Tuscan Family Cycling Tour

Tuscan Family Cycling Tour

Tuscan Family Cycling Tour

Prices

From $495USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

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

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!

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

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): €650EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €475EUR

Departure on March 29th – April 27th:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): €595EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €525EUR

Departure on April 28th – May 28th:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €725EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): €625EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €525EUR

Departure on May 29th – June 24th:

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

Departure on June 25th – August 31st:

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

Departure on September 1st – September 30th:

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

Departure on October 1st – October 31st:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €725EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): €625EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €525EUR

Departure on November 1st – November 30th:

  • Price per person sharing a double or twin room (min 2 travelers): €650EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (min 3 travelers): €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room (min 4 travelers): €475EUR
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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).

Podere San Paolo in Pisa

This family-run hotel is located in a countryside, surrounded by beautiful views and with great amenities.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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: €150EUR
    • E-bike: €275EUR
    • Rear bags - €50EUR
  • Any additional nights before or after tour
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Tuscan Family Cycling Tour

How hard is the Tuscan Family Cycling Tour?

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.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. You don’t need to carry lots of things with you and can only carry your daypack, as your luggage will be picked up from your hotel daily in the morning and delivered to your destination hotel.

Are meals included on the Tuscan Family Cycling Tour?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Pisa to start this tour?

You can fly directly to Pisa (PSA). Take the train directly to San Giuliano Terme (Pisa). You can also fly into Florence (FLR), and from the Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station, take the direct train to San Giuliano Terme. You’ll need to change trains in Pisa Centrale. Check train schedules at this website.

Is the Tuscan Family Cycling Tour guided?

No, you will be provided with maps, route guides, notes, and 24/7 telephone support to complete your self-guided tour.

Where does the Tuscan Family Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Vinci, where you will be driven to the Empoli railway station to take the train to the airport.

Are bike rentals included?

Bike rentals are not included, but they are available as an optional extra. You can rent electric, road, or mountain bikes. Suggested models:

  • MERIDA Crossway 300 Lady
  • MERIDA Crossway 500 Man
  • Giant Ambition
  • Montana MTB
  • Specialized Rockhopper Electric MTB

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Italy for this tour?

The best time to travel to Italy for the Tuscan Family Cycling Tour is from March-November, however, July and August tend to get very hot.

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Prices

From $495USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

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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