Cycle in the footsteps of great artists
Even the greats such as Goethe, Puccini and da Vinci chose this beautiful spot to spend their free time. Who can blame them? Tuscany still enchants today with its extraordinary landscape, hearty regional cuisine and unique culture. When cycling in Tuscany you’ll want to wield a brush yourself and become an artist to capture this unique location. Be part of this fantastic painting…but don’t forget your bike!
Our classic Tuscany Tour takes you up and down Tuscany on a 350kilometre cycle path past historic cities such as Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena and Florence. Whether in our Charm category, or in our select hotels in the categories of A and B – you can’t go wrong with this tour!
- More information about the Tuscany Tour can be found here!
Tuscany - based in one hotel
Comfort on the one hand, and challenging cycles to interesting destinations on the other are the attraction of this tour! If you want to discover the most beautiful parts of Tuscany, but do not want to re-pack your bags daily, you are well advised to choose this trip! Art, culture and nature await!
- Here you will find all information about the Tuscany Centre-based Tour!
From the Leaning Tower you start cycling southwards along the Tuscan coast. Here you follow one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Tuscany! Enjoy sun, sand and sea, hotels with a special character and the beauty of the Italian coastal landscape!
- Interested in the Tuscan Coast cycle tour? Find out more here!
Pisa - Florence
Find a slightly simpler variation of our Tuscany cycle tours in the Pisa – Florence Tour. This tour suits less experienced cyclists who can tell those at home of their wonderful cycle tour in Tuscany. Well-selected cycle paths lead you to Pisa, Lucca, Pistoia, Florence…this original Eurobike tour can compete with the other cycle tours!
- Click here for more information about the Pisa – Florence Cycle Tour.
Cycle paths in Tuscany
Admittedly, there are only a few official cycle paths in Italy south of Lake Garda. Of course, this isn’t a problem for Eurobike! We are masters of finding the most beautiful low traffic cycle paths and routes for you. Low-traffic side roads and freight roads lead you to your destination. And that’s exactly what makes Tuscan cycle tours so special: they take you right through small villages full of character, through fields and along rivers! Pure romance!
The Tuscan climate
How do you imagine the weather in Tuscany? Warm and sunny, right? That’s not a cliché. In general, in a Tuscan spring the sun shines for up to 8 hours a day. From April, it often gets pleasantly warm. Then the temperatures are around 18-19 degrees Celsius. In summer we recommend setting off in the early morning then taking a break, as the thermometer can quickly reach above the 30 degree mark. The autumn months provide the best cycling weather! On the Tuscan coast you can often swim in the sea until October! But don’t be disappointed if it rains – because it’s possible at any time! But on the most part the sun will shine the next day, or even a short while later!
Tuscany’s famous cuisine
The Tuscan cuisine is a very down to earth, simple and nutritious cuisine. It is still very much influenced by rural traditions. So it isn’t surprising that you can still find rustic food historically eaten by poorer people. The main dishes are cooked with lots of meat, especially game, and of course with fish. Tuscany is famous internationally for products such as olive oil, wine (especially red), pecorino (hard sheep cheese) and moreish Lardo di Colonnata (cured pork fat). Discover some specialities of the Tuscan cuisine here!
A typical Tuscan menu
Antipasti e zuppe
Aquacotta – Vegetable soup with egg, olive oil and toasted bread
Cacciucco alla livornese – Fish soup
Bruschetta – Toasted slices of bread rubbed with garlic and topped with chopped tomatoes, basil, sea salt and doused in olive oil
Crostini – Toasted slices of bread spread with chicken liver paté
Panzanella – Tuscan bread salad
Pici – Thick handmade pasta
Papparedelle – Very wide tagliatelle, usually served with game ragout
Arista alla florentina – Roast pork from Florence with garlic and rosemary
Bistecca alla florentina – Grilled T-bone steak
Trippa alla florentina – Tripe with tomato sauce and parmesan
Cantucci di Prato – Hard almond biscuits
Panforte – A fragrant cake from the area of Siena
You’ve never experienced Tuscany if you haven’t seen these 10 places:
- Florence – the capital of Tuscany and cradle of the Renaissance
- The hanging gardens of Lucca
- The Siena horse race (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Pisa – home of the famous leaning tower
- The ancient city wall of Lucca
- San Gimignano – the city of towers
- The Maremma and the National Park
- A wine tasting in the Chianti area
- Volterra – the city of vampires
Did you know...
- …that Florence is considered the birth place of spoken Italian today?
- …that Pinocchio comes from Tuscany?
- …that the Cathedral of Florence is the third largest in the world?
- …that Florence was the first city in Europe to abolish the death penalty?
- …that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is not the only building that leans? There are other bell towers with a slight imbalance.
- …that Florence had the first ‘baby hatch’ in history? It dates back to 1445.
A perfectly organised cycling holiday in Tuscany
Eurobike – that means perfectly organised travel that is comfortable and uncomplicated. We take care of hotel bookings, rental bikes, provide extensive directions and travel documents, a reliable luggage transfer and a service hotline 7 days a week! What else is left? Just start cycling and enjoy!