Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence

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Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence

Prices

From $625USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Enjoy Tuscany's sumptuous food and charming culture on this 7-day self-guided tour

Take a relaxed cycling trip between renowned Tuscan cities, like Florence and Pisa.

Explore the Fucecchio Padule nature reserve and its variety of wildlife and landscape.

Taste regionally produced wine and dine on delicious Tuscan delicacies at every stop.

Cycle along the Serchio River, through wooded paths, and alongside traditional Tuscan landscape.

The Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence Tour is an incredibly enjoyable, relaxed way to tour Tuscany’s must-see cities, nature preserves, and wineries via bicycle.

This cycling tour from Pisa to Florence begins in charming Pisa. Between dining at one of the great local restaurants and strolling the banks of the Arno River, make sure you snap a photo at the leaning tower!

The first adventure in your Pisa to Florence cycling tour is a ride into the centre of Pisa, past the churches, towers, and squares. Cycle through the awe-inspiring countryside towards Monte Serra. Then, you’ll ride from Pisa to Lucca, a relaxed trip along the Serchio River. Stop by the impressive Roman amphitheater before touring through the Renaissance villas just outside Lucca.

The next journey in the Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence tour is a fascinating ride into the Padule of Fucecchio nature reserve, where you’ll spot migratory birds and native plant life. Soak up the soothing green before your trek to Vinci, where you’ll learn about Leonardo da Vinci, who was born here. The final journey of the Pisa to Florence cycling tour is, of course, Florence. Bask in the energy of this beautiful city for a night before departing for home.

The Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence Tour is a stellar way to see the best of the region, so book soon!

Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Pisa

From the moment you arrive at your hotel in Pisa, you’ll be beckoned by the city to explore. Drop your bags and head out to stroll along the banks of the Arno River, admiring the pastel houses and chapels beside you. Sit down for dinner at one of the great local restaurants, and don’t forget to try the local Chianti wine and olive oil!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pisa
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Choice of rides in Pisa

Today, you can choose between a short or long ride to sightsee in Pisa. The short ride starts in the centre of Pisa, where you can stop in the famous Miracle Square and snap a photo with the leaning tower. Quintessential Pisa! Then, you’ll ride past the churches, palaces, and squares at a relaxed pace. The longer route heads to the countryside at the foot of Monte Serra. Hop off the bike for a moment to appreciate the grandiose Certosa of Calci monastery, built in 1366. Inside, there is a wonderful natural history museum worth a few hours’ exploration. Then, you’ll head back to Pisa to see Miracle Square and the leaning tower.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pisa
Distance
1.5 hours, 25 km, 120m elevation gain or 2.5 hours, 33 km, 90m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cycle to Lucca

The next ride on your cycling adventure in Tuscany is easy and flat. You’ll trace the Serchio River to the colorful town of Lucca. Stroll the fragrant gardens, see the sky-high bell tower, and then make sure to stop by the 2nd century Roman amphitheater, Piazza Anfiteatro.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Lucca
Distance
2.5 hours, 28 km, 90m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Lucca loop ride

Today, you can pick between to loops rides from Lucca. The first is generally flat, and the second has more incline (to be rewarded with views). Both meander through the Renaissance villas that lie on the outskirts of Lucca. You can explore the most prestigious of the villas and rest for a moment in their enviable gardens.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Lucca
Distance
2 hours, 33 km, 170m elevation gain or 3.5 hours, 39 km, 450m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle to Vinci via Fucecchio

Today, your cycling trip takes you deep into the Padule of Fucecchio nature reserve, which is the largest inland wetland in Europe. The greenery envelopes you, and you’ll breathe in the calming scent of nature as you look for migratory birds and other wildlife. Then, you’ll arrive in Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Vinci
Distance
3.5 hours, 35 km, 250m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Vinci loop and Florence

Spend the morning learning about Leonardo da Vinci as you tour remarkable museums about his life. You’ll have the rare opportunity to see his creations and designs in person before your transfer to Empoli. Here, you’ll hop on a train to Florence. Spend the night soaking in the atmosphere of this vibrant city.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Florence
Distance
1.5 hours, 10 km, 175m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Farewell, Florence!

Enjoy a final breakfast is beautiful Florence before starting your travels home.

Overnight Location
N/A
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast

Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided biking tour in Italy is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on whether you are staying in a single, double, or triple room.

The departure is available at any day of the week. Prices below are per person:

Departure on March 1st – 25th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,175USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $950USD
  • Price per person sharing a double/twin room: $725USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $625USD

Departure on March 26th – April 24th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,250USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,025USD
  • Price per person sharing a double/twin room: $775USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $650USD

Departure on April 25th – June 26th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,295USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,075USD
  • Price per person sharing a double/twin room: $795USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $675USD

Departure on June 27th – August 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,295USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,075USD
  • Price per person sharing a double/twin room: $825USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $695USD

Departure on September 1st – 30th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,295USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,075USD
  • Price per person sharing a double/twin room: $795USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $675USD

Departure on October 1st – November 2nd:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,195USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $975USD
  • Price per person sharing a double/twin room: $750USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $650USD

Departure on November 3rd – 30th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,175USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $950USD
  • Price per person sharing a double/twin room: $725USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $625USD
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Accommodation on the Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence 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. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

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). However, it’s definitely possible to match single travellers up.

Podere San Paolo in Pisa

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

Podere di Rosa in Lucca

This charming family-run farmhouse features terracotta floors, private bathrooms, free WiFi, and a great breakfast.

Agriturismo Il Piastrino in Vinci

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.

Hotel Park Palace in Florence

This hotel offers rooms with TVs, minibars, air conditioning, and free WiFi. The atmosphere is romantic, and the views are pleasant.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 6 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes bike delivery to Pisa and collection from Vinci, luggage transfers on day 3 and day 5. One personal and luggage transfer from Vinci to Empoli railway station on day 6 is included too.

Also Included

  • Route guides and notes
  • Maps and detailed information packs
  • 24/7 telephone guidance and support

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers not mentioned as included
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Bike rental
  • Tourist taxes
  • Personal equipment

Optional Extras

  • Bike and biking equipment rental
  • Any additional nights before or after tour
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence

How hard is the Tuscany Pisa to Florence Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. You will cycle moderate distances, but the incline is generally minimal, and many routes have easier options for a less intense ride.

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 Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence Tour?

6 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes. You will need to acquire travel insurance that covers hiking/walking. 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 Guiliano Terme (Pisa). You can also fly into Florence (FLR), and from the Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station, take the direct train to San Guiliano Terme. You’ll need to change trains in Pisa Centrale. Check train schedules at this website.

Is the Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence 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 Tuscany Cycling from Pisa to Florence Tour end?

The tour ends in Florence, where you can take the train directly to the airport.

Are bike rentals included?

Bike rentals are not included, but they are available as an optional extra. You can rent electric, hybrid, road, or mountain bikes. You can also rent helmets and rear bike bags.

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.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. You will cycle moderate distances, but the incline is generally minimal, and many routes have easier options for a less intense ride.


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