Tuscan Family Cycling Tour
Tuscan Family Cycling Tour

Tuscan Family Cycling Tour

8 days

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Discover the natural beauty and culture of Tuscany by bike on this self-guided family tour

The Tuscan Family Cycling Tour takes you from Pisa to Florence, and is the perfect way for the whole family to experience the culture and charm of northern Tuscany by bike. Enjoy relaxed rides though wonderful landscapes and make stops in vibrant cities like Lucca and Pisa for Tuscan cuisine and quintessential sightseeing.

The Family Cycling Tour begins in Pisa, where the kids will surely love grabbing a photo with the leaning tower. Cycling through the countryside that surrounds the city is serene, and you’ll have the chance to visit a fantastic natural history museum inside the Certosa of Calci monastery.

Riding to Lucca is scenic and flat, and Lucca itself is charming. Cycle past the 2nd century Roman amphitheater before looping through the Lucchese foothills. Up here, there are plenty of stunning villas with grand gardens.

The next leg of the Family Cycling Tour leads to Vinci, where you can learn about Leonardo da Vinci right in his hometown.

Riding into Florence caps off the trip in the best way possible- a night in the stunning “jewel of Tuscany”. The Tuscan Family Cycling Tour is simply magnificent and fun for all ages!

Highlights of the Tuscan Family Cycling Tour

Enjoy cycling with the whole family through Tuscan, from Pisa to Florence.
Visit the fascinating medieval town where Leonardo da Vinci was born.
Enjoy fine Tuscan food and drink at every stop, like local olive oil and Florentine steak.
Ride through the most awe-inspiring scenery, including rolling hills and vineyards.

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From $495USD
8 days
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Tuscan Family Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Pisa

Settle into your lovely hotel once you arrive in Pisa. The kids might enjoy a dip in the hotel pool, or you can spend the rest of the day strolling the city and finding a spot to enjoy some mouthwatering Tuscan food
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pisa
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Bike to Certosa of Calci

The first adventure on your family Tuscan cycling tour is a ride to the impressive Certosa of Calci monastery, which houses a museum of natural history and was built back in 1366. Biking through the countryside near Pisa is blissful, and you’ll get another look at the city’s pastel houses and rustic towers when you ride back through at the end of the trip.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pisa
Distance: 2 hours, 25 km, 90 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Bike to Lucca

Today’s cycling adventure is nearly all flat, so you can focus on the views as you ride along the Serchio River. Lucca is charming, and riding around the splendid gardens and bell tower is simply great. Make sure to take a peek at Piazza Anfiteatro, a 2nd century Roman amphitheater.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Lucca
Distance: 2 hours, 24 km, 300 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Lucca villa loop

Today, set off into the Lucchese foothills to ride through the many stunning villas around the city. The palaces feature the most incredible, lush gardens, which makes the day even easier on the eyes. Follow the Serchio River home for a tasty dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Lucca
Distance: 3 hours, 36 km, 170 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Bike to Vinci

After a quick morning transfer to Altopascio, the family will ride through the Padule of Fucecchio nature reserve. Here, enjoy the all-encompassing green of nature and keep an eye out for migratory birds. Then, you’ll finish the day’s ride at a farm just outside of Vinci, where you can enjoy dinner and rest your legs.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vinci
Distance: 3.5 hours, 40 km, 250 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Vinci loop

On one of the most interesting days in your family cycling tour of Tuscany, you’ll ride through the hometown of Leonardo da Vinci. Stop in at one of the museums detailing his life and work, where you can see his designs and inventions in person. Then, ride up to the house where he was born- it’s got an excellent view!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vinci
Distance: 1.5 hours, 11 km, 175 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Bike to Cerreto Guidi or Excursion to Florence

The last full day of your family cycling tour of Tuscany can be enjoyed two ways. The first option is a round trip near Vinci, with a ride to the village of Cerreto Guidi. Here, a towering Medici palace beckons to be explored! The other option entails a ride into Empoli, where you’ll hop onto the train to downtown Florence. Spend the afternoon strolling the many gorgeous streets, grab a cappuccino, or tempt the kids with some gelato. You’ll hop back on the train to Vinci before nightfall.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vinci
Distance: 2.5 hours, 15 km, 450 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Farewell, Tuscany!

Enjoy a final breakfast with the family before transferring to Empoli railway station, where you can take the train into Florence, or anywhere else. Arrivederci!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Tuscan Family Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided family-friendly cycling tour in Tuscany is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel, the class of accommodation, and the kind of room you prefer.

Prices below are per person.

Departure on March 1st – March 28th:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $675 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $595 USD
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): $495 USD

Departure on March 29th – April 27th:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $725 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $625 USD
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): $550 USD

Departure on April 28th – May 28th:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $750 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $650 USD
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): $550 USD

Departure on May 29th – June 24th:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $775 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $650 USD
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): $575 USD

Departure on June 25th – August 31st:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $825 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $695 USD
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): $625 USD

Departure on September 1st – September 30th:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $775 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $675 USD
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): $575 USD

Departure on October 1st – October 31st:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $750 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $650 USD
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): $550 USD

Departure on November 1st – November 30th:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): $675 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): $595 USD
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): $495 USD
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Accommodation on the Tuscan Family Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 3 and 4-star hotels and B&Bs. The hotels offer pleasant rooms with ensuite bathrooms and excellent locations. In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Solo travellers must pay a supplement that varies based on the season (please inquire to find out more).

Hotels on Standard Tour

Airone Pisa Park Hotel in Pisa ★★★

This hotel offers rooms with flatscreen TVs, walk-in showers, and an outdoor pool. It’s conveniently close to popular sightseeing destinations.

Hotel Carignano ★★★★

This countryside hotel has a great outdoor pool. The rooms offer TVs, free WiFi, and rustic furnishings.

Agriturismo Il Piastrino ★★★

This agriturismo is a completely renovated ancient farmhouse with a great outdoor pool. The rooms feature TVs, air conditioning, free WiFi, balconies, and private bathrooms.

What’s included in the Tuscan Family Cycling Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes bike delivery and collection on first and last days of the tour, personal transfers on day 5 and day 8, also one luggage-only transfer on day 3.

Also Included

  • Route guides and notes
  • Maps and detailed information packs
  • 24/7 telephone guidance and support
  • Bike theft insurance
  • Bike helmet (if renting a bike during the booking process)

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes
  • Personal equipment
  • Bike rental
  • Anything not stated as ‘included’

Optional Extras

  • Bike and biking equipment rental (6 days):
    • Hybrid bike: $175 USD
    • E-bike: $275 USD
    • Rear bags - $50 USD
  • Any additional nights before or after tour
  • Airport transfers

Frequently Asked Questions about Tuscan Family Cycling Tour

S-Cape Travel is a boutique tour operator focused on sharing the best walking, cycling, cultural and food & wine tours in Europe. Book one of their self-guided tours to live La Dolce Vita for a week or two, as you walk or cycle around Europe, enjoying incredible views and amazing food and wine.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. You will cycle fair distances, but the incline is generally minimal, and the trails are in good condition.

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