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Enjoy Lucca province

8 days / 7 nights
Tuscany - Self-guided road cycling
Without guide

price from
~375 £ [429 €]

On this program you will discover the amazing scenery that this Italian region has to offer. Unbelievable landscapes await you along the roads that wind their way between hills of vineyards and olives groves. You will meet proud local people who will be keen to convey to you their passion for their home region, food and traditions.

With fantastic views, challenging rides, wonderful Italian food, culture and historic sites, this is a trip that you won't forget!!

The holiday described here includes a week’s stay in two star accommodation at the heart of Lucca. You can also choose a more comfortable version of this tour which includes a 3 star hotel with swimming pool.


Your day by day program

1
Arrival and installation at the hotel

Arrival in Italy, installation at your hotel in the centre of Lucca.
Take the time to discover the wonderful old city of Lucca with its fortifications and narrow winding streets.

2
Let's ride the Apuans Alps

The itinerary leads you to Bagni Di Lucca. After a smooth 25km climb, you take a small road running through this hilly countryside. Some wonderful panoramas of Lucca are well worth seeing.
Ride: 77km, G+ 1501m, max hight 896m.

3
Pisa tour and Monte Pisano

Today's stage leeds you to Pisa. You can not come to Tuscany without seeing the famous leaning Tower. Starting from Lucca the ride to Pisa is a good warm up. After your visit to the Tower comes the cycle challenge of the day: the Monte Pisano. In good weather you can see Livorno and Pisa from the top of the hill.
Ride:65km, G+ 897m, max height 881m.

4
The marble mountains

Now that you are well trained and feeling fit, this is the perfect moment for you to try the most difficult route of the week!
The day starts with a very smooth first 35km. The road then starts to climb steeply for the next 25km to reach an altitude of 927m.
Along the road, take the time to enjoy the marble mountain panoramas, the village of Castelnuovo Di Garfagnana and the Serchio valley.
Ride: 130km, G+ 1553m, Max height 927m.

5
The Monte Serra

After yesterday’s achievement, you will have a little time to rest your weary legs. Today’s route is not very long, however it is still challenging: you will climb steadily for 11km to reach the top of the Monte Serra.
This hill is famous to all the cyclists of the region thanks to the climb. Enjoy!
Ride: 56km, G+ 901m, Max height 851m.

6
"Colline Lucchese"

You have a few kilometres to warm up before attacking the first climb of five that this stage has to offer.
On this day, you will ride the Monte Pitoro. This is a very famous hill in the region thanks to the annual race "Gran Premio Città Di Camaiore".
Ride: 91km, G+ 1549m, Max height 439m.

7
Lac of Massaciùccoli

For the first part of the route today you will ride around the shore of lake Massaciuccoli. You will climb other hills covered in olives groves.
ride: 68km, G+ 1009m, Max height 409m.

8
End of the trip

Your holiday ends after breakfast in your hotel (transfer to the airport possible if arranged when booking the trip)

Departure board

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Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Lucca
End
  • Lucca
Accommodation
  • Nights in double rooms, hotel 2** in the heart of Lucca.
    You can also choose a more comfortable version of this tour which includes a 3 star hotel with swimming pool.
Number of people
  • From 2 participants
Level of difficulty
  • For regular cyclists. Daily stages from around 52km to 120km, with some steep climbs.
Options
  • Road bike rental : 270€
  • 3* hotel with swimming-pool in double room : 140€
  • Single room : 270€
  • Hybrid bike rental : 100€
  • 3* hotel in single room : 370€
  • GPS tracks on USB stick : 25€
Included
  • Breakfast from day 2 to day 8, 7 nights in a 2 star hotel near the walls of Lucca.
Not included
  • The transfer to the starting point of the tour, and the transfer after the tour. Meals and drinks. Unplanned transfers. Any additional activities. Bike rental. Bicycle repair costs. Personal spending.

Clients feedback

Edward M. 19 May 2013

My brother and I have just had a brilliant week on the Enjoy Tuscany cycle trip. The hotel and cycle hire (excellent carbon bikes from Chrono cycles with very knowledgeable staff) were first class. The routes were challenging at times but extremely enjoyable and give the rider a sense of achievement at the end of the day. The views were spectacular. The directions provided were very good but I would reccomend also buying the local map (7.50 Euros). Europe Active provided us with fantastic service and I would reccomend them for your next cycling holiday.

Jean Verri 26 April 2013

The stay was wonderful, under mild sky (only one rainy day in Pistoia), the scenery was Breathtaking!

We were very well accommodated: slight drawback in Pisa where the hotel did not give us satisfaction, otherwise everywhere else: comfortable, professional reception.

I send you attached the diploma that we have been issued by Active Europe Corsica, can we have the same for Tuscany to "multiply our deeds"!

We will not fail to use Active Europe for our future trips.

Kind regards,
Jean Verri

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