Tuscany Coast
Prices from € 790,00
Bike Model: E.bike, Trekking
Difficulty:
Duration: 7 days
Self Guided

Tuscany Coast

This holiday allows to explore all Tuscany looks: from the art cities of Lucca and Pisa, through country villages and seaside villages, pedaling from the elegant beaches of Versilia to the wild Maremma ... a unique opportunity to savor all the delights of the coast of Etruscans crossing Tuscany from north to south, along the routes once traveled by this ancient people.
The Etruscans, peaceful and cultured, were a people always in harmony with nature and the landscape, lover of good food and aesthetics, which left us a great testimony of refinement in the furnishings (in particular the black-red ceramic) and in the jewels found and in the sarcophagi with their smiling faces. Imagine following in their footsteps taking inspiration from the lifestyle for a journey out of time ... pedaling slowly on the bicycle, trying to seize this atmosphere of peace, freedom and joy, traveling the rural roads between sea and hills that we have selected for you. Don’t miss this opportunity: dive headlong into this sweet adventure!

Highlights: Art cities and medieval villages of Pisa and Lucca areas -The elegance of Versilia coast - Wine roads through the famous “SuperTuscan” vineyards - Seaside villages, parks, pinewoods flowing into wild endless beaches.
    
Towns along the itinerary: Lucca - Viareggio - Torre del Lago Puccini - Pisa - Castiglioncello - Bibbona - Bolgheri - Castagneto Carducci - San Vincenzo - Baratti – Follonica

Stages

Individual arrival to Lucca
Day 1
Individual arrival to Lucca and settling into the hotel. Lucca can easily be reached by local trains or buses from Pisa and Florence, where Tuscany's main airports are. Private minibus transfers from the airports can be arranged on request.
Lucca Cuntryside
Day 2
Distance km. 59 (or 36km)
Altitude m. 330 (or 150m)

Lucca and its countryside deserve a sightseeing tour along the local roads, unbeaten by tourists, among medieval hamlets, parish churches, small farms and old oil mills, where the famous extra virgin oil d.o.p. of Lucca is produced. A taste of pure countryside before going to the sea. The third day gives you also a chance to enjoy completely Lucca, its history and culinary specialties. And you can also have our direct support from our base in Lucca. We have selected an easy itinerary of about 36km and one a little more challenging of 59km to give you a chance to take really all the best of this area.
 
Lucca - Viareggio
Day 3
Distance km. 39
Altitude m. 150

We leave Lucca in the morning, when streets and typical shops look livelier and brighter. Leaving the city centre you will pass by an old Carthusian monastery and Nozzano, an ancient hamlet maintaining its original aspect and fortifications, to reach Massaciuccoli park, on Massaciucoli lake, after a country uphill road. From the short hill you will have an enchanting view of the park, the coast and the sea on the horizon. From here to Viareggio, Marina di Pietrasanta and Versilia beaches it’s a pleasant biking in a totally different landscape.
Viareggio - Pisa
Day 4
Distance km. 37
Altitude flat

The third stage of the tour starts cycling along the “Versilia” promenade, one of the most famous in Tuscany. You will cross the small town of Viareggio, known as resort for famous people, for its Carnival and for the production of yachts and luxurious boats. Changing scenery again you will bike through the Natural Park of “Migliarino - San Rossore - Massaciuccoli”, typical for its sweet-smelling pinewoods and sand dunes, and visit Torre del Lago Puccini, on its centre. The tour will take you in Pisa again for the night.
Pisa - Quercianella
Day 5

Distance km. 46,
Altitude m. 360

Enjoy the Ciclabile del Trammino (little tram cycle path), a track built on the route of an old railway. Ride along the Arno River to its mouth until you reach Marina di Pisa. Here you can join the waterfront cycle path to admire the beautiful view of the coast and the city of Livorno. The scents of the Mediterranean scrub will delight your senses along all the route.
After a quick tour of the historic Centre - Bella Venezia district - pedal to the Livorno seafront.
Arrived in Ardenza you can choose either to ride along the seafront on a busy road but with a breathtaking view of the Tuscan Archipelago and the cliffs full of hidden coves, or take the Via del Santuario di Montenero, a panoramic climb of around 300 meters nestled in the green and followed by a road that goes downhill to Quercianella. It's up to you!

