Pisa to Florence
The landscape of Tuscany is one of the most beautiful in Europe, with rolling hills laced with verdant vineyards and cypress trees lining the roads.
You’ll pedal from one incredible view to the next, admiring Renaissance art and architecture and getting to know the lands of many great artists of the past, such as Leonardo da Vinci and the composer Giacomo Puccini.
On this tour you’ll discover picturesque villages where you’ll have the chance to try the Tuscan cuisine.
From £1245.00 P/P
The city is famous all over the world for its magic Piazza dei Miracoli with the characteristic leaning tower, the bell tower of the city cathedral. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1987, besides a large number of monuments it also offers the friendly and lively atmosphere of a university city.
Today you are pedalling northwards along the Serchio river for an easy stage. For those who wish a slightly longer itinerary, there is the option of going towards Massaciuccoli Lake before reaching Lucca.
Through a panoramic road you reach the little village of Collodi and the town of Pescia. In Collodi, where the author of Pinocchio spent his childhood, you can visit the famous Pinocchio’s Park (created in 1962) and the aristocratic Villa Garzoni. In Pescia you can enjoy a quiet stroll among churches, palaces, Renaissance mansions and the local flower street market.
Today’s route offers you again two possibilities. You can relax in one of the most famous thermal cities in Europe and stroll down the narrow lanes of the old city, which is situated on a hill and can be reached by a characteristic cable-railway. Otherwise a picturesque itinerary will lead you among villas of the Medici family, olive groves, vineyards and beautiful historical farms, going past Vinci, Leonardo’s birthplace (visit to the museum possible).
Soon after just a few kilometresfollowsthe biggest and most challenging ascent this week. As a rewardafterwards, you get a short break in the smallMedievalvillage ofMontevettolinias well as fantastic views onto the Arno valley during the rest of the tour. Then onwards to Pistoia, which is not so well-known by touristsand called ‚Little Florence’. With its charming squares and impressive churches one isindeed reminded ofthe neighbouring town Florence.
Today’s tour takes you through the shallow alluvial land between the rivers Arno and Ombrone.This fertile plain is the basis for the amazing plant variety with its especially well-known garden centres. In Poggio a Caiano, directly on yourroute you find one of the famous Medici villas. Onwards past cypressus alamedas to the Arno riverbanks and finally along the cycle path all the way to the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence.
The itinerary runs mostly on a flat area with some hilly parts which do not require particular athletic skills. Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people.
Total distance cycled: 280 km
Starting point of the cycling holiday: Pisa
The Pisa to Florence cycling holiday includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and local support if required.
Included Services (Subject to confirmation)
- 7 nights in 3/4 * Hotels
- Standard Bike Hire
- Bike hire
- Luggage transfers between hotels
- welcome briefing
- Travel guide inc maps/route notes
- Local hotline assistance
- Flights to/from the start and finish
- Evening meals (unless stated)
- Local daily taxes (Payable at the hotel)
- Water Bottles
- Travel Insurance
- Bike Insurance (unless stated)
- Welcome Meetings (unless stated)
- Transfers (unless included)
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.