Classic itinerary day-by-day

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  1. 1. Day one

    Pisa

    Arrive in Pisa and check into the Hotel Ariston located in the heart of the old town. Your host will meet you there with your cycling equipment and run through the itinerary. Take a peaceful and relaxing stroll through the narrow streets of this charming city. Savor the amazing Chianti wine and olive oil produced in the region’s vineyards. Before calling it a night, promenade past the chapels and pastel houses lining the banks of the Arno River.

  2. 2. Day two

    Circular Ride from Pisa

    This is a gentle ride around Pisa visiting its many outstanding monuments. See world famous Miracle Square and its illustrious leaning tower. Admire the many palaces, churches, towers and town squares that surround you. The longer hilly route also explores the inspiring countryside between Pisa and the mountains of Monte Serra, stopping for a visit at the grandiose Certosa of Calci monastery, before returning to your hotel for a second night. Founded in 1366, it houses a magnificent Natural History Museum.

    Optional 11 or 24 miles (18 or 38 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Pisa to Lucca

    Today’s ride is very scenic and almost flat as it follows the Serchio River to reach the charming town of Lucca and the Hotel Universo your hotel for the next two nights which lies within the tree-lined walls of its perimeter. Here you have ample time to enjoy the town with its splendid gardens and majestic bell tower. Pedal along the town walls and visit impressive Piazza Anfiteatro, a 2nd century Roman amphitheatre. For a very demanding and rewarding route, both for the scenery and the natural beauty, take the longer ride which climbs from Calci up to the mountains of Monti Pisani and enjoy sparkling fresh air and great views.

    15 or 32 miles (23 or 50 km)

  4. 4. Day four

    Circular Ride from Lucca

    The prestigious Renaissance villas on the outskirts of Lucca with their extraordinarily luxurious gardens provide a truly wonderful itinerary for today. You have the choice of a flat or hilly route or a saddle free day. Tuscany at its very best!

    Optional 15 or 21 miles (24 or 33 km)

  5. 5. Day five

    Day Five - Lucca to Vinci

    Start the day with a flat ride or a short train hop to Altopascio. From here you pedal to the fascinating Padule of Fucecchio nature reserve, the largest inland wetland of Europe and then head into the hills to the village of Vinci - home of the famous Leonardo. Relax by the pool at your overnight stay in Agriturismo Il Piastrino.

    16 or 29 miles (25 or 46 km)

  6. 6. Day six

    Vinci to Florence

    Discover the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as you explore his birthplace and two remarkable museums about him, viewing his original designs and inventions. When you’re ready, leave your bike at your accommodation in Vinci and we will transfer you to Empoli for a train hop to Florence. Enjoy the rest of day exploring this jewel of the Renaissance. Your overnight stay is likely to be in the Hotel Park Palace which has a swimming pool and is located above the Boboli Gardens.

    5 or 10 miles (8 or 16 km)

  7. 7. Day seven

    Depart

    Enjoy Florence and depart at your leisure.

Luxury itinerary day-by-day

  1. 1. Day one

    Pisa

    Arrive at Pisa airport and we will transfer you to your hotel set in the historic centre of the town. Your host will meet you there with your cycling equipment and run through the itinerary. Take a peaceful and relaxing stroll through the narrow streets of this charming city. Savor the amazing Chianti wine and olive oil produced in the region’s vineyards. Before calling it a night, promenade past the chapels and pastel houses lining the banks of the Arno River.

  2. 2. Day two

    Circular Ride from Pisa

    This is a gentle ride around Pisa visiting its many outstanding monuments. See world famous Miracle Square and its illustrious leaning tower. Admire the many palaces, churches, towers and town squares that surround you. The longer hilly route also explores the inspiring countryside between Pisa and the mountains of Monte Serra, stopping for a visit at the grandiose Certosa of Calci monastery, before returning to your hotel for a second night. Founded in 1366, it houses a magnificent Natural History Museum.

    Optional 11 or 24 miles (18 or 38 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Pisa to Lucca

    Today’s ride is very scenic and almost flat as it follows the Serchio River to reach the charming town of Lucca and your hotel for the next two nights, which lies within the tree-lined walls of its perimeter. Here you have ample time to enjoy the town with its splendid gardens and majestic bell tower. Pedal along the town walls and visit impressive Piazza Anfiteatro, a 2nd century Roman amphitheatre. For a very demanding and rewarding route, both for the scenery and the natural beauty, take the longer ride which climbs from Calci up to the mountains of Monti Pisani and enjoy sparkling fresh air and great views.

    15 or 32 miles (23 or 50 km)

  4. 4. Day four

    Circular Ride from Lucca

    The prestigious Renaissance villas on the outskirts of Lucca with their extraordinarily luxurious gardens provide a truly wonderful itinerary for today. You have the choice of a flat or hilly route or a saddle free day. Tuscany at its very best!

    Optional 15 or 21 miles (24 or 33 km)

  5. 5. Day five

    Day Five - Lucca to Vinci and Florence

    Start the day with a flat ride or a short transfer to Altopascio. From here you pedal to the fascinating Padule of Fucecchio nature reserve, the largest inland wetland of Europe and then head into the hills to the village of Vinci - home of the famous Leonardo, where a refreshing snack awaits you in a typical agriturismo. From here we will transfer you to your hotel in Florence where you will spend the last 2 nights of your tour in the heart of this unique Tuscan masterpiece.

    16 or 29 miles (25 or 46 km)

  6. 6. Day six

    Florence

    You have a full day to discover wonderful Florence, the jewel of the Renaissance, whose historic centre has been declared a World Heritage site. Enjoy a city walk through its many narrow streets and beautiful squares, take in a gallery or two and relax with a cappuccino by the illustrious Arno River. The magic of Florence lives on!

  7. 7. Day seven

    Depart

    Enjoy Florence and depart at your leisure.