Quercianella - Castagneto Carducci
Day 6

Distance km. 40
Altitude m. 360

You will start your tour southwards always along the seaside: you will enjoy the cycling on natural bike paths inside the centenarian pinewoods, arriving up to several lovely sandy beaches: “The White – Beaches of Vada”, the “Mazzanta”, the “Marina di Cecina”…since the climate in this part of Tuscany is very pleasant also in Spring and Autumn, you will have the chance to stop and relax on the sand, enjoying the typical quiet of early/late season and going for a swim in the sea when sun still bright high.

Bolgheri Wine Roads
Day 7
Distance km. 35
Altitude m. 200

The fourth tour of the holiday is a break in the countryside. This is the day for people loving quality wines and the typical Tuscan countryside, with cypresses, vineyards, farmhouses, mild hills in the background…just like in the postcards! Actually, the area we cross is not far from the sea and so not too hilly. The route is along the “Wine Road of the Etruscan Coast”: you will reach Bibbona, Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci crossing the whole area where SuperTuscan wines as Sassicaia and Ornellaia are produced. You will find a lot of wineries where stop your cycling for a wine tasting, before coming back to our beautiful hotel to relax.

Waste no more time

Do not hesitate to ask for more information and plan now your holiday

TUSCAN COAST 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
Overnight in double room with breakfast from € 790,00
High season supplement from 1/5 to 30/09 from € 140,00
Single room surcharge € 300,00
Third person in triple room      - 30%
Hotels 4 stars supplement € 200,00
REDUCTION FOR CHILDREN
Up to 6 years  free
from 6 to 12 years   50%
from 12 to 16 years   25%
EXTRA
Trekking bike rental  € 130,00
E.bike rental € 250,00
Front bag €   35,00
Rear bags €.  42,00
Helmet   € 28,00
Transfer Pisa/Lucca € 100,00
Transfer Florence/Lucca  € 130,00
ADDITIONAL NIGHT P.P.
Lucca from € 70,00
Castagneto from € 70,00
HOW TO REACH US
By car: you can plan your trip on www.viamichelin.it or www.google.com/maps.
By train: Pisa Centrale station or Florence, info and timetables on www.trenitalia.it
By plane: Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa and florence Peretola, for flight information consult the websitehttps://www.pisa-airport.com/en/ and https://www.aeroporto.firenze.it/en/
For the transfer from Pisa or Florence you can use public transport (bus or train) or we can organize a private transfer.

ACCOMMODATION
3-star hotel with breakfast, with a supplement it is possible to stay in a 4-star hotel. Tourist tax must be paid at the hotel reception.

PARKING AREA
TYou can park for free at our shop, or we will provide you with information based on your chosen accommodation.

SERVICES INCLUDED
• 3 star accommodation in a double room with private facilities
• Breakfast
• Welcome briefing at the departure hotel
• Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
• Detailed travel documents (maps, route description, locations, important phone numbers)
• Telephone assistance service for the duration of the tour
• Medical and luggage insurance

SERVICES EXCLUDED
• Arrival at the starting point of the tour
• Return trip at the end of the tour
• Lunches, dinners and drinks
• Tourist taxes and all extras in general
• Bike rental
• Optional travel cancellation insurance
• Anything not expressly indicated under "The fee includes"



 

Hotels

Hotel San Marco

Via San Marco, 368
55100 Lucca 
info@hotelsanmarcolucca.com 
Tel +39 0583495010

Hotel Mercure

Viale Luigi Einaudi, 11
55049 Viareggio LU
HA745@accor.com
Tel.+39 05841661348

Hotel Alessandro della Spina

Via Alessandro della Spina, 5/7/9
56125 Pisa PI
info@hoteldellaspina.it 
Tel. +39 050502777

Hotel Villa Margherita

Via Mario Puccini, 44
57128 Quercianella LI
info@hotelvillamargherita.com
Tel. +39 0586491023

Hotel Zi Martino

Strada Provinciale Bolgherese, 262
57022 San Giusto LI
info@zimartino.com
Tel. 39 05657666000