Cycle tours in Tuscany

THE DEFINITION OF ENJOYMENT? TUSCANY!

You can’t escape the magic of Tuscany! There’s hardly an area in Italy that is so picturesque, fragrant, dreamy and simply beautiful as Tuscany. With each turn of the pedal you get closer to the heart of central Italy…

Vineyards, in the background San Gimignano

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!

The most beautiful cycle tours in Tuscany

OUR TOUR TIPS

Tuscany Tour

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!

 

Tuscany Coastline

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!

 

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!

 

Cyclists in Tuscany

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!

View to a bay

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!

Picnic with wine in a beautiful landscape

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

 

Primi piatti

 

Pici – Thick handmade pasta

Papparedelle – Very wide tagliatelle, usually served with game ragout

 

Secondi piatti

 

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

 

Dolci

Cantucci di Prato – Hard almond biscuits

Panforte – A fragrant cake from the area of Siena

Cathedral Santa Maria in Florence

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.
Cyclists in a cypress alley in the Chianti region

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!

Eurobike – the first point of call for cycling in Tuscany!

Please contact us for more information! Our tour specialists are happy to answer your questions!

 

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