top of a hill, this village is well-known for its excellent white wine – there is only a limited number of places in Tuscany for this grape to grow in such outstanding quality. Sampling a glass in one of the charming Enotecas is a must. Finally, you cycle through the Valdinievole valley where you will reach the famous spa resort of Montecatini.

Cycle through olive groves on small paths from Montecatini to Vinci, Leonardo’s birthplace. Most impressive is the da Vinci museum capturing the genius of all his inventions. To get back to your accommodation, you cycle past rolling hills across the pretty landscape of Montalbano. A ride on the funicular to Montecatini Alto could be the crowning glory of this day.

Soon after just a few kilometres follows the biggest and most challenging ascent this week. As a reward afterwards, you get a short break in the small Medieal village of Montevettolini as well as fantastic views on to the Arno valley during the rest of the tour. Then onwards to Pistoia, which is not so well-known by tourists and called ‚Little Florence’. With its charming squares and impressive churches one is indeed reminded of the neighbouring town Florence.

Today’s tour takes you through the shallow alluvial land between the rivers Arno and Ombrone. This fertile plain is the basis for the amazing plant variety with its especially well-known garden centres. In Poggio a Caiano, directly on your route you find one of the famous Medici villas. Onwards past cypressus alamedas to the Arno riverbanks and finally along the cycle path all the way to the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence.

Tour character

Daily short and slow-paced tours leave plenty of time to explore the cities. Overall easy terrain with only one longer ascent each day. You cycle on lovely side roads and occasionally also on dirt tracks. Only near the bigger cities, moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 7, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
Sep 29, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Sunday
Season 2
Apr 28, 2019 - May 25, 2019
Sep 8, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
Sunday
Season 3
May 26, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019
Sunday
Pisa - Florence, 7 days, IT-TORPF-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
699,00
225,00
749,00
225,00
785,00
225,00
Season 1
Apr 7, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
Sep 29, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
Apr 28, 2019 - May 25, 2019
Sep 8, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
Season 3
May 26, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019
Pisa
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra nicht sgl/bb
Florenz
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra nicht sgl/bb
70,00
105,00
110,00
195,00
70,00
105,00
110,00
195,00
70,00
105,00
110,00
195,00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
80,00
80,00
180,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included:
  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German;English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room ( German; English; French - route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Pisa on request, this costs € 45 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Pisa train station
  • Pisa and Florence airport
  • Public hotel garage costs approx. € 15 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary or free car parking at the hotel
  • Good train connections from Florence to Pisa

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!