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Cycling in Tuscany: Pisa to Florence

Cycling in Tuscany: Pisa to Florence

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $1779per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2020  
  • Departures
    Selected Saturdays from 28 Mar '20 to 10 Oct '20
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Route notes and maps
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Excellent choice for
  • Art & history, solo travellers, couples

Italy: Tuscany

Cycling in Tuscany: Pisa to Florence

  • Famous spa towns, world-class art museums and fresco-decorated churches
  • The Renaisance town of Lucca, leaning tower of Pisa and Ponte Vecchio in Florence
  • Narrow cobbled streets, lively piazze, stunning Tuscan landscapes

Cycle from the iconic leaning tower of Pisa to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, passing through beautiful Tuscan landscape that inspired artists and composers such as Leonardo da Vinci and Puccini. The gentle cycling is mainly along riverside paths and quiet roads, and there are the opportunities to lengthen the rides, or take the train at some stages to spend extra time at your destinations. Enjoy a free day in the romantic city of Florence and take some time to visit the sights in one of the world's most stunning cities!



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Pisa

Make your own way to Pisa. This UNESCO World Heritage city is known all over the world for the iconic leaning tower, but it is also home to beautiful Renaissance piazze, Romanesque buildings and renowned art galleries.

Day 2: Pisa to Lucca 30km/19mi or 45km 28mi

Pedal northwards along the beautiful River Serchio. If you want to extend your route, cycle towards Lake Massaciuccoli before reaching the Renaissance town of Lucca. Encircled by its perfectly preserved city walls, the town is also the birthplace of the great composer, Puccini and concerts are held here every night in his honour.
Breakfast included

Day 3: Lucca to Montecatini Terme 45km/28mi

Cycle towards Collodi and the own of Pescia. In Collodi, where the author of Pinocchio spent his childhood, you can visit the famous Pinocchio's Park and the aristocratic Villa Garzoni. In Pescia, stroll around the town, discovering churches, mansions and its quiant local flower market, before heading to Montecatini Terme.
Breakfast included

Day 4: At Montecatini Terme (Optional 60km/38mi)

Enjoy a free day to explore one of the most famous spa towns in Europe. Take the cable-railway to the top of the hill or stroll around the Old Town. Alternatively, cycle past olive groves, vineyards and villas to Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace, where there is a museum dedicated to the artist.
Breakfast included

Day 5: Montecatini Terme to Florence 50km/31mi or 65km/40mi

You have two choices today; either cycle directly from Montecatini, or take a short train transfer to Pistoia, a city rich in Romanesque and Renaissance monuments, boasting one of the most evocative squares in Italy: Piazza del Duomo. From here, cycle through the Tuscan flatland to Florence.
Breakfast included

Day 6: At Florence

Enjoy a free day in Florence. Meander down enchanting streets, marvel at the cathedral or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte for spectacular views. The historical city centre is surprisingly small, but incredibly rich in detail, architecture and monuments.
Breakfast included

Day 7: Florence to Empoli and Pisa 40km/25mi or 65km/41mi

Today you can choose to either pedal directly from Florence to Empoli and take a train on to Pisa, or take a train from Florence to Empoli and ride to Pisa along the picturesque river Arno. Arrive in Pisa with time to enjoy this lively, friendly city.
Breakfast included

Day 8: Leave Pisa


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Hotels , Pisa to Florence

We use 3 and 4 star hotels throughout, all en suite. The hotels are chosen for their excellent facilities and proximity to the relevant local sites. All rooms have en suite facilities and air conditioning. Please specify whether you would prefer a double or twin room when booking.

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts are included. However, please note that the typical Italian breakfast is light and often consists of a cup of coffee and a cream-filled or jam-filled croissant. It is always advisable to visit a local shop or supermarket before riding to pick up water and snacks for the day. Suggestions of what to do for lunch and dinner are given in the information material provided. Tuscan food is based around the notion of cucina povera, or 'poor cooking'. Simple, inexpensive meals are made using fresh, high-quality, local ingredients to bring out the natural flavours. Dishes are traditionally hearty and you will find mouth-watering soups and stews made with beans and local meats appearing on all menus, paired with a glass of the local Chianti of course! Tuscany is famous for its truffles, mushrooms and homegrown olive oil, and you will also find a variety of delicious breads as an accompaniment to most meals. It is impossible to offer an exhaustive list of suggestions for 'must-try' dishes, but here are a few recommendations: Panzanella - a cold bread salad made using the simple ingredients of unsalted bread, tomatoes, red onions, basil, olive oil, vinegar and salt Lardo di Colonnata - cured meat generally served as a starter Cacciucco - fish stew, or soup Lampredotto - a stew using the fourth stomach of a cow, cooked in a broth and often found served as street food Castagnaccio - a traditional cake made with chestnut flour Wine lovers will be spoilt for choice, and each town generally has its own wine, so if the choice becomes overwhelming, it is simple enough to go for the vino della casa (house wine) which will likely be a delicious Tuscan table wine.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels

Route notes and maps


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

  • Mar 2020
  • Apr 2020
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  • Aug 2020
  • Sep 2020
  • Oct 2020
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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
This holiday is unsuitable for children.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Selected Saturdays from 28th Mar 2020 to 10th Oct 2020, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.



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