- Tuscany Coastline
- Tuscany Coastline
- Tuscany Coastline
- Tuscany Coastline
- Tuscany Coastline
individual cycle tour | 7 days / 6 nightsTuscany Coastline
From the Leaning Tower to Elba.
This particular cycling tour perfectly combines the impressive hilly landscape of Tuscany, typical of this region with its amazing mixture of colours and scents, with the striking scenery of the Etruscan coastline. Stunning cycling paths lead to cultural highlights like Pisa, Livorno, Piombino and several archaelogical excavation sites. Breathe in the warm sea breeze of the Mediterranean whilst pedalling along beautiful white sandy beaches and thrilling steep cliffs. To top all that, the tour also leads you into the hinterland relished by any food and wine connoisseur. Fine vineyards and silvery olive trees line the wine route of the ‚Costa degli Etruschi’. The crowning glory and highlight of the cycling adventure is a bike trip over to the island of Elba. Relaxation and enjoyment are the main focus of this cycling trail along the impressive coastline of Tuscany! How can anyone resist and not be enticed by all these temptations…
Day 1: Arrival in Pisa
In the evening, you will have your welcome briefing and get your bikes. A first glimpse and a visit to the exquisite old part of town is possible today too.
Day 2: Trip to the sea approx. 30 km + train journey
From the Piazza dei Miracoli, home of the Leaning Tower, there are lovely trails winding through the national park ‚Macchia Lucchese’ directly to the sea. Along the sandy beach you will reach the charming sea side town and spa Viareggio. On the way there and in the resort, the refreshing waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea will tempt you to dive in. Short train ride back to Pisa.
Day 3: Pisa – Castiglioncello approx. 40 km + train journey
In the morning, you take a short train ride to Livorno. This historic harbour has a lot to offer including the well-known quarter ‚Venezia Nuova’ with its many canals. Once you have cycled past the Belle Epoque villas along the river promenade, the bike tour continues deep into the hinterland. An extended ascent leads through the national park ’Monti Livornesi’, passing through traditional Tuscan villages along the way until descending towards the sea with magnificent sea views. Today’s accomodation is located close to steep cliffs. Thetrails along the beach and palm trees truly ooze Mediterranean atmosphere.
Day 4: Castiglioncello – Marina di Castagneto approx. 50 km
Today’s section is all about the Etruscan coastline. Via the famous white sandy beaches of Vada you will pass through some of the most striking pine forests in all of Italy. After that a cool cycle path in the shade leads you through the nature park ‚Tomboli’ and then on to Bibbona. From there your journey takes you to the well known wine region of Bolgheri. It is here where the top Tuscan grapes are pressed! After passing the longest Italian avenue lined with cypresses, once again the sea is not far away. Marina di Castagneto is a classic Italian sea side town with its many beach cafes and promenades.
Day 5: Marina di Castagneto – Piombino approx. 60 km
The day starts with an ascent towards the medieval town called Castagneto Carducci. A well deserved break over a cup of cappuccino and stunning views follows. After that, the ride continues upwards on a curvy mountain road through romantic cork oak forests. A few breaks in little traditional villages with the characteristic stone built houses will stay in your memory forever. Next, a comfortable descent through olive groves takes you to the well-known beach ‚Golfo di Baratti’ with Etruscan excavation sites and all. Only a few kilometres left until Piombino, an impressive seaside town where you can relax on the Piazza directly by the sea.
Day 6: Day trip to the island of Elba approx. 15/35 km + ferry ride
A ferry ride will take you to Portoferraio (duration approx. 1 hour). Stunning scenery and first glimpses of the island accompany the boat trip. A short cycle path along the panoramic route will lead you to several secluded bays and coves. The longer tour takes you through the hilly hinterland with its characteristic island vegetation of the ’Macchia Mediterranea’. On the return journey to Piombino a picturesque and glorious sunset at sa will be the perfect ending to this day.
Day 7: Departure or extension
The terrain is mainly flat to slightly hilly. The only two strenuous stretches are during the two legs in the hinterland. Nearly all cycle paths are asphalted and some segments along the sea will be on rustic but well maintained trails. Due to lack of cycle paths along some sections, cycling briefly on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.
|30.04. - 20.05.2017 | 01.10. - 08.10.2017|
|21.05. - 30.06.2017 | 02.09. - 30.09.2017|
Arrival Sunday and Saturday
|01.07. - 01.09.2017|
|Surcharge single room||299,-|
|Rental bike 21-gear||75,-|
|Rental bike 7-gear||75,-|
|Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Pisa)||70,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (Pisa)||135,-|
|Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Piombino) Season 1||60,-|
|Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Piombino) Season 2||60,-|
|Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Piombino) Season 3||75,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (Piombino) Season 1||95,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (Piombino) Season 2||95,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (Piombino) Season 3||110,-|
Category: 3*** hotels most of them directly by the sea, Pisa 4**** hotel
All prices per person in EUR
Grand Hotel Duomo 4**** - Pisa
The leaning tower of Pisa is only 50m away from the Grand Hotel Duomo. We have 90 rooms, 2 suites, 4 conference rooms and 2 banquet rooms (for up to 300 people). We are always...Details
Hotel Repubblica Marinara 4**** - Pisa
The Hotel Repubblica Marinara is located in a prime position, not far from the old town centre. It is in one of the most strategic areas of the city. Its proximity to the Airport,...Details
Hotel Miramare 3*** - Castiglioncello
This very charming historical hotel is situated in the pine forest of Castiglioncello, right on the coast in a small bay and offers a wonderful view of the picturesque harbor. It...Details
Hotel Esperia 3*** - Piombino
Hotel Esperia will win you over with its exceptional location. It is located right on the coastline and has its own private beach. The centre and the port are only 10...Details
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
- Welcome briefing
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- EUROBIKE developed route
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Train journey from Viareggio – Pisa and from Pisa – Livorno incl. your bike
- Return ferry to Elba incl. your bike
- EUROBIKE signposting
- GPS-data is available
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Pisa train station
- Pisa and Florence airport
- Hotel garage costs approx. € 10 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible, or free car parking at the hotel
- Return transfer by minibus to Pisa every Saturday, this costs € 55 per person, incl. your bike, reservation is necessary
- Good train connections from Piombino to Pisa
Super experience!von Michael Sponholtz | Sep 15, 2015
The directional sticker signs along the routes are really efficient compared to other similar products on the market! Maps and directions are also accurate and good. The information meeting on the evening of arrival was professional.
Zugvon Urs Achermann | Aug 19, 2014
Diese Tour hat mir ausserordentlich gut gefallen. Sie verbindet das herrliche Landesinnere mit dem Meer, was für mich das Grösste ist. Ich kann mir vorstellen, diese Tour einmal zu wiederholen. ... Zum Frühstück: Dieses war nicht überall über alle Zweifel erhaben, insbesondere im Hotel in Pisa nicht. Obwohl es in Italien ausgezeichneten Salami, Schinken und Käse hat, war dieser teilweise, insbesondere der Salami (wenn es überhaut welchen gab), minderwertig. Diese Erfahrung habe ich aber in Italien meistens schon gemacht.
Tuscany coast Pisa - Elba (new)von Rob Hoorn | Aug 16, 2014
We brought our own bikes.