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10 Days Cycling Vacation in Tuscany, Italy
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Residenza Degli Artisti, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Cycling Holiday

From the stunning coastline of the Cinque Terre to ancient hilltop villages like San Geminano, Tuscany offers unforgettable backdrops, with vineyard and olive grove clad hills offering perfect terrain for expert and beginner alike. Throw in post-ride gelatos, Tuscan feasts, and wine so good it’ll make you blush, and you have the makings of the vacation of your life.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Easy to moderate; mostly paved
  • Start point: Lucca
  • End point: Radda in Chianti
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day) to 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)
  • Total Distance: 311 Miles / 500 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: Road bike

Highlights

  • Ride the simply-must-ride-before-you-die Camaiore road
  • Wander the 4.2-kilometer tree-lined footpath atop Lucca’s mura
  • Experience L’Eroica and ride a vintage bike along Tuscany’s famed strade bianchi
  • All breakfasts, lunches and non-alcoholic refreshments during the rides
  • Finish your ride with the best gelato of your life
  • Enjoy an authentic Tuscan feast
  • 9 nights accommodation

Styles


9 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport)
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Accommodation

During this trip, you will be accommodated in double occupancy in various boutique hotels and apartments. There is also an option for a single occupancy. Your first accommodation is Residenza Degli Artisti in Lucca where you will stay for six nights. After that, you'll head to Radda in Chianti where you will stay in CDH Hotel Radda, Chianti for the remaining three nights of your trip.

Program

Why do Magic Places Cycling Adventures so love Tuscany? Well, there’s the food. Not much needs to be said about the world’s finest cuisine, and Lucca, off the tourist tracks around Pisa and Florence, has quietly built a reputation for Italy’s finest gastronomy. Add the perfect bottle of Barolo and you’ll forget that you came here to ride a bike. Seriously.

And the rides! Isolated from southern Tuscany by the Apuane Mountains, Lucca is cycling paradise. While much of Tuscany is characterized by rolling hills, wheat fields, and cypress pines, Lucca is marked by winding climbs to high peaks for the climbers, and quiet, rolling valleys for the recreational cyclist. It is rarely frequented by tourists, but cyclists abound. It is not uncommon to see many pro riders sharing the otherwise quiet roads with you, unbothered by the traffic of visitors driving from one destination to the next.

And let’s not forget L’Eroica - hands down the world’s most revered Gran Fondo, the ultimate celebration of Italian cycling culture, and an absolute must-do for anyone who loves food, wine, and bikes!

Magic Places Cycling Adventures will pick you up from the airport in Florence, shuttle you to Lucca, and help you settle into your chic apartment located in the heart of this ancient walled city. You'll base yourselves here for the next six nights, exploring the phenomenal riding that has made Lucca a training destination for some of the world’s top pro teams. When the ride’s over, your ideal location in Lucca puts an array of incredible cafes, restaurants, shops, and piazzas at your doorstep.

After a week of soaking in the magic of Lucca and its surroundings, Magic Places Cycling Adventures will shuttle you to picturesque Radda in Chianti and a beautiful hotel atop a vineyard-clad hillside. This stunning location will be your base for the next three nights as you immerse yourselves in the awesome vibe of l’Eroica.

You'll visit ride HQ in Giaole in Chianti, pick up your registrations, wander the expo to see the lore of Italian cycling history, and dial in your vintage bikes in preparation for this bucket-list adventure.

A shake-out ride the next day will give you a taste of what’s in store, and then your final day will be the ride. Whether the Piccolo 46 kilometer-ride, the Lungo 209 46 kilometer-ride classic, or any distance in between, you’ll be treated to a ride unlike anywhere else on earth. Entire towns lay out the red carpet with food, music, and entertainment as cyclists and paisano unite in this unique celebration of Italian culture. Be sure to finish with an appetite - the finishing feast is the stuff of legends!

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Food

All breakfasts, lunches, and non-alcoholic refreshments during the rides are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

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

Things to do (optional)

If you feel like a day off the bike, Magic Places Cycling Adventures can easily arrange optional activities including:

  • A guided historical tour of the walled city of Lucca with our affable Italian host
  • A full-day culinary tour of the Tuscan countryside, including winery visits, olive oil tastings, and other gastronomic delights far off the beaten track
  • A day trip to historic Pisa to visit the Piazza dei Miracoli, the Torre di Pisa, and the Pisa Duomo
  • A day trip to walkor hike the famed Cinque Terre on the Ligurian coast
  • A Florence day-trip to take in the famed Uffizi and Accademia galleries

What's included

  • 9 nights double-occupancy, boutique hotel and apartment accommodation
  • Fully guided daily rides
  • All van transfers including airport pick-up and drop-off from Florence airport
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and non-alcoholic refreshments during the rides
  • Entry fee to l’Eroica
  • 1 set of Magic Places professional-grade cycling bibs and jersey
  • Friendly and attentive customer service

What's not included

  • Guided gastronomic experience
  • Winery and historic tours as requested
  • Vintage bike rent for l’Eroica (120 CAD per person)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) Airport transfer included: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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