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Tuscany

In the heart of Tuscany

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
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In the heart of Tuscany

The Tuscany is considered by many experts as the most beautiful countryside in Italy. Convince yourself during a bike tour. It offers flat coastlines, shaded pine forests, beautiful vineyards and rolling hills. Marvel at ancient cultural cities and modern spas, a cosmopolitan city such as Florence and the world wonder of Tuscany: the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Highlights

Montecatini Terme
Montecatini Terme is located about halfway between Florence and Pisa in the Italian province of Pistoia and has about 20,000 inhabitants. 

Montecatini Terme

Vinci
Vinci itself offers visitors the chance to see many places connected to Leonardo da Vinci´s life. 

Vinci

Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Tower of Pisa, also called the Leaning Tower, is located in Piazza dei Miracoli, together with the Duomo, the Baptistery and the Camposanto.

Tower of Pisa

Casciana Terme
Casciana Terme is located in the heart of the Pisan Hills and it is one of the many small masterpieces that the people of Tuscany helped to build and to preserve. 

Casciana Terme

San Gimignano UNESCO world heritage
The small village is about 56 kilometers from Florence away and is considered an important stopover for pilgrims on their way to Rome. 

San Gimignano UNESCO world heritage

Tuscany

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Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Tour

Arrival to Montecatini Terme, one of the most famous and elegant thermal resorts in Italy. There are direct train links from Florence to Montecatini. In the afternoon you have a personal route information with hand over of the rental bike (if booked) in the hotel. Take a leisurely stroll through the famous spa town. In the Parco delle Terme (thermal park) there are various thermal baths, such as the Terme Leopoldine and thermal baths Tettuccio (small roof).

The first cycling tour offers a very worthwhile destination. The route leads through the wide plain of Valdenievole valley to the village Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo. Here the museum presents numerous reproductions as well as sketches and photos of the genius inventor, architect, engineer, philosopher and artist (Audio Video Guide can be borrowed, admission payable on spot). After this rewarding break the cycle tour leads on a different route back to Montecatini Terme.

Look forward to the charming town of Lucca, which can be reached by bike or train (optional). Definitely you should take a bike ride along the perfectly preserved city wall (4 km). It offers fascinating views from the old town. Then you cycle down hill to the Lake Massaciuccoli, the home of the composer Giacomo Puccini (now a museum). On dams and secret paths you cycle to the Leaning Tower in Pisa, where a visit to the well-preserved old town lures.

Enjoy the flat bike path on the banks of the Arno before you cycle through gently hilly landscapes on small roads through the Pisan mountains. Here on the slopes best wine, great olives and juicy peaches thrive. Afterward you have time to relax in the idyllic spa town of Casciana and pamper yourself with a visit to the 36 ° C thermal pools.

Today, the route offers countless wonderful views from the typical Tuscan "postcard" panorama. Olive trees, cypresses and vines line the narrow streets that lead you with some ups and downs through this enchanting hills to San Gimignano. Look forward to the great restored medieval village with its typical "gender towers", where you can saunter cozy in the evening.

Again you cross a beautiful Tuscan countryside. Even from a distance you see the small village Monteriggione which is idyllically situated on a small hill. Visit the historic city center, which is surrounded by an almost 600m long city wall and stroll through the narrow streets. After rewarding break you will cycle in the afternoon to the architectural jewel Siena. Here you can marvel at the huge cathedral and the charming square "Il Campo".

Today a real highlight is waiting for you: Your bike tour takes you right into the heart of the wide, hilly Chianti - wine country. From Castellina in Chianti to Greve you cycle in "Chianti Classico" area and you will be delighted by the extensive vineyards of the Tuscan hills. Take some samples in Greve on one of the most beautiful market places of Tuscany take some samples before you get in via transfer back to Florence in the late afternoon.

Today the beautiful bike tour ends in Florence. If you like you can still extend your stay in Tuscany before you travel back home – highly recommended.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services/Infos

All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app 
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
other included services
  • Bike transportation Greve - Florence by bus, transfer for persons by public transportation
  • Personal tour breefing
  • Daily arrival possible on request
Worth knowing about the Tuscany tour

Below please find more information about your Tuscany bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.

Arrival by plane

Florence Airport Amerigo Vespucci (approx. 40km from the hotel in Montecatini Terme). From the airport by shuttle bus to Santa Maria Novella/Florence Central Station. Direct train links to Montecatini Terme. Alternatively, Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (approx. 60km from the hotel in Montecatinit Terme). From the airport either by train or by red bus line to Pisa Centrale Central Station. From here continue by train via Lucca or Florence to Montecatini Terme Centro, travel time approx. 1 hour 15 minutes.

Lufthansa

Alitalia

Arrival by train

There are good international connections to Florence. From here you may go by train to Montecatini Terme every hour. Please find the actual connections and prices in the internet.

Train schedule information Deutsche Bahn

Train schedule information Trenitalia

Arrival by car

Vignette compulsory on the motorways in Austria (10-day vignette approx. 9,50 EUR) and Switzerland (approx. 38,50 EUR). The toll on the Brenner motorway is around 10,00 EUR on the Austrian side and around 23,00 EUR on the Italian side of the Brenner.

Parking facilities

Hotel parking spaces/ garage are available at the hotel for approx. 10,00 EUR per day, on availability, payable on spot. Alternatively, free parking spaces are available near the hotel. You will receive detailed information on parking at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your journey.

Tourinformation and rental bike

The personal route information with rental bike takes place on the day of arrival in the hotel. Any changes will be announced upon arrival at the reception.

Available rental bike

You can choose between unisex 21-speed touring bikes and unisex 7-speed touring bikes with coaster brake, men's bikes available on request in different frame sizes. 8-speed unisex electric bikes in different frame sizes are also available on request. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Weather and clima

Tuscany has a sub-mediterranean climate. In the spring, the temperatures can rise to 20 degrees and more, in autumn the weather is mostly stable. Rainfalls should be expected in spring and autumn. Summer months from mid-June to mid-September can be very hot and dry.

Condition of the bike paths

The Tuscany is a very beautiful but as well hilly landscape. On small roads and bike paths you cycle from one famous city to another. In the entrance and exit of the cities you may find some more traffic.

Cycling in italy

In Italy, warning vests are mandatory outside closed areas at night and at dusk.

Transfer back to Montecatini Terme

You can go from Florence to Montecatini Terme by train. Alternatively you can book an organised back transfer to Montecatini Terme (45,00 EUR per person (2024: 49,00 EUR), payable in advance, reservation obligatory, only saturdays).
Your own bikes will be transfered back to Montecatini Terme without extra fee.

Special dates

Special dates are bookable on request.

Costs which are not included in the travel price

Since the beginning of 2011 guests have to pay a tourism tax in many italian towns. The costs are Euro 1,00 - 5,00 EUR per person and night. This tourism tax is not included in the travel price.

7 day hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

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