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8 Days Route de Tuscany Cycling Tour in Italy
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Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Veneto, Italy

Stunning Italy Cycling Tour

Blue Sky Cycle Tours invites you to experience this cycling tour from Venice to Florence! A few tough Giro d'Italia climbs combined with rolling hills, beautiful countryside, and stunning stopovers make this a ride that will stay long in the memory. Do not hesitate to join and endure it by yourself!

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: countryside, mountains (4% average gradient), and rolling hills
  • Starts in: Venice
  • Ends in: Florence
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day), Challenging (Cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 437 Miles / 703 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: Road bike
  • 4 - 8 participants


  • 6 days of on-road cycling
  • Experience Giro d'Italia climbs
  • Service of an expert cycling guide
  • 6 cols and 7,027 meters of climbing and descent
  • Support vehicle providing regular assistance
  • Plentiful breakfasts at the hotels
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers


6 cycling days in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Group size: 4-8 participants
Airport transfer included: Venice Marco Polo Airport
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During this tour, you will be accommodated at various hotels and the majority of them are four-star. The hotels emphasize quality and are hand-picked, tried, and tested. There are character locations, bars, and restaurants on your doorstep. Moreover, there will be plentiful buffet breakfasts and secure overnight garage for the bikes.


In this tour, no day is planned to start earlier than 09:00 or finish later than 17:00. You start the week with an evening in Venice and so it is a good idea to arrive early on Saturday to absorb the atmosphere of this great city. The tour starts with a fairly flat 79-mile cycling and finishing at the university town of Ferrara before heading into the Apennines.

The 35-kilometer climb to Passo della Raticosa with a maximum gradient of nine percent is the undoubted highlight of these mountains (the average gradient is four percent), although the views from the top and the steep descent afterward are pretty special. You then visit a string of celebrated medieval Tuscan cities as you breeze your way across this beautiful land before a fairly quiet final day following the river into the majestic city of Florence to celebrate the week.

On the road, an Italian-speaking expert guide will lead the route and allow you to enjoy the stunning route. The guide will take you to the best refueling stops for coffee and lunch, call up the support vehicle if required, and generally look after you.


Upon arrival at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), you will be met by a representative from Blue Sky Cycle Tours. Afterward, there will be an afternoon / evening excursion in the famous city. Then, a full tour briefing takes place after the welcome meal in readiness for the grand depart the following morning.

The day starts with a relaxed breakfast. Coffee and lunch stops will be taken each day en route. Every evening, there will be a briefing for the next day's ride.

Blue Sky Cycle Tours plans to celebrate your arrival in Florence with a cold beer (other beverages will be available). Celebrations continue into the evening before the short transfer to Florence Airport (FLR) the following day or stay longer if you wish to visit the museums, cafes, and other tourist attractions.

Day-to-day cycling details

Cycling day 1: 79 miles / 127 kilometers

  • Climb: 201 meters

Cycling day 2: 74 miles / 119 kilometers

  • Climb: 1,351 meters
  • Raticosa (968 meters)

Cycling day 3: 65 miles / 105 kilometers

  • Climb: 1,774 meters
  • Giogo (883 meters) and Croce ai Mori (955 meters)

Cycling day 4: 64 miles / 103 kilometers

  • Climb: 1,513 meters
  • La Crocina (671 meters) and Montegrossi (603 meters)

Cycling day 5: 78 miles / 126 kilometers

  • Climb: 1,152 meters
  • Castellafi (493 meters)

Cycling day 6: 65 miles / 105 kilometers

  • Climb: 1,036 meters

Baggage allowance

The permitted baggage allowance is one bike bag, one medium-sized suitcase (or medium-sized holdall), plus one small rucksack per person.

Support vehicle

The support vehicle can be summoned to bring forward your extra clothing if cold, reduce clothing if warm, additional water, and snacks from your snack bag. Moreover, the support vehicle also:

  • Carries spare free issue inner tubes (700 by 23 millimeters Presta standard valve only)
  • Carries some spare brake blocks (issued free if they fit) - some long descents!
  • Carries basic toolkit, track pump, and bike stand
  • Can hop in at any time (subject to availability of seats)


  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to complete your chosen tour and that your bike is fully roadworthy.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you arrive at the departure point in good time in accordance with the joining instructions.
  • Road cycling is an inherently dangerous activity that can be exacerbated by adverse weather conditions, poor road surfaces, and the actions of other road users. The company shall not be liable for any injury, disability, death, any financial loss (including consequential loss), or any additional costs incurred by you, direct or indirect, whatsoever and howsoever caused.
  • You are expected to abide by the rules of the tour leader at all times. Antisocial or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and will result in a breach of contract. In such circumstances, you will be required to leave the tour immediately and no refunds or compensation will be provided.
  • If you choose VIP package, you will get unlimited energy bars, drink tabs, team jersey, and USB photo stick of the week.


This cycling tour will start in Venice and end in Florence, Italy. The journey will go through Ferrara, climb six cols including Raticosa, Giogo, Croce ai Mori, La Crocina, Montegrossi, and Castellafi, and visit a string of celebrated medieval Tuscan cities.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 6 days of on-road guided cycling
  • Service of an Italian-speaking guide
  • First aid service provided by a fully-qualified person
  • Support vehicle providing regular assistance
  • Plentiful breakfasts at the hotels
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
  • Transfer to Florence Airport (FLR)

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Bike hire
  • Insurance for you and your bike
  • Snacks and lunches
  • Evening meals

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Blue Sky Cycle Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Riders typically organize their flights to arrive on Saturday. The tour rolls out on Sunday, arriving in Florence seven days later on the following Saturday. The departure is normally organized on the Sunday after a night of celebration in Florence.

Airport: Venice Marco Polo Airport Airport transfer included: Venice Marco Polo Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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