Pisa - Cinque Terre

Slow-paced cycling in Tuscany and Liguria.

Wide sandy beaches along the sparkling Versilia coast can be experienced in the fashionable seaside resorts of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi. Wild nature will take you through the ever-narrowing valley of the Serchio River and the view of the white marble stone bridge of Carrara or the world-famous, colorful houses in the Cinque Terre will take your breath away. This impressions are then enriched with characterful wine, fragrant basil and lots of Italian "dolce vita". It is prepared for you ... Immerse yourself in the incredible diversity of Italy!

Details of the cycle tour from Pisa to Cinque Terre

The route from the beautiful city of Pisa in the western part of Tuscany to La Spezia in Liguria will be accomplished in five stages . On the seventh day you explore the world famous Cinque Terre with an appealing hike. Lots of impressions, scents, taste sensations and memories await you. Look forward to 235 kilometers of cycling and 12 kilometers of hiking through two of the most beautiful regions of Italy!

Highlights of the cyling holidays from Pisa to Cinque Terre

  • Tuscany, the easy way: Always hilly – that’s how you know Tuscany. This route will surprise you however, because it will cause no problems to hobby cyclists.
  • Culture in Pisa and Lucca: Culture lovers will get their money’s worth in these cities! Museums, historic squares and historic buildings – it’s worth taking a trip on your beloved bike.
  • Luggage service and travel preparation: Thanks to the Eurobike luggage service you can cycle luggage free every day. Your suitcases will be ready and waiting for you in the next accommodation. In addition, the extensive documents such as maps or GPS data ensure your holiday gets off to a good start.

Useful information about the cycle tour in the west of Tuscany and Liguria

Beginning in Pisa, every day you get closer to your final destination, but not without making some stops in beautiful villages.

About 30 to 60 kilometres are covered daily. Incidentally, you don’t have to worry about your luggage. The Eurobike luggage service brings your luggage to your next accommodation so you only have to cycle with your day bag.

Challenging
Challenging
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Maddalena Mascolo
Maddalena Mascolo
+43 6219 7444 130 Contact

Itinerary

In the evening welcome briefing and bike fitting. We recommend an initial visit of the magnificent old part of town that day.

Hotel (example): Hotel Repubblica Marinara

Enjoy the magical old town of Pisa again before taking on the beautiful paths through the ‘Macchia Luccese’ national park to the sea. Continue along the sandy beach until you reach the charming resort of Viareggio with its historic swimming baths. Take your first dip in the fresh waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea here, or even along the way.

Hotel (example): coming soon

In the morning you travel along the Versilia coast for a while, before heading back inland. You cycle along the ‘Via Fancigena’, the ancient pilgrim route on the way from France to Rome. It travels through small, medieval villages in the Tuscan hills to the banks of the Serchio river. The well-maintained cycle path will eventually take you to the centre of Lucca. Not only the old town will impress you, you’ll experience a special highlight – a round trip of the city walls by bike.

Hotel (example): coming soon

On the cycle path along the Serchio you leave the city once more. The mystical Devil’s Bridge is a popular photo opportunity, directly on the bike path, its steepness is simply breathtaking. In today’s location, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, time seems to have stopped. Narrow medieval streets, stone bridges and small, charming squares characterize the townscape.

Hotel (example): coming soon

A beautifully landscaped mountain road leads you back to the sea today. Over the first 20 kilometres you will overcome approximately 550 metres of altitude and then suddenly find yourself amongst the quarries of the world-famous white Carrara marble. Then it’s down again…30 kilometres downhill! In the fashionable Forte dei Marmi, you will definitely have earned a dip in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Hotel (example): coming soon

Today’s cycling route promises lots of variety. Lush green grape vines accompany you on the last few kilometres in Tuscany. The charming fishing village of Bocca di Magra is already in Liguria and the coastal road that starts from there offers fantastic views over the deep blue sea. The pastel-coloured houses in Lerici give you a first impression of the Ligurian coast. From here it is only a few kilometres to your destination of La Spezia, a historic port city with a lot of art, culture and good food.

Hotel (example): coming soon

The national park around the colourful facades of the Cinque Terre – the five villages of Monterosso, Vernayya, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997.On a breathtaking coastal walk, you get to know these villages from a very special viewpoint. In the morning you can take the train from La Spezia to Monterosso. From there you travel with the glittering sea always on the right-hand side, from village to village (the route can be shortened at any time by train or boat). From Riomaggiore, the Cinque Terre Express takes you back to your accommodation in La Spezia.

Hotel (example): coming soon

Tour character

The route is on cycle paths and mostly on low-traffic side roads. The first stage is completely flat, all other stages are hilly with several, at times tougher, climbs. On the fourth day of cycling, there is a long climb of over 550 metres. The paths are mostly asphalted and for short distances on gravel roads. When entering and exiting cities, as well as during short connections, a bit more traffic can be expected.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Saturday
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Saturday
Pisa - Cinque Terre, 8 days, IT-TORPC-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
749.00
349.00
799.00
349.00
859.00
349.00

Category: 3*** and mostly 4**** hotels

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Pisa
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
La Spezia
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
104.00
89.00
158.00
69.00
104.00
89.00
158.00
69.00
104.00
89.00
158.00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
85,00
85,00
189,00
129,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included:
  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English - route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • 1 Train journey La Spezia – Monterosso
  • 1 Train journey Riomaggiore – La Spezia
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Pisa every Saturday, this costs EUR 65 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Pisa train station
  • Pisa and Florence airport
  • Public hotel garage costs approx. EUR 15 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary or free car parking at the hotel
  • Good train connections from La Spezia to Pisa

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Maddalena Mascolo
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Maddalena Mascolo, Customer Service

